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CES, two more Levy schools recognized for volunteerism

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By Sean Arnold

Three Levy County elementary schools have been recognized for their excellence in volunteerism.

At the School Board of Levy County meeting last Tuesday, Chiefland Elementary School Principal Lacy Redd, Yankeetown School principal Denee Hurst and Joyce Bullock Elementary School assistant principal Hillary Cribbs accepted Florida Golden School Award certificates on behalf of their schools for their high levels of volunteer contributions and volunteer training.

It was the first year any Levy schools received the award.

The Golden School Award goes to elementary schools in which: a minimum of 80 percent of the school staff participated in training related to school volunteerism; a school volunteer coordinator is designated for recruitment, placement, training and supervision of school volunteers; the total number of hours of volunteer services equal twice the number of students enrolled in the school.

CES led with 1,835 volunteer hours, while YTS accepted 1,729 volunteer hours and JBES logged 1,451 hours.

Joyce Bullock serves prekindergarten through second-grade students in Williston. Melissa Lewis is principal at JBES. Hurst took over as principal at Yankeetown in January, succeeding Jeannine Mills, and this was Redd’s first school year as principal at Chiefland.

The School Board and district office commends the three schools for their achievements.