Northwest Florida State College recently held its annual Student Awards Day. Local students recognized for achievement for the 2012-2013 academic year include:

• James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest Award: 1st place —Emily Heasley of Mary Esther, 2nd place — John Stackpoole of Niceville, and 3rd place – Katie Kahn of Destin

• PTK Transfer Scholarships to FSU-Panama City: Katherine Baker of Destin

• Outstanding Dental Assisting Student: Amanda Haselden of Destin

• Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges: Heather Bonanno, April Bullock, Maija Campbell, Evan Whitney Dehaan, Joanna Hayslip, Brandy Kirby, Inna Kolb, Shirley May, Fallon Simmons, and Kathern Tagert, all of Destin; Angelina Willis of Miramar Beach

• Outstanding Achievements in Acting: Katherine Colson of Destin

• Most Improved in Voice: Erin Nobles of Miramar Beach