Hueytown Student Recognized By The White House
Nov02

Hueytown Student Recognized By The White House

Hueytown Freshman, advice Taylor Thompson, has been awarded all three levels of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). In addition to receiving three medals (bronze, silver, and gold), Taylor received a letter from President Obama, thanking her for making her community a better place by being a selfless and hardworking citizen. Taylor completed almost 200 volunteer hours at the Birmingham Zoo this summer. Working as a camp...

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Lights! Camera! Action!
Oct21

Lights! Camera! Action!

As everyone knows, a good education is not free. Just ask Hannah Rodgers of Riverchase Middle School. As a seasoned teacher of 17 years, she knows it takes a lot to put together a good program. That’s where the WIAT One Class At A Time grant comes in, helping hardworking teachers fund the little extras that can make a big difference. For Rogers, it begins with lights. For the first time, Riverchase is offering a drama class for...

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UAB’s Beloved Dr. Oh Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Oct01

UAB’s Beloved Dr. Oh Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

UAB’s Shin J. Oh. M.D. will receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). This award represents the vast contributions that he has made to the electrodiagnostic (EDX) and neuromuscular (NM) fields. Dr. Oh is a world renowned innovator in his field, view and most consider it a great honour to work alongside him and learn from him. His reputation is...

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Birmingham’s David Lee named 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist
Sep30

Birmingham’s David Lee named 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Birmingham’s David Lee is one of the world’s premiere Elvis tribute artists. With a professional career entering its 16th year, David has traveled all over North America as well as several foreign countries paying a respectful tribute to Elvis. This past August, David Lee received the highest honor any Elvis tribute artist can achieve: Elvis Presley Enterprises named him as the 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. David Lee...

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Hoover celebrates our wounded soldiers
Sep29

Hoover celebrates our wounded soldiers

The rain held off long enough for the city of Hoover and Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) to honor some of our most severely injured vets Monday night, illness including hometown hero, Army Sergeant Noah Galloway. While the weather may have affected the number in attendance at the Hoover Met, it did nothing to dampen the love and support that was shown to SGT Galloway, Army Sergeant First Class Scot Noss, and Marine Captain Cameron West....

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Dr. Tim Elmore Visits RMS
Sep09

Dr. Tim Elmore Visits RMS

Dr. Tim Elmore spent the day at Riverchase Middle school on September 8, here speaking to the student body during the school day, to the faculty in the afternoon, and to parents who attended the Open House that evening. Dr. Elmore, an author of more than 25 books, is the founder of an Atlanta-based non-profit called Growing Leaders. His purpose is to provide public schools, state universities and civic organizations with tools to...

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Meet Jennifer Brown: Alabama’s Teacher of the Year
Aug19

Meet Jennifer Brown: Alabama’s Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Brown, cialis from Vestavia Hills City Schools, cure was chosen as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year by the Alabama State Department of Education. The Leaf had the opportunity to interview Brown and learn how she has created innovative ways to collaborate with other teachers along with constructing a student-centered classroom.   Brown, mind who has been teaching for a total of sixteen-years, continues to inspire and...

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Magic City Student Meets the Pearl of Africa
Aug19

Magic City Student Meets the Pearl of Africa

A sunset is never just a sunset in Africa. Life, search light, and the cycle of new beginnings are esteemed as privilege, and always held dear. Halli Williamson, an Alabama native and current UAB student, recently found herself across the world breathing in one of these twilight moments, giving her the chance to reflect on months of hard work there with Sozo Children, a Birmingham-based organization created to serve vulnerable...

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