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Congratulations, Class of 2024!
Mallory Cook

Congratulations to the Paul W. Bryant High School Class of 2024 on your graduation! Wishing you success in wherever the future takes you. 

To view all 2024 graduation photos, click HERE. 

PWBHS Girls 4X100 Wins State Championship
Hillary Russell

Congratulations to the 2024 AHSAA 6A Girls 4X100m Relay State Champions. Coach Sharday Branch and our fantastic student-athletes Harmonee King, Xariyah Hatchett, Ja'Kaelyn King, and Jaliyah Coleman, GREAT WORK!

Students win national computer science awards
Mallory Cook

Paul W. Bryant High School (PWBHS) students win national computer science awards. 

Seven PWBHS students – Evelyn Ramirez Maldonado, Sanjiya Parker, Kenya Gordon, Jade Mason, Tyra Harris, Alexis Isaac, Tierra Fagan – were awarded the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Award. They were some of 400 students selected from more than 3,300 applicants from across the U.S. 

The award honors ninth through twelfth grade women for their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, leadership experience and plans for post-secondary education. 

“I am immensely proud of these students,” said PWBHS computer science instructor, Destiny Langford. “It is exciting to see female representation growing in computer science in our school and district.”

Langford inspires a passion for computer science in her students, said award recipient Tyra Harris. “I would’ve never pictured myself having an interest in computer science in the way that I do now. My interest started to emerge once Ms. Langford brought the AP Computer Science Principles class to my attention.”

In the award applications, candidates responded to questions related to their experience and interest in computer science. In her application, award recipient Kenya Gordon described her coding project aimed at addressing illiteracy by teaching users English vocabulary. 

The award recipients were honored at the NCWIT award ceremony at the University of Alabama on April 20. Each recipient received prizes and induction into the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community, giving them access to scholarships, internship opportunities and other resources. 

PWBHS previously had one student receive this award in 2022 and two students in 2023. 

NCWIT is the National Center for Women and Information Technology, a nationwide, non-profit community of more than 1,600 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations. It seeks to to correct underrepresentation in computing education and the tech workforce. 

Library renovation completed
Mallory Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul W. Bryant High School (PWBHS) unveiled its new library Monday. 

PWBHS librarian Shelley Dorrill welcomed fellow TCS librarians, students and other faculty into the renovated library. She expressed her excitement for both the library’s physical transformation and its updated book collection. 

The updated library is much more inviting and “feels like somewhere the kids would want to hang out,” said PWBHS librarian Hillary Russell. She said the library’s vibrant colors create a fun environment that is often not found in high schools. 

Russell revamped the library's outdated book collection, aiming to showcase diverse perspectives on the library’s shelves. “Kids can see themselves and others in this collection,” she said. 

Students were welcomed into the library for a “free book fair” and invited to choose one book to take home as their own. 

Sophomore Jordyn Kibugu noted the new library’s welcoming atmosphere. “I like how there’s artwork that shows the genre of books and gives you a feel for what you’ll find,” he said. “I also like how there’s more seating compared to before. I could see myself coming in here to read.”
 

Seniors celebrate post-graduation plans
Mallory Cook

Around 100 seniors from Paul W. Bryant High School announced their plans following graduation. These students are preparing to have successful futures by joining the military, entering the workforce or enrolling in college.