Baker County Education Foundation
Baker County Education Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Kyle Ambrose Baker County Education Foundation Scholarship-$500
John Anderson Baker County Education Support Professionals Scholarship-$500
John Anderson Betty Taylor Memorial Scholarship-$150
Julia Archambault BCEF “Leaving A Legacy” Scholarship (STEM)-$4,000
Zachary Auger Baker County Education Foundation Memorial Scholarship-$500
Caroline Barber Baker County Community Service Scholarship-$1,000
Abigail Barnes Mr. Tim Thrift Teaching Excellence Scholarship- $500
Enaiya Brown Laverne & Dorothy Arline Memorial Scholarship-$1,000
Jacob Carver Advisory Council of First Federal Bank of FL Scholarship-$300
Kyler Crews Baker County Farm Bureau Scholarship-$500
Kayla Daniels Florida Gateway College Teacher Cadet Scholarship-$2,250
Rheys Dawson MSGT Berry F. Rhoden, Sr. Scholarship-$1,000
Michael Dinkins Baker County Education Foundation Memorial Scholarship-$500
Audrey Echols Wildcat Warrior Community Service Scholarship-$1,000
Haiden Fish GFWC Women’s Club of Macclenny Scholarship-$500
Maci Fisher Baker County Education Support Professionals Scholarship-$500
Ceara Gilbert Florida Power & Light Company Scholarship-$500
Mackenzie Gipson Kim Brannan Memorial Scholarship-$500
Christina Givens Insteel Wire Products Scholarship-$625
Sarah Green Taylor School Scholarship-$200
Joel Griffis Edward Kramer Memorial Scholarship-$500
Reagan Groves Walmart DC #6099 Scholarship-$500
Emily Hill In Honor of Walter & Lorraine Davis Scholarship-$1,000
Emilie Hodges In Honor of Paul & Willa Mae Thrift Scholarship-$500
Kyler Holton Colby Chase Hodges Scholarship-$1,000
Brandon Kazmierczak Baker County Education Support Professionals Scholarship-$500
Cassidy Manucy Insteel Wire Products Scholarship-$625
Elizabeth McGovern Walmart DC #6099 Scholarship-$500
Brianna Midyette Baker County Community Service Scholarship-$1,000
Brooklyn Midyette Baker County Community Service Scholarship-$1,000
Lucy Nowlen Baker County Education Support Professionals Scholarship-$500
Kalyn Nunez Servant’s Heart Scholarship-$1,000
Samantha Ortiz Bud Rhoden Memorial Scholarship-$500
James Prevatt BCEF “Leaving A Legacy” (Medical) Scholarship-$4,000
Cassie Pringle Baker County Farm Bureau Scholarship-$500
Reagan Register Mr. Tim Thrift Teaching Excellence Scholarship-$500
Reagan Register Dr. Jean Boyd Dowling Endowed Scholarship-$800
Phillip Richerson GFWC Women’s Club of Macclenny Scholarship-$500
Blaine Roberts Macclenny Lions Club Scholarship-$500
Ashton Robinson Fox Hunters Club Scholarship-$600
Christina Slater In Honor of Paul & Willa Mae Thrift Scholarship-$500
Carole Spivey In Honor of Francis Frost Scholarship-$1,000
Erin Stokes Florida Gateway College Teacher Cadet Scholarship-$2,250
Samara Surrency Baker County Retired Educators Scholarship-$250
Cheyanna Wheeler Maines & Mary Finley and Harold & Mary Dopson Finley Scholarship-$1,000
Emmalee Campbell Gerald & Brenda Dopson Annual Scholarship-$750
Mikayla Faulk Dr. Jean Boyd Dowling Endowed Scholarship-$1,000
Macey Fox Florida Rural Rehabilitation Endowed Scholarship-$1,000
Abbigail French Florida Rural Rehabilitation Endowed Scholarship-$1,000
Nicholas Melvin Joe & Homie Dobson Memorial Endowed Scholarship-$650
Emily Ossmann Gerald & Brenda Dopson Annual Scholarship-$750
Jennifer Padgett Ray & Athena Brown Memorial Endowed Scholarship-$1,200
Maci Rhoden First Federal Bank of Florida Endowed Scholarship-$1,500
Jace Stokes First Federal Bank of Florida Endowed Scholarship-$1,550
Kylee Strickland Berry F. Rhoden, Sr. Endowed Scholarship-$1,250
Cassie Turner Berry F. Rhoden, Sr. Endowed Scholarship-1,250
Ansley Young Dr. Jean Boyd Dowling Endowed Scholarship-$800
Baker County Education Foundation 2020 Prior Graduate Scholarship Recipients
Gavin Register BCHS Class of 1958 Scholarship
Kindall Crummey Emily, Kelli & Kristie Moore Scholarship
Hayleigh Midyette Neil & Beatrice Kirkland Scholarship
Ashley Barrett Tiffany Harvey McInarnay " I Can Do This" Scholarship
Kindall Crummey Norma G. Kirkland Scholarship
Canceled: Leaving a Legacy Event: April 7, 2020
The Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Dinner that is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th will be postponed due to the Covid-19 Virus. We apologize for this inconvenience, but as you know, large events are being canceled throughout our country for the safety and welfare of all. We will reschedule this event for a later date. The new date will be publicized once it has been determined. If you have any questions, please call Shirley Crawford at 259-0428.
LEAVING a LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP DINNER RESCHEDULED
The Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Dinner was canceled last year due to COVID. We have rescheduled this event for March 18, 2021. For those who purchased tickets last year, those tickets are still valid.
The Baker County Education Foundation will be recognizing Ms. Paula T. Barton, Mr. Tim Thrift, and Mrs. Judy Webb. These individuals have made great contributions to the Baker County School District.
