SCHOOL SCOOPS: South Walton to host senior citizen prom

Sharon Dooley
School Scoops
Walton Sun

Area senior citizens may enjoy the sixth annual Winter Wonderland prom 2020, hosted by the South Walton High School Student Government Association, on Feb. 8 in the school cafeteria from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

“Each year the senior citizen prom is a blast,” said Joan Kennett, the SGA sponsor. “There are not enough words to describe the wonderful memories, lessons learned, stories shared, and special connections SGA students walk away with each year all because of the ‘seniors.’”

The evening includes music, dancing, finger foods, cake walks, door prizes and the crowning of the prom’s king and queen.

Tickets are $15 for a single and $25 for a couple. Proceeds go to local charities and SGA scholarships.

For information or reservations, contact Joan Kennett by email at or call 850-622-5020, extension 4353.


Feb. 5 marks World Read Aloud Day, and Niceville’s Plew Elementary School joins in by welcoming guest readers to each classroom.


Costa Enterprises McDonald’s often offers support to the community, this time by serving breakfast to more than 1,100 student athletes and coaches at the All Sports Association’s 35th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast at Northwest Florida State College’s Raider Stadium, Feb. 7.

Student athletes come from Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa middle and high schools.

“We are honored to be a part of this event each year and show our appreciation to our local community and schools,” said David Costa Sr., president of Costa Enterprises McDonald’s.


Randy Folsom, director of the Fort Walton Beach High School band program, earned the Florida Bandmaster’s Association’s Andrew J. Crew Award.

The award is given to high school band directors who have received a superior rating for five consecutive years at the FBA State Music Performance Assessment.

In student news, the Emerald Coast Exchange Club honored Nathaniel Rudman as its January Youth of the Month. The award goes to students who demonstrate success in and out of school.

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