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Pickens County High welcomes new principal


Special to the Dispatch



REFORM, Ala. -- Pickens County High School began a new era with a first day celebration, a new principal and featured guests. 


This year, Fred Young takes the helm as principal at Pickens County High School in Reform, Ala. Young spent 30 years in Mississippi as an educator and principal, with the Columbus Municipal School District for 13 years and then with the Lowndes County School District for 17 years. 


After retiring from Mississippi, Young moved to Pickens County, where he has been for nine years, working as a teacher, an assistant principal and now principal. Young was the assistant principal at Pickens County High School for six years before being named principal in June 2009. 


To welcome the administrator to his new position and to celebrate the school accomplishing adequate yearly progress, as regulated by the No Child Left Behind Act, students were ushered into the auditorium for the first assembly of the year on Aug. 10. 


One of the guest speakers for the celebration was the Columbus High School Principal Craig Shannon. Dr. Lisa Stamps, principal of Gordo Elementary School, also spoke to the faculty and students. Both speakers had words of encouragement and praise. 





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