The annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the St. Mary School Parent Teacher Organization on Aug. 23 saw more than 400 dinners served, with help from business sponsors Red Lobster restaurant and Two Doves Designs. The PTO intends to raise funds for archery equipment.
The library also hosted a used-book sale during the dinner, making $150 toward the purchase of supplies.
In student news, this academic year sees Zoey Ogan as president of the Student Council. Boyd Tandberg serves as vice president, with Greta Winkler as secretary and Aidan Beaty as treasurer.
Northwest Florida State College has donated about $60,000 worth of land to the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, which will assist in the expansion of operations and the building for the museum's proposed folk school.
The land is located near the museum building in Valparaiso.
Ruckel Properties also has donated land to the museum.
The Heritage Museum has long been a field trip destination for area schoolchildren, particularly as students study their Florida history units.
A variety of tour options are available, covering Native Americans to pioneers and historic technology.
"We even have programs about pollination using our pollinators garden," staff member Kelli Knudsen said.
"We work with the teachers to customize the tours to fit their needs and the tours meet the Florida State Standards," Knudsen added.
As a further help, the museum serves as a resource for students, who may make appointments to use the research library.
For information, visit www.heritage-museum.org.
South Walton High School congratulates the newly elected freshman class officers: President Tyler Beauchamp, Vice President Foley Barrett, Secretary Minerva Avelar, Treasurer Sophia Hight, and representatives Sydney Johnson, Athina Hight, Sophia Palmer, Anna Barthes and Beru Pierce.
Freeport Middle School's Art Department recognized Phoebe Rasz as its eighth-grade Artist of the Week, with her multi-media piece honoring the memory of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Her art features a silhouette of the New York skyline against a backdrop of the U.S. flag.
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