Decatur city schools had a good week
At midweek, junior Drew Tuggle's perfect score on the American College Test put Austin High School in the state spotlight. He was the only student in the state to make a perfect 36 on the test taken in October.
Then late Saturday, attention shifted to Decatur High School when senior Mary Catherine McAnnally became the 2007 Alabama Junior Miss.
Terry Ballant, Junior Miss spokesman, called Miss McAnnally amazing, saying, "What makes her a winner is she's well-rounded, not just best in talent or grades, but she represents all the five categories well. She was the best overall young lady and exemplifies all the values of a Junior Miss."
Drew's math teacher Philip Gross called him a "Renaissance man."
It is easy to complain that public schools are not doing their job, but the achievements of these two students suggest those who attend city schools can soar as high as they wish to fly.