Locklin Technical Center, the career training facility in Santa Rosa County, has four of its school district students participating in an internship with Universal Fabricators near Pensacola.

Daniel Castillo, Ashton Majors, Mitch McGee and Garrett Megela serve as welder helpers, assisting the journeyman welders in tasks ranging from welding to cleaning.

In other Santa Rosa School District news, the district has partnered with the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management and WeatherSTEM to bring weather stations into the schools. The stations include cloud cameras and garden probes that are connected to the internet, enabling the collection of data and images.

The partnership promotes student education and public safety.


As a reminder, the best of the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy’s mathematicians, through the Mu Alpha Theta Club, are free tutoring sessions from 8:30 a.m.-noon today. Basic math through Advanced Placement Calculus assistance is available.

Bring textbooks, worksheets and old tests.

In Spanish news, teacher Elvia Eason has been selected by Educational Testing Services to serve as an AP Spanish reader in the summer of 2018.


To celebrate a spring symbol while also learning, the West DeFuniak Elementary School fifth-graders pursued a math EGGstravaganza. Students looked for hidden plastic eggs, which contained math challenges. Once the students completed the challenges, they reported to their teachers. If the answers were correct, they earned a treat.


Freeport High School’s National Honor Society has organized blood drives at the school, with students donating 81 pints that could help up to 243 people.


Paxton School recognizes its March students of the month: high school, Savannah Spann; middle school, Anney-Kate Araneo; and elementary school, Danelle Holder.

At the high school level, the AVID 5K (Advancement Via Individual Determination) was a success and raised money for the 2018 AVID scholarship.

AVID promotes student success over individual challenges and obstacles.

Winners of the 5K include: Cage Wibbing, 10-14 years; Hailey Myddelton, 15-19; Laura Ashley Radney, 20-35; Michael Ward, 36-50; Beth Tucker, 51 and older.

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