Most of the Enterprise City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday night was not about plans for the schools, but for recognizing the accomplishments of students throughout the system.
Enterprise Schools Secondary Superintendent Greg Faught introduced Enterprise High School Band Director Charlie Ford, who then recognized students who were chosen in the District Honor Band and the All-State Band.
“These kids have been wonderful and the sheer number of students who made the district and All-State Bands is incredible,” he said. “I want to thank all of them for their hard work and all of the parents for their unbelievable support. This has been a great year. Our Winter Guard Band just went to Pensacola (Fla.) and won tops in the Winter Guard competitions there. Again, thanks to all of you.”
Faught then called to the front of the board members the top winners in the recent Coffee County Spelling Bee competition.
“Our system had four out of the top winners for the county and we are very proud of them,” he said.
Winners introduced were first place, Lucas Rickenbacker; second place, Lindsey Bailey; fourth place, Ashley Chapman and fifth place winner, Trey Chapman.
The EHS Scholarship Bowl team was also recognized by instructor Kay Cuzio. The team will participate this weekend in regionals at Atlanta, Ga.
EHS Principal Matt Rodgers introduced senior Jeremy Lee Burgess, who was selected as one of the state’s five finalists in the ACT’s College and Career Readiness program to recognize exemplary college and career readiness efforts of a student.
“From these finalists, one will be selected from Alabama to compete with students from other states,” Rodgers said. “The Alabama State Board of Education will host a luncheon March 14 to present the finalists and announce a winner.”
Rodgers said Burgess “is one of my top tutors at EHS and we’re really proud of him.”
After the recognitions, board members approved to receive bids for bathroom renovations at Holly Hill, Pinedale and Rucker Boulevard schools.
Superintendent Dr. Aaron Milner said the renovations are urgent since the bathrooms have not been renovated since originally built.
A resolution to ask commissioners to hold an election for the renewal of the 30-year-old tax for school systems was approved. Milner said the board will present the resolution at the Coffee County Commission meeting March 11.