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To honor the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting and to start off the last nine weeks on a positive note, the PHS Builder's Club challenged the rest of the school to participate in the "17 Challenge," in which each students strives to complete 17 acts of kindness. The Builder's club students met the rest of the school as they arrived holding up posters with suggestions of different acts of kindness that they could do throughout the day. Way to make a difference, Builder's Club! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

South Walton High School observed a presentation of a fatal vehicle crash to demonstrate the dangers of driving while impaired or distracted.

Special thanks to Walton County Fire Rescue, South Walton Fire District, Florida Highway Patrol, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, All-Pro Towing, Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, Renee Napier Lord, Eric Smallridge and SWHS drama students for an impactful assembly.

Submitted by Barbara Stratton 

Over Spring break, Paxton's first Spanish competition team competed in the Florida State Spanish Competition in Orlando, Florida. The students won various SOBRESALIENTES y SUPERIORES, which were the top TWO high ranks out of four that could be given. Students competed in individual impromptu speeches, poem recitations, and a skit. All activities were done completely in Spanish. Congratulations, Spanish students!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Freeport High School's National Honor Society has been proactive in organizing blood drives at their school.  They have held two blood drives this year.  Students donated 81 pints of blood which will help 243 people in need.  Congratulations for sharing the power to save lives!! Submitted by Patty Woodard.


ECMS held its first ever Spirit Assembly on March 15, 2018. The students gathered in the ECMS Cafeteria and were welcomed with signs and banners displaying uplifting and inspirational messages made by students and teachers. The assembly began with videos created by Media Production students at both ECMS and SWHS. The highlight of the event was the keynote address delivered by Mr. Chris Simpson, Secret Service Agent for President Donald Trump. During Mr. Simpson’s 19-year Secret Service career, he has provided protection for six U.S. Presidents and traveled to numerous countries worldwide. The event wrapped up with fun, games and refreshments outside. Stingrays participated in various events such as dance-off, hula hoop contest, face painting, human ring toss and Stingray hand-off. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the 3rd 9 Weeks, let the students know how much their hard work in the classroom is recognized and appreciated and inspire them to come back from Spring Break ready to work hard to finish the 2017-18 School Year strong! Thank you to Ms. Donnita Carroll, ECMS Behavior Team Chairperson, for taking the lead in organizing this event as well as the ECMS Staff that helped Ms. Carroll make this event possible!
Submitted by Candy Bodie
      

Paxton track team's seniors (as pictured): Shaleigh Geoghagan, Savannah Burke, Kenna Jordan, Bryson Kimmons, Hailey Myddelton, and Macon Roberts were honored by their coaches Laurie Gilbert and Maryllyn Zessin (also pictured) in front of an audience of their family, friends, principal, and Bobcat fans after their track meet on Thursday. As seniors, the students were given special recognition for their time as members of the school's track team. You were all assets to the team and we will miss you. Thank you, seniors!

Submitted by Kallie McMillan

Some of Paxton's own, Kim Davenport (middle school Math), Angela Ellison (6th grade Math/Science/Reading), Jessica Cook (5th Grade), and Susan Rockman (US History/Avid), were recognized were being four of the highest impact teachers in the state of Florida. With this accomplishment, these four ladies have proven that they have the dedication and consistency to meet their own goals and help the students reach their goals. We appreciate everything you do and we are so proud you all are members of the Bobcat family.

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Freeport High School's National Honor Society spent Friday (3/9/18) afternoon working on the beautification of their school.  This is the second time this year that they have worked to make the outside of their school look more beautiful!  A big thank you goes to these students for the hard work and effort!!  Submitted by Patty Woodard.