Ms. Barton retired from the Baker County School District with 34 years of service. She served as a classroom teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal, Community Education Coordinator and Superintendent. She currently is serving as a school board member. Mr. Tim Thrift was a social studies teacher at Baker County High School. He retired with a total of 34 years of service and became known as one of the most favorite teachers of all time. Mrs. Judy Webb worked as a bus driver with the Transportation Department. She retired with 30 years of service. She safely transported hundreds of children daily. These individuals have given many years of great service to the Baker County School District.
The Leaving a Legacy Scholarship Steak Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 18th, at 6:30 p.m. We have moved this event to Macclenny Elementary School. Tickets are on sale for $30 per person. All tickets must be purchased prior to the day of the event. Due to the change of the location for this event, limited tickets are available. We anticipate that this event will sell out, so purchase your tickets early. For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 259-0428. Proceeds from this event will be used for student scholarships.
Baker County Education Foundation Mini-Grant Recipients
The Baker County Education Foundation Mini-Grant Recipients were presented checks at their school sites recently. A total of $24,194.22 was awarded. We would like to congratulate these teachers and principals on receiving these grants. Our students will benefit from their hard work.
JoAnna Anderson Macclenny Elementary School Reading Rescue - $743.97
Charles Navarra Westside Elementary School Guided Reading Resources - $653.84
Jana Kazmierczak Keller Intermediate School Helping Students Focus - $632.68
Kristina Akins Baker County Middle School Improving Behavior and Academics Through Gaming - $437.33
Jacob Anderson Baker County Middle School Virtual Reality-Learning Through a New Pair of Eyes - $749.98
Crystal Austin Baker County Middle School Austin Publishing - $267.29
Crystal Austin Baker County Middle School Classroom Projector Project - $175.96
Rachaelle Melton Baker County Middle School Feeling the Gap - $719.92
Scott Register CATS Academy CATS Academy Job Study - $743.09
Kimbra Lane Pre-K/Kindergarten Center My Classroom Is A Zoo! - $1,985.00
Jackie Vickers, Kimbra Lane, Sonja St. John Pre-K/Kindergarten Center Rising Stars - $1,890.00
Lynn Green Macclenny Elementary School Kami - $1,485.00
Debbie Fraser, Kelly Murphy Westside Elementary School Adventure Pals in Action - $2,000.00
Jennifer Payne Keller Intermediate School Virtual Learning Assistance - $1,951.48
Naomi Anderson Baker County Middle School Removing the Barriers - $2,100.00
Emily Clevenger Baker County Middle School Your Future is Bright! Career Fair - $2000.00
Staci Staples Baker County High School Media Center CPR - $1,999.84
Tina Bradley Family Service Center "Protect the Hearts You Love" - $1,711.19
Donna Ruis Keller Intermediate/Home base Students Animation: An Avenue to Promote Creativity and Learning - $1,947.65
BCEF 2019-2020 Annual Report
BAKER COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION
2019-20 ANNUAL REPORT
The Baker County Education Foundation had another great year in 2019-20! The Foundation provided $38,850.00 for student scholarships, $3,000.00 for a prior graduate scholarships, $22,128.11 in grants for teachers and schools, and $17,685.50 for special projects. A total of $81,663.61 was awarded in 2019-20.
During the last 31 years, the Foundation, a non-profit organization, has funded 727 student scholarships, 186 employee and/or prior graduate scholarships, 489 grants for teachers and schools, and 51 special projects, totaling $1,346,793.46. A tremendous amount of this was made possible through payroll deduction by school employees.
The Baker County Education Foundation was originally founded in 1989 with school district employees being the original contributors through payroll deductions. Payroll contributions remains the main source of funding for the Foundation. The number of employees contributing to the Foundation has grown each year with a total of 310 employees contributing during the 2019-2020 year and giving a total of $18,108.50. The generosity of our school employees throughout the district, which includes instructional, non-instructional, and administrative personnel, has enabled our Foundation to be a great success in our community.
The main goal of the Baker County Education Foundation is to promote quality education. Through the years, a number of organizations, business partners, individual donors and families have participated in helping the Foundation achieve these goals. The Foundation is very proud of the accomplishments it has achieved through their support and financial contributions.
If you are a contributor, we hope that you will continue your support of the Foundation. If you are not involved, please consider becoming a member this year. You will be supporting the development of our greatest assets, our children. Also, the Foundation benefits from the purchase of specialty education vehicle tags. A portion of the tag sale is returned to the Foundation.
Again we thank all of our supporters of the Baker County Education Foundation. We contribute our success to the commitment that each of you have given to our organization. Our employees have made us what we are today!
REMEMBER, YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Promoting Educational Partnerships Between The Home, The School, and The Community
Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children (TSIC) provides tuition scholarships to attend Florida Gateway College for selected eighth graders whose families meet the income guidelines for free or reduced lunch. Students must reside in the county where they are applying. Student applications are provided to eighth grade students around April of each year.
Students receiving scholarships must agree to:
Stay off drugs
Stay crime free
Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average
Maintain good citizenship both in and out of school
Meet with their assigned Mentor each week at school
Attend and participate in TSIC events, as required
To learn more about this scholarship opportunity or how to become a Mentor, please visit http://www.takestockinchildren.org.
The Baker County Education Foundation, Inc. is a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). This organization provides support through matching grant funding.
For every educational specialty license plate purchased in Baker County, the Baker County Education Foundation, Inc. receives $20 from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.
For questions please feel free to contact the Baker County Education Foundation department.
Robin Mobley Shirley Crawford
Associate Superintendent Executive Secretary
270 South Blvd East 270 South Blvd East
Macclenny, Fl 32063 Macclenny, Fl 32063
Office: (904) 259-0428 Office: (904) 259-0428