Congratulations to Freeport Elementary School, Maude Saunders Elementary School, and South Walton High School for being awarded the Golden School Awards for Walton County School District!
Superintendent Hughes made the presentation at the July 15 School Board meeting, and thanked the schools and community volunteers for their commitment to providing quality educational experiences and support for our students. 
The Golden School Awards are presented annually to recognize exemplary schools which promote parent and community engagement in education. 
The criteria for selection is:
• 80 % of the school’s staff is trained in school volunteerism
• School has a designated volunteer coordinator
• Total number of volunteer service hours equals or exceeds twice the number of students enrolled