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BBQ Fundraiser proceeds to benefit youth at two camps that the Rotary Club of DeFuniak Springs supports.  Participants attend these camps at no charge whatsoever.  The sponsoring clubs pay all costs including transportation.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp is for selected 10th grade students who have been nominated by their school(s) to develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

Information about this camp can be found at:  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/rotary-youth-leadership-awards

Rotary Youth Camp is an overnight summer camp for physically disabled, autistic and downs syndrome children, sponsored by Rotary Clubs across the Florida Panhandle and south to Trenton, FL. Campers are 9-21 years of age. All the usual camp activities are combined with 24 the medical staff and one on one counselors.

More information about this camp can be found at www.rycnf.org.

We hope you will be able to assist us in raising funds so we can sponsor many students to attend each of these camps!

Local Deliveries Only!

Submitted by Cindy Anderson.

BBQ Rotary

On Friday, March 9th, 2018, Walton Middle School's eighth grade AVID students visited the University of West Florida to get a taste of college life.  While there, students toured campus, learned about available programs, and visited student residences.  After the visit, students were treated to an outdoor lunch from Chick-fil-A.  AVID students ended the day with an even greater vision of their eventual successful futures. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Superintendent of Walton County School District, will share a video update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida.  This month Superintendent Hughes is joined by Sheriff Michael Adkinson to share information about keeping our students safe in Walton County School District! 

https://youtu.be/eu6cqsqPOw4

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Jodi Howell from Walton Middle School visited WDE this week to speak with the upcoming 6th graders. The current 5th graders listened attentively to the many requirements, programs, elective classes, sports, and other topics that were discussed. Rayanna and Drayden were both acknowledged for being hardworking students, and each received their first WMS shirt! Left: Rayanna Griggs Right: Dreden Bembow Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Kindergarteners celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a visit from The Cat in the Hat. Thank you Mr. Douglas for visiting and reading The Cat and the Hat to our classes.  (Pictured is Mrs. Willcox class) Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

The FHS Anchor club took 10 members to State Anchor Convention in Orlando where they earned 3 awards for different community service projects.  These awards were:

1st place Community Service award for participating in and donating $1200 to Relay for Life

1st place Patriotism Award for hosting a reception after the FMS Veterans Day program 

3rd place Anchors For Kids Award for raising money and shopping for 6 children from the Angel Tree at Christmas

Submitted by Patty Woodard.

As a kick-off to Fine Arts Education Month (March),  the Visual Art instructors of the Walton County School District recently participated in a professional development Tour of South Walton Galleries.  The teachers visited several Art Galleries in the South Walton/30A area and met with the artists to learn more about their artistic journeys, as well as their creative processes.  

Galleries visited were Gordie Hines Gallery; Chroma/Kathleen Broaderick Studio and Gallery; Justin Gaffrey Art Gallery; Andy Saczynski Studio Gallery; Mary Hong Gallery; A. Wickey Gallery; and Adaro Art Gallery.  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Vivian Komando, South Walton High School Art teacher, got to visit former student, Andy Saczynski, who shared the piece that he believes helped define his artistic style - created while a 10th grade student in Ms Komando's class!