COMMUNITY BRIEFS June 22
Price places 2nd in essay writing contest
Leah Price, Meigs Middle School student, entered the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. Her essay on the Stamp Act won at the chapter level and went on to place second at the state level.
Trevor Sears named to President’s List
Trevor K. Sears of Miramar Beach has attained the academic achievement of President’s List for Florida State University for the spring term of 2016. To be chosen for the President’s List, a full time student must be registered for 12 or more semester hours and have earned a 4.0 grade point average.
College names students to President’s, Dean’s lists
Northwest Florida State College recognized the superior scholastic achievement of students completing the spring 2016 term by naming them to the President’s List and Dean’s List. Any student with nine or more college credits in the term and a term grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 in college-level courses is placed on the President’s List. Any student with nine or more college credits in the term and a term GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 in college-level courses is placed on the Dean’s List.
Destin: Unique Allen, Kaylee Battiste, Joshua Birdsong, Jessilyn Brucato, Mary Gashaw, Ryen Goebel, Brett Hawks, Lauren Leighton, Rachel Meek, Mason Salsgiver, Jean Marc Similien, Patrick Tucker, Katrina Tucker, Holly White
Destin: Robert Anderson, Noel Cantrell, Christopher Cloud, Brynn Dwyer, Alexander Julio, Jonathan Kight, Natasha Locht, Mary Martin, Case Phillips, Camron Phillips, Kenny Phu, Adriagny Russomanno, Patrick Sanders, Abigail Schmidt, Bree Smallwood, Jay-Mark Soriano, Daniel Syfrett, Anna Tourjman, Scarlett Voight, David Yeadon
United Way earns 3-star rating
The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties has received a 3-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator.
“The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is pleased to receive an excellent rating from Charity Navigator,” said Rick Owen, president/CEO of the organization. “Fiscal responsibility and transparency is essential to building trust with our donors, agencies, and community and is of primary importance to our organization. The 3-Star rating is a reflection of the emphasis that we place on integrity in the performance of the mission at your United Way.”