Albertville Seniors Graduate One Mont...

Albertville Seniors Graduate One Month After Tornado

There are 19 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from May 21, 2010, titled Albertville Seniors Graduate One Month After Tornado. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

Friday night around 200 Albertville High School Seniors began a new chapter in their lives.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHNT News 19.

Aggie Alumni

Birmingham, AL

#1 May 21, 2010
Congrats to the Class of 2010
Once an Aggie Always one

Warrior, AL

#3 May 21, 2010
Congrats to the Class of 2010. Second oldest High School program in the State and the oldest football program.
gailramza

Rainsville, AL

#4 May 22, 2010
I hope and pray they har a good night
gville lady

Prattville, AL

#5 May 22, 2010
Glad it didn't rain on y'all. Congrats Aggies! Very proud of this class.
Bill Robershaw

Montgomery, AL

#6 May 22, 2010
And this is news? Every high school has a graduation ceremony at the end of the school year. I've got to confess that I thought the ten o'clock news on WHNT last night , Friday , was the most ridiculous excuse of news I think I've ever seen. I believe there was one single story that would be considered actual news. You're going to have to do way better than that if you want anyone to take you seriously as a news channel.
Melissa

Gadsden, AL

#7 May 22, 2010
Bill Robershaw wrote:
And this is news? Every high school has a graduation ceremony at the end of the school year. I've got to confess that I thought the ten o'clock news on WHNT last night , Friday , was the most ridiculous excuse of news I think I've ever seen. I believe there was one single story that would be considered actual news. You're going to have to do way better than that if you want anyone to take you seriously as a news channel.
Hey Bill from Athens, We happen to think this is best kind of news, Thanks WHNT for being there for us. Albertville loves you.
Sandra

Cullman, AL

#8 May 22, 2010
Bill Robershaw wrote:
And this is news? Every high school has a graduation ceremony at the end of the school year. I've got to confess that I thought the ten o'clock news on WHNT last night , Friday , was the most ridiculous excuse of news I think I've ever seen. I believe there was one single story that would be considered actual news. You're going to have to do way better than that if you want anyone to take you seriously as a news channel.
Yes, every high school has a graduation at the end of the school year. But, not every one just went through a tornado a month before which destroyed & damaged most of their school and stadium, not to mention that there were many students who lost their homes. This senior class' school year was cut short abruptly. Most of the students that I know went out the next couple of weeks after the storm to help their community clear trees & other damage from their properties. This senior class was worthy of its recognition by the news channels from our area. Thank you, Channel 19.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#9 May 22, 2010
Congratulations to all students. Those kids have been through alot.
Aggie in Albertville

United States

#13 May 22, 2010
Bill Robershaw wrote:
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Either you are not from Albertville yourself , Melissa , or the address heading from your post is a dirty , dirty liar. Just how many casualties were there from that tornado? How many high schoolers bought the farm? Everyone , everywhere has a hard luck story. That doesn't make it news. And , at a guess , maybe you should leave the thinking to the more qualified.
Bill its cool. Did you see the devastation as I did the next morning? Did you see what happened at the school? In my Home Town? Did you walk East Main St. as I did to check on loved ones? Did you see Section Line Rd. and Granite Circle? Maybe you saw Texas St Albert St or McKnight St? I am guessing no. In my opinion it was news. Indeed, good news for the graduating class. Be cool Bill, or be something else.
Debra in Carlisle

Albertville, AL

#14 May 23, 2010
Congratulations to the 2010 class of Albertville high School..I was there the night of the tornado because my mother lives there with my neices and nephews and it was more than that it was a devastating site to witness ..We volunteered long hours for 2 weeks not just for my mother but for the people of Albertville and had a been a week earlier those seniors might not have been so lucky a week before was there prom .So Albertville do not dispair I truely believe there was ANGELS among you all on the night of April 24th 2010 God Bless you
Bill Robershaw

