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Congratulations to these two amazing ECTC employees. Theresa Bolton (left) and April Chambless (right) have been chosen as ECTC’s Teacher of the year (Theresa) and Educational Support Person of the year (April). We are very proud to have them on our team. Submitted by Carol Rothgeb/FB.
The Superintendent and Walton County School Board Members recognized and presented the Freeport High School Girls Volleyball Team for Honorable Sportsmanship with a resolution. Mr. Hope introduced the Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team that was in attendance; Catherine Meyer, Coach, Katherine Deems, Assistant Coach, Monica Morgan, Freshman, and Isabella Guardia, Freshman. The Resolution was read by Chairperson Jason Catalano. The Freeport Girls Volleyball Team were competing on Thursday, September 22, 2016 against Bozeman High School from Panama City, Florida, during the game an medical emergency occurred with one of the Bozeman Team members. The Coaches and Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team showed outstanding and honorable sportsmanship and character in the time of crisis. Photo courtesy of DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze. Submitted by Laura Smith.

Students at West DeFuniak Elementary were thrilled to welcome guest author, Julie Smith today! Ms. Smith shared her entertaining book, "Bugs in My Breakfast" while teaching a variety of new vocabulary words. Ms. Smith is a long-time educator in Walton County. She encouraged students to pursue their dreams, because one day their dreams may become a reality just like her dream did! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Freeport Middle School's 8th grade SSTRIDE Students dissect cow eyes in Mr. Appel's class.

One way to figure out how something works is to look inside it. The cow eye is very similar to the eye of a human. By dissecting and examining the anatomy of a preserved cow eye, the students learn more about how their own eye works. 

SSTRIDE stands for: Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence.

SSTRIDE© is an outreach effort of the FSU College of Medicine with support from Florida's Area Health Education Centers.


SSTRIDE©'s Mission is to identify students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in science, engineering, mathematics, health, or medicine and to give those students the support services important for them to develop the sense of responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.  Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

Congratulations to Ms. Gwen Wright who was selected Teacher of the Year by her co-workers at Van R. Butler Elementary School!  Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Hooray for Socktober! In the month of October, Mossy Head School K-Kids celebrated Socktober. To prepare for the upcoming months of colder weather the students collected over 216 pairs of socks. These socks will be donated to children in need in our community. Their first service project of the year was a great success! Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

South Walton High School chose Ms. Carrie Sneed and Mr. Brad Adams as our Teacher of the Year and ESP of the year.  Ms. Sneed teaches Psychology and Advanced Placement Psychology.  Mr. Adams is our Plant Manager.  He and his maintenance team work extremely hard to keep our school looking it’s best. Submitted by Barb Stratton.