SCHOOL SCOOPS: Silver Sands starts Angel Xpress

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Silver Sands School invites the public to participate in the 8th annual Silver Sands School Angel Xpress.

The Angel Xpress allows parents, businesses and community members to adopt a child from the school, providing him or her with clothing and toys.

Students at the school range in ages from prekindergarten to 22 years.

To sponsor a student with varying exceptionalities, contact the Silver Sands office and Valerie Perkins at 833-3364.

Gifts deadline is Dec. 13.

The city of Fort Walton Beach presented FWB High School student Sydnie Newberry with the ACE Award, given monthly to a student who demonstrates success in and out of school.

In FWBHS band news, Jaylen Eason and Jennifer Zapotocky earned tickets to the all-state music program. The event takes place in January in Tampa Bay.

South Walton High School junior Kyzer Schilling placed third for his automotive photograph at the Mattie Kelly Arts Festival earlier this autumn.

The school learned that Alyssa Selvey received the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

Dressed in mad hats like a character out of “Alice in Wonderland,” the kindergarteners in Sherry Ford’s Freeport Elementary School class attended a “book-tasting party,” designed to teach them about different genres of literature.


The Saint Mary School’s LEGO robotics team participated in a competition at Davidson Middle School in October, when the St. Mary team exceeded its goal of completing two missions in the robot game by adding a third mission to the tournament.


A newly formed parent group at Meigs Middle School, Parents Advancing Wildcat Spirit, works to support students, teachers, staff and administrators. So far, PAWS has provided a teacher workday luncheon and has done a campus clean up.

The group is also creating a Meigs rock garden, with students able to buy and decorate rocks to be added to the garden.


Sophomores Megan Altman and Emily Phillips achieved Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician.

They represent the first female Freeport High School students to earn the certifications, and both expressed hopes of continuing their educations in manufacturing and engineering.

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