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Freeport Middle School art and band students attended a special "Music in Pictures" presentation sponsored by the Rosemary Beach Foundation.  Two violinists presented music and art history to the students.  The Foundation brings music to the art students of Walton County, culminating in an art show and celebration of art and music in the Spring. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

The staff & students of Walton High celebrated Veterans Day on Thursday, November 10.  We would like to thank all veterans and express how much we appreciate their sacrifice and service.  Submitted by Christy English.

WDE had their annual Muffins with Mom event on November 16th. The event was well attended with over 400 mothers and/or grandmothers participating. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
The Superintendent and Walton County School Board Members recognized and presented the Freeport High School Girls Volleyball Team for Honorable Sportsmanship with a resolution. Mr. Hope introduced the Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team that was in attendance; Catherine Meyer, Coach, Katherine Deems, Assistant Coach, Monica Morgan, Freshman, and Isabella Guardia, Freshman. The Resolution was read by Chairperson Jason Catalano. The Freeport Girls Volleyball Team were competing on Thursday, September 22, 2016 against Bozeman High School from Panama City, Florida, during the game an medical emergency occurred with one of the Bozeman Team members. The Coaches and Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team showed outstanding and honorable sportsmanship and character in the time of crisis. Photo courtesy of DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze. Submitted by Laura Smith.
Congratulations to these two amazing ECTC employees. Theresa Bolton (left) and April Chambless (right) have been chosen as ECTC’s Teacher of the year (Theresa) and Educational Support Person of the year (April). We are very proud to have them on our team. Submitted by Carol Rothgeb/FB.

Students at West DeFuniak Elementary were thrilled to welcome guest author, Julie Smith today! Ms. Smith shared her entertaining book, "Bugs in My Breakfast" while teaching a variety of new vocabulary words. Ms. Smith is a long-time educator in Walton County. She encouraged students to pursue their dreams, because one day their dreams may become a reality just like her dream did! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.