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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.
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
History of Addison High School
James Wakefield became principal; a gymnasium was built with two wings.
Addison High School began football.
Mr. Tanner was the principal of the first graduating class; the football team had its first full season of regularly scheduled games.
First undefeated football season.
W.E. Maulden became principal.
Wade Hester became principal.
Addison High School building erected.
First football game played in Addison; R.E. Moody became principal in February; Burton Burdick became principal in July.
First band at Addison, used instruments and homemade uniforms.
L.L. Porch became principal.
Old gym was built; James Wakefield became principal again; the town of Addison was incorporated.
Murphy Batchelor became principal.
Leonard York became principal.
Jimmie C. Lott became principal.
First yearbook, Weldon Cole named it Memorabilia.
Everett Johnson and Harold Wayne Naylor were thawing out pipes when the Ag building caught on fire and burnt to the ground.
Coach A. G. Hicks began coaching for the Bulldogs.
Elementary building was erected.
Addison swimming pool was built.
Lunchroom was built.
AHS band was formed after several years of not having one.
Football team won its first state championship.
D.A. Sharpton became principal; football team finished second in state.
The basketball team finished fourth in state.
February, the first Traders and Farmers Bank was built in Addison; A.G. Hicks became principal.
The girls sports program began; Allen Stephenson became head coach and assistant principal.
Football team won the state championship.
New gymnasium was built.
Bo Bolzle became principal in June; March 29, the stadium was named after Coach A.G. Hicks.
Sunday, January 13th, the main church building of Addison First Baptist Church burned to the ground.
Mini gym was built next to the playground.
The lunchroom caught on fire, sack lunches were served from the home economics building and students had to eat in class.
The new high school building was erected.
The old high school building was torn down.
An earthquake hit Addison.
The softball team won the state championship; the volleyball team got runner-up in state.
The lunchroom was enlarged; Addison added a turn signal to the red light.
Allen Stephenson was named principal of Addison Elementary School after the school was split off from the high school.
In December, Ellen Oliver was named principal of Addison Elementary School.