July 25, 2017

The Alachua County Public School District is one of just eight school districts across Florida to be named a winner of the 2017-2019 Florida Healthy School Gold Award by a coalition of state organizations focused on promoting healthy learning environments.

Those eight districts now join six others that currently have the coveted Gold level status. The designation lasts for two years and is based on an extensive list of criteria that cover health and physical education, health services, nutrition, counseling, school environment and family involvement, among others.

Alachua County students provided a strong showing at the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)  National Leadership Conference in Anaheim California. Caroline Chu, Ben Gao, Steven Li, William Lui and Stephen Rout from Buchholz High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on earlier this month.

These awards were part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.