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Voice of Democracy Winners

November 20, 2014

The Walton County School District’s Youth Leader classes recently participated in the annual Veteran of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Voice of Democracy essay contest.  Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the VFW’s premier scholarship program with over $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives being awarded each year.  Students compete by writing and recording a 3 to 5 minute audio essay on a patriotic theme.  This year’s theme was, Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future

This year over 30 Youth Leadership students submitted entries.  The VFW recognized the top 5 students at the November 18th School Board Meeting by presenting them with monetary awards.  The essays of the top 3 winners will be sent to the VFW district contest. 

Pictured from left to right:  WHS student Wendy Duncan; WHS student Laura Hydle; 1st place winner, FHS student Madysen Jones; 2nd place winner, WHS student Kayla Jackson.  Not pictured:  3rd place winner, FHS student Anna Sefo. 

For the first time ever, two Seahawk girls qualified individually for the Class 2A State Girls Cross Country Championships, to be held November 15th at the Florida State University course in Tallahassee. Maddie Fulmer finished 5th (19:04) and Ally Woodard 13th (20:29) at the Region 1-2A meet in Pensacola to qualify for state. The Seahawk girls had a successful season, winning the County Championship, finishing 2nd at district, its highest district finish ever, and placing seventh at regionals, one spot from qualifying for the 2A state meet as a team.

Third Grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary met their AR goal this nine weeks. Each student had to earn 15 or more points and maintain an 85 average. They were surprised with icecream and free time outside. Way to go Third Graders!

WMS Miss Warrior

November 4, 2014

Saturday October 11, 2014 Walton Middle School held the annual Miss Warrior Contest.  It took place at the Walton Middle School Auditorium at 2:00.  The winners consisted of Viewer’s Choice for the Escort, Viewer’s Choice in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, along with Miss Photogenic in all three grade levels and finally 2nd runner-up, 1st runner-up, and Miss Warrior in all three grade levels. Congratulations to all the winners.

 

Pictured (Escort Winner)

Michael Kent

 

Pictured (8th grade)

L to R

Annabelle Adkinson  Photogenic and 1st Runner-up, Cora Daniels Viewer’s Choice and 8th Grade Miss Warrior, Maryann Thornton 2nd Runner-up

Pictured (7th grade)

L to R

Alexia Hinote 1st Runner-up, Caslyn Cole Viewer’s Choice, Photogenic, and 7th Grade Miss Warrior, Madison Sutton 2nd Runner-up

Pictured (6th grade)

Myranda McLendon 1st Runner-up, Annabelle Smith Photogenic and 6th Grade Miss Warrior, Stephanie Farrow 2nd Runner-up, Savana Howell Viewer’s Choice

The 5th period Art students, grades 6th-7th, had a great experience today at Freeport Middle School. Mr. Greg Sauer from FSU played the cello for all of us to hear. This visit is a part of our "Music in Pictures" project sponsored by the Rosemary Beach Foundation. The students practiced visualizing sound with imagery, colors, and feelings. Fun was had by all!

Superhero Day

November 4, 2014

Paxton, Fla.--Get your run or walk on and help send deserving students to college at the first annual Jingle Bell 5K to be held at Paxton School Saturday, December 6. The “cross country” style run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. and will include prizes for first place in each run and walk age category.

 

In addition, kick the season off right by wearing a “jingle bell” themed costume to be entered for a chance to win prizes for the top three costumes. The cost for entry is $25, with all proceeds going to benefit scholarships for members of the school’s AVID program, a unique program designed to help prepare all students for college readiness. The first 50 participants registered will receive a free t-shirt.

 

Participants may pre-register for the event at www.active.com. Registration forms are also available for pick-up at Paxton School, Dr. Chuck Stevenson’s office in DeFuniak Springs, FL or at Ranch House in Florala, Alabama.