The state Department of Education’s grades for high schools are out and it’s a mixed report for Levy County..
The report card:
• Bronson Middle/High School got a C, down from last year’s B
• Cedar Key High School got a C, down from last year’s A
• Chiefland got a B, down from last year’s A, and
• Williston High School got a B, up from a C.
Competition was tight Friday morning between elementary and middle school spelling champs from schools throughout the county. Eleven children competed in the Levy County District Spelling Bee, held at Bronson High School, but only one came away with the top prize and a chance to compete in Tallahassee’s Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee in February.
The Levy County Schools Foundation will host its annual STARS Gala on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Chiefland Elementary School.
STARS — Students, Teachers, and Respected Supporters - Gala was formerly known as the Superintendent’s Gala and is the non-profit Foundation’s premier fundraising event.
When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county’s 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.
By MacKenzie Kirkbride
FFA Middle School Reporter
Levy County’s four powerhouse FFA schools met last Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Williston to compete in the first level of the FFA leadership contests.
The contests were Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Creed Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure. These contests are considered by many as the most prestigious contests in FFA.