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Huntsville City Schools Past Celebrations:

Celebrations of the Past

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Hampton Cove Middle School awards from 2012-2013:

 Alabama MathCounts –second place in state - individual – Sam Thompson

 Al La Miss Math League- First place in league 8th Grade with a perfect score – Sam Thompson

 Al La Miss Math League – First place in state – 8th Grade Team

 AMC 8 Math Contest - Highest Score in the State of Alabama – Sam Thompson

 All State Band – Joshua Godsey

 Symphonic Honor Band - All State – Caitlin Turner, Jewel Smith, Bobby Nance

 Beth Keller - Siemens Stem Institute Fellow


Tech & Learning Magazine has selected Dr. Casey Wardynski “Tech Leader of the Year” for its 25th annual award.

 Congrats to Huntsville City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Hyatt, Lee High School

 Congrats to Elisabeth Johnson, teacher at ASFL, Huntsville City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year 2012-13 and selected as one of the ʺSweet 16ʺ District 8 Elementary Teacher of the Year 2012-13

Congratulations to Donna Clark, Coordinator for Guidance Services, who was recently presented with the "Counselor Supervisor of the Year" Award from the Alabama School Counselor Association! 

Congratulations to the following Huntsville City Schools Teachers for being recognized as "Top Teachers in the State for Qualifying Scores in the A+ College Ready Program":

Scott Sharp – Huntsville High – AB Calculus
Jeff Baker – Huntsville High – Computer Science
Cindy Rodgers – Grissom – BC Calculus
Bill Beumer – Grissom – Statistics
David Bloom – New Century – Computer Science


Alabama PTA Awards (2011-2012)

Outstanding Teachers - Secondary-Susan Moon (Grissom), Kevin Drummond (Mtn. Gap)

Support Staff - Elementary-James Godwin (Monte Sano), Middle - Donna Camp (Hampton Cove Middle)

Outstanding Principals - Middle School-Ann Jobe (AAA)

Superintendent of the Year - Dr. Casey Wardynski

 Chanda Davis, Science Teacher at Huntsville High School

Recipient of the Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching given by the National Science Foundation.  This award is given to one math and one science teacher for each state. Chanda won for Alabama as the Science Teacher.   She traveled to Washington D.C. in June to receive this prestigious award along with a montary gift of $10,000.  Congratulations Chanda!


has achieved the high honor and recognition of


Donna Camp - Library Aide at HCMS - Alabama PTA Support Staff Member of the Year for 2012

Shannon Briggs - PE Teacher at HCMS - Huntsville PTA Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2012

Debi Edwards - Principal at HCMS - National Association for Secondary Schools Alabama Principal of the Year for 2012

Karen Rodriguez: Alabama Teacher of the Year for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

1st Place, Alabama, FCCLA Culinary Arts, STAR Event:

  • Nicholas Hawkins, Huntsville High School
  • Haley Smith, Grissom High School
  • Karen Rodriguez, Huntsville Center for Technology, culinary instructor
  • Ashley Jones, Columbia High School
  • Jackie St Louis, Grissom High School, alternate


Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) held their State Leadership Conference February 7th and 8th in Montgomery at the Performing Arts Centre.    Students from New Century Technology High School placed in the following categories:


1st Place: 

  •    Health Education,   Neeki Karimi and Emily Perry

2nd Place: 

  •    Nutrition Knowledge, Ayooluwa Douglas
  •    CPR/First Aid,  Champagne Mitchell and Sabria White
  •    Forensic Medicine,  Erica Pride and Kasey Potter
  •    Biotechnology,  Ryan Panella
  •    Medical Math,  Phiwat Klomkaew

3rd Place: 

  •    Sports Medicine,   Tianna Love

Huntsville High School FBLA

The HHS Chapter received awards for their Annual Business Report, Outstanding State Chapter, Outstanding Chapter in District 6, and raising the 2nd most money for March of Dimes from a state chapter (we raised over $2,500 this year).

  •    Jack Hawkins - 1st place Client Services
  •    John Wachs and Casey Wermuth - 1st place Digital Video Production
  •    David Hughes and Brian Craig - 2nd place Digital Video Production
  •    Chase Rodgers and Emily Supthin - 2nd place Digital Design and Promotion
  •    Beth Byers - 2nd place Business Calculations
  •    Sydney and Taylor Larsen - 2nd place Business Presentation
  •    Peyton Cook - 2nd place Future Business Leader
  •    Tracy Kendall - 2nd place Job Interview
  •    Anderson Hamm - 3rd place Accounting I
  •    Samantha Blair - 3rd place Client Services


 2012 HHS National FBLA Winners:

  •      Sean Haskell
  •      David Hughes
  •      John Wachs
  •      Sydney Larsen
  •      Taylor Larsen


Grissom FBLA

Congratulations to the (Future Business Leader of America) students who competed in the Alabama State Leadership Conference and made it to the National Leadership Conference to be held in Anaheim, California, June 27-30, 2013.  

  •   Dawson Williams – Management Decision Making – 1st Place
  •   Daniela Archie – Management Decision Making – 1st Place
  •   Angela Cheng – Business Financial Plan – 1st Place
  •   Animesh Mahapatra – Business Calculations – 2nd Place

 Greenpower Team USA

Mike Evans and students in Drafting design/Rapid Prototyping program were selected as the U.S. representative to participate in the Greenpower race in West Sussex, U.K.

NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

HCT’s “Moon Rats” team placed 8th and 9th in the 2013 Great Moonbuggy Race out of over 100 international participants. The team also received the most improved engineering & performance award for their repair and performance on the second day of the event.

Alabama Career Ready Certificates:

Huntsville Center for Technology awarded the largest number of Alabama Career Ready Certificates for Alabama during the 2012-2013 school year.

NCCER Certifications:

Over 60 students enrolled in Welding and Construction programs at HCT earned NCCER certifications.

Microsoft IT Academies Grant:

Huntsville City Schools was awarded a grant to pilot Microsoft IT Academies at Huntsville High School and Lee High School. Academies at other system high schools will be added in 2013-2014

Over 30 students awarded Microsoft Certifications.


In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Huntsville City Board of Education will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. For more information contact: (256)428-6836.