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Education

  • WhatGED grads' instructors say:

    n Summer Apple: GED and MORE student, who is very organized, determined and is the present day Lucille Ball. Her dream is to work for the FBI and appear on America’s Got Talent.
    n Savannah Beckham: Fast-track student who took the GED almost immediately upon entering. She hopes to attend college soon.
    n Christian Davis: Fast-track, the daughter of Kat Davis, our enrollment services coordinator. Christian has the same dry humor as her Mom and is enrolled in college credit classes this summer.

  • 21 graduate from GED program

    For the first time, everyone had a lot of breathing room at the GED graduation for 21 students of the College of Central Florida's Levy Center, and they took full advantage of it.
    As 20 of the 21 prospective graduates started the walk to "Pomp and Circumstance" down the center aisle at the Usher Community Center in Chiefland, past almost 200 friends, relatives and college staff, the whoops went up from the crowd.
    "Hey girl," one proud mom called as her adult daughter walked by and took a seat at the front of the room by the stage.

  • College news briefs

    n Welding program coming to Levy Center
       The College of Central Florida will offer an Applied Welding Technologies program at the Levy Center starting Monday, Aug. 22. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Grant purchased admin's iPads

    A non-agenda item highlighted Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting.

  • Levy looks to improve FCATs

    Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test grades are in for a few middle and elementary schools in Levy County. Despite As and Bs across the board, superintendent Bob Hastings wasn't excited with the results.

  • Bus, drug incidents drive school board meeting

    Personnel issues involving two bus drivers and a custodian consumed Tuesday's three-plus hour School Board of Levy County meeting.
    The board also called an Aug. 2 public hearing to discuss policy changes, including the adoption of the "baggy pants law," recently approved by Florida legislators.

  • Levy high school graduates recognized by Plum Creek

    Plum Creek has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to three Levy County high school students.  Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school seniors who plan to continue their education after graduation.  The scholarships recognize demonstrated academic excellence, involvement in school and community activities and overall achievement throughout their high school careers.         The winners are:

  • Scholarship winner

    The Levy Gilchrist Retired Educators Association presented its annual scholarship award to Amanda Mesa, center. Allison Pelletier, Mesa’s mother is on her left, while her grandmother Victoria Free sits on the right.

  • Tri-County student on FIT dean's list

       Florida Institute of Technology announced Lindsey Hastie of Trenton  and Tyler Smith of Bell have been named to its Dean’s List for the spring semester 2009.
       To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4.

  • Students of the Month

    Chiefland Commissioner Frank Buie, center, presents awards to May's Students of the Month. Dalton Tiner, left, was honored as Chiefland Elementary School's Student of the Month. Sarah Stephenson, right, was honored as Student of the Month at Chiefland Middle School. Katelyn Jenkins, not pictured, was Chiefland High School's choice for the month of May.