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18 Altamont student athletes qualified for the State meet in Selma with their scores at the Sectional Meet. Both the Boys and the Girls finished 3rd at Sectionals, and 7 athletes were named Sectional Champions: Kylie Scroggins (800 meter run), Tommy Thetford (pole vault), girls 4 x 800 relay (Lillian Culp, Ann Arnold, Jordan Booth, Kylie Scroggins), and Taylor Young (triple jump, 300 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash). At the State Meet, Taylor Young placed 1st in four events (400 meter dash, triple jump, long jump, 300 meter hurdles) and Emily Sears placed 3rd in the triple jump.
Yesterday marked the annual Altamont Awards Day at which students and faculty were honored for their outstanding work during the 2012-13 school year. Over 600 guests and presenters attended this year's program and celebrated our talented student body.
April 16, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. began writing his Letter from Birmingham Jail. The African-American Literature class hosted a round-robin reading of the letter, in which all students were invited to participate.