Mar 11 2016
Mar 10 2016
Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School
This past Saturday (March 5), the WHS band had a clinic and masterclass with guest clinicians traveling from Pensacola, Mississippi, Dothan, Cantonment, and Gainesville to work with the Walton Middle and High School bands as we prepare for our Concert Band Music Performance Assessment next week. The groups worked with two clinicians to start the day for an hour with each, then students of like instruments (both middle and high together) worked with a professional musician/educator who plays their specific instrument (flutes worked with a flute specialist, percussion worked with a percussion specialist, etc.).
Once the masterclasses were done, all the middle and high school students gathered in the band room to hear a special presentation from Sgt. Bradley, a percussionist from the United States Army Band. He talked to the students about his daily routine, boot camp, musical experiences as a military musician, and performances around the world. He also answered questions from various students.
The students all left excited, with more knowledge about music & their instruments and motivated to continue to get better.
FHS Students Ryan Lechner and Martha Freeman Selected to Attend the 2016 CHELCO Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
Mar 10 2016
Submitted by Patty Woodard, Freeport High School
Freeport High School students Ryan Lechner and Martha Freeman were recently selected to represent CHELCO and Walton County in the 2016 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. Seventeen students were selected by area schools to participate in the first part of the youth tour experience. After an interview, Ryan and Martha were among the four chosen to represent CHELCO's service territory. We are very proud of both Ryan and Martha for representing Freeport High School well.
Pictured left to right: Ryan Lechner, Superintendent Anderson, Martha Freeman
Mar 10 2016
Mar 09 2016
Submitted by Elizabeth Fairweather, Emerald Coast Middle School
Congratulations are in order for the ECMS History Team. Last Friday, team members Beau Adams, Witt Kessler, Nick Lee, Rachel Mc Cann, Maddox Rhea, Dalton Robinson, Emma Sewell, Nick Sirmans, and Cooper Weakly competed in the Birmingham Regional Finals of the National History Bee. The students represented ECMS well. Nick Sirmans took first place overall and Witt Kessler, Maddox Rhea, Dalton Robinson, Nick Sirmans, and Cooper Weakly were among a small group of students who advanced to Nationals in Chicago. Way to go ECMS History Team!
Submitted by Barbara Stratton, South Walton High School
SWHS Sophomore River Springfield has been selected as a finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. His photograph was selected from over 10,000 entries from students in the United States, Canada and around the world.