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Munford High Rocks Science!

13 students from Munford High School students presented at the Regional Alabama Junior Academy of Science at Jacksonville State University on February 19th.  Six of these students, Tucker Jones, Tabitha Hood, Megan Hendrix, Paige Harles, Olivia Harles, and Christian Caldwell won an invitation to go to stat and will be presenting March 12 and 13th at the Alabama Junior Academy of Science at West Alabama University.

Munford Elementary - Teaching Nature's Way

Students scamper into Munford Elementary School each morning beneath a ceiling of stalactites, past rock-like walls. Their innocent laughter mingles with the sound of trickling water as they make their way down a pebbled path to their classrooms.

It's been called one of the most innovative schools in America. Every nook and cranny pays tribute to the Talladega National Forest that sits practically at its back door, from the faux longleaf pines along the walls to a 250-gallon aquarium containing native fish.

Cafeteria walls serve as murals for lush scenes of the nearby national forest, allowing the children "to have the illusion of having a picnic at lunch," principal Brooke Morgan says.

Munford Elementary and its unique emphasis on environmental themes originated in 2000 when a tax referendum to build two new schools in the area led to some creative thinking. (Read More)

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