There was plenty of recognition to go around during the Washington County School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.

School Board Association (FSBA) Director of Leadership Services Tina Pinkoson recognized School Board members and Superintendent Joe Taylor as a Certified Master Board.   Pinkoson presented the Board with a plaque for the completion of the Master Board Training. 


Language Arts teacher Anna Bell Rackley recognized and presented certificates of achievement to students for having their poems selected for publication in a national student poetry anthology: Brooke Clecker, Brodie Albright, Bella Self, Ellen Grant, Korben O’Connor, Marshall Carter, Lucy Jones, Justin Brock, Theonia Stephens, Emma Hall, Maggie Oleyar, Malikye Cuff, Cori Kapun, Madyson Brown, Aubrey Wood, Ethan Hall, Charles Posten, Kaiden David-Richard, Braelyn Kent, Malachi Brown, Wyatt Glenn, Kayson Hawkins, Trista Potter, Sophia Dorsey, Mataleigh Miller, Lula Burdeshaw, Jacklyn Krzyszkowski, Cameron Hewett, MacKenzie Register, Kaden Morris, Christian Burger, Nicholas Hickey, Layla Renfroe, Jayla Everett, Kyler Neese, Bry Caldwell, Rykell Peterson, and Camarien Jackson.


Band Director Sam Toole recognized Roulhac Middle School 8th grader trumpet player Marcus Russ, who was accepted into the FMEA Middle School All-State Honor Band–the first in Middle School history.


There were other recognitions:

District Spelling Bee winners     

1st Place – Camden Chesnut, 5th Grade, Vernon Elementary School 

2nd Place- Eva Gibson, 5th Grade, Vernon Elementary School 

3rd Place – Christian Burger, 8th Grade, Vernon Middle School

Beta Club winners

Vernon Middle School

1st Place  8th Grade Lang Arts – Maddox Markham

1st Place Solo Instrumentalist – Christian Burger

1st Place Pottery – Kiley Harrison

2nd Place Painting – Kindel Whitaker

3rd Place Woodworking – Dylan Wells

Jr VP Elect – Kindel Whitaker

Club Awards

1st Place – Service Learning Showcase

1st Place – Club Trading Pin

2nd Place – Two-Dimensional Design

2nd Place – Apparel Design

2nd Place – Scrapbook

3rd Place – Songfest

3rd Place – Campaign Skit 


Roulhac Middle School

1st Place- Digital Art- Olivia Mathis

1st Place Drawing- Chailert Egan

1st Place Recyclable Art- Kaede Laney

2nd Place Woodworking- Trig Wright

3rd Place Math- Caden Anderson

3rd Place Social Studies- Grayson Martin

3rd Place Hand Drawn Anime- Raegan Wiwi

3rd Place Service Learning Project- Payton Prough

Premier Performer- Janiya Ortiz

1st Place Songfest- Roulhac Middle School


Vernon High School

1st Place – Club Awards – 2 Dimensional Design                                  

1st Place Division 1 Recycled Art – Ashton Mitchell                                     

1st Place Division 1 AG Science – Jayden Brogden                                     

2nd Place Division 1 On-Site Art – Mary Harris

1st Place Division 1 Painting and Best in Show Visual Arts – Nyla Brown

2nd Place Division 1 Drawing – Lily Gainey

2nd Place Division 1 Fiber Arts – Jessica Yarbor 

1st Place in Robotics – Luke Albritton, Cole Wells, Kimber Floyd,

 Caiden Coltrane, Emily Flick

Chipley High School

1st Place Division 2 Poetry – Truman Dellwo

1st Place Division 1 9th Grade Language Arts – Khloe Nguyen   

3rd Place Club Apparel Design – Julie Mayo      


Ms. Tamika Edwards –  Support Related Employee of the Year (not present)          

Ms. Toni Guy – Rookie Teacher of the Year

Vernon High School

Tracie Herbert  –  Support Related Employee of the Year

Sue Bauzo – Rookie Teacher of the Year (not present)

Laurie Simmons – Teacher of the Year