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Student Spotlights June ’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!

Daphne Middle School Student Placed First in Art Contest.

Evilllyn Aguilar, a 7th grader at Daphne Middle School, placed first in the middle school division in the art contest sponsored by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance.  This competition took place during the recent Zydeco Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores.  Evillyn received a ribbon and $75 for her accomplishments!  Mrs. Sherry Bittinger is the art teacher at Daphne Middle School.

Spanish Fort's Zachariah Hixon, Future Teacher Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Spanish Fort’s Zachariah Hixon, the Baldwin Proud Future Teacher Scholarship winner. This is a four-year renewable scholarship as long as he stays on an education track. Even more exciting is that Zachariah wants to be a MUCH NEEDED high school MATH teacher!!

BCV Secondary School Principal Holly Resmondo Awarded Troy University Access Administrator of the Year

Congratulations to Baldwin County Virtual Secondary School Principal Holly Resmondo who was awarded the Troy University Access Administrator of the Year. Mrs. Resmondo received the regional award today from representatives from Troy University. Also on hand for the presentation were Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler, Assistant Superintendent Marty McRae, Secondary Supervisor Tiffany C. Goldschmidt, Ed. S., and BCVS Assistant Principal Stacey “Rocky” Moore.

Fairhope West Elementary Amazing Shake Finalist and Winner

Congratulations to our Amazing Shake Final Four and to our winner, Maddie Miller! These young ladies presented speeches and answered interview questions today for our audience. They all did an outstanding job! This competition has been so much fun, and our students have learned so many essential life skills and social skills. A special thank you to our wonderful judges for taking time from their busy schedules to invest in our Fairhope West students. We are so proud of all of our AMAZING kids!

FFA Students Learned About Shearing Sheep

Baldwin County High School’s FFA students learned about shearing sheep and the wool they produce with a hands-on lesson. The school has one “Gulf Coast” hair sheep on campus as part of its Agriscience Program. Teacher David Garrett said the students like seeing Shaun the Sheep’s wool grow throughout the year and how it must be sheared once a year. “We teach our students that we wait until the weather warms up, so she does not get too cold at night,” he said. “The students learn how to shear the sheep using mechanical shears and that the wool is cut in close to the skin so it will produce wool with long fibers, so the wool comes out in one single coat of wool.” Garrett said as part of the lesson, the students learn about products that come from wool production such as lanolin, and the history behind the breed and the important roll these sheep had in the early days of settlement in Alabama. “We let the students feel the wool and understand how hot she is under the wool and how much better she feels after the wool is removed. The wool then is donated to anyone who wants to use it.” The Agriscience Program at BCHS is under the direction of David Garrett and Andy Jones. In addition to livestock, the program also plants crops, completes woodworking projects and learns the business side of farming as well. The FFA members also take part in educational excursions to working farms, tour colleges and take part in competitions and conventions.

Spanish Fort High School Student Named Outstanding CoOp Student 2022

Spanish Fort High School student Jovana Brown was awarded Baldwin County Outstanding CoOp Student 2022. No surprise here, Jovana works hard, is efficient, and takes responsibility in everything she does. She’s also a favorite among our customers and her teammates. We are proud of this one and can’t wait to see her continued success at Auburn University School of Nursing. Shout outs to North Baldwin Center for Technology, Ace Hardware, Spanish Fort High, City of Spanish Fort.

Gulf Shores Middle School Students Place in the Zydeco Youth Art Competition

Congratulations to the two Gulf Shores Middle School art students that placed in the Zydeco Youth Art Competition. Alyssa Goff, 8th grade, placed 2nd and Isis Eberly, 7thgrade, received the Honorable Mention award.

Fairhope West Elementary Creates Ecosystems

Mrs. O’Donnell’s class and Mrs. Workman from Fairhope West Elementary School teamed up with Mrs. Flammini from 4-H to create our own ecosystems for our classroom! We can’t wait to partner with 4-H on future outdoor classroom experiences.

