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Paxton’s Introduction to Aerospace class recently created shoebox gliders after their study of wing design. They determined the surface area and aspect ratio of their chosen wing and then competed against students at Ponce de Leon High School for the longest flying glider. Submitted by Heather Stewart.
Students at Mossy Head School enjoyed a Superhero themed field day.  Students participated in the Incredibles sack race, Ninja Turtle pizza box relay, phone booth relay, Hulk tug-o-war, Aquaman relay and Kryptonite clean up.   A special visitor, aka Spiderman, also made an appearance to cheer the students on. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

Paxton’s Aerospace instructor Heather Stewart recently attended a technical talk on the F35 presented by United States Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton. The distinguished lecture event, hosted by the Northwest Florida section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, provided technical information about the progress of F35 testing, as well as Lt. Col. Hamilton’s flight text experience as an experimental fighter test pilot. Following the lecture, participants were provided a tour of the next generation aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, where they saw first-hand the features of the new aircraft. Submitted by Heather Stewart.

Congratulations to the Emerald Coast Middle School Track and Field team: Girls finished 4th boys finished 9th at Middle School Track and Field State Championships in Bradenton this past weekend, on Saturday. May 15, 2017. Submitted by Angela Vance.
Emerald Coast Middle School enjoyed a fun filled day, celebrating Special Olympics Field Day on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Submitted by Angela Vance.
WDE's MakerSpace Club recently participated in STEM Career Day. Students enjoyed learning about everything from PH levels of soil, the chemistry of hair coloring, high tech gadgets used by law enforcement, the technology and photography connection as well as how GoPro cameras are used to check water lines. We would like to say a special thanks to Daniel Leonard with UF/IFAS, Connie Strickland owner/beautician at Bass Style Shop, Alicia Keeter, General Manager of South Walton Utilities, Matthew Key - SRO with Walton County Sheriff's Office, and Rachel Lauen - Photographer with Ultimate Production Company. What a great way to end the year! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
On Monday, May 8, 2017, Bernard Johnson of Gulf Power presented WCSD Superintendent, Russell Hughes, Walton Education Foundation Executive Director, MH Carr, and Take Stock in Children Program Provider, Amy Wells with a check for $4,000 to purchase one 2 year college scholarship for a deserving student in the Walton County School District. This 7th-9th grade student, like the others who are in the Take Stock in Children program, will be matched with a volunteer mentor, given college success coaching and their parent/guardian will receive training on how to apply for college and submit other applications to ensure their student the best possible chance to graduate high school and attend college. If the student successfully completes the program they will receive the scholarship purchased this year upon their high school graduation.
 
Gulf Power is a generous contributor to the Walton Education Foundation year after year.
Submitted by MH Carr.