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Congratulations to South Walton High School Art teacher, Dr. Vivian Komando for having her incredible artwork, Grayscale in Sky Ink, chosen to be a part of the Watersound Origins Sidewalk Gallery!!

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County is partnering with the community of Watersound Origins to present a socially distanced, but in-person, public art exhibition called the Watersound Origins Sidewalk Gallery. 10-14 pieces of art from the "From A Distance" virtual exhibition were chosen by the Watersound Origins team. The artwork will be printed on large vinyls that will be attached to the paved trails and sidewalks of the Origins community.

Locals and visitors will be invited to partake in this free event throughout the summer; they can stroll, bike or drive through the community to discover the artwork. Each art piece will be labeled with the Artist Name, Art Name, and link to CAA Virtual Gallery. The event will run from July 1 through Labor Day!

Walton County School District is seeking qualified individuals to join our team of school bus drivers.  For additional information on the requirements to become a bus driver or bus aide, please contact Tammy Ramsey at 850-892-1100, extension 1806, or email [email protected].  Employment opportunities are posted on our website at www.walton.k12.fl.us/employment.   Job descriptions are available at www.walton.k12.fl.us/job-descriptions.

A huge Congratulations to Gabriella Lanza for being named the WINNER of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition with her incredible work titled Ocean Layer! Gabriella is a student at South Walton High School where she studies with art teacher Dr. Vivian Komando. Gabriella's art will hang in the United States Capitol!

First Place Congressional Art Competition 2020

First Place Winner CAC 2020

Congratulations also goes to Marie Claire Brown from South Walton High School under the tutelage of Dr. Komando for being named 1st runner up in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.

First Runner Up CAC Marie Claire Brown

We are so proud of these amazing art students and their teacher!

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

The Florida Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by Congressman Matt Gaetz.

You can view the awards ceremony at https://youtu.be/_00mnt5N5bQ

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