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Anniston graduation

Anniston seniors march in during the Anniston High School graduation at Lott-Mosby Memorial Stadium in Anniston. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

One by one they marched into the Anniston Board of Education meeting, silent and tall, six statues in heavy equipment. 

The Anniston High School students, decked out last week in firefighter gear, stood before the board for introductions, all part of the Anniston Fire Department’s Fire Science Program that helps students at local schools train for a possible career.

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