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Congratulations to our Tropicana speech winners!

Pictured from left to right:

Grady Campbell (5th grade) 1st place

Gabrielle Higgins (5th grade) 2nd place

Melody Aguayo-Martinez (5th grade) 3rd place

Levi Elmore (4th grade) 1st place

Emery Hagan (4th grade) 2nd place

Kylie Glass (4th grade) 3rd place

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

Bring Your Dad to School/Donuts with Dad was a huge success at WDE on Tuesday, November 15th.  Students and dads  enjoyed donuts in the classroom while completing academic activities together.  Several stand in dads were on hand from Southwide Baptist Church and affiliates of By the Sea Resorts.  Donuts were provided for all students and dads, courtesy of a very generous donor. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

West DeFuniak Elementary’s Hat Day fundraiser was a success! All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Pennies for Patients campaign runs through the end of November and students are working toward a school goal of $2,000.00. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Congratulations to these two amazing ECTC employees. Theresa Bolton (left) and April Chambless (right) have been chosen as ECTC’s Teacher of the year (Theresa) and Educational Support Person of the year (April). We are very proud to have them on our team. Submitted by Carol Rothgeb/FB.
The Superintendent and Walton County School Board Members recognized and presented the Freeport High School Girls Volleyball Team for Honorable Sportsmanship with a resolution. Mr. Hope introduced the Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team that was in attendance; Catherine Meyer, Coach, Katherine Deems, Assistant Coach, Monica Morgan, Freshman, and Isabella Guardia, Freshman. The Resolution was read by Chairperson Jason Catalano. The Freeport Girls Volleyball Team were competing on Thursday, September 22, 2016 against Bozeman High School from Panama City, Florida, during the game an medical emergency occurred with one of the Bozeman Team members. The Coaches and Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team showed outstanding and honorable sportsmanship and character in the time of crisis. Photo courtesy of DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze. Submitted by Laura Smith.

Freeport Middle School's 8th grade SSTRIDE Students dissect cow eyes in Mr. Appel's class.

One way to figure out how something works is to look inside it. The cow eye is very similar to the eye of a human. By dissecting and examining the anatomy of a preserved cow eye, the students learn more about how their own eye works. 

SSTRIDE stands for: Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence.

SSTRIDE© is an outreach effort of the FSU College of Medicine with support from Florida's Area Health Education Centers.


SSTRIDE©'s Mission is to identify students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in science, engineering, mathematics, health, or medicine and to give those students the support services important for them to develop the sense of responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.  Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.