Education

Hi5 Friday schedule set
Go ahead…make a kid’s day News Staff Report So what’s a Hi5 Friday? And why does it matter? The Atmore Chamber of Commerce kicked off Hi5 Friday last school year as a way to start a students’ and teachers’ day with positivity and energy. According to Chamber Executive Director Emily Harp, the goal is to create a “magical moment in the day, which kicks off the weekend and celebrates a…
Meet and greet held at ECMS
Escambia County Middle School administration and faculty held a meet and greet Friday, August 3. Students and parents were given information and invited to visit their classrooms, meet their teacher and drop off their school supplies. At right, mom Katrice Tucker, left, and her daughter Tynekia Harris (seventh grade) get information from Ciara Crenshaw (eighth grade) seated left, and school employee Rhecy Currie. Above is the Penner family, from left,…
Honoring excellence
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer For the 33rd year, the Atmore Rotary Club honored students from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School and Northview High School for academic achievement. The Rotary Academic All-Star program was held Thursday, May 10, in ECHS Hodnette Auditorium. One hundred thirty-eight students were recognized. Eight of them are four-year Academic All-Stars: Anna Bell Barberree, Northview High School; Lazarrian Boykin, Escambia County…
Perdido MS boys win district track meet
Special to Atmore News Perdido Middle School’s boys track team took first place honors at the district meet recently. Members of the team, coached by Jackson Adams, placed as follows: * 100 meter dash: 1st – Ty Drinkard; 2nd – Christopher Johnson * 1600 meter race: 2nd – Cole Koehrsen * 4×100 meter relay: 1st place team – Coleman Dove, Landen Harville, Christopher Johnson, Cole Koehrsen * 400 meter race: 1st…
42nd Law Day held Godwin honored for organizing local observance
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore attorney Charles Godwin decided in 1977 that local lawyers and court officials needed a reminder of the importance of their career choice, and local high school seniors needed a hands-on look at the role the law plays in American society. More than four decades later, those points are still being driven home each year. May 3, during Escambia County’s 42nd successive Law Day…