High Schools


Hoover High Band Dec 2016

Photo courtesy of Hoover HIgh School Band Boosters.

Growth in the band program and budget cuts have made it difficult to purchase the more expensive instruments that most students' families can't afford, the band booster president said. more

Dec 29, 2016 9:50 AM High Schools

Hoover HIgh cheerleaders 2016 title game

Photo by Barry Stephenson

Vendors will sell art, jewelry, apparel, specialty foods and Hoover Bucs merchandise to help send the cheerleaders to their national competition in Orlando. more

Dec 5, 2016 12:10 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Angelo and Debbie Manna.

Jonathan Della Manna, a member of Troop 69 at Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church in Vestavia Hills, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:21 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Andrea Agsalud.

Cadet Jason Agsalud of Hoover has completed basic training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:19 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Music for All.

Daniel Johnson, a junior at Hoover High School, was selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:12 PM High Schools 1 Comments


Photo courtesy of Kellye Self.

For a small group of Hoover High students, their backpacks carry something extra besides textbooks and pencils: a pair of knitting needles. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:09 PM High Schools

Hoover High School Homecoming 2016

Sarah Finnegan

By the time the Friday afternoon pep rally came to a close, students' spirits were running high. more

Oct 12, 2016 9:46 PM High Schools


Sarah Finnegan

Spain Park hosted their homecoming the week of Sept. 12-17, 2016. more

Sep 20, 2016 3:33 PM High Schools

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Photo courtesy of Joel Sullivan.

Joel Sullivan, a student at Hoover High School, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Macy’s Great American Marching Band as one of the select number of students from Alabama. more

Aug 31, 2016 4:20 PM High Schools

The IB program at Hoover High School celebrated its 19th graduating class on May 17. more

Jul 27, 2016 9:15 PM High Schools

Montanna Darty of Hoover High School and Mary Alice Crocker of Spain Park have been chosen to represent their respective schools the upcoming Alabama Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, held at the University of Alabama. more

Jul 27, 2016 9:12 PM High Schools


Photo courtesy of Debbie Greengard.

2016 Hoover High School graduate Tyler Greengard is joining a select group of students from across the globe to study and perform with the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. more

Jun 24, 2016 3:59 PM High Schools

Charles Butler

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Charles Butler has been in education for 20 years. more

Jun 7, 2016 7:11 AM High Schools 2 Comments

Lake Williams has received an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Lake is an honors student at Hoover High School where he is a peer helper and the captain of the soccer team. more

May 31, 2016 4:44 PM High Schools

The award-winning Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Band competed against the nation’s top high school jazz bands at the Savannah Swing Central Jazz Festival, held March 30 through April 1. more

May 31, 2016 4:41 PM High Schools

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Photo courtesy of Shelby County Arts Council.

Hoover High School's Byron Arroyo won “Best in Show” out of about 250 pieces of artwork at the 2016 Statewide High School Art Exhibit. more

May 31, 2016 4:37 PM High Schools

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Photo courtesy of Jane Bruce.

Several will advance to this summer’s national competition in Atlanta. more

May 31, 2016 4:32 PM High Schools

Hoover High Commencement

Patty Bradley

About 300 of the seniors -- 47 percent -- were offered scholarships totaling $37.8 million and accepted $11.5 million of those scholarships. more

May 26, 2016 11:34 PM High Schools 1 Comments

Spain Park Commencement

Frank Couch

Photos and videos from graduation. See the caps fly: more

May 25, 2016 10:00 PM High Schools

HHS Band spring concert 2016 1

Photo courtesy of Donald Blair

Five different groups performed in the school gym. more

May 1, 2016 8:49 PM High Schools

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