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    National Ag Day Celebrated Throughout County

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    Photo: Fairview School students filled this pickup truck with more than 1,470 pounds of food for Cullman Caring for Kids as part of the National Ag Day celebration March 15   CULLMAN - The Cullman Farm City committee worked in tandem with the Cullman County Commission...

    Open house and back-to-school dates for Cullman area schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Below is the list of open house dates and times, as well as opening days for the Cullman City and County school systems and Cullman area private schools: County schools: Open houses - Monday, Aug. 5 from 4-7 p.m. (exceptions listed below) Welti Elementary School- Monday, Aug. 5, 5-7...

    West Point 6th graders win regional scholars’ bowl tournament

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    L-R: John Davis Yovino, Brodie Henry, Eli Taylor, Katie Beth Yovino, Silas Baty, Aaiden Jones, Mikhail Dujoud.  (Photo courtesy Tina Yovino) WEST POINT - The scholars’ bowl teams of West Point’s middle and high schools have been academic juggernauts through regular league seasons; with the...

    Holly Pond football player’s act of kindness draws cheers from opposing fans

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    DANVILLE, Ala. - Last Friday evening, Holly Pond High School’s (HPHS) football team suffered a defeat at Danville High School, but one Bronco scored a win that had fans on both sides of the field cheering. HPHS junior middle linebacker no. 42 Andy Garcia came to the aid...

    Cullman Electric Cooperative names scholarship winners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The Cullman Electric Cooperative recently named its annual scholarship winners. From the Cullman Electric Cooperative: “Each year, Cullman Electric Cooperative awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student at each high school in its service area, as well as one to an at-large...

    ARCHERY: 3 local squads take home top honors at Guntersville Classic

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    Vinemont Elementary placed first in the elementary division at the Guntersville Classic on Friday with a score of 3,056. (Photo courtesy of Vinemont Elementary) GUNTERSVILLE – Several local archery squads competed at this year’s Guntersville Classic on Friday, and three of them brought home first...

    CCBOE updates 2020-2021 school year calendar due to COVID-19

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Monday night discussed changes to the 2020-21 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest of which is to the school year calendar. During the board's work session, Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette announced...

    CCBOE says all students will attend school online Wednesdays

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    Updated 7-27-20 at 8:32 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette on Monday announced that students choosing traditional instruction this school year will only be on campus four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays, those students will...

    Cullman-area students named to UA Dean’s, President’s Lists

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all...

    Cullman Christian School invites community to flavorful taste of the arts

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    CULLMAN - The administration of Cullman Christian School (CCS) gave its kids a special treat this year with fine and performing arts classes.  Students in the seventh-12th grades were given the opportunity to participate in a Drama Club that will offer a public performance...

    More than 100 middle and high school students visit Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE — More than 100 students in grades six through nine from area high schools visited the campus of Wallace State Community College on Thursday, April 24, so they can start giving serious thought about their college education.   The TRIO Talent Search program welcomed sixth...

    Where would the 1-cent tax money go?

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Oct. 10 passed a resolution asking the Cullman County Commission to set an election in March 2020 for a public vote on a proposed 1-cent sales tax to benefit the county and city...

    Administrative assignments announced for St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory School recently completed its final preparations for the 2020-21 academic year.  In order to respond to the changes brought about because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Offices of President and Headmaster will be combined, with Fr. Joel Martin...

    ACAA BASKETBALL: Cullman Christian captures state title with 46-31 win over Cornerstone Christian

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    The Cullman Christian Lady Lions knocked off Cornerstone Christian 46-31 Saturday to capture this year's ACAA state title. (Photo by Jazmine Barrett) OXFORD – For just the second time in school history, the Cullman Christian Lady Lions are the Alabama Christian Athletic Association (ACAA) State...

    Cullman County Schools releases back-to-school guide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Schools this week released more information about what school will look like this fall. Its “Cullman County Schools Better Together Recovery Plan for 2020-2021” guide for parents and FAQs were published to the system’s website, www.ccboe.org. The system announced last...

