Edge Elementary School’s much-loved crossing guard, Christine “Granny” Lockett, recently retired.

“She is well into her 80s and has battled cancer and still shown up every morning to see that the kids make it across our back streets,” said school secretary Kelly Edelman.

All of the Edge Elementary family sends its love and thanks to Granny.

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As the weather turned warmer, the Maude Saunders Elementary School fifth-graders took a field trip to the beach to learn about sea turtles.

The volunteers of Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles organized educational activities for the students, who now have a better understanding of challenges faced by the turtles.

For information about Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, visit www.friendsofswturtles.org.

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The Eglin Air Force Base 96th Medical Group visited Eglin Elementary School third- and fourth-graders during physical education classes, with the group presenting the advantages of healthy habits and healthy hearts.

The school’s PE Department plans to host the last of six holiday-related runs April 16-18.

In related PE news, Coach June Robbins and her son, Senior Airman Anthony Robbins, and Coach Cindy Jannazo of Lewis School completed the marathon portion of the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico during spring break. The event commemorates the forced march of 75,000 allied prisoners of war by Japan during World War II.

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Tonight is the finale of the Choctawhatchee High School Performing Arts show of “Guys and Dolls, Jr.,” at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium with a $10 admission fee.

Several of the theater students attended the Thespian State Competition in Tampa a few weeks ago, with Choctaw actors returning with recognition.

Superior ratings: monologues, Jordan Bell, Megan Archer, Drake Bracken; ensemble acting, Megan Archer, Joanna Newbold, Seth Harris, Drake Bracken; publicity design, Joanna Newbold, who also received the Top Honor award.

Excellent ratings: duet acting, Catherine Stigdon and Jordan Bell.

Megan Archer earned District Critic’s Choice in makeup design, putting her in the final day’s makeup application contest.

Karen Monroe serves as the school’s theater director.

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