Missildine receives award

Freeport High School’s Ted Missildine was recently selected as the 2018 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award.

This award recognizes excellence in teaching in Florida in association with local industry partners for continuous improvement of the academic program, keeping it closely tied to industry needs.

FLATE Award winners are selected from submitted nominations from around the state. They are judged by an awards committee made up of industry representatives that serve on the FLATE Industry Advisory Committee.

James McDowell graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James N. McDowell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

McDowell is the son of Charles D. and Patricia D. McDowell of Santa Rosa Beach, and brother of Charles D. McDowell II of Dallas, Texas.

He is a 2013 graduate of South Walton High School in Santa Rosa Beach. He earned an associate degree in 2015 from Northwest Florida State College.