Congratulations to Seth Crutchfield on being selected to represent Holmes County as our 2023 Sunshine State Scholar.


Each of Florida’s school districts selects their top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Each scholar, along with their parents, will travel to Orlando for an extraordinary program designed to bring together scholars from around the state, connect them with employers that specialize in the STEM fields, and create a networking opportunity between the scholars and schools from Florida’s College and State University System.


The two-day program honors each scholar for their significant academic accomplishments and celebrates the potential they represent for our communities and state. In addition to the honor the scholars receive from the Commissioner of Education and the Senior Chancellor, students will also meet with representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities to discuss higher education opportunities available to them in Florida. This includes workshops for college applications and informational sessions on college funding for students and their parents.  The 2023 Sunshine State Scholars program will be held on April 13-14, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.  We are proud of you, Seth!