    Wallace State EMS Program adding state-of-the-art tool for student training

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    HANCEVILLE - The nation recently celebrated National EMS Week, May 21-27; now, Wallace State Community College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is looking forward to the arrival of a state-of-the-art tool that will help their students as they prepare to take to the streets. A...

    Cullman County Spelling Bee rescheduled to Feb. 13

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    Some of this year's participants CULLMAN - The Cullman County Spelling Bee, that was scheduled to take place on Feb. 27, has been moved up to Monday, Feb 13.  The event will take place at Temple Baptist Church, 30 County Road 1184 off Highway 157, starting...

    Wallace State Releases Fall 2015 President’s and Dean’s Lists

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    HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College in Hanceville congratulates the 749 students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for the...

    Wallace State Community College announces fall 2019 President’s and Dean’s Lists

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College congratulates the 773 students named to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 Semester. To earn a spot on the Wallace State President’s List, students must maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester...

    Local champs prepare for Cullman County Spelling Bee

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    UPDATE: The Cullman County Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 13. West Point Elementary winner Hunter Graves and runner-up Charlie Ashley. Hunter will represent West Point Elementary at the Cullman County Spelling Bee on Feb. 27. CULLMAN - The Cullman County Board of Education...

    Spread the news! West Point Theatre presents ‘Newsies’ this week

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - This Thursday, April 25, West Point High School Theatre will begin a four-day run of the Disney Broadway production “Newsies” with in-school shows; public shows will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.  Due to the size of the set and limitations...

    City school board celebrates student, teacher achievements

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    Cullman Primary School art award winners Ty White, Maddie Seidel and Wyatt Barker with Dr. Susan Patterson, left, and Principal Tricia Culpepper, right CULLMAN - On Tuesday afternoon, the Cullman City School Board met at the board office with a long list of items on...

    Peer mentoring program seeing success in area schools

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    CULLMAN - Life that Counts, a local nonprofit agency, provides peer-to-peer mentoring for many of our county’s high school and middle school students. The organization aims to help students make intentional, positive decisions in their day-to-day lives which will encourage them on a path...

    Cullman Christian School names Josh Swindall principal

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    Josh and Ashtin Swindall with their sons Everett Isaiah, Emmett Josiah and Ellis Haddon.  (Photo courtesy Josh Swindall) CULLMAN - Last week, the board of directors of Cullman Christian School (CCS) announced the hiring of Joshua (Josh) Swindall as principal, effective July 31, 2018. CCS posted...

    Wallace State students win two SkillsUSA gold medals and six medals overall at national competition

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College students Jacob Humphrey, Chase Blakey and Benjamin Brownlee each earned gold medals at the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., over the weekend, collecting the first gold medals for the college ...

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

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    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...

    St. Bernard Prep Hires Director of Fine Arts

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    CULLMAN – St. Bernard President, Fr. Joel Martin is pleased to announce Joshua Agnew will be the Director of Fine Arts, a newly created position at St. Bernard Prep School.  Agnew comes to St. Bernard with aspirations of building and revitalizing the Fine Arts Department...

    Congratulations, Cullman Christian School Class of 2019!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Christian School will hold its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1310 St. Joseph Dr. NW, Cullman. Shared Headmaster Josh Swindall: “I am extremely proud of each graduating senior...

    Sacred Heart honors Mother Mary Rose, LIHM

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    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman recently honored Mother Mary Rose, LIHM Sister, during a covered dish dinner and reception in the Family Life Center. Several religious items were presented to her, including a plaque stating, "Somebody in Alabama is praying for you!" Fr....

    Cullman Theatre competes at State Trumbauer; Drew Fillinger named to all-star cast

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    CULLMAN - In the first week of December, the Cullman High School (CHS) theater department, Cullman Theatre, participated in the State Trumbauer Theatre Festival.  After winning best-in-show at district with their one-act production “Godspell,” the group went on to state competition on the campus...

    Benefield, Whateley retiring from Holly Pond High School

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    Luette Benefield, left, and Wilma Whateley HOLLY POND - Holly Pond High School has seen several new teachers in the past few years. New teachers for agriculture and physical science came this year, and last year brought a new English teacher. Now, the school will...

