The South Walton High School Seahawks returned home this afternoon to banners and balloons after winning the Class 1A State Championship Wednesday night.

Teachers, faculty members and students greeted the team with smiles and hugs.

"This is my first year at the high school," said Guidance Counselor Marie Laurino. "I came from ECMS so I've known a lot of these girls since they were in sixth grade. It's a wonderful feeling to be a part of something like this."

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