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!
Spanish Fort High School Student Winners of the National Spanish Exam
Congratulations to the Spanish Fort High School winners of the national Spanish examinations for the year 2022! Students who were awarded honor certificates: Teagan Belcher, Liam Brown, Delaney Clough, Trenton Faust, Ashlynd Madden, Charlett Marcrum, Luke Moyer, Ashley Nimmer, Tehya Slade, Jeremiah Smith, Lucas Murphy, Taylor Barnhart, Aby Schoensiegel, Danieliz Fernandez and Ariana Rodriguez in the bilingual category.
Students who were awarded bronze medals: James Kennedy, Regan Buford, and Kyle Gaviria; Kate Sanders won in the bilingual category.
Students who were awarded silver medals: William Abernathy, Price Beall, Marley Hunter, Aby Lowe, and Jacob Marshall; José Gonzalez, Paul Rangel, Ian Echegaray won in the bilingual category.Students who were awarded gold medals: Eddy Gonzalez won in the bilingual category and Kaylyn Bryant won her second gold medal this year.
Spanish Fort High School Senior has Perfect Attendance K-12
A BCBE Commendation was awarded at the May 19th BCBE Board Meeting to Parker Reimensnyder from Spanish Fort High School. Parker is the only student graduating this year who has perfect attendance with BCPS from K-12th.
Gulf Shores Middle School Advanced Art Students Participate in The Memory Project
Four GSMS advanced art students were selected to participate in The Memory Project. The Memory Project gets its name from its first intention, which was to provide handmade, heartfelt portraits as special memories to children in orphanages. Now the intention has expanded to touching the lives of youth around the world facing many types of challenges, while opening our hearts and minds so they can touch our lives in return. These four portraits will travel to Sierra Leone, Africa. The students traced an outline of their hands on the back of the portraits as a way of symbolically touching hands with the child. This was a very fun project for my students, and I feel that making these portraits touched their hearts. Pictured: Kylie Dills, Phoenix Wallace, Marlie McCartney and Ariana Daily.
The Academy at Fairhope Airport Students Begin AMT115 Course
Students have started their first day in class for the AMT115 course here at the Academy through Coastal Alabama Community College’s dual enrollment. This course introduces aircraft structural assembly and rigging, helicopters, and required inspections.
Daphne High School Trojans
Elberta High School Warriors
Fairhope High School
Robertsdale High School Bear Nation
Spanish Fort High School
#ctebaldwinproud of these students.
Presenting the 2022 Utilities Summer Interns at Signing Day
Since last year’s internship was so successful with Riviera Utilities, 3 more Utilities Companies were able to come aboard, Gulf Shores Utilities, Daphne Utilities, and North Baldwin Utilities, to hire for a summer internship!
18 students were chosen (out of 45 well qualified students from the entire county who applied and interviewed):
MATTHEW METZ– Daphne High School
THADIOUS BOATRIGHT-Daphne High School
GULF SHORES UTILITIES:
COLIN GLENN– Foley High School
ETHAN JACOBSON-Fairhope High School
CATHERINE GUTHRIE-Foley High School
NORTH BALDWIN UTILTIES:
BRODY LINEBERRY-Baldwin County High School
KEILAN WATSON-Spanish Fort High School
NOAH HASKEW– Baldwin County High School
JADEN BENTLEY-Spanish Fort High School
BLAKE HOFFMAN-Spanish Fort High School
KENJARIUS HALL-Foley High School
JAVANI BESHEARS-ELLIS-Daphne High School
JOSEPH EICHER -Foley High School
EASTON WHATLEY-Foley High School
EMMA COLLIER-Elberta High School
GRACE JAMES-Elberta High School
ADAM BISHOP-Daphne High School
NATAN ANAYA-Daphne High School
As Alabama faces a significant and serious skills gap, this Riviera Internship will help our community to reinforce the value of technical careers to our economy and our youth while developing their skills. This workforce development system offers a seamless educational journey for individuals to enter in high demand career pathways at every stage of life too meet the current and future demands of business and industry.
