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4-H and FFA Fat Steer weigh-in at Suwannee River Fair

Alaina Brown of Trenton FFA was at the Suwannee River Fair grounds on Saturday to weigh-in her fat steer. There were 38 fat steers entered in the 2019 SRF during the weigh-in. The Feeder Steer weigh-in will be Friday, December 7 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the Swine tag-in will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 7:30 ... Full Story »

Trenton Middle High Band members fundraising for new uniforms

Jennifer Wingate, Trenton Middle High School Band Director, said on Tuesday, “We are working hard to raise funds now to pay for the new uniforms that have been ordered and should arrive in October.” Wingate went on to say that the band members have just finished a cookie dough fundraiser and are now looking for sponsors who can donate $400 ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Board holds annual meeting

The Suwannee River Fair Board held their annual meeting on Monday, August 20th. Gilchrist County had two directors up for election, Adam Elliott and Taggert Siegel. Gilchrist nominated Adam Elliott, Natalie Hodge and Gary McKenzie. Adam Elliott was elected and Hodge and McKenzie tied. A second round of voting was held and Natalie Hodge took the seat. Frank Dola and ... Full Story »

Trenton Sr. FFA named a National 2 Star Chapter

Lauren Roberts, Gracie Langford, Alizabeth Morehouse, and Miranda Gartin have been named national finalists in the National Agriscience Fair for their respective categories. They will display their research and interview during the 91st National FFA Convention during the week of Oct. 24 - 27, 2018 in Indianapolis. The Trenton Sr. FFA chapter has been named a 2018 National 2 Star ... Full Story »

Gilchrist School District Employees’ Welcome Back

County wide employees of the Gilchrist County School District enjoyed the welcome back barbecue lunch last week at Bell High. The Gilchrist County Education Foundation hosted the meal. It was catered by Akins BBQ Restaurant in Bell and Sabal Trail Transmission sponsored it. Tiffany Bodiford, Stephanie Smith and Natasha Allen are shown. Full Story »

Trenton FFA goes to Washington D.C.

By Lauren Roberts Last week, Trenton FFA members Adam Smith, Makenzie Smith, Lauren Roberts and advisor Ashley Thoron traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Washington Leadership Conference hosted by the National FFA Organization to learn about servant leadership. On their first morning they paid their respects to those who had died fighting for our freedom at the Arlington National ... Full Story »

School District Gears Up for Start of School

Proposed Tentative Budget Presented to Board By Janet Bradley With the opening of the 2018-2019 school year just a few weeks away, the School Board listened to a proposed budget for the school year at the July 17 meeting. They were also updated on current projects that are preparing the campuses for the first day of classes on August 13. ... Full Story »

Gilchrist School District Receives An “A” Grade Status

The Florida Department of Education released district and school grades on June 27 for the 2017-2018 school year. Bell High School, Trenton High School and Trenton Elementary received school grades of an “A”. Bell Elementary received a school grade of “B”. The district received an overall grade of “A” for 2017-2018. School grades provide a way to measure the performance ... Full Story »

School Board Approves Framework for Safe and Successful Schools

By Janet Bradley At the June 19 meeting, School Board members approved a Framework for Safe and Successful Schools, which includes the employment of a Mental Health Services Director for the school district. The position, along with the services and training, will total $156,770. These services are being funded through a state allocation which was passed in Senate Bill 7026 ... Full Story »