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Vaisberg receives special award from Duke

Gilchrist County has become known for their excellent athletes over the past few years. The county also has some outstanding scholars as Michael Vaisberg has recently proved. Michael took the ACT this year in hopes of becoming part of the TIP program (Talent Identification Program) from Duke University. When the scores came in, Michael scored so high that he received ... Full Story »

Students have green thumbs

Do you want to know how to grow a garden? Just ask any third grade student at Bell Elementary School. Jessica Altum Cooper, Gilchrist County 4-H agent, told the County Commissioners last week that third grade students at BES have been hard at work expanding their vegetable garden. With the assistance of the 4-H agent, the students planted a 14 ... Full Story »

Fish Fry nets $10,000 for scholarships

A larger than expected crowd attended the 3rd annual Fishing For Scholarships fish fry and helped raise $10,000 for scholarships. The fish fry is sponsored by the Gilchrist County Education Foundation and is held each year at Gilchrist County Ag Complex. Damon Leggett who is president of the Gilchrist County Education Foundation said, “I think it was the best turnout ... Full Story »

Alumni softball game raises over $6,000 for local cancer fighter

Trenton High School Alumni softball team held their annual game on Saturday, April 2 against the Bell Softball alumni. The Bell girls beat not only one team, but two teams, made up of former Trenton High School players. This well-attended community event made more than the fans from both sides of the county happy as the whole game was played ... Full Story »

FFA Cake Auction raises $8,740

Bidding was high on Thursday Feb. 25 at the Trenton FFA Alumni’s first annual cake auction. Held during FFA Week, the cake auction drew a large crowd of eager FFA supporters. Full Story »

Walk-a-thon generates $15,844

It was a cold and windy Saturday morning as local residents gathered on the courthouse lawn for the Gilchrist County Education Foundation’s annual walk-a-thon. Each year the walk-a-thon serves as a fundraiser for scholarships for graduating seniors and teacher mini-grants. This year’s walk-a-thon raised $15,844.34. Full Story »

Bell High School teacher is District Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Kathy Jo Smith always looks for the best in people. If you don’t believe it, just ask any one of her algebra students at Bell High School. “They all adore her!” said Principal Sherry Lindsey. Mrs. Smith’s efforts in the classroom have not gone unnoticed, in December she was selected by her peers as Bell High School’s ... Full Story »

Bell’s Ashlee Thomas wins District Science Fair

  Every year, Trenton and Bell Elementary have a School Based Science Fair in December encouraging students to complete a project using the Scientific Method. The Scientific Method is a system of advancing knowledge by formulating a question, collecting data about it through observation and experiment, and testing a hypothetical answer. Full Story »

Gilchrist County has the second highest graduation rate in the state

Annually, the Florida Department of Education calculates a graduation rate for each school district in Florida.  According to the Florida Department of Education, the graduation rate measures the percentage of students who graduate with a standard diploma within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade. The Gilchrist County School District’s graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year is ... Full Story »

Santa comes to town

Just before Christmas, Santa stopped by the Bell Elementary School Pre-K Class of Ms. Webster and Ms. Lindsey to visit with students, who got a chance to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Pictured above: Amberlynn, Canaan, Zackary, Laney, Maelyn, Wesley, Hayden, Alexander, Rachel, Bellalee, Brooklyn, Waylon, Justice, Cason and Macie.   Full Story »