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.
J. Larry Newton School Earns RAMP Status
J. Larry Newton School is officially a RAMP School! The RAMP program recognizes schools that are committed to delivering comprehensive, data-informed school counseling programs. Mrs. Evans and former counselor Mrs. Davis worked very hard last year alongside administration, staff, and students to implement criteria to receive this recognition. Thank you, ladies for your dedication to our school and students!
BCVS presents Alice in Wonderland
The Baldwin County Virtual School’s Pelican Players present Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland performed in cooperation with Dramatic Publishing. In this adaptation by Charlotte Chorpenning, Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and meets a color cast of psychedelic creatures as she makes her way through the garden to the trial. Will she make it back to Margaret and her dear cat, Dinah? Or was it all just a dream?
Friday, March 25th at the Fairhope Civic Center at 7 PM. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Director, DD Payne, at email@example.com or at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Children under school age are free. General Admission seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Baldwin County FFA Team Practices on the Farm
Baldwin County High School FFA livestock judging team recently practiced at two different farms as it prepares for the Alabama FFA Association contest in March. Albert Miller and Emily Miller let the team use their hog farm to judge sows. Ellis Rodgers allowed the team members to look at his Rodgers Ranch Show Cattle herd so they could judge steers, heifers and cows. “We are extremely blessed to have farmers who care enough about the next generation to allow us to see their hog and cattle operations,” said David Garrett, BCHS Ag teacher. “These FFA members had a great experience.” Team members include Raven Ryland, Kaleigh Seale, Laurel Palmer and Kellen Lincoln. The FFA program at Baldwin County High is under the direction of Garrett and Andy Jones.
Family Science Night at Swift Consolidated
Everyone had a great time at Swift Consolidated Elementary’s Family Science Night! Learning new things can be so much fun!
Studying Sound at J. Larry Newton
Mrs. Vivar’s first grade class at J. Larry Newton School is busy in science lab identifying objects based off the sounds they make. Some objects were easy to identify, like the token, but others were hard, like the piece of foil. They think that the heaviness of the object is what makes it easier to identify, because it makes a louder sound.
Daphne HS Class Researches Careers
Students in Coach Chamberlain’s English class at Daphne High School Trojans spent the past few weeks researching careers. Recently they presented their findings to the class. The class will rotate in small groups through each person’s presentation where the presenters will explain what they investigated, what they discovered, and why their chosen profession has (or in some cases had) appeal to them.
NBCT Cosmetology Students Learn in Simulated Work Environment
There is nothing as impactful as one-on-one instruction. Cosmetology students at the North Baldwin Center of Technology learn in a simulated workplace environment. Vicki DeFee works with the students by demonstrating and teaching workplace skills to ensure her students are career-ready. Here, the students work on their wig-making and braiding skills. North Baldwin Center for Technology in Bay Minette serves students from Baldwin County High, Spanish Fort High, Daphne High schools, and Baldwin County Virtual School. For more information about the courses offered, visit https://www.bcbe.org/nbct
Fairhope East Class Wins Golden Paintbrush Award
Mrs. Burress’ kindergarten class at Fairhope East Elementary won the Golden Paintbrush award for outstanding achievement in visual arts! We are so proud of you!
Fairhope HS Men’s Ensemble Performs Perfectly at State Assessment
Fairhope High first Men’s Vocal Ensemble sang at the Alabama State Assessment, where they performed before a judge in a closed setting. They brought back a “Perfect” score of 88/88- and the judges side note of – Superior Plus!
J. Larry Newton Holds Educational Wax Museum
J. Larry Newton School parents loved learning from the students at the 4th grade wax museum! Who knew learning could be so fun?
Dictionary Dig at Foley ES
These 6th graders at Foley Elementary School went on a Dictionary Dig with their spelling group!
CTKCS Student Wins Spelling Bee
Two years in a row! Congratulations to Christ the King Catholic School eighth-grader Andrew Kiernan, who correctly spelled “neuroticism” to win the Mobile/Baldwin Catholic Schools Spelling Bee for a second consecutive year. Andrew will participate in the state finals March 26 in Birmingham!
Bayside Academy Senior Selected as Candidate for US Presidential Scholars Program
Bayside Academy senior Walker Watson has been named a 2022 candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.” Application to the program is by invitation only.
Renaissance School Students attend School Choice Rally
Renaissance School students, parents and staff create living history and receive the most incredible civics lesson ever while attending a School Choice rally in Montgomery at the Alabama State House.
SFHS FCCLA Students Participate in Nutrition Competition
Speaking; Jonah Sanders 1st Pace Tractor Driving; Alex Newsom 2nd Place Creed Speaking.
