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RCS success

There was plenty to cheer about at the Feb. 27 Russellville City Schools Board of Education meeting as students were honored for their achievements in the Alabama State Trumbauer Festival, and Russellville City Schools received a grant from Sharecare.

Six students from Russellville High School were honored for their superior ratings in the Alabama State Trumbauer Festival in December.

“I’m never as proud of our school system as I am after leaving a play because it’s really remarkable what our students do and what our teachers put into it,” said RCS Superintendent Heath Grimes.

RHS Drama teacher Patrice Smith said the competition the students attended was the largest competitive drama festival in Alabama.

“I’m so proud of them, and these are skills that will carry over and certainly showed up in their musical,” Smith said.

RCS also celebrated receiving a $1,250 grant from the PEEHIP and Sharecare District level RealAge Challenge to go toward any health and wellness initiative in the district.

The RealAge Challenge was held throughout the month of October, challenging teachers to log onto the website and enter health and wellness information to determine what their “real age” is based on their health habits.

“Russellville was the school district with the most teachers driven to the website to register and take the RealAge Challenge,” said Sharecare Health Provisions Specialist Logan Robinson.

In other business, the board approved several expenses for the month of January, including a paving project at West Elementary and Russellville High School, replacing the boiler in the field house and refinishing the floors in the RHS and RMS gymnasiums.

The board also approved the bid to purchase a new jumbotron for Tiger Stadium. The scoreboard will be purchased for $195,570.