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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’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 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

Students at Mossy Head School enjoyed a Superhero themed field day.  Students participated in the Incredibles sack race, Ninja Turtle pizza box relay, phone booth relay, Hulk tug-o-war, Aquaman relay and Kryptonite clean up.   A special visitor, aka Spiderman, also made an appearance to cheer the students on. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.
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.

WHS senior Emmy Crane has been selected from applicants across the United States to be the student speaker at the 2017 AVID Summer Institute in Tampa, Florida, in June. Emmy submitted a speech to the AVID national directors earlier this year telling her story of how AVID has impacted her life. Before the final decision was made, she had to go through a rigorous interview process and, after further impressing the selection committee, she received the news that she was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to tell her story to thousands at this year's AVID Summer Institute.

Thank you, Emmy, for sharing your story and showing the nation that good things are happening at Walton High School! Look for her on the AVID channel on YouTube later this year! Submitted by Christy English.