Mark your calendars to see the Choctawhatchee High School Style Marchers band in the Dec. 2 Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade.


On Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 band Director Brad Parks and choral Director Jennifer Denham will conduct the students through combined holiday performances.


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As a before- and after-school care program, Fort Walton Beach Youth Village offers a safe and enriching atmosphere for students of all backgrounds.


With many of its students coming from single-parent homes, funds are appreciated to supplement the care costs.


Through the Youth Village’s 100 Hearts for a Child Club, your donation can take away the latchkey from a child and put that child in an atmosphere where he or she can continue to learn, grow and thrive.


For information about Youth Village or to make a donation to 100 Hearts for a Child, visit ouryouthvillage.org.


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Fort Walton Beach High School students brought home 16 superior ratings and 16 excellent ratings from the District One thespian competition.


More than 600 students from 24 school across Northwest Florida participated in the event at Northwest Florida State College's Mattie Kelly Arts Center.


In addition to the high ratings, the FWBHS students earned five Critics Choice awards: Cole Farrah, Josef Quiroz and Andrew Yoder, ensemble scene; Emily Reyna, monologue; Alena Castillo, solo musical; Andrew Yoder and Hannah Rezzarday, original play; and Aubrey Jourdan, costume construction.


“These kids represented our school and community well,” said theater and drama instructor Jason Blanks.


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To prepare for their science animal life unit and their animal research projects, Bob Sikes Elementary School second-graders visited the Gulf Breeze Zoo.


They saw the animals, fed giraffes and rode the train. The students also ate lunch under the zoo’s pavilion.


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South Walton High School announces its academic team: Kai Hong, Alyssa Sutton, Sophia Bock, Eric Plunk, Rafael Villanueva, Dalton Robinson, Xavier Epplin, Luke Messer, Fisher Marks, Sophia Bock and Noel Dahl. Melissa Buckner is the coach.


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