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The 2D art students of Tracy Wilmes at South Walton High School enjoyed a performance by Dr. Benjamin Sung, violin instructor at Florida State University, as part of the Rosemary Beach Foundation's Music in Pictures art initiative.  Students were delighted to have the opportunity to listen to and interact with Dr. Sung as he played selections designed to deepen the student's' understanding of the theme of this year's Music in Pictures program.  Submitted by Tracy Wilmes.  

The Wise Center is proud to announce Doralyn Sasser as Teacher of the year and Maria Whitehurst as ESP of the year.  Congratulations to both of them.  Pictured left to right- Maria Whitehurst; Principal, Tracey Dickey and Doralyn Sasser. Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

at better way to enjoy the holiday season than listening to the sounds of children singing? PreK students at Van R. Butler Elementary enjoyed presenting a special performance for their parents and guests. Their songs and smiles put everyone in a holiday mood! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

VRB Prek

VRB Prek

On Wednesday, December 11th, fourth and fifth grade classroom winners participated in the Schoolwide Tropicana Speaking Competition.  Parents, students, teachers, and judges were amazed by the well thought out speeches and the students' ability to present them to such a large group of people. Congratulations to each of these students!!!

Fourth Grade

1st place - Carli Nowling - My Annoying Niece and Nephew

2nd place - Isabella Adkinson - Being an Only Child, Kids' Tables Are Awful

3rd place - Kari Hanscome - The Man Walt Disney

Fifth Grade

1st place - Rhiannon Fountain - Remodel Gone Wrong

2nd place - Chandler Shoaf - How to Write a Tropicana Speech

3rd place - Gracelyn Daniel - Our Money Habits

First and second place winners from our school competition will represent West DeFuniak at the District Tropicana Speaking Contest on December 18th at Freeport High School.

Submitted by Pam Beck

The district office celebrated the holidays with a luncheon on December 14. As part of the event, district staff donated Christmas gifts for girls and boys. Danny Garner took the donations to the Matrix Center for distribution at their Christmas celebration. Also pictured is Morgan Elkins a volunteer for the Matrix.  Submitted by Kristy Grey.