Spotlight

Scholar's Bowl 2014

Congratulations to all Winston County Scholar's Bowl teams!
Results & photos... Varsity Teams
Results & photos... Jr. High Teams
Results & photos... Elementary Teams

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WCTC

At the Winston County Technical Center, these students are certified as Microsoft Office Specialist in PowerPoint. Congratulations to these students for their great achievement.

Lauren Dyer, Heather Comeens, Emily Millwood, Courtney Richard, Samantha Sutherland, Fallon Christian, Maddison Petty

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Thompson Accepted for West Point Summer Leaders Seminar

Peyton Thompson, a junior at Addison High School in Addison, Alabama has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) in June.

More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high school juniors the opportunity to experience life at West Point. SLE attendees live in cadet barracks (dormitories), eat in Cadet Mess, and participate in academic, leadership, athletic, and military workshops. The one-week seminars are designed to help juniors with their college-selection process, while giving them an idea of the importance of leadership and sound decision-making in their education, careers, and lives, in general.

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2014 6th Grade County Science Fair


Caroline M. - Double Springs Middle- Honorable Mention
Alden A.- Meek- Honorable Mention
Logan L.- Double Springs Middle- 3rd place
Matthew B.- Double Springs Middle 1st place
Jake W.- Addison- 2nd place
Luke W.- Addison- Honorable Mention

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2014 Miss Free State of Winston Pageant

Junior Division Top 5

Winner- Caitlin M. Winston County High School
1st Alternate- Lisa B. Winston County High School
2nd Alternate- Emee B. Addison High School
3rd Alternate- Heidi H. Double Springs Middle School
4th Alternate- Halley G. Winston County High School

Senior Division Top 5

Winner- Molly Grace W.: Addison High School
1st Alternate- Leslie F.: Winston County High School
2nd Alternate- Hannah D.: Addison High School
3rd Alternate- Destiny K.: Winston County High School
4th Alternate Sydney C.: Addison High School

View photos here

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DSMS Jr. Beta


The DSMS Junior Beta Club attended the Alabama Junior Beta Convention on March 10 and 11. Congratulations to these state winners!!!

1st Place Crocheting-Saige
1st Place Scrapbook-Kailee, Gracie, Lauren, Samantha, Ashley, Keisha and Heidi
3rd Place Math-Andrew
Top 10 Speech-Jonathan
Top 15 Poetry-Reagan
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2014 Spelling Bee

Congratulations to each school's local spelling bee winners:
AES - Jessie Godbee
AHS - Keith Black
DSE - Sara Ashton Thomas
DSMS - Douglas Norman
HES - Ashley Clark
HMS - Garrett Tinch
LES - Seth Wills
MES - Kimberly Hiller
MHS - Jacob Farley
These students will compete at the county-wide spelling bee in February.

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Congratulations to the Addison Lady Bulldogs on their State Championship over Donoho. This year's championship was the fifth at the 1A level. A three-peat from 2003-05 and one in 2010 accounted for the others. Addison also won a 2A title in 2009. Summer Hinton rounded out a spectacular tournament with 12 kills, six digs, five aces and one block to earn MVP honors. She was joined on the All-State Tournament Team by fellow Bulldogs Jessy Taylor (12 kills, five blocks and three digs) and Holly Posey (29 assists, four digs, two kills and two blocks).
November 2013

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Congratulations to Marcie Hill, the UAB Department of Curriculum & Instruction Student Award winner for 2013, Early Childhood Education Outstanding Doctoral. She was honored on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

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Congratulations to Abby! - Abby is the 2013 state winner of the ALFA/Farm City Essay Contest. She is an eighth grade student at Double Springs Middle School. After winning first place in Winston County, she represented the county at the state level. Her essay was first place out of forty-two entries from across the state. Along with her trophy, she won $300. Her English teacher Heath Hood also won $300 for his classroom.

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Congratulations to the Addison High School Varsity Scholars Bowl Team! They placed second at the Bevill State competition on Friday, April 5, 2013. Addison defeated Lynn, Sumiton Christian, and Oakman but lost to Whitesburg Christian in the finals.
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Congratulations to Alyssa of Meek High School.
Alyssa has a 3.8 GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT.
Photo is from Alyssa's recognition from State Board and ACT for College and Career Readiness.
College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and create awareness around the goal of college- and career-readiness for all. ACT has partnered with Alabama and select states for the College and Career Readiness Campaign to nominate students with exemplary ACT scores, high grade point averages and significant academic, professional, school and community involvements.
“She has the highest ACT score ever achieved at Meek High School, so we are very proud to nominate her on behalf of Winston County,” Counselor Lauren Archer said in her nomination letter, adding that Alyssa has shown tremendous academic and social growth from Grades 7-12.
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Congratulations to Mr. Bob Wilder and the 2013 Double Springs Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Traders & Farmers Bank Math Academic Bowl County Champions!
 
