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Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Fort Walton Beach, FloridaGraduations Hurt Are the detail for High school graduation and baccalaureate Are vice in Okaloosa a gtd Waiton counties Baker school baccalaureate 7 ., May 29 at the school stadium. Graduation 7 30 ., May 3t at the school stadium. Number of grads 68 valedictorian Angela Stanaland Chocta Ohatchee High school baccalaureate 8 May 29 at Etheredge stadium. Graduation 6 May 31 at Ettura it age stadium. Number of grads 416. Valedictorians Dana Farver Lisa Schmidt and David Smith. Cre8tview High school baccalaureate 4 ., May 27 at soil thide Baptist Church. Graduation 6 ., june 1 at the school stadium. Number of grads 235 valedictorian Kenneth Gage Dolphin Southern Christian school baccalaureate 2 ., May 20 at f orate Heights Baptist Church. Fort Walton Beach. Graduation 7 May 25 at Topaz Beach number of grads 5. Fort Walton Beach Christian school graduation 7 May 30 at camry Bap that Church auditorium fort Walton Beach. Number of grads 5. Valedictorian Phillip Foley. Fort Walton Beach High school baccalaureate 6 May 29 at Etheredge stadium. Graduation 8 ., june 1 at Etheredge stadium. Number of grads 447. Valedictorians Toyna Cook Mary Edwards Jennifer Reiter and Lynda Schumack Freeport High school baccalaureate 6 May 27 at find Baptist Church of Freeport graduation 7 ., june 1 at the school stadium number of grads. 35 valedictorian Dawn Miller. Laurel Hill school baccalaureate 8 pm., May 27 in the school cafeteria graduation 8 ., jute 1 in the school cast san number of grads 20. Valedictorian. Carla Bowen. Mcville High school baccalaureate 6 May 31 Al the school stadium. Graduation 7 30 p a. May 31 Al the school stadium. Number of grads 411. Valedictorians Christopher this and Heather Cox Paxton school baccalaureate 4 ., May 27 at Paxton Baptist Church graduation 7 May 29 Al tha school gym number of grads 29. Valedictorians Shannon gamer and tor a Schofield. Rocky Bayou Christian school baccalaureate commencement 7 ., jute 4 at Rocky Bayou Christian school gymnasium number of grads 12. Valedictorian. Tiffany Filar. Walton senior High school baccalaureate 5 May 27 at Lake Defuniak. Graduation 7 p a. May 31 at die school stadium. Number of grads 150. Valedictorians Chris Jonas Reid har Neon. Matt Casey Candy Ham and Matt Haga graduates from 1a classroom. I guess 1 Felt the pressure because i wanted to get Good grades so that i could get a scholarship Quot said Filar who plans to major in elementary education at Columbia Bible College in Columbia. . Quot ill probably feel that pressure there Heather Cox co valedictorian at Niceville High school said she was driven to succeed because a school administrator once told her she never would. Quot its Irish temper and own personality that made want to be Here Quot said Cox who plans to major in chemistry at Florida state University and eventually work As a veterinarian. While preparing her speech to the senior class Cox said she came across this quote Quot he who Only listens to what he believes never Reid Harrison one off be valedictorians at Walton senior High school said he has Felt the heat of Competition too. Harrison said he competed academically with some of the same classmates for 12 years. Quot its been a lot of Competition Quot Harrison said Quot hut a Friendly Competition. We helped each other along the Harrison Plana to major in electrical engineering at the University of Florida. After that he has big career plans out of this world plans. Quot i want to work for a amp a Quot Harrison said. Quot when you Tell somebody you want to be an accountant they just nod their head. If you say you re designing a spaceship to go to Mars they ill go. Dana Farver one of three valedictorians at Chocta Ohatchee High school said she questions whether earning the top Honor was Worth it. Quot i Felt i put most of the pressure on myself Quot said Farver who plans to major in electrical engineering at Duke University. Quot but now i Munda question Why i worked so hard All those years. It was like a Why did i stress myself like that a Quot but Farver justified it by saying Quot the grades de finitely helped get into Farver will attend College on a air Force Roth scholarship. After her four year military commitment she says Quot maybe 111 get a Job with a big computer Jennifer Reiter one of four valedictorians at fort Walton Beach High school said she a Mir prised by the attitude some people have about education. A a lot of people in this world have shut their ears to learning Quot said Reiter who also wants to study electrical engineering at the University of Florida. Reiter Hopes that by the time she graduates from the College computer technology will be so advanced that it will bring the workforce Home. Quot i would like to Wii out of Home using a computer Quot Ite iter said. Quot now that would be great As the of Ftp generation comes of age you can expect More and More people to want a career in music. Quot its Kiml of Odd you always hear of people who want to be a Star i just want to work behind the More than anyone else the roles and opportunities for women have changed. And for female valedictorians there Are some Tough choices ahead such As trying to fit marriage and family in with a career. Quot that a a real Cox said. Quot if i get married before i go Summit from 1a Quot a ittle of the exuberance is gone Quot said one of Bush a most senior foreign policy advisers speaking on condition of anonymity. Quot you know that we re really looking at a new age and that everything has changed. But we re reminded now that nirvana is not Here yet and that there Are serious Bush himself reflected that ambivalence telling reporters last week that the relationship Quot is far better. Than some times in the past but less Good than i wish it that new Quot sobriety a As one presidential adviser described it. Was brought about both by the soviet crackdown Lithuania and by increasing concerns that the soviet Economy the subject of a gloomy new Cia assessment May be the verge of collapse. In a marked shift since the leaders meeting in Malta last december . Officials now express fears that the soviet military May be reasserting its authority that Gorbachev May be too reluctant to Institute the Drasic and. Political reforms now required that his own political survival May be threatened a i Roulon t predict it but you cannot Rule out the possibility of extreme in ability a a cautioned a top White House official. The annual Survey by the prestigious Intima tonal Institute for strategic studies in London released thurs Day called the situation in the soviet Union a inherently enveloped by Quot crises chaos and lie result has been a More complicated and More difficult time for superpower relations As the leaders move or Are pushed a toward a new world in which Germany is reunified Western Europe is United economically Eastern Europe is transformed from a staging ground for soviet troops to Independent minded temo grades. Third world conflicts in such places As Afghanistan and Nicaragua no longer serve As proxy fights Between the from 1a Quot you kind of feel like if Ami done to become a Success people will say a look what happened to him a a he said. And unlike Many of his counterparts Trenton said he never Felt pressure to go elsewhere in Pursuit of a successful career. 