Winston Career Academy

Four teachers in Winston County receive grants


Teachers Danny Snoddy, Angela McCullar and Cindy Nuss received Alabama Power Foundation Classroom Grants at the Winston Career Academy, Jan. 26. Casey Wilson (not shown) also received a grant recently. Pictured left to right are WCA Director Adam Gray, Snoddy, Alabama Power Community Relations Manager Melinda Weaver, McCullar and Nuss.

Three teachers in Double Springs and one in Haleyville received Alabama Power Foundation Classroom Grants recently. Danny Snoddy, electrical technology instructor at the Winston Career Academy, received $1000 for the utility lineworker program. Angela McCullar, third grade teacher at Double Springs Elementary, received $1000 for her classroom, as did Casey Wilson, seventh grade special education teacher at Haleyville Middle School. Cindy Nuss, kindergarten teacher at DSES, received $715, which she said was the exact amount she requested.

Over $1 million in ATRIP-II funding awarded for Highway 33 project


From left, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole, Middle School Principal Brian Wakefield, State Representatives Tim Wadsworth and Tracy Estes and State Senator Garlan Gudger at the intersection of County Road 24 and Highway 33 that will be remedied thanks to recently approved funding.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - A dangerous traffic issue, where individual, industrial and school bus traffic all converge in the same location certain times of the day, will now be alleviated, thanks to a $1,009,904.50 grant.

Mercedes wants to drive students toward automotive tech careers


Sophomore automotive technologies students at Winston Career Academy stand with Winston County Schools Superintendent Greg Pendley (right, front) and Mercedes-Benz representative Steve Colburn (right, back) in front of the newly donated Mercedes SUV.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Winston Career Academy recently received a luxury SUV from Mercedes-Benz to be used as a learning tool for automotive students.

Non-traditional end of school year for career academy

DOUBLE SPRINGS - With the COVID-19 stirring up sickness, schools were closed in March by the Alabama State Department of Education. Homework packets were delivered to students, or they were completed online. What about the career and technical school? How will they be able to complete the year without the hands-on learning experience?