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Gainesville High students among the best in Cambridge exam  Gainesville Sun

Seven former and current students from Gainesville High School earned top marks this year in college-level exams, with one student earning a score among the ...



Gainesville High Students Use 5K Run To Raise $4K For Hurricane Michael Victims  WUFT

As 130 participants prepared to run a 5K Sunday morning in support of hurricane relief, the rain poured down as if to remind them of the wind and rain that ...



Gainesville High Softball Defeats Vanguard High 8-3 - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The Gainesville Lady Hurricanes' softball team defeated the Vanguard High Knights 8-3 at Vanguard High in Ocala on Tuesday, March 12th.



Half-Cent Sales Tax Brings Improvements And New Elementary School To Gainesville  WUFT

Southwest Gainesville will get a new elementary school with money from the half-cent sales tax Alachua County voters approved in November. Construction of ...



Gainesville High School athletic field named after prominent Gainesville native  WCJB

The athletic field at Gainesville High School was renamed on Saturday to honor the late Perry McGriff. McGriff was a Gainesville native who supported the school ...



Gators Host Top Recruits at Friday Night Lights - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

It's a Florida Gator football tradition spanning close to a decade. Friday Night Lights, one of Florida's premier recruiting events, takes place Friday night at Ben ...



Students present research projects to improve east Gainesville  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- An economics class inspired students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in the real world. Four students ...



Gainesville High broadens reach of challenging courses  Gainesville Sun

Some seniors at Gainesville High School are earning college credit in English by taking a course established last school year to challenge them to become ...



Oak Hall lacrosse wins in local matchup versus Gainesville High School - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The Oak Hall boys lacrosse team trounced the Hurricanes of Gainesville High School 19-1 in their local matchup. The Eagles rode an impressive run stemming ...



Alachua County Public Schools earns recognition from Cambridge International  WCJB

Cambridge International awarded Alachua County Schools the District of the Year award for the quality and diversity of the program at Gainesville High School.



Tom Petty portrait gifted to Gainesville High School  WCJB

Gainesville High School became the home of the newest Tom Petty tribute in Gainesville today. Bill Harlan and Jackie Hoover presented this portrait of Petty, ...



Achievers: Local high school wins fourth consecutive state championship  Gainesville Sun

Newberry High School Academy won 42 team and individual awards at the Florida Public *Service* Association state leadership conference, including the ...



Gainesville Baseball Completes Comeback to Beat North Marion 10-8 - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The Gainesville High Hurricanes defeated the visiting North Marion High Colts 10-8 on Tuesday, April 16th to extend their winning streak to seven.



School repairs begin with boost from new Alachua County sales tax  Gainesville Sun

As summer begins, changes are underway for some Alachua County Public Schools now that more than six months have passed since voters approved a ...



Alissa Humphrey Dominates in Gainesville 10-0 Softball Victory Over Vanguard - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

Alissa Humphrey threw a no-hitter hitter to help the Gainesville Hurricanes defeat the Vanguard Knights 10-0 on a mercy-rule on Tuesday, March 26.



19-year-old falls through Buchholz High School skylight during wrestling match  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- According to Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the 19-year-old fell through a skylight at a wrestling tournament between Buchholz ...



Gainesville High School Student No Longer Enrolled After Offensive Social Media Posts  WUFT

A Gainesville High School student is no longer enrolled after administrators learned of racially-charged and threatening social media activity posted by the ...



Regular Season Finale And Rivalry Matchup: Gainesville vs Eastside - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

High school regular season football is wrapping up this weekend. The Gainesville High School Hurricanes and the Eastside Rams will end their regular season ...



Untold Florida: The Man Behind The Marching Band  WUFT

Like thousands of high schoolers across the country, Arjuna Myles spends weeks every summer at band camp. Sweltering under the hot sun, he directs ...



Most K-12 Schools Don't Teach It, But These Gainesville Students Are Learning to Code  WUFT

Above: Click play to hear an audio version of this story that aired on Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM. Their friends may just play computer games, but some Gainesville ...



