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Education

  • FFA team invited to Tallahassee

    Williston Senior FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team members were recently invited to do a demonstration for the Department of Education to celebrate the kick off of Career and Technical Education Month.

  • Ninth annual Superintedent's Gala is Feb. 7

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its ninth annual Superintendent’s Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event, which includes dinner and musical entertainment, will take place at 6 p.m., at Chiefland Elementary.

    The Gala is the premier fund-raiser for the Levy County Schools Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in 1989 to support Levy County schools. The event has become a Levy County tradition, providing an opportunity for members of the business community, civic leaders, and local residents to gather in support of local education.

  • Local students honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the February Student of the Month awards at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

  • WES students help families in need

    This year, instead of having children draw names and swap gifts for the holidays, 4th graders in Mrs. Joelene Vining and Mrs. Melissa Lewis' class at Williston Elementary School purchased gifts for a family in need within the Williston community.

    The teachers contacted the First United Methodist Church in Williston to "adopt" two families for Christmas.

    Students were then asked to bring gifts for the families and had the opportunity to wrap the gifts on the last day of school before the holiday break.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the January 2009 Student of the Month awards at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting.

    Each student is awarded a personalized certificate of achievement and a coupon for a pizza from King Munchie’s.

    From Joyce Bullock Elementary school, the designee is Kindergartener Maclayne McGowan, daughter of Paul and Scarlett McGowan. Maclayne was nominated by Mrs. Cecillia Edwards, her teacher, who made the following comments:

  • CFCC's CNA program holds graduation

    Central Florida Community College recognized 13 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Elsie Couch, Joyce Doyle, Elaine Gore, April Hudson, Nicole Jones, Tiffany Jordan, Sabrina Lindy, Hannah McRoberts, Rosiea Nichols, Shaina Strickland, Nicholas Swoboda, Letha Wright and Josephine Ylagan. Receiving recognition for perfect attendance were Doyle, Hudson, Jones, Jordan, Swoboda, Ylagan, McRoberts and Strickland. A Special Achievement Award was presented to Swoboda.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Three Williston school students were honored by Mayor Gerald Hethcoat last week as Students of the Month for December.

    Everett Warren, Joyce Bullock Elementary first-grader, son of Curt and Karen Warren, was nominated by Mrs. Griffith, his teacher, who made the following comments:

  • Homecoming parade is Nov. 6

    Homecoming week at Williston High School is Nov. 3-7. This year's theme is super heroes.

    Dress-up days include:

    Monday, college day.

    Tuesday, twin/alternate personality day.

    Wednesday, wacky tacky day.

    Thursday, superhero/villain day.

    Friday, spirit day.

    Events include the powder puff football game on Monday, the parade at 5 p.m. on Thursday with a community pep rally and skits following the parade, and the homecoming game on Friday night against Santa Fe. There will be a barbecue at the school Friday from 5-7 p.m.

  • 14 graduate from CNA training

    Central Florida Community College recognized 14 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Brittany Arrington, Kathleen Basham, Samantha Davis, Casey Ford, Amanda Hodge, Kristen Holland, Christina Judd, Gabriella Knapp, Jody Knight, Laura Odom, Morgan Perryman, Bernadette Preble, Kimberly Robinson, and Kimberly Shelton. Receiving recognition for perfect attendance were Kathleen Basham, Kristen Holland, Kimberly Robinson and Kimberly Shelton.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the October Student of the Month awards at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting.

    Students are nominated by teachers or administrators at each of Williston's schools. Each honoree receives a personalized certificate of accomplishment and a gift card for a pizza donated by King Munchie's.