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    Tennis led Cullman chef to Wallace State, career

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ricardo “Rico” Nishimura was playing tennis for a college in Bristol, Tennessee, when he first visited Wallace State more than 13 years ago and decided his story must continue there. “After a tough match against the Lions and falling in love with...

    University of Alabama dance team visits Welti Elementary

    WELTI, Ala. - A bad weather school closure may have canceled its February visit, but University of Alabama student dance team Dance Alabama! stayed true to its word and came to Welti Elementary School Friday morning.  The student body was treated to performances of...

    CCBOE says new tax already having a positive impact

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Revenue from the new half-cent sales tax is bringing much-needed updates to area schools sooner than expected. At its meeting Thursday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE)  approved a request of change order proposal for phase II of the...

    ‘Servanthood at its best’: CATA students, teachers headed to Lee Co.; donations welcome

    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Thursday, April 18, a group of students from the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA), led by Health Science teachers Tracy Smith and Adrian Basch, will travel to storm-stricken areas of Lee County to join in tornado relief efforts and deliver...

    Cullman SGA practices leadership through service

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Student leaders from Cullman High School’s (CHS) Student Government Association (SGA) on Wednesday spent the day learning about leadership and serving the community at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and Curt’s Closet.  At the clinic, students packed patient care kits for...

    Math whiz: West Point’s Lily Whitesell undefeated in 7 years of math competitions

    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School senior Lily Whitesell will graduate next month with a highly unlikely record to her credit: seven consecutive first-place finishes at the Cullman County Math Tournament.  In exams over subjects including sixth- and seventh-grade math, Algebra I,...

    Wallace State’s Dr. Vicki Karolewics presented Shirley B. Gordon Award

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) recognized Dr. Vicki Karolewics, president of Wallace State Community College, with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2019, at the Society’s annual convention, in Orlando, Florida last week. This award is given...

    Cullman High’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ opens this week

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre on Monday morning opened a series of in-school performances of its spring production “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” leading up to public performances starting this Thursday. The Tribune talked to CHS Theatre Director Wayne Cook, along with...

    Big crowds make their way to 35th annual Bloomin’ Festival on sunny Saturday morning

    CULLMAN, Ala. – The gates opened for the 35th annual Bloomin’ Festival Saturday morning and thousands made their way to St. Bernard Abbey for the arts and crafts fair. Walking room was hard to come by within the first hour of the gates opening and the...

    ‘We all want our students to succeed’

    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Two years ago, Fairview High School scored a 68 on the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE)’s report card. The school took the score personally and sought redemption. It succeeded. When the state report card came in last December, Fairview High...

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