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The Patriot's Pen Competition, sponsored by VFW, focused on "The America I Believe In" this year. Grade 6-8 students submit a 300-400 type written essay for this topic.  Winners for this competition were all from Walton Middle School and are as follows; Atterol Walters, 3rd Place (left), Deseria Boyer, 2nd Place (center) and Andrew Ellis, 1st Place (right).  These students will be recognized at the January 3rd School Board Meeting at 5:00 P.M. at which time they will receive their monetary awards and certificates from the local VFW. Congratulations to these students. Submitted by Donna Honish.

Under the direction of Mrs. Kristy West, students from Walton Middle School's Career class delivered Christmas cheer to Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center residents.  Beforehand, students donated items to fill over forty gift baskets.  On Thursday, December 15th, the class hand-delivered the baskets during the center's annual Christmas party.  The experience was a rewarding experience for both students and residents. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

Emerald Coast Middle School represented well at the WCSD Science Fair. We congratulate all participants and winners. We thank Mrs. Nancy Parker for her excellent support of these students. Also, we send gratitude to the Stingray families for their continued support as we continue to strive for academic excellence. 

Junior Physical

1st place: Feeling Salty, Grace Liles ECMS $100

1st Place: Formidable Frigid Magnet, Joseph Sills ECMS $100

3rd Place: Are You Blue?, Eden Kuykendall ECMS $75

3rd Place: Don’t Burst My Bubble, Pia Paval ECMS $75

Honorable Mention: Growing Greens, Keeley Mears ECMS $50

Junior Biological

1st Place: Bio Char, Barrett Waldrop ECMS $100

Honorable Mention: Back to School Bacteria, Cody Ryles-Endres ECMS $50

Junior Environmental

3rd Place: Disinfecting Contaminated H2O, Mackenzie Petty, ECMS $75

Honorable Mention: Water World H20 + Earth, Isabella Rose ECMS $50

Honorable Mention: Heating Up!, Jessie Miller ECMS $50

 

Carlene Anderson Emeritus Award (in honor of David Jeselnik) – Grace Liles $100

Choctawhatchee Hemerocallis Society Botanical Award – Barrett Waldrop $50

Submitted by Angela Vance.

4th grade students in Mrs. McLaney and Mrs. Adams’ classes participated in the Pirates Christmas program on December 13, 2016.  The play was about Santa and his Elves taking a well-deserved vacation from the North Pole to their “Island Christmas”. When out of nowhere Pirates come and surround them singing “Pirates All Are We”. These pirates know nothing about Christmas and end up hitching a ride with Santa to the North Pole to plunder his treasure only to find that Christmas is a time of giving, not taking. Once these pirates grasp the “true” meaning of Christmas they are able to participate in singing Blimey Carols and have A Pirates’ Christmas. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

The ECMS Boy's Soccer Team completed an undefeated season, 12-0. They won their tournament games on Saturday, December 10th in Freeport by scores of 8-0 over Seaside and 5-0 over Lewis Middle School of Niceville.  The final goal total was 85 goals scored by ECMS and ( just as astounding is that) they only allowed 4 goals ALL YEAR!  They are the Northwest Florida Middle School Champions!  Congratulations to the team and Coach Shost who represented WCSD and made us all proud! Submitted by Angela Vance.