Our goal is three-fold: to help students network within the community to bolster their career efforts, to provide a non-traditional way for RU to recruit and retain local talent, and to expose students to career options that lead to quality jobs right here in Baldwin County.
We give a huge thanks to Riviera Utilities with Sharon Cureton & team, Gulf Shores Utilities, North Baldwin Utilities, and Daphne Utilities for offering this opportunity for our students!
Thank you, Bridget Wilson from SAWDC!
Also a huge thanks to Mr. Mowdy with Baldwin County Career Technical Education, our amazing Career Coaches, and Mr. Tyler and Baldwin County Public Schools for making this happen! (Pictured here are some of the interns and utilities representatives)
Foley Elementary Hosts Field Day
Mrs. Dailey & Mrs Lucia’s class at Foley Elementary School had the best Field Day
Baldwin Virtual Students Learn Moon Phases
Who knew learning about the phases of the moon could taste so delicious? Baldwin Virtual Students learned about the different phases of the moon by using delicious snacks.
Daphne High School Air Force JROTC Receives Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award
AL-935 at Daphne High School Trojans has been selected as one of the units to receive the 2021-2022 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.
The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to high school students who are in the 9th to 12th grades.
Air Force JROTC is located in close to 890 high schools across the United States and at selected schools in Europe, in the Pacific, and in Puerto Rico. Air Force JROTC enrollment includes more than 125,000 cadets who do over 1 .5 million hours of community service each year. For more information contact Daphne High Schools s principal, J. Fletcher Comer or the Air Force JROTC department at Daphne High School, (251) 626-0096. (pictured here is The Air Force JROTC cadets after a 14-mile Bataan Death March Commemorative march earlier this year.)
Summerdale School Celebrates End of Year
Summerdale School celebrates the end of the school year with 2nd grade End Year breakfast, bubbles, and balloon fun. We hope everyone has a fun, safe summer!
Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore Studies the Great Depression
Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore students had a blast learning about the Great Depression in Mrs. Clemmons History Class! They created cookbooks inspired by that Era! Madison Deakle baked a Mock “apple” pie that used Ritz crackers instead of real apples!
Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore Raises Money for American Heart Association
Congratulations Coach Holly and Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore students! Together they raised over $1,800 for American Heart Association!
Foley Middle School Athletes Receive All-County Award
Congratulations to the Foley Middle School girls who received all county award in track and field. They were coached Coach Lankford.
Fairhope High School IB Hosts Signing Day
Just as the senior athletes have their signing day, Fairhope High School IB Seniors had their “Signing Day! The IB senior class will attend: Tulane, Yale, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Pitt, Rochester Institute of Technology, Furman, Mercer, Samford, Auburn, The University of Alabama, UAB, USM, and Birmingham Southern.
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Fairhope Middle School #6 in the State
A BCBE Commendation was awarded at the May 19th BCBE Board Meeting to Fairhope Middle. In the fall, U.S. News and World report ranked Fairhope Middle School #6 in the state for best middle schools. That was out of 455 middle schools. The rankings were based heavily on math and reading proficiency. They also considered overall proficiency levels as well as how well students performed compared to expectations considering the demographic and socioeconomic status of students. Almost all of the top 10 were magnet schools except for our Fairhope. For this honor, Superintendent Tyler would like to present Principal Angie Hall and her staff this letter of commendation.
Fairhope East Elementary Teachers Earn Certifications
Even the teachers from Fairhope East Elementary are Graduating!
Mrs. Dutton is a Baldwin County STEAM certified teacher.
Mrs. Wiles is now a certified eMINTS trainer.
Mrs. Hood completed her certification from the National ￼Institute for STEAM Education.
Daphne High School Men’s Soccer State Champs!
Daphne High School Men’s Soccer closed out the historic season with the Blue Map on display.
Fairhope West Plays Games 60s Style
Sixth graders at Fairhope West Elementary studied the 60s. Students dressed up and even played games that were made in the 60s.
I See the Moon and the Moon Tastes Good!
