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Eighth grade Paxton School student Zoe Orange was recently awarded several awards at the East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair for her project "Omnipod Armor." For her project, Zoe 3D designed and printed a cover to provide protection to her Omnipod, an insulin delivery system, then tested the strength of her device. For her efforts, she won honorable mention in the junior engineering division and a certificate of recognition and commemorative coin from Reliance Test & Technology for an outstanding project. Congrats to Zoe for an excellent job using science and engineering to solve a real problem!
Mossy Head School students, families, and staff celebrated Science with MHS Family Science Night. Families got to view Science Fair projects on display and participate in some awesome experiments and activities provided by Emerald Coast Science Center. 
MHS Valentines
MHS Valentines
MHS Valentines
MHS Valentines

Paxton K-5 students completed the Penguin Plunge last week in P.E. Throughout the month, students work toward completing a 5K run. To finish off, they completed a one mile run for a toe token that they wear proudly on their shoe!

Paxton Penquins Plunge

Congratulations to our Phlebotomy Instructor, Deanna Majors, and her students at Emerald Coast Technical College. 100% of the Program passed their National Exam this week. We are so proud of each of you!!

CTE builds Careers!!  

Paxton Agriculture students have worked diligently over the past several weeks in creating engaging lessons for their peers on different poultry topics. This week, students were able to share their knowledge and activities with their classmates about the industry. Students learned about the Layer and Broiler industry, as well as poultry management practices, products, by products, egg parts, and grades.

Paxton Ag students

Paxton Ag students

Paxton Ag students

Junior Division State Finalists  4th from left - Aaron Wilmoth - Walton MS; Junior Division State Finalist

2020 East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Congratulations to all Walton County School District students who participated with students from Okaloosa County in the 2020 East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair held on January 29, 2020 at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds. Students attended the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 2, 2020, held at Beachside Community Church.
Walton County School District is very proud to announce our Regional Science Fair Winners and State Finalists for 2020! The 65th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida will be held March 23-27 in Lakeland, Florida.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to All!

STATE FINALISTS!

Senior Division
• Sophie Harris - South Walton HS - Snails in the Spotlight
Junior Division
• Aaron Wilmoth - Walton MS - It's All in Your Head - Virtual World Telekinesis

Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) - National Competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
• Aaron Wilmoth - Walton MS

SPECIAL AWARDS

Reliance Test and Technology
• Zoe Orange - Paxton School
Navy - Naval Science Award
• Arya Patel, Walton MS

Miracle Strip Veterinary Medical Society
• Arya Patel - Walton MS

Northwest Florida State College 2 Year Scholarships
• Sophie Harris - South Walton HS
• Naydene Higgins - Paxton School
• Tayten Lehmann - Paxton School

CATEGORY AWARDS

Cellular/Molecular Biology and Biochemisty - Senior Division
3rd Place - Senior Division
• Anzhela Gorbyleva - How Does Nanosilver in Consumer Products Affect Pond Life - South Walton HS

Environmental Engineering - Junior Division
1st Place - Junior Division
• Nicole Gross and Seri Brown - Food Fuel - Freeport MS

Intelligent Machines, Robotics and Systems Software - Junior Division
1st Place - Junior Division
• Aaron Wilmoth - It's All in Your Head - Virtual World Telekinesis - Walton MS

Plant Sciences - Senior Division
1st Place - Senior Division
• Naydene Higgins and Tayten Lehmann - Getting to the Root of Acid Rain - Paxton School

Animal Sciences - Senior Division
1st Place - Senior Division
• Sophie Harris - Snails in the Spotlight - South Walton HS

Engineering - Junior Division
Honorable Mention
• Zoe Orange - Omnipod Armor – Paxton School

Biomedical and Health Sciences - Junior Division
Honorable Mention - Junior Division
• Arya Patel - Stress on Sutures - Walton MS

Pictures are of Walton and Okaloosa Award Recipients

Regional Science Fair 2020

Far right - Zoe Orange - Paxton School; Reliance Test and Technology Award

Regional Science Fair 2020

Right: Anzhela Gorbyleva - South Walton HS; Cellular/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry - Senior Division - 3rd Place Award Recipient                "How Does Nanosilver in Consumer Products Affect Pond Life"

Regional Science Fair 2020

3rd and 4th from left:  Environmental Engineering Junior Division; Nicole Gross and Seri Brown - Freeport MS - "Food Fuel" 

Regional Science Fair 2020

Far Left: Aaron Wilmoth - Walton MS
Intelligent Machines, Robotics and Systems Software - Junior Division
First Place Award Recipient

Regional Science Fair 2020

On right: Arya Patel - Walton MS
Naval Science Award

Regional Science Fair 2020
From Left, 2nd and 3rd: Naydene Higgins and Tayten Leymann
Plant Sciences - Senior Division
First Place Award Recipients
"Getting to the Root of Acid Rain"
Regional Science Fair 2020
Northwest Florida State College 2 Yr Scholarships
Sophie Harris - South Walton HS
Naydene Higgins - Paxton School
Tayten Lehmann - Paxton School
Regional Science Fair 2020
Second from Left: Aaron Wilmoth - Walton MS

Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars)
National Competition for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

MSE first graders are ready for Spring!  Students are learning about seeds, plants, flowers and pollination as they are beginning to see signs of an early Spring around the school!

MSE Students ready for Spring

MSE Student ready for spring

On Tuesday, February 4th, Walton Middle School eighth grade AVID students, under the direction of Mr. Dennie Smith and Mrs. Gaby Brown, visited Walton High School to learn more about its AVID program.  AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program that teaches students the self-monitoring and personal accountability skills essential for success in college and beyond.  While at WHS, eighth grade AVID students rotated through three sessions:  an admin session, an AVID tutorial, and an AVID panel.  The eighth graders had the opportunity to learn about WHS' AVID philosophy from not only administrators and teachers but also students in the program, even watching them actively participate in an AVID tutorial, a foundation of the program.  WMS graciously thanks WHS for this opportunity, which expanded students' horizons about their educational futures.

WMS AVID students at WHS

WMS AVID students at WHS

WMS AVID students at WHS

WMS AVID students at WHS

WMS AVID students at WHS

Shout-out (and many thanks) to our culinary students and Ms. Spice for whipping up handcrafted Valentine's treats for our 74 teachers, administrators, and staff members!  It was a pleasant surprise for everyone to receive treat bags containing love bugs; hand decorated rice krispie treats; candy pops; and strawberry/brownie bite/marshmallow kabobs.

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