To celebrate Literacy Week, Elliott Point Elementary School hosted its annual Read-a-Rama Pajama Night on Tuesday. Families enjoyed food and the Scholastic Book Fair.

Teachers dressed as book characters to read during story times.

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Earlier this month, Eglin Elementary School third-grader Gabrielle Valdez won first place in the Martin Luther King oratorical contest and third in the poster contest. Fourth-grader Lillian Horne placed second in the oratorical contest.

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Registration continues for the Niceville High School band’s annual Band on the Run 5K run/walk, held Feb. 17. The event, open to all ages and skill levels, is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Niceville High School.

To register, go to Active.com and search Eagle Pride or email rjgug@cox.net.

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Graduating high school seniors who wish to continue their music education at the college level may apply for the Fort Walton Beach Community Chorus music scholarships.

The application deadline is March 16, with auditions held on April 8.

For information, visit www.fwbcc.org. Inquiries can be sent by email to fwbcc1975@gmail.com.

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Fort Walton Beach High School congratulates Journey Washingtonhigh for placing first in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest. Congratulations also go to Mahogany Bacon for second place.

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The Super Seahawks of South Walton High School for the second nine weeks include Shannon Cole, Kenna Betts, Grad Enslen, Josie Bekkers, Fiona Morris, Spencer Eichberger, Gracie Ricci, Hayden Stroop, Robert Rietenbach and Van Sensing.

Sean Libby received the honor as a faculty member, while Student Resource Officer Nick McMillian was recognized among staff.

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Mary Esther Elementary teachers and staff showed appreciation for law enforcement, particularly their school resource officer, Deputy Patrick Legions. The educators wore “Keep Calm and Thank Law Enforcement” shirts in observation of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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The Florida Bandmaster Association selected Davidson Middle School director Chris Tredway to be the Conductor/Clinician of the 2018 Florida All-State Middle School Band. Tredway was selected from directors throughout the United States.

He has served Okaloosa musicians for 15 years, particularly the Davidson band program since 2008. 

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