    CULLMAN COUNTY YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Championship Saturday recap; 8 teams capture county crowns

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    Cold Springs celebrates after securing this year's fourth-grade girls' county championship (Martha Needham for The Cullman Tribune) GOOD HOPE – Cullman County Youth Basketball Tournament action tipped off early Saturday morning with eight county championships on the line, starting with the third-grade girls. West Point 8...

    Vinemont High School wins 1st place in UAH STEM competition

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    Team members include (left to right) Alex Millwood, Seth Campbell, Leigh Ann Smithson, Mykenzie Lamb, Miguel Perales and Damon Gustafson.  Their teacher is Shannon Bridges.   VINEMONT - A group of Vinemont High School students took first place in a portion of a NASA-themed competition at...

    St. Paul’s Lutheran School renews accreditation, celebrates 65 years

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Paul’s Lutheran School, a private Pre-K through sixth grade institution located in downtown Cullman, is celebrating its 65th year of continuous service to the community by announcing its successful re-accreditation through AdvancED and National Lutheran School Accreditation. The school is...

    Niche 2020 Best Schools report: Cullman City Schools, Cullman High, Cullman Middle, St. Bernard receive high marks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Niche.com, an online rating group described by Forbes as a kind of “Yelp” for education, recently released its 2020 Best Schools report. In Alabama, Cullman City Schools ranked no. 10 out of 136 public school districts in the state. Cullman High...

    Wallace State Academic Excellence award winner began college career decades after dropping out of high school

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    Photo: Jeffrey Johns of Hanceville looks at the Academic Excellence Award trophy he received during the May 13, 2016 commencement ceremony at Tom Drake Coliseum.   HANCEVILLE - Jeffrey Johns, 55, dropped out of school in the 10th grade and didn’t attempt to earn his GED...

    Wallace State’s Aviation/Flight Technology program adds flight simulator for helicopter training

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    Wallace State Aviation/Flight Technology students Tim Hill, left, and Johnathan Johnson utilize the helicopter simulator recently. HANCEVILLE –  Wallace State’s Aviation/Flight Technology program has recently added a flight simulator for its helicopter training. “This training device is a great asset to our program. A helicopter makes...

    Shane Barnette Named Superintendent of Cullman County Schools

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    CULLMAN - Shane Barnette, current principal of Cullman County's West Point Intermediate School, tonight was named the new superintendent of Cullman County Schools. The appointment was announced tonight at a special meeting of the Cullman County Commission on Education. At 5:45 p.m., the Barnette family...

    Wallace State’s Future Foundation raises more than $185,250 during 12th annual Student Investment Luncheon

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    From left, Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics shares a conversation with Bill St. John and Scotty Hooper during Wednesday’s Student Investment Luncheon and Auction. Image credit: WSCC HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s Future Foundation hosted its 12th annual Student Investment Luncheon and Auction on Wednesday,...

    AG Strange invites schools to submit applications for Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence

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    MONTGOMERY - Attorney Gen. Luther Strange is inviting public and private schools throughout the state to submit applications for the 2016 school year Alabama Safe Schools Initiative Awards of Excellence. The program was reinstituted by Strange in 2013 with a new emphasis on encouraging...

    Congratulations, Cullman High School Class of 2019!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School will hold its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. Said Principal Kim Hall, “As you venture into this next phase of life, may you...

    Cullman Middle School band camp builds music and marching skills

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    CULLMAN – Members of the Cullman Middle School (CMS) band met Wednesday for their third day of band camp. The band is preparing for its performances during the upcoming middle school football season.   CMS Band Director Linda Bean said her band does something a lot...

    Jake Johnson named new principal of Cullman Middle School

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    Updated 6-25-19 at 7:06 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Jake Johnson has been named the new principal of Cullman Middle School. Johnson will replace Lane Hill, according to the Cullman City School Board. Back in April the board, in a special-called meeting, agreed to extend Hill’s contract...

    Congratulations, Good Hope High School Class of 2019!

