Welcome Back NWFSC!

There is nothing quite like the fall semester on a college campus! It is the culmination of what our personnel have been working towards all summer. It is with great anticipation that we welcome back our faculty and students to campus. We are striving toward a safe, healthy campus...
Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in our Gulf and Bay, with at least 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics, especially, last a very long time in the ocean and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter...
By Superintendent A. Russell Hughes What an EPIC Day at Freeport High School and Freeport Middle School on Tuesday, August 2, 2021. These schools hosted WCSD’s EPIC4wRd Back to School Teacher Training COATand Empowerment Day! The semi-annual event is a time for teachers to reconnect, learn new classroom strategies and...
Welcome back to a much-anticipated new school year in Okaloosa County! One of the greatest advantages of being in education is that we have the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and make improvements and changes in the new one. We learned a lot about what we are...
UWEC Kicks Off Virtual Singing Competition & Fundraiser, Rock United United Way Emerald Coast (UWEC) has kicked off Rock United - presented by Gulf Power Company, a virtual singing competition for local bands and musicians. Rock United celebrates and recognizes the great musical talent in Okaloosa and Walton counties while...
An Inspirational Representative of Teachers in our Community By Victoria Ostrosky “’Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.’ 35 years, 6,300 days, two schools, two grade levels and one county. I’ve lost count of how many students. I’ve made wonderful friends along the way. Now it’s time to...

The Man in the Arena

By Lori Leath Smith “This was a righteous fight—a fight for truth. There’s God and truth. I couldn’t have faced this without God and the truth.” When local resident and retired Navy SEAL Chief, Eddie Gallagher, was suddenly arrested on September 11, 2018, at the medical facility where he was receiving...
By Michelle Ruschman “Twenty-two veterans kill themselves every day. We are just trying to reduce that 22 by giving them more purpose and giving them a distraction if nothing else.” ~ Jeff Powell Local Jeff Powell is the founder and President of Veterans 48, a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose goal is...
The seventh annual Emerald Coast Classic college basketball tournament, presented by Global Sports, will be played Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 26-27 at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. Area basketball fans can purchase tickets now, from $15 on the ticket link on the official tournament website,...
The Choctawhatchee watershed and its abundant waterways inspire a water-based lifestyle that is the heart of the local culture and economy. Islanders Coastal Outfitters and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA—hometown organizations focused on local waters—recognize this and have joined together in the “1% for the Planet” network to help take...

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