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Lauren Roberts selected to run for Area 2 FFA Vice President

By Cindy Jo Ayers Lauren Roberts could just be the next Area Two State FFA Vice President. Last week Lauren Roberts and Makenzie Smith spent Monday and Tuesday in Haines City participating in a very intense screening hoping for a spot on the State FFA Officer team. Roberts and Smith have been preparing for the screening since the beginning of ... Full Story »

Spears signs with Warner

On Friday, April 12, Colton Spears signed his letter of intent to play football at Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida. Pictured, left to right are Brandi Olsen Harris, Colton Spears, JJ Spears and Elliot Spears. Three other Bell High seniors also signed on April 12. Their photos will be printed in an upcoming edition of the Gilchrist County Journal. Full Story »

Grace Guthrie signs with Santa Fe College

On Wednesday, April 3rd, Trenton High School’s Grace Guthrie signed her letter of intent to play softball for Santa Fe College. Shown left to right are parents Scott and Amy Guthrie, Grace Guthrie, Santa Fe College Head Softball Coach Lindsay Fico, Trenton Coaches Todd Bryant and Clint Anderson. Full Story »

Gilchrist Participants win awards at Suwannee River Fair

The 2019 Suwannee River Fair has ended with awards returning home to Gilchrist with participants. The fair awards night was held on Tuesday, March 19. Fair President Loran Brookins thanked the many volunteers who help out yearly and the fair sponsors who support the fair each year. Brookins said, “Without the sponsors and volunteers it wouldn’t happen.” He also thanked ... Full Story »

Nine graduate from first School Guardian Program Program

The nine Gilchrist County School employees who completed the School Guardian program training were honored last Thursday, March 14, at The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. The volunteers went through 144 hours of rigorous training conducted by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Edwin Jenkins was the training coordinator, Lt. Todd Holley and Sgt. Mike Simpson were the instructors. Assistant State ... Full Story »

4-H and FFA winners at the Suwannee River Fair

Blu Langford of Trenton FFA on left won the overall Sr. Grand Champion during the horse show at the Suwannee River Fair. She is shown with Burlynne Mejeris of Chiefland FFA on right who won Reserve Grand Champion. Alaina Mauphin-Blair shown with her Grand Champion Doe at the Goat Show last weekend at the fair. The fair continues this weekend ... Full Story »

FFA Cake Auction a huge success

Trenton FFA Alumni and Supporters recently hosted their annual cake auction in order to raise funding and support for the Trenton FFA chapters. The event concluded National FFA Week in which thousands of chapters celebrated and shared the joys of FFA membership. As part of the week long celebrations, Trenton FFA members were able to compete in the cake decorating ... Full Story »

MacLean and MacPhearson Valedictorians, Floyd and Driggers-Ellis Salutatorians

Ryan James MacLean THS Valedictorian Ryan James MacLean was named the 2019 Trenton High School Valedictorian. Ryan earned a GPA of 101.18 while attending high school. During high school Ryan became Autocad Associate certified and Solidworks Associate certified. He also earned his AA degree, and is graduating a year early. He was also part of the Presidents Club at Florida ... Full Story »