The impact of their visits can be far reaching and their messages reinforce the dedicated efforts of our teachers to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding future. As models for creative expression, intellectual discipline and professional accomplishment, our artists make a valuable contribution to students throughout Walton County.

Meredith Snow, Music Teacher/Jazz Band, Emerald Coast Middle School:     “Thank you for fostering such an inspirational program for artists and allowing Emerald Coast Middle School to benefit from your community outreach.  It will be an event forever remembered.”

Florida Historian and Gold Medal/Non-Fiction Florida Book Award Winner Jack E. Davis at South Walton County High School:   "To fully participate in your own life, you have to know and appreciate relationships to past events . . .so be the geek who loves to read and who thinks critically about the past, choices for college, and the future you plan to create.”

Multi-Media Artist Jena Serbu at Seaside Neighborhood School: “The most important thing you can do is to take what it is inside you – that special gift each one of you have—and do what it takes to push it out into the world.”