High school basketball Regional quarterfinals preview - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The high school basketball playoffs are into the regional round and multiple area teams are in action tonight. Gainesville High School, Eastside and Sante Fe all ...



County Teacher of the Year finalists named  Gainesville Sun

The finalists are: Alachua Elementary School media specialist Geoffrey Bramlett, Fort Clarke Middle School math teacher Laura Wykoff and Eastside High ...



Photos: Photos: Eastside Slams Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

[1/25] Brad McClenny. Eastside High School forward Anthony Richardson (21) dunks the ball during a basketball game against Gainesville High School held at ...



Gainesville Hurricanes Travel to South Lake Friday Night  WRUF

The Gainesville Hurricanes have an away conference game this Friday against the South Lake Eagles. The Hurricanes are currently 5-3 on the season and still ...



GHS, Oak Hall girls win district tennis titles  Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville High girls tennis team captured its fifth straight district title on Tuesday, winning District 5-3A at Jonesville Tennis Center.The Hurricanes won the ...



Achievers  Gainesville Sun

The Williams Elementary School chess team won first place at the 2019 National Elementary K5 Chess Championship, held May 10 - 12 in Nashville, Tenn.



Andrew Gillum's High School Adviser Predicted Years Ago He Would Be Florida's Governor  WUFT

During her 40-year career as a teacher and student activities director at Gainesville High School, Linda Awbrey opened the eyes of countless future community ...



Jeff Charbonnet: Extreme steps taken to determine graduation rates  Gainesville Sun

Consider the case of L.R. (To protect her privacy, I can't share her full name.)L.R. enrolled in Gainesville High School on May 23, 2016, right before the end of ...



Buchholz High math team back on top - News  Gainesville Sun

After two years of falling short in its impossibly high goals, the Buchholz High School Math Team is back on top. A team of 56 students won first place at the Mu ...



Stress, working conditions make teaching a tough sell  Gainesville Sun

The number of people entering the teaching field has taken a nosedive, and schools across the nation are feeling the effects, including those in Alachua County.



Photos: Photos: Gainesville High Graduation  Gainesville Sun

A graduate high fives a fellow grad after crossing the stage during the 2018 Gainesville High School Graduation Ceremony at the O'Connell Center in ...



High School Basketball Recap: Four local Gainesville teams crash out of playoffs - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The law of averages has evaded Alachua County's men's high school basketball this season. In one fell swoop, four of the region's remaining basketball teams ...



Lake Brantley Patriots Baseball Defeats Gainesville Hurricanes - ESPN 98.1 FM  WRUF

The Lake Brantley High Patriots varisty baseball team defeated the Gainesville High Hurricanes 7-1 at Gainesville High School on Tuesday, March 19th.



Dual Enrollment Gains Popularity Among Gainesville High School Students  WUFT

Katie Simpson, 20, remembered the long, fretful days that lead up to her admittance into the University of Florida. The trepidation of test scores and eligibility ...



High school football player safety  WRUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The NFL and NCAA's concussion crisis and player safety initiatives have been well-chronicled, praised, criticized and debated. However ...



Teachers gain expertise in human evolution through UF workshop  Gainesville Sun

"Teaching human evolution shouldn't be daunting, but it can be challenging," said Molly Selba, creator of the Human Evolution Summer Teacher Workshop ...



The Legacy of the Whittemore's at Buchholz High School - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

In 1990, the legacy of the Whittemore family at Buchholz High School began. Then a wide receiver at BHS, Mark Whittemore helped lead the Bobcats to the ...



Lottery adds a new path to Alachua schools magnets  Gainesville Sun

Magnet programs in Alachua County Public Schools will use a new application process that opens next month, aimed at increasing diversity in the specialized ...



Patrick Miller Returns to Panhandle After Hurricane Michael - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The Gainesville High School Football team is hosting the Leesburg Yellow Jacket is a conference home game tonight. The Hurricanes are coming off a ...



