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Alexander City BOE honors BRHS swimmer

Published 8:57pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Alexander City Board of Education honored several people at its regular meeting Tuesday.

First honored was BRHS junior Robert Howard for his accomplishments in swimming. Howard became the first state champion in swimming ever from Benjamin Russell High School.

Superintendent Darrell Cooper said Howard is an “elite swimmer” and that it “takes a special person to put in the amount of hours” it takes to be a champion swimmer.

Cooper then moved to honor board members as a part of School Board Recognition Month.

“The only thing they get is a pat on the back every once in a while,” Cooper said. “These five individuals have the best interests of our students and our school system at heart.”

Board members – David Sturdivant, Michael Ransaw, Steve Robinson, Dorothea Walker and Kelly Waldrop – were given t-shirts, gift baskets, personal letters written by students and other goodies during the meeting.

The board also:

ν declared February as Career Tech Education Month after hearing from Career Tech Education Director Rebecca Marion

ν approved an out-of-state field trip request from ACMS teacher Susan Green for students to go to Six Flags Over Georgia

ν approved Cooper’s personnel recommendations

ν approved the Dec. 17, 2013 and Jan. 9 minutes

ν approved the December 2013 financials

ν  heard senior comments