Just before the December break, several Walton District schools recognized their teachers of the year and their education support persons of the year.
From Paxton School, Jennifer Bradley was selected by her fellow elementary-level teachers for the honor, while Susan Rockman received the honor at the secondary level. Tricia Owens earned the ESP of the Year.
The Butler Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Kelly Young, while Nick Whitehurst received ESP.
West DeFuniak Elementary School teachers selected Emily Dickey for the honor, and support staff chose Tyler Hudson.
Alicia Cook earned the award at Mossy Head School, with Elizabeth Gaither selected as ESP.
Freeport Elementary School educators selected magnet program teacher Lisa McKee, and the support staff recognized Tyana Kendal.
In better late than never news, the Seaside School Fellowship of Christian Athletes visited Grand Boulevard Health & Rehabilitation Center in Miramar Beach last October.
Students made bracelets, which they shared with residents.
As a pre-Christmas gift from their teachers, the second graders of Paxton School received the parts to assemble their own marshmallow shooters. The activity is related to STEM studies, demonstrating construction procedures, cause and effect, and force and distance.
In other Paxton High School news, Lillie Keiszek earned certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
The school’s high- and middle-school Future Farmers of America chapters competed in the sub-district competition in Chipley early in December, with awards earned.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, first place: Jordyn Bradley, Sarah Thompson, Cassie Varnum, Ashlyn Hall, Haley Pickron, Haylee Hayes and Hailey Sexton.
At the middle school level, Haley Pickron earned a first in prepared public speaking, and Colten Phillips also took first for extemporaneous speaking. Hydie Varnum placed second in creed speaking.
At the high school level, Mary Bryan placed third in prepared public speaking, and Trenton Dell also earned third in safe tractor operations.
Nate Moore serves as the school’s agriculture instructor.
Mossy Head School fifth-grader Emery Hagan took second overall in the Walton School District’s Tropicana Speech Competition. Fourth-grader Noah Hicks placed first in Most Persuasive.
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