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Walton Middle School collects Food for Families

By Cathy Mosley

 

   The Walton Middle School Student Council, Builder and Beta Clubs recently sponsored a food drive of non-perishable items. This food drive was meant to help families in need to have a good Thanksgiving. WMS students and staff together collected 1,525 items.

   Families First Network of Lakeview informed WMS that, with the food items collected, they would be able to give food to about 20 families in need.

   The Food Drive not only helped local families have a nice holiday meal, it also helped students understand the benefits of helping the less fortunate.

   WMS FOOD COLLECTION volunteers included (L-R, kneeling) Abby Weeks, Jena Adams, Caslyn Cole, Haleigh Permenter and Shimaya White. Standing, (L-R) Krislynn McLaney and Rileigh Council.

 

 

 

Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Patriot's Pen essay competion for students in grades 6-8. Joshua Wilmoth, an eighth grade student at Walton Middle School is the first place winner for the 2015 Walton County VFW Patriot's Pen competition. Joshua's essay has been submitted to the regional competition. Congratulations and good luck at regionals Joshua!

Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Voice of Democracy essay competition for high school students. Walton High School student Evan Cowie placed first in this year's Walton County VFW competition.  Second place went to South Walton High School student Mia Bennett and WHS student Keegan Menser placed third.  Congratulations to all three students.  According to the VFW, each of their essays have been submitted for regional competition.

The Walton County School District Transportation Department is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Transportation Educational Support Personnel of the year for the four regions.  Transportation Coordinator Jim Hicks stated, “These employees have extended themselves beyond the basic required duties by displaying initiative and creativity. Each of them consistently demonstrates exceptional skill and dedication to their job and by doing so, they have earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues and the community.  On behalf of the WCSD, I would like to congratulate all on a job well done!”

Pictured left to right:  Ann Sexton, Paxton;  Sharon Santiago, Freeport; Tammy Ramsey, DeFuniak Springs; Jim Williams, South Walton