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Congratulations to all of the 2013 Miss Free State of Winston contestants!
7th Annual Miss Free State of Winston Queens 

Junior Division: Kyla H.,
Winston County High School


Senior Division: Summer S.,
Meek High School

Junior Division
1st Alternate - Lacey S. - Meek
2nd Alternate - Kyla C. - DSMS
3rd Alternate - Caitlin M. - DSMS
4th Alternate - Kayla P. - WCHS
Senior Division
1st Alternate - Hannah D. - Addison
2nd Alternate Alexandra A. - WCHS
3rd Alternate - Destiny K. - WCHS
4th Alternate - Makenzie B. - WCHS
Miss Photogenic is Morgan S. - Addison

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2013 Scholar’s Bowl Results
Senior High:
1st- Lynn High School
2nd – Meek High School
3rd – Winston County High School
4th – Addison High School
MVP – Autumn Baughn
All County Team: Lottie Sides, Gus Andrews, Chaselyn Langley, Autumn Baughn
Junior High
1st – Addison High School
2nd – Meek High School
3rd – Double Springs Middle School
4th – Lynn High School
MVP – Jacob Patterson
All Count Team – Sarah Mauldin, Harlee Bass, Oakley Gilbreath, Ryan Harris, Jacob Patterson
Elementary
1st – Addison Elementary
2nd – Double Springs Middle School
3rd – Lynn Elementary
4th – Meek Elementary
MVP – Trace Thompson
All County Team – Austin Bowling, Ethan Moore, Zachary Wright, Justin Cagle

Congratulations to all participates!

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Congratulations to Hannah, Winston County's Distinguished Young Woman for 2013. Hannah represented Winston County in Alabama's Distinguished Young Woman Program in January in Montgomery and won a full tuition scholarship to UNA.

Distinguished Young Women of Winston County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the Distinguished Young Women program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success.

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Congratulation to Double Springs Middle School student, 8th grader Kayla Pruitt! Kayla won a state championship in track Saturday, May 5, 2012 in Selma. She won 1st place in discus, 2nd place in javelin, 3rd place in shot put, & 3rd place in the high jump. She won a medal in every event she entered.

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Winston County 6th Grade Science Fair - Congratulations to all of the participants! Click each photo for larger view.


1st Place - Anastasia B. - D.S.M.S.
Project - "Gravity Garden"


2nd Place - Oakley G. - Addison
Project - "Yin vs. Yang"


3rd Place - Kyla C. - D.S.M.S.
Project - Teeth vs. Liquids We Drink


Honorable Mention:
Samantha M. - D.S.M.S.
Project - Sweet Rocks
Emme B. - Addison
Project - Vaulting to Victory
Abby G. - Meek
Project - Super Soaker

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Congratulations to Halla Jacobs and Hannah Jacobs of Double Springs Middle School for being selected to the Alabama All-State honors.
Halla placed 2nd in our district and 14th in the state on trumpet. She played in the Alabama All-State Middle School Band. Her sister, Hannah placed first in our district and 10th in the state on the flute in RED BAND. Way to go!!!!
Mr. Spencer Johnson is our Band Director at Double Springs Middle School and Winston County High School.

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2012 Winston County Track Meet

Team Winners:
Girls - 1st Place Addison
            2nd Place Meek
Boys - 1st Place Addison
             2nd Place W.C.H.S.


Megan Lamp - 3rd Place in the 800 Meter Dash

Meredith Daniel - 1st Place in the Long Jump
- 1st Place in the Triple Jump
- 2nd Place in Hurdles

Kayla Pruitt - 1st Place in the High Jump
- 1st Place in the Javeline
- 1st Place in Shotput
- 1st Place in Discus

Congratulations to Kayla Pruitt for winning MVP in the Winston County Track Meet!!

