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Mock Trial teaches 5th grade students about the judicial system

Fifth grade students from Trenton and Bell schools got a lesson in how the judicial system works last week while participating in mock trials at the Gilchrist County Courthouse. Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Lancaster drew names to determine who would be called from the audience to serve as the defendant, assistant judge, jurors, assistant bailiff and assistant clerk. Full Story »

Reed inspires, educates students for 39 years

History class was more than just studying the life of dead people when Rick Reed stepped to the front of the classroom, often, though not always, dressed in costume. For many years, Reed dressed as the colorful historical figures he taught students about at Trenton and Bell schools. He used the costumes as a hook to get students interested in ... Full Story »

A Family Tradition: 2 generations of a Trenton family will serve as state FFA officers

It’s been 30 years since Trenton FFA Chapter had a member serve as Florida FFA president, but that may change this summer if Brooks Parrish is elected state FFA president. It’s a role his father Terry Parrish  was elected to in 1985. The last 30 years have brought a lot of change to both the agriculture industry and the FFA ... Full Story »

Trenton Junior-Senior Prom returns to the high school gym

The Trenton High School gym was transformed into “Party at Gatsby’s…The Roaring 20’s” on Friday night for the junior/senior prom. According to Leigh Hartzog and Stephanie Shelley, who are the junior class sponsors, students began fundraising before the school year even started. The theme was voted on by junior and senior class students who had paid their class dues at ... Full Story »

HOSA Par Pro Team will go to Nationals

The Bell High School Health Academy HOSA Parliamentary Procedure team went to the State Leadership Conference in Orlando March 26-29. Team members include: Ranie Butler, Ricky Buchholz, Penelope Sutliff, Taylor Rogers, Ashton Mathews, Jake Hunter, and Christine Rowe. The team had to pass a written test which contained 100 questions based on basic parliamentary terminology. The team passed round one ... Full Story »

TES teacher receives Governor’s Shine Award

On Tuesday, March 26 during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott presented Governor’s Shine Awards to four outstanding teachers from around the state for their commitment to Florida’s students. Trenton Elementary School teacher Christy Russel, who is the Gilchrist County School District Teacher of the Year, was among the recipients. The Governor’s Shine Award is presented to Florida ... Full Story »

Bell students develop machine that removes sand from dairy slurry

Bill Martin’s agriculture classes are working with North Florida Holsteins and the engineering department at Trenton High School to develop a system that would remove sand from slurry. Utilizing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grant from Duke Energy, Martin’s first and second period classes have bought the materials and built a machine that uses vibration to remove sand ... Full Story »

Parrish shows Reserve Grand Champion

Brooks Parrish knows his way around a show barn. The Trenton High School senior who started showing fat steers at the Suwannee River Fair when he was just 8-years-old, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Florida State Fair last week. “I was really excited,” Brooks said about his win, and so were his proud parents, Terry and Ronda ... Full Story »