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AVID students at Freeport Middle School learned about the importance of bees on the environment, how bees create honey, and life in a bee hive.  Melissa Register, from Register Family Bee Farm, was the guest speaker for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade AVID classes.  She brought protective gear, honey, candles, close up photos, and an actual live bee hive to the students.  AVID students are always preparing for their careers in one way or another.  Submitted by Kendra Peloquin.

During the Bobcats vs. PDL Pirates basketball games on December 12th from 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock, the PHS science department will be hosting a Science Night in the gym for all students from PreK to 12th grade. The students can participate in STEM activities like sphere robots, Oobleck, a flight simulator, straw rockets, "Are you smarter than a Bobcat?" half time trivia, and others. 

submitted by Kalli McMillan

Mrs. Sammie Watson's 8th grade class studied the 8 Traits of Culture and groups were assigned one of the 8 traits. They had to gather information from different countries to compare cultural differences. The posters are a reflection of their research.

Maude Saunders is proud to announce the winners of our annual public speaking contest.  In 4th grade, winners were Braeli Baker (1st place), Cailyn Dickey (2nd place) and Parker Caldwell (3rd place).

In fifth grade, winners were Sara Ryann Avant (3rd place), Hunter Weimorts (2nd place), and Sophia Parker (1st place).  The first and second place winners will compete at the District Competition on December 14th.

Submitted by Krissy Spence

On November 28, the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties took the day to acknowledge donors, advocates and volunteers who have been instrumental in helping the agency reach it's fundraising goals. Brianne Gregor was nominated to be visited by their "Prize Patrol" in appreciation for her work as a Loaned Executive during the 2017 Campaign.  

Cindy Holmes, Resource Development Director of the local agency, shared that Brianne was "hands down one of the best loaned executives this year!" 

Walton County School District congratulates Brianne Gregor for her selfless contribution, and epic accomplishment, and thanks Mossy Head School principal, Ronita Hinote, for her willingness to allow Brianne the time to work with United Way!  

WHS recently announced November's Students of the Month and Employee of the Month:

9th grade - Atterol Walters
10th grade - Deanne Barton
11th grade - Destiny Gomillion
12th grade - Ellie Johnson & Correne Knoll

Employee - Isaac Jackson

Congratulations, Braves!

submitted by Christy English

Second grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed learning about Native Americans from Ms. Sylvia Glover. Ms. Glover is from Westville, Florida. She collects Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery, deerskin blankets, and other various tools from this era. She explained to the students how the items were used by the Native Americans in everyday life. Students enjoyed holding and observing the artifacts. 

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins