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Student Spotlights – April ’22

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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!
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Encore Ensemble Members at All-State Choral Festival

Encore Ensemble Members At All State Choral Festival

Members of Fairhope High School’s Encore Ensemble auditioned and were selected for the Alabama Vocal Association All-State Choral Festival, which was held in Birmingham on March 10-12. These select students studied  pieces of music for All-State on their own time and were part of an elite choir under the clinician and conductor Dr. Jabarie Glass. They performed six songs in front of several thousand audience members. Pictured on this very windy day are ensemble director Diane Ham and FHS students in the honor choir, Rawlin Hoffman, Jonah Nelson, Grayson Harris, Leila Price, Noah Trull and John Thomas Freeman.

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GSMS Art Cake Decorators

GSMS Art Cake Decorators

Ariana Daily and Reese Wood were selected as the winners of the Gulf Shores Middle School Advanced Art class Cake Decorating Contest. While learning about the art occupation, Cake Decorator, the students were asked to design cakes for various cultural events including, Day of the Dead, Brazilian Carnival, Holi, Diwali, Chinese New Year and Junkanoo. The advanced artists researched the festivals and designed cakes that portrayed the festival. Mrs. Brenda, owner of A Specialty Bakery in Gulf Shores, jumped on board and wanted to take the designs of the two lucky students and bring their cake dreams to life.

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SFHS Prom King and Queen

SFHS Prom King and Queen

It certainly was an Enchanting evening for Prom 2022! Congratulations to Prom Queen, Ella Caldwell, and Prom King, Duncan Floyd. Many thanks to the Junior class for hosting a great night and to our fabulous Prom Ladies: Angie Phillips, Ariel Kirby, & Morgan Soutullo for making it all come together!

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Foley ES has New Book Vending Machine

Foley ES has New Book Vending Machine

It was an exciting day at Foley Elementary as they held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new book vending machine! Students have the opportunity to earn tokens for free books! The first students chosen were those that met their AR goal for the first three quarters! We’re so proud of them all! We’re excited to have the first book vending machine in the county!

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LEAD Program at Summerdale

LEAD Program at Summerdale

Through the LEAD program, 6th grade students were able to experience the effects of drugs and alcohol usage by using altered goggles.

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Book Parade at J. Larry Newton

Book Parade at J. Larry Newton

J. Larry Newton School had a great book parade as the students dressed in costumes representing their favorite books!

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Engineering Design at Bay Minette ES

Engineering Design at Bay Minette ES

Mrs. Garrett’s 5th Graders at Bay Minette Elementary used the Engineering Design Process to plan, build, and test parachutes.

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Bayside Academy’s Special TWOsday Project

Bayside Academys Special TWOsday Project

On this special TWOsday (2/22/22), Bayside Academy’s Lower School students collected cereal boxes for Prodisee Pantry. The hope was to collect at least 222 boxes of cereal, and the students surpassed the goal by donating more than 2×222! Pictured, Bayside 4th grade students pass cereal boxes to Ray, a dedicated Prodisee Pantry volunteer.

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Daphne MS Diamond Dolls

Daphne MS Diamond Dolls

Daphne Middle School Daphne Diamond Dolls girls mentoring group had the opportunity to visit the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Our girls were shown so much love, as well as valuable insight to guide their future goals, dreams, and college endeavors!

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Rainbow Fun at Fairhope East ES

Rainbow Fun at Fairhope East ES

In Science/STEAM Lab at Fairhope East Elementary, kindergarten students learned all about rainbows. They made rainbow milk and created their very own rainbow milk Picasso picture. The kiddos also explored the Rainbow Cave where they were able to see the colors of a rainbow through a glass of water using a flashlight. “Rainbow Fun!”

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Bayshore Christian School Student Invited to Sail on USA Team at Regatta in Netherlands

Bayshore Christian School Student Invited to Sail on USA Team at Regatta in Netherlands

Congratulations to BCS student Joe Comer for being invited to sail on the USA Team at the Magic Marine Easter Regatta in the Netherlands. The regatta dates are April 11-18th, and he is one of 15 kids chosen from the US to compete against over 100 sailors from Germany, Great Britain, Finland, and Belgium. We are so proud of you Joe!

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Mardi Gras Parade at St. James

Mardi Gras Parade at St. James

St. James Episcopal school students celebrated Mardi Gras with their annual Mardi Gras Box Parade. Students used boxes to create their “floats” and had fun parading through campus!”

