Submitted by Kristen Rhodes, Walton Middle School
Walton Middle School would like to congratulate its SeaPerch team members for their outstanding performance at the inaugural regional competition held at Gulf Coast State College on Friday, May 6th, 2016.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program new to WMS this year, facilitated by science teacher, Mrs. Greer Harvell. It equips students with the resources and skills needed to build and operate an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
WMS sent nine students to the event, where they competed against 100 elementary to high school level teams. All three of WMS' SeaPerch teams were successful in completing every challenge, displaying amazing teamwork skills.
Their day started out with a WJHG NewsChannel 7 interview and ended in a third place win in the Finesse Challenge. All three teams represented WMS in a manner that makes our school proud.
(Click the link to view WJHG NewsChannel 7's coverage of the event. http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/SeaPerch-Regional-Competition-Lets-Students-Get-Innovative-378509985.html)
May 09 2016
May 09 2016
May 09 2016
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!
May 06 2016
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!
May 05 2016
Submitted by Chelsea Ellison, Freeport Middle School
The 2016 - 2017 National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony was held on May 3rd at Freeport Middle School. The organization inducted nine members. These nine students demonstrate the five characteristics of the National Junior Honor Society: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. By joining this prestigious organization, these students are pledging to uphold the high purpose of the club.