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope High School Class of 2019 will receive its diplomas Saturday, May 25, with 13 of those seniors graduating as members of the National Honor Society. Graduation is at 2 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake...

    Tony Serra Nissan-Cullman Tribune Principal of the Month: Welti Elementary’s Gina Webb

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    WELTI, Ala. - Welti Elementary School’s Gina Webb has been named the Tony Serra Nissan/Cullman Tribune Principal of the Month for April.  Representatives of both organizations visited Welti Monday morning, accompanied by Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette and Special Projects Coordinator Dr....

    Wallace State MLT program updates technology for students

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    Wallace State Medical Laboratory Technician students Steven Duncan of Fayette and Taylor Ellis of Guntersville count white blood cells during a class exercise. Each student in the program now has access to an iPad they use before, during and after class exercises for an...

    Salary schedule concerns raised to Cullman City Board of Education

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools held their final Budgetary Hearing for Fiscal Year 2022 Monday, Sept. 13. The same presentation given by Chief School Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer James Brumley at the first Budgetary Hearing last Thursday was made once more to...

    Sweet harmony: Cold Springs FFA String Band places high at national competition

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    Pictured, left to right- Travis Hill, Hunter McClendon, Katie Dollar, Matthew Blair and Andrew Blair BREMEN - Cullman County has some good music: great high school marching bands, fun gathering spots with open mic nights, numerous laid-back jam sessions, traditional choirs, German music, Irish folk...

    Dozens of Wallace State retirees gather for annual luncheon

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    Wallace State retirees Judy Wood, left, Dr. Jenny Folsom and Janice Morgan pose for a photo during the recent Retirees Luncheon hosted by the Wallace State Alumni Association. In the background, Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics visits with former Wallace State basketball coach...

    Congratulations, Fairview High School Class of 2019!

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Fairview High School’s Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. There are 12 senior honor society members of the 130 graduates.  Fairview High School Principal Chris Gambrill...

    Helen Glasscock retires from St. Bernard after 52 years in education

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - There are people around Cullman today who don’t know that St. Bernard Abbey’s school used to be a college, but Helen Glasscock knows.  She graduated from there summa cum laude (“with highest honors”), and came back to teach there for 14...

    Application deadlines approaching for Wallace State health programs

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    HANCEVILLE - Anyone interested in enrolling in an allied health program at Wallace State Community College should keep in mind approaching deadlines for turning in applications for entry into those programs. Most of the programs accept new students in the fall semesters, but some...

    Congratulations, Hanceville High School Class of 2019!

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville High School will hold its graduation ceremony Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. The 96 seniors have earned a combined $1.3 million in scholarships. The Class of 2019 chose the lilac as its...

    Meeting offers second chance – or first – to enter WSCC health programs

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    HANCEVILLE - Individuals who didn’t get into their first-choice health program at Wallace State or those who are interested in learning about programs with open admission for Fall 2016 have the opportunity to meet with program directors during an informational meeting next week. The Health...

    Welcome back! Cullman City, County Schools, Sacred Heart head back to class

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It was an exciting beginning to the new school year at East Elementary School Wednesday morning. An enthusiastic Principal David Wiggins said, “This is my cup of coffee!” as he welcomed each student with his trademark laughter and high five. Helping greet the...

    Good Hope High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m., at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “I want to wish the senior class from Good Hope High School the best of luck as they graduate and move into their college and...

    Cold Springs High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Saturday, May 20 at noon, at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “Congratulations Cold Springs High School Class of 2017 graduates – You made it! I want to express my congratulations to each member of the 2017 graduating...

    Congratulations to the Cullman Christian School Class of 2018!

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    Pictured: top row, left to right, Bethany McNeil, Cameron Hudson and Cameron Kretzschmar (valedictorian); bottom row, left to right: Cory Jones, Jazmin Barrett (salutatorian) and Madison Hooks (Bill Miller Photography) Congratulations to the Cullman Christian School Class of 2018! Graduation is Thursday, May 17, 2018...

