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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.

Paxton’s Introduction to Aerospace class recently created shoebox gliders after their study of wing design. They determined the surface area and aspect ratio of their chosen wing and then competed against students at Ponce de Leon High School for the longest flying glider. Submitted by Heather Stewart.

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.

PHS Seaperch

Congratulations to the Emerald Coast Middle School Track and Field team: Girls finished 4th boys finished 9th at Middle School Track and Field State Championships in Bradenton this past weekend, on Saturday. May 15, 2017. Submitted by Angela Vance.

Ms. Miller's Geometry students at Freeport High School make real world applications to Geometry principles by building kites after their EOC. Students enjoyed seeing how well their calculations turned out by flying their creations on the soccer field.  Submitted by Patty Woodard.

FHS Kite

FHS Kite

FHS Kite

Emerald Coast Middle School enjoyed a fun filled day, celebrating Special Olympics Field Day on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Submitted by Angela Vance.
On Monday, May 8, 2017, Bernard Johnson of Gulf Power presented WCSD Superintendent, Russell Hughes, Walton Education Foundation Executive Director, MH Carr, and Take Stock in Children Program Provider, Amy Wells with a check for $4,000 to purchase one 2 year college scholarship for a deserving student in the Walton County School District. This 7th-9th grade student, like the others who are in the Take Stock in Children program, will be matched with a volunteer mentor, given college success coaching and their parent/guardian will receive training on how to apply for college and submit other applications to ensure their student the best possible chance to graduate high school and attend college. If the student successfully completes the program they will receive the scholarship purchased this year upon their high school graduation.
 
Gulf Power is a generous contributor to the Walton Education Foundation year after year.
Submitted by MH Carr.