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    9 area students earn degrees from University of Alabama

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    President’s, Dean’s Lists announced TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Some 1,257 degrees were awarded during The University of Alabama's summer 2023 commencement at Coleman Coliseum in August. Area students who graduated include: Michael Chandler of Vinemont received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business AdministrationNatalie Conlon of Crane...

    SRO program board hosts special-called meeting

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Members of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program governing board on Wednesday met for a special-called meeting to discuss program changes and where funds will be used in the school systems. Back in May of this year, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation...

    WSCC: From adversity to achievement

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    Najee Davis' inspiring journey to becoming a Chick-fil-A owner/operator HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  For Najee Davis, his time at Wallace State Community College represents a lot of firsts. He is the first in his family to graduate college. He read his first book as a student...

    3 local Troy University students study abroad during 2022-23 school year

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    TROY, Ala. - More than 200 Troy University students studied around the world during the 2022-23 school year. Students studied in various programs on five continents in nearly 20 different countries to earn academic credit as well gain international awareness. Local students who studied abroad...

    WSCC: Electrical Technology option offers training for future electricians

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College is offering a new option in Electrical Technology starting this Fall 2023 semester providing training of industrial, commercial and residential electricians and for the installation and maintenance of charging options for electric vehicles.    “Wallace State listens to...

    Cullman elementary students craft ‘Robot Fingers’ to study human anatomy

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    CULLMAN, Al. – The human body, an intricate machine, is being explored hands-on by elementary students in Cullman City Schools as they construct model body parts to deepen their understanding.  As a component of the fourth-grade science curriculum at East Elementary, students are delving into...

    Cullman City School Board meeting notes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board met on Friday morning. In attendance were teachers Morgan Johnston and Christy Brock. Cullman Middle School Principal Jake Johnson welcomed Morgan Johnston back to the middle school. She taught at Cullman High School for eight years and...

    St. Bernard celebrates feast of patron saint with Mass, procession

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Preparatory School, nestled on the picturesque 800-acre campus operated by the Benedictine Monks of St. Bernard Abbey, marked a momentous occasion with a reverent and joyous celebration of the Feast of St. Bernard, the great patron saint of the...

    Harmony School to receive multiple certifications

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    Alabama Outdoor Classroom Certification, National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitat Certification and Monarch Butterfly Waystation Certification to be awarded Sept. 22 LOGAN, Ala. - On Friday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m., Harmony School will be the second school in the Cullman County Schools system to receive...

    Good Hope Middle School debuts “Book Tasting” in new library

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. — Good Hope Middle School's freshly inaugurated library came alive with an innovative "Book Tasting" event, conceived to promote diverse reading habits among students. Crafted by the school's librarian, Stephanie Hood, the event encourages students to "sample" titles from a plethora of...

    A Remarkable Start to the School Year at Saint Bernard Prep

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    The Saint Bernard Prep School community celebrated the successful completion of the first week of the school year with a heartfelt email from Headmaster, Phoung Nguyen. He expressed his gratitude and excitement for the enriching activities and engaging interactions that took place among the...

    Wallace State to host grand opening of Centers for Welding and Innovation

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College will host a grand opening for its Center for Welding Technology and Innovation Center on Monday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. Several capital investment projects will also be announced as part of the festivities. “We are excited to...

    WSCC: Grants have supplied much needed support to college, students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - When Wallace State Community College conducts its grand opening of the Center for Welding Technology and Innovation Center on Monday, Aug. 21, college officials will have many people to thank for helping make it a reality. “We are extremely grateful for everyone...

    County schools get new school buses; board recognizes Cold Springs FCCLA

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its regular board meeting Thursday afternoon, talked about the system’s new school buses and recognized the Cold Springs High School  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The system purchased 51 new school...

    St. Bernard embarks on promising new school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard Prep began classes for the 2023-24 academic year on Aug. 14, 2023, with great enthusiasm and a vibrant community of 124 eager students. The campus buzzed with excitement as students from around the world, including Brazil, Spain and China, converged...

    City school board announces plans for new facilities, accepts donation from police

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board on Tuesday, Aug. 15, unveiled plans for a new intermediate school, pre-K school and athletic upgrades. (See the full story on these plans at www.cullmantribune.com/2023/08/15/new-era-for-cullman-city-schools) The board also accepted a $3,000 donation from the Cullman Fraternal...

