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The St. Joe Foundation awarded Freeport Elementary School a grant in the amount of $20,000.  These funds will be used to buy additional computers for each second grade classroom. Submitted by Nancy Currie.

Emerald Coast Middle School Girls Golf Team came in second behind Baker, and beat Freeport, Lewis and Seaside in the Golf County Conference Championship.

The girls were led by Kinsey White who came in 6th.  Gracie O'Hare was 10th, Marie Brauer and Jessica Czarnecki tied for 11th, Courtney White tied for 14th and Grace Liles finished tied for 18th. Congratulations to the team and to Coach Griner for a season well played. 

Submitted by Angela Vance.

Emerald Coast Middle School Boys won the Golf County Conference Championship. The team defeated Seaside by 24, Baker by 43, Freeport by 59 and Lewis by 72.

Remy Graham, who led the team, lost in a playoff for the low medalist.  Hayes Gibson was 3rd, Kyler Long was 5th, Mason Corriveau was 6th, Nick Sirmans was tied for 16th, Cooper Douglass was tied for 21st and Brayden Mitchell was tied for 24th.
Congratulations to these Stingray Students for representing ECMS and WCSD well and to Coach Griner for a season well played.

Submitted by Angela Vance.

West DeFuniak Elementary 5th grade students attended Marvel of Flight at the DeFuniak Springs Airport. The TigerFlight Formation Flight Team had positive, motivational, and uplifting messages to deliver to the students while teaching them about the aircraft, letting them build rockets, and allowing them to explore the helicopters. The Tiger Flight Foundation is "Leading the Young to the Dream of Flight." Submitted by Debbie Bush/Jessica Dawkins.

Marvels of flight

WCSD will continue to monitor the National Weather Service and Walton County Emergency Management for updates on weather conditions. If there are further announcements concerning the weather they will made via our webpage and social media outlets.

ECMS baseball players recognize "Mustache March". Mustache March is an annual event occurring in the month of March, where men in the United States Air Force grow mustaches to honor Air Force legend Robin Olds.

ECMS families and stakeholders wish the Stingray Baseball Team good luck as they play Baker on April 6, 2017 for the Championship! 

Submitted by Angela Vance.

Paxton High School’s aerospace students are learning to pilot unmanned aerial systems, sometimes called drones, as part of their concurrent enrollment courses with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Through a partnership with ERAU’s Gaetz Institute, the students earn both high school and university credit while they learn aerospace concepts that lead to industry certifications. Submitted by Samantha Martin.

Members of the Pensacola Opera recently visited and performed for students at Bay Elementary School as part of their educational outreach program.  They performed an operatic version of the story of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears titled Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears by John Davies.  The story is a "fun retelling of the classic tale with an operatic twist. Goldie, a little girl who has a great passion for bus and spiders, finds herself in a sticky situation when she stumbles upon dwelling of the three singing bears." The production features the music of Mozart and Offenbach to teach the importance of honesty and true friendship. Special thanks to the Pensacola Opera for sharing their talents with the students of Walton County!

BES Opera Performance

BES Opera Performance

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The 12 students listed below have read at least 21 books this school year.  Each book contained a minimum of 300 pages.  Nine of these students went to Blast Arcade in Miramar Beach on March 31 to celebrate this accomplishment.  They have just four more books to go to meet the year-long 25 Book Challenge.

Pictured left to right are Darien Mason, Cheyenne Cordle, James Coffman, Clay Lemay, Latayia Gregg, Kyle Burch, Rachel Smith, Anthony King, and Emma Kuykendall.  Not pictured: Hayden Clemmons, Paige Howell, and Hannah Mays

Keep reading, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English.