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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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

Bayside Academy’s 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.

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!

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!”

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!

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!”

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!