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ECMS art students participated in the 2014-15 Rosemary Beach Music in Pictures Art Exhibition and Contest. 15 Walton County Schools participated, and ECMS is proud to announce that 8th grade student, Sofia Papagni’s painting was selected as a Best of Show from over 300 artworks. Karen Yanez, another 8th grade student, was awarded the Chairman’s Award, which was given to only one student per school.  Please look over the list below and congratulate the many students who medaled. All artwork will be displayed at either Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, the Coastal Branch Library or Amavida in Rosemary Beach. What a creative and talented group of kids we have here at ECMS, bravo stingrays!



Music in Pictures Medalists

Madison Hongyee, 5th grade, Grand Prize

Bryson Davis, 5th grade

Astrid Vallat, 6th grade

Lindy Arthur, 6th grade

Adrianna Peluso, 6th grade

Nylah Mateen Timberlake, 6th grade, Grand Prize

Tobie Cunningham, 6th grade

Aris Short, 6th grade

Mia Morelock, 6th grade

Mikey Zuppardo, 7th grade

Saylor Gilliam, 7th grade

Blakeleigh Gudson, 7th grade

Darla Ellison, 7th grade

Addison Graddy, 7th grade

Trinity Shedd, 7th grade

Tristian Toups, 7th grade

Sofia Papagni, 8th grade, Best of Show, Middle School

Chloe St. Aubin, 8th grade

Hannah Carmichael, 8th grade

Frida Licona, 8th grade

Kayla Rodriguez, 8th grade

Catalina Boswell, 8th grade

Karen Yanez, 8th grade, Chairman Award

5th grader Brandon Specht was chosen as a winner of the Scholastic Storyworks magazine writing contest for the Nov/Dec issue. Brandon wrote an article explaining why the mantis shrimp would make an awesome super villain! Way to go, Brandon!

We are excited to be representing the annual Change for Children Campaign for 2015!  This will continue until March 6th.

The Children's Neighborhood Society helps to provide a safe, stable and nurturing environment to foster children of Walton County. All monies collected will help feed, clothe and care for their needs.  

Three prizes will be awarded:

1.  The winning grade level will win a free dress day.

2.  The homeroom withing the winning grade level that raises the most money will be awarded a doughnut party!


3. There will be a Faculty Vs. Student DODGE BALL game.



February 25, 2015

From left to right:  Nasim Razavi, Chloe St. Aubin, Sofia Papagni, Logan Petty, Connor Harris and Mrs. Parker.

Nasim Razavi:  Honorable Mention in Medicine and Health 

Sophia Papagni:  3rd Place in Biochemistry

Connor Harris:  3rd Place in Engineering 

Chloe St. Aubin:  3rd Place in Environmental Science

Logan Petty who earned:

2nd Place in Enviromental Science

A state bid, where he will represent Walton County in Lakeland, Florida

And The Broadcom Masters Award where he will represent Walton County in a national competition

History Team members participating in the Regional Finals of the National History Bee in Baton Rouge were:

  • Sydney Eby
  • Rachel McCann
  • Eric Plunk
  • Maddox Rhea
  • Emma Sewell
  • Nick Sirmans
  • Cooper Weakly

Eric Plunk, Maddox Rhea, Nick Sirmans and Cooper Weakly advanced to the next round and will compete in the National Finals in Louisville, Kentucky in May.

Eric Plunk, Nick Sirmans and Cooper Weakly medaled by placing in the top ten.

And finally, ECMS’s own Nick Sirmans took first place overall in the regional tournament.

Way to go ECMS history team!!