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Submitted by Cindy Neale, Paxton

The Florida Chautauqua awarded Mrs. Powell's Economics class a Certificate of Recognition and a $25 check for their Chautauqua Assembly exhibit "Game Board Entertainment vs. Electronic Games." The presentation placed second in the People's Choice Award and was rated as Outstanding by Assembly Judges.

 

Submitted by Kristen Rhodes, Walton Middle School

Walton Middle School seventh grade science teacher Greer Harvell spent her spring break attending the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  While there, Mrs. Harvell earned the honor of receiving the Vernier Technology Award for using probeware to monitor water quality at Lake DeFuniak.  Also, while at the conference, Mrs. Harvell had the opportunity to meet Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Greer Harvell Receives Vernier Technology Award

Submitted by Kristen Rhodes, Walton Middle School

Walton Middle School's Science Club took a trip to WonderWorks in Panama City Beach, on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.  Students and staff had a spectacular time!

Freeport High School, South Walton High School, and Walton High School youth leadership students participated in a "Shark Tank" event sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce.  The event was held at 4Cs BBQ Restaurant for the Chamber's First Friday Breakfast on April 8th.  A group from each school presented a business plan that they collaboratively developed.  All of the students should be commended for their hard work as it was evidenced by their presentations. However, based on the financial numbers presented by Freeport High School, the Chamber determined their business plan was most feasible. Congratulations FHS!

Pictured left to right:  junior Kaylen Rhodes, senior Ashley Knight, Youth Leadership Teacher Jamey Goddin, senior Shelby Corbitt, and senior Kerrigan Herret

Freeport High School, South Walton High School, and Walton High School youth leadership students participated in a "Shark Tank" event sponsored by the Walton Chamber of Commerce.  The event was held at 4Cs BBQ Restaurant for the Chamber's First Friday Breakfast.  A group from each school presented a business plan that they collaboratively developed.  All of the students as well as their youth leadership teachers should be commended for their hard work as it was evidenced by their presentations. The Chamber members were very impressed with the students!

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary

The Defuniak Springs Woman's Club recently donated $500.00 to the art program at Maude Saunders Elementary School.

Pictured left to right:  MSE Principal Mr. Dickey, Woman's Club Members Mrs. Morrison and Mrs. Doxey, MSE Art Teacher Ms. Harrah.

Submitted by Cindy Stewart, Bay Elementary School

BES is proud to announce the BES Kiwanis Students of the Month for April!

They are Finn Wiggins and Sophia Simms.

Submitted by Chelsea Ellison, Freeport Middle School

Congratulations to Aidan Burnham, a seventh grader enrolled at Freeport Middle School, for his outstanding performance in the Duke Talent Identification Program.  As part of Duke TIP, Aidan took the ACT, scoring in one section, at or above 90% of high school juniors and seniors.  Aidan’s scores have qualified him for the Grand Recognition Ceremony held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.