Boys High School Regional Semifinals Action - ESPN 98.1 FM  wruf.com

Local high school boys basketball teams advance to the regional semifinals. Tonight, the Eastside Rams will host the Palatka Panthers and.



High School Football Preview: Gainesville vs. Buchholz City Rivalry - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

It's a showdown at Citizen's Field as the Gainesville Hurricanes face the Buchholz Wildcats for their annual city championship game.



Preview: Gainesville Hurricanes vs Lakes Wales Highlanders - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

It's an exciting time here in Gainesville this fall. It's finally the first week of playoffs is set to kickoff tonight. Gainesville High School will travel to Lake Wales to face ...



‘How long before I die?’  The Independent Florida Alligator

Whenever Catherine Sarosi heard a fire alarm at school, she'd grab her things, roll her eyes and trek to her assigned location while her classmates groaned at ...



A Gainesville Great — Pop Williams - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

As a bold 14-year-old, Herman “Pop” Williams got a ride home from a police officer after he was told to stop some rough play with a slingshot. “I'll never forget ...



Local high schools teach financial literacy  WCJB

NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB)-- April is National Financial Literacy month and Newberry High School students learned how to be responsible with their money.



Teen falls through gym’s ceiling during high school wrestling match  Cleveland 19 News

GAINESVILLE, FL (WCJB/Gray News) - A 19-year-old fell through a skylight at a wrestling tournament between Buchholz High School and Fleming Island High ...



Hope Squad Comes To Alachua County High Schools For Suicide Prevention Training  WUFT

Hope Squad is a new nationwide program that trains students for peer-to-peer counseling to prevent suicide attempts among high schoolers, and the program is ...



Andrew Gillum speaks at GRU banquet  Gainesville Sun

“Bring It Home” was a slogan former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum often said along the campaign trail to motivate voters of all ages. But on ...



Eastsides Williams inching closer to win No. 500  Gainesville Sun

With a 41-40 win over District 6-6A foe Santa Fe High School in Alachua on Thursday night, the Eastside High School boys basketball team improved to 17-2 on ...



Andrew Gillum endorses Mayor Lauren Poe for mayoral race  The Independent Florida Alligator

Andrew Gillum endorsed incumbent Mayor Lauren Poe's campaign for re-election Tuesday. Poe said he asked Gillum to endorse him. Florida Department of ...



Gainesville residents lament inequity at Alachua County schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

They gathered to talk about how black parents are blamed.



PAM at Loftens principal wins statewide award  Gainesville Sun

Principal Bill McElroy bailed on dentistry for a career in education, and his students are happy he did.



GHS students present projects for Mayor Poe  The Independent Florida Alligator

The macroeconomics students present plans for the future of east Gainesville.



Gainesville-Area High Schools Competing in FHSAA Soccer Regional Semifinals - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The 2018-19 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Boys Soccer State Championship Tournament regional semifinals take place Friday and ...



Alachua County Schools responds to rumors about online postings by GHS student  WCJB

Alachua County Public Schools released a statement involving a Gainesville High School student.



Achievers: UF professor engages in fieldwork in Africa - News  Gainesville Sun

University of Florida Ph.D. student Gregory Jongsma each summer engages in fieldwork in Gabon, a country on the west coast of Africa, to study a vast array of ...



Blast Program Helps Gainesville High School Students Learn More About Law Enforcement  WUFT

Yesterday at Eastside High School teenagers were able to experience a different side of law enforcement through the Blast program that offers a chance for ...



This Gainesville political family started Andrew Gillum on his politics path  Miami Herald

A high school friendship in Gainesville connected Andrew Gillum to politics through close association with a state lawmaker's family. Now he's the Democratic ...



I integrated Gainesville High School in 1965: The scars endure  Orlando Sentinel

I was 6 in 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education that laws establishing separate public schools for black and white ...



Gainesville residents share stories of segregation, racial tension and progress  The Independent Florida Alligator

The story of racism in Gainesville is one of two worlds experiencing different realities for generations of black families.



