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Huffman seniors get college jumpstart preparing for national HOSA competitions

June 26, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comOutgoing Huffman High School seniors Krislynn McKinney and Alexis Moore practice with Huffman teacher Dr. Crystal Freeman and James Harter of the Jefferson County EMA for the HOSA national compettion. They will represent the school and the state this ...

Arrests, incidents at Birmingham high schools dropped dramatically over past year

June 22, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comThe number Birmingham high school students arrested on campus has dropped dramatically over the past year. From August through December 2014, there was a 63 percent decline in arrests at the city's seven high schools – Carver, Huffman, Jackson-Olin, ...

Birmingham native Marcell Dareus holds free football clinic

June 13, 2015 by WTVM

WTVMBIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -. When's the last time someone reminded you that dreams really do come true? A local football star turned NFL pro, Marcell Dareus, was in town today to show hundreds of kids hard work really does pay off. "Make it all happen, you know ... On Saturday, Dareus returned to his stomping grounds, Huffman High School, to hold his annual free football clinic. ... Huffman High's head football coach can't think of a better way to learn that crucial lesson from a man who practices what he preaches.

More than 200 students inducted into the Career Academies at Birmingham City ...

May 22, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comSix of the system's high schools have career academies that offer everything from engineering and finance to the culinary arts and architecture. Adrienne Walker, a junior at Huffman High School, said she thought she wanted to study nursing after high school.

Huffman High 2015 valedictorian gives classmates sage advice at graduation

May 21, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comGraduates line up for the Birmingham City Schools Huffman High School class of 2015 commencement ceremony, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Bill Harris Arena. (Tamika Moore/tmoore@al.com). Tamika Moore | tmoore@al.com · Print Email · Tamika Moore ...

Huffman High Vikings wins Cash for College competition, continue to build ...

April 15, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comHuffman High School wins FAFSA Challenge Huffman High School won Alabama Possible and Taco Bell Foundation for Teen's FAFSA February Challenge. ... Last year, only 39 percent of Birmingham City Schools' graduating seniors filed a FAFSA form.

Huffman High School student's essay wins her a free ride to prom - FOX6 WBRC

March 18, 2015 by MyFoxAL.com

"It's not the money, it's not all of the other things. It's trying to get some type of conversation started between our students our parents the school officials, all the entire community about drinking and driving on prom night," said Walter Turner, owner of Prideline.

Birmingham native and NFL vet Marcell Dareus donates $100k to rebuild ...

March 12, 2015 by AL.com

AL.comBuffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus celebrates after sacking Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith during an NFL game on Nov. 9, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Huffman High School and University of Alabama standout has gifted $100,000 to ...

Birmingham police use of pepper spray in high schools on trial this week

January 19, 2015 by AL.com

Ebony Howard, one of the Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys who filed the lawsuit in 2010, said they want an order that stops the use of chemical spray in Birmingham high schools or at least requires the training and appropriate supervision of police ...

These Vikings went on a mission, and we're thrilled with where they landed

December 30, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comHuffman High School Principal John C. Lyons' rebranding effort extends to the cafeteria, where the Viking logo appears on cafeteria tables. Huffman has seen a 50-point increase in its graduation rate in the last four years. (Madison Underwood/al.com).

How Huffman High School's graduation rate shot up 50 points in 4 years

December 30, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comThe gains have been most dramatic at Huffman High School, on Birmingham's east side. There, Principal John C. Lyons has overseen a 50-percentage point jump in graduation rate since the 2009-2010 school year. In that year, only 205 of the 518 students in ...

Birmingham schools holding stakeholder meetings Tuesday and Wednesday to ...

November 18, 2014 by AL.com

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Birmingham City Schools system is holding meetings with stakeholders - parents, teachers, staff, and students - Tuesday and Wednesday to understand what the community wants in a new superintendent. Meetings for folks in the Woodlawn, Huffman, and Jackson-Olin High School feeder systems are being held at those schools today. Meetings for folks in the Wenonah, Parker, or Carver High School systems will be held Wednesday. Ramsay students, faculty and staff can attend any ...

What should Birmingham look for in a new superintendent? Community ...

November 4, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comBIRMINGHAM, Alabama - In October, following the announcement that Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon's will resign at the end of the year, the Birmingham Board of Education promised to seek the input of the community on what it ...

Huffman 26, Mountain Brook 24: Pick 6 seals Vikings' upset over Spartans

October 30, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comBIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Carl Matthews saved his best for last Thursday night. In the final game of his high school career, the senior picked off Mountain Brook's Connor Adair and scampered 27 yards to put Huffman up by two scores in the final three minutes of the game. The Vikings went on to win, 26-24, to close their season with a win over a Class 7A team and a 4-6 mark. The score remained 0-0 until the final play of the first half when the Vikings split the uprights for a 3-0 lead. The game opened up in the ...

All about business: Monday forum focuses on economic development for east ...

October 24, 2014 by AL.com

AL.comCouncilwoman Lashunda Scales Monday will present her second "Big Picture" town hall meeting 7 p.m. at the Huffman High School auditorium. Several government and business leaders will present. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- When Lashunda Scales drives ...

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