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May 13, 2014

Freeport Middle School's 7th and 8th grade AVID students visited Florida State University on May 9th. We are Advancing Via Individual Determination! We are setting Goals and we are College Bound! Go AVID!

May 9, 2014 - SWHS Senior Football and Baseball Player Sage Roberts signed his letter of commitment to Ave Maria University in Tampa, FL  

Joining Sage are his mom, Erika Roberts, brother Drake Roberts and dad, Nick Brokaw.

Walton County school’s music programs will be presenting an evening concert, “FULL SCORE:  Spring Showcase for the Arts” on May 9th at 6:00 PM in the Walton High School Auditorium.  Selections will include solo and group performances and a special surprise performance!  Mr. Art Dees of WZEP Radio will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Please come and support the area youth as they continue to make music a part of their lives.  Schools represented are: Maude Sanders Elementary, West DeFuniak Elementary, Freeport Elementary, Van R. Butler Elementary, Bay Elementary, Walton Middle, Freeport High, South Walton High, Walton High, and Paxton School. 

Ticket prices are $5.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door, $3.00 student tickets, and 12 and under free. 

Congratulations to Nick Wilkinson on being selected for CHELCO Youth Tour.  Nick will represent Walton High School in Washington, DC this summer.

Congratulations to Nick Wilkinson on being selected for CHELCO Youth Tour.  Nick will represent Walton High School in Washington, DC this summer.

Emerald Coast Middle School 7th grader Jackson Weatherall (center) won 1st place in the Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour, Pure Strike Spring Championship held on April 26  at Regatta Bay, and April 27 at the Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club. Jackson shot 77 and 80 for a two day total of 157, winning the 12 and 13-year old division by 4 strokes.

Freeport High School Student Receives Transition Award 

Charlie Walker was recently recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in the area of secondary transition. The PAEC Regional Transition Council’s Outstanding Student in Transition award recognizes deserving students that demonstrate leadership and focus in planning and preparing for their transition from school to post school life. Charlie, a senior at Freeport High School, participates in a career prep program that partners Walton County Schools with state agencies and local businesses. The program’s goals are to provide students the opportunity to gain real world work experience while working toward the completion of their high school diploma. Charlie has been very busy building his independence and business skills with Copy Systems Business Center in Santa Rosa Beach as their production manager. Charlie also works in his spare time as a problem solver with Walker’s Kritter Getter Services.  The skills that these work experiences provide are linked to greater success among students exiting their high school careers and entering the work force.  Big thanks go out to Paul Woolman, owner of Copy Systems Business Center for his support and his willingness to work with students interested in developing business and independence skills.


Pictured from Lt to Rt: Charlie Walker, Student Freeport High School, Dennis Oros, Employment Specialist Walton County Schools, Paul Woolman, Owner of Copy Systems Business Center.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Day

On March 25, 2014, Cindy Le Brun (Deaf & Hard of Hearing teacher) and Cheryl Lawrence (American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter) accompanied three Walton County students: Zachary Reese (SWHS), Carson Fleet (FMS), and Fatima Pindea (WDE) to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Day, at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.   The purpose of the event was to demonstrate support for the Florida Legislature to pass licensure for ASL interpreters.