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CONTRIBUTED Gov. Kay Ivey signs a proclamation naming Nov. 1-11, 2019, as Clean Home Alabama Days. Joining Ivey are (left to right) Dr. Patricia Sims of Calhoun Community College, Kayla Bass of the Alabama League of Municipalities, Dr. Jackie Screws of the Chattahoochee Valley Community College, David Walters of the Alabama Community College System, Boone Kinard of ACCS, Dr. Leslie Worthington of Gadsden State Community College, Miranda Collier of Snead State Community College and Teryn Hill of Snead State Community College.

NW-SCC, area high schools partner for Clean Home Alabama Initiative

Northwest-Shoals Community College and northwest Alabama high schools – most of them from Franklin County – are partnering through the Alabama Community College System’s Clean Home Alabama Initiative, Nov. 1-11, to help beautify the state.

As part of the ACCS, NW-SCC will host an event, Clean Home Shoals Nov. 9. The college will choose one mile of land close to the Phil Campbell campus on College Road and one mile of land near the Shoals campus on George Wallace Boulevard to pick up litter.

Partnering high schools will do the same in close proximity to their high schools or will have the opportunity to join NW-SCC faculty, staff and students.

“We are encouraging all of our area high schools and community to join us between Nov. 1-11 and give back to our great state through this beautification initiative,” said NW-SCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross. “We are our area’s community college, and we see this as a great opportunity to give back.”

In September Gov. Kay Ivey signed an official proclamation that launched the Clean Home Alabama initiative. Through this initiative, Alabama’s community colleges are partnering with residents and community organizations in every county of the state for this college-led effort to help beautify the state’s natural landscapes, growing infrastructure and expanding communities.

ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker said serving the area communities is at the heart of this initiative.

“Community is so much a part of what our colleges do each day that it’s even in our name,” Baker said. “Alabama’s community colleges are located within every region of the state, which means we are perfectly positioned to organize and execute an effort of this magnitude to help maintain Alabama the Beautiful during our state’s bicentennial year.”

Twelve area schools have committed to partnering with NW-SCC on this initiative, more than half of them located in Franklin County: Vina High School, Tharptown High School, Russellville High School, Russellville Elementary, West Elementary, Waterloo High School, Lexington High School, Phil Campbell High School, Belgreen High School, Colbert County High School, McBride Elementary School, and Red Bay High School.

Residents and groups interested in partnering on Clean Home Alabama can sign up for more information at www.accs.edu/CleanHomeAL.