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  • Students travel to Europe over the summer

    By CASSIE TUCKER
    WHS Art Teacher

    What did you do this summer? Travel to Europe will be the reply from the 10 of us who went to London, Paris, Florence, Rome and Sorrento on the Wakulla 2012 Eurotrip.

    I had the pleasure of leading my group of seven fantastic, young ladies and two tremendously helpful parents on this educational journey through Explorica. Much of our enjoyment came from our friendly and amusing Oxford/Cambridge graduate/guide, Thomas who fluently spoke French and Italian besides his “British” English.

  • Cross country starts Aug. 16

    The Wakulla High School cross country teams, both boys and girls, will begin practices for the 2012 season this week on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the high school track. Thursday’s practice will begin at 12:30 p.m., but the rest of the practices will start at 2:30 p.m., beginning on Friday. 

    Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience, and there are no cuts – everyone runs. All interested athletes should show up with running clothes/shoes and a current physical. Questions, call Coach Paul Hoover at 509-7861.

  • NJROTC unit underway

    By HUNTER MCKAYE
    Public Affairs Officer

    It’s time to start a new school year and that means a new Navy Junior ROTC unit as well. The summer’s been promising, even with the disasters caused by Tropical Storm Debby. We’re confident that the school year will go well based on the attitudes displayed by cadets during the annual summer mini-boot camp and the clean ups held in response to Debby.

  • WHS raises needed funds for Pennies for Patients

    Special to The News

    Students, teachers and volunteers at Wakulla High School came together during the 2011–12 school year to raise $927.80 in the Pennies for Patients fundraising program.

    The program is a school and youth program fundraising effort for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Funds raised support blood cancer research and patient services.

  • Summer Academy prepares students for AP classes

    Special to The News

    Wakulla High School teachers, tutors, and volunteers banded together to offer the second AVID Summer Academy with the goal of assisting WHS AVID Scholars Program students prepare for their upcoming Advanced Placement classes.

    With the assistance of AVID elective teachers Nancy Floyd Richardson, Melinda House, and Will Pafford, along with AVID tutors Danny and Katie Lilly, and volunteers Pam Smith, Dr. Rachel Pienta, Heather Gray, and Deidre Walker, students met twice during the summer.

  • FCAT critics see opening in Robinson resignation

    By BRANDON LARRABEE
    THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

    THE CAPITAL, Aug. 3...With Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson resigning in the wake of a series of public-relations miscues and grading mistakes surrounding Florida’s high-stakes testing and accountability regime, critics are sensing an opening to change the direction of the school-reform movement in Florida.

  • Richardson honored for ACT scores

    Special to The News

    Wakulla Middle School eighth grader Danna Richardson was recently recognized for her exceptional scores on the ACT.

    She received medals for State Recognition and Grand Recognition for scoring in the top 2 percent of seventh graders who took the ACT or SAT.

  • Wakulla named Academically High Performing district

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Assistant Superintendent

    On top of being named an “A” school district, Wakulla County School District has been designated an “Academically High Performing District” for the fifth consecutive year.  Wakulla is one of only 19 school districts to earn this recognition, and one of only six districts that has maintained it for five or more consecutive years.

  • First Connect is here to help upcoming seniors

    Special to The News

    Tallahassee, FL – Workforce Plus would like to congratulate all Wakulla High School seniors on achieving this milestone. With so many decisions to be made and the world of possibilities available, Workforce Plus wants to remind students and their parents that they are not alone when planning for the future.

  • Coastal Optimist Club is accepting school supplies

    Special to The News

    The Coastal Optimist Club Annual School Supply Drive is in full swing.

    Purchase a few extra supplies this year and drop them off at any of the following locations to help the students of Wakulla County prepare for school.

    Donation boxes are located at Ameris Bank in Crawfordville, Centennial Bank in Crawfordville, Capital City Bank in Crawfordville, The Wakulla News and St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.

    The school supply drive ends Aug. 30.