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Education

  • Open house at Bronson schools

    Kindergarten teacher Cassidi Brock, Roy Davis, Jason Davis, Samantha Davis and friend R.J. Tisdale  pose for a picture at a recent open house for parents and students at Bronson Elementary School.

    Brock explained that, for kindergartners, the first week is only one day.  This allows the teachers and students to get acquainted.

  • Calling all kid chefs

    Student chef cook-off begins

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for the inaugural class of Student Chef Ambassadors

    The department is seeking students in 4th through 12th grades who like to cook to compete in a contest to become ambassadors to promote “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products.

    Entry requirements include:

    • You must be a Florida student going into 4th-12th grade.

    • You must create an original recipe and submit with a photo.

  • Local bank contributes to education foundation

    Capital City Bank recently made a significant contribution to the Levy County Schools Foundation. Andy Lott, Vice President, Chiefland office, presented funds in the amount of $6,000 to Levy County Schools Foundation Coordinator Angela Johnson.

    The donation was made through the Capital City Bank Group Foundation, which has a mission to invest money and volunteer employee time into initiatives that are believed to contribute to building a strong community.

  • Drive a Ford to help CMHS

    White Ford is inviting Chiefland residents to once again take a test drive in a new Ford vehicle and help raise up to $6,000 for Chiefland Middle High School as part of Ford Motor Co.'s Drive 4 UR School on Friday, Aug. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

    For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and White Ford will donate $20 — up to $6,000.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license. There is a limit of one test drive per household.

  • CF gets first chunk of money for campus

    The reception room of what will, in a few short years, be the old College of Central Florida Levy Center was packed Thursday evening in celebration of funding for a new campus.

    "Ten years, four veto pens, but we're there," was one of the comments made Thursday night by CF President James Henningsen.

    Money for the proposed CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus has been stalled for some time, but Gov. Rick Scott signed off on the funding a couple of months ago.

  • Free breakfast, lunch for Levy students

    From the desk of Becky Tyson, Levy County schools food services director:

    We are pleased to inform you that once again, the School Board of Levy County will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for schools who participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  A healthy breakfast and lunch will be provided each day at no charge for ALL students!

  • UF art contest

       The University of Florida Elegance of Science art competition that stresses the connection between artistic and scientific perceptions of reality is now accepting submissions until Dec. 20.

       After a three-year hiatus, the Marston Science Library and Florida Museum of Natural History are re-introducing the contest to UF students, staff and faculty who have created two-dimensional images as part of their research or that feature scientific tools or concepts.

  • CF News

    CF ranked 13 in

    nation for affordability

    The College of Central Florida is ranked No. 13 in affordability in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education. CF tuition and fees for 2012-2013 were 66 percent below the national average of $7,407 for public four-year or above institutions.

  • Williston JROTC in need of funding

    They’re everywhere: parades, ballgames, community events and holiday celebrations.

    “They” are the members of the Williston High School JROTC honor guard and their fellow cadets, who for the first time in a long time, are finding themselves short on funding.

    Capt. Frank Clegg, the group’s commanding officer, recently appeared before Williston City Council to ask council members to remember the JROTC when fundraising efforts come about.

  • Officials break ground on new Williston school

    If the walls could talk, they would tell stories of romance, tales of adventure, fears of the unknown, unspeakable sorrows and dreams of the future.

    For more than 80 years, the walls of Williston High School have heard just about everything–most things repeated many times over.

     Since June they’ve heard a new story–one that’s not been told before and causes smiles, laughter and sometimes even giddiness. It is a story that will be repeated over and over for the next two years.