Police: Man entered two Gainesville homes to rape women  Gainesville Sun

When captured, Kashawn C. Jefferson, 22, was wearing clothing from the first victim, according to GPD. A man suspected of breaking into two homes Tuesday ...



Lincoln High School: Paying tribute to a community treasure  Gainesville Sun

On Jan. 29, 1970, Lincoln High closed its doors permanently. The school had educated African Americans in Gainesville for generations.



Perfect scores for Vanguard students  WCJB

Three Vanguard High School students are ending the year with quite the achievement. Joshua Nwakoby, Conrad Hellwege, and Graham Cope have all ...



Gainesville DT Gentle Hunt Verbally Commits to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

Shortly after Saturday's spring game, USF football picked up its second Class of 2020 verbal commit when Gainesville High School defensive tackle Gentle Hunt ...



Gainesville High Moves Forward with New Football Coach - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

For the first time in five years, Gainesville High School will have a new football coach. Following a two-year stint as the Hurricanes' defensive coordinator, Patrick ...



New book to chronicle the desegregation of Alachua County Schools  Gainesville Sun

Titled "We Can Do It: A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation" and written by Gainesville native Michael Gengler, the book uses ...



Columbia Kicks off Season against Gainesville - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

After a long spring and summer season, local high school football is back. The last time Columbia High School played Gainesville High School, Columbia took ...



Gainesville student places in prestigious science competition  WCJB

A Gainesville high school student has placed in the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS Competition held in Washington, DC.



SYNERGY Magazine Launches In Gainesville To Bring More Attention To African-American Professionals  WUFT

In a world where topics of race relations and job equality become too sensitive to talk about, a Gainesville woman has found a way to spotlight shining examples ...



Oak Hall Boy's Lacrosse Completes Gainesville-Area Sweep, defeating Eastside 14-2 - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

@OakHallLacrosse wins 14-2 over @Rams__Lax. With this win, the Eagles finish their season sweep of Gainesville-area teams. @ESPNGainesville.



Alachua County Public Schools unveils equity plan to close achievement gap  The Independent Florida Alligator

When the results of the 2018 Florida Standard Assessment came out, Alachua County Public Schools found itself at the top — for the widest achievement gap ...



The Youth Vote: What's Happening In Alachua County Schools to Heighten Election Knowledge?  WUFT

Turnout is everything on Election Day. Floridians will cast votes on several local and statewide races in the state's most pivotal midterm election in years, many of ...



Alachua County magnet programs offer opportunity — for some students  Gainesville Sun

Some say programs aimed at high-achieving and career-focused students leave out many students who need access.



Alachua County seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies  Gainesville Sun

Nearly 2000 high school students in Alachua County are preparing to walk across the stage for graduation.Public high schools in Gainesville and the nearby ...



Community leaders hold a forum on the needs of Alachua County Public Schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

Courtney Thurston Simmons' son attends private school but that didn't stop her from getting up bright and early Saturday to learn about how she can help ...



High School Football Preview: Week 3 - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

With two games under each teams belt, high school football enters week 3 here in Alachua County. There are some big matchups tonight including:



Editorial: Teachers deserve better pay, conditions  Gainesville Sun

If Florida wants to fix its teacher shortage, state lawmakers should stop scapegoating educators and start showing them they are valued.After all, teachers have ...



Cox honors students in 2nd annual Inspirational Student Hero Awards  WCJB

The Cox Inspirational Student Hero Awards Program began over 25 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. The program has spread to other Cox markets in the ...



Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School  WUFT

Update, Dec. 1: Fifteen-year-old Tyree Harris has been charged with two counts of “False Report About Planting Bomb,” a 2nd Degree Felony, for the bomb ...



Lacrosse in Unexpected Places - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

Football is king in Florida. That's safe to say with 44 of ESPN's class of 2019 top 300 football recruits residing in the sunshine state. Six more recruits than the ...