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Fairhope East Classes Receive Robots through STEM Grant

Fairhope East Classes Receive Robots through STEM Grant

Thank you, Ingalls Shipbuilding! Mrs. Hood’s Fairhope East STEAM classes have been exploring their new Kibo robots! These hands-on educational robots engage young students to learn STEAM concepts through play and creative self-expression! Fairhope East students were given these amazing resources through a $5,000 STEM grant awarded by Ingalls Shipbuilding! These STEM grants are designed to recognize and support excellence in STEM education by providing funds to enhance public and private K-12 school programs. Thank you, Ingalls Shipbuilding, for your support of innovative teaching and learning!

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DEES Club Creates Bulletin Board

DEES Club Creates Bulletin Board

Daphne East Elementary Future Teacher Club created an encouraging bulletin board for students about ACAP testing!

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Students Study Shakespeare at Spanish Fort HS

Students Study Shakespeare at Spanish Fort HS

Ms. Poole’s freshmen classes at Spanish Fort High School are presenting on the Elizabethan Era and Shakespeare introductions before they begin their Romeo and Juliet unit.

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St. Michael Students Design Dragster

St. Michael Students Design Dragster

St. Michael seniors in Mr. Jon Hall’s Engineering class used CAD software to design a CO2-powered dragster and used computational fluid dynamics software to improve the dragster’s aerodynamics.

The final dragster designs were 3D printed and raced against each other in a double-elimination tournament. Graham Roh finished first and Caroline Nickelson finished second in the dragster races! Congratulations Cardinals and future engineers!

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Students at Nature Connect Learn about Water Cycle

Students at Nature Connect Learn about Water Cycle

The students at Nature Connect Outdoor School in Fairhope have been enjoying some of the warmer weather down by the creek. They have been learning about the water cycle!

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Buddy Reading at Foley ES

Buddy Reading at Foley ES

A group of Mrs. Rockstall’s students at Foley Elementary came to buddy read with Mrs. Sullivan’s second grade class. What an awesome group of fifth graders!

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Renaissance School Students Visit Rollins College

Renaissance School Students Visit Rollins College

Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore 11th graders visit Rollins College in Winterpark, FL.

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DHS Winterguard Teams Win Awards at Florida Competition

DHS Winterguard Teams Win Awards at Florida Competition

Congratulations to the Daphne High School Varsity and JV Winterguard Teams on their award-winning performances at The Escambia, FL Competition. Varsity finished in 3rd place in their division and JV took home 1st place in their division.

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CTKCS Chess Teams Place in Final League Matches

The CTKCS chess team traveled to Causey Middle School to compete in the final chess match of the season recently. Our middle school team won second in the league, while in individual play, Andrew Kiernan came in first place. Our elementary school team came in 3rd, in individual play, Jackson Miller came in third place. Congratulations to all the CTKCS players for their hard work and dedication!

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Robertsdale Navy JROTC Places 1st at ROV Competition

Robertsdale Navy JROTC Places 1st at ROV Competition

Discovery Hall Programs hosted the second annual Alabama SeaPerch ROV Competition on March 12, 2022. Robertsdale Navy JROTC placed 1st overall, and 1st in Obstacle and Mission Course. As the Alabama Seaperch Regional Champions, we qualified for the International SeaPearch Challenge this summer in Maryland. Congratulations to Robertsdale Navy JROTC. Your hard work and dedication has proven itself.

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CTKCS Scholars Bowl Team Takes 2nd At Regional

CTKCS Scholars Bowl Team Takes 2nd At Regional

The CTKCS 21-22 Scholar Bowl Team took 2nd place in the Regional Scholars Bowl Tournament. Eighth grader Andrew Kiernan earned an All-Star Top Score Medal at the State Championship, coming in fourth in total points scored among all the competitors at the tournament.

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Annual Bayshore Benefit at Bayshore Christian School

Annual Bayshore Benefit at Bayshore Christian School

BCS celebrated its 14th annual Bayshore Benefit this past month! Thank you to all of sponsors & supporters for making this event such a success!

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Reading is Fun at Summerdale School

Reading is Fun at Summerdale School

Students at Summerdale School enjoyed their visit from Thing 1 and Thing 2 along with reading The Lorax while discussing the environment. They were then asked if they could change a liquid to another state of matter. If they could, how? Students were challenged to predict what would happen after shaking the liquid for a period. Then students put the challenge to the test shaking and having fun. We read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss and enjoyed tasting it on a small piece of bread.

