Schools, Adopters Celebrate with 2019 AAS Kickoff

The 2019 Adopt-A-School Kickoff Luncheon, held July 31 at the Bryant Conference Center, welcomed more than 400 attendees. Presented by Children & Teen Dental of Alabama, the event included a keynote address by Tommy Glasscock, Assistant State Superintendent of Education, Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Division.

The event honored all of the current partnerships, and special awards were presented for the following:

Thirty Year Award Recipients:

Tuscaloosa County Medical Alliance and The Alberta School of Performing Arts
Tuscaloosa Music Club and Buhl Elementary

Twenty Year Award Recipients:

ZF Chassis Systems, LLC

Decade of Excellence Award:

Capital Real Estate and Northside Middle
The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences and Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Elementary
The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences and Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Middle

The 2018-19 V.I.P., or Very Involved Partnerships, were also recognized: 

Alabama Credit Union & Northridge Middle
Alabama ONE & Northport Elementary
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. & Oakdale Elementary
Arts Council of Tuscaloosa & Westwood Elementary
Bailey’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts & Big Sandy Elementary
Bailey’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts & Brookwood Elementary
Bailey’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts & Taylorville Primary
Bailey’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts & Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools—Elementary
BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing & Martin L. King, Jr. Elementary
Bolta US & Flatwoods Elementary
Bryant Bank & The Alberta School of Performing Arts
Chick-fil-A, Tuscaloosa South & Big Sandy Elementary
Chick-fil-A, Tuscaloosa South & Taylorville Primary
Children and Teen Dental & Walker Elementary
DCH Regional Medical Center & Hillcrest High
Embassy Suites & Myrtlewood Elementary
First Federal Bank & Matthews Elementary
Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers & Westwood Elementary
Hunt Refining Company & Oakdale Elementary
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity & Matthews Elementary
Leadership Tuscaloosa Alumni Association & Flatwoods Elementary
The Legacy Connection & Duncanville Middle
Mathnasium of Tuscaloosa & Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools—Elementary
Mathnasium of Tuscaloosa & Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools—Middle
McAbee Construction, Inc. & Oakdale Elementary
McAbee Construction, Inc. & Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy
Northport Medical Center & Flatwoods Elementary
Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc. & Holt High
Phifer Incorporated & Westlawn Middle
The Radiology Clinic & Buhl Elementary
Regions Bank & Collins-Riverside Middle
RiverFall Credit Union & Maxwell Elementary
Shelton State Community College & Englewood Elementary
Southland Benefit Solutions & Huntington Place Elementary
Spiller Furniture & Mattress & Crestmont Elementary
Stillman College & Central Elementary
Synovus & Verner Elementary
Thompson Tractor Company, Inc. & Woodland Forrest Elementary
Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Northport & Northport Elementary
Wilson’s Pest Control & Westwood Elementary
Young Tuscaloosa & Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools—Middle
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Tuscaloosa & Oakdale Elementary
ZF Chassis Systems, LLC & Echols Middle
ZF Chassis Systems, LLC & Northside High

The 2019 Adopt-A-School Sustainers, who provide financial support for the program, are:

Board Level Sustainers
Amason & Associates, Inc.
Ellis Architects, Inc.
Harrison Construction Company, Inc.
McAbee Construction, Inc.
McGiffert and Associates, LLC
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Reese Phifer, Jr. Memorial Foundation
The University of Alabama College of Education
Superintendent Level Sustainers
Alabama Credit Union
Principal Level Sustainers
Patterson & Comer
Sam’s Club #6435
The Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa Title Company, Inc.
Walmart Supercenter #0715, Skyland
Teacher Level Sustainers
Allison Appraisal Service, Inc.
Russell S. Lee Floor & Tile
Walmart Neighborhood Market #5248
Walmart Supercenter #2306, Northport
West Alabama Pediatrics
Mentor Level Sustainers
Martin Family Eye Care
Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
Northport Auto Supply Company, Inc.
Parker Towing Company, Inc.
Robertson Banking Company
StressCrete, Inc.

“Adopt-A-School Spotlight” Sponsors
Great Day Tuscaloosa ● WJRD 1150AM &102.1FM/Rock 106.9/The Blessing 96.1 ● WVUA23 TV

Event sponsors for the 2019 Adopt-A-School Kickoff:

Presenting Sponsor
Children and Teen Dental

Gold Sponsors
Alabama ONE
Bryant Conference Center
McGiffert and Associates, LLC
RiverFall Credit Union

Silver Sponsors
Mathnasium of Tuscaloosa
Ward Scott Architecture, Inc.

Favor Bag Sponsor
Buffalo Rock Company /Pepsi-Cola

Table Sponsors
Bryant Bank
Regions Bank
Tuscaloosa City Board of Education
Tuscaloosa County Board of Education
Walmart #0715, Skyland

Special thanks to presenters:

Brad Newman
ZF Chassis Systems, LLC
Vice Chair, Education and Workforce Development
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Bobby Bragg
JamisonMoneyFarmer PC
Chair-Elect, Board of Directors
The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama