Just as the school year was ending, South Walton High School learned it is recognized by the 2018 U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medal school, an award based on student performance in reading and math assessments, performance of underserved students, graduation rate and student college preparedness.

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The Rocky Bayou Christian Academy Spanish students placed well on the computer-based National Spanish Examinations.

Luis Bayolo earned the honor of oro/gold. Also earning achievements were Asher Anderson, Elisa Acevez, Jacob Fortenberry, Jessica Fortenberry, Adam Mistretta and Josiah Hood.

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Locklin Technical College, the career and technical education training center of Santa Rosa District, saw Wyatt Lepley, Pace High School, place second in the Heating Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology competition during the April SkillsUSA.

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Fort Walton Beach High School congratulates its drafting and engineering students who earned the national industry certification in AutoCAD and Inventor.

AutoCAD went to Dylan Garcia, Ben Landers, Kyle Mallory, Sean Meske, Alex Mulero, Ariana Newell, Gabriel Salazar, David Shipman, Divon Silver, Tre’von Tye, Gabe Adamic, Kenneth Butterworth, Jayveeluis Caballa, Ethan Chan, Jolin Crabtree, Cameron Gagliano, Chase Givens, Samantha Mackenzie, Zach Titus, Caleb Tourgee, Fiona Bown, Corban Ferguson, Hannah Johnson, Jason Painter, Bilal Rasheed, Mikhail Santos, Mariano Sosa Salcedo, Joshua Brewer, David Clark, Alex Knife, Connor Lawhorn, Logan Smith, William Tasillo, John Smith and Izaiah Weis.

Earning Inventory certification were Ayah Ayad, Emily Daldine, Jon Allen, Lawrence Anderson, Angelo Bumphus, Jacob Cabatana, Lucas Campbell, Desten Cathcart, Connor Cleveland, Noah D'Silva, Norman Enriquez, Cameron Farrah, Corban Ferguson, Nicholas Franco, Wesley Grannan, Livia Hughes, Cameron Irwin, Matt Jendong, Chandler Kortum, Lyndsey Laborde, Jack Lavin, Samantha Lirag, Samantha Mackenzie, Harrison Madison, Alex Manion, Makenzie Marez, Logan McCarroll, Zach Mendez, Ariana Newell, Maegan Osborne, William Pankratz, Aaron Reyes, Chris Roby, Jeshua Rodriguez, Naiyar Shaman, David Shipman, Jordan Taylor, Kaden Williams, Conrad Wyrick and Austin Zimmer.​

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This column marks the final School Scoops for this academic year. Make it a good summer so we can return to the 2018-19 school year safe and ready to learn.

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