These Hartselle High School graduates are among about 100 who attended a Christmas Breakfast for College Students hosted by the Hartselle High School Alumni Association on Thursday. Pictured clockwise are: Joanna Ferguson, UNA: Heather Moore, UAB; Raeshaun Jones, Alabama; Meaghan Gray, Alabama A&M; Whitney Johnson, UNA; and David Filiatrault, Auburn. | Clif Knight

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Hartselle High alumni host breakfast for college students

Published 10:45am Friday, December 21, 2012

Hartselle High School Alumni Association hosted its Second Annual Breakfast for College Students in the school library on Thursday.

The event attracted about 100 HHS graduates, providing them the opportunity to socialize, enjoy a delightful buffet style meal and visit the new high school prior to its opening early next year.

“This year we’re asking each of the graduates to complete a questionnaire so that we’ll have their input to evaluate and use to make improvements as we move forward,” Principal Jeff Hyche said. “It will also help us in our efforts to attain the status of a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School.”

The questionnaire contained five questions, as follows: (1) How well did HHS prepare you for college studies? (2) In what ways were you unprepared for college studies? Why do you feel you were not as prepared as needed? (3) If you could re-do your high school experience, what would you do differently to prepare yourself for post-high school work?

(4) If you could offer advice to students currently attending HHS, what would that be and why? (5) Did you attend a pre-school program before kindergarten? If so, why?

Guided tours of the new high school on Bethel Road were offered to the students in groups of 20, beginning at noon.

The students were provided complimentary alumni memberships for as long as they are pursuing college studies. They were also encouraged to join the association as paid members after graduation.

Hyche advised the students that Donor Walk and Donor Wall Block spaces are available at the new high school and urged them to pick up a promotional brochure and pass it on to their parents. The 4” by 8” bricks are $50 each and the 6” by 6” blocks are $300 each and the 12” by 12” blocks are $500 each. They may be used as either a honorarium or a memorial.

Alumni provided food for the event with help of Jack’s, Hometown Grocery, Mr. Henry’s Restaurant and A.J. Associates.

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