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Bayside Academy Inducts 42 into National Honor Society

Bayside Academy Inducts 42 into National Honor Society

On March 14, Bayside Academy inducted 42 students into the Patsy T. Phillips chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Congratulations to the following inductees: Sam Beall, Elle Brown, Samuel Carpenter, Blai Cebrian-Claramunt, Elizabeth Chen, Katie Clements, Caroline Crum, Amelia Cunningham, Trae Duncan, Kylee Ellis, Wilson Engeriser, Kate Ginger, Lauren Godwin, Taylor Goodrich, Claire Hamilton, Josie Head, Sarah Higginbotham, Pierce Horton, Joe Howell, Hunter Hyderally, John Henry Johnson, Augusta Lane Jones, Joey Jones, John Will Kirkland, Zoe Makamson, Hudson McClure, Ryan McCullough, Miranda McDonald, Lillie McInnis, Trey McKean, Beverley Milteer, Millison Mixon, Marlee Moore, Cade Morris, William Morrison, Nicole Nager, John Thomas Neill, Cecil Pinkston, Ty Postle, Jonah Rubio, Victoria Rutland, and Cooper White.

The Patsy T. Phillips chapter of the NHS is an organization whose objectives are to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all students of Bayside Academy. Once inducted, members of NHS are expected to continue developing the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Pictured: Bayside Academy’s newly inducted members of the Patsy T. Phillips chapter of the National Honor Society.

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Book Fair at Bayshore Christian School

Book Fair at Bayshore

BCS 4th annual Book Fair was such a fun event! Thank you to all of our students, parents, and volunteers for making this event a success!

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St. Michael Science Olympiad Team Competes Virtually

St. Michael Science Olympiad Team Competes Virtually copy

St. Michael competed in Science Olympiad for the first time this year. On Feb. 12 they competed virtually against 8 other schools. Results: 4th place – Disease Detectives – Margie Cowles and Lily Navarre; 3rd place – Ornithology – Will Ramsay and Asheton Sawyer; 2nd place – Astronomy – Rory Andrews; 2nd place – Rocks and Minerals – Lily Navarre; 2nd place – Bridges – Michael Prouty and Andrew Corbett.

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Archery at Renaissance School

Archery at Renaissance School

Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore students participate in 4H Archery during PE.

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J. Larry Newton First Graders Lead Morning Meeting

J. Larry Newton First Graders Lead Morning Meeting

First grade students in Mrs. Vivar’s class at J. Larry Newton School led their morning meeting and math calendar time today. These learning activities are so important and helpful to build student confidence and improve speaking and listening skills for many different situations. So proud of these kids for being a leader in their learning!

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W.J. Carroll Students Participate in SEEDS 5K and Fun Run

W.J. Carroll Students Participate in SEEDS 5K and Fun Run

Students, families, and faculty at W.J. Carroll finished well at the 2022 SEEDS 5K and Fun Run in Daphne. Congratulations to our sister school, Daphne Elementary, for taking home the trophy for the most participants registered! We want to thank our community, partners, and families for supporting all of our Daphne Schools!

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Central Christian Students Get Scuba-Certified

Central Christian Students Get Scuba Certified

Each student in Central Christian School’s Marine Biology class is completing their Scuba Certification.

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STEAM Lab at Robertsdale ES

STEAM Lab at Robertsdale ES

Ms. Gore’s first-grade class at Robertsdale Elementary School enjoyed being engineers in the STEAM Lab. They rotated to various STEAM stations and using their imaginations, designed objects such as Playdoh sweets, Lego fire stations, and wooden buildings.

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Celebrating Seuss and Central Christian School

Celebrating Seuss and Central Christian School

Mrs. Newman’s K5 class is Celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 118th Birthday.

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FEES Students Meet the Governor

FEES Students Meet the Governor

Fairhope East Elementary fourth graders had the best day touring our state’s capitol and meeting our governor!

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SFMS Students Attend Alabama All-State Choral Festival

SFMS Students Attend Alabama All State Choral Festival

Congrats to Spanish Fort Middle Mrs. Stewart’s selected Choir members for getting the opportunity to attend the Alabama All-State Choral Festival

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CTKCS At Regional Science Olympiad

CTKCS At Regional Science Olympiad

Select CTKCS Junior High students recently participated in the Regional Science Olympiad competition. Team members placing in the top 3 in some of the competitions include: Gianna Barfield and Wells Sawyer for anatomy and physiology, Henry Ashe and Andy Cisneros for meteorology, and Andrew Kiernan and Patricio Garcia for Disease Detectives. Congratulations!

