Selma City Schools officially open 2021-22 school session

Published 11:22 am Thursday, August 19, 2021

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The Dallas County chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. helped the Selma City Schools open the 2021-22 school year.

The Delta Pi Lambda Chapter aka the Black Belt Alphas visited Edgewood Elementary School and welcomed back the students and faculty. 

Members of the fraternity provided lunch to the faculty and staff: Billy Young, Attorney Donavon Jermaine McGuire; Micoustic Media, LLC.; One House,Inc. from Lannie’s #2.

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Young attended Edgewood Elementary School and is Selma City Council President.

“What a terrific way to start the school year,” Young said. “Edgewood will always be special to me. We are grateful to all of our Educators. It felt really good going back to my first school.”

SCS Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams said she’s pleased with the all of the district’s schools successfully open.

Schools were originally scheduled to open on Aug. 9, but got pushed back to Aug. 16.

“We had a smooth opening and it was great to see our scholars back at school,” Williams said. “We are looking forward to a safe and productive school year.”

Williams said the opening of school and graduation are her two favorite moments at school.

Williams was also proud that the SCS schools’ participation in Freedom Fest earlier this month in downtown.