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Capps and Piechocki Valedictorian Herrington and Holmes Salutatorians

Savannah Capps Trenton High Valedictorian Trenton High School is proud to announce that their 2021 Valedictorian is Savannah Hope Capps. Savannah is the daughter of Jason and Maria Capps of Trenton. Savannah has a numeric GPA of 100.58. She is on the A honor roll and on the Florida Gateway College’s 2019 Presidents List. Her other honors are FCA All-Academic ... Full Story »

2021 Walk-A-Thon raises over $22,000 for local senior scholarships

The 2021 Walk-A-Thon was another record setting event. Saturday’s gloomy weather did not affect the attendance of this annual Education Foundation of Gilchrist County event. When the final count of funds raised was totaled a new record of $22,419.00 was set. Last year’s Walk-A-Thon was also a record breaker raising $20,008.00. Before the winners were announced Ed Foundation President Damon ... Full Story »

Brad Surrency named Teacher of the Year, Cindy Driggers Employee of the Year

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Monday, January 25, Gilchrist County Rotary Meeting was all about the Gilchrist County School District. The annual Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year were hosted by Rotary. Dr. Jim Surrency, GCSD Superintendent and also a Rotary member, welcomed everyone to the event. Assistant Superintendent Darby Allen introduced the principals of each of ... Full Story »

Kallee Smith to be new Senior FFA Advisor at Trenton High School

Trenton High School Principal Cheri Langford announced that Kallee Smith will be the new Trenton High School Senior FFA Advisor. Kallee and her husband Garrett Smith currently live in Plant City where she has been a Middle School Advisor for the past five years. Kallee met her husband Garrett while they were both attending UF. Garrett grew up in this ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Shin Dig raises over $5,000 for Middle and High FFA Chapters

Needless to say, Bell FFA Chapter Advisors Debbie Jones and Brett Wasden were delighted with the 2020 Bell FFA Alumni Shin Dig. The final tally for the fund raising event was $5,317. This year the funds raised will go directly to the FFA Chapters. Bell Middle and Senior FFA Chapters have 217 members this year, which is 100% enrollment. The ... Full Story »

Our Next Superintendent Dr. Jim Surrency

Dr. James “Jim” Surrency will be sworn in as the new Gilchrist County School Superintendent on November 17, at the School Board Meeting. For the past eight years Robert Rankin has been the Superintendent of Schools but he chose to not seek re-election in 2020. Dr. Surrency and family first came to Gilchrist County in 1974 to accept a teaching ... Full Story »

Bell High crowns Mendoza and Cooper homecoming King and Queen

Submitted by BHS Student Government Bell High School’s 2020 Homecoming, “Lights, Camera, Homecoming!”, was once again a huge success. Students, faculty, and the community enjoyed the festivities and excitement that Homecoming brings to Bell High School every year. BHS students and faculty members dressed up as their favorite Disney, Pixar, and Nickelodeon characters on “Hakuna Matata Monday”, showed off their ... Full Story »

Lady Bulldog Volleyball team, 2020 District Champs

Left to right, back row: Stacy Waddle, Tracy Smith, Maddy Sapp, Taria Liles, Michelle Heilig, Emma Hutto, Ashlee Thomas, and Sydney Waddle. Front row: Amani Salem, Melonie Piechocki, Shelby Waddle, and Adriana Vasquez. Full Story »

2020 Bell Homecoming Attendants

Standing from left to right, 9th Grade,  Karys York and Cason Rose. 10th Grade, Madison Frey and Zach Powell. 11th Grade, Carleigh Newsom and Patrick Smith. Sitting from left to right, 6th Grade, Noah Bagby and Maddy Whittington. 8th Grade,  Elias Toruno, Jodi Waddle, Caelum Surrency, Lizzie Bagby, Issac Johnson and Rylee Johnson. 7th Grade,  Jonathon Belasky and Kate York. Full Story »