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200 Schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Aug. 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM CDT
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Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday the 200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Governor Ivey was joined at the announcement by superintendents, principals, teachers, students, and administrators from the selected schools along with legislators and other dignitaries from across the state.

Launched by Governor Ivey in December 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative encourages all public, private, and homeschool students and teachers to participate in the celebration of Alabama’s 200th anniversary of statehood in 2019. In early 2018, all K-12 schools in Alabama were invited to submit a proposal that engages in outreach and improvement projects to connect their classrooms with their local communities.

From a competitive pool of nearly 400 proposals, 200 schools were selected to be official Alabama Bicentennial Schools and receive $2,000 grants to support the implementation of their projects. Additionally, 56 schools received honorable mentions and $500 grants. Schools were chosen through a review process involving committees of local educators, community leaders, and private citizens.

“It makes me so proud to see such a strong showing of schools participating in the program. It is an honor to recognize these outstanding schools and their projects as we head into Alabama’s bicentennial year,” Governor Ivey said. “The Alabama Bicentennial celebration is about bringing communities together and getting all of our citizens involved. The schools being honored are a great representation of that goal.”

Representing all corners of the state, the selected schools have developed a wide variety of projects that will make meaningful contributions to their local communities. Ranging from oral history projects to community gardens to mentorship programs, these projects will foster new relationships between schools, students, and local citizens, extending well beyond Alabama’s bicentennial celebration.

“One of the core objectives of the bicentennial is to get Alabamians thinking about what makes our state special, and what they want it to be,” said Steve Murray, co-chair of the Bicentennial Commission’s Education Committee. “The terrific projects developed by the Alabama Bicentennial Schools will create opportunities for students to learn about the importance of community, and to discover the ability they have to shape the future of their corner of the state.”

The Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative is presented in partnership by Alabama 200, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

Official Alabama Bicentennial Schools by County
Barbour County

Eufaula Elementary School

Eufaula High School

Eufaula Primary School

Coffee County

Elba Elementary School

Elba High School

Covington County

Florala High School

Crenshaw County

Luverne High School

Dale County

Harry N. Mixon Intermediate School

Geneva County

Samson Elementary School

Henry County

Headland Middle School

Houston County

Montana Street Magnet School

Rehobeth School District

Webb Elementary School

Pike County

Banks Middle School

Goshen Elementary School

Goshen High School

Pike County High School

Alabama Bicentennial Schools Honorable Mentions by County
Coffee County

New Brockton High School

Covington County

Andalusia Elementary School

Geneva County

Geneva High School

Houston County

Beverlye Magnet School

Carver Magnet School

Cloverdale Elementary School

Heard Magnet School

Hidden Lake Elementary School

Kelly Springs Elementary School

Pike County

New Life Christian Academy

Pike County Elementary School

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