    ‘New era’ for Cullman City Schools

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    Cullman City Schools outlines Intermediate School plan, pre-K school, athletic upgrades CULLMAN, Ala. -- Cullman City Schools is looking toward its next phase of growth, mapping out early plans for both a combined intermediate school and a dedicated pre-K school. The district is also eyeing...

    Wallace State student 1st to earn 4.0 GPA in UAB/WSCC Joint Enrollment program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  For the first time since the UAB/WSCC Joint Enrollment program began, a student has graduated with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) from both Wallace State Community College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Recent graduate Judith “Judy” Jackson accomplished this...

    The Caring Foundation supports that Wallace State smile

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College announces receipt of a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and The Caring Foundation for the Dental Clinic run by the college’s Dental health programs. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and The Caring Foundation’s mission...

    More than 100 recognized at WSCC Nursing pinning ceremony

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College recognized more than 100 students at the Department of Nursing Education’s August pinning ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 3. The event was historic in several ways, including having the highest number of mobility students graduating from the program...

    WSCC celebrates Dental Assisting Class of 2023

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Family and friends gathered on Monday, July 31, 2023, to watch as students from the Wallace State Community College Dental Assisting program walked across the stage of the James Bailey Center Auditorium, marking their successful completion of the program that has...

    More than 40 graduate WSCC Occupational Therapy Assistant program

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - More than 40 students were recognized Tuesday, Aug.  1, 2023, for successfully completing the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Wallace State Community College. “I would like to commend you all in your commitment in obtaining your dreams to pursue a degree...

    CCBOE rolls out new communication tool

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) is rolling out an update to the Cullman County Schools mobile app, with the integration of Rooms, a two-way communication and messaging tool. With it, parents and students can interact with teachers, exchange messages,...

    Cullman City Schools ranked in top 5 in Alabama test scores

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is once again ranked among the best school systems in the state of Alabama. The latest school system state assessment results have been released for districts across Alabama, and Cullman City Schools is ranked within the top 5 in...

    ‘We feel like there’s great things to come’

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    CCBOE hosts 2023 Institute CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) on Thursday hosted its annual Institute to kick off the 2023-2024 school year. Held at Northbrook Baptist Church, the event saw  keynote speaker, author Andy Andrews, talk about the importance of...

    Hanceville Elementary School cuts ribbon on new cafeteria, classrooms

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Hanceville Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon debuted the new addition to its building that includes a new cafeteria and 15 new classrooms. Ground was broken in November 2021.   Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette stated, “We're really excited to be able...

    CCBOE purchases YouScience program for students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Cullman County School Board on Tuesday met for a special-called meeting in the new Hanceville Elementary School cafeteria. The board approved a partnership with the Cullman Economic Development Agency and Cullman County Economic Development to purchase the YouScience program. “Our students...

    Good Hope Middle School debuts new gym, library and office space

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Good Hope Middle School gymnasium, library and office space. Ground was broken on the project 18 months ago, and the facilities are ready in time to welcome students for the...

    Wallace State STEAM camp geared for younger students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College recently hosted a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Camp for middle school students. According to WSCC Computer Science and Mathematics Department Secretary Bralee Glenn, the camp is designed to teach students early on that there are...

    City School Board appoints new board member

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board at its Thursday, July 27, meeting, appointed  Jill Bradberry to fill the seat formerly held by Joey Orr. Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said, “We're excited to have Mrs. Bradberry with us. There are so many...

    Cullman City Schools appoints Jill Bradberry to open board seat

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City School Board on Thursday, July 27, appointed Cullman native Jill Bradberry to the board, filling the seat formerly held by Joey Orr. Orr recently stepped down to take a new position working at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. Bradberry is...

    Cullman City Schools awarded $400K for STEM initiatives

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is set to expand its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) offerings in the coming years with dedicated staff and resources, thanks to new federal grant funds. The $400,000 grant is being awarded as part of the federal Safer...

    It’s tax-free weekend: What school essentials to purchase

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  If you haven't ordered school supplies already, Alabama’s 18th annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday (now through Sunday night, July 23, at midnight) is a great time to check with your child's school and/or teacher for the exact list of school supplies...

