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Student Spotlights (October 21)

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Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!

US Congressman tours Aviation Academy at Fairhope Airport

Alabama’s U.S. Representative Jerry Carl toured The Academy at Fairhope Airport as part of #NationalAviationWeek. The Academy is home to Baldwin County Public Schools aviation program for high school students who are interested in a career in the aviation industry.
Carl toured the facility which offers three programs: electrical & instrumentation, welding and aircraft maintenance with Superintendent Eddie Tyler, representatives from Coastal Alabama Community College, Renee Carter Dean of BCBE Academics, Kendall Mowdy & Tiffany Plato BCBE CTE programs and aviation program instructors. The program is in partnership with Coastal Alabama Community College.

Community Helpers at Pine Grove Elementary

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy Sixto Boyer serves as the School Resource Officer at Pine Grove Elementary School in north Baldwin County. On a recent day, he also taught the kindergarten classes about community helpers. “Their smiles tell it all,” Boyer wrote in a social media post he shared. “They enjoyed very much and I had fun.”

Bayside Academy Hosts New Family Tailgate

On August 27, Bayside Academy hosted a tailgate for new families and new faculty members on the bluff before the home football game against Houston Academy. This outdoor celebration provided an opportunity for camaraderie and socialization between our newest Admiral families. Pictured, Christopher DeLaney ’36, Grace DeLaney, and John DeLaney at the New Family Tailgate. Christopher’s father, Dr. Wilson DeLaney, graduated from Bayside in 2009.

Fairhope East Class Collects Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Pirates CAN do anything they set their minds to! Paxton Rogers in Mrs. Hayes’ second grade class presented Mrs. Lucas with a large collection of aluminum can tabs! These tabs will be taken to the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile to support their outreach to local families of hospitalized children. Thank you, Paxton!

DYW of Baldwin County Boot Camp

Distinguished Young Woman of Baldwin County hosted the Be Your Best Self Boot Camp and Boot Camp Elite at Coastal Alabama Community College. The boot camp program stresses the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, as well as promoting literacy, physical fitness, and community service. Special thanks to Chelcey Myrick with Yoga with Chelcey for leading a yoga class to start off camp.

CTKCS Leadership Team

Each year, the 8th grade students and teachers are asked to identify students who most consistently model Christian leadership; those chosen make up the Leadership Team. Congratulations to the 2021-22 Christ the King Catholic School Leadership Team.

Feel Good Friday at J. Larry Newton

Mrs. Vivar’s first grade students love coming to the library to discover new books. They chose to celebrate “Feel Good Friday” by making cards for Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Moore to thank them for always helping find just the right book. J. Larry Newton’s first graders challenge you to ask yourself, “What can you do to make someone else feel good this week?”

Bayshore Collects Food Items for Hurricane Ida Relief

Thank you to all of the Bayshore Christian School students & families for their support in our Hurricane Ida Relief Drive. We collected 950 non-perishable food items that will be taken by a local church to Louisiana!

Art at St. Michael

Advanced Art II students at St. Michael are working diligently on their still life projects, under the direction of Jessa Pippin. We can’t wait to see their masterpieces!

Fairhope West Classes Create Cars in Assembly Line

Mrs. Kier and Mrs. Hattaway’s 6th grade social studies classes at Fairhope West Elementary concluded their unit on the Industrial Revolution by creating mock Model T cars in an assembly line.

Synergy Lessons at Bay Minette Elementary

Students in Katie Williams’ 4th grade class at Bay Minette Elementary are practicing using synergy. The students had 10 minutes to plan their tower, and once the work began they couldn’t use their voice to communicate in any way. The tallest tower at the end of 10 minutes wins!

English as a Second Language at Old Shell

ESL student at Old Shell is using appropriate learning strategies to construct academic vocabulary, and she’s practicing writing skills.

We’ve got Spirit, Yes We Do!

We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you? Students and teachers had a great homecoming week at Robertsdale Elementary. Go Bears!

Daphne East Class Learns About Slow Change

Mrs. McFeely’s class at Daphne East Elementary School were learning about slow changes to land. Weathering and erosion cause slow changes. Friday they made their own hoodoos.

Perdido School Butterfly Garden

The fifth grade classes at Perdido School are so excited to see baby caterpillars in their Jill Jones Pollinator Garden. Last year’s fifth grade classes helped to prepare the garden for pollinators of all kinds, but students are especially hopeful to see Monarch eggs and caterpillars. The school plans on hosting a Monarch tag and release for the butterflies that they help to raise in the coming months.
The butterfly garden was installed to honor the memory of Gifted teacher Jill Jones who died earlier this year due to cancer. The garden was designed by teacher Danielle Brown and under her direction, the students assisted in placing all the components. Other contributors included Laura Smith with Baldwin County Soil and Water Conservation, Maureen Phillips, and Carol Lovell-Saas with Biophilia Nature Center Nursery.

Kellen Lincoln Selected as President of the Alabama South District FFA

The Baldwin County Board of Education recognized Kellen Lincoln for her selection as President of the Alabama South District FFA. Taking part in the presentation included, from left, Superintendent Eddie Tyler, Kellen Lincoln, School Board member Mike Johnson, and Kendall Mowdy, Career Tech Director.
Kellen Lincoln is a junior at Baldwin County High School where she has been actively involved with FFA since her 9th grade year when she attended her first Alabama FFA State Convention. In that first year she competed in many FFA events that include FFA Creed speaking contest, FFA livestock judging and showing livestock. Kellen served as BCHS FFA Secretary during her sophomore year (2020-2021) while attending virtual school and coming to BCHS for her Intermediate Agriscience class so she could be an active member of her FFA Chapter. Kellen also continued her livestock showing projects, competed in the FFA public speaking contest where she finished in first place at the county level, first place at the south district FFA competition and went on to compete in the State FFA contest in public speaking. Kellen also competed in State Livestock judging and did extremely well. During her sophomore year she participated in District Officer interviews where she was awarded the Alabama FFA South District president.
Kellen is part owner in Lincoln Cattle Company where she raises her own cattle and has a custom meat business where she sells packaged beef. While serving as our South District FFA President, she makes visits to other chapters in the district doing informative presentations about the FFA. “Kellen has a very active role in agriculture by severing our local FFA as Junior Advisor, assisting in helping our FFA members train show calves and running her farm where she has cattle and chickens,” said FFA sponsor David Garrett. “Kellen is an excellent role model for our students and we are happy to have her as a member of BCHS FFA.” Andy Jones also serves as a sponsor for the FFA at Baldwin County High School.