DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) Dothan city schools hosted their 8th annual Black History Student Honor Awards Sunday afternoon as Black History Month comes to a close.
The city honored more than 70 students for their outstanding performance. Whether it's success in the classroom, where some of them will be going to college like the University of Alabama or Auburn, or how they're giving back to the Dothan community.
Dothan Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards says "This is an amazing community these students are wonderful. When I hear all the things they're doing, They're having A and B honor roll or straight A's. They're also giving many service hours. There's a very strong feeling of community here."
Dothan City Schools Chairman, Mike Schmitz says that the students being honored on Sunday by the city in front of their families is something to take pride in.
He said "...To hear everyone stand up and give them applause, I'm sure they enjoyed it."
This is the first appearance for Dr. Edwards as Dothan's Superintendent. She officially starts on Monday, February 26th.