At Tuesday night’s Pell City Board of Education meeting, Zeke Gossett and Hayden Bartee were congratulated for winning the Bass Angler Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) High School Southern Divisional Fishing championship held on Lake Eufaula on April 17 and 18. Pell City Fishing Team Coach Curtis Gossett said that PCHS won state in 2013. This win moved them into the southern divisional tournament. “This is as high as you can go,” said Curtis Gossett. The team won the high school section of the competition and then moved into men’s competition, where they helped in another win. Coach Gossett said that only ten teams qualified to compete in the B.A.S.S Masters Classic, where PCHS came in 3rd place. “You’ve got a great team,” said Superintendent Michael Barber.
Barber made several other recognitions on Tuesday night as well:
- Fifth grader Jenifer Andrews was recognized for placing 3rd in the State Law Day Poster Contest. The theme was “Why Every Vote Matters.” Jenifer and her history teacher, Mrs. Laurie Eden, were recognized at a ceremony in Montgomery, where they both received monetary awards.
- The PCHS debate team was also congratulated for being ranked number one this year in the Birmingham Area Debate League. PCHS had three speakers who were in the “Top Ten Individual Speakers”. They were Shelby Savage, Katie Wills and Carson Bruce.
- Also recognized were Pell City High School Career and Technical Education Future Business Leaders of America students.