To see lessons in practice, the South Walton High School Health Science Academy students completed bio-hazardous waste cleanup, first-aid, basic life support CPR and clinical rotations at Somerby Assisted Living Facility during the students’ Nursing 3 course.

The South Walton Fire Department life guards volunteered a day for CPR student training.

Tammy Sasser is the SWHS health science instructor.

In other health science news, student Austin Kisner received Lifeguard Rookie of the year from the South Walton Fire District.


The students in Walton High School’s administrative office specialist program participated in the Future Business Leaders of America district competition in Pensacola.

Tanner Grey and Katelyn Gillert placed first in the hospitality management competitive events.

Abigail Hewett took third for healthcare administration. Fourth places went to William Huff, Katelyn Lloyd and Belle Lloyd in the hospitality management events.

Students compete at the state level this month.


Locklin Technical Center students, Santa Rosa County, participated in the region 1 Skills USA Competition, which tests in a variety of technical programs and qualifies students for the state competition in April. Top finishers include:

Culinary arts/secondary: Lyric King, first; Hunter Hutchinson, second
Commercial baking/secondary: Azlee Faircloth, first
HVACR/secondary: Nathan Prince, first; Jimmie Neal, second.


Niceville High School’s forensics team competed in February’s Florida Forensics League state qualifying tournament, with students bringing home their share of awards: student congress, Luke Jones, third; dramatic interpretation, Libby Clifton, second; United State extemporaneous, David Ott, third; humorous interpretation, Libby Clifton, first, and Kenzi Cook, second; informative speaking, Simrun Sharma, first, and Eshaan Sharma, second; international extemporaneous, Eshaan Sharma, first; original oratory, Simrun Sharma, first; and Lincoln Douglas debate, Elva Diaz, fourth/alternate. Maddison Barrera and Lauren Cartwright participated in duo interpretation.


Walton High School raised $1223.70 for Change for Children, a program that provides a home for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

School Scoops appears Mondays and Saturdays during the school year. Email school items for publication to