Montgomery, AL

#15 May 23, 2010
Aggie in Albertville wrote:
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Bill its cool. Did you see the devastation as I did the next morning? Did you see what happened at the school? In my Home Town? Did you walk East Main St. as I did to check on loved ones? Did you see Section Line Rd. and Granite Circle? Maybe you saw Texas St Albert St or McKnight St? I am guessing no. In my opinion it was news. Indeed, good news for the graduating class. Be cool Bill, or be something else.
No , Aggie , I did not. But , I did live it Huntsville when it was hit some years back and I do know what the destruction of tornado looks like. A tornado can be terrifying , no doubt. But , to single out a high school and try to make it sound like some major accomplishment that their students managed to graduate simply strikes me as wrong. It's not like the kids took turns holding the walls up while the held class. Matter of fact , I believe their school year was actually cut short. Congratulating all of the local seniors would seem much , much more appropriate to me. And , even then , don't cloak it as news.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#17 May 23, 2010
Gosh I really can't understand why anyone would get all worked up about this story. The whole town has had it rough since this tornado. A graduation is a major accomplishment in a persons life and this story is a positive one. What had they rather read "Drugs bust sends 50 people to jail"?
Aggie in Albertville

Warrior, AL

#18 May 23, 2010
Jo Jo Tater wrote:
Gosh I really can't understand why anyone would get all worked up about this story. The whole town has had it rough since this tornado. A graduation is a major accomplishment in a persons life and this story is a positive one. What had they rather read "Drugs bust sends 50 people to jail"?
Amen Jo Jo. Thank you.
Aggie in Albertville

Warrior, AL

#19 May 23, 2010
Bill Robershaw wrote:
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No , Aggie , I did not. But , I did live it Huntsville when it was hit some years back and I do know what the destruction of tornado looks like. A tornado can be terrifying , no doubt. But , to single out a high school and try to make it sound like some major accomplishment that their students managed to graduate simply strikes me as wrong. It's not like the kids took turns holding the walls up while the held class. Matter of fact , I believe their school year was actually cut short. Congratulating all of the local seniors would seem much , much more appropriate to me. And , even then , don't cloak it as news.
Then, if you didn’t see it you are certainly not qualified to state what is news and what is not concerning this story, are some kind of professional news critic? Do you spend time posting illiterate remarks in news forums becasue in the real world you can't speak your mind? You couldn’t even remember the year that particular tornado hit South Huntsville, Google it if you want to. Did you think that was news worthy? Tell us what’s really bothering you Rob, maybe we can help.
Aggie in Albertville

Warrior, AL

#20 May 23, 2010
sorry about above spelling, this Rob guy is an idiot.
Mel

Rainsville, AL

#21 May 23, 2010
This may not be a Headline news story for you Bill, but for those of us who are not in Huntsville or Athens it is a major deal. It gives a bit of hope that things will go on and Albertville will rebuild. I apologize if this may have seemed insignificant to you but it was great news to others.
saws81

Guntersville, AL

#23 May 24, 2010
Bill Robershaw wrote:
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Your first sentence made was valid. And that's all the positive I can think of to say about your post.Their school was damaged? Schools are vandalized every day. Their parents may have lost the investment that was their home , but I sincerely doubt any high school kid lost a lot of money on the damage to their homes. And , the parents , most likely recouped their losses and then some if they had insurance. It's nothing more than a high school graduation ceremony , full stop. Not news.
I live in Albertville and I had tornado damage. I have insurance and they will not cover some things to fix my house like it needs to be. We will be out of pocket about 2000 dollars.They still are cleaning up debris city wide. I did not have anyone graduating from Albertville this week, but I see and deal with the damage to my neighborhood everyday. I have nightmares about the tornado. There are many stories on all news stations that I may not consider to be newsworthy; however, we are in control of the remote. If you don't like the coverage, change the channel.
Ryan

Cullman, AL

#24 May 24, 2010
Bill Robershaw wrote:
And this is news? Every high school has a graduation ceremony at the end of the school year. I've got to confess that I thought the ten o'clock news on WHNT last night , Friday , was the most ridiculous excuse of news I think I've ever seen. I believe there was one single story that would be considered actual news. You're going to have to do way better than that if you want anyone to take you seriously as a news channel.
Hello, Have you seen what the school has gone through hear lately? Its a very important and excited time for seniors so I think it is appropriate that this is "GOOD NEWS"!
Ryan

Cullman, AL

#25 May 24, 2010
Correction....here instead of hear! Sorry

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