Winterboro High School

ALPINE -- Winterboro High was among five area schools recently named a 2016 Council for Leaders in Alabama Banner School (CLAS).

The award recognizes schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.

Winterboro High was nominated for this award by Talladega County Schools superintendent, Dr. Suzanne Lacey.

“We received official notice earlier in the week that Winterboro High School has been selected as a 2016 CLAS Banner School,” Talladega County Schools coordinator of secondary programs Griff Hill said. “There were 153 schools or programs that applied for this prestigious award and only 10 were selected.”

These exemplary schools and programs will be recognized at a luncheon March 8 in Prattville.

“It’s always extremely inspiring to see the many ways in which Alabama public schools work to enrich lives and assist students,” said L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools. “This year’s CLAS Banner School Award winners provide an exceptional example of a school’s significant impact in furthering the cause of public education and the interests of the students they serve. Additionally, it shows how Winterboro High School has gone above and beyond its organizational mission to make Alpine a better place to live and educate Alabama’s and America’s future generations.”

The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students.

The 10 schools and programs selected as 2016 CLAS Banner Schools include: Anna F. Booth Elementary, Mobile County Public Schools; Irondale Community School, Jefferson County Schools; Marshall Technical School, Marshall County Schools; Moody High, St. Clair County Schools; Morris Elementary, Huntsville City Schools; Paul W. Bryant High, Tuscaloosa City Schools; Saks High, Calhoun County Schools; Tuskegee Institute Middle, Macon County Schools; Whitesboro Elementary, Etowah County Schools; Winterboro High and Talladega County Schools.

For more information, go to www.clasleaders.org.