Outstanding Student-Athlete, Caroline Orcutt, Fort Walton Beach High School, has been named a National Finalist in the Heisman High School Scholarship Presented by Acceptance Insurance.
From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2021, Caroline is one of 12 outstanding student-athletes who have been named National Finalists in the Heisman High School Scholarship competition awarded by The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Gulf Coast Chapter rewarded the ACCEL grants to projects that demonstrated creativity and innovation in teaching and encouraging an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The recipients received grants up to $1000.
The following Okaloosa County teachers received a grant this year:
The Superintendent of Schools, Marcus Chambers, and School Board Member, Tim Bryant, were officially sworn into office at the November 17th School Board Organizational Meeting. Newly elected School Board member Marti Gardner, who was previously sworn in, was unable to attend but was also recognized. Elise and Caroline Foreman, Bob Sikes Elementary School, led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program for grades K-6 has launched for the 2020-2021 academic year, with this year’s annual national liftoff held at Silver Sands School in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
The Art in the Capitol Competition, authorized by section 1003.49965, Florida Statutes, is an annual statewide visual arts competition for students in Grades 6 – 8.
The Okaloosa County School Board has issued a Proclamation declaring that Wednesday, November 18, 2020, be recognized as Education Support Professionals Day.
The Okaloosa County School Board approved Jordan Berry as the Lewis School Assistant Principal II (12 month) at the November 9th School Board Meeting. Berry was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida, where he graduated from Manatee High School in 2003. After lettering in baseball, he was recruited by Central Florida Community College (CFCC) to play for two years. While at CFCC, he received his associate degree and was named to the all- conference team both years. Berry continued his baseball career at the University of West Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of History degree.