Nov 16 2017
Nov 16 2017
Congratulations to all Walton High School participants in this year’s Science Fair (held on Nov. 14)! The judges saw much potential in the projects and have encouraged many of the students to continue on to the district science fair in December.
We would like to recognize the following students:
Biological - 1st Place - Drake Pennington
Biological - 2nd Place - Andrew Huff, Amber Law, and Krislyn McLaney
Biological - 3rd Place - Mallory Hataway
Biological - Honorable Mention - Belle Lloyd, Katelyn Lloyd, Luke Love, Olivia Scott, and Alexis Thompson
Physical - 1st Place - Cory LaCour, Briston Smith, and Ben Woods
Physical - 2nd Place - Joshua Homza and Zachary Magner
Physical - 3rd Place - Kahl Miller and Joseph Woods
Physical - Honorable Mention - Taylor Smith, Maddie Drake, Hannah Brown, Jackson Newsome, Katelyn Gillert, and Shelbee Castrillo
Submitted by Christy English.
Nov 16 2017
Two students in Mrs. Amy Bennett's Reading classes at Walton Middle School won contests sponsored by Achieve3000. Victor Hernandez scored the most points for the entire state of Florida last week, and Mikaela Price won the most points for a day statewide. Mrs. Bennett and WMS applaud these students for their commitment to reading success. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.
Nov 15 2017
Maude Saunders fifth graders participated in the Emerald Coast Science Center Bio-Blitz on Wednesday. As field scientists, they learned to collect samples which they then identified, categorized and photographed. They were surprised to find that the area around Maude Saunders is full of interesting plants and animals. All photos will be uploaded to the iNaturalist website to share with other nature-lovers and scientists. Submitted by Krisy Spence.
Nov 15 2017
Art departments at Freeport Elementary School, Walton Middle School, Emerald Coast Middle School, Paxton High School, and Freeport High School received recognition and a $100 award check for their participation in the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Rain Barrels were provided by the @BIAOkaloosaWalton, and painted with creative designs. They were auctioned off during the annual Parade of Homes and the proceeds went toward a special scholarship program for students looking for careers in the building industry, as well as back in the form of an award to the participating schools. A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from your rooftop that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams. A rain barrel is relatively simple and inexpensive to construct and can sit conveniently under a residential gutter down spout, or any spot where rain runs off of the roof. The water collected can be used to water plants, gardens, wash the car, and any number of usages that don't require sterile water.
Mr. Alan Baggett, Executive Vice-President of the made the presentation. Pictured are Kim Kirby, school board member; Alan Baggett, BIAOW, Jason Campbell accepting the award for Kaitlyn Arnold, art teacher at WMS; Jennifer Rhea, art teacher at ECMS; Corinne Wilson, art teacher at Paxton; Laurie Hudson, art teacher at FES; and Superintendent Hughes.
FHS Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program Students Earn Certified Production Technician Certifications
Nov 14 2017
Picture on Left - Freeport High School’s Gabriel Garrett excelled in his Automation and Production Tech class to obtain his Certified Production Technician Certification, or CPT, in record time. He was the first freshman to complete the CPT. This achievement is even more significant due to the fact that Gabriel has a visual impairment and utilized adaptive technology during all aspects of the curriculum. After graduation in 2020 Gabriel wants to pursue a degree in some field of engineering. Pictured with instructor, Ted Missildine.
Picture on Top Right - Scott Howard, a senior in the manufacturing and pre-engineering academy at Freeport High School, has earned his Certified Production Technician certificate. Scott says " I want to pursue a career in the automotive field. The CPT skills I have learned will continue to help me in problem solving and maintenance as I move into my future career." Pictured with instructor, Ted Missildine.
Picture on Bottom Right - Megan Altman (left) and Emily Phillips, both sophomores at Freeport High School, have completed their Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Production Technician certification. Megan was the first female to finish the CPT, followed closely by her friend and classmate Emily, at FHS. Both Megan and Emily hope to continue their future education in manufacturing and engineering.
Congratulations to each of these students! Submitted by Patty Woodard.