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Freeport High School’s Shannon ‘Junior’ Carswell recently signed a full-ride football scholarship with the University of Southern Mississippi. Shannon is the only football player who signed a Division 1 FBS scholarship from Walton County this year. Congratulations Shannon!

Submitted by Patty Woodard.

In an auditorium filled with family and friends, three Seahawk football players signed letters of intent to play football next year.

Tanner Kotowske signed with Maryville College, Daniel Leuze with Samford University and Bradley Robinson with Maryville College.

Joining them are football coaches Derrick Bumpers, Phil Tisa, Luke Hughes and Bruce Bates.  Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will be held at all Walton County elementary schools during weekdays from Monday, March 5th, 2018 to Friday, March 16th, 2018 between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. To be eligible to enter Kindergarten, a child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2018.
An official proof of birth is required at the time of registration. Hospital certificates are NOT official birth records. Parents who do not have their child’s birth certificate can obtain a certified copy by making a request to the state in which the child was born. Because this is often a lengthy process, parents needing to obtain a certificate are urged to do so now in order to receive it prior to this registration period. Children born in the state of Florida may obtain an official birth certificate at the Walton County Public Health Unit, 362 State Highway 83, DeFuniak Springs.
Before entering school in August, each kindergarten child must have the following:

  • official birth certificate (required for registration)
  • health examination**
  • current immunization record (DOH 680)**

**Parents will need to see their child’s health provider for a current exam and immunization update.

The FES first Lego League teams competed in their first qualifying competition at Davidson Middle School on January 27th. They scored well in their events and are looking forward to attending another event next year.  Submitted by Nancy Currie.