Longwood Elementary School has a new academic year’s Student Council, elected by the student body.

Blair Gore serves as president, with Edwin Riveria as vice president. Hailey Lei-Sam is secretary, while Aaron Rowell acts as treasurer. The teacher assistant to Student Council is Dajah Short.

Jane Oslen and Gay Devarona serve as chairs for the council.          

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During last school year, more than 200 Walton High School students tested for and received certification in industry-specific topics. Some of the certifications include CIW Internet Business Associate, Microsoft Office Specialist Bundle, MSSC Certified Production Technician, Small UAS Safety Certification and Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe).

These certifications may also earn the students college credit hours if they enroll in specific programs.

To celebrate the achievements, the students attended a lunch and party late last month at the Wee Care Park.

In band news, the Marching Braves traveled to Rehobeth High School on Sept. 30 to perform in that school’s marching classic competition. The band earned the highest rating of superior in all categories.

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South Walton High School students recently welcomed a guest speaker, Jayson Houp.

Using real-life examples, Houp talked about growth mind set, goal setting, the importance of post-secondary education, grit and stamina.

He graduated from Niceville High School, attended West Point and served in the U.S. Army.

His parents are Gary and Sherri Houp, with Sherri teaching math at SWHS.

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Mossy Head School fifth-graders have been writing to students in Mississippi, establishing pen-pal relationships.

Congratulations to Kylie Glass as student of the month.

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As part of International Day of Peace, Butler Elementary School students created pinwheels in their art class under the guidance of art teacher Constance Rogers. The pinwheels were placed in the ground around the school to symbolize “Whirled Peace.”

The annual event fosters student and teacher discussions of what peace means and how everyone can contribute to a peaceful society.

In Parent Teacher Organization news, the group completed work on a playground with the purchase of new equipment. The students have been enjoying this addition.

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