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Wyatt Vanlandingham wins Gold Spoon at 4-H Bakeoff

The 4-H Annual Holiday Bakeoff was held on December 2 at the 4-H Clubhouse in Trenton. In this event youth submit baked goods, candies, appetizers, and other sweet treats to be judged and compete for the coveted golden spoon award. Each youth could enter multiple dishes, and there are 14 categories for youth to submit in. This year, the category ... Full Story »

Lily Thigpen of Bell Middle wins Gilchrist School District Spelling Bee

Submitted On Friday, December 2nd, some of the county’s top spellers represented their schools in the Gilchrist County District Spelling Bee at Bell Elementary. There were 11 contestants, in grades 4-8, representing 6 schools.  The contestants from Bell Elementary were Evan Cobb and Ashley Nickols;  Trenton Elementary Connor Jordan and Katelyn Mariki; Bell Middle School Lily Thigpen; Trenton Middle School ... Full Story »

Former Bell Student researching Foodborne Bacterial Pathogen

Submitted Lauren Hudson, a doctoral student in the Department of Food Science and Technology, researches a foodborne bacterial pathogen, to which immuno-compromised populations like pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly are especially susceptible. Lauren Hudson is the a 2008 graduate of Bell High School and the daughter of David and Lisa Hudson. In 2011, a pathogen on cantaloupe from Jensen ... Full Story »

Eastside 4-H Club takes home trophy for outstanding 2016 Scarecrow display

Submitted The Eastside Explorers 4-H Club won this year’s Scarecrow contest displayed on the Gilchrist County Courthouse lawn in October. The Eastside Explorers made a cute tin can tractor which caught the judges’ eye during the competition. They received the new traveling trophy for the annual scarecrow contest at their last club meeting. Their club name was added on a ... Full Story »

Kyndall Williams Signs with University of South Florida

Trenton senior Kyndall Williams signed on Thursday, November 10, with University of South Florida in Tampa. Kyndall signed as her parents, Roy and Lori Williams and Coach Jason Nowling looked on. Kyndall has been playing softball almost year-round since she started at age 4. Kyndall told the students, family and friends who had gathered to see the signing, “I’ve loved ... Full Story »

Jaycee Thomas, Colton Rucker Crowned 2016 Homcoming Queen and King at THS

Submitted The students at Trenton Middle High School celebrated their annual Homecoming last week with activities. The highlight of the weeklong events was the crowning of 2016 Homecoming Queen Jaycee Thomas and the King Colton Rucker. The Mighty Tiger Marching Band played during the homecoming half time show which included the court and class attendents. Students built floats for the ... Full Story »

Brooks Parrish and Amanda Williams awarded American FFA Degree at National Convention

Submitted During the week of October 17th, 2016 nine Trenton FFA members joined nearly 60,000 FFA members from throughout the nation and guests in Indianapolis, Indiana for the National FFA Convention. Throughout the week members were able to interact with industry and college representatives at the Career Expo, listen to motivational speakers, and take part in industry tours. Trenton Middle ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Shines at National Convention

At the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo, a group of Bell FFA students Transformed Purpose to Action. This was the National FFA motto. On October 19-22, Bell FFA traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, with four students. The group consisted of Caitlin Anthony, Austin Bagby, Robby McDoungh, Dakota Smith, and advisor Bill Martin. During the trip, Bell FFA learned that FFA ... Full Story »