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Trenton FFA Alumni Cake Auction a big success

Sweet cakes were well appreciated at the FFA Alumni Cake Auction on Friday evening at the Trenton High auditorium. When area auctioneer Daniel Jerrels took the last bid, a total of $6,100 had been raised. The Alumni raise funds each year by holding events like the cake auction to financially support the FFA students.  These funds are used when students ... Full Story »

Paulling and Duke Valedictorians, Manders and Barkevich Salutatorians

Gilchrist County School District announced this year’s Valedictorians and Salutatorians on Monday, February 24. Presley Lauren Paulling BHS Valedictorian Bell High School Valedictorian is Presley Lauren Paulling. Presley is the daughter of Tom and Kelley Paulling of Bell. Presley was the 2019 Gilchrist County STEM Scholar, an A-Honor Roll student and a four year dual enrollment student. She is a ... Full Story »

Construction on Special Facilities Project at Trenton High School Moving Forward

By Janet Bradley At the School Board Meeting on February 18, 2020, Director of Operations for GCSD David Spencer updated the School Board on the progress being made towards the special facilities project at Trenton High School. Phase 1 of the project will be the construction of a 25,000 square foot cafetorium. The objectives of Phase 1 are to ensure ... Full Story »

2020 Land Judging competition goes well for local FFA

The annual land judging competition was held on Friday, January 31, in Gilchrist County. This year the Gilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored the competition. Gilchrist County FFA had six teams at the event. Bell FFA had two high school teams and two middle school teams. All the teams did very well, Bell High School had the  winning team ... Full Story »

Education Foundation’s Walk-A-Thon a very successful event

Teams from all four schools in Gilchrist County were on hand to lead off the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County’s Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, February 1. This year’s event began at the Trenton Depot with teams walking and running on the Greenway to the west. The event started with Presley Pauling of Bell High School leading the pledge while Bell JROTC ... Full Story »

Amanda Jones-Carlson named Teacher of the Year and Carl Loy is the Employee of the Year

Teachers of the year and Employees of the year from each county school gathered at the Monday, January 27, Rotary meeting. The Rotary Club of Gilchrist County hosts a luncheon each year where the countywide Teacher of the Year and Employee of the year are announced. Both the countywide Teacher of the Year and the Employee of the Year work ... Full Story »

Hines takes home the Blue at Districts

Braley Hines of Trenton FFA wins Public Speaking at FFA District Competition. Braley Hines of Trenton FFA won First Place at districts in prepared public speaking contest. Braley’s speech was entitled Dig Deeper and it included an overview of the importance of soil conservation and BMP or best management practices that farmers are using to conserve natural resources. Trenton FFA ... Full Story »

Special Trophies to be awarded at the 2020 Walk-A-Thon on Feb. 1

Two shiny new trophies will be awarded at the 2020 The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County’s annual Walk-a-Thon. These revolving trophies will be awarded to the school which raises the most money and the business that raised the most money. Each trophy has a plate where the winners names and the year will be engraved. Each year these trophies will ... Full Story »

Bell Middle High Staff enjoys Christmas down on the farm

The Cannon Farm Plantation was the venue for Bell Middle High School staff’s annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19.  Miles Prescott, the event venue’s owner and a 1981 graduate of Bell High said, “This is my way of giving back to my old Alma Mater.” For the past three years, Prescott has welcomed the teachers and staff to the ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Brings Home the Ribbons at Sub-Districts

By Carleigh Newsom Both Bell Middle and Senior attended our annual FFA sub-districts. This is a day in which many competitions take place such as public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and tractor driving. Bell FFA is proud of the competing members such as the second place winning middle school parliamentary procedure team, which is made up of  our chairman, Jordan LeFebvre ... Full Story »