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Final literacy night succeeds

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Just before the school bell rang for the summer, Madison County Central School’s elementary students gathered together at the Madison Public Library to participate in the final literacy night for the school year. Previously, with the help of curriculum coordinator Paula Kauffman and school media director Heather Welch, MCCS has hosted multiple literacy nights with the focus of helping students grow in their reading skills, inviting family members to participate in fun activities. The event took place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21,…

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Marie Guest named NFCC Instructor of the Year College honors Guest with Professional Educator Leadership Award

Story Submitted North Florida Community College (NFCC) has selected Marie Guest, an instructor in the Business and Social Sciences Department, as the NFCC Instructor of the Year. Guest received the prestigious 2019 Professional Educator Leadership Award on Tuesday, May 7, during NFCC’s annual employee recognition ceremony. “Marie’s commitment to innovative teaching, best design practices for the distance learning environment, program redesign and assessment for quality improvement is demonstrated daily; however, most impressive, is her work with and dedication to NFCC’s students,” said Jennifer Page, NFCC Dean of Academic Affairs. “Marie…

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Through the lens of power: Astronomy club reaches for the stars

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The night sky is an extraordinary thing. Even focusing past the visibly bright stars, the naked eye can see a cluster of others as they float in the void. Space is a topic of interest to Dr. Guenter Maresch and members of the local North Florida Community College (NFCC) astronomy club. Inside the Morris G. Steen Science Building, one can find the largest telescope in North Florida, which rests in the lobby until it’s rolled into the parking lot for use. In a long classroom,…

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MCAA holds graduation

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison Creative Arts Academy (MCAA)  honored 35 graduates in ceremonies held on Monday, May 20, at the Van H. Priest Auditorium, in Madison. Claire Carpenter offered a devotion for the program and Riley Browning and Katie Krell provided special music. Leigh Ann Browning presented Caroline Wynn with the American Citizenship Award and Willa Branham presented Riley Browning, Katherine Krell, Kathryn Poirrier and Ethan Myers with Presidential Academic Excellence Awards. Before the salutatorian and valedictorian addresses, Darren Webb, President of the Board of Directors, gave words…

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