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Playground Construction at Renaissance School

Playground Construction at Renaissance School

Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore’s new playground is almost complete!

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Poetry at Fairhope West ES

Poetry at Fairhope West ES

Mrs. Keenan’s language arts class at Fairhope West Elementary School, culminated their poetry unit with recitations of their chosen poems at the “Keenan Cafe”.

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J.L. Newton Student’s Artwork Displayed at State Capitol

JL Newton Students Artwork Displayed at State Capitol

We are so proud of our very own 4th grade student, John Mello! John’s artwork was selected for an Honorable Mention award at the 2022 Alabama State Superintendent Art Show!

He is one of three students from Baldwin County that had artwork chosen to be displayed at our state capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Alabama State Superintendent’s visual Arts Awards Ceremony and reception will take place March 9, 2022 at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama. John is pictured with JL Newton art teacher, Davina Gwin (left) and JL Newton Vice-Principal, Mrs. Lynn Smith (right).

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St. Michael Sailing Team Wins 1st Place in Regatta

St. Michael Sailing Team Wins 1st Place in Regatta

Shout out to our St. Michael Sailing Team for winning 1st place at the Northshore Cup Regatta at Pontchartrain Yacht Club. Robert Montgomery and Graham Rose traveled to Mandeville, LA. to compete with 8 boats on the water. After 6 long races, St. Michael tied in points. They earned the overall win with a bullet in the last race. Congratulations Cardinal Sailors!

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Bayside Academy Students Rank Superior in Theatre for Youth Festival

Bayside Academy Students Rank Superior in Theatre for Youth Festival

Six middle school students from Bayside Academy competed in the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s Theatre for Youth Festival on March 5th in Montgomery. This was Bayside’s first theatrical competition, and the girls represented the school well, receiving four medals of Excellence and nine Superior medals (the competition’s highest scoring category). All Bayside students received Superior marks in their acting events. Listed are the students, their events, and their accomplishments: 7th grade: Lily Lumpkin: Superior Solo Musical, Superior Solo Acting. 6th grade: Lila Clark: Excellent Solo Musical, Superior Solo Acting; Caroline Ernest: Excellent Solo Musical, Superior Solo Acting; Mary Carlisle Williams: Excellent Solo Musical, Superior Solo Acting. 5th grade: Sadie Murphy: Excellent Solo Musical, Superior Duet Acting; Drew Williams: Superior Solo Acting, Superior Duet Acting. Pictured left to right: Sadie Murphy, Mary Carlisle Williams, Lila Clark, Lily Lumpkin, Caroline Ernest, and Drew Williams.

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Foley HS Students Learn How to Sew

Foley HS Students Learn How to Sew

Mrs. Smith’s Art 3 and 4 students at Foley High School recently learned how to sew. Students used their new skills to sew sculptures, also known as stuffed animals.

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Fairhope HS FCCLA Competes at State Leadership Conference

Fairhope HS FCCLA Competes at State Leadership Conference 1

30 – Fairhope High School FCCLA did awesome at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Montgomery. They earned 1st place and Gold Medals in Interpersonal Communications, Silver Metals in Event Management, Career Investigations, and Chapter Service Project Display, and Bronze in Focus on Children.

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Bayshore Eagles Wrestling Team Finishes 7th in State

Bayshore Eagles Wrestling Team Finishes 7th in State

The Bayshore Eagles wrestling team finished the season in 7th in the State in 1-4A with two state placers and a State Champ. Zeke Dernlan is a State Champ! William Rainer and Caleb Heger finished in 3rd place at the State Tournament. This is a tremendous accomplishment by these Eagles! Congratulations to Zeke, Caleb, and our Senior and team captain William Rainer!

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Pi Day at Fairhope HS

Pi Day at Fairhope HS

Mrs. Knight’s AP Calculus students at @fairhopehigh spent Pi Day using the techniques they have learned while studying volume by revolution to calculate the volume of various candies.

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DHS Students Earn Gold Medal in FCCLA Competition

DHS Students Earn Gold Medal om FCCLA Competition

Congratulations to Daphne High School FCCLA students, Margaret Premo and Ben Tapley, who earned a gold medal in their ALAFCCLA competition. Also, congratulations to Mrs. McCollum, DHS FCCLA sponsor.

