United for a Good Cause, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, invites students, parents, businesses, civic leaders and the public to join in its National Suicide Prevention Week kick-off event on Sept. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Mall food court.

“Teen suicide, and suicide in general, has become a crisis in our nation,” said David Triana, chairman of United for a Good Cause. “The main purpose of our activity is to raise awareness of teen suicide and bullying via a family-friendly activity.”

The event features youth-friendly music, a comedy show, door prizes and information booths.

Students may participate in the video, graphic art and slam poetry competitions, with submission deadline of Sept. 4.

For information, visit www.unitedforagoodcause.org.

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Florosa Elementary School in southwestern Okaloosa County recognizes its Safety Patrol, with congratulations from Principal Dawn Massey and School Resource Officer Deputy Will Foster:

Haley Curry, Jesse Grammer, Hailee Mitchell, Elizabeth Robinson, Addyson Vandenbemden, Harrison Brown, Akeira Henson, Paola Pesante’ Mendoza, Preston Myers, Ayzdon Siaki, Rylea Vandenbemden, Oliver Cruz, Conner Findley, Gage Rohdert, Sophia Russo, McKenzi Adriatico, Bella Cavo, Mikiah McClain, Addison McClure, Kierra Starkey and Dreyton Walker are on the safety patrol.

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Walton High School congratulates students who earned level 5 on the biology End of Course exam: Jhacobe Adkison, MacKinnon Campbell-Work, Sierra Carroll, Emily Casey, Konnor Colvin, Mika Crowder, Lillian Feitsma, Anna Graham, Joseph Grgurich, Layla Hagan, Wilmer Hall, Chasity Kemp, Autumn King, Ming Liu, Daniel McCarthy, Mallory Meredith, Haleigh Permenter, Austyn Taylor, Aden Tidwell, Noel Dahl and Makayla Reed.

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Within the first week of school, Niceville’s Edge Elementary School administrators presented 65 students with awards. The students were helpful to new students, showed kindness to others, demonstrated both a good work ethic and served as character role models.

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Destin Elementary School began the school year with a new parent orientation on Aug. 1. That was followed with a Meet the Teacher event on Aug. 8, when all the Dolphins brought their supplies to their classrooms.

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