JONES CHAPEL — Recently, the Cold Springs Family and Consumer Classes participated in a “drunk driving” and texting simulation. The students have been learning about alcohol and its effects on the changes in families. Resource Officer Arvil Allison, provided the “drunk” goggles. This allowed the students to see how they might drive if under the influence of alcohol. Students were required to drive around road cones without hitting the cones. Most students failed and ran over at least one cone while driving. The students were also able to see if they could text and drive. Students were not able to without hitting a road cone or sending an incorrect message. Students used the teacher’s phone for the activity. The students were to text, “I am texting and driving” with their name. One student wrote, “I’m text dnfd dtivknd imm”. Every 53 minutes in America, a life is lost in a drunk driving crash (dosomething.org). Hopefully, the students at Cold Springs will think differently about getting behind the wheel and drinking or texting.
BOOST program offers certification as Patient Care Specialist in one year
Starting this fall, Wallace State Community College will offer a new health program aimed at helping individuals who are looking for entry into the medical field, or to change gears after spending time out of the workforce, whether from losing their jobs due to the economy, downsizing or other factors.
Hill hits the ground running at Wallace State
Marcie Hill of Double Springs likes taking on new challenges. As an 18-year veteran of the education system, Hill has taught first grade, sixth grade and served as a reading coach to students and teachers in Kindergarten through sixth grade.
Area residents enjoy Samford’s Alabama Governor’s School
Students from two area high schools were chosen to attend Alabama Governor’s School at Samford University June 15-27. They were among 91 outstanding rising high school seniors from 24 counties who were selected for the two-week honors program.
University of Memphis Reduces Tuition for Out-of-State Students
The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved a proposal that will significantly reduce the amount of tuition that out-of-state students pay to attend the University of Memphis.
Under the new 250-R program, full-time undergraduates who graduated from a high school within 250 miles of Memphis will now pay $12,456 a year, an almost $10,000 reduction from last year’s amount of $21,768.
Four Wallace State students set to compete this month at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
Wallace State’s Technical Division has made it an annual tradition to send multiple students to the SkillsUSA national competition. This year is no different.
Dickerson chosen to attend Boys State
Davis Dickerson, a student at Good Hope High School, son of Bruce and Jennifer Dickerson, received the American Legion Boys’ State award for 2014 from American Legion Post 4 Adjutant Don Reid.
Southern chosen for Girls State
Miranda Southern, a student at Good Hope High School, daughter of Douglas Southern, received the American Legion Auxiliary 2014 Girls’ State award of $200 from American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4 Secretary-Treasurer Mary Reid.
Cullman students earn Martin Methodist College honors
Two residents of Cullman County received academic honors during the spring semester at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.
Brandie Overton and Darcie Wilson, both of Cullman, were named to the Dean’s List with a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 3.9.
Crisologo earns D.P.M. degree from Des Moines University
Des Moines University granted 539 degrees at its 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the 114th in the university's history, on Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges presented their classes and DMU President Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., conferred degrees.
Moon graduates from Southeastern Bible College
John Clint Moon of Empire was awarded an associate of arts degree in leadership ministries from Southeastern Bible College Friday, May 9, 2014.
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