Their hard work and dedication was unmatched! 3 fun filled days of leadership training, competition and networking. A HUGE thank you to SEEDS Supporting Educational Excellence in Daphne Schools for always supporting our students and their success.

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Rainbows at OBES

Rainbows at OBES

Mrs. Hampton’s class at Orange Beach Elementary School is learning about rainbows and did a STEM project to make a rainbow.

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Rockwell ES Reflections Winners

Rockwell ES Reflections Winners

Congratulations to Rockwell Elementary school Reflections winners who were recognized at last night’s PTA meeting! Thank you to all who participated!

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Fairhope High School Sailing Team Wins First!

Fairhope High School Sailing Team Wins First

Congratulations to Fairhope High School Sailing Team! Out of several teams competing on a truly a cold, wet & windy weekend at Fairhope Yacht Club, Fairhope High School won first place at the “wet & cool regatta”. Pictured are Coleman Kennedy, Layton Duggar, Elijah Healy, Silas Healy, & Gavin Valentine. Not Pictured is Chandler Taloney & Charlie Tickle.

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NHS Inductions held at Baldwin County High School

NHS Inductions held at Baldwin County High School

Baldwin County High School held a ceremony to welcome its 47 newest members into the National Honor Society. As each new member was inducted, they signed the official membership book. The ceremony concluded with the lighting of the candles from current to new members as it made it all around the full circle. The four pillars of the academic honor society are to foster scholarship, service, leadership and character. New members include seniors Christopher Bennett, Edward Clark, Charlie Miller, Tamichael Neal; juniors, Alania Brown, Kelsey Burford, Rian Dunn, Ella Stapleton, Hannah White; and sophomores Madison Anderson, Samantha Boykin, Saylor Bryant, Emily Byrd, Savannah Cale, Conner Cash, Jackson Cassady, Taylor Chain, Kathryn Daniels, Ruby Day, Lauren Donald, James Emmons, Daelyn Fine, Brooke Godwin, Savannah Grace, Alfonzo Griffin, Angelina Grubbs, Payton Guy, Bailey Harris, Lorna Hester, Jaxson Hughes, Bryant Johnson, Elia Johnson, Calob Koehrsen, Shadyn Marion, Rae’unna Mims, Tyler Musgrove, Drace Nelson, Matalynn Padgett, Joshua Rice, Katie Rieben, Hannah Robinson, Kinsey Seals, Kaiden Smith, Kensley Smith, Shelby Stewart, Jayla West and Stacie Wilson. NHS officers include Kylie Hall, president; Andrew Donald, vice president; Arianna McMahill, secretary; Andrew Guy, treasurer; Amelia Turner, historian; Emma Johnson, sergeant-at-arms. Chapter sponsors include Kassandra Robbins, Donna Johnson, Judy Bridges, Tabetha Davis, Chantelle McPherson, Norleisha Lewis, Misty Byrd, Claire Celaya, Amy Boykan, Claire Turner, Alex Homan and David Garrett.

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Using Dr. Seuss Stories to Teach Foley ES Students Science

Using Dr. Seuss Stories to Teach Foley ES Students Science

Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew and the Oobleck is the perfect introduction to matter! Students made Oobleck, which has the properties of both solids and liquids.

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BCHS Golf Team Honors Former Teammate by Wearing his Name on their Hats

BCHS Golf Team Honors Former Teammate by Wearing his Name on their Hats

Members of the Baldwin County High School Golf Team are paying homage to a former teammate by wearing his name on their hats this season. “Shackelford” is embroidered on each team cap, a nod to Blayne Shackelford who died in a car crash in 2020.

Blayne was a member of the varsity golf team from seventh through twelfth grades and spent countless afternoons at the golf course, working to become a better player.

Coach Richie Nobles said the idea originated with teammates A.J. Nobles and Matthew Franklin, who played alongside Blayne. “The loss of Blayne affected the guys tremendously. But in the same gritty spirit that Blayne had, they decided to put his name on their hats. The character traits that Blayne exhibited were admirable and worthy to be acquired,” Nobles said. “So each time they put their hat on, they remember. When someone asks about that name being on their hat, they are prepared to share about Blayne and the impact he had on them. We all miss him terribly but are so thankful to have been a part of his life and he of ours.”

Team members include A.J. Nobles, Matthew Franklin, Cade McDill, Austin Vilborg, Langston Lewis, Andrew Ellis, Gavin Jerkins, Landon Cain and Luke Aplin.

