Sylacauga City Schools is noted for its long history of dedicated teachers who not only taught, but also inspired their students to achieve great things. To continue this legacy of teaching and learning, a group of retired teachers, support staff, and administrators came together to endow a college scholarship through the Sylacauga City Schools Foundation for a future teacher.

The 2021 recipient is Miss Janie Poe, the daughter of Michael and Leigh Poe. Janie was very active during her four years at Sylacauga High School. She has taken AP/Advanced or Honor classes in all four-core curricula and a member of several clubs and honor societies, but her passion and love is in the fine arts, specifically the music department. She has been on the marching band’s student leadership team, serving as event coordinator, rookie ambassador, uniform captain, and trombone/baritone section leader. She was accepted for Alabama’s All State Choir festival twice. She will be attending Auburn University in the fall majoring in Music Education.

The teaching profession is a very rewarding one met with challenges, opportunities, and successes; and this future teacher will embrace it all with inspiration and a deep understanding of the impact teachers make in shaping the lives of their students.


Congratulations to Janie Poe!

To apply for the Future Teacher Scholarship, download the application here.

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Ivana Taylor