Eyes on the Prize for Buchholz Tennis - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

District tournament play has begun and the Buchholz tennis team aims to make a statement. After falling just short to Fleming Island last season and finishing as ...



UPDATE: Danielle White found in Ocala  WCJB

Danielle White was located by the Ocala Police Department and returned to the Arc of Alachua County.



Tennis: It Just Means More To Abby Stricklin - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

When most people think of tennis they don't think of a specific team, they think of an individual. To Buchholz High School Senior Abby Stricklin tennis is more ...



Before he was a candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum cut his teeth in Gainesville  The Independent Florida Alligator

He dove into government during his four years at Gainesville High School.



Gillum vows to donate GRU speaking fee to scholarship fund  Gainesville Sun

A day after receiving backlash agreeing to receive $10,000 from the city of Gainesville to speak at a scholarship banquet, former Democratic gubernatorial ...



Gillum to speak at scholarship dinner in Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

An annual banquet to raise money for Alachua County student scholarships will feature keynote speaker and former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew ...



Tom Petty Song “Gainesville” Released In Advance Of New Box Set  WUFT

“Homegrown in the headphones” is the opening line and “Gainesville was a big time” is the refrain in Tom Petty's latest song, an homage to his hometown ...



24 Alachua County students named National Merit semifinalists  WCJB

24 students in Alachua County have been named National Merit semifinalists and will now go on to compete for more than 30 million dollars in scholarships.



HS Football Preview: GHS Looks to make a comeback against Vanguard - ESPN 98.1 FM  WRUF

The Gainesville Hurricanes will face the Vanguard Knights in a district game on Friday, Oct. 12. The Hurricanes are 4-2 overall and 2-0 in district play while the ...



Ocoee Defeats St. Francis in Second Rivalry Game - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The St. Francis Wolves faced the Ocoee Knights earlier this season, losing by only nine points. Before the game, we caught up with the varsity basketball head ...



Buchholz grad named to Forbes 30 under 30 list  Gainesville Sun

A former Buchholz High School student, who spent her time at the Gainesville high school playing clarinet and on the school's championship math team, was ...



Newberry Native Named New Head Football Coach - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The offseason: when all the changes occur. For Newberry High School's football program they're getting a new head coach. Following the Panthers 1-9 finish ...



Legacy of FAMU celebrated at gala  Gainesville Sun

Florida A&M University's legacy of excellence, caring and *service* extends beyond the university's footprint into the communities where alumni live and serve.



Eastside Rams face Nature Coast Tech in state regional quarterfinals  WRUF

It's playoff time for high school football teams, and coach Cederrick Daniels is optimistic about his 7-3 Eastside Rams despite their self-inflicted woes last week in ...



Teen falls through gym skylight at wrestling tournament  WJXT News4JAX

A teenager is recovering after he fell through the skylight of a high school gymnasium Friday evening in Gainesville during a district wrestling tournament, ...



FEATURE: Kelly Beckham, GHS Boys Basketball Coach - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

Kelly Beckham, GHS Varsity Boys Hoops Coach has a lot of coaching experience under his belt. He shares the coaching philosophy that brings him success.



Desegregation of Gainesville high schools topic of new books  Gainesville Sun

Every Gainesville student learns about Brown v. Board of Education, but not every student knows how that case played out in his or her hometown.



Valuable canoe exhibit coming to Silver River Museum in Ocala  Gainesville Sun

The Silver River Museum has received $350,000 in private donations to add a wing to showcase an exhibit of prehistoric dugout canoes on loan from the Florida ...



HS Football Preview: Gainesville Hosts Leesburg - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

The Gainesville Hurricanes will host a conference game against the Leesburg Yellow Jackets on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Citizens Field. The Hurricanes have an ...



Alachua County Schools Facilities Crisis And Tax Referendum On Forum Agenda  WUFT

Troubled with roof leaks, broken air-conditioners and overcrowding, Alachua County Public Schools officials assert that a districtwide facilities crisis adversely ...



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