School board recognizes students, athletes

Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 07:17 PM.

CHIPLEY — Monday’s Washington County School Board meeting was all about the kids.

The school board recognized the district’s Sunshine State Scholar, the Florida Allstate Band students, the Florida Vocal Association’s Allstate Choir winner and the District Champions Vernon High School Yellow Jackets.

Sarah Boullard was named the Sunshine State Scholar of Washington County. Boullard was very involved with the STEM program, and she has worked hard for the honor of Sunshine State Scholar, said Gail Riley, curriculum and instruction director for the district.

The Sunshine State Scholars program  recognizes Florida's top STEM students and introduces them to the vast postsecondary and career opportunities available right here in their home state, according to the state Department of Education website.

“STEM is a great program,” Boullard said. She added that she had attended STEM camps since her sophomore year in high school.

Chipley High School Band Director Richard Davenport introduced band students Richard Wayne Davenport and Cary Laird. Both students made Florida Allstate Band, and they had recently returned from a competition at Florida State University.

“In spite of his parents, Richard is actually a very talented musician,” joked Davenport.

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