First graders at Fairhope East Elementary made edible moon phases. The Moon gets its light from the Sun. In the same way that the Sun illuminates Earth, the Moon reflects the Sun’s light, making it appear bright in our sky.
Daphne Elementary and Fairhope West Elementary Welcomed as Leader In Me Lighthouse Schools
Two letters of commendation was awarded at the May 19th BCBE Board Meeting to Daphne Elementary School and Fairhope West Elementary who were both welcomed into the Leader In Me Lighthouse family.
The Lighthouse certification is a highly regarded standard. The attainment of the Lighthouse certification represents a significant benchmark and it is evidence that a high standard has been met. Lighthouse Schools are extraordinary examples for other schools to follow; as such, they should be places anyone the world over could visit to learn about and be inspired by the strength of the leadership model operating.
Superintendent Tyler would like to extend this letter of commendation to Mrs. Benita Battle, principal of Daphne elementary school and her staff.
Superintendent Tyler would like to extend this letter of commendation to Mrs. Julie Pierce, principal of Fairhope West Elementary School.
Special Days for Some J. Larry Newton Students
Officer Sawyer has been a big ticket item for three special young men who saved and worked hard to earn sunrays to “buy” lunch with him. Instead of having lunch once with all three of them, he had three different days to have lunch with each student individually! Principal for the Day was a popular item at our recent PTO Spring Into Art fundraiser at Oak Hollow Farm. Lillian assisted Ms. Wolfe today at several awards ceremonies, and we believe she has a great future in administration.
Spanish Fort Elementary Project Jubilee Cardboard Arcade
Ms. Sheils’ Project Jubilee classes at Spanish Fort Elementary School rocked their Cardboard Arcade. They set up their games in the gym and each grade level was able to play the games during PE. Shout out to Ms. Sheils and all of her students who worked so hard. The games were awesome and made for such a fun day!!
Daphne High School Women’s Soccer Players Named All-County
Congratulations to Penny Warner, Alexia Charqueno, Dinuki Wickramanayake, and Abby Jordan from the Daphne High School Women’s Soccer Team on being named to the All-County team!
Silverhill Elementary School Teachers Emints Certified
Congratulations to Silverhill Elementary School’s newest Emints graduates, Mrs. Farias & Mrs. Kistler! We are all so proud of you!
Rockwell Elementary End of the Year Celebration
The Rockwell Elementary School fifth-graders had a fun afternoon to celebrate the end of their year. The students enjoyed water slides, fun games, pizza, cotton candy and much more.
J. Larry Newton 1st Grader Wins Alabama Species Initiative Awareness Poster Contest
Evelyn was the winner of the Alabama Species Initiative Awareness Poster Contest for 1st graders. She will be invited to Dauphin Island Sea Lab this summer to get a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to be a scientist! Way to go, Evelyn!
Loxley Elementary Wishes Retiring Teachers Well
Loxley Elementary won’t be the same without our retiring teachers. Have a wonderful rest, good and faithful teachers. You touched countless lives with your love and gift of education.
Fairhope High School Seniors Visit Fairhope West Elementary
Our Fairhope High School seniors recently returned to walk the Fairhope West Elementary School halls one last time before graduation. They high fived students and hugged former teachers as we all cheer them through campus. One senior was spotted bringing a thank you letter to his kindergarten teacher. A few of the grads even hung around to play some Field Day games. We’re proud of you Class of 2022! Once a pirate, always a pirate!
Foley Elementary Students Meet Students from Across the U.S.
Mystery Meet: 4th grade students from across the United States played a game of 20 questions to figure out in which state the other class was located. The students met other students from New York and New Jersey. My students were shocked to find out that they don’t serve sweet tea or grits in the Northern states.
Tylon Quaites to Represent Daphne High School at Alabama Governor’s School
We are very proud of Tylon Quaites for his accomplishments and excited he will represent Daphne High School at Alabama Governor’s School this summer. When asked about the opportunity, he replied, “I am grateful for the opportunity. I think it will be fun to push past my comfort zone with a different environment and new networking opportunities. The experience I gain in this setting will help me to prepare for college and will allow me to become more well-rounded as an individual.”