Quinton Pagay - 3rd Place in the 1 Mile Run
- 4th Place in the 800 Meter Dash
- 2nd Place in the 4X8 Relay

Zack Long - 3rd Place in the 2 Mile Run

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2012- The Key Club of Winston County High School won the following awards at the Alabama District Key Club Convention in Mobile:

1st place - Skit - Cassie Robinson, Lottie Sides, Chelsea Posey, Colton Cole,
Connor Pace, Brittany Millwood, and Aislinn Baldwin,

2nd place - Oratorical - Bella Martinez
1st place - Poster - Brittany Millwood, Chelsea Posey, and Lottie Sides
1st place - Scrapbook - Cassie Robinson, Lottie Sides, Brittany Millwood,
Hannah Jacobs, Macie Dodson, Lexie Green, Alec Sutherland, Amanda Tidwell, Chelsea Posey, Cassie Elliott, Caitlin Page, Hannah Robinson, Connor Pace, and Aislinn Baldwin,

1st place - JB White Achievement - Platinum Division
2nd place - most funds raised for Children’s Hospital
Diamond Distinguished Club Award
1st place - Table Decorations – We were allowed to sit at the front of the
room during the Governor’s Farewell Brunch and Presentation of Awards.
Patches for: UNICEF ($503.00 Trick or Treat Trick for UNICEF) and Keeping
Promises (donated $2,840.00 to Children’s Hospital)
Macie Dodson received a “Dues Award” for all seven schools in Division 7 getting dues paid this past year
Macie Dodson received “Lt. Governor’s Award” for raising $500.00 for Children’s
Hospital and W.C.H.S. for raising over $2,000.00 for Children’s Hospital
Bella Martinez was inducted as Lt. Governor of Division 7
Frances Gillentine, Key Club Sponsor

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Congratulations to DSMS Student Meredith Daniel! - At the Alabama State Optionals Gymnastics Meet in March, Meredith won the All-Around Level 9 State Championship with a score of 36.100. She also won State Championships on Bars with a score of 8.950 and Floor with a score of 9.175. She had second place finishes on Vault with a 9.075 and Beam with a 8.900. This is the 6th year in a row that Meredith has won the State Title on the Uneven Bars. She Qualified for Regionals April 13th and 14th in Palmetto, Florida. Regionals will consists of Gymnasts from: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Congratulations to our DSMS/WCHS Jr. Beta state winners:
Special talent 2nd place - Halla Jacobs, Olivia Martinez, Emme Martinez
Oil painting 2nd place - Olivia Martinez
Quilting 2nd place - Abby McCullar
Sculpture 3rd place - Hunter Hodge
Miscellaneous Art 3rd place - Toni Kay Patterson
Olivia, Abby and Hunter are eligible to attend National convention.

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2012 County Spelling Bee results:
Addison Elementary-Keith Black, winner; Oakley Gilbreath, runner-up
Lynn Elementary-Oakley Robins, winner; Austin Jones, runner-up
Meek Elementary-Britney May, winner; Maria Rivers, runner-up
Meek HS - Devin Brown, winner; Bailey Weber, runner-up
DS Middle - Meredith Daniel, winner; Andrew Kelly, runner-up
Haleyville Elementary- Anna Grace Rains, winner; Erica Steff, runner-up
Haleyville Middle - Paige Colburn, winner; Hayden Ward, runner-up
2012 Spelling Bee Winner - Anna Grae Rains, Haleyville Elementary
2012 Spelling Bee Runner up - Britney May, Meek Elementary

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Congratulations to Meredith Daniel of Double Springs! Meredith won The "Magic City Invite" at Mountain Brook Saturday, January 28, 2012. She won the Level 9 All-Around with a score of 35.850, won the Bars with a 8.475, won the Beam with a 9.050, placed 2nd on Floor with a 9.175, and placed 3rd on Vault with a 9.150. She will be competing in meets in Chicago, Illinois, Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia in the coming weeks as well as the Alabama State Meet in Tuscaloosa at the end of March.

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Jake Jauch, Addison High School class of 2009, signs a copy of his second book in his Banished Land series. He donated this book, The Turning, to the Addison High School Library. His books are available at abbottpress.com, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. Addison High will be hosting a book talk and signing in the near future.
  

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Congratulations to Anna Kate who represented Winston County in the 2012 Distinguished Young Women of Alabama. We are very proud of her!
    

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Congratulations to Mrs. Denise Sibley of Addison High School for completing her Educational Leadership Doctorate.

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Congratulations to the Addison High School Varsity Volleyball team for being Class 1A State Runner-Up.

