Alumni News & Notes

News & Notes...

AHS Alumni Scholarship: Please donate to our Scholarship fund. We honor two senior students each year with a $2500 scholarship each. Anyone that would like to contribute any amount to this worthy fund please make checks payable to: AHSAS and mail to P.O. Box 71, Addison, AL 35540. All donations are tax deductible. If you have a question or need any information please call 256-747-4770. Thank you for your support.

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The Addison Alumni established a Scholarship fund in 2007.
 Each May at the Alumni Banquet two scholarships will be presented to two graduating seniors. These students are selected by the Alumni Scholarship Committee. We encourage all to please donate to this important scholarship. Checks may be made to The AHSAS and sent or given to Addison High School. All donations are tax deductable. 
Thank you. Harold Sachs 2007 Alumni President

 

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History of Addison High School

1927 
James Wakefield became principal; a gymnasium was built with two wings. 

1928 
Addison High School began football. 

1929 
Mr. Tanner was the principal of the first graduating class; the football team had its first full season of regularly scheduled games. 

1930 
First undefeated football season. 

1932 
W.E. Maulden became principal. 

1934 
Wade Hester became principal. 

1935 
Addison High School building erected. 

1937 
First football game played in Addison; R.E. Moody became principal in February; Burton Burdick became principal in July. 

1943 
First band at Addison, used instruments and homemade uniforms. 

1945 
L.L. Porch became principal. 

1947 
Old gym was built; James Wakefield became principal again; the town of Addison was incorporated. 

1949 
Murphy Batchelor became principal. 

1950 
Leonard York became principal. 

1952 
Jimmie C. Lott became principal. 

1954 
First yearbook, Weldon Cole named it Memorabilia. 

1955 
Everett Johnson and Harold Wayne Naylor were thawing out pipes when the Ag building caught on fire and burnt to the ground. 

1956 
Coach A. G. Hicks began coaching for the Bulldogs. 

1961 
Elementary building was erected. 

1962 
Addison swimming pool was built. 

1965 
Lunchroom was built. 

1968 
AHS band was formed after several years of not having one. 

1970 
Football team won its first state championship. 

1971 
D.A. Sharpton became principal; football team finished second in state. 

1972 
The basketball team finished fourth in state. 

1974 
February, the first Traders and Farmers Bank was built in Addison; A.G. Hicks became principal. 

1975 
The girls sports program began; Allen Stephenson became head coach and assistant principal. 

1976 
Football team won the state championship. 

1978 
New gymnasium was built. 

1983 
Bo Bolzle became principal in June; March 29, the stadium was named after Coach A.G. Hicks.

1985 
Sunday, January 13th, the main church building of Addison First Baptist Church burned to the ground. 

1988 
Mini gym was built next to the playground. 

1991 
The lunchroom caught on fire, sack lunches were served from the home economics building and students had to eat in class. 

1992 
The new high school building was erected. 

1993 
The old high school building was torn down. 

1994 
An earthquake hit Addison. 

1996 
The softball team won the state championship; the volleyball team got runner-up in state. 

1998 
The lunchroom was enlarged; Addison added a turn signal to the red light. 

2000 
Allen Stephenson was named principal of Addison Elementary School after the school was split off from the high school. 

2002 
In December, Ellen Oliver was named principal of Addison Elementary School.