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  • Eric Priest named June Employee of the Month

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Eric Priest was chosen as the Wakulla County School District Employee of the Month for June.
    “Eric was selected to be recognized for his positive impact on the Wakulla County School District in our Technology Department. We are happy to be able to spotlight his service in an area that does vital work behind the scenes. Technology touches everything we do,” said Superintendent Bobby Pearce.

  • WHS grad wins Freedom Essay Contest

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Class of 2018 Wakulla High School graduate Jillian Richardson recently earned a $2,500 scholarship for her winning essay on “The Bill of Rights: What It Means to Me to be an American”.
    This is the 18th year that the law firm of Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster and Gwartney, P.A. has sponsored the essay contest, which is based on a topic relating to reflecting on what it means to be an American.

  • Wakulla schools in final contract phase for BP monies

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    On June 12, Triumph Gulf Coast‘s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move to the contract phase with the Wakulla County School District for Wakulla’s first proposed grant project.
    Under the terms of Florida’s settlement with BP after the 2010 oil spill that impacted regional coastal areas, over $300 million has already been deposited in the Triumph Gulf Coast account to be used by impacted Northwest Florida districts.

  • RMS and WMS participate in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Unmanned Systems STEM Summer Challenge

    Special to The News

    Riversprings Middle School became home away from home to faculty members from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and PAEC (Panhandle Area Educational Consortium) personnel on June 12, 13, and 14.
    Faculty provided the “Unmanned Systems STEM Summer Challenge” to a group of 64 middle and high school students from Wakulla, Gadsden, and Liberty Counties.

  • School District Announces New Leadership Positions for 2018-2019

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla School District Superintendent Bobby Pearce recently announced new leadership positions for the 2018-19 school year.
    Current Crawfordivlle Elementary Principal Belinda McElroy is leaving her position to work at the District Office under Tanya English, Executive Director of Exceptional Student Education and Student Services.
    McElroy will serve as Principal on Special Assignment.

  • Students’ artwork displayed around county

    Artwork from the Wakulla County schools will be on display throughout Wakulla County until October 2018. 

    Wakulla County Senior Center:
    Katie Davis, Wakulla Middle
    Maggie W, Coast Middle
    J’Aaliya Washington, Crawfordville Elementary
    Nathan Byrum, Shadeville Elementary
    Gabby Carraway and Judy Scott, Wakulla High

    Wakulla County Library:
    Jacquelyn Mullins, Shadeville Elementary
    Ivy Russell, Ryan Ly, Kiarra Butler, Wakulla Middle School
    Magdalene Porter, Pre-K

  • Thomas University students recognized for academics

    Special to The News

    The following Thomas University students from Crawfordville are recognized for achieving academic success during the Spring Semester 2018. President’s List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 4.0. Dean’s List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99.
    From Crawfordville:
    Whitney M. Cooper, President’s List
    Kristen E. McGahee, President’s List
    Aliya A. Callaghan, Dean’s List
    Erin N. Germanton, Dean’s List
     

  • RMS students visit art museums

    By Wilhelmina Sutton
    Special to The News

  • Wakulla School Board honors employees Bickford and Hudson

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla County School Board Employees of the Month for May were honored at the Wakulla County School Board Meeting on May 21, 2018.
     Said Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “Employees Alice Bickford and Missy Hudson were selected by their peers and supervisors to be recognized for their positive impact on the Wakulla County students, staff, and community. We are happy to be able to honor them for their service.”

    ALICE BICKFORD
     

  • WHS junior named Sunshine State Scholar

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla High School upcoming senior Faith Carolyne Joiner was honored as Wakulla School District’s 2018 Sunshine State Scholar at a conference in Orlando on May 17 and 18.
    The conference, presented by Lockheed Martin, celebrated the accomplishments of Florida’s elite students and provided a unique venue for the state’s colleges, universities and employers to recruit their talents.