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Scholastics Art Contest 2019 results are in and the Seahawk Artists and Photographers earned 70 awards.

GOLD Key Winners (15works!) including a GOLD Key Portfolio created by senior, Karen Yanez. Congrats to Karen Yanez, David Biegler, Olivia Davis, Diego Duran, Noelle Garcia, Lexi Hall, Luke Johnson, Jielle Paul, Jonathan Ramirez, Callyn Sims, and Jarod Young!

 SILVER Key Winners (23 works!) Congrats to Strother Allen, Megan Benopoulos, Cameron Bruce, Cinthia Castaneda, Suzanne Crowley, Kevin DeJesus, Holly Dowling, Kodi Fabacher, Noelle Garcia, Lexi Hall, Jielle Paul, Jhonattan Ramirez, Blair Howard, Ellie Hutchings, Luke Johnson, Lesley Ledezma, Chris Mauricio, Karen Yanez, and Jarod Young!

Honorable Mention Winners (31 works!) Congrats to Kate Dargavell, Diego Duran, Xavier Epplin, Noelle Garcia, Lily Gravling, Lexi Hall, Jielle Paul, Lauren Peaden, Adrianna Peluso, Jhonattan Ramirez, Kayla Rodriguez, Sophia Roessler, Ellie Hutchings, Kayley Johnson, Luke Johnson, Thomas Jolivette, Gabriella Lanza, Minh Luong, Jett Maierle, Jes Miller, Quinn Yandell, and Kieran Yra!

Here are a few of the winning works: 

Submitted by Vivian Komando

Paxton FFA students compete in District Career and Leadership Development Event (CDE) competitions, in Milton, FL at the University of Florida campus. 
The following students were winners in the competition: 
Colten Phillips- 1st Place MS Extemporaneous Speaking
Makalynn Cassady,Addison Cook, Madison Falk, Bailey Howell, Clara Martin, Rylee Sormrude, and Hydie Varnum -2nd Place Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Jordyn Bradley, Ashlyn Hall, Haylee Hayes, Hailey Sexton, Sarah Thompson, and Cassie Varnum-1st Place HS Parliamentary Procedure
 
First place winners will be competing at the Florida FFA State convention in Orlando during the month of June.
Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Paxton AVID 5K Shamrock Shuffle

March 16, 2019

Paxton School

$25.00

Walton County School District Employees and Students $20.00

Registration at 8:00 am the day of or at https://www.active.com/paxton-fl/running/distance-running-races/paxton-avid-5k-shamrock-shuffle-2019-49973839

Run/Walk 9:00 am

 

All proceeds will fund AVID scholarships to deserving AVID seniors.  Thank you for your participation.  Registration includes T-shirt.  Prizes given for the below listed categories:

Top 5K Finishers Run/Walk-

10-14

15-19

20-35

36-50

51+

Best Dressed for Theme (Shamrock Shuffle)

Walton High's Early Childhood Education class presented a lesson to the preschoolers at the WISE center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and discussed why we celebrate this holiday. The lesson included a demonstration involving the cracking of brown and white eggs to illustrate how people may look different on the outside but are the same on the inside.

Submitted by Christy English

Walton High School's Competitive Cheer Team took home 2nd place in their division at the FHSAA Regional Cheerleading Competition on January 19 in Jacksonville and received a bid to compete at the FHSAA State Competition. The girls will be traveling to Gainesville tomorrow, January 31, to represent Walton County.

Good luck, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English

Walton County School District congratulates Stephanie Hofheinz in her new position as Chief Finance Officer for the District! Ms. Hofheinz came to Walton County School District in 2014, serving in a support role as finance manager under Debra Noyes and Melissa Thomason.

Ms Hofheinz states that she is “excited to be promoted to CFO, and is proud to have the opportunity to serve in this capacity under Superintendent Hughes and the School Board members.” She is “excited to be part of such an EPIC school district, and is looking forward to many more years in the Walton County School District." She adds "Everything we do in Finance is to assist in furthering the success of every child in Walton County!!"

Please join us in welcoming Ms Hofheinz in her new position! 

The morning of January 29th, Mrs. Keitha Bledsoe, Walton County School District Fine Arts Coordinator, addressed the All-County Honor Band students from ECMS, FHS, FMS, Paxton, SWHS, WHS, and WMS with words of welcome and encouragement as they prepared for their evening concert, held at Freeport High School. 

Band Concert: January 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Chorus Concert: February 2, 2019 2:30 PM