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Bell FFA attends State FFA Convention

The Bell Jr. and Sr. FFA Chapters attended the 86th Annual State FFA Convention in Orlando this past week. Members from both FFA Chapters received many awards, attended many leadership workshops, along with supporting Brooks Parrish on his quest for the State President Office. Full Story »

Restoration work to begin on Trenton’s old gym

The Gilchrist County School Board voted to award the construction bid to Oelrich Construction, Inc. for the restoration of the Old Gym. The Old Gym, which was built in 1939, now sits at Trenton Elementary School after being relocated from the high school campus. The Old Gym was relocated over ten years ago to its current location. The bid amount ... Full Story »

Bell High School senior paralyzed in weekend accident

There was no school at Bell High School on Monday, but the campus was far from empty as students gathered around the flag pole to pray for their classmate, Cole White. A Bell High School senior, Cole was seriously injured when he fell while at Bob’s River Place on the Suwannee River. Full Story »

Langford, Williams named top scholars

  Kacee Montana Langford has been named Trenton High School’s valedictorian and Ashley Nicole Williams is Bell High School’s valedictorian representing the graduating Class of 2015. Salutatorian honors went to Bethany Marie Dunn at Trenton High School and Raychel Amelia Thomas at Bell High School. Full Story »

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 »