FCCLA students competed in the Baldwin County Competition recently. Congratulations to Emily Harp, Ashlyn Hudson and Sophia Fisher for placing first in the Level 3 Sports Nutrition Event! They won this event two years in a row! Bankstyn Langley, Ryann Turner and Sophia Walters placed second in Level 2 Sports Nutrition. We had several other students that participated in the Beef Cookoff as well!
Kindness at Silverhill ES
Silverhill Peer Helpers read “Will You Be the I in KIND?” to classes across the campus.
SBCGT and NBCT Students Place in SKILLS USA Competitions
Congratulations to all the SBCT and NBCT students and their instructors who participated in the SKILLS USA district competitions in Evergreen. From SBCT, Mrs. Moreno’s 3 cosmetology girls took second in group project and Mr. Kirby’s welding student sealed second place in welding.
Robertsdale ES Students Learn about US Presidents
Robertsdale Elementary School kindergartners have been learning a lot about great U.S. presidents. They loved making “log houses” after learning that Abraham Lincoln (a.k.a. Honest Abe) grew up in a log house.
Science Grant Awarded to CTKCS Teacher
Science Rules! Junior High Science teacher Mrs. Williams received a grant from Ingall’s Shipbuilding for $4,972 that will be used to purchase 20 Seaperch ROV kits for class. The project will focus on students learning STEM concepts such as: tool safety and usage, circuits and electronics, principles of buoyancy, pressure, water displacement, and fluid mechanics, and understand the basics of using ballasts and floats.
Five Bayside Academy Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
Congratulations to Bayside Academy seniors Ty Hartman, David Klimjack, Angus Ladd, Ben VanDerHeyden, and Walker Watson for being named National Merit Finalists! As finalists, Ty, David, Angus, Ben, and Walker will be considered for National Merit Scholarship awards to be offered this year.
Not pictured: Angus Ladd
STEAM at Newton School
J. Larry Newton School STEAM assistant Mrs. Sheppard, helped Mrs. Jackson’s class engineer towers out of marshmallows and toothpicks during STEAM lab! The kids had so much fun learning from each other!
Fairhope West ES Classes Visit Estuarine Research Reserve
Mrs. Bumpers’ Project Jubilee classes at Fairhope West Elementary had a great time visiting Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They learned about estuaries, marine debris and various ways to help the environment.
100th Day at Belforest ES
Well, you’re never too OLD or too BRIGHT to celebrate the 100th Day of School! Kindergarten students and PreK at Belforest Elementary have accomplished SO much. What a way to celebrate!
Encouragement at Mathis ES
At Florence B Mathis Elementary School, the color Blue is for encouraging others. Mathis Elementary students like to see everyone succeed!
Chase the Gator Visits Spanish Fort ES Car Line
Spanish Fort Elementary had a surprise visit from Chase the Gator in car line! Don’t forget to register for the SFEEF Gator Chase benefitting Spanish Fort Schools!
Spanish Fort ES Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Valentine’s Day Breakfast at Spanish Fort elementary with our special friends at Project Outreach.
St. Michael Student Receives Athlete of the Year Scholarship
Congratulations to St. Michael Senior Graham Roh, who was awarded the Athlete of the Year Scholarship and Award from Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys.
STEAM at Robertsdale HS
Robertsdale High School Art had a great day of training with the #BCBEFullSTEAMAhead class. It’s always fun learning from Allie, our STEAM instructor, and Kacie with the Pelicans Nest Science Lab!
Perdido Lady Raiders are County Runner-up
The Perdido Lady Raiders ended the season as the 1A County Runner Up. Carley New and Lillie Roberts were also selected for the All-Tournament team. The Lady Raiders closed out the season with an overall 8-3 record with all three losses falling to the team that eventually won the championship: St. Michael’s Catholic School.
Coach Lori Rider said she was proud of her team and their effort all season long. “We pulled out wins in close games against bigger schools. I’m proud of how they overcame adversity.”
Coach Rider said the team persevered and were constantly seeking ways to improve their game. “Playing sports during a pandemic is hard. A lot of things are out of their control but they never gave up despite their difficulties. They worked hard and became better every day. This is a special group all-around and I’m proud of them.”
The coach also extended her thanks to the “amazing” group of team parents who made sure the athletes were at practices and games on days when school was not in session.
Elberta MS Student Wins County Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the Baldwin County Spelling Bee winner, Jessi Dade. Jessi is an 8th-grade student at Elberta Middle School. The runner-up is Virginia Sulkosky from Daphne Middle School. Congratulations to all competitors.
