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Nine Youth Leadership students came together on September 5, 2017, at Freeport High School to compete in the Florida Farm Bureau speech competition for Walton County.  Three students from Freeport High School, South Walton High School and Walton High School each competed in the competition.  The topic for this speech was "Today's food companies employ many tactics including food labels to gain a marketing edge. How can farmers and ranchers ensure that consumers understand these labels and have more confidence in the safety and quality of their food?"  

First place went to Shelbee Castrillo of Walton High, second place went to Kayla “Cheyenne” Cordle of Walton High and third place went to Jenna Martin of Freeport High.  Shelbee Castrillo will move on to the Regional Competition in Chipley, FL on September 14, 2017.  Congratulations to these students and Good Luck to Shelbee at Regionals as she represents Walton County.

Pictured left to right are Bill Fletcher (judge), Shelbee Castrillo (WHS), Kayla “Cheyenne” Cordle (WHS), Jenna Martin (FHS), and Mandy Ray (judge).

Pictured left to right below are Bill Fletcher (judge), Sydney Olson (SWHS), Taylor Collier (SWHS), Shelbee Castrillo (WHS), Kayla “Cheyenne” Cordle (WHS), Rileigh Council (WHS), Jenna Martin (FHS), Tori Watts (FHS), Ethan Parker (FHS) and Mandy Ray (judge).  Not pictured is Katie Pickers (SWHS).

YL Farm Bureau

Shoe-tying Club at VRB

September 6, 2017

Kindergarten and first grade students at Butler Elementary are excited to demonstrate their shoe-tying skills and become members of the "Shoe-tying Club" sponsored by the PE department.  Congratulations to all students who have become members so far! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

VRB Shoe typing

VRB Shoe typing

Mrs. Amanda Callahan’s 3rd grade class at WDE is learning how scientists use tools with hands-on investigation. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Labs

WDE Labs

WDE Labs

Students in 5th grade at WDE have been studying the scientific method. They are investigating the question “Where do maggots come from?" They have been observing three different types of meat (chicken, pork, beef) daily to practice steps of the scientific method.  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE 5th gr Scientific Method