His mom Elizabeth Koziol wished the team good luck on the season and thanked them for their kind gesture. “Blayne loved you all and shared so many good times with you,” she shared. “I know he’s proud of each one of you. Thank you for honoring him, makes my momma heart proud. Go Tigers.”

Blayne’s family and friends are also working to carry on his legacy by awarding scholarships to BCHS senior students. They also hope to build an indoor practice facility named “The Shack” that Blayne often talked about with Coach Nobles.

The second annual Blayne Shackelford Memorial Golf Tournament will be held May 13 at Holly Hills Municipal Golf Course.

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Robertsdale HS Students Build Fishing Rods

Robertsdale HS Students Build Fishing Rods

Students in Mr. Kelley’s Fish and Wildlife class at Robertsdale High School Bear Nation built their own fishing rods!

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Central Christian School Donates Jars of Jelly to Food Pantry

Central Christian School Donates Jars of Jelly to Food Pantry

Central Christian School’s high school Outreach class delivered 140 jars of jelly to Prodisee Pantry. They were BERRY grateful to receive such a GRAPE donation!

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Fairhope Junior City Council’s Camellia Crosswalk

Fairhope Junior City Councils Camellia Crosswalk

After a little weekend weather delay, the students were up early on Sunday morning to install their artwork on Bancroft. The camellia was chosen as the project’s subject due to the flower’s rich history in Fairhope. The design depicts the blooming of the “Irrational Exuberance” camellia.

Special thanks go to Assistant Public Works Director George Ladd and Andy Kenny with the City, the Fairhope Police Department and Coastal Alabama Community College Fairhope campus director Mandy Bezeredi, Graphic Design & Animation Instructor Kristen Barnhill and Animation & Visual FX Instructor Steven Hussey for their assistance in the project.

FJCC members include Ellie Herrick, Grayson McKean, Galey McKelvain, Rafael Olivier, Ann Lyles Tapscott, Isabella Tran, Ellery Scott, Joe Solomon, Josie Linn and Addison Spears.

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J. Larry Newton Students Visit Pelican’s Nest

J. Larry Newton Students Visit Pelicans Nest

Mrs. Murrell’s Super Scientists had a great time at the Pelican’s Nest. They learned so much about Mobile Bay and our natural habitats in Baldwin County. Mrs. Hardman was the best!

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Hoops for Heart at St. Michael

Hoops for Heart at St. Michael

The St. Michael Health & Wellness Club sponsored a “Hoops for Heart” basketball game during Advisory period on March 8th. Student members of the club played against Mobile Arcdioces seminarians! Students paid $5 to watch the game and raised $750 for the American Heart Association! The seminarians won by 1 point!

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Fairhope HS Soccer Team Wins Island Cup Tournament

Fairhope HS Soccer Team Wins Island Cup Tournament

Congratulations to the Fairhope High girl’s soccer team for winning the Island Cup tournament in Gulf Shore.

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Fairhope HS Art Students Create Art for Arts and Crafts Festival

Fairhope HS Art Students Create Art for Arts and Crafts Festival

Art 2 students, Joe Solomon, Adrian Foutch, Claudia Catar, and Lena Amare created the Art work titled “Platinum Jubilee” for the Arts and Crafts Festival.

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Baldwin County Virtual School Students Attend Jousting Tournament

Baldwin County Virtual School Students Attend Jousting Tournament

Baldwin County Virtual School 7th and 8th-grade students attended a Jousting Tournament hosted by Summerdale School. Fun was had by all and Maria (6th grade) was chosen from the crowd to shoot a watermelon from a trebuchet.

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Sheriff’s Office Donates Dodge Charger to Automotive Class at SBCT

Sheriffs Office Donates Dodge Charger to Automotive Class at SBCT

Thank you to Sheriff Mack and the Baldwin County Sheriffs’ Office.

They donated a decommissioned 2007 Dodge Charger to the Automotive Technology class at South Baldwin Center for Technology. We are very appreciative of the partnership that we have with the Sheriff’s Department.

The Charger will become a vital part of the instruction for our students. It’s reassuring to know that our community cares about the education of the students in Baldwin County.

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Fairhope West Students Visit Alpaca Farm

Fairhope West Students Visit Alpaca Farm

It was a great day for a field trip to the Hummingstar Alpaca Farm! Mrs. Bumpers’ 4th grade Project Jubilee students spent the day with the alpacas. While there, they learned all about the animals and were able to complete a needle felting project using the alpacas’ fleece.

