EA’s Sasser named 2A Teacher of Year
During her 18 years as a teacher of upper-grade students at Escambia Academy, Bobbi Sasser has earned the respect of and left a lasting impression on hundreds of teenagers. This year, Alabama Independent School Association officials presented Sasser with tangible proof that her effort has expanded beyond the EA campus. Sasser, who teaches English and Literature to eighth-graders and honors English and Literature to students in grades 9-12, was selected…
EA athletes honored
Three top athletes were honored at Escambia Academy’s sports banquet Monday evening, May 8. The awards they received were named in memory of two EA athletes who passed away at a young age – Dana Kent and Lance Dawe. Carson Barnett, above, shown with Headmaster David Walker, was presented with the Dana Kent Award as EA’s top female athlete. Below, Natalie Dawe Donaldson, at left, and Annette Dawe, at right,…
Local prayers abound on National Day of Prayer
If the prayers from everyone involved in the National Day of Prayer observances that took place across the country last Thursday, May 4, were as fervent as those sent up from Cornell Torrence Gymnasium in Atmore, then there could be a national revival on the horizon. A smaller-than-expected crowd of about 150 men, women and children gathered in Escambia County High School’s gym for one purpose and one purpose only,…
United Bank donates books to ACM students
For the second year in a row, students in a local elementary school received free books, courtesy of United Bank and its partnership with First Book. April Stewart and Leslie Henderson with United Bank were at A.C. Moore Elementary School Monday morning, where they handed out more than 250 copies of Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C. The first stop for the two bank employees, who were accompanied by ACM teacher…
ECMS students earn Six Flags tickets
Students at Escambia County Middle School recently participated in a reading program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. The program encourages students in kindergarten through sixth grade to read for fun. At ECMS, every fifth- and sixth-grade student who completed six hours of recreational reading and returned their reading log was presented a free admission ticket to Six Flags over Georgia.