    Wallace State hosting open house for Oneonta Nursing classes

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Oneonta center announces it will hold an open house for those interested in seeing where Nursing classes will be held at the Academic Center and those wishing to know more about the program. The open house will...

    CCBOE: Whaley, Chamblee, Hardman named principals

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its July 13, 2023, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette’s recommendation to hire three new principals. Dr. Johnny Whaley was named the new principal of Fairview High School. Whaley has 21 years of experience...

    Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday coming July 21-23

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's 18th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items is July 21-23. This marks the seventh time the annual tax holiday will take place on the third full weekend of July.From 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21, until midnight, Sunday, July 23,...

    Cullman City Schools mapping strategic plan for future

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With the district growing and Cullman City Schools among the most decorated systems in the state when it comes to academic achievements, system leaders are starting to look ahead at what’s next.  With expansive input from the community, leaders are assembling an...

    Wallace State: ‘ESL classes growing by leaps and bounds’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Over the last three years, attendance for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered at the Wallace State Community College Oneonta Academic Center has more than quadrupled. ESL instructor John Barnett said there are currently 46 students in classes taught...

    WSCC announces new applied technologies programs for fall

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College recently announced the start of new programs in applied technologies this fall. It also plans to close of one of its older programs. Significant new offerings include an electric vehicle program for new automotive technologies and an electrical...

    Dual Enrollment on a sharp rise at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - With a record number of high school students participating in dual enrollment classes with the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), leaders of the state’s community colleges gathered in Birmingham recently to discuss plans to boost student success. More than 27,000 Alabama high...

    Cold Springs FCCLA wins at national conference

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    BREMEN, Ala. - The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held July 2-6 in Denver, and Cold Spring High School students Savannah Bischoff, Ellanora Slusser and Sophia Slusser, along with their advisor, Stephanie Blair, were in attendance,...

    Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund donates $19K to CCBOE to support students’ mental health needs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) recently received a $19,400 donation from the Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund to support students’ mental health needs. The generous donation comes just days before the sixth anniversary of Griffith’s passing in July 2017. The...

    Applications opening for WSCC Nursing, EMS and Child Development programs

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The application process for several Health Science programs at Wallace State Community College is opening for admission in the Spring 2024 semester. Spring 2024 classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 8, 2024. Nursing The Wallace State Department of Nursing Education will accept applications...

    Cullman City Schools launching 3 new career tech programs for 2023-2024 school year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools is expanding its career and technical education (CTE) programs for the upcoming school year. New programs focused on cybersecurity, engineering and marketing will ramp up in the 2023-2024 school year. “With the addition of three new CTE programs at...

    Cullman County Schools students to receive free breakfasts, lunches

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Schools Child Nutrition Program recently announced that for the 2023-2024 school year, breakfasts and lunches will be free for all students who attend Cullman County Schools. Child Nutrition Program Director Emily Blankenship said this is possible because of the...

    5 gold medalists among 10 winners for WSCC at SkillsUSA

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Ten students from Wallace State Community College brought home medals, including five gold medals, after competing over the weekend at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Atlanta. The students earned medals in five of the 12 college divisions...

    Cullman City School Board approves personnel changes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board on Thursday approved several personnel changes.   Three new hires were in attendance: Carson Aaron and Jarrod Helms, who will be teaching social studies in the fall, and Mike Gay, who will be the Career and Technical...

    The Link expands kindergarten readiness camp to 7 locations

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Link of Cullman County is gearing up to host another year of kindergarten readiness camps, this year in seven different locations to better serve those incoming students who may not have had the opportunity of attending a preschool or Head...

    St. Bernard alumni celebrate reunions and anniversaries

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The weekend of June 22-25, 2023, was a time of joy and nostalgia for the alumni of St. Bernard, who came from across the United States to be reunited at their Alma Mater. Since its founding in 1891 the school has...

    Learning never stops: West Elementary hosts summer reading camp

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - West Elementary School has spent recent weeks hosting its three-week summer reading camp, offering kindergarten to third-grade students a chance to refine their reading and writing skills while they prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Around 100 students have participated in the...

