Education

Nettles honored in CIA program
Montreal Nettles, an Escambia County Middle School eighth-grader, was recognized in the Character in Action Program (CIA) Monday, February 13. The CIA program is intended to recognize exemplary character and good citizenship among high school and middle school students in Escambia County. CIA is a partnership with the Escambia County Juvenile Court and the Escambia County School Board. The program began with high schools only, but has been expanded to…
Lions Club offering two scholarships
Atmore Lions Club is partnering with Alabama Lion Opportunity Youth Fund Scholarship to offer a scholarship to build and strengthen leadership, relationships, and power to serve among the youth in Alabama. The Alabama Lions Opportunity Youth Fund has approved two $1,000 scholarships for graduating high seniors in Alabama for 2017. Complete applications must be received by April 15, 2017. To obtain a copy of all the forms to submit the scholarship application…
Gamma Omega offering grant-in-aid
The Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce the Annie Ruth Whitten Grant-In-Aid for high school senior girls who have chosen to go into the field of education. This grant-in-aid will be at least $150. The purpose of Delta Kappa Gamma is to promote professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education and to lead women educators to impact education nationwide,…
Jam packed PTO meeting at ACM
  The auditorium was full Monday night as parents, grandparents and others gathered for the annual Black History program at A.C. Moore Elementary. But prior to that program, the Drugs Erase Dreams Team presented a powerful message about drugs and the packaging that makes them attractive to kids. Participating were Drug Court Director Denise Carlee, presenters Michael and Katie Roley, Judge Dave Jordan, and Karean Reynolds, Project Turnaround Coordinator. Part…
Top speller
Four students from across the county competed in a countywide spelling bee Wednesday, February 8. The top speller was Jaelyn Bloodsworth who will compete in the state bee March 11 in Montgomery. She received an individual trophy as well as the trophy that stays at her school for the year. In the countywide spelling bee, public, private and city schools were invited to participate. Each of the students were in…