St. Michael Students Design Bridges
These two St. Michael engineering students were recently recognized for designing the best bridges. Winning the “Silver Bridge Award” is Nico Kruse, who designed a bridge capable of supporting 163.1 pounds of weight. Earning the “Golden Bridge Award” is Recely Jones, who designed a bridge capable of supporting 166.2 pounds. Congratulations to Nico and Recely!
Baldwin County High School HOSA Team Sweeps Competition
Baldwin County High School swept the awards at the third annual HOSA Sports Medicine Competition at Foley High School. Forty students participated in the event that included students from BCHS, Spanish Fort High School and Foley High School. The competition consisted of a Foundations written test and a practical, an Intermediate/Advanced test and practical along with speed ankle-taping competition.
BCHS students took seven of the 10 spots in the Foundations from the written and moved on to the practical. BCHS students took four of the five spots for Intermediate/Advanced from the written and moved on to the practical.
The students swept the practical part of the competition for both Foundations and Intermediate/Advanced and won first, second and third place. The winners in the Written/Practical Foundations included Natalee Presley, first place; Stacie Wilson, second place; and Katie Rieben, third place. For the Written/Practical Intermediate/Advance, the winners included Ellie Powell, first place; Alex Wasden, second place; and Arionna Tutor, third place. In the speed taping competition, BCHS again took first, second and third place with the fastest time of 28 seconds. The top three included Ellie Powell, first place; Leighanna Turk, second place; and Alex Wasden, third place.
Teacher Brian Metz said he was really proud of the students and the effort they put forth. “They came in during their lunch periods to study and practice all of the skills they might be asked to perform in the days leading up to the competition,” he said. That hard work paid off in a big way. “This is the third year BCHS HOSA has swept the competition in the written test and practical, and the second year they have swept the speed taping portion.
Daphne MS Student Named Baldwin EMC Shining Star for January
Congratulations to this Shining Star! Seventh grader Daesia Lee from Daphne Middle School was chosen as the Baldwin EMC Shining Star Student for the month of January. Daesia was nominated for displaying integrity, innovation, accountability and commitment to the community.
Kindness Week at Rockwell ES
The Rockwell Elementary Peer Helpers kick Kindness Week off with encouraging words in Car Line!
W.J. Carroll holds Winter Social
Students at W.J. Carroll Intermediate School had fun during their Winter Social. Check out the fun event!
Spanish Fort MS Scholar’s Bowl Team Competes in First Meet
Way to go Toros representing SFMS at the first Scholar’s Bowl meet of the year at Fairhope MS.
Archbishop Visits CTKCS
Christ the King Catholic School welcomed Archbishop Rodi and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Miss Byrd, to campus on Tuesday, February 15. We began the day with the Archbishop celebrating our school Mass. After Mass, Archbishop Rodi and Miss Byrd spent the morning visiting each class.
Fairhope East Elementary 2nd Grade Market Day
Fairhope East ES students developed their own businesses. Then they designed and created products to sell. They each developed a marketing technique. It was such a fun learning experience! Things our students learned: • Solve problems with money • Explain production and distribution processes • Describe how scarcity affects supply and demand of natural resources and human-made products • Identifying examples of imported and exported goods • Describing the impact of consumer choices and decisions on supply and demand.
Fairhope MS Student Named Baldwin EMC Shining Star for December
Congratulations to this Shining Star! Eighth grader Zaylee Nanette Bradley from Fairhope Middle was chosen as the Baldwin EMC Shining Star Student for the month of December. Zaylee was nominated for displaying integrity, innovation, accountability and commitment to the community
2022 Baldwin County Honor Band
The following Central Baldwin Middle School Band students were selected to the 2022 Baldwin County Middle School Honor Band: (in order as in full group photo—L to R) Front: Kayla Ryals (Bb Clarinet); Rachel Randolph (Bb Clarinet); Anna Guarisco (Flute); Michael Robertson (Flute); Jack Courson (Alto Saxophone)*; Caroline Chang (Trumpet)*. Middle: Jordan Janey (Bb Clarinet); Ava Henderson (Bb Clarinet); Kathryn Moody (Percussion); Zoe Landry (Euphonium); Reagan Randall (Oboe)*; Gavin Hodges (Bassoon)*. Back: Richard Vega-Nava (Tuba)*; Madeline Smith (Tuba). Not Pictured: Britton Hilburn (Trumpet-Alternate); Lauren Spray (Percussion-Alternate). These students were selected as some of the finest young musicians throughout Baldwin County. Those marked with an asterisk (*) were selected as first chair players for their respective sections. The honor band event was held at Trojan Hall in early February.