    Holly Pond High’s Simmons named to UA Early College Director’s List

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A total of 516 students enrolled in UA Early College during spring semester 2023 at The University of Alabama were named to the Director's List with an academic record of 3.6 (or higher). Local students include: Dawson Simmons of Cullman, who attends Holly...

    3 Cullman County students named to UWA President’s, Dean’s List

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    LIVINGSTON, Ala. -- The University of West Alabama has announced nearly 700 outstanding undergraduate students named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the Spring 2023 academic semester. The President’s List gives recognition to undergraduate students with exceptionally high grades for the semester,...

    Local students named to UA President’s, Dean’s Lists

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A total of 12,487 students enrolled during Spring Semester 2023 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 As)....

    Fairview’s Green, Cullman’s Troutman earn Alfa Foundation Scholarships

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two Cullman County students – Landon Green of Fairview and Luke Troutman of Cullman – were recently selected as two of 100 recipients of the 2023-24 Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program.  Green is an upcoming freshman at The University of Alabama, and Troutman is a sophomore at Auburn University...

    Commission approves $814K tax abatement for NAFCO

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Commission on Thursday approved a tax abatement for the expansion of North Alabama Fabricating Company (NAFCO) in the amount of $814,178. Cullman Economic Development Agency Project Manager and Finance Stanley Kennedy said,  “We expect this project to have a...

    St. Bernard to host KCBS Backyard Competition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -   St. Bernard Prep School is adding another fun event to the seventh annual Bernard Blues and BBQ.  On Sept. 9,  St. Bernard will host its first backyard barbecue cook-off. Amateur teams can register now for this Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS)-sanctioned...

    Cullman City Primary, Vinemont Elementary receive state grants for additional Pre-K classrooms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, announced the expansion of the Alabama First Class Pre-K program. The department will initially add 69 classrooms in 30 counties this fall, providing seats...

    Local students earn degrees from Mississippi State; President’s, Dean’s Lists announced

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    MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. - More than 4,100 students are on the spring 2023 Graduation List at Mississippi State University. The following local students are included in this honor: Cole Pearson, of Cullman, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration Cum Laude from MSU's College of BusinessRobert...

    Cullman City Schools ranks No. 3 in state for 3rd-grade reading

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman City Schools has brought home some of the highest reading scores in the state among third-grade students, ranking No. 3 in the state of Alabama for ACAP Reading across third grade. Cullman City Schools third graders ranked behind only the Mountain...

    Local students earn degrees from University of Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Some 5,885 degrees were awarded during The University of Alabama's spring 2023 commencement at Coleman Coliseum. A recent economic analysis found that a degree from The University of Alabama can pay more over time than investments in U.S. stock market indexes....

    Fairview HS Principal Chris Gambrill announces retirement

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Fairview High School Principal Dr. Chris Gambrill on Thursday, June 15, announced his retirement as a full-time educator. "Dr. Gambrill has made a positive impact on thousands of young lives during his career in the Cullman County School System," stated Cullman County...

    ‘A force to be reckoned with’

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    West Point High School Scholars Bowl team earns top 10 finishes in national tournaments WEST POINT, Ala. – Perennial Scholars Bowl powerhouse West Point High School had its best season yet during the 2022-23 school year, with only one player beyond the 10th grade. The...

    WSCC: Classes in new Systems Engineering Technology option start this fall 

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    Focus on model-based systems engineering HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College announces a new Computer Science program option offering certificates and a two-year associate degree in Systems Engineering Technology focusing on the field of model-based systems engineering (MBSE).    Developed with IDEA, the Institute for...

    ‘Treat others the way you would like to be treated’: Hanceville’s Josey Freeman returning to teach at Hanceville Elementary

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – One of Hanceville High School’s 2020 graduates is returning home this fall to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. Hanceville's Josey Freeman is joining the faculty at Hanceville Elementary School as a kindergarten teacher. Josey talked about how she...

    Cullman City School Board recognizes art students; Orr stepping down to join Chamber of Commerce

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board held its June meeting at the City Schools Central Office Tuesday morning and to kick things off, the board recognized three Cullman High School students, two of which were present, for their impressive showings in this...

    CCBOE names Ayers HPHS principal, approves joining social media litigation

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County School Board (CCBOE) on June 12 officially hired Nathan Ayers as the new principal of Holly Pond High School, effective July 1, 2023. He will replace Dr. Janet Turner. Ayers addressed the board, saying, “You’re going to get the...

