As of 2013, Albion College was ranked No. 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of national liberal arts colleges, and 115th in the Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges, which includes universities as well as colleges. U.S. News also includes a high school counselor ranking, in which Albion placed 85th among national liberal arts colleges.
NAACP Backpack giveaway and Harrington School Open House
For the past several years, the Albion branch NAACP has hosted a Back to School – Stay in School Backpack giveaway event for students attending Albion Public Schools.
2016 was different as the former Albion Public Schools is now a part of Marshall Public Schools. Harrington School had been closed for almost three years and this year was able to reopen due to the annexation.
The Education committee of Albion NAACP coordinated their annual event with the open house for Harrington School, which happened in August 2016.
The event was a major success, with an estimated 300 backpacks given away. There were several other organizations at the event also, who provided free information and giveaways regarding health, volunteer opportunities, academic support, and resources for students and their families.
At the Harrington School Open House, on the same day as the backpack giveaway, there was a special flag raising ceremony by the Albion American Legion. There was a very good turnout with hundred of people coming to see the newly refurbished Harrington School.
Harrington School is once again a home of education for students who live in Albion up to grade five. The school had been closed due to financial and attendance issues for the past three years. Now, Harrington is part of the newly enlarged Marshall Public School District. Harrington is a great place for volunteers and interns from Albion College, it is so close by.
“Welcome Home Albion.”
A 16-page booklet called “Pathways to Opportunity” was distributed to homes and businesses in the City of Albion, the City of Marshall, and the rest of the newly enlarged Marshall Public Schools District.
Pathways shows many of the options for students to learn, including the Build Albion Fellows program, where select Albion residents can get an Albion College education in exchange for their civic service. The booklet includes many photos of students including those from Albion.
The photo above is of the class of 2016 at Marshall High School, that included many students from Albion.