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Dual enrollment price break

Students dual enrolled at Florida Gateway College and Baker County High School to earn college credits before graduation won’t cost the school district quite as much as officials had anticipated a month or so ago.
Gateway College recently announced it would grant tuition and text book discounts for dual enrolled high school students from Columbia, Baker, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union counties.
The move was in response to concerns expressed by school district officials after Florida lawmakers this year removed tuition exemptions for students enrolled in high school and community colleges statewide, an exemption that previously had left districts only the expense for textbooks. Read More »

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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