    Joey Orr departs Cullman City School Board for Chamber of Commerce post

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- With Cullman City School Board member Joey Orr taking over the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce as the group’s new president, she has announced she will be stepping away from her place on the school board as she takes on this...

    More than 80 athletes named to ACCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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    Wallace State Community College is proud to announce that more than 70 student athletes earned recognition by Alabama Community College Conference for academic excellence for the Spring 2023 semester by obtaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student athletes who earn a GPA of...

    Wallace State celebrates GED, ACE, Career and Workforce graduates

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College is proud to recognize dozens of students who completed a General Equivalency Degree (GED), Alabama Career Essentials (ACE) training or earned certifications through the college’s Center for Career and Workforce Development training programs. The students were awarded...

    CCS hosts meet and greet with Melanie Harris

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –  Faculty, staff and families of East Elementary School on Thursday, June 8, 2023, were invited to a meet-and-greet event at the Cullman City Board of Education to get to know new principal Melanie Harris.   Harris said she’s excited to start her...

    Cullman Middle School expansion on track

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    Construction continues at Cullman Middle School, which is in the midst of a large expansion that will add 16 classrooms and several new amenities. CULLMAN, Ala. - With students out for the summer and classes wrapped for the 2022-2023 school year, Cullman Middle School...

    Sacred Heart hosts summer camp

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sacred Heart Church and the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (LIHM) sisters hosted “Alive in the Spirit Summer Camp” this week. The LIHM sisters are dedicated to the evangelization of youth and families. In total there were 88 children who...

    CCBOE names Meigs special education coordinator

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its May 2023 meeting approved the hire of Katie Meigs as the system's special education coordinator. Meigs currently serves as IEP coordinator and has several years of special education experience. "I am so appreciative...

    School-aged kids can get free weekly meals every Tuesday in June

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Each Tuesday during the month of June, a week’s worth of free meals will be provided for school-aged children at the Cullman County Child Development Center. Residents can pick up five frozen breakfasts, five frozen lunches, vegetables, fruit, one gallon of...

    Vinemont’s Duckett named to Troy University Provost’s List

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    TROY, Ala. - TROY is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Provost's List for the Spring Semester and Term 4 of the 2022-2023 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have...

    Holly Pond’s Putman named to Indiana Tech Dean’s List

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    FORT WAYNE, IN. -- An Indiana Tech undergraduate student who earns a GPA of 3.5 or higher during any semester and has a 2.0 career GPA will be placed on the semester Academic Honors List in recognition of high academic achievement. Local students named to...

    Crane Hill’s Moore named to Mississippi College Dean’s List

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    CLINTON, Miss. - The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the Dean's List after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average, based on a...

    3 local students named to Mississippi College President’s List

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    CLINTON, Miss. - The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the President's List after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a...

    4 local students named to Mississippi College President’s List

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    CLINTON, Miss. - The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the President's List after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a...

    JSU announces spring 2023 graduates, releases President’s, Dean’s Lists

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    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - More than 900 students were awarded degrees as part of Jacksonville State University's Spring 2023 commencement on April 29. Local students who earned degrees include: Jordan R. Allbright of CullmanJessica Arriaga-Aguilar of CullmanHaley N. Bennefield of JoppaMatthew I. Blair of BremenCenzley Burgett of...

    Local students named to Troy University Chancellor’s List

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    TROY, Ala. - Troy University is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Chancellor's List for the spring semester and Term 4 of the 2022-2023 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who...

    Simulator benefits WSCC Radiation Therapy students

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Students in Wallace State Community College’s Diagnostic Imaging program are benefitting from a new tool that allows them to become familiar with an important piece of equipment they will use when they are working in the field as radiation therapists. The program...

    City school board announces new EES principal hire

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board, at a special called meeting on Friday, May 26, announced it hired Melanie Harris as the new principal of East Elementary School. Harris replaces longtime, beloved principal David Wiggins, who retired at the end of this...

    East Elementary receives Exemplary Reading Program Award

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – East Elementary School recently received the prestigious Exemplary Reading Program Award issued by the International Literacy Association (ILA). The intent of the Exemplary Reading Program Award is to award institutions that have implemented outstanding reading and language arts programs at all...

