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  • Wakulla High students earn industry certifications before graduation

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    How can students graduate from Wakulla High School certified to jump right into a career and/or pursue college or technical school in a specific field, at no cost to them or their parents?
    Two avenues offer these opportunities: Career and Technical Programs (CTE) and Dual Enrollment (DE).
    Wakulla High School students earned 533 industry certifications through CTE courses of study during the 2016-2017 school year.
     That is the most in WHS history, and 62 more than last year’s 481.

  • Wakulla graduate earns Bachelor’s Degree

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    Melissa Gentry graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida  with a Bachelor’s of Science in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics and  a minor in International Studies on May 5.
    While at USF, Melissa volunteered with the Baptist Campus Ministries and First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace.
    She was also involved in The EnsemBULL a philanthropic  acapella group, Model United Nations, USF Russian Club and the Provost’s  Scholars Program.

  • COAST Charter School awards Teacher of the Year

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    COAST Charter School’s Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year is Ms. Lesley Gerrell!
    Ms. Gerrell has been teaching at COAST for eight years.
    Her peers say that her students love her and always talk about what they are learning and discussing in class.
    Ms. Gerrell’s fellow teachers also observe that she is a dedicated teacher who cares about her students and always strives to improve her classroom.

  • Above state average

    Wakulla County public school students exceeded the state average on 17 of the 22 state mandated tests. Spring 2017 scores were recently released by the Florida Department of Education for the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and state End-of-Course (EOC) exams in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, and Social Studies in grades 3 through 11.
    In 15 of the 22 areas tested, Wakulla students had passing percentages in the top 10 scores in the state.

  • Medart Elementary students challenged in Brain Brawl

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    Medart Elementary School recently held its annual Brain Brawl competition, which is sponsored by the Coastal Optimist Club.
    On Wednesday, May 10th,  fifth graders on Team A battled Team B to win the event.  
    Team A team captain was Parker Lawhon, and members receiving the first place blue ribbons were Lawhon, Marybel Lovel, CJ Beach, Laine Cook and Emily Johnson.  

  • Wakulla team competes at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

    Wakulla High School Odyssey of the Mind Team A competed in the World Finals of the world’s largest creative problem-solving competition on May 24-27 at Michigan State University.
    They are the first Wakulla team ever to attend World Finals after qualifying through regional and then state Odyssey of the Mind competitions. This year, the 38th annual World Finals hosted 833 teams of almost 6,000 students from 15 countries and 33 states.

  • Wakulla High Junior named Sunshine State Scholar

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    Wakulla High School upcoming senior J. Daniel Sullivan III was honored as Wakulla School District’s 2017 Sunshine State Scholar at a conference in Orlando on May 19 and 20.
    Every year, each Florida school district names one high achieving eleventh grade science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) student to join this prestigious group of peers.
    Sullivan was chosen because of his outstanding academic record and his interest in math and science.

  • Wakulla High Seniors earn Take Stock in Children scholarships

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    Eight Wakulla High School 2017 graduating seniors earned full scholarships to Tallahassee Community College under the “Take Stock in Children” (TSIC) state program, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education and the TCC Foundation.
    In addition, Wakulla educator Sue Hutchins was named the TSIC Mentor of the Year for Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla Counties.

  • Riversink held Creative Writing Bowl

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    Every spring, Riversink students in grades 3-5 compete in a writing bowl for the title of Most Creative Writer.
    Classes are given works of art from Ms. Jennifer Brooks, Riversink’s Art Teacher.
    These pieces are emailed to teachers and then posted on their Smartboard. Students will choose one piece of art and write a creative story.
    Teachers then choose the two best pieces of writing and those students compete in the school Creative Writing Bowl.

  • School district to offer free meals through summer months

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    The Wakulla County School Board, 69 Arran Rd., Crawfordville, Florida will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July.
    Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.