Articles - 2020 - STEMM - FLL Robotics

Congratulations to the Okaloosa STEMM Academy’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team, the STEMM Swarm, led by coach Sarah Wilson! This weekend at the Northwest Florida Regional FLL Competition in Tallahassee they won the Strategy & Innovation Award, a bid to State, and 2nd place overall. However, the most prestigious award that they received is a bid to the Social Service of Industry (SESI) International in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Articles - 2020 - STEM Community Day

Shining a light on Transforming Tomorrow’s Workforce, the educational partners of a coalition group known as Innov8+ came together on February 15th to host Fusion Gala 2020, a black-tie affair, and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Community Day held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. The inaugural event showcased how the larger community can get involved in preparing the next generation for careers in high-demand fields that will strengthen the region and our nation’s future.

Articles - 2020 - FWBHS - Washingtonhigh Coca-Cola

Journey Washingtonhigh, Fort Walton Beach High School, has been named a Regional Finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program!

Reaching this level distinguishes her as an extraordinary leader in her school and community. Nearly 200,000 applicants and more than 1,900 Semifinalists participated in the program and just 251 students were selected as Regional Finalists. Journey is to be commended for this outstanding accomplishment.

Articles - 2020 - S2S Training

Respect for all! Leadership for All! Service for all!

Okaloosa County School District student leaders revitalize the Military Child Education Coalition “Student 2 Student” (S2S) program at Choctawhatchee High School, Crestview High School, Fort Walton Beach High School, Niceville High School, and Ruckel Middle School.

Articles - 2020 National Merit Finalists

Bethany Ann Jowers, Fort Walton Beach High School, and Jackson Cook, Dane Dickerson, and Sara Strunk, all from Niceville High School, have been named National Merit® Scholarship Finalists.

The four Okaloosa County students were selected from the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2019 and have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners is now in progress.

Articles - 2020 - MLK Contest

Over a hundred Okaloosa County students participated in this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical and Poster Contest on January 11th at Northwest Florida State College. Sponsored by Sigma Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, every participant received a medallion; and all First, Second, and Third place winners in each category received a trophy. 1st Place winners in the oratorical and poster contest also received a monetary award, the opportunity to showcase their winning speech and display their winning poster at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.