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WHS senior Melanie Nowell auditioned for the color guard at the University of South Alabama on Saturday (April 21) and not only made it, but was offered a $2000 scholarship to march with them and participate in the USA Jaguar Marching Band and USA Winter Guard.
Congratulations, Melanie!  We are proud of you!
Submitted by Christy English

Walton Middle School would like to invite its incoming sixth graders (current fifth graders) and parents to a "Middle School Jump" Title 1 Parent Training Night on Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00 p.m., in the WMS Cafeteria.  At this event, students and parents will gain insights about how to have a successful middle school experience.  A free meal will be provided, as well as childcare for preschool and elementary students.  WMS can't wait to see new students and parents there!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

47 and climbing...Emerald Coast Middle students earn CIW Internet Business Associate (IBA) certification. This international industry certification validates student knowledge of important technologies that affect virtually every business and demonstrates they’re prepared to work effectively in today's business environment.

Submitted by Wendy Carter/Angela Vance

    

MSE students and staff are creating nearly 600 pinwheels to represent each child in our school.  The Pinwheel serves as a national symbol for child abuse prevention, and MSE desires to see all of our students enjoy a safe, carefree childhood. The pinwheels serve as a visual reminder to our commitment to the safety of each and every child in our school.

Submitted by Krisy Spence

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, three area Walton County School District high schools participated in a Shark Tank experience with the assistance of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.  Each of the high schools developed a new business and business plan that was presented to members of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce for judging and feedback.  Freeport High School participants; Sarah Jackson, Ethan Parker and Jenna Martin presented a business plan for CurrenSea.  Walton High School participants; Will Huff, Billy Hubbard and Rachel Smith presented a business plan for the P.E.A.C.H. South Walton High School participants; Katherine Pickers, Taylor Collier, Isabela Jaramillo, Jon Allen and Blake Whitson presented a business plan for the Artic Shade.  The presentations included a business description, marketing and industry analysis, sales and marketing strategies, management, and financials.  Students were also judged on creativity, professionalism, grammar/spelling, and each member’s participation.  The students gained valuable knowledge from the Chamber Members through the feedback they were provided at the end of the presentations.  Special thanks to Megan Harrison, Chamber President/CEO and to Gabrielle Kilgore, Event Coordinator for organizing this worthwhile event for Walton County students to experience.

Main Article Picture includes left to right: (back row) Superintendent A. Russell Hughes, Mr. Jamey Goddin – FHS Instructor, Mrs. Megan Harrison – Chamber CEO, Ethan Parker, Jenna Martin, Jon Allen, Blake Whitson, Billy Hubbard, Sean Libby – SWHS Instructor, Mrs. Kelley Stephenson – WHS Instructor, Mr. Nathan Smith – WHS Assistant Principal. (front row)  Taylor Collier, Katherine Pickers, Sarah Jackson, Rachel Smith, Will Huff, and Isabela Jaramillo.

FHS students brought home the trophy for their presentation.  Congratulations to all of these students for their participation in this learning experience.  Submitted by Donna Honish.

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In order to give Paxton's AVID students a better look at college life, students were taken on an amazing tour of Valdosta State University. They learned about programs offered, class size, and they even got to visit a dorm. Submitted by Kalli McMilllan.