Early in December, the Rocky Bayou Christian High School academic team finished 60th out of 174 teams in the nation that competed in the fall 2018 3-2-1 Online Academic Challenge Competition.

The team scored 307 points in 111 minutes with team members Caroline Seeling, Gideon Riches, Alicyn Grete, Adam Mistretta, Micah Wyn, Ethan Rodriguez, Will Murray, Hannah Suh, Parker Athearn, Rominey Willner, Addie Spence and Landon Byrd.

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Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation, a military contract company, made a donation to two schools affected by Hurricane Michael.

This company, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, but with an office in Fort Walton Beach, delivered school supplies and a check for $10,000 to Springfield Elementary School and Cedar Grove Elementary School in Bay County.

“Our employees, both here in Huntsville and in Fort Walton Beach, collected school supplies and monetary donations for Springfield Elementary and Cedar Grove Elementary,” said Arlee Holmes, senior corporate communications specialist with Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation.

“Springfield’s school was destroyed, and so (the students) are now on campus with Cedar Grove students. We know that both schools are impacted by this so we wanted to help,” Holmes added.

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Before the winter break, South Walton High School teacher Bobbi Pinkston earned the Teacher of the Year for her school. Pinkston teaches English Honors II and Advance Placement Capstone Research, as well as sponsors the school’s literary magazine, “Osprey.”

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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America holds its Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness scholarship essay competition, with a deadline of Feb. 15.

The annual program accepts essays about how this disease has affected the applicants’ lives. Students are asked to share how they plan to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s in the future.

Applicants must be high school seniors, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with the intention of entering a four-year, accredited college or university within 12 months of the application deadline for the contest.

To learn more, visit www.alzfdn.org, and click on Teen Scholarship Essay Contest.

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