Fort Walton Beach High School saw its students achieve writing success just before the winter break.

Thirty students were published in the 2018 “Young Writers to Follow” book, which highlights young authors from the tri-county areas of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Of those authors, 19 came from FWBHS.

Flash Fiction category: Jada Bard, “The Spectral Beast”; Cassidy Bassett, "The Wall"; Anne Marie Willis, “That Dragon Hubris.”

Short Story: Kaitlyn Kincaid, “Hanahaki Disease”; Kendall Moreland, “A Series of Codes”; Giovanni De Lanoy, “The Memories of Victor W”; Joseph Zylack, “Half-Breed.”

Poetry: Tempest Mikey, “25 Lines from Suicide Notes and Love Letters”; Savannah Beaulieu, "Sowing Sword-Lilies"; Jaden Carlisle, “Flatline”; Abigail Coyle, “What Kind Of Habit Is This?” Zoe Deer, “Underwater”; Caitlin Diener, “The Void”; Brianna Havenda, “Drowning”; Anna Henry, “Same Self, Different Mind”; Alison Janetis, “Lil’ Blue”; Jalena Jarvis, “Epiphany”; Quinterra Nichols, “When I dance….”

Essay: Emma Jowers, “Faith in Society.”

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The FWBHS sailing team had a successful outing at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Regatta at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.

The "A" fleet Capt. Cam Farrah, with crew Cody Amy and Cameron Mendosa, scored 28 points during seven races for a second place overall in that fleet.

The "B" fleet with Dalton Edeker and Zach Lambert finished the series with five first-place finishes.

In all, the crew’s competitions earned them a first in the Okaloosa championship, fourth in Monk Smith District Championships, third overall and second Laser fleet in Gulf Coast High School Championships, fifth in fleet at Great Oak Invitational National Regatta, and first in Allstate Sugar Bowl High School Championship.

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Seaside Neighborhood School recognizes its winners of the 2018 Florida 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest.

Sixth grade, from first to third place: Ava Richardson, “How to Live Life in a Positive Way”; Isobel Reeves, “A Dog’s Life”; Chloe Stanley, “Best Family Trip.”

Fifth grade: Gigi Sumpter, “The Man on the $10 Bill”; Elsie Bartlum, “The Plastic Pollution Problem”; Declan Fowler, “The Colombia Manner Haunted House.”

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