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Congratulations to the 2021 Lemonade Day Entrepreneurs of the Year

Congratulations to the 2021 Lemonade Day Entrepreneurs of the Year

Congratulations to the 2021 Lemonade Day Entrepreneurs of the Year, Emily and Sophia Owen. They were awarded two brand new ‘pink lemonade’ bikes from the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce at Progress Bank in Daphne.

Emily and Sophia are in 4th and 5th grade and attend W.J. Carroll Intermediate School. They participated in the 2021 Lemonade Day last September. Lemonade stands were set up around Fairhope, Daphne and Spanish Fort. Their profit and business plan were submitted to the National Lemonade Day program for review.

“We enjoyed the day so much and the kids were absolutely adorable” says Tully Cruthirds of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited for this year’s Lemonade Day happening May 7. This program allows kids an insight to what it takes to operate a successful business.”

Lemonade Day teaches 3rd – 6th Graders how to start, own, and operate their very own business, a lemonade stand! Kids learn about creating their own success when they learn to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan, and achieve their dreams.

By sparking entrepreneurship, we prepare today’s youth to become the business and community leaders of tomorrow. Lemonade day is May 7, 2022.

For more information about Lemonade Day please contact the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce at officeadmin@eschamber.com or follow the event on Facebook, https://bit.ly/37oGQ3i.

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Three Baldwin County Students Honored at Visual Arts Exhibit Reception in Montgomery

Three Baldwin County Students Honored at Visual Arts Exhibit Reception in Montgomery

Three Baldwin County students were honored at the State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit Reception at the Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. Over 600 works of art were submitted for consideration to the state-wide prestigious art exhibit and only 60 pieces were selected to receive recognition. Each school district in the state can submit 20 pieces of art for consideration and Baldwin County had three students earn recognition in their grade category.

School student Fynnegan Stanford won a 1st place award, Alyssa Morrow of Elberta Middle School received a 3rd place award, and J.L. Newton student John Mello received an Honorable Mention. Fynnegan and John, along with their art teachers Tamera Wilbourne and Davina Gwin, were on hand to receive their certificates and prizes from State Superintendent Dr. Mackey. Fine Arts Supervisor Amy Plunkett received Alyssa’s prizes on her behalf since she and art teacher Linda Hill were unable to attend. Family members also attended the ceremony and reception in honor of the winning students. Congratulations again to Fynnegan, Alyssa, and John.

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Daily Life Skills at BMMS

Daily Life Skills at BMMS

BMMS students in Mr. Peterson’s class are learning daily life skills such as using a screwdriver!

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STEM Fair Held at Coastal Alabama Community College

STEM Fair Held at Coastal Alabama Community College

Another successful STEM Technology Student Association (TSA) County Competition which was held at Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette. Around 150 students from all middle and high school STEM programs competed in designing, problem solving, and critical technical skill competitions.

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Fairhope East Receives STEM Grant for Educational Robots

Fairhope East Receives STEM Grant for Educational Robots

Thank you, Ingalls Shipbuilding! Mrs. Hood’s STEAM classes have been exploring their new Kibo robots this week! These hands-on educational robots engage young students to learn STEAM concepts through play and creative self-expression! Fairhope East students were given these amazing resources through a $5,000 STEM grant awarded by Ingalls Shipbuilding! These STEM grants are designed to recognize and support excellence in STEM education by providing funds to enhance public and private K-12 school programs. Thank you, Ingalls Shipbuilding, for your support of innovative teaching and learning!

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Bayside Academy Students Excel in Visual Arts Achievement Program

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Bayside Academy is pleased to announce our First Place winners and also our Honorable Mention winners in the 2022 Visual Arts Achievement Awards sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. The Visual Arts Achievement Program provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work, and offer opportunities for advanced training beyond high school.

Bayside students won first place in five out of eight categories. These first place winners will advance to the state level of competition. Honorable Mention Group 1: Photography: The Greatest View – Garrek Snell ’26; Computer Image: Obscured Insight – Penny Snell ’27. First Place Group 2: Painting: Interlaced – Isabelle Rutland ’24; Photography: Flora – Nina Dowhan ’24; Computer Image: Perception – Ethan Dull ’22; Sculpture: Frida En Mariposas – Maggie Britt ’23; Mixed Media: Modern Byzantine – Anna Grace Spitzer ’25. Honorable Mention Group 2: Painting: Green with Envy – Elizabeth Ernest ’24; Mixed Media: Free as a Bird – O’Melia Macpherson ’22. Pictured: Front row: Anna Grace Spitzer, Isabelle Rutland, Nina Dowhan, and Ethan Dull. Back row: Elizabeth Ernest, Garrek Snell, and Penny Snell. Not pictured: Maggie Britt and O’Melia Macpherson.

