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Madison County students make Dean’s, President’s list

Story Submitted Out of 48 North Florida Community College students who have been named to the Academic Dean’s List, 16 Madison County residents received the honor. Eleven Madison County students also made the President’s List. The Academic Dean’s List recognizes outstanding academic achievement at the completion of each semester. Inclusion on the list is highly coveted and awarded to all full-time students who, during their term, have earned a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.79 on course work of at least 12 hours. The students from Madison County who…

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NFCC graduate Natalie Sanchez selected to participate in summer REU program at Florida State University

Story Submitted: NFCC Office of College Advancement Graduating from North Florida Community College (NFCC) is just one of the exciting milestones for Natalie Sanchez this month. She is also participating in the 2018 National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program at the Florida State University (FSU) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Sanchez is among 10 undergraduates from outside of FSU selected for the 10-week summer program that kicks off on Wednesday, May 30. “The NSF-REU internship is the most prestigious for science students,” said NFCC Chemistry Professor…

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Long-time educator honored

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rick Patrick, May 10, 2018 Long-time Madison County educator Francis Mercer was recently honored by the Madison County Education Consortium with a scholarship named in her honor. Mercer was not only an educator for many years, she was also instrumental in the formation of the Take Stock in Children mentoring program. The Francis Mercer Scholarship will be a two-year scholarship awarded every year to a student who successfully completes the Take Stock in Children program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Teenie Cave, Francis Mercer…

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Homeschooling and public school compare and contrast- Part 2

Homeschoolers and public school systems cooperate in a lot of ways, but it’s hard not to talk about the success of homeschooling without exposing the failures of many traditional schools. In the last article, I explained two major symptoms of the problem, causes and solutions of poorly run traditional schools, and in this article, I cover the third symptom. We tend to avoid the discussion because our friends, neighbors, and children from our community work and attend there but, it would be a disservice to not invite an open and…

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