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Alabama House honors Mobile elementary school

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Students, teachers and staff at Mobile's George Hall Elementary School were honored by the Alabama Legislature for improved academic performance over the past five years.

Lawmakers held a ceremony in the House chamber before the start of the 2009 session Tuesday recognizing the achievements at the inner city school.

House Speaker Seth Hammett recognized 28 honor roll students from the school during the ceremony.

Teacher Amy Lowe said the school's staff and faculty were completely switched out five years ago and since then student achievement has soared.

She said the school's academic performance is in the top 10 percent in the state.

The students attending Tuesday's session are members of the National Elementary Honor Society.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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