Cullman City School Board honors student achievements

Members of Cullman High School Theatre are recognized. (Video capture/Heather Mann)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board Tuesday evening celebrated the successes of many of its students.

The first group honored was the CHS baseball team, which won the 2019 AHSAA 6A State Championship last weekend. It was the fifth state title for Cullman Baseball.  Players and coaches were honored, as well as the late Curtis Wilson, who was a member of the team.

Head coach Brent Patterson gave a short speech congratulating the team on its hard work and dedication, and he thanked the community for the massive amount of support the team received, saying, “All these games we played on the road and at the playoffs, those were like home games with the size of our crowd and how loud they were. It’s a really proud moment because we got the opportunity to go and represent our community.”

The next students to be recognized were members of CHS Theatre who received 2019 Trumbauer All-State Honors, followed by qualifiers for the 2019 Bassmaster High School National Championship – Jed Wilson, Cameron Lebron, Houston Smith and Jack West. The last students to be honored were Emily Hancock (Say Yes to FCS gold medal), Olivia Wood and Kate Rains (both gold medal Environmental Ambassadors), as well as their Family & Consumer Science sponsor, Carin Rains.

The board also welcomed new personnel who will join the school system in the 2019-2020 school year. The list of personnel changes will be released at a later date. 

The board approved all permission requests on the consent agenda and all items under new business, which included points such as:

  • permission for the CHS band to travel to New York City from Nov. 9-13 for a Veterans Day performance at the Statue of Liberty Nov. 11, 2019
  • permission for CMS seventh and eighth graders (for the 2019-20 school year) to tour various places in Virginia in June 2020
  • permission for the North Alabama Agriplex to offer a free week-long summer camp (which will participate in the summer feeding program) at the East Elementary and West Elementary Outdoor Classrooms
  • permission to give stipends to various instructors to attend the Alabama Reading Initiative’s Structured Literacy Training
  • permission for Head Start to partner with Urgent Care to conduct TB screenings during the 2019-20 year
  • addition of Cullman High School as a summer feeding program location

There will be a special board meeting Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 a.m., and the next regular board meeting will be June 25 at 7:30 a.m.

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Heather Mann