• Kindergartners visit the state Capitol

    State Representative Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) hosted six Crawfordville Elementary School kindergarten classes on their recent visit to the Florida State Capitol.

    The day began with a scavenger hunt in the historic Old Capitol followed by a tour of the new capitol building.

    The kids later enjoyed a picnic on the 22nd floor of the Capitol where they were treated to a great view of the area.

    Representative Bembry’s district consists of all or part of 10 rural counties, of which six are coastal, spanning over 321 miles of shoreline.

  • AVID scholars tour Florida State University
  • Summertime reading takes to the outdoors

    Summer has arrived and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are encouraging students to head outdoors with a book from DOE’s 2010 recommended summer reading list. The annual reading list, part of DOE’s Just Read, Florida! mission, is designed to promote nature-based literature while fostering in students an appreciation for the both reading and the outdoors.

  • Wakulla County Graduation 2010
  • Fourth graders harvest crop at agriculture day

    The Wakulla County Farm Bureau recently sponsored an Agricultural Education Day at Medart Elementary School for Beth Brown’s fourth grade class.

    Brown received a Florida Farm Bureau Agriculture Mini-grant last year and her class planted broccoli. The students took care of, watered and harvested the crop. They also had the opportunity to eat the crop they grew.

    This spring, the students decided to plant Irish potatoes. On May 26, they were able to harvest the crop.

  • WHS Colorguard has selected new members

    WHS has new Colorguard members and leadership for the upcoming 2010-2011 year.

  • Students interpret artistic artifacts in Creative Writing Brain Bowl

    Crawfordville Elementary School’s third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in a Creative Writing Bowl on April 27.

    Participants were selected from a classroom writing experience where students viewed artistic artifacts and created their own stories and interpretations of the works of art.

    Winners were first place, Sarah Lake; second place, Chloe Cutchen; and third place, Abi McFalls.

    Thanks to Ace Hardware who donated the trophies.

  • Eden Springs launches Web Site thanks to WHS students



    Eden Springs Rehab and Nursing Center has a brand new website thanks to a group of Wakulla High School students.

    The students were part of the web design program at the high school and were advanced Web III students.

    The design and implementation of the website was done as a class project that started at the beginning of the school year.

  • Winners of the Tropicana speech contest announced

    Each year in Wakulla County, the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest has grown and become a valuable way to encourage students to strengthen their public speaking skills.

    Originally started in 1969, the contest is open to participants from 4th, 5th and 6th grades at schools within the county.

  • Knowledge tested at Medart Elementary’s Brain Brawl

    Medart Elementary School held its Brain Brawl on Friday, April 16.

    Team B won the competition with 271 points. Walker Creech, son of Michael and Kay Creech, was high scorer for Team B. Walker was the overall top scorer for the competition with 96 points.

    The rest of Team B included Captain Sam Roddenberry, son of Debbie and Bryan Roddenberry; William Thomas, son of Greg and Kristi Thomas; Josh Dye, son of Cynthia and Bart Dye; and Dixie Johnston, daughter of Jeremy and Terri Johnston.