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Education

  • Amber Bradley graduates

    On June 6 in the Williston High school media center, a long awaited goal was reached.

    Amber Bradley, who suffered extensive injuries in a vehicle crash in 2006 which killed two other students, participated in commencement ceremony with her class in 2007, but was unable to receive her diploma at that time due to unfinished credits.

    She has now finished her senior credits with the help of the hospital/homebound program offered by Levy County Schools.

  • School retirees honored

    Seven retiring school employees were honored by the Levy County Education Association last week, and two scholarships were presented, at a gathering held at First United Methodist Church in Williston.

    In addition, Andy Ford, president of the Florida Education Association from Tallahassee, spoke to the audience.

  • Prepaid scholarship reassigned to WHS grad

    A Williston High School senior is receiving a prepaid tuition scholarship from a local woman who had intended to provide the education to her late granddaughter. Samantha Lewis will attend the University of Florida and study business, advertising and communications.

    Doris Young, who has had a stroke and is confined to a wheelchair, had purchased Florida pre-paid college educations for her grandchildren. However, one of those children, Sarah E. Adams, died in Pembroke Pines.

  • Fourth graders start reading project

    The Levy County Schools Foundation announces the start of the Black Stallion Literacy Project for all Levy District fourth graders for the second year. "This literacy program motivates children to discover the joys of reading and wonders of learning through the magic of live horses and a Black Stallion book by Walter Farley", says Dara Bergdoll, Black Stallion Chairman. 2007 funding for this program was provided by Perkins Financial Group, Inc. and Heath Davis Company, Inc. and this year's program is being sponsored again by Perkins Financial Group, Inc., along with The Barfield Group.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented Student of the Month awards to four youngsters at Tuesday night's council meeting. Each school is represented by one child, nominated by the administration and faculty at the school.

    Each plaque contains the text of the nomination letter submitted by the school.

    Kami Dawn McCormick, daughter of Lawrence and Kellie McCormick, is a first-grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary School, which she represents as May's student of the month.

  • Local girl earns trip to D.C.

    Each year Clay Electric selects four high school juniors to enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. during the nation's Youth Week in June. Arielle Claude of Williston High School was selected as a winner in this year's Youth Tour to Washington Contest and will spend a week in Washington D.C. June 14-19.

    The three other winners who will join Claude are Lauren Moore of Fleming Island High School, Drew Burgett of Santa Fe High School and Clint Williams of Union County High School.

  • School lunches

    SCHOOL LUNCHES

    All meals served with assorted milk, 1% or 2 %.

    MONDAY, APRIL 14

    Pizza or chicken fingers, salad or vegetable blend winter; buttered corn, fresh fruit or mixed fruit.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 15

    Spaghetti with meat balls, or cheese pizza; buttered baby carrots or salad; beets; chilled apple sauce or fruit; homemade garlic rolls.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

    Baked chicken, or hot dog on bun; mashed potatoes with gravy; vegetable blend Calif. or cole slaw; fresh fruit or chilled pears; homemade rolls

    THURSDAY, APRIL 17

  • City honors students

    At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented the April Student of the Month awards to young people from the city's four public schools.

    Ryan M. Kline, first grade, Joyce Bullock Elementary, son of Michael and Diane Kline. He was nominated by Mrs. Milton and Mrs. Griffith, who made the following comments.

  • Williston Elementary Honor Roll

    Golden Apples for March

    Reggie Days

    Brandi Porter

    Jackie Holt

    Willie Duncan

    Alexas Casillas

    R.C. Crooms

    Summer Damiano

    THIRD GRADE

    Principal's List

    John Carlisle

    Joy Crow

    Valentina Lavieri

    Robbie Sistrunk

    Alexis Strange

    Katelynn Bastanzi

    Jason Clubb

    A/B Honor Roll

    Kevin Allen

    Quadriel Anderson

    Connor McCoy

    Jacey Osteen

    Ryan Austin

    Tyrese Pruitt

    Chance Harrell

    Drew Holcomb

    Rashiel Delgado

    Sarah Smith

    Austin McCurdy

  • School lunches

    All meals served with assorted milk, 1% or 2 %.

    MONDAY, MARCH 24

    Corn dog, or chicken fingers; French fries / baked beans / cole slaw; apple pie/ fruit.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 25

    Grilled cheese sandwich, or barbecued chicken chips; vegetable soup / broccoli; tater tots; chilled peaches / apple.

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

    Macaroni and cheese with ham, or popcorn chicken; mixed vegetables ' salad; carrot sticks with dip; chilled pears / plum; homemade rolls.

    THURSDAY, MARCH 27