Phi Theta Kappa serves as the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, with high academic standards maintained by its members.

The Sigma Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Northwest Florida State College added several new members, including students who attend Collegiate High School: Julianna Cannon, Shaun Dayner, Jae Kim, Matthew Nguyen, Isabelle Sallberg, Erika Secrist, Aaron Sutherland, Emily Wayer, Morgan Chipman, Brandon Williams, Shelby Cook, Travis Hicks, Bailey Kaufman, Collin McGovern, Victoria Salvador and George Caulfield.


Eglin Elementary School thanks all the dads and positive male role models who participated in Take Your Child to School Day. It also thanks the family members and volunteers who stood in for the dads who weren’t able to attend.

This week, the school celebrates School Safety Week, with the Eglin Air Force Base Fire Department taking the safety trailer and smoke house to the school. First responders will visit classrooms in full gear.

Today begins the school’s book fair. Parents may visit the fair with their children.


Paxton School recognizes fifth-graders who received mileage awards during their September physical education days: Corey Mendoza, Garrin Wyatt, Brandon Cordle, Channing Coone and Mia Hunter.

Also recognized are the September Students of the Month, selected for exemplifying daily pride, passion and purpose: Brayan Calles, kindergarten; Psalms Carson, sixth-grade; and Ti'Jannae Parker, ninth-grade.


Fort Walton Beach High School artists participated in the Northwest Florida Tri County Fair Fine Arts Show.

Jackalyn Powers earned a first-place for acrylic painting, “Majestic Tiger;” Natalie Meigs, second, pencil drawing, “Grandmother’s Hands;” Celena Waits, second, clay sculpture, “Sea Turtle in Fishing Line.”

Honorable mentions went to Veronica Mead, Emily Wood, Journey Washingtonhigh, Kayla Griffin, Ora Wolfgram and Savannah Bailey.

Other participants were William Hennessey, Chari Romero, Jadyn Gilliard, Trey Crouse, Sydney Green and Alyssa Payne.


Late in September, first-grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary School enjoyed Donuts with Dads, taking their fathers through a normal morning that include Accelerated Reader testing, XtraMath and journal writing.

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