11 Ajygin Crestview he said. Quot i was bom Here and All family lives Here. There Are plenty of opportunities at Eglin. So i chose to stay at Daphne Destin did no to choose to stay Home. Destin was one of nine valedictorians in fort Walton Beach High schools class of 1978. Now she makes her Home in West Palm Beach and works As an analytical Engineer for Pratt amp Whitney aircraft Destin designs computer simulations for tighter Jet engines. And although she likes her Job it Wasny to what she planned either. Quot in High school i was planning on going into veterinarian Medicine Quot Destin said. When i got to Junior College 1 decided i liked math and hated Destin said the pressures of being a valedictorian made College an extra Burden. Quot it made the first few years of College kind of nerve racking. I Felt i had to Uve up to certain she said. Destin said her advice for today a valedictorians is Quot they should set Clear goals now and work hard to reach them. Go for the dreams they Teresa Johnson Mackin was tired of school by the time she graduated from fort Walton Beach High school As one of 10 valedictorians in 1979. She said she just handle the pressures of study anymore. Quot i was burnout City Quot Mackin said. Quot i did no to think being a valedictorian was a very wonderful thing. I was so used to making As that it never occurred to that making anything less was acceptable and that a not always possible in Rouege. Quot for that reason and others. Mackin said it took her 10 years to graduate from Rouege. Last year. Mackin took a Job teaching seventh Grade math at Ruckel Middle school. She and her husband Uve in Defuniak Springs. Curtis Power is another valedictorian from the fort Walton Beach High class of 1978. Power uves in Atlanta where he works As a manager of information systems for Beu South services. After High school Power went to Hunnington Rouege in Montgomery ala., and inter earned a masters degree in accounting. Powell is an exception to the others in that he said he never experienced the pressure to succeed. Quot no. I never Felt any a Power said. A i Felt i had a Good education when i left the Okaloosa school to this years class of valedictorians Power said Quot look Forward to life. Graduating from Okaloosa county you have a big plus. Its Nice when you can go off to Rouege and its not a big Strain. You re off to a Good Start and a lifetime of Success ahead of Here a a list of some the areas other former High school valedictorians that the daily news heard from a Charles Myers Chocta Ohatchee High school class of 1963. Myers is an air Force colonel and currently works As a judge advocate. He jul attend the National War Rouege in Arlington a. This fall. A Janet Rogers Twitty. Laurel Hiu school class of 1965. Twitty is the Media specialist at Baker school. A Anita Rogers Heiser Laurel school class of 1968. She is a Secretary for the state health and rehab Stative services in Tallahassee. A Gregory Mcculough Nice vice High school class of 1979. Mcculough is an auditor with Florida Power. A Christel a. Carlson Chocta Ohatchee High school class of 1974. Carlson is a doctor with partner physician is anaesthesia services at sacred heart Hospital in Spokane Wash. A Catherine Campber Power. Laurel Hiu school class of 1944. Power who uves Andalusia ala., retired two years ago from her Job As Secretary at an elementary school a Margaret Campber Neal. Laurel Hiu school class of 1940. Neal is retired from the state welfare department and now uves in Tallahassee a Palmer Lee Campber Rogers. Laurel Hiu school class of 1942. Rogers was a housewife before dying 1961 if you re wondering what your neighbors have been thinking Why not let them Tell you every week our a inquiring photographer asks Northwest Florida residents the questions you d ask. The answers and the faces appear sundays in the daily news to medical school. In a be old by the time i have if its a Choice Between the two. Filar said the family is a dear Cut Witmier. Quot i want to have a Job and a family a Filar said Quot but family is More Quot in a hoping to get into the music Industry a said Lynda Schumack. Another fort Walton Beach High valedictorian. Quot in a not sure exactly where but that a what i want to do. Fire from 1a the scene win be sent to a state Laboratory in Ocala next week and results Are expected about a week later he said. Quot crowd control was very significant in this Case a Hord said. Quot patrons from nearby bars came out to look at the fire and it was about 2 30 . Before the crowd began to thin out. The Gate to the old amusement parking lot was opened to let people out. Deputies wrote several citations to motorists for driving Over the firefighters Merrell said he bought the budding from Auto dealer Sam Taylor in 1971 and built a second Story in the mid-1970s to qualify for a liquor License. Taylor moved the Structure originally a House from elsewhere on Okaloosa Island and in 1965 converted it into a business Merrell Liveoak Park a memorial cemetery 112 e. North Avenue a Crest a a he fss2-�8nmemorial Day service monday May 28, 10 00 . Sponsored by the disabled american veterans auxiliary a Crestview unlt57 guest speaker or. Simon Stoyer director of a ministration and Public information Florida dept of affairs for veterans a a taps played by a member of Crestview school band a color guard from Eglin air Force base for More information a Call Merally Mcdonald 682-3666our veterans did no to forget us lets not forget them see our memorial Day Sale Section in today paper clean up at our Hoover one Day Sale a. 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