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Makes President’s List

Sean Ward of Macclenny has been named to the President’s List at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville.

To make the list, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average (straight A).

Sean is the son of Edward and Susan Ward of Macclenny and a 2011 graduate of Baker County High School. He is a junior majoring in Christian studies.

President awards for top eighth graders

President's AwardThirty-seven eighth graders leaving Baker County Middle School this year received the 2013 President’s Education Award, which included a signed letter from President Barack Obama. They represent the top 10 percent of their class according to their cumulative GPAs from sixth, seventh and eighth grade.

They were honored at the eighth grade awards assembly.

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Kiwanis touts final ‘terrific’ kids of 2012-13 school year

The Kiwanis Club of Baker County recognized Terrific Kids for the fourth quarter of the school year recently.
The motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World,” and to that end they sponsor programs for children of all ages. Terrific Kids is a program to promote character development and good citizenship.

Each quarter each teacher is asked to select one student from his or her class who exhibits at least one of the Terrific Kids traits:  Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.
Those selected receive goodie bags with items supplied by local businesses, individuals and organizations.

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FFA shines at convention

(From left) State Secretary Matthew Cantrell of Baker County, Clayton Lyons, his parents Patty Lyons and Clay Lyons, Greg Johnson, and Katie Hutchenson, Area 5 vice-president.

(From left) State Secretary Matthew Cantrell of Baker County, Clayton Lyons, his parents Patty Lyons and Clay Lyons, Greg Johnson, and Katie Hutchenson, Area 5 vice-president.

Once again Baker County FFA chapters at both the high school and middle school were a force to be reckoned with at the state convention last week in Orlando, capturing two big awards.

Shelby King won the state middle school extemporaneous speaking contest and Clayton Lyons took the State Star Farmer award.

Lyons was given the prestigious award for his work in SAE (supervised agricultural experience) with his beef, swine and row crop production enterprises. He was also a state finalist in the diversified livestock proficiency area. Lyons won the job interview contest and will be compete at the national convention in October.

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