Nature Connect Outdoor School Visits Mobile Bay
Nature Connect Outdoor School took a special trip to explore Mobile Bay. Weeks Bay Reserve joined them on the sand to talk about all the native fish and wildlife you might find!
Renaissance Students Visit Universal Studios
Renaissance School students experience living literature and science in action at Universal Studios Orlando.
World Kindness Day at Fairhope West ES
For World Kindness Day the Fairhope West Elementary School Peer Helpers were here to greet everyone as they got to school! They handed out silicone bracelets to every child reminding us all to be kind and respectful.
The Peer Helpers have also created the Wings of Kindness. These are hanging in the cafeteria as a cool photo op!
Students Make Edible Soil at Loxley Elementary
Miss Starr’s class at Loxley Elementary had so much fun making edible soil layer diagrams!
Robertsdale ES Class Creates Book
Robertsdale Elementary School 3rd Grade Project Jubilee students wrote, illustrated and published their book Amazing Creatures of the Sea.
SFHS Honor Band Concert
Congrats to Spanish Fort High School’s TORO Band members on a great performance at this year’s Baldwin County Honor Band Concert! Ethan Kueck – percussion; Carolyn Lippold – clarinet; Haley Childress – clarinet; Aubrey Fagan – clarinet.
Dental Awareness at Daphne ES
Mrs. Crabtree’s 2nd graders at Daphne Elementary were excited to hear about the importance of dental awareness from Dr. Morris. He spoke with the class about dental awareness for the month of February. Students received a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste!
SFHS Thankful for School Counselors
Happy National School Counselors Week to this incredible group of educators! They wear many hats to make SFHS a great place, but above all, they selflessly love and care for our students. Thank you for all that you do each and every day!
Bayside Academy Coach Named Alabama Girls High School Cross Country Coach of the Year
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its eighth annual High School Cross Country Coaches of the Year presented by the United States Marine Corps on Thursday, January 13. Bayside Academy’s head cross country coach, Joe Swagart, was selected as the Alabama Girl’s High School Coach of the Year. State-by-state winners were selected based on their teams’ performances throughout the 2021 cross country season. Among the factors taken into consideration were team score and placement at the state championships, margin of victory, performance against rankings if available, individual championships, and how their teams’ performances stacked up to previous years (e.g. first title in school history, consecutive titles, etc.). Both our young men and young women cross country teams won the 4A AHSAA State title this past November.
Coach Swagart said, “This would not be possible without the effort and determination of our athletes, their commitment to hard work, and their support of one another. We have a great group of kids who care about each other and work hard for each other.” He also states, “This is an award that speaks about our program – the athletes and coaches – as well as the support and sacrifices from my family. My hope is that we have a program where all athletes can reach their potential and feel supported in their efforts.”
We are very proud of Coach Swagart and his leadership of our cross country and track & field programs. He is in his 8th year at Bayside Academy. Here are his program’s accomplishments while here at Bayside Academy:
State Titles: 2021 4A AHSAA Men’s Cross Country; 2021 4A AHSAA Women’s Cross Country; 2020 1A-3A AHSAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field. State Runner-Up: 2021 3A AHSAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field; 2019 3A AHSAA Men’s Cross Country; 2019 3A AHSAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field; 2019 1A-3A AHSAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field; 2018 3A AHSAA Men’s Cross Country; 2018 1A-3A AHSAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field; 2016 1A-3A AHSAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field.
Pictured: Bayside Academy Cross Country Coach Joe Swagart (center) with assistant coaches Taylor Gray and Brittany Davidson
BCHS Fishing Team 6-Man Team Champions
County High School Fishing Team had four teams finish in the Top 10 at the Alabama Bass Nation High School tournament at Lake Martin, which drew 160 teams. BCHS was named the 6-Man Team Champions. The top teams from BCHS included: Keller Coston/Todd Powell, fourth place; Jed Defee/Conner Lanham, fifth place; Ryan Wright/Brody Lineberry, sixth place; Chance Bryars/Noam Bryars, eighth place. Coach John Black said the weather was a very cold 28 degrees and windy all day long. “I’m very proud of all 10 of our high school teams,” he said. This marks the second top five finish for the Defee/Lanham team and puts them in first place for the Angler of the Year. This also marked the second top 10 finish for the team of Bryars/Bryars which puts them in second place for Angler of the Year. Wright has the “Big Fish of the Year” with a 5lb. 5 oz. monster for Lake Martin. “If he holds this all year he will get a $1000 scholarship,” Coach Black said.
STEAM Night at Foley ES
Parents and students filled the hallways at Foley Elementary School for STEAM night. Students were so excited to show their parents what they do in the Robotics, STEAM, Library and other classrooms throughout the school.
