SCHOOL SCOOPS: Lewis School gets $500 to promote STEM

Lewis School in Valparaiso has received an ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant of $500 for the promotion of science, technology, engineering and math. The money goes toward helping an elementary-level drone team.—South Walton Academy has postponed its inaugural Color the Coast for Autism 5K and Fun Run fundraiser. Originally planned for April 4 at Topsail Hill… … Read More


SCHOOL SCOOPS: Walton Middle hosts Data and Doughnuts

In February, Walton Middle School hosted its second successful Data and Doughnuts of the year, providing a Title 1 parent training event held in homeroom classes. … Read More


SCHOOL SCOOPS: Snowbirds help 2 South Walton students with college

Walton County Snowbirds donated $1,000 to two South Walton High School students for their university expenses: Sydney Balfanz plans to attend the University of Florida, and Drake Roberts plans to attend Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.—Fort Walton Beach High School’s National Honor Society recently partnered with A Bed 4 Me, a nonprofit organization that… … Read More


SCHOOL SCOOPS: Silver Sands to host Celebration of Arts

Make plans to enjoy the Celebration of Arts on Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Sands School in Fort Walton Beach.This annual event, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization, showcases art by the exceptional education students. It also serves as a fundraiser for the school.The general public is welcome to attend… … Read More


SCHOOL SCOOPS: FWB High’s Laborde earns Outstanding Youth Volunteer

Fort Walton Beach High School student Lyndsey Laborde, while working toward helping schoolmates, earned Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Okaloosa County School District.Lyndsey established and maintains a food pantry within the school and advances to the state level as the district’s representative.In scholarship news, the Fort Walton Elks Lodge No. 1795 presented… … Read More