I was born and raised in the Wellborn Community. I attended the elementary as well as the high school. I loved everything Wellborn had to offer. It was truly a place I was proud to call home. I was a part of the amazing “Walter Wellborn Marching HIGHLANDER band” under Jeff Leonard (what can I say about such a wonderful man) I was very disapointed to hear that the “HIGHLANDER” name was rumored to be removed. This disappoints me as well as several others that have told me.
To some of us “band geeks” to be a HIGHLANDER meant something. I just hope that this is only a rumor and the talk is just talk. I can’t speak for others but for myself I was no athelete and all I had was the band, but to be part of that was amazing and I believe it has impacted my life today.
My husband and I relocated our family from Alexandria to Wellborn four years ago. We fell in love with the location (short drive to Anniston/Oxford and quick access to I-20) and the beautiful view of Coldwater Mountain. I realize that most Wellborn families have at least one adult that is “from” Wellborn, but this family of former “Valley Cubs” was welcomed with open arms.
I would recommend Wellborn to any family looking to relocate. The location is great, home prices are even more reasonable than the rest of the county and the spirit in this community makes a wonderful place to raise a family. I think being land-locked by other cities/districts makes it a special place. A place where everyone knows everyone.
Come to Wellborn, join a community church, attend a PTA meeting, and sign your kids up for little league. You will be a Panther in no time!