South Walton High School students have responded overwhelmingly to the Culinary Arts class, an elective this academic year.

Using a room specifically designed for such a purpose, sophomore E.J. Lagasse taught his classmates how to make his version of macaroni and cheese.

In other Seahawk news, student Ava Clark has been admitted to the National Society of High School Scholars because of her leadership, academic success and community involvement.

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Seaside School welcomes new Athletic Director Andrew Ward.

“I am thrilled to lead the athletics program at Seaside and Seacoast,” Ward said. “We plan to continue to grow our sports programs and help our students become well-rounded athletes.”

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Lewis School has incorporated the Seek Success, Own It, Accept Others, and Rise Up (SOAR) character education campaign into its daily school practice.

SOAR “encapsulates what we as a school family believe are the traits to being a Lewis Falcon: respect, accountability, and following the model left by the late Taylor Haugen and former Lewis Falcon, overcoming adversity,” said Assistant Principal Jason Driver.

Driver also notes that this academic year is a bittersweet one for the school as Principal Mike Fantaski looks toward his retirement at the end of it.

“He doesn’t like any focus on himself and rightfully places all credit for our success on the teachers and students, but we would not be as successful as we are without his leadership,” Driver added.

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High school students wishing to have a fun way to earn their scholarship volunteer hours are welcome to volunteer at the Sept. 9 Hispanic Fest, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

“We will sign their school’s community hours sheets if they bring them, or we will provide them with a letter from our organization,” said Hispanic Fest organizer David Triana.

Volunteers can serve in several areas: set-up, break-down, kids' area, runners for masters of ceremonies, costumed characters, secondary stage assistants and trash pickup.

For information, contact Mirian Montoya at 843-697-9742.

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