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Paxton Key Club

December 4, 2015

Paxton Key Club had sign-ups for the angel tree project. The project is a program to give help to deserving families for the Christmas holidays by finding people to adopt the Angels that provide Christmas presents and food baskets. The project was also expanded this year to help elderly people that might be shut in to have a Merry Christmas.

Emerald Coast Middle School participated in National Beta Club State Convention and brought home a very prestigious award placing 2nd in Living Literature. Ashley Oliver, Emma Rode, Lilly Ward, Madison Katoski, Lily Oliver, Alexandra Rodriquez, Elise Plunk, Nadia Bock, Sophia Bock, Ian Rogers, Carson Gaffrey-Kruse, Maxwell Post, Riley Ricci, Ethan Elders, Pablo Robles, Santiago Botero, Eric Plunk

 Black and White Photography 2nd Place Winner Beta Club Convention Winner

Other Awards:  Peyton Brundage- Special Talent 3rd Place;  Isabella Rose- Black & White Photography 2nd Place; Sophia Bock- Poetry 2nd.  

WMS Collects Food for Families

November 30, 2015

Walton Middle School collects Food for Families

By Cathy Mosley

 

   The Walton Middle School Student Council, Builder and Beta Clubs recently sponsored a food drive of non-perishable items. This food drive was meant to help families in need to have a good Thanksgiving. WMS students and staff together collected 1,525 items.

   Families First Network of Lakeview informed WMS that, with the food items collected, they would be able to give food to about 20 families in need.

   The Food Drive not only helped local families have a nice holiday meal, it also helped students understand the benefits of helping the less fortunate.

   WMS FOOD COLLECTION volunteers included (L-R, kneeling) Abby Weeks, Jena Adams, Caslyn Cole, Haleigh Permenter and Shimaya White. Standing, (L-R) Krislynn McLaney and Rileigh Council.

 

 

 

Walton Middle 4-H Tropicana Speech Winners

By Cathy Mosley

Walton Middle School (WMS) held their annual 4-H Tropicana Speech contest on Thursday November 18, 2015. Twenty-two students competed in this contest and the judges had a tough time because all the students did well.

 The top two winners will compete at the district level at Freeport High School on Thursday evening, December 3, at 6 pm. The top three WMS Tropicana Speech contest winners are 1st place McCaid Paul, 2nd place Haleigh Permenter and 3rd place Mackinnon Campbell-Work. Special thanks go to Ms. Shelley Cotton and Ms. Tara Manson for preparing these students for this contest, and to the judges and volunteers for taking time to assist with this competition.

Pictured (L to R) are Jennifer Campbell, Amy Thacker, Denise Findley, 1st Place Winner McCaid Paul, Dan Marrinkowski, 2nd Place Winner Haleigh Permenter, Eric Joyner, 3rd Place Winner Mackinnon Campbell-Work, Scott  Hulion Teacher on Special Assignment, Language Arts teachers Shelley Cotton and Tara Manson (not pictured Renee Heironimus).

 

Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Patriot's Pen essay competion for students in grades 6-8. Joshua Wilmoth, an eighth grade student at Walton Middle School is the first place winner for the 2015 Walton County VFW Patriot's Pen competition. Joshua's essay has been submitted to the regional competition. Congratulations and good luck at regionals Joshua!

Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Voice of Democracy essay competition for high school students. Walton High School student Evan Cowie placed first in this year's Walton County VFW competition.  Second place went to South Walton High School student Mia Bennett and WHS student Keegan Menser placed third.  Congratulations to all three students.  According to the VFW, each of their essays have been submitted for regional competition.