Huxford receives high honors, again

Published 12:13 am Wednesday, May 2, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Huxford Elementary School has been selected as a Torchbearer School for the State of Alabama for the third year in a row.
According to Huxford principal Betty Warren, being a Torchbearer School means high honors and it is especially noteworthy for Huxford because of the consistency the school has every year.
"We are one of the very few schools that have maintained Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)," Warren said. "There only are six schools in the State of Alabama that have maintained the AYP for three consecutive years. The only other schools that have accomplished this is one in Jackson County, three in Mobile and one in Montgomery."
Warren believes that the staff members and the students of her school deserve recognition for the hard work that they have shown that has allowed them to become a Torchbearer school.
"It is really unbelievable," Warren said. "This faculty and staff and the boys and girls are to be commended."
Warren is pleased that Huxford is a Torchbearer School but is a little disheartened at the same time for a friend at another school.
"It's exciting, but it's sad to me as an individual because one of the schools in West Jasper who made it two years in a row did not make it this year," Warren said. "I just formed a friendship with the principal so I'm pulling for them to be back next year as well as us."
Warren will be traveling to Montgomery tomorrow to celebrate the school's achievement at a recognition event and luncheon at the RSA Plaza Terrace.

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