Dec 14 2016
Third through fifth grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary received science fair awards on Friday, December 9th. Awards included ribbons and cash prizes. The science projects were displayed throughout the WDE hallways for all students to enjoy. Students in K-2 participated in classroom science projects, which were also displayed.
“Fast Music/Slow Music” (Bush ) Nicolas Claudio
“Which Liquids Grow Plants the Best?” (Allen) Jackson Clemmons
“Is the Dominate Hand More Sensitive?” (Garrett) Caroline Dawkins
“Does Exercise Lower Blood Glucose Level?” (Garrett) Allie Saunders
3rd Place: “Nothin’ But Net ” (Garrrett) Arya Patel
2nd Place: “It Grew Where?” (Stafford) Sam LeCroix
1st Place: “Germs, Germs, Everywhere” (Garrett) Raleigh Reed
“Dirty Water, No Problem” (Garrett) Jackson Anderson
“Hard Water” (Garrett) Joseph Fleetwood
“What Type of Water Evaporates the Fastest?” (Garrett) Avan Price
3rd Place: “Produce Power” (Garrett) Callie Hulion
2nd Place: “ Solar Hopper ” (Stafford) Aaron Wilmoth
1st Place: “Stronger Than A Board ” (Garrett) Chris Laird
“Can Smelling One Thing While Tasting Another Impact Taste? ” (Bush) Elena Vazquez DeRykeSubmitted by Jessica Dawkins.
Dec 12 2016
The Florida High School Mock Trial Competition is an academic competition in which a team of 6-8 students simulate the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious trial situation. Students have roughly five months to organize for their roles; case materials, questions and answers, and other resources are posted on-line by FLREA, Inc (Florida Law Related Education Association). Students compete against other teams in their judicial circuit, and the victor of that competition comes to the state competition which is typically held in March at the Orange County Courthouse, Orlando, Florida. This is the most hands-on, intensive learning simulation about the trial process available to high school students.
Walton County Schools, through its Youth Leadership Program, have a county competition in December/January each year, organized by local contacts, and held at the Walton County Courthouse, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. A county winner will be named each year and a traveling trophy will be presented to the winning school. Special thanks to Dan Marcinkowski, former lawyer and Chamber of Commerce Representative, and Judge Kelvin C. Wells for assisting with this activity for the students of Walton County. Please see Walton County School District's Facebook Page for additional photos of this event. Submitted by Kelly Stephenson and Donna Honish.