Tylon is an exceptional student in the International Baccalaureate program at Daphne High School. He is actively involved in many clubs and organizations on campus. He has a passion for fine arts in the film and music industry. His mother, Daisy Holliman, has been a major support system for him throughout his education.
It is an honor and a privilege to have Daphne High School represented at the Alabama Governor’s School this summer. Big thank you to the Daphne SEEDS Foundation for sponsoring Tylon Quaites to attend this year.
Robertsdale High School Baseball Players Named All-County
Congratulations to the Robertsdale High School baseball athletes who were named All-County for this season! Sage Givens, Ethan Smith, Aiden Macks, Ethan Parnell, Kobe Wiggins.
Elberta Middle School’s Rylee Mohler Exceeds Reading Goal
Huge congrats to Rylee Mohler’s reading accomplishments this year! Ms. Currie challenged her students to read 30 books but Rylee set her own goal much higher. Since August, Rylee has read 100 books!
Daphne East Elementary Future Teacher Club
The Future Teacher Club at Daphne Elementary School ended the year with a lesson on how to read to a class and then practiced what they learned by reading to KG and 1st grade classes over the last two weeks of school.
Tim Cook, Robertsdale High Alum Donates $100,000 to Band
Congratulations to the band students in the Robertsdale High School Golden Bear Band who learned today that Tim Cook, a Robertsdale native and alumni of RHS donated $100,000. New instruments including tubas, flutes, and horns were purchased. The students said it was like Christmas morning unwrapping the new instruments. Thank you Mr. Cook for continuing to support Robertsdale High School Bear Nation.
Daphne High School Teacher Kalee Mott Wins Grant
Congratulations to the BCMG 2022 Agriscience Grant Winner – Ms. Kalee Mott (Agriscience Teacher at Daphne High School). Grant money ($2,500) will be used for pots/plants/terrariums to be placed in classrooms and creating a model biophilic classroom in the new freshman academic building. Horticultural students will be responsible for researching/propagating appropriate indoor plants, providing instruction sheets for teachers, and weekly plant check-ups. They will also collect data using self-rated pre and post tests, questionnaires and nature journals.
(L-R) – Anita O’Connor (BCMG), Joni Trusty Euler (BCMG), Kalee Mott (Grant Winner), Priscilla Dabney (BCMG), Don Richerson (BCMG), and the Trojan Mascot. (news and photo courtesy of Baldwin County Master Gardeners)
Daphne East Elementary Crown of Character Winners
Congratulations to Daphne East Elementary Crown of Character winners for 4th quarter!
Mrs. Waddle: Saylor Leytham
Mrs. Cunningham: Dominik Johnson
Mrs. Wallace: Matthew McClurg
Mrs. Gamble: Emily Blanton (not pictured)
Mrs. Dawson: Lily Rowell (not pictured)
We gathered all of our Crown of Character award winners from the school year for an ice cream party on Friday. Thank you to The Junior Auxiliary of Eastern Shore for your partnership! Great job, students! You make us proud!!
Florence B. Mathis 6th Grader Shares Advice
One of Mrs. Nolte’s 6th graders at Florence B Mathis is seen giving one of Mrs. Carpenter’s kindergartener some sound advice about growing up and being his best self as he says his final goodbyes on his last day at Mathis Elementary. Shine bright future 7th graders and continue to make us proud.
Fairhope Student Honored at City Council Meeting
“We are so proud of Nell Hage-Wright who was honored at Monday night’s Fairhope City Council meeting as our first walker to participate in Walking School Bus from kindergarten through 6th grade. Way to go, Nell! She is pictured with Coach Cathy Hudson and Charlene Lee, director of the program.” (photo and news courtesy of Fairhope Schools Walking School Bus)
Elberta High School Student Morgan Kroll to be HOBY Ambassador
Elberta HS SGA is sending Morgan Kroll to be a HOBY ambassador at Troy University Leadership Conference this summer.
