Superintendent Hughes recently received a unique and very special item in honor and memory of Colonel Michael Flynt, USAF, ret., who passed away in December of 2017. Colonel Flynt's wife, Charlotte Flynt, presented Mr. Hughes with a beautiful tie that has traveled all over the world along with the Colonel in his many remote assignments.
Colonel Flynt was a United State Air Force Command Pilot, flying fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, who received numerous accommodations and awards including the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal among many others. He was also faculty and commandant at the USAF Special Operations School.
Col. Flynt was deeply community minded, and active in the development of this area. He served on the Board of Trustees for Northwest Florida State College, Past President of Institute of Senior Professionals at Northwest Florida State College, a founder of Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, President of South Walton Utilities, a member of Choctawhatchee Military Council and Air Commando Association. A large part of his service to the community was in the area of promoting and supporting the mentor programs in our area schools.
Superintendent Hughes is grateful and proud for the opportunity to share Colonel Flynt's legacy with all the students of Walton County School District. Make sure to be on the lookout for Supt. Hughes wearing the beautiful tie, and ask him about Colonel Flynt and his contribution to our Nation, and the local area!