Tallapoosa County has some great teachers and students, no question; it’s been proven time and time again through a multitude of achievements.
That fact has been shown again this week as those achievements have graced the pages of The Outlook.
Once again students in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program at Horseshoe Bend School proved it’s one of the top programs in the state.
At last month’s state conference, many students were recognized and the Horseshoe Bend School program once again was awarded the Golden Chapter award, something advisor Felicia Williams is proud of.
“Only three other chapters in Alabama were recognized as being a Golden Chapter,” Williams said. “We have been awarded the distinction for about 12 years in a row now.”
Additionally, the Benjamin Russell FFA chapter has grown by leaps and bounds since starting up three years ago. Under the guidance of adviser Josh Williams, the FFA at BRHS has come roaring out of the gate at district and state FFA competitions, bringing a multitude of honors back from the competitions.
Just last week, three teams from the FFA chapter advanced to move forward to the state competition after placing first in the district April 5.
“When we started three years ago, our goal was go to the competitions and be competitive,” Josh Williams said. “Last year was, ‘Let’s just make it to state and get in the top four,’ and their goal this year was to all win.”
Student achievements show up easily with wins in competitions and such but their efforts are supported by many great teachers. They help our students be more than average.
These adults know just how to work with our children and get the best efforts from them. These same adults are teaching our children those great life lessons that will carry them through adulthood.
Lessons like humbly winning, taking a loss and learning to set and work toward a goal are just a few of the lessons being taught on a daily basis in our schools.
We have to thank those teachers for having the patience to work with our children and we also need to thank our children for their hard work and also having the maturity to learn those life lessons.
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