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From academics to athletics: Highlights from the 2016-2017 Birmingham school year

May 17, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesThree Birmingham City Schools' students and three BCS employees were selected as finalists in the Next Gen competition for their ideas on how to make Birmingham's future brighter. The first place winners were Jackson-Olin High sophomore De'Angelo ...

Meet the Parker High School grad whose sports firm is becoming an HBCU powerhouse

May 9, 2017 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterMeet the Parker High School grad whose sports firm is becoming an HBCU powerhouse Erwin Prentiss Hill sees his mission as fighting enrollment declines at historically black colleges and universities. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr./The Birmingham Times).

UAB signees Eugene Minter, Patrick Nuss headline rosters for AHSAA summer all-star football game

May 2, 2017 by

AL.comParker's Eugene Minter catches a touchdown pass during play at the Thundering Herd 7-on-7 Challenge at Parker High School in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Dennis ... Who rules Alabama high school football – North or South? No need to ...

More than 100 Birmingham high school students honored by Rickey Smiley Foundation

April 11, 2017 by

AL.comErin Edgemon | ... Last fall, Woodlawn High School alum and syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley launched a college and career readiness program to help Parker and Woodlawn high school students prepare for life after high school.

Alabama college freshman charged with murdering high school basketball player

March 31, 2017 by New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsA college football player in Alabama has been charged with murder after police say he shot a high school basketball player who was out getting ready for his senior prom. Anthony Parker, an 18-year-old freshman at University of West Alabama, was ...

Meet the city school students invited to the Black Women's roundtable in the nation's capital

March 30, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesEight Parker High School students, four Wenonah High School students and chaperones will travel to Washington, D.C. to join Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson (center) for the Sixth Annual Black Women's Roundtable 2017 Summit. (Chanda Temple ...

Auburn 'sticks out from the rest' for Tuscaloosa 4-star receiver Seth Williams

March 26, 2017 by

AL.comThe 6-foot-3 Williams, fresh off a basketball state championship with the Stampede of Cottondale, said while everybody thinks he's going to Alabama, it's Auburn that is making a bigger push. Williams said Sunday at the Atlanta Opening Regional that ...

Tuscaloosa's Paul Bryant HS wins 1st 6A title in school history - WBRC FOX6 News

March 4, 2017 by

WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comPaul Bryant High School of Tuscaloosa captured its first AHSAA state boys' basketball championship Saturday afternoon with a 48-44 win over Birmingham's A.H.Parker High School in the 95th AHSAA Class 6A State Basketball Tournament at the BJCC ...

UAB to spotlight ties with Parker High School in ongoing series with city schools

February 9, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesA panel of Parker High School graduates will honor the school's legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a discussion at UAB's Hill Student Center Ballroom. (Provided photo). UAB's Student Involvement and Leadership organization will host its third Birmingham ...

In 'Hidden Figures' girls from Birmingham see themselves

February 2, 2017 by

AL.comIn early January, the mayor's office approached Birmingham City Schools with the opportunity to select high school freshmen for the screenings. The goal: grow interest in the STEM field or science, technology, ... Black girls from Alabama aren't ...

Parker wide receiver Eugene Minter talks UAB commitment

January 28, 2017 by

AL.comMinter, a standout at Parker High School, committed to UAB on Tuesday. Parker is right down the street from Legion Field. There are talks of a new downtown stadium, but those haven't come to fruition just so meanwhile, UAB will play its home games at ...

Birmingham Bowl by the numbers: South Carolina vs. USF

December 29, 2016 by

AL.comWR Troy Williamson set a South Carolina school record with 210 receiving yards in the game. 1 USF player is from Birmingham - DE LaDarrius Jackson, who played at Parker High School. South Carolina has eight players from Alabama, including one from ...

Parker's Eugene Minter to UAB: Not ready to commit

August 30, 2016 by

AL.comMinter said he's aiming for a school with a solid coaching staff and tutoring services for student-athletes. Currently, UAB and Mississippi State are pushing the hardest for his services, Minter added. On Monday, Minter attended UAB's Green and Gold ...

Superintendent Remains Focused on Mission as City Schools Set to Open

August 4, 2016 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesDr. Castlin-Gacutan called a special board meeting last month at Parker High. Earlier this year, the Alabama State Department of Education designated 18 Birmingham City Schools as failing, meaning the schools' test scores fell in the bottom six percent ...

What made Cam Newton cancel his 7-on-7 HS football event in Birmingham?

June 1, 2016 by

AL.comNewton – Auburn's Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and NFL MVP for the Carolina Panthers – has hosted a high school 7-on-7 football event at Birmingham's Parker High School in each of the last two summers, but he's skipping Alabama this year.

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