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Greg Garrett is congratulated by South Walton High School Principal Dr. Alexis Tibbetts for being named a candidate in the U. S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Gregory Garrett, a graduating senior at South Walton High School, has been named one of approximately 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U. S. Presidential Scholars Program.  He was selected from nearly 3.6 million students.  Gregory is President of the South Walton High School Student Government Association, a National Advanced Placement Scholar, and a 2018 Sunshine State Scholar

 

Inclusion in the U. S. Presidential Scholars Program is based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. 

 

Up to 161 U. S. Presidential Scholars will be chosen from this year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.

 

Scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C. for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.

 

Gregory is the son of Robert and Anna Garrett of Freeport, FL.  He plans to attend the University of Florida majoring in Computer Science and Business.

Submitted by Barbara Stratton

Photo by Barb Stratton, SWHS

Mrs. Lewis, Freeport Elementary Principal;  Mrs. Neal, Paxton Principal;  Mrs. Davenport, and Ms. Campbell represented Walton County at the Instructional Leadership Team Academy Conference in Orlando. They participated in a standards rich training in ELA and Math.  They created an instructional vision for their schools, and set goals for Paxton and Freeport Elementary. 

Submitted by Laurie Campbell

A few weeks ago at Paxton, with bad weather fast approaching, it was time for the flags at the front of the school to come down. One of the schools SROs, Officer Shover, had a little help folding them up from PreK student Esaias Brinson. Esaias demonstrating some EPIC PAXTON PRIDE by offering a helping hand when needed. Way to demonstrate your PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE, Esaias!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

After reading Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza, Mrs. Allen's PreK class got to make their own pizzas in class. Not only that, school custodian Mr. Dale, brought in his own little red hen for the class to meet. The PreK had a great time playing with the chicken and chowing down on pizza. 

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Congratulations to Emily Wilson and Tabitha Snow for receiving 2 awards at the regional science fair.  They took fourth place in the chemistry category and recieved first place in a special award in Chemistry from Dr. Alice and Lois Fay.

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

National School Counseling Week is Feb. 4–8, 2019. It's a perfect time to recognize the work of 100K+ school counselors across the nation! Have you thanked your counselor lately?  Take a moment and stop by to let them know how much they are appreciated.  Submitted by Donna Honish.

During a recent unit on electricity, students in Mrs. Kathy Russ' class at Walton Middle School made Wiggle Bots to demonstrate complete circuits.  Students will also be conducting labs with the Wiggle Bots on voltage, insulators, conductors, and wavelengths.  Not only that, but they will complete an engineering challenge to determine how fast the bots will go to win races, drawing and creating solutions.  What a fun way to learn about electricity in Mrs. Russ' class!

 Picture 1:  Neida Lara

Picture 2:  Gavin McCart

Picture 3:  Tyvontae Quice

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month's video was recorded at Mossy Head Elementary School, the home of the newly selected Walton County School District Teacher of the Year, Meredith Ness. Superintendent Hughes shares information about upcoming events during the month of February, as well as important dates and recognitions!

Congratulations to the Walton High Competition Cheerleading Team for earning 3rd place in the FHSAA State Cheerleading Competition in Gainesville this past weekend.  The Braves were able to perform their routine three times (regionals, semi-finals, and state finals) without receiving any deductions for mistakes.  They were the only all-girl team in the top 3.  Submitted by Christy English

 

Check out their performance at the WHS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/WaltonHighSchool