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2020 Land Judging competition goes well for local FFA

The annual land judging competition was held on Friday, January 31, in Gilchrist County. This year the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the competition. Gilchrist County FFA had six teams at the event. Bell FFA had two high school teams and two middle school teams. All the teams did very well, Bell High School had the  winning team ... Full Story »

Education Foundation’s Walk-A-Thon a very successful event

Teams from all four schools in Gilchrist County were on hand to lead off the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County’s Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, February 1. This year’s event began at the Trenton Depot with teams walking and running on the Greenway to the west. The event started with Presley Pauling of Bell High School leading the pledge while Bell JROTC ... Full Story »

Amanda Jones-Carlson named Teacher of the Year and Carl Loy is the Employee of the Year

Teachers of the year and Employees of the year from each county school gathered at the Monday, January 27, Rotary meeting. The Rotary Club of Gilchrist County hosts a luncheon each year where the countywide Teacher of the Year and Employee of the year are announced. Both the countywide Teacher of the Year and the Employee of the Year work ... Full Story »

Hines takes home the Blue at Districts

Braley Hines of Trenton FFA wins Public Speaking at FFA District Competition. Braley Hines of Trenton FFA won First Place at districts in prepared public speaking contest. Braley’s speech was entitled Dig Deeper and it included an overview of the importance of soil conservation and BMP or best management practices that farmers are using to conserve natural resources. Trenton FFA ... Full Story »

Special Trophies to be awarded at the 2020 Walk-A-Thon on Feb. 1

Two shiny new trophies will be awarded at the 2020 The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County’s annual Walk-a-Thon. These revolving trophies will be awarded to the school which raises the most money and the business that raised the most money. Each trophy has a plate where the winners names and the year will be engraved. Each year these trophies will ... Full Story »

Bell Middle High Staff enjoys Christmas down on the farm

The Cannon Farm Plantation was the venue for Bell Middle High School staff’s annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19.  Miles Prescott, the event venue’s owner and a 1981 graduate of Bell High said, “This is my way of giving back to my old Alma Mater.” For the past three years, Prescott has welcomed the teachers and staff to the ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Brings Home the Ribbons at Sub-Districts

By Carleigh Newsom Both Bell Middle and Senior attended our annual FFA sub-districts. This is a day in which many competitions take place such as public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and tractor driving. Bell FFA is proud of the competing members such as the second place winning middle school parliamentary procedure team, which is made up of  our chairman, Jordan LeFebvre ... Full Story »

Joyce Teague wins Golden Spoon Award at 4-H Christmas bake off

The Gilchrist 4-H Holiday Bake-Off was held Dec. 2 at the Trenton Community Building. The 4-Her’s dropped off their entries between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Monday morning and returned at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy the treats they had made with friends and family and to learn who had been awarded the giant golden spoon. The giant Golden Spoon winner was ... Full Story »

FFA Advisor Ashley Thoron to leave THS

By Cindy Jo Ayers Trenton FFA Chapter members and Alumni were saddened to learn that longtime FFA Advisor Ashley Thoron would be leaving Trenton High over Christmas break. Dr. Andrew Thoron, Ashley’s husband, has taken a position as the Education and Ag Communication Department Head at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Ms. Thoron said she plans to take ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Alumni Shin-Dig and Auction was a great fundraising event

Bell FFA members and the Alumni came together on Thursday, November 7, to hold the best Shin-Dig and auction in many years. Some $5,840 was raised for Bell’s FFA Chapters at the event. The Shin-Dig and supper was held at the Bell High School Cafeteria. The organizers were very pleased with the turnout even though there were several events in ... Full Story »