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Hewitt alumnus wins NOAA scholarship

  From staff reports TRUSSVILLE – Costa Christopoulos, a sophomore at MIT and former Hewitt-Trussville High School student, has been named a recipient of this year’s NOAA Earnest F. Hollings Scholarship. [caption id="attachment_4667" align="alignleft" width="154"] A Hewitt-Trussville Huskies logo[/caption] Christopoulos will now have an opportunity to take part in a full-time summer internship next yea ...

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Hewitt alum receives Alfa scholarship

By Erik Harris TRUSSVILLE – Former Hewitt-Trussville student Amanda Viikinsalo, who currently studies at UAB, has been named one of 100 recipients of this year’s Alfa Foundation scholarship. “I make it a point to not expect any scholarships that I apply for, so everything that I get comes up a wonderful surprise,” said Viikinsalo. [caption id="attachment_16613" align="alignleft" width="240"] Amanda Viikinsa ...

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Trussville Beautification Award winners announced

From staff reports The Trussville Beautification Board announced the winners of this year’s beautification awards at the annual Trussville City Fest held on May 2. First place awards went to Vickie and Mack Frank, Best Landscape Design; Dot Hagood, Best Turf; Charles Nicholas, Best Use of Color; Joanne and Paul West, Best Homeowner Maintained; and First Baptist Church of Trussville, Best Business.[caption i ...

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Mom of prison inmate shares her story in hopes of helping others

By June Mathews As moms all over America look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, many are planning to gather with family and friends. Carol Hobby of Clay, for example, will be going out to lunch with two of her three sons, her granddaughter and other family members. Sadly, though, eldest son Matt won’t be part of the celebration. Incarcerated in an out-of-state federal prison, he and hi ...

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Trussville hosting Home Run Heroes Day

By Erik Harris   TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Sports Complex is scheduled to host Home Run Heroes Day on Saturday, May 2.   Trussville native and Miss West Central Alabama, Katie Malone, is pairing with the Trussville Baseball Association for the event, which is expected to last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the baseball fields.   "We're excited about this partnership and the opportunity to help ma ...

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HTMS drama club presents “My Son, Pinocchio Jr.”

By Erik Harris   TRUSSVILLE – A two-day presentation of “My Son, Pinocchio Jr.” will be performed by the Hewitt-Trussville Middle School drama club next week. [caption id="attachment_21491" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hewitt-Trussville Middle School drama club.submitted photo[/caption]   The musical is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night in the school’s theater. Featuring classic ...

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Rudd band members earn superior, excellent ratings

From staff reports PINSON -- Rudd Middle School band members recently earned superior and excellent ratings at a solo performance at Homewood Middle School. Earning superior ratings were Joe Potter, Ethan Cagile, Will Courington, Gabrial Clayton, Chridacia Rogers, Michael Stewart, Tannah Kirkland, Je’Anthony Laffitte, Alexis Dunn, Madelyn Weekly, Shaniya Zeigler, Zuri McDaniel, Ayana Penick, Jasmine Baylor, ...

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Paine math coaches attend national conference

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The math coaches from Paine Primary and Paine Intermediate schools recently attended a national conference. [caption id="attachment_21406" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lisa Lothspeich and Donna Brumlowsubmitted photo[/caption] Donna Brumlow and Lisa Lothspeich attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Mass. The exposi ...

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Miss City Fest winners named

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Miss City Fest Pageant was held at the Trussville Civic Center on April 12. There were 42 participating girls in the event, which was emceed by Miss Trussville Shea Summerlin. Named Baby Miss Queen was Barrett Landry. Mini Miss Queen was Campbell Thomson and Tiny Miss Queen was Karlee Chandler. The Overall 0-K Miss City Fest was Emme Bell. [caption id="attachment_21400" ...

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Rudd Middle School hosting folk art show May 1

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- Rudd Middle School’s fine arts department will feature a folk art show Friday, May 1. The show will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center located at 5320 Miles Spring Road in Pinson. [caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rudd Middle School in Pinsonphoto courtesy of Jefferson County Schools[/caption] Admission is free. There wil ...

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