March is Florida Archaeology Month sponsored by the Florida Anthropological Society and its partners that protect archaeological sites throughout the state. Each year the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge hosts walks at its Shell Mound site made famous by the spectacular collection of pottery in Bradenton’s South Florida Museum.
The last of two Ranger-led walks at Shell Mound is 10 a.m. March 25. Meet the Ranger in the small parking area next to the Shell Mound Trailhead to learn the history of the mound, its native people and native plants.
The first industry certifications were recently awarded to four students in the new Welding Program at Chiefland High School. The students earned their AWS D 1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel certification and one student earned both the D 1.1 and 1.2 certifications. The students were tested by WELDTEST Services and are under the instruction of Steve Senters.
From left, Chiefland Middle School student Cheyenne Hatch, Chiefland Elementary School student Nathan Kinik and Chiefland High School student Taylor Ramsdell are presented Student of the Month awards by Chiefland Commissioner Sammy Cason (back).
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Williston businessman Charles “Chip” Webb Jr. was named the 2011 Levy County Schools Foundation Alumni of the Year Award recipient at the group’s Saturday gala held at Williston Middle School.
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Two poised Levy County students displayed their speaking skills for the School Board, staff and audience members — one with a recitation of her award-winning FFA speech and the other with an extemporaneous testimonial about the Health Academy Program.