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While checking on Hurricane Sally’s flood damage to the field at Walton Middle School, Superintendent Hughes was able to overhear Head Football Coach Dennie Smith talk to his players about being Student-Athletes and meeting the challenge and responsibility of Nine Weeks Exams next week!  EPIC3 for sure…..C3-Character-Culture & Curriculum!  #hangongainon

Richard Cavazos

 First Hispanic Four-Star General - United States Army

Texan and Mexican-American Richard E. Cavazos was the first Hispanic person to become a four-star general in the United States Army. Cavazos graduated from Texas Tech University. Cavazos served in the Korean war as the commander of the 65th Infantry Regiment. He further served in Vietnam as commander of the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Division. He became the first Hispanic four-star general of the United States Army in 1982, and received many military honors, including the distinguished service cross, the silver star, the bronze star, and the purple heart. Cavazos died in San Antonio in 2017.

Teachers at Mossy Head School participated in Learning Walks on campus earlier this week. They were able to visit other classrooms to observe best teaching practices from colleagues that they will be able to implement with their own students. MHS is dedicated to give our students an A+ education!

Ellen was born in Los Angeles and raised in La Mesa, California.  Ochoa, a PhD, was the first Hispanic woman in space.  Ochoa earned her doctorate in engineering from Stanford University, joining NASA after graduation. She begain as a research engineer and was selected to be an astronaut in 1990. Her first mission in space was aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. She went on to serve three more missions, spending almost 1,000 hours in orbit. Ochoa was the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center and the center’s first Hispanic director. Her historic firsts put her in great company with other pioneering women.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Composer, Performer, Activist

Originally from upper Manhattan, Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Puerto Rican-American composer, lyricist, actor, writer, and activist. He has become most recently known for having written the Broadway musical, Hamilton, based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. This groundbreaking hip-hop musical earned numerous awards, including the Tony Award for best musical in 2016. Miranda famous quote when accepting the Tony Award was;  “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”  Miranda has received several Tony awards, an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize, a Kennedy Center Honor in 2018, and been given the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grant in 2015.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 29, 2020

Walton County School District

Spanish Educators, ESOL Teachers and Bilingual Aides

During this month of Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Walton County School District would like to introduce our Teachers of Spanish, Teachers who teach English to our Spanish speaking students, and the Bilingual Aides who assist teachers and schools with communicating to parents of our Spanish-speaking students. We thank each of you for serving our students and district with excellence as proven by the exceptional achievements of our Spanish-speaking populations.  You put the “E.” in E.P.I.C.!

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Sonia Sotomayor

 First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

Latina Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, NY in 2009.  Justice Sotomayor became the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States, nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in a vote of 68 to 31. Sotomayor holds a B.A. from Princeton and a Law degree from Yale University. She served as assistant district attorney for New York County, being a judge to the U.S. District Court (appointed by George H.W. Bush), and serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sotomayor has been outspoken about how her unique experience as a Latina has contributed to her work as a judge.

“The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.”

Walton High School's theme for the 2020-2021 school year is "Pride in Performance. Limitless and Relentless." Students are working hard every day to overcome obstacles and remain relentless in their pursuit of excellence. 


Walton High School Culinary 2 students show off their pizza and calzone making skills!


At Walton In”10”sity School of Excellence – Magnet Program, students of the month are celebrated by teachers and students alike. Teachers vote for student of the month based on our In”10”sity principles: Compassion, Accountability, Determination, Effort, Time, Desire, Respect, Initiative, Victory, Esteem. Students are honored by ‘tagging’ our graffiti wall with their initials, a framed picture displaying their achievement and school gear. Celebrating success is a way of life at WISE center.