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Walton High School sophomore students, Shelbee Castrillo and Cheyanne Cordle, received monetary awards from Florida Farm Bureau for placing 1st and 2nd place respectively in the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Speech Competition.  The topic of this year's speech was "Today's food companies employ many tactics including food labels to gain a marketing edge.  How can farmers and ranchers ensure that consumers understand these labels and have confidence in the safety and quality of their food?"  Shelbee and Cheyanne are students in the Youth Leadership class at WHS under the supervision of Kelley Stephenson, WHS Instructor.   Pictured below is Shelbee Castrillo (1st place winner).  Pictured on the left (from left to right) is Charlie McKinley - Farm Bureau, Dale Anderson - Farm Bureau, Cheyenne Cordle (2nd place winner), Kelley Stephenson - WHS Instructor and Allen Scheffer - Farm Bureau.  Submitted by Christy English.

Butler Elementary second graders have enjoyed learning about rocks. Shown are students from Mrs. Barnhill and Mrs. Shubert’s  classes enjoying culminating activities marking the end of the unit. Submitted by Tammy Smith.

 VRB Study Rocks

The Paxton boys' cross country team won the cross country class A district championship for the first time in school history! Finishing first in this 3.1 mile-run was Hailey Myddleton, placing 4th was Kage Wibbing, placing 5th was Eugene Hall , placing 8th was Shawn White and placing 11th was Blaine Johnston. The rest of the cross country team members include PhillipAnderson ,Connor Gaither ,Bryson Kimmons, Bryson Turner and Macon Roberts. We are very proud of their outstanding performance and making school history!

They will be running at the regional meet on Saturday in Lake City at 7:45 am.

Also representing the Paxton Bobcat cross country team will be our Lady Cats Ragan Butts, as she finished sixth place and Shaleigh Geoghagan placed 11th . These young ladies will also be running in Lake City on Saturday at 7:00 am.  Congratulations to the cross country teams!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Ms. Wright’s first graders at Butler Elementary School are nocturnal animal experts!  The class has enjoyed learning activities devoted to the topic. One of the highlights of this unit was dissecting owl pellets! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Congratulations to Josh Homza, Dale Brown, Danielle Davis, Steven Fireman, Hunter Brooks, Dallis Hickey, Megan Lawrence, Tru Coleman, Megan McCarthy, and Maxwell Jenns-Binetti for being selected for the Baptist College of Florida Invitational Honor Band event in Graceville, Florida. 
The program included the BCF College Winds and high school honor band students from around the area! A final concert was held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm. 
Repertoire includes:
Bullets and Bayonets , John Philip Sousa
Irish Tune from County Derry, Percy Grainger
First Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst

We are proud of these outstanding young musicians!

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The Walton High School AVID juniors and seniors recently visited the Troy University campus. Troy Ambassadors gave them a tour of the campus where they were able to experience a little of the college life. Later the students were able to attend the homecoming game against Georgia Southern. The plunging temperatures and stinging rain couldn’t dampen their spirits or their individual determination to enjoy this opportunity! Submitted by Christy English.