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Student Spotlights – March ’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!

Elberta HS Symphonic Band Performs at Annual Concert Band Clinic

The Symphonic Band at Elberta High School was one of two high school bands selected to perform at the 49th Annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic at Troy University. On Thursday, Feb. 3, the symphonic band performed five musical selections to a theatre full of band students, band directors, university students, staff, and guests. The months of hard work paid off and the performance was beautiful and flawless. The band program at Elberta High is under the direction of Josh Cockrell and is assisted by David Collins. It was a huge honor for the Elberta High Symphonic Band to be selected to perform at the SEUS Clinic. It has been several years since any Alabama high school band has received an invitation to perform. Curriculum Leader Michele Haddock was the emcee for the concert. Principal Branton Bailey, Fine Arts Supervisor Amy Plunkett, and many family members were in attendance to support the band students and Mr. Cockrell. Congratulations to the dedicated and talented band students at Elberta High School and their wonderful director Mr. Cockrell.

STEAM at Spanish Fort MS

8th grade gifted students in Mrs. Ramirez’s classes at Spanish Fort Middle School were full STEAM ahead! They constructed a variety of circuits, worked on a 3D model of the Statue of Liberty and learned to crochet. They tested their speed and skill while playing Perfection, Jenga, and Rubik’s cubes. They also explored their artistic talents through drawing and bead-making.

Foley ES Students Write to PET Pals

Brandon from Foley Elementary School loves to write to his pet pal, Chester. Not only is Brandon a fabulous writer, he has a giving heart. Chester will love his new treats and toys.

Bayside Academy Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

Bayside Academy had three seniors sign letters of intent on February 2, 2022, to play collegiate sports:

  • Luci Wilkinson (volleyball) – Jacksonville State University
  • Jackson Olsen (cross country) – Lees-McRae College
  • Gerrit Robbins (lacrosse) – The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Pictured: Bayside Academy seniors Gerrit Robbins, Luci Wilkinson, and Jackson Olsen

Renaissance School Debuts Musical

Renaissance School students debut the musical Descendants, Jr at the Junior Theatre Festival in Sacramento, CA.

Celebrating Kindness Month at Daphne East ES

Daphne East Elementary School is kicking off Kindness Month at #theeast! Peer Helpers gave out kindness wristbands to all students as they arrived at school! Thanks to Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation for providing the wristbands!

“Twosday” at Foley ES

It might have been Wednesday but Ms. Smith’s second graders at Foley Elementary School were celebrating “Twosday”. Students had a fun-filled day of learning and celebrating being a second grader on 2/2/22.

Daphne HS Kick Line

The Daphne High Jubilee Girls placed 10th in UDA Nationals for Small Varsity Kick Line. This is their first season competing in Kick. Congratulations!

St. Michael Athletes Sign to Play with Colleges

Congratulations to the following St. Michael athletes that signed to play in college! Pictured from left to right: Caroline Bailey – Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (volleyball), Ally Mavar –  University of Alabama Birmingham (cheer), Claire Hayes – Birmingham Southern College (volleyball), Austin Maloney – Birmingham Southern College (football), Donovan Garrett – Troy University (football), Luke Edmiston – Birmingham Southern College (football), Aidan Casey – Birmingham Southern College (lacrosse), Grant Bryars – Spring Hill College (bowling), Juliet Petruzelli – Loyola University New Orleans (volleyball). We are so proud of these Cardinals and wish them the best next year!

SFHS Winterguard Participates in First Competition of 2022

Congrats to the Spanish Fort HS TORO Winterguard on their first competition of the 2022 season! Very proud directors and staff on the start of their season!

BCHS Fishing Receives Donation

Baldwin County High School Fishing received a big financial boost thanks to The Fly High Goose Foundation. The team was presented a $7,000 donation by Foundation members Amber Johnson and Tanner Boots. The Foundation was formed in the memory of Adrian “Goose” Johnson, a 19-year old Stockton resident who died in a tragic vehicle accident in 2019.

The mission of the Foundation is “To inspire generations and enrich the lives of youth by demonstrating and supporting activities for those who love the outdoors.”

Since its inception, the Foundation has provided funding to several local projects, schools and non-profit organizations with plans to continue that legacy of giving in the future.

Magnolia School 6th Graders Compete in South Region Stock Market Game

Congratulations to the Magnolia School Project Jubilee 6th grade team for earning 4th place in the South Region 4th-8th grade Stock Market Game. By investing in stocks such as Home Depot and Toyota, they increased their stock portfolio by almost $10,000 in 8 weeks!

St. Michael Coach Has 400th Win

Coach David Offerle had his 400th win as a coach when the Varsity Girls Basketball at St. Michael defeated Mobile Christian on February 4th. Congratulations Coach O!

BCHS Female Wrestler Wins State Championship

Tamara Reed is the only female member of the Baldwin County High School Wrestling Team and now she is a state champion. She is also a trailblazer, becoming the school’s very first state champion for wrestling. Tamara defeated three opponents at the Alabama All-Girls State Wrestling Tournament to earn the title. Coach Josh Andrews said she won her first match by pinning her opponent in 19 seconds and her second in just 20 seconds. She advanced to the state championship match and won after pinning her opponent in 48 seconds.

“I’m extremely proud of her, not just for winning state, but for the type of person she is,” Andrews said. “She is a great student and athlete.” Tamara has been a part of the BCHS Wrestling Team for three years and this marked her first appearance at state. “She had an outstanding showing,” Andrews said. Though she is currently the only female member of the team, Andrews said he hopes that changes soon. “I’m extremely excited she will be returning next year and I hope this can increase the number of girls interested in wrestling at Baldwin County High School.”

While Baldwin County High School has had a wrestling team since 2015, this marked only the second year for the Girls State Championship. There were a total of 41 teams competition for team and individual championships.