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Samantha Newsome is named Liberty Co. Teacher of the Year

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Sixth-grade math teacher Samantha Newsome says she’s learned a lot of lessons from her young students at Tolar School in Bristol. “Each student brings a uniqueness to the classroom that makes each day different,” she says. “There is not a day that goes by that I do not learn something […]

Tolar’s eight grade raises $1,037 for Washington trip

The Jail and Bail was for the W.R. Tolar’s eighth grade class held a Jail & Bail fundraiser last week to help with expenses for their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. Community members who willing allowed themselves to be taken into custody to help the class raise money included Bubba Branch, Aaron Day, Krista Fowler, […]

Solar panels to gather energy & provide lessons for students

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor BRISTOL - A bank of solar panels went online Tuesday at W.R. Tolar K-8, making the facility one of 90 schools in Florida to become part of the SunSmart E-Shelter program. Funded by a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the program provides solar panels to ensure […]

Fifth graders receive special memento from military dad

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A military dad who visited his son’s class at Tolar School late last year recently surprised the fifth-graders with a special gift when he sent them all Challenge Coins featuring the name and motto of his unit, the U.S. Army Transportation Agency. He also gave the teacher, Laurie Brandon, a […]

Hosford’s Ann Marie Brown wins Apalachee Valley VFW Post #12010 Patriot Pen Essay Contest

Ann Marie Brown of Hosford won the Apalachee Valley VFW Post 12010 Patriot Pen Essay contest in February. She wrote her essay on the theme ‘Are You Proud of Your Country?’ (see complete essay below). The 14-year-old is an eighth grade student at W.R. Tolar School in Bristol. She was awarded a check and certificate […]

Josie Bruffett and Justin Bradford crowned W.R. Tolar’s 2012 Mr. and Miss Sweetheart

W.R. Tolar held its 2012 Mr. and Miss Sweetheart pageant on Feb. 10. The top five boys and girls were selected by the 8th grade student body. The 6th through 8th grade students then voted to select the King and Queen. This year’s Queen and King are Josie Bruffett and Justin Bradford. Josie Bruffett is […]

Hosford’s Ann Marie Brown wins Big Bend Spelling Bee…again!

Ann Marie Brown of Hosford won the Tallahassee Democrat Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee Saturday. Just like she did last year. Her winning word was “homogeneous.” She took the competition in the 20th round. The 14-year-old is an eighth grade student at W.R. Tolar School in Bristol. She has been competing in spelling bees since […]

Sixth grade class meeting Monday, Nov. 28

The sixth grade class will meet on Monday, Nov 28 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center to discuss the eighth grade class trip. All parents are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Dawn Murphy at 643-6390 or Debbie Shepherd at 545-5544.

Liberty County student takes part in National Spelling Bee

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Ann Marie Brown may only be 13 years old, but she’s already a veteran of spelling bees. She’s won the Liberty County Spelling Bee for the past three years and progressed onto the Regional Spelling Bee in Tallahassee. Her win in the regionals this year put in her in the […]