    Vinemont’s Jacklyn Keller wins education award from Samford University

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    BIRMINGHAM - Samford University's Orlean Beeson School of Education held its annual award ceremony May 4 to recognize the many accomplishments of the school's undergraduate teacher education students. Twelve scholarships totaling more than $35,000 were awarded to students pursuing a career in teacher education. Jacklyn...

    Local students make UA Dean’s, President’s Lists

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    TUSCALOOSA - The following students from the Tribune's coverage area made the Dean's List or President's List for the fall semester at the University of Alabama. Addison: Jeremy J Aderholt, Dean's List Arley: Carolina B. Barefield, Dean's List Anna Katherine Tuggle, Dean's List Thomas E. Weeks, Dean’s List Baileyton: Charlsie S. Burden,...

    Cullman Christian School taking steps toward accreditation

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Christian School (CCS) has applied for accreditation with AdvancED, the governing body of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). “This is a significant step for Cullman Christian School,” said CCS Principal, Dr. Wayne Williams. “SACS accreditation will ensure that we...

    Hanceville High School student to hold candlelight vigil for local teens injured in car crash

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - “This is not the way we would like to end our summer or start the school year,” Hanceville High School Junior Logan Quick said. Early Thursday morning, four Hanceville teens were injured, two critically, when the car they were in struck...

    Holly Pond Robotics Team Competing at State Level

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    “Our team shows class and a high level of integrity in everything they do. They have been recognized for it twice by winning the excellence award, which is the highest honor of each competition. They have represented Holly Pond well and we have a...

    Cullman Christian School Class of 2017

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    Cullman Christian School held its graduation on Thursday, May 18 at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church. “Congratulations to Hope and Abby on their graduation from Cullman Christian School. These two young ladies have been a blessing to our school. As they start the next season in...

    Wallace State student David Schwaiger selected to visit NASA’s Stennis Space Center in April

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    David Schwaiger has been selected to visit the NASA Stennis Space Center in April. HANCEVILLE –  Wallace State Community College student David Schwaiger has been selected to travel to NASA’s Stennis Space Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Project...

    Congratulations, West Point High School Class of 2019!

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    WEST POINT, Ala. – The West Point High School Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 26 at 4 p.m. at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. There are 133 graduates. The class song is “September” by Daughtry. Class colors are...

    Cullman’s Carter Daily finishes run in 3rd round of National Spelling Bee

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    Updated 5-28-19 7:49 p.m. NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - This year’s Cullman County Spelling Bee champion, Carter Daily, a sixth grader at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, reached the third round of the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee this week. Daily finished his run in the third round...

    Wallace State’s Adult Education program offering newly-created nontraditional high school diploma

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    HANCEVILLE - Wallace State’s Adult Education program has added a new alternative for students who didn’t complete their high school education. The nontraditional high school diploma, which was recently approved by the Alabama Community College System and the Alabama State Department of Education, allows students...

    Wallace State’s Evelyn Burrow Museum Presents ‘Alabama Art: Inside Out’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, announces a new exhibition on loan from Troy University, “Alabama Art: Inside Out,” which will be on display in the museum’s main gallery through September 31. “Alabama Art: Inside Out” originated...

    Wallace State’s Applied Technologies Division hosting 2nd annual Signing Day Feb. 16

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    2016 Technical Signing Day HANCEVILLE –  Wallace State Community College’s Applied Technologies Division is hosting its second annual Career Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the James C. Bailey Center 12th floor. Modeled on an athletics signing, the Technical Division Signing...

    Holly Pond Ag students, adult volunteers renovate school’s library

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    Holly Pond agriscience students in the newly renovated library / Melanie Hall HOLLY POND - When schools need things done, they can send a request to the school board, search the budget for available funds, and wait while bids from contractors are reviewed.  Or they...

    Wallace State’s Aviation/Flight Technology welcomes new training aircraft  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s Aviation/Flight Technology program has recently added three new Cessna 172 model aircraft and a multi-engine trainer to its fleet.   “These new airplanes are much needed and will help us incorporate glass cockpit and autopilot training. We’ve looked forward to adding autopilot...

