May 17, 2017
Former West DeFuniak Elementary students participated in a Senior Walk on Monday, May 15th. Students had their arms outstretched as the Walton High School seniors walked by in cap and gown. It was easy to see the benefits of this tradition. WHS seniors were setting an example for WDE’s students saying “one day, you too will be here.” Submitted by Darlene Paul.
South Walton High School Seahawks Baseball won the Region championship. They will leave on Monday to travel to Fort Myers to play in the Final Four.
Congratulations to Head Coach Nick Borthwick, assistant coaches and players for a great season and an exciting 2-0 win last night over Chipley. A special thank you to all of the Seahawk fans for making the trip to Chipley and supporting the guys.
Way to go Seahawks!
Submitted by Barbara Stratton.
May 17, 2017
Mossy Head School, with assistance from the Mossy Head School K-Kids, gave 240 new and gently used stuffed animals to the Walton County Sheriff's Department. During this school-wide community service project, the students went through their toy boxes or bought a new stuffed animal that will become a child’s new best friend in a time of need. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.
Paxton Aerospace student Conner Varnum used Tinkercad to design a “claw” for his Seaperch underwater robot. The claw was printed on a 3D printer and fitted to the robot for use in an underwater challenge at the regional Seaperch competition. Submitted by Heather Stewart.
May 16, 2017
Paxton’s Aerospace instructor Heather Stewart recently attended a technical talk on the F35 presented by United States Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton. The distinguished lecture event, hosted by the Northwest Florida section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, provided technical information about the progress of F35 testing, as well as Lt. Col. Hamilton’s flight text experience as an experimental fighter test pilot. Following the lecture, participants were provided a tour of the next generation aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, where they saw first-hand the features of the new aircraft. Submitted by Heather Stewart.