West Point Town Council grants funds to Scholars’ Bowl Team

Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune

WEST POINT, Ala. – West Point High School’s Scholars’ Bowl Team were in attendance at the West Point Town Council meeting Monday evening to present a breakdown of the costs for their season expenses and national trips, asking the council for any funding they could provide.

Coach Lee Henry said, “This year’s team is one of the best I have ever had. They are the reigning 5A state champions. Last year, this team placed fifth in the nation, and the entire team is back, and we’d like to go back to nationals to see if we can improve and finish even higher than fifth. The problem being as everything is, it is quite expensive, and Scholars’ Bowl is not exactly a revenue producing activity.”

The group has previously received donations from former students and state grants. They usually raise most of their funds from invitational tournaments held at West Point High; however, last year they were unable to do so due to COVID restrictions. The council voted to grant $1000 to the Scholars’ Bowl team.

In new business:

  • The council voted to award the bid to cut the trees down around the sewer plant to Michael’s Tree Service.
  • The council approved the re-paving of County Road 1246 for an estimate of $240,000.

The next West Point Town Council meeting will be on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. At West Point Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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