Elberta MS Students Place 1st in Art Competition
Congratulations to these Elberta Middle School art students who won 1st place in the Visual Arts Achievement for District 1 in their categories. They will be moving on the State! Congratulations Mara Rogers, Ryan Propst and Alydrea Cruz! Way to go Warriors!
Project: Sweet Dreams at Elberta Middle School
Elberta Middle School FCCLA, Peer Helpers, and the Advanced Teen Connections class have been working together on Project: Sweet Dreams to make 200 pillowcases for the children’s hospital.
Stuff the Bus at Belforest ES
THANK YOU to Olivia P. and everyone that helped us stuff the bus at Belforest Elementary for our Red Ribbon Project! It was wonderful to say “thank you” to our healthcare workers.
Daphne HS Winterguard
Congrats to DHS Winterguard! 1st and 2nd places to JV and Varsity in the Eastern Shore Classic.
Fairhope East Classes Study Rock Cycle
Mrs. Farmer’s and Mrs. Conaway-Washington’s fourth grade classes at Fairhope East Elementary completed their unit on the Rock Cycle with STARBURSTS! Their experiment demonstrated how one type of rock could become another type of rock. They couldn’t wait to create their own rock cycle with such a fun and sticky way!
Fairhope West Students Perform Contraction Surgery
Mrs. Nisewonger’s first graders at Fairhope West Elementary performed contraction surgery! They performed contraction-ectomy surgery on each of their patients and successfully removed letters and added apostrophes. All patients are expected to make a full recovery.
Daphne ES Hosts Leader In Me Community Day
Daphne Elementary School felt fortunate to host leaders from area schools for a Leader In Me Community Day. The 3rd grade choir entertained. Their Student Lighthouse team served as tour guides.
Marine Science at Fairhope HS
Mrs. Jaynes Marine Science students at Fairhope High made classification sheets on marine organisms. They then did a gallery walk to view all the organism sheets. From there the students picked 10 organisms to create a dichotomous key on. Each group will grade another group’s dichotomous key to see how well they did.
Daphne MS Students Design Mock Trial
Daphne Middle School gifted students are on the lookout for cases to take to court. Today we brought cases against the wolf, the pigs, an illustrator, a cow, and a knight. Our big mock trial case hits the courtroom next week!
Baldwin County Students Place in State Superintendent’s Art Show
Baldwin County Public Schools had three art students receive recognition in the Alabama State Department of Education’s State Superintendent’s Visual Art Show. John Mellow, a 4th grade student at J. Larry Newton received an Honorable Mention Award in the elementary division. In the middle school division, Elberta Middle School 8th grade student Alyssa Morrow placed 3rd and Foley Middle School student Fynnegan Stanford was awarded the 1st place award. The students’ artwork will hang for one month at the Old Supreme Court Library of the Alabama State Capitol and students will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.
Baldwin County Students Win Scholarship Awards for Racial Justice Essays
The recent Commission meeting was memorable as we heard from several members of the Baldwin County community as they presented for Black History Month. The Baldwin County Commission was honored to be able to take part in congratulating the top three scholarship winners of the Racial Justice Essay Contest. First place winner, Mykayla M. Mason shared her winning essay with the Commissioners and all of those in attendance. We appreciate all of the work and thought that went into these essays. The winners of the Scholarship Awards include: • 1st Place: $2,000 – Mykayla M. Mason, Daphne High School junior • 2nd Place: $1,500 – Lonyla Henton, Foley High School senior • 3rd Place: $750 – Joshua McClellan, Spanish Fort senior • 3rd Place: $750 – Oliyia Ryan, Robertsdale High sophomore • Honorable Mentions: Collin Abston, Fairhope High School senior; Rhyannan McGuire, Foley High School freshman; Hayley Fancher and Dominic Luthje, Daphne High School seniors. Clarice Hall-Black spoke about the Community Remembrance Project Baldwin County, Alabama and what it means to Baldwin County. Maurice Horsey, the Convener for the Community Remembrance Project Baldwin County, Alabama gave the narrative of Reuben Sims and the Legacy of Lynching. Nancy Bolton-Beck and Kristi McClellan (Co-Chairs) of the Racial Justice Essay Contest presented the Racial Justice Essay criteria and recognized the judges and students that competed in the contest.
Daphne HS Students Place at FFA Competition
Congratulations to the following Daphne High School students for placing at the FFA County Competition: Nolan Crawford 1st Place in Public Speaking; Jonah Sanders 1st Pace Tractor Driving; Alex Newsom 2nd Place Creed Speaking.