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Submitted by Heather Stewart, Paxton High School

Paxton students Wesley Alford, left, and Shawn White earned fifth place out of one hundred and one teams at the first inaugural Seaperch underwater robotics competition held at Gulf Coast College on Friday, May 6. Students competed with teams from across the panhandle to navigate an underwater obstacle course with the SeaPerch robot they built from scratch in their Intro to Aerospace course.  

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary School

Mr. Truett's fifth grade class at Maude Saunders Elementary School has received recognition on both the school and national level for their outstanding efforts in reading.  Their class won the Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed 1 & 2 school contests by completing the most Achieve 3000 lessons over a specified period of time.  Also, they have repeatedly won the school’s weekly Reading Trophy by earning the most Accelerated Reader Points on their grade level and throughout the school. Maude Saunders is proud to recognize these students, who have made remarkable reading gains throughout the school year.

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary

Pre K students from the WISE VPK visited Maude Saunders to see what kindergarten will be like.  Mrs. Willcox’s kindergarten class served as great hosts and even let them sit in their desks.  

Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School

Congratulations to Azende Rey and Ashley Harper for placing in the state track meet! Azende placed 2nd in the high jump and Ashley placed 4th in the discus.  Way to go Braves!

Pictured left to right: Ashley Harper, Coach Schroeder, and Azende Rey

Submitted by Nancy Currie, Freeport Elementary School

FES participated in a Cancer Freeze event on May 6th. Staff, students, and families helped raise over $2000.00 for local cancer patients. The event was an all-day affair with lots of walking, dancing, PE challenges, dunking booth splashes, and give-a-way raffles! Thanks to everyone for making it such a successful event!

FES Cancer Freeze Event

Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School

On Thursday, May 5, Walton High School's Koleman Truett and Danny Hicks signed their official commitments to play football at the collegiate level.  Koleman, pictured on the left with his mother, signed with Ave Maria University, and Danny, pictured on the right with his mother, signed with Huntingdon College.  Standing behind the boys are Coach Stephens and Principal Russell Hughes.  Congratulations, Koleman and Danny!  

 

Submitted by Cindy Stewart, Bay Elementary School

Congratulations to Tula Hoffman and Fordham Palmer, the BES Students of the Month for April.