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Award winning cellist Dr. Boyan Bonev, a native of Bulgaria, artistic director for Seaside Strings, and music professor at the University of West Florida, performed for students at Bay Elementary, Van R. Butler Elementary, and Emerald Coast Middle School Monday, November 13, 2017 as part of an outreach program by the Seaside Institute. 

Dr. Bonev performed for entranced audiences at the schools on a highly prized 300 year old cello built in Cremona Italy.  As part of each visit, Dr. Bonev invited students to come forward and try his "baby cello" which he also brought for the visits.   

Boyan holds Doctor of  Music and Master of Music degrees from the Florida State University, and Bachelor of Music degree from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Dr. Bonev is an award winning cellist, and has performed recitals across the United States and Europe. Currently, Bonev teaches cello, double bass and chamber music at the University of West Florida. Prior to joining the faculty at UWF, he taught cello and double bass at the Albany State University and Darton College. Bonev is on the faculty of the Florida State University Summer Music Camps and taught cello and chamber music as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Florida State University.

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ECMS held its 6th Grade Tropicana Speech Competition on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The winner from each language arts class competed to be the overall 6th grade winner. All of the competitors did an amazing job, and the judges had a tough time choosing the top three. We are proud of all of our students for participating and would like to send a special congratulations to our grade level winners as well as a huge thank you to our fabulous 6th Grade Language Arts Teachers, Mrs. Leslie MacPike and Mrs. Christine Solomon for doing such a wonderful job preparing our students for success each and every day!
The first and second place winners will compete at the District Competition on December 14th.
 
6th Grade Overall Winners (L to R)
Auburn Hamer (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Jaiden Morris (3rd Place)
 
Class Winners Group Picture:
Back Row (L to R): Natalie Mitchell, Auburn Hamer, Maya Sien, Jaiden Morris, Sami Thompson
Front Row (L to R): Kamryn Cooper, Josie Abicca, Cassidy Cabe, Tyler Johnson
Submitted by Candie Bodie.

VRB Student Council Car Wash

November 17, 2017

Rub-a-dub-dub, these cars got a scrub!  The Butler Elementary Student Council recently held a carwash to raise funds for the school.  Each year the Council purchases items for the school.  Some of the most recent purchases of the group include picnic tables, flags, and signage for the campus. Submitted by Tammy Smith.

ECMS held its 6th Grade Tropicana Speech Competition on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The winner from each language arts class competed to be the overall 6th grade winner. All of the competitors did an amazing job, and the judges had a tough time choosing the top three. We are proud of all of our students for participating and would like to send a special congratulations to our grade level winners as well as a huge thank you to our fabulous 6th Grade Language Arts Teachers, Mrs. Leslie MacPike and Mrs. Christine Solomon for doing such a wonderful job preparing our students for success each and every day! 

6th Grade Overall Winners (L to R)   

Auburn Hamer (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Jaiden Morris (3rd Place)

Class Winners Group Picture: Back Row (L to R): Natalie Mitchell, Auburn Hamer, Maya Sien, Jaiden Morris, Sami Thompson; Front Row (L to R): Kamryn Cooper, Josie Abicca, Cassidy Cabe, Tyler Johnson

Submitted by Candy Bodie

WHS Science Fair Winners

November 16, 2017

Congratulations to all Walton High School participants in this year’s Science Fair (held on Nov. 14)!  The judges saw much potential in the projects and have encouraged many of the students to continue on to the district science fair in December.

We would like to recognize the following students:

WHS Science winners

Biological - 1st Place - Drake Pennington

Biological - 2nd Place - Andrew Huff, Amber Law, and Krislyn McLaney

Biological - 3rd Place - Mallory Hataway

Biological - Honorable Mention - Belle Lloyd, Katelyn Lloyd, Luke Love, Olivia Scott, and Alexis Thompson

WHS Science winners

Physical - 1st Place - Cory LaCour, Briston Smith, and Ben Woods

Physical - 2nd Place - Joshua Homza and Zachary Magner

Physical - 3rd Place - Kahl Miller and Joseph Woods

Physical - Honorable Mention - Taylor Smith, Maddie Drake, Hannah Brown, Jackson Newsome, Katelyn Gillert, and Shelbee Castrillo

Submitted by Christy English.

Emerald Coast Middle School held its 10th Annual Science Fair and announced the winners on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Submitted by Angela Vance

Two students in Mrs. Amy Bennett's Reading classes at Walton Middle School won contests sponsored by Achieve3000.  Victor Hernandez scored the most points for the entire state of Florida last week, and Mikaela Price won the most points for a day statewide.  Mrs. Bennett and WMS applaud these students for their commitment to reading success. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

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