The City of Algoma has passed through phase one of the All-America City Award process with flying red, white, and blue colors. The community is one of 22 across the country where officials will be subjected to a panel interview from the National Civic League tentatively scheduled for June. The award seeks to honor cities where residents work together to meet pressing issues. The school district submitted Algoma’s application. Superintendent Nick Cochart says many programs were used as examples of how the city is fostering civic cooperation.
Cochart says it is slightly ironic that the All-America finalist announcement came the same day the school district was shuttered due to the coronavirus. He says all staff and teachers continue to improve at online education and will be using next week’s spring break to firm up instruction for the rest of the year.