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Jalen, an eighth grade student at Double Springs Middle School this fall, received the Coaches Award in the SEC Division at the NIKE Elite Basketball Camp (June 25 through July 1) at Homewood Middle School. Way to go Jalen, you represented DSMS very well!
     Jalen

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Congratulations to WCHS students Elijah Posey and Tyler Cagle. Elijah placed 2nd in oratory; prepared speech on volunteerism and Tyler placed 2nd in special talent; vocal solo/guitar piece "If You're Readin' This" at the Sr. High Beta Club National Convention in Nashville, TN. June 2011.

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Congratulations to WCHS student Bella Martinez for placing 3rd at the National Jr. Beta Convention in the speech competition. She has won first place at the state level three years in a row and has placed all three times she has attended Nationals. This success in speech is one in which very few, if any, has ever accomplished. Also competing at Nationals was Fallon Christian in English and Hayden Hodge in watercolor painting. They both represented WCHS and Double Springs Middle School very well.

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2011 Winston County Science Fair Photostory

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Congratulations to Anna Kate West of Winston County High School! Anna Kate was named Winston County's Distinguished Young Woman of 2012 and will receive a $1000 scholarship from the Winston County Arts Council.

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Lynn Elementary School-Mrs. Lisa Cagle was named the VFW Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011. She was awarded this for her teaching and promotion of patriotism in her classes. Congratulations!
 

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Lynn Elementary School supports St. Jude's Hospital. Thanks Mrs. Denise Cagle for helping us support St. Jude's and children's cancer research.

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Congratulations to Addison High School's Sadie Beam for placing 1st in the javelin and Jesse Seales for placing 1st in the high jump at the state track meet.

Congratulations to the Addison High Schools girls track team for finishing 3rd in the state track meet.

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Congratulations to Meredith Daniel! She won the long jump Tuesday, May 3rd at the Sectional Track Meet in Winfield. She jumped 16' 2" and three quarters. She also made it to state in the high jump and relay. We are so proud of you. Meredith is an 7th Grade student at DSMS.

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Congratulations to Meredith from Double Springs Middle School. Meredith won the Level 9 All-Around Gymnastics State Championship in Huntsville, AL on March 25 with a score of 36.275. She also won the State Title on Bars with a score of 9.250, and won the State Title on Vault with a score of 9.125. She finished 3rd on Beam with an 8.850 and 3rd on Floor with an 9.075. Meredith also qualified to go to Regionals in New Orleans, LA in April.
   We are all very proud of her!

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Congratulations to the 2011 WCHS Key Club for the following District Convention Awards:
1st Place in the Clarence Brooker Non-Traditional Scrapbook
1st Place in Video; 1st Place John H White Achievement Award Platinum Division; 2nd Place in Club Skit; 3rd Place in Non-Digital Poster; 3rd Place in District Project Overall Fundraising ($3,000); 2010-2011 Distinguished Club; Received the Keeping Promises Patch; Received the UNICEF Patch.
Individual winners: Hannah Jacobs and Macie Dodson-1st Place Talent; Jessica Bloom-1st Place Oratory; Bella Martinez-2nd Place Oratory; Tyler Cagle, Tyler Marks, Will Hodge, & Spencer Sawyer-2nd Place Talent; Kaci Cagle received a Kiwanis Matching Scholarship $1,000; Lucas Posey received a Matt Palys Memorial Scholarship $500; Macie Dodson was installed as Lt. Governor Division 7.

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Congratulations to these 2011 WCHS Senior BETA State winners:
Heaven Williams-1st Place Poetry
Tyler Cagle-1st Place Special Talent
Elijah Posey-1st Place Oratory
Rachel Roberson-1st Place Counted Cross Stitch
Taylor Daniel-2nd Place Black & White Photography People and also 2nd Place Arts & Crafts Sweepstakes
Will Hodge-2nd Place Social Studies
Macie Dodson-2nd Place Color Photography People
Holly Comeens-3rd Place Other Needlework
Quiz Bowl Team-2nd Place (Jessica Bloom, Spencer Christian, Alex Myrick, Lucas Posey)
Will Hodge received the John W. Harris Leadership Award

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Congratulations to WCHS 9th grade students Isabella Martinez and Fallon Christian for their State Beta Convention wins. Isabella placed first in Speech and Fallon placed second in English. Fallon took a test that consisted of grammar and literature questions and competed with about 60 other people. Isabella competed with about 30 others. We are very proud of them!

