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Three R’s of education

Published 4:24pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HHS hosts chamber banquet, Wilson gives keynote address

Hartselle School Superintendent Dr. Vic Wilson has three “R’s” for education, but they don’t include reading, writing or arithmetic.

From day one, Wilson’s goal is to have an education system that focuses on rigor, relationships and relevance.

“When you have rigor, relationships and relevance, you get resonance,” Wilson said as the keynote speaker at the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet at the new Hartselle High School cafeteria. “That’s what I want to have in mind whenever we do anything in our schools.”

During Wilson’s 25-minute speech, he touched on each of the six schools, highlighting each with a photo of an educational opportunity that he has witnessed.

In addition to his speech, awards were given during the annual chamber meeting.

State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, presented the inaugural Tommy Ed Roberts Civic Award to the family of Roberts, who died earlier this year.

Jack Templeton received the John J. Sparkman Citizenship Award while Kenneth Tankersley of Tankersley’s Service Center received the E.R. Roberts Business Award. Faye Walker was named Ambassador of the Year.

Dr. Chris Widner of Widner Family Dentistry received the Thomas M. Guyton Humanitarian Award.

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