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Cadet Seth Alexander Bailer, son of Doug and Misty Bailer of Dutton, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point recently.

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The Jackson County Board of Education could not reach an agreement in an attempt to appoint a replacement for the late Cecil Gant at special called meeting this week. Gant was the representative for District 2.

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An iPhone workshop for senior adults is being offered at Northeast Community College (NACC). The workshop will be in three sessions on Mondays, June 10, 17 and 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Business Education building, Room 207.

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Students from the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) received numerous awards in the Alabama Skills USA State Competition.  The top winners will be competing next month at the National Skills USA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The Jackson County Sentinel is proud of our Scottsboro High School graduate, Kyle Miller, who has been employed by the Sentinel since February. Miller works in the mailroom, helping insert sale papers and prepare bundles for distribution.

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With less than a week left in the school year, locations for the free summer lunch program have been announced.  It’s easy to forget that many students depend on their school lunches for their nutrition.  These students need some fuel to help them stay active during the summer months.

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Scottsboro High School’s graduation ceremony on Friday will be streamed live on the Scottsboro Electric Power Board website. The SEPB has partnered with Full Cue Productions and Scottsboro City Schools to sponsor the live streaming.

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Pisgah High School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for a STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project. This came from the Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization).

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Cheyenne Vincent, a senior at Scottsboro High School, began her college career the summer of 2017 right before going into her junior year of high school. As she crosses the stage to receive her high school diploma, she will be walking with 62 college credit hours.  

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A junior at Pisgah High School will be among a group of rising seniors attending a five-week program at the University of Alabama this summer. 

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It is time for out of district students to apply to attend Scottsboro City Schools. The Scottsboro City School System began accepting out of district applications on Monday, May 13, and they will continue to accept applications until Thursday, June 20.

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The Northeast Alabama Adult Education program will have its annual graduation for recipients of the GED credential and the non-traditional high school diploma on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville.

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North Jackson High School student Lilly Smith won a first place and a third-place award for her art work at the National Beta State Convention. Smith is the state champion in Division I for Onsite Painting and captured third place in Painting.

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Most students receive their high school diploma before completing a college degree.  However, for Skyline High School senior Cameron Knight that will not be the case. 

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Northeast Alabama Community College’s (NACC) 53rd graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m., at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center in Rainsville.

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The Jackson County Board of Education unanimously approved Dr. John Prestridge as the principal at Pisgah High School at its meeting on Monday afternoon.

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North Jackson High School teacher Nia Stivers was recently inducted as part of the inaugural class of the Jacksonville State University School of Education Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Skyline High School senior Michelle Hastings has been awarded a $1,300 Cliff Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship from the Tennessee Grocers Education Foundation. 

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The Jackson County Board of Education unanimously approved Josh Harding as the principal at North Jackson High School. Harding was the assistant principal at North Jackson for two years. He graduated from North Jackson in 2003, and his father, Ken, was the principal at North Jackson from 1989 until 2003.

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As a part of their Earth Day activities at Caldwell Elementary School this year, there was a planting of three Dogwood Trees in the front of the school. The three trees were planted to symbolize the joining together of the three elementary schools, Brownwood, Caldwell and Nelson, as one school for grades one through three.

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Each year the IMPACT Low Country Luau raises funds that benefit educators throughout Jackson County.  Teachers are offered local training and given the opportunity to attend the Ron Clark Academy, and many have taken advantage of both. 

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will host a new event for children, ages 2-10, on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. It will be a Brunch with Belle and Gaston with activities including Art Department and Salon Institute.

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Awards Day at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will be on Monday, April 29, at 10 a.m., in the Tom Bevill Lyceum. Students will receive scholarships from four-year universities/colleges, and certificates and awards for notable service in campus clubs and activities.

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The newly elected Key Club Division 1 Lieutenant Governor for the state of Alabama spoke to Kiwanis members and explained what is going on in the local club.  Scottsboro High School student Briana McDonald was elected to this state level position at the district meeting earlier this month.

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Collins Intermediate School was filled with nearly 90 students from eight schools as they participated in the first Scottsboro Theatre for Youth Festival.  These talented students participated in 150 events and local students captured several awards.

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Just to watch North Jackson High School student Kris Cato as he performs with the Chiefs Marching Band, one would never know what this young man has endured.  He is an outstanding musician and honor student who has suffered from scoliosis.

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Each year the National Honor Society (NHS) at Scottsboro High School picks a Sunday afternoon to canvas the city in hopes of collecting canned goods.  This is one of their service projects, and these students need your help to make this a success. 

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The year is quickly passing us by. We are now at just under seven weeks of school left. I wanted to take this time to give you a couple of updates on our remaining calendar and to bring a few things as we close the year to your mind.

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In this year’s Scottsboro High School graduating class there are 18 students who have maintained an all A average during their four years of high school. 

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On April 11, the NACC Department of Music will present “Another Time and Place,” a Sci-Fi/fantasy concert featuring the NACC Concert Band, at 6 p.m. in the music auditorium of the William H. Beck Health & Fine Arts Building.

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On her first trip to the Alabama Junior Beta Convention, Scottsboro Junior High School student Shelby Cooley brought home first place honors. 

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A young lady who has become a leader and already has plans for her future is this week’s outstanding youth.  Michelle Hastings is a senior at Skyline High School.