Northwest Florida State College recognized the superior scholastic achievement of students completing the Fall 2012 term by naming them to the President's List and Dean's List. The President's List names those students with nine or more credits in the term who earned a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 during the semester. The Dean's List names students with nine or more credits in the term who earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79. Destin students named to the lists are:
Jenny Armstrong, Katherine Baker, Blair Brown, Denis Cecan, Catherine Denev, Orla Ericksen, Heidi Faulk, John Fischer, Maria Galati, Veronica Grozav, Jessica Harrison, Amanda Haselden, Christian Holland, Angela Kelley, Nathan Kight, Ian Kinzer, Kristina Lorrain, Maribeth Magtanong, Robert McCullough, Katherine Mitchell, Katie Moore, Adrian Muresan, Elizabeth Nissley, Jay Patel, Brenda Petersen, Kelsey Reinhardt, Adam Robinson, Ryan Seymour, Hannah Shepherd, Miles Sims and Sonata Valaitis.
Kevan Adams, Amanda Berrios, Csilla Borbely, Lilly Cheney, Katarina Chouri, Summer Derry, Kaleigh Dunn, Hadley Fenn, Tony Fretts, Cameron Gilley, Christopher Goins, Lee Guerrera, Chloe Hagle, Savannah Henry, Bethany Keller, Marisa Kirby, Melody Mathews, Loren Mikulski, Taylor Murphy, Anthony Nelson, Dillon Patel, Jhoely Posayco, Cody Sanders, Elizabeth Steele, Emily Thomas, Jeff Tratt, Paige Turner and Tatiana Volcov.