    Melanie Harris hired as new principal at East Elementary School

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- East Elementary School has found its next principal. Melanie Harris, who most recently served as the assistant principal at Hibbett Intermediate School in Florence City Schools, will be the new principal at East Elementary in Cullman. She was officially hired Friday morning...

    Brent Patterson retires as teacher from CHS

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Longtime Cullman High School teacher and varsity baseball coach Brent Patterson is retiring from the school as a teacher. Though he is retiring from teaching, it is still possible for Patterson to continue coaching baseball at Cullman High School in the...

    Arab’s Tiffany Dowdy named WSCC Work Study of the Year

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College is proud to announce Tiffany Dowdy of Arab was named the Work Study of the Year for 2023. For more than two years, Dowdy served as a work study in the college’s Center for Student Success, assisting students...

    CPD address report of gun at CMS dance

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Middle School held its spring dance Friday, May 19. Toward the event's end, according to Cullman Police Chief David Nassetta, the Cullman Police Department received a call from a parent claiming a student may have brought a gun to the...

    Wallace State Nursing holds first of 2 pinning ceremonies for Class of 2023

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Department of Nursing Education (DNE) recognized around 80 graduates at the first of two pinning ceremonies for the class of 2023. Both the May and August ceremonies mark the beginning of careers for new nurses from the...

    Athletes honored at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -- St. Bernard Preparatory School celebrated its spring sports athletes on Wednesday, May 10, for their hard work and dedication to the athletic program. The highest honor of the night, the Fr. Luke Fazi Award, went to senior Cole Bissot. The Fr. Luke...

    Wallace State Dental Hygiene program graduates 27

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  Wallace State Community College’s Dental Hygiene program graduated more than two dozen students from its annual pinning ceremony.   Class President Emilee Harrington congratulated her classmates on their accomplishment and the dedication and commitment it took to succeed.  “You have embraced the challenges and...

    Cullman County Child Development Center graduates 6

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – There was hardly a dry eye in the house Friday, May 19, at the commencement ceremony for the Cullman County Child Development Center's graduating class of 2023. The crowd was packed with families, friends, faculty and staff and studded throughout with...

    WSCC hosting event for women interested in skilled trades

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Center for Career & Workforce Development will host “Empowered: Women in the Trades,” a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. The event will take place on the 12th floor of the James. C. Bailey Center on the college’s main campus...

    City school board recognizes CMS Archery Team

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City School Board at its meeting Tuesday evening recognized the Cullman Middle School Archery Team, which this year placed second in the 2023 Alabama NASP (National Archery in the School Program) State Championship and11th out of 240 in the...

    Campbell, Page named to Berry College spring 2023 Dean’s List

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    ROME, Ga. - The Berry College Dean's List honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester. Local students who wee named to the spring 2023...

    Cullman County Probate Office implements e-recording

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Probate Office has implemented e-recording of some documents. Wendy Lambert, the office’s bookkeeper, address the Cullman County Commission at its meeting Tuesday.   Speaking on behalf of Cullman County Probate Judge Tammy Brown, Lambert said, “Judge Brown is always...

    CHS seniors celebrate college picks with sidewalk art

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Seniors preparing to depart Cullman High School have earned close to $5 million and counting in scholarships, so the school celebrated with a bit of an impromptu art project on the quad to showcase their college and career choices last week. Seniors...

    East’s outdoor classroom certified by NWF

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - East Elementary School on Monday morning, May 15, hosted a certification ceremony for its outdoor classroom, which has been named a Certified Schoolyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. It was also named a certified Alabama Outdoor Classroom. East’s Outdoor Classroom Sponsor...

    ‘I don’t think he realizes the difference he has made’

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    Cold Springs band director William Johnson retires BREMEN, Ala. – Longtime Cold Springs High School Band Director William Johnson is putting down the baton and stepping away from the podium, retiring after 18 years. When Johnson took on the position of band director in 2005, the...

    WSCC Respiratory Therapy graduates recognized

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program graduated more than two dozen students during its annual pinning ceremony. Class president Jaida Johnson of Cleveland said the ceremony marked the end of rewarding and challenging journey toward their careers as respiratory therapists. “We have...