ECHS Peer Helpers
The Escambia County High School 2018-19 Peer Helpers are shown above. Peer Helpers is a select group of students, facilitated by ECHS counselor Ashley Trawick, sponsored by the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council. One of the group’s main focuses is the fight against drug abuse among their peers. Shown are, from left, front, Luerensley Williams, Adonis Williams, Jaelon Wilson, Calvin Stots, Joshua Banks; middle, Madison Simmons, Arianna Silar, Olivia Simmons,…
Delta Kappa Gamma holds first meeting of the year
Special to Atmore News First Presbyterian Church of Atmore was the setting for the Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma to host its first chapter meeting of the year on the afternoon of Thursday, September 13. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society for key women educators and promotes professionalism and camaraderie among its members. The Gamma Omega Chapter also sponsors grant-in-aid and scholarships for future educators and current…
Setting our funding priorities
I know this may be hard for you to believe, but there was a major, bipartisan victory in Congress last week that failed to gain any of the attention it deserved. I want to highlight some of the progress we made last week and explain why it should matter to those of us back in Alabama. Last week, both the House and the Senate passed a funding bill that covered…
BOE approves personnel changes
News Staff Report The Escambia County School Board approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the regular meeting on September 13. Leave of absence 1. Larry Zangas, Bus Driver, Brewton Bus Shop, effective August 13, 2018 through January 1, 2019 Resignation 1. Terry Knowles, math teacher, Escambia County Alternative School, effective September 7, 2018 2. Ronda Hoffman, science teacher, Escambia County High School, effective August 17, 2018…
VFW Auxiliary kicks off Annual Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest
Special to Atmore News Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post #7016 announces the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $29,500 in national scholarships. This year new categories, two- and three-dimensional art, have been added to the contest. Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork. Previously the contest accepted only two-dimensional…