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December Monthly Update

December 1, 2022

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares his December 2022 monthly update. 

Thankful for our Veterans!

November 18, 2022

Prior to this Thanksgiving Break we wanted to share a few pictures from Veterans’ Day Programs at ECMS and DLE honoring those who served our country and allow our students to be educated in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, and especially in the Walton County School District.  We shall never forget nor allow our students to forget nor allow our students to forget the sacrifices that were made for our Freedom.  We are Thankful during this Thanksgiving Break!  EPIC5G to our Veterans.  It is the Way!  Get On-Go On!!!!!

Art in the Capital Competition

November 18, 2022

Congratulations to Emerald Coast Middle School art student Maddie Villa for having her artwork selected as the Walton County representative in the 2023 Art in the Capitol Competition. Maddie's artwork will be displayed in the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee during the 2023 Legislative Session. 

In July of 2016, the Florida Legislature passed, and Governor Rick Scott signed, House Bill 701 establishing the Art in the Capitol Competition, a statewide visual arts competition for Florida students in grades 6 through 8. Each school district is required to hold an annual art competition with artwork judged by a selection committee consisting of art teachers. The winning art from each district is then displayed in the Capitol. 

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes congratulated Maddie and her art teacher, Jennifer Rhea, for this achievement.