Warrior meets to decide its fate

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Staff reports

EUTAW – A group of more than 75 concerned parents attended a meeting Tuesday night at Warrior Academy to listen to proposed plans for the up and coming 2004-2005 school year for the 39-year old private institution in Eutaw.

According to headmaster Jimmy Barlow, there are plenty of things to be positive about at Warrior.

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“Things are really very positive around here right now,” Barlow said. “Our enrollment continues to grow. We believe we have found a new headmaster at Warrior Academy. And we have also officially replaced all but one of our board members who resigned their positions just a few weeks ago.”

Barlow said that Warrior’s board now consists of four new members, which include: Mark Odom, Robbie Langham, Ronnie Heath and Bennie Abrams.

Barlow confirmed Tuesday that the school does still plan to continue as a K-12 institution, and as of this time will fill a varsity boy’s and girl’s basketball team, along with a varsity baseball team this coming season.

Barlow also stated that Warrior Academy would have representation at today’s AISA hardship appeal in Montgomery concerning three of its 2003 student-athletes.