If you have gently used prom dresses, tuxedos or other formal wear in your closet, please consider donating the pieces to Fort Walton Beach High School Resource Officer Deputy Jenna Oliver.

The attire will be used by Silver Sands School students during their April prom.

For information, contact Oliver at 833-3364.

In other FWBHS news, the Emerald Coast Exchange Club named Waylon Steele as its January Youth of the Month recipient, based on success in and out of school.


Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College ranked first in four-year graduation rate among all Florida high and charter schools. CHS also ranks in the top 5 percent in English language arts and in mathematics.

“The success of our CHS students speaks volumes for the excellent instruction they receive at CHS and NWF State,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, NWFSC president.

College-bound students may apply for scholarships to NWFSC now through March 31 for the fall semester.

For scholarship information, visit www.nwfsc.edu/scholarships or call 850-729-5370.


Paxton School eighth-graders learned about being astronauts with a field trip to the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, where the students carried out a mock mission to Mars.

They also toured science technology tools at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

The American Society of Civil Engineers and Space Grant Consortium provided funding for the trip.


Elliott Point Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Alberta Landreaux provided the winning application for a $200 grant from CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin Pelican Realty's Pelican Cares Program. The funds will be used to enrich the class garden.


Congratulations to Longwood Elementary School students who participated in January’s Martin Luther King poster and speech contest. Brennan Speed, Ronald Lane, Olivia Burks, Brooklyn Smith, Hailey Lei-Sam, Sandra Miguel Juan and Harmony Lang were assisted by coordinator Glori Speed.


You have from 7:30-10 a.m. this morning to enjoy the best buttermilk pancakes in Okaloosa County at the Magnolia Grill’s annual Pryor Middle School Band pancake breakfast. Suggested minimum cost is $7 per person, payable at the door. Magnolia Grill is at 157 Brooks St. SE in Fort Walton Beach.

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