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Students with Perfect Scores on State Assessments Recognized at Gilchrist School Board Meeting

By Janet Bradley At the School Board Meeting on September 17, students were recognized for obtaining perfect scores on the spring 2019 state assessments. Recognitions were given for students receiving perfect scores on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), End of Course Exams (EOC), and the Florida Comprehensive Science Test. Students from Bell Elementary, Trenton Elementary, and Trenton High School were ... Full Story »

Fishing For Success with the Bell Senior FFA

By Carleigh Newsom On September 14th, FFA advisor Mr. Bill Martin took some of his Bell FFA Officers to the University of Florida pond where they volunteered at the Fishing for Success event which was taking place. This event is put on by the University of Florida and is used to education people on aquatic life. The officer members did ... Full Story »

Trenton has become American home to foreign Exchange Teachers

The City of Trenton has become the new hometown for three foreign exchange teachers. Sam Bathula and Abhilash Rajan are both teachers from India, while Jelina Edodollon is from the Philippines. All three teachers joined the J-1 program which is for non-US citizens with teaching experience who want to learn about and teach abroad in United States classrooms. While in ... Full Story »

Eveline Wright is American Legion’s Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

Eveline Wright was nominated and selected by The Department of The State of Florida American Legion for school year 2018-2019. August started a new year and many new students will experience the excellent teaching techniques she has mastered. Mrs. Eveline Wright started her career in education in 2001, working as a paraprofessional while seeking her degree in Exceptional Student Education ... Full Story »

Gilchrist 4-H Awards Banquet

4-Hers came from all parts of Gilchrist County to attend the 2018-2019 4-H Awards Banquet. This year’s banquet was held at Clark Plantation Venue. The banquet was well attended by local 4-H members and their families. County Council President Kalin Siegel gave the welcoming address followed by Aubrie Blair who led the Pledge of Allegiance and Alaura Brown led the ... Full Story »

Student arrested for selling drugs on Bell campus

By Cindy Jo Ayers The first week of school in Gilchrist County came and went with only one big incident. A Bell High School Student, Rachel Vanthul, allegedly made the mistake of bringing prescription drugs to school. Fortunately, Bell High School’s Resource Deputy Davidson, along with BHS staff, initiated an investigation into possible narcotic activity on the BHS campus. According ... Full Story »

Presley Paulling Recognized As Top STEM Student at BHS

By X. Leggett Congratulations to Presley Paulling, Bell High School’s top 2018-2019 11th grade student in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Presley recently traveled in June with her parents to Orlando for an extraordinary two-day program designed to bring together scholars from around the state, connect them with employers that specialize in the STEM fields, and ... Full Story »

Big turnout for the Scholarship Showdown

By Cindy Jo Ayers A big crowd attended the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County’s Scholarship Showdown. The 7th annual event was very enteraining as ticket numbers were randomly selected until one last ticket remained and that ticket holder was the winner. This year’s big winner was Buddy Vickers who will receive $2500 from the Education Foundation. The second biggest winner ... Full Story »

Braley Hines wins State Speech Contest

Congratulations to Braley Hines for winning the Association of Florida Conservation District’s Annual State Speech Contest. Braley representedGilchrist Soil and Water Conservation District in mid July at the state competition. Braley competed against two young ladies from Area 1 and 2 to win. Braley has won the district contest in Gilchrist County for the past two years. She also represented ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Schools receive an A

By Janet Bradley Last week when the Florida Department of Education released school grades for 2018-2019, school officials were pleased with the results. Bell Elementary, Bell Middle/High School, Trenton Elementary, and Trenton Middle/High School all received an “A” grade, and the district received an overall “A” grade. The Gilchrist County School District has received a District grade of an “A” ... Full Story »