Wetumpka High School

Local Woman Shares Story of Integrating Wetumpka HS in 1960s

Sophia Bracy Harris and her sister Debra, were one of the first African American students to integrate Wetumpka High School in 1965. Harris’ house was bombed on the night of New Years in 1966 after several white people were unhappy with her and her sister attending school. Harris shares the journey full of fear and hatred her family faced, and…

Wetumpka High School to Shift to Virtual for the Remainder of the Week

An Elmore County high school will shift soon to a virtual platform. Elmore County Schools Superintendent Richard Dennis said Wetumpka High School will shift to virtual starting Wednesday and continue through Friday of this week. Dennis said the reason for the shift is due to the number of personnel currently out. “COVID is compounding the attendance issue,” said Superintendent Richard…

Two Elmore County Schools Athletic Programs Suspended Due to COVID-19

Two schools in Elmore County are suspending sporting competitions due to COVID-19. The Wetumpka High School football teams is suspending their season for one week following positive COVID-19 tests from players. The Elmore County High School volleyball team is suspending their program for two weeks. ADPH guidelines require 10 days self-isolation for positive cases of COVID-19. The AHSAA requires an…

Wetumpka Breaks Ground on New Football Stadium

Wetumpka Groundbreaking Wetumpka Groundbreaking Wetumpka Groundbreaking Wetumpka Groundbreaking Wetumpka Groundbreaking Wetumpka Groundbreaking Wetumpka Mayor Willis, Frazier-Ousley Construction and Engineering Company and others had a groundbreaking for the new Wetumpka High School football stadium. The new stadium will be in Wetumpka’s Sports Complex. The new stadium will have a turf field and seat around 5,500 people.  Mayor Willis says upgrades were…

UPDATE: Wetumpka Teen Reported Missing Found Safe

According to CrimeStoppers, Hannah Marie Knighten, 16, was found safe Friday and is back with her family. The Wetumpka Police Department did not release any other details. The Wetumpka High School student was reported missing earlier this week after her family was unable to get in contact with her after the school day ended.   Categories: Montgomery Metro, News, Statewide…