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Baldwin County Virtual ES Book Challenge Winners

Baldwin County Virtual ES Book Challenge Winners

Baldwin County Virtual Elementary School first brother/sister duo 40 Book Challenge Winners! Jackson is a 3rd grader in Mrs. Walden’s Class and Jayna is a 5th grader in Mrs. Whiddon’s Class. What a great way to cap off our Read Across America Week!

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Daphne HS Project Outreach St. Patrick’s Day Party

Daphne HS Project Outreach St. Patricks Day Party

Daphne High School Project Outreach had so much fun at our St. Patty’s Party! We decorated shamrocks and had some awesome green snacks with friends.

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Foley ES Students Learn about Levee System

Foley ES Students Learn about Levee System

Mrs. Welch’s class at Foley Elementary learned about Hurricane Katrina and the levee system! They then planned, created and tested their model levees!

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STEAM at SFES

STEAM at SFES

Bringing STEAM to life at SFES! Mrs. Carmen Flammini along with the STEAM Lab and 4th grade classes are studying soil composition of our new school construction site. Mrs. Flammini is the Urban Regional Extension Agent for Mobile and Baldwin County through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Among some of the lessons that are being taught by Mrs. Flammini are a soil pit analysis, plant growth in different types of soil and using the Engineering Design Process to create a prototype to prevent soil erosion. We are so excited for this opportunity for our 4th grade students!

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Baldwin EMC Youth Tour Delegates Visit Montgomery

Baldwin EMC Youth Tour Delegates Visit Montgomery

Montgomery-bound! Baldwin EMC ’s 2022 Youth Tour delegates hit the road to Montgomery to meet elected officials, tour capital landmarks, and interact with other Youth Tour delegates from across the state! Congratulations to Camille Bailey from Robertsdale High School Bear Nation, Mayme McFarland from Foley High School, Angela Mondragon-Olvera from Fairhope High and Kayleigh Thomas from Spanish Fort High.

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss at Bay Minette ES

Celebrating Dr. Seuss at Bay Minette ES

Mrs. James’ class at Bay Minette Elementary celebrated Dr. Suess well with Green Eggs and Grinch Juice.

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Special Visitors at Robertsdale ES

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Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Lori’s Pre-K class at Robertsdale Elementary School had two special visitors today. Thank you, Cpl. Jeff Brown with ALEA and Mrs. Denise Cowling, our very own RBDE Clerk.

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Daphne ES Wins 2022 Trojan Cup

Daphne ES Wins 2022 Trojan Cup

Congratulations Daphne Elementary School for winning the 2022 TROJAN CUP. Over 400 runners! Great job supporting your school!

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Daphne East ES Red Ribbon Winner

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Brody McDavid, Daphne East Elementary School Red Ribbon Week Leadership Award winner, delivering more snacks and drinks to our Eastern Shore Urgent Care as part of our Daphne feeder pattern project to Stuff the Bus for our healthcare workers! Thank you, healthcare workers!

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W.J. Carroll Intermediate Students Visit State Capital

W.J. Carroll Intermediate Students Visit State Capital

W. J. Carroll Intermediate School students learned first-hand about Alabama history while visiting the State Of Alabama’s capital in Montgomery.

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Guest Readers at Silverhill ES

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Mrs. Lenise Ligon was a guest reader in Mrs. DiMario’s kindergarten class for Read Across America. She works at our local FoxNews station in Mobile. Panini Pete was also a guest reader in Mrs. DiMario’s class. He is a restauranteur/chef owning several local restaurants in our area. He has also been featured on the television channel, the Food Network.

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Geometry at Fairhope West ES

Geometry at Fairhope West ES

Mrs. O’Donnell’s class at Fairhope West Elementary used cubes to build rectangular prisms then calculated the volume of their shapes!

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Students Work towards Technical Career

Students Work towards Technical Career

Students enrolled in the AMT 101 course through Coastal Alabama Community College at The Fairhope Academy are learning how to verify Ohms Law through building electrical circuits and verifying the outcome with a multimeter. So proud of these students and their dedication towards their future technical career.

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Daphne Middle School Compass II Life Graduation

Daphne Middle School Compass II Life Graduation

Another great group of young men completed the program.

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