    ‘It’s the highest honor for a high school musician in Alabama’

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    Pictured are Cullman High School students who made All-State or District Band: Branson Danecker, Sara Reeves, Tessa Adkins and Avery Barnett. Students from several Cullman-area bands were selected. See the full list in the story. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Smith) CULLMAN - The Alabama Bandmasters...

    Cullman Christian School gearing up for new location, expansion

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Christian School (CCS) is a school on the go, and not always by its own choosing.  Originally housed at Eastside Baptist Church, it saw its facilities destroyed along with the church in the 2011 tornado.  In the wake of that disaster,...

    West Point High School Class of 2017

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    Graduation will be on Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m. at Tom Drake Coliseum on the campus of Wallace State. “I want to wish all the Classes of 2017 the best of luck. You are moving on to your next milestone in life. It is...

    Dr. Wayne Williams named principal of Cullman Christian School

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    Dr. Wayne Williams / Leeanna Smith Cullman Christian School is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Wayne Williams as principal. "I have worked for over 25 years in education, but my greatest passion has always been to work in Christian education," said Williams. Williams began his...

    Good Hope Middle School student bests faculty, administration members in Rubik’s cube competition

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The student body of Good Hope Middle School (GHMS) on Friday got a little break from the regular schedule to gather outside and watch Bailey Tetro, an eighth grader who has become a prodigy with the Rubik’s cube, take on two old-schoolers: GHMS...

    Dyron’s Lowcountry hosts 10th anniversary Scholarship Dinner for St. Bernard Prep

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For the past 10 years, Dyron’s Lowcountry Restaurant in Mountain Brook has opened its doors to host a fundraising dinner for St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman.  This annual dinner is sponsored by Dyron (PS ’94) and Sonya Powell, owners of the...

    Kyle Kallhoff named superintendent of Cullman City Schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Kyle Kallhoff has been named the new superintendent of Cullman City Schools. Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson announced back in September that she will retire July 1, 2021.   Kallhoff, the current superintendent of Demopolis City Schools, was appointed to the position at Cullman...

    Congratulations, St. Bernard Prep Class of 2019!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The St. Bernard Prep Class of 2019 will hold its graduation ceremony Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in the St. Bernard Abbey Church. St. Bernard’s 2019 seniors have been awarded 66 scholarships totaling $4.6 million. “I congratulate the Class of 2019, offer...

    DB Technologies holds grand opening at Wallace State Community College

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - DB Technologies recently held their grand opening at Wallace State Community College (WSCC) in the Bailey Center Friday, July 16. Among those present were Dr. David Branscomb of DB Technologies, Ted Clem of the Alabama Department of Commerce, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth...

    Cullman County Schools breaks new ground with theater production

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – In April, more than five months of coordinated effort will culminate in a new era of theater for students of Cullman County Schools, when Fairview High School hosts a production of “Sleeping Beauty” featuring students who auditioned from across the entire...

    City School Board celebrates teacher, student achievements

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board and Superintendent Dr. Susan Patterson Tuesday evening celebrated the achievements of many students and their teachers. Teachers of the Year recognized were: Cullman City Primary School- Allison Bates East Elementary School- Kelly Thrasher West Elementary School and Cullman City Schools...

    Cullman’s Jackson Ray earns scholarship to Auburn EAGLES program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Tuesday was a special day for many people at Cullman High School but none more so than Jackson Ray. Ray was joined by friends, family, teachers, coaches and more in Cullman High School’s Tillman Hall Tuesday afternoon to sign a scholarship...

    West Point High School band becomes fourth in Cullman County to score all ‘superior’ in 2021 assessments

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - We recently reported that three local high school band programs had received all superior ratings from the Alabama Music Educators Associations for their ABA Music Performance Assessments. Now, Cullman County can proudly say four bands are indeed superior. The West Point...

    Cullman Christian School yearbook team wins national award

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    Members of the CCS yearbook team with their award bannerI / Leeanna Smith CULLMAN - Recently, Cullman Christian School became one of only four schools to win Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award.  Jostens, a producer of yearbooks, class rings and other academic memorabilia,...