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2011 Miss Free State of Winston Results
Junior Division:
Winner - Sydney Chambers; 1st Alternate - Destiny Knight; 2nd Alternate - Ashlyn Steele; 3rd Alternate - Ali Aderholt; 4th Alternate - Erica Roberson; Miss Congeniality - Markeia Fell; Miss Photogenic - Ali Aderholt
Senior Division:
Winner - Raven Brown; 1st Alternate - Kapsey Hyche; 2nd Alternate - Lindsey Knight; 3rd Alternate - Amanda Tittle; 4th Alternate - Cadi Hardy; Miss Congeniality - Nat Augustinova; Miss Photogenic - Amanda Tittle

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Congratulations to our Cheerleaders! Final results from Orlando, Florida - Meek High received 3rd Place & Winston County High received 4th Place! View video at varsity.com - choose small varsity non tumbling.

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Winston County 2011 Spelling Bee Winners
    
Champion--Brook R.--Meek High School
Runner-Up--Erik M.--Addison High School

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Congratulation to Alex Scott of Addison High School for winning the Region Six - Bryant/Jordan Scholar Athlete Award. She will receive $1500- $2,000 in scholarship money along with participating in the State Bryant/Jordan Award banquet on April 11, 2011.

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We are proud of you! Winston County has two teachers who have met all requirements to become a National Board Certified Teacher. Congratulations to Marcie Hill, Addison Elementary School, and Dalina Hunter, Addison High School for meeting those standards. The ability to complete the process and the commitment to the challenge of the extraordinary professional development journey magnifies the dedication to the profession and to the students.

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Congratulation to the following ALFA contest winners:
Zachary Tidwell, a ninth grader from WCHS, for winning the essay contest (7-9th grade division) ; Macy Green, a sixth grader from DSMS, won 1st place in the poster contest (grades 4-8th division) ; Kya Crooks, a third grader from DSES, won 1st place in the poster contest (grades K-3rd division).
All have been sent to Montgomery to be entered in the state competition.

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Congratulation to Addison High senior Alex Scott who was named a state winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman. The Wendy's High School Heisman Program recognizes the nation's most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, athletics & leadership.

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Congratulation to Addison High student Bethany Beasley for winning the 2010-2011 Huntsville Chapter Christopher Columbus essay contest of which she will receive a first place medal and certificate. Bethany's essay will now be sent to the state level.

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Congratulation to Kaitlin Parker of Addison High School for being selected to represent Winston County in the Alabama Jr. Miss Scholarship program. The program awards college scholarships to young women who have distinguished themselves at school and in their communities.

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Congratulation to the Meek High School Cheerleaders for being the 2010 AHSAA State Champions! Over 1,200 cheerleaders from 71 teams participated in the 14th annual event administered by the Universal Cheerleaders Association on November 20, 2010. The squads in the varsity and junior classic competitions went through their routines before over 2,700 fans.
   
The Meek High Cheerleaders
also won 1st place in the North Alabama Regional Cheer Competition on November 6, 2010 where they received an invitation to the National Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida in February 2011.

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Congratulation to Mrs. Dalina Hunter of Addison High School for achieving National Board Certification!

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Congratulation to Alex Scott of Addison High School for being named the state winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman. She will now be Alabama's representative for the national finalist competition.

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Congratulations to the Meek Band of Champions for Superior Ratings in the divisions of Band, Colorguard, Percussion and Drum Major. The band received Best In Class in Band and Drum Major. They also received the Challenge Cup for the 2nd year in a row (October 2010).

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Addison High's first cross-country team participated at Good Hope Saturday, September 18, 2010. The team members include L to R: Dylan E., Kurtis R., Laura M., Tony B., Coach Randy White, Dustin B., and Jake B. Laura placed 4th out of 70 runners. Congratulations to this team for making history at Addison High School.
     

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Winston County students were selected and attended "Be Ready Camp" at the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center during the week of Sept 7-11, 2010.
Shown here are Alexandria(Lynn Elementary) Cody(Lynn Elementary) Adam(DSMS) Hunter(DSMS) Hayden(DSMS) Caitlyn(DSMS)
   
                                       

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Mrs. Barbara Cutcher of Addison High School applied for a community grant July 2010 to purchase reading materials. The check was presented to Mrs. Cutcher and Mr. Smothers by Wal-Mart employee Yogi Cutcher.
  

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Congressman Robert Aderholt and VFW Post #4543 visited Lynn Elementary on 8-23-10 to present and American Flag that had been flown over our nation's capital to Principal Sara Ritter.
  

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