FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2013
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Claire Haynes (334) 242-7351
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AG STRANGE PRESENTS HOMEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
WITH 2013 ATTORNEY GENERAL’S SAFE SCHOOL AWARD
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Strange presented Homewood High
School with the 2013 Attorney General’s Safe School Initiative Award of Excellence
at a school assembly today. One school was selected as the winner from each of the
Alabama State School Board of Education districts.
“I am honored to award Homewood High School with a 2013 Award of
Excellence for School Board District 4,” said Attorney General Strange. “Ensuring
safe schools for our students has never been more important, and this program will
help us identify the best practices that schools should be using. I look forward to
sharing these best practices with other schools.”
“Homewood High School is both pleased and honored to accept the Attorney
General’s Safe School Initiative Award,” said Principal Dr. Zachary Barnes.
“Through the collaborative efforts of district administration, local law enforcement,
and school based counseling and administration, a vision and a definitive plan of
action for school safety are currently in place at Homewood High School. The
efforts of Mrs. Leigh Cohen-Long, Mrs. Carissa Anthony, Dr. Joel Henneke, Mr.
Eddie Cunningham, and Dr. Kevin Maddox are greatly appreciated in this
Attorney General Strange is personally presenting the awards for the 2013
Awards of Excellence winners at school assemblies during this fall to the eight
winning schools. Attorney General Strange expressed special thanks to the Alabama
Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance for their continued financial support of the
Alabama Safe Schools Initiative.
- In April, Attorney General Strange announced that he is reinstituting the Attorney General’s
Safe Schools Initiative with a new emphasis on encouraging technological advances to deal with
the challenges experienced by today’s schools and students. Nominations were received between
April and June, and in August a panel of judges reviewed the nominations to determine a
winner from each of the eight state school board districts.
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