2014 Take Stock in Children Scholarship Students Signed
Eleven Columbia High and four Fort White High School
students were signed into the Take Stock in Children
program on September 4 th &
The Columbia County School District and Florida Gateway
College partner to promote The Take Stock in Children
program, an extraordinary program for improving the
deserving children in Columbia County. Take Stock
provides an opportunity for the students
to EARN a two prepaid tuition scholarship. The Two-year
scholarships are for Florida Gateway College. Students
sign an agreement to stay drug and crime free, make good
grades and stay out of trouble. Take Stock also gives
caring citizens the chance to contribute to a local
child's scholarship fund and/or serve as a mentor.
Currently, 190 children have been awarded scholarships.
Fifty-five (55) of these students are attending Columbia
High and Fort White High Schools.
There are forty-eight (48) students presently attending
Florida Gateway College. Seventy (70) students have now
graduated from FGC.
White Elementary kicked off this year’s Accelerated
Reader theme, Super Readers Save the Day.
Prizes donated by AvMed.
Holly DeLoach – AvMed Bicycle (Pictured with Holly is
Ivan Cajic, Sr. Client Manager, AvMed)
Fred Gaylard – IPAD
Juan Diaz, Superintendent of Sulphuric Shipping,
PCS-Phosphate White Springs, an outstanding business
partner of the Columbia County School District, is
presenting a $10,000 check to Celena Crews, CHS Robotics
Teacher, for the CHS Robotics Team. PCS - Phosphate
embraces student academic success through their
partnership which totally exemplifies what a
relationship between education and the workforce does to
prepare our students for postsecondary education and
careers. Juan Diaz is a mentor for the CHS Robotics
The Columbia County
School District does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, gender, age disability or
marital status in its educational programs, services or
activities, or in its hiring or employment practices.
The district also provides equal access to its
facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth
groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal
Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for
additional information regarding discrimination or
harassment may be sent to:
Narragansett M. Smith
Columbia County School District