Initiated by teacher Kendra Peloquin and the Freeport Middle School Art Department, the school participated in an event designed to share kindness: #kindnessproject.

Students visited the school’s picnic area to participate in kind activities, which included making a link for the kindness chain, guessing how many Skittles were in a water bottle, passing out lollipops and random acts of kindness cards.


Six Walton High School students attended the Future Business Leaders of America state convention in Orlando: Will Huff, Abigail Hewett, Katelyn Lloyd, Katelyn Gillert, Belle Lloyd and Tanner Grey.


Kenwood Elementary School has been named an East Coast Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) Award School, making it the first Okaloosa School District school in five years to earn the recognition.

The Exceeding Expectations Project recognizes Title I schools that exceed expectations based on student achievement.


In another early March event, the Rocky Bayou Christian School’s top mathematicians competed at the Northwest Florida State College Math Bowl.

Devon Lewis placed fourth individually, while Elijah Suh placed 10th. The school’s team placed fourth in the "Y" category of team competition.

Other participants included Shep Harper, Gideon Riches, Parker Athearn, Rominey Willner, Qing “Amelia” Wang and Hannah Suh.

In related math news, the Mu Alpha Theta Club’s next free math tutoring — open to all area students — has been scheduled from 8:30-a.m.-noon Saturday, April 21 in room 555 in the Saxon Building. Areas covered include basic math through Advanced Placement calculus.

Contact Carla Alldredge at to reserve a tutor. Bring textbooks, old quizzes and tests.


South Walton High School art students Frida Licona and Kyzer Schilling have been selected as finalists in Photographer’s Forum 38th annual College and High School Photography Contest.


Attorney Patrick E. Kennedy spoke via teleconference late in March to the Paxton High School’s third-year aerospace students about constitutional law and its impact on the future of unmanned aerial systems such as drones. The students earned high school and university credit from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Also late in March, students paid $2 to walk around the track in a fundraiser for Autism Awareness.

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