As a Christmas outreach, the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy Art Club delivered treats to the Children’s Advocacy Center, with the gifts going into 50 stockings so that each child received one.

Both the Art Club and the Junior Classical League collected the items throughout the holiday season.

Mercy Pettis serves as Art Club president, with Gabe Lee as chaplain and sponsor Dawn Boon. Elijah Suh and Lauren Householder serve as co-consuls of the JCL.


The second-grade members of Maude Saunders Elementary School’s Acknowledging Children’s Efforts Club put on gloves and cleaned the school grounds, under direction of Maerea Kent.

ACE clubs are dedicated to helping others.


The fifth-graders in Victoria Moore’s Mossy Head School class designed and built rollercoasters made of hoses and tape. Students assessed the differences between potential and kinetic energy as part of a STEM project.


In its school Tropicana speech contest, Walton Middle School saw first place to go Mason Nowling, followed by Kadin McNaughton and Aaron Wilmoth. Language arts teachers Alex Rhodes and Emily Kent led the students through the competition.


The Paxton High School Key Club earned recognition as Key Club of the Month for December by the Florida district of Key Club International.

The honor was bestowed for the Paxton club’s volunteering at the school’s orientation, for hosting a Hurricane Harvey relief drive, for a painted mural, and for a volunteering at a Halloween event.


Walton High School saw several of its Diversified Career Technology students complete the EVERFI Financial Literacy Course, which includes modules on savings, banking, payment types, interest rates and more.

Congratulations to Michael Kelly, Ethan Norris, Rachel Smith, Michaela Wallace, Lexie Key, Miranda Matthews, Willow Motley and Skyler Cooper.

“DCT students learn about personal finance and business concepts that they can then apply practically,” said business teacher Ali McNeely. “They do application through on-the-job training. Each student has or acquires a job throughout the school year.”


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Merry Christmas.

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