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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Education is key: Speegle, Community Education applauded

Community educators found themselves in the spotlight once again last week during the

Alabama Community Education Association conference, Dr. Tony Speegle, principal at U.S. Jones Elementary School, was nominated for and then awarded Southern Regional Principal of the Year.

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Speegle humbly credited his award to those who support and assist him better his school.

We applaud Speegle for this most recent achievement and other educators for having a positive impact on their students&8217; lives and in the end making a positive impact on the community.

We also commend the Demopolis Community Education for their diligent work in bettering education for Demopolis City Schools.

The group has not only provided funds for school programs, such as the 21st Century after school program, but they also work to expand student opportunities by bringing in new equipment, such as computers. Speegle credited Community Education with putting several million dollars into the community for enrichment and tutorial services.

Thanks Dr. Speegle and Community Education for all your hard work.