By Donna Bain
The Pickens County Board of Education held its January meeting on the 17th at Pickens County High School. The meeting opened with an invocation. Students from the school sang the national anthem for the Board Members followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A handful of students from the school also stood in front of the Board members and shared with them their dreams for the future.
Board Chairman Annie Jackson called the meeting to order. Board Member Gene Dawkins recognized Pickens County High School’s Football Coach, Michael Williams, for his team’s outstanding football season. He led his football team to be the Class A Runner Up to the State Championship in Auburn.
“We really, really appreciate you here,” said Dawkins. “We appreciate you, and we are so proud of our football team and their accomplishments. I want to brag on my school, the coach and all the players. I think we are going to win it next year. We are very blessed to have you here in the county. You’ve represented our county with class, dignity and a humbleness that is rare.”
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be able to come back and give back to my school where I grew up,” said Coach Michael Williams. “The number one goal for me was not to win games but to give back.”
Pickens County High School then treated the Board Members to a hot breakfast that was enjoyed by all. The Board was then presented with a bag of goodies for School Board Appreciation Month.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.