Girl Scouts Enjoy a Special Tea Party and Earn Badges

Girl Scout Troop 8345 recently enjoyed a special tea party at Rex Courtyard in downtown Bay Minette. Sarah Butterworth gave the girls a presentation on dinner party etiquette and manners. She is the 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent for Baldwin County and is affiliated with Auburn University. Troop members were working on the following badges: Daisies – Zinnia Petal (learning the Girl Scout law “Considerate and Caring”); Brownies – Making Friends; and Juniors –  Social Butterfly. Photo courtesy Girl Scout Troop 8345.

Fairhope East Students Use Butterfly Garden in STEAM Learning

Mrs. Luckie’s class at Fairhope East Elementary had caterpillars that they watched turn into butterflies! Mrs. Turner’s class is studying insects, so they went to the butterfly garden to release them and find bumblebees, ladybugs, and aphids! Teamwork makes the STEAM work!

Foley Middle School Track Teams Shine at County Championship Meet

CONGRATULATIONS to the Foley Middle School boys and girls track teams who competed in the middle school championship meet at Gulf Shores. The girls came away as the 3A County Champions. The boys came away as the 3A runner-ups! We are very proud of both teams. Zi’Morah Foster was named the 3A girls MVP for the 2nd year in a row with a perfect score of 24 points finishing 1st in the 100m, 200m, and long jump. Clay Gray was named the 3A boys MVP with 18 points finishing 3rd in the 100m, 2nd in the 200, and 1st in long jump. Other participants with great finishes included Jayda Kinsey with 2nd place finishes in the 100m, 200m, and long jump; Darron Overton with a 4th place finish in the 200m and 3rd place in the 400m; Nevaeh Johnson-Sanders had a 2nd place finish in the 400m; Nevaeh Rogers had a 2nd place finish in the 800m, Charlicia Odom won the discus and 2nd in shot put; Olivia Lanier finished 3rd in discus, Brooklyn Tolbert won the shot put; Adan Tamayo won the triple jump; Amiyah Carvin won the triple jump; and Jamya Bronson finished 2nd in the triple jump. The boys 4 x 400 which included Zahaven Lymon, Rashaud Robertson, Darron Overton and Rylan Pedalino finished 2nd and the girls 4 x 100 team which included Mikayla Sanders, Amiyah Carvin, Jamaya Bronson and Ashanti Bell finished in 1st place.

Spanish Fort High School Junior Plays with the Million Dollar Band

A GREAT DAY! Bradley Kelso, a Spanish Fort High junior participated recently at The University of Alabama A-Day game and played with the Million Dollar Band. Kelso plays the baritone. #baldwinproud

Spanish Fort High School Announces New Principal

Spanish Fort High School extremely excited to announce our new principal, Dr. Shannon Smith! Dr. Smith has been a Toro for several years now, serving our students and community as an assistant principal. She has a heart for academics, extra-curriculars, and most importantly, students! Congratulations, Dr. Smith! We are looking forward to the future!

Fairhope East Elementary Alabama Species Initiative

Fairhope East Elementary students are teaming up with the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Pelican’s Nest Science Lab, and Baldwin County Public Schools for the Alabama Species Initiative.

During this project the students will have the opportunity to study a local Alabama species, discover why we need to be aware/protect their habitat and learn from a guest scientist that studies the species! After completing research, the students will create a poster to help bring awareness to their species. We can’t wait to see all the amazing awareness posters our students create.

Grade Level Species:
Kindergarten- Sea Turtles
First Grade- Sharks
Second Grade- West Indian Manatees
Third Grade- Brown Pelicans
Fourth Grade- Horseshoe Crabs
Fifth Grade- Bottlenose Dolphins
Sixth Grade- Oysters

Foley Middle School National Junior Honor Society

“50 seventh graders were inducted into the Foley Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.” “The following students were chosen by their peers to serve as club officers: Elias Samayoa (Secretary), Khloe Doffee (Vice President), Adrina Johnson (Treasurer), and Alexis Ables (President).”