• 59°
The Madison Record
Inductees to the 2019 Hall of Fame at Bob Jones High School are Ken Clark, Savannah Demeester, Connie Spears and Allen Stroud. CONTRIBUTED

Bob Jones welcomes Hall of Fame inductees

MADISON – Bob Jones High School has inducted four more individuals into its Hall of Fame.

Assistant Principal Amy Thaxton said the inductees serve as role models for current and future Bob Jones students.

KEN CLARK served as a coach for Bob Jones Youth Wrestling from 2003 to 2013 and has supported Bob Jones Wrestling for 14 years and played a significant role with state champions’ successes. Clark was varsity assistant in the only section championship in Bob Jones history and assisted with 2018 duals state championship.

For four years, Clark has worked with Coach Matt Sweatman to lead off-season programs and helped produce 12 state placers and one state champion. Clark and wife Nansi live in Madison.

SAVANNAH PEGG DEMEESTER attended Madison City Schools and graduated from Bob Jones in 2006. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Demeester earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Demeester taught for eight years in Madison County Schools and then fifth-graders at Columbia Elementary School. She was assistant coach for Bob Jones Varsity Volleyball and founded Madison Volleyball Club for 10- through 18-year-olds.

Currently, Demeester is an assistant principal at Rainbow Elementary School. She and husband Kyle of Madison are parents of daughter Ava Grace and son Hudson.

CONNIE SPEARS served with Madison Board of Education for 10 years. She volunteered with MCS Instructional Committee; Capital Planning and Finance Committee; and as legislative liaison.

With Alabama Association of School Boards, Spears was named District 9 Director on the Board of Directors. She co-chaired AASB Advocacy and earned Master School Board Member status with academy training hours. She earned commendation from Alabama House of Representatives for professional achievement in 2015 and 2019.

Spears advocated for renovation at Bob Jones and co-chairs Madison Forward Committee. She and husband Richard are parents of two sons.

ALLEN STROUD graduated from Bob Jones in 2006 and Auburn University in 2011. In 2016, Stroud entered broadcast journalism with WAFF-TV. An award-winning journalist, Stroud covers stories affecting North Alabama, industry, education, politics and Huntsville’s role in space exploration.

Stroud has contributed to morning live shots, breaking news, “Friday Night Fever” and sports pieces. He launched “48 Flashback” and “Scenes of the Season.” Stroud sometimes returns to Bob Jones’ campus to speak with journalism hopefuls.

Hall of Fame inductees will serve as Grand Marshals at the Bob Jones Homecoming Parade on Sept. 12, followed by a reception. Inductees also will be honored at halftime during the homecoming game with Florence High School on Sept. 13 at Madison City Schools Stadium.

Madison

Madison City Schools named best Alabama school district

Madison

Mercy Wolverton impressively masters hi-tech study, business

Madison

At Madison Street Festival, veterans to show fighter helicopter from Vietnam War

Madison

Local marching bands to be featured at “March on Madison” tonight

Madison

MSF’s Community Showcase promises array of talent

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

Madison

MSF shows artistic influences at Artist Alley, Crafters Cove and Student Art Tent

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens command National Merit totals for Alabama

Bob Jones High School

Coaches White and McGehee speak in ‘Sittin’ With the Supe’

Huntsville

Dr. Charles L. Karr named President of UAH

Madison

Trash Pandas clinch second half title with 5-2 win, playoffs start next week

Harvest

Master Gardeners set for Fall Plant Sale on Sept. 24

Madison

Senior center conducts food drive, ceramics sale

Madison

MSF doubles Children’s Area, changes shuttle stops

x