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Collinsville Students Service-Learning Project Focuses on Recycling, Town Beautification

on Wednesday, 07 July 2021.

Students and educators at Collinsville High School’s 21st Century Summer Program debuted their service-learning project last week inspired by a recycling initiative.

Per the Alabama 21st CCLCS, the 21st Century Community Learning Program Century is a U.S. Department of Education program, administered through the states, providing grants to schools, community and organizations, and youth development agencies, to provide high quality, expanded learning opportunities outside of regular school hours for children in a safe and secure educational environment.

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Fort Payne student named state winner in nation’s premier middle school science competition

on Tuesday, 29 June 2021.

Sophia Al-Halaseh, a sixth-grade student at Fort Payne Middle School, has been named the State Merit Winner of the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition, for the project “The SORE BE GONE!”

3M and Discovery Education recently announced 30 State Merit Winners in the 2021 3M Young Scientist Challenge. As the nation’s premier middle school science competition, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge features outstanding innovations from young scientists that utilize the power of STEM to improve the world.

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Fort Payne Awarded Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

on Friday, 18 June 2021.

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Fort Payne is among 18 Alabama communities that will see the installation of electric vehicle charging stations near interstates and other major highways following the awarding of $4.1 million in grants to fund up to 80% of the cost. Many of the planned charging stations are along the Interstate 20/59 corridor with the goal of there being a gap of no more than 50 miles between charging locations to overcome consumer concerns with vehicle “range anxiety”.

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Fort Payne Gigawatts FIRST Robotics Team Awarded Chairman's Award

on Friday, 28 May 2021.

The Fort Payne High School FIRST Robotics team, the Gigawatts, were recently awarded the Chairman's Award for the Southeastern Region FIRST Robotics Competition.

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology or FIRST, the Chairman's Award is the most prestigious award at FIRST, honoring the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate.

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Gov. Ivey Announces Grant to Build Vocational Center in Fort Payne

on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $1 million grant to prepare Fort Payne high school students and adults for the future while helping to meet the needs of Alabama’s workforce in several career fields.

The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to help the Fort Payne Board of Education construct a new vocational center aimed at training students in careers that include construction, electric vehicle and aviation technologies.

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Fort Payne Approves Incentives for Heil to Invest in Local Plant

on Friday, 09 April 2021.

Heil

The Fort Payne City Council returned to live meetings on April 6 and approved a resolution to grant a tax abatement to Heil Co. so the company can move forward with plans to modernize locally.

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Fort Payne Middle School Robotics Teams Set Eyes on State

on Tuesday, 23 March 2021.

The Fort Payne Middle School Robotics Team recently competed in their FIRST Lego League Virtual competition and are moving forward to the upcoming virtual state competition.

According to firstlegoleague.org, the First Lego League is a project-based, hands-on FIRST program introducing students to engineering and coding also referred to as programming in an inclusive, creative and hopeful environment where students work collaboratively to solve a yearly robotic challenge.

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Plainview's Brinley Summerford Attends Ceremony at State Capitol

on Tuesday, 02 March 2021.

Brinley Summerford, a fifth grade student at Plainview High School, participated in the 2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest where she won first place in the local contest hosted by the Rainsville Tree City Board and second place at the state level.

“Brinley won second place at State,” said Kayron Guffey, chairperson of the Rainsville Tree City Board. “I am so proud of her. This is awesome for our city and school. Brinley received $150 total at the State Level, plus other prizes and $50.00 from the City of Rainsville for first place in the Rainsville Tree City Poster Contest.”

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Fort Payne City Schools Win 'Best Hustle Award'

on Friday, 29 January 2021.

Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit that breaks down barriers to prosperity, today announced that 51 schools will receive the Best Hustle Award for successfully improving their early Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion by at least 10 percent from 2019 to 2020. Early completion is defined as completion during the first two months of the FAFSA cycle (i.e., October 1 to December 1). Fort Payne High School received this recognition and had improved FAFSA completion by 27.81% when compared with 2019. Read More... 

DeKalb County Schools Win 'Best Hustle Award'

on Monday, 25 January 2021.

Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit that breaks down barriers to prosperity, Wednesday announced that 51 schools will receive the Best Hustle Award for successfully improving their early Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion by at least 10 percent from 2019 to 2020. Early completion is defined as completion during the first two months of the FAFSA cycle (i.e., October 1 to December 1). Six DeKalb County schools received this recognition. They are:

  • Crossville High School
  • Sylvania School
  • Valley Head High School
  • Fyffe High School
  • Ider School
  • Plainview School

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