Connie Nolen

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There’s nothing quite like state competition

Waiting for the awards ceremony to begin, Pelham High School’s Lit Mag staff occupies a table at Alabama Scholastic Press Association’s (ASPA) recent State Convention. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Friday, February 28, 2020 3:09 am

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Transformative courage and clarity

“How’s your dad?” Paul Gagliano asked. He also asked if my parents would attend Clemson’s final playoff game. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:41 pm

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Fitness can be fun

“Before Jazzercise Riverchase, Pelham didn’t have any boutique dance fitness options,” said Sarah Diez. “Being able to fill this niche is a role that we ... Read more

by Connie Nolen, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:29 pm

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Tree lighting event joyful despite attendance decline

Pelham's 2019 Christmas Tree Lighting featured fascinating performances. The event differed from past Pelham Tree Lightings. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, December 9, 2019 11:15 am

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Out of the silence

“Mrs. Nolen, I’m leading a team at the AFSP walk. They need photographers to document the event. There will be Pelham Park Middle School students ... Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, December 2, 2019 3:04 pm

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Searching for scholarships

“We’ve gotten so much information tonight!”  Angel McPhearson said. “I am so glad that we came. We really needed details on the Alabama scholarships.” Read more

by Connie Nolen, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:21 pm

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PHS classes battle it out during spirit stick competition

“You’re on fire,” I said to recently elected PHS freshman class president and creative writing student Hannah Kim. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, September 9, 2019 11:37 am

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Dabo Swinney maintains an attitude of gratitude

“I come from Pelham, Alabama! That’s what’s special about me,” Coach Dabo Swinney said. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:12 pm

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First week of school successes and pitfalls

“Will you pose for a celebratory photo proving that you survived the first full week of school?” I ask students as we wait for buses ... Read more

by Connie Nolen, Friday, August 23, 2019 3:07 pm

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Teachers’ work ‘lives on in their students’

“I used to babysit for your kids,” I said in surprise. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, June 8, 2015 4:43 pm

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Class of 2015 takes flight

“Two hundred sixty-seven amazing graduates … 165 pints of blood donated … 120 public band performance … 59 outstanding teachers … 16 salutatorians, 13 valedictorians, ... Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, June 1, 2015 2:40 pm

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Playing for pride

A new Pelham Panther Team took the field this spring—The Pelham Green Sleeves. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, May 18, 2015 4:50 pm

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Change, rookie status and truth

“Let’s be co-presidents,” Maggie Smith said to Sarah Sansom. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Friday, May 8, 2015 6:47 pm

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Ellis captures transitions in her photography

“Transitions are a natural and regular occurrence in our lives. Without them, we would remain static, unchanged and, quite frankly, boring.” Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, April 27, 2015 4:59 pm

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Students show meaning of community in musical

Spotting Zach Allison in the audience of Pelham High School’s musical revue, “A Night on Broadway,” piqued my curiosity. Read more

by Connie Nolen, Monday, April 20, 2015 4:52 pm

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