    Congratulations to the Hanceville High School Class of 2018!

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    Congratulations to the Hanceville High School Class of 2018! (Listed alphabetically) Jarrett Bailey, Hunter Baker, Yasmin Benitez, Tyler Bennefield, Kameron Bentley, Brooklyn Bice, William Billings, Keith Black, Alex Boatright, Christian Bonelli, Levi Brock, Chris Brown, Tosha Brown, Anthony Campbell, Tristan Collins, Stacy Conn, Tristan Connell,...

    Cullman High School to host Miss Southerner/Fair Queen Representative Pageants

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    CULLMAN Ala. - On Saturday, April 17th at 7 p.m., Cullman High School will host the 2020-2021 Miss Southerner Pageant and the 2021 Fair Queen Representative Pageant. Pageants will be held in the CHS auditorium. 

    Cullman Christian School earns AdvancED accreditation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Christian School has been granted accreditation through AdvancED. Cullman Christian School received word, following a March 29 AdvancED Board Meeting, that the school earned its accreditation status through the agency. Serving as a partner to 36,000 educational institutions across the United...

    Cullman City School Board approves new personnel, prepares for upcoming school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting at its central office Tuesday morning and provided an update on facility upgrades, COVID-19 policies for the upcoming school year and approved a handful of new personnel members. After approving the...

    Gragg, Duke named assistant principals at East, West Elementary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board announced a couple of big personnel changes and a pay increase for substitute teachers at Tuesday morning’s meeting. Nic Gragg, who has been an assistant principal at East and West Elementary, will now be the full-time...

    Full STEAM ahead

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - Students at Good Hope Primary School are excited to be back in school and they are especially excited about the school's new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Lab. Kristi Barnette is the STEAM Lab teacher at GHPS, which...

    CHARGe homeschool group enjoys field day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Homeschool Activities and Resource Group (CHARGe) Field Day at Sportsman Lake Park was held Wednesday with at least 125 kids of all ages getting together for a day of fun and games. The day was one of many exciting...

    Sacred Heart UN-Gala: different clothes, same good cause

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    Sacred Heart School Principal Greg Hughes   CULLMAN - On Saturday evening, Sacred Heart School (SHS) held its eighth annual Legacy Gala at Stone Bridge Farms’ Browne Stone Centre.  Previously a formal soiree, this year's event went casual, earning it the self-styled title of the "un-gala." While...

    5 Cullman County Schools to temporarily transition to remote learning

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman County Schools continues to monitor COVID-19 numbers at our 29 campuses and make appropriate adjustments as needed to protect students, faculty, and staff. As of Wednesday, August 25, student enrollment absences due to either a positive COVID test, or because...

    Football field graduations are underrated

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    “I can’t wait to graduate in Wallace State’s gym!” said no high school senior ever. After spending the end of last year wondering if graduation would happen at all, the wonderful news came that they were still to take place. The news was made...

    Wallace State Community College named safest campus in Alabama

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –  Wallace State Community College in Hanceville has been named the safest college campus in Alabama, according to a study released this week. The Your Local Security study was based on U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security analysis and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. The...

    Meet Cheryl Parker, Cullman Christian School’s new principal

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    CCS Interim Principal Cheryl Parker CULLMAN - Cheryl Parker retired a few years ago, after working as a teacher and counselor in the Morgan County public school system for 31 years.  Most recently, she taught at Falkville Elementary School.  Like so many retirees today, though,...

    Cullman city and county school boards issue statements on next week’s eclipse

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    This image shows the Aug. 1, 2008, solar eclipse at the point of totality, when the moon completely blocks out the body of the sun, revealing the normally hidden, halo-like corona. / NASA / Image Credit: The  Exploratorium Updated 8-17-17 at 1:15 p.m. CULLMAN COUNTY -...

    Cullman High School ranks 19th in U.S. News list of best Alabama high schools

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School (CHS) has once again ranked among the top 20 high schools in Alabama, according to a survey published recently by U.S. News and World Report. Based on information from the 2017-18 school year, CHS’s ranking dropped five places...