Daphne Elementary Celebrates Top Runners
Mighty Mighty Trojans! At Daphne Elementary’s Synergy Rally we celebrated our top runners in our Trojan Healthy Heart Running Program. To be a member of this elite group – 3 boys/3 girls – each student needed to run further than a marathon! This elite group of runners are our Gladiators and their names are now forever on The Trojan Warrior Cup!
Foley Elementary 6th Graders are “Glowing” Up!
Glowing up to seventh grade! Foley Elementary students celebrated the final days as sixth graders!
Foley Elementary Celebrates the End of the School Year
What a great year it has been at Foley Elementary! Mrs. Doffees class celebrated their year with, “The Doffee Choice Awards”. Students were recognized for their uniqueness! They walked the red carpet and ended it with a dance party!
Florence B Mathis Student/Faculty Basketball Game
Florence B. Mathis student basketball club took on the faculty and staff during a basketball game. The cheerleading club also joined in the fun.
Elberta Elementary Pricipal’s Award Winners
Congratulations to all of these outstanding Elberta Elementary School students. Each one of these students received the Principal’s Award for the 2021/2022 school year.
Fairhope High School Receives Donation
FHS gives a huge THANK YOU to Representative Joe Faust for his contribution to our Special Needs Playground and athletic programs.
Bay Minette Elementary Student of the Month Marcus Ulmer
Meet Bay Minette Elementary May Student of the Month, Marcus Ulmer. Marcus was recognized by BMES SRO for having a kind heart. During World Games he gave his turn to another student. Thank you Marcus for having such a huge heart!
Fairhope High School Names #10 in the State
A BCBE Commendation was awarded at the May 19th BCBE Board Meeting to Fairhope High School. Fairhope High School was named #10 in the state by US News and World Report. There were six factors focused on for this ranking including college readiness, reading, math and science proficiency, reading, math and science performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum, and graduation rates.
Superintendent Tyler would like to present this letter of commendation to Principal Jon Cardwell and his staff for this recognition.
Robertsdale Elementary Student Receives President’s Education Award
Congratulations to Locky Courson! He received the President’s Education Award today. Proud of his hard work and dedication!
Bay Minette Middle School Wins 3-D printer
Mrs. Markulj’s class at Bay Minette Elementary was designing and creating using their new 3-D printer. They won the 3-D printer from Learning Blade for completing 5,000 STEM Lessons this school year.
North Baldwin Center for Technology Employee of the Year
Congratulations to KC Betts for being chosen as NBTech’s Employee of the Year! KC is a student at Baldwin County High School and participates in our construction program. We are so proud of KC, his work ethic, and his willingness to stay committed to a task. Keep up the great work, KC!
Baldwin County Virtual School Open House
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Baldwin County Virtual Secondary School Open House on July 26 at 605 US Hwy. 98 Daphne, AL.
Two sessions will be held from 10am-11am and 2-3pm. Learn more about the school, activities, clubs, and curriculum, meet the teachers, take a tour, and participate in a question/answer meeting. Baldwin County Public Schools offers an award-winning virtual school option, the first of its kind in Alabama.
The dedicated Baldwin County Virtual School staff provides a rigorous, enriching state-certified curriculum that allows students to earn their high school diploma in a flexible online environment. For more information go to www.baldwinvirtual.com.
Baldwin County Virtual School Announces New Principal
Sarah Sadlis began her virtual teaching career with Alabama Virtual Academy in 2016 as a middle school English Language Arts teacher. Sarah spent six years with ALVA and during that time served as a departmental lead, master lead teacher, and assistant administrator. Sarah’s experience in virtual education has given her the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people to meet a shared goal of increasing student achievement and fostering school success. It is her firm belief that dedicated administration leads to passionate and enthusiastic students
and teachers. She attended the University of South Alabama where she received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education/Language Arts. She also holds a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from the University of West Alabama.
Sarah lives in Foley with her husband, Daniel, and their two dogs. In her off time, she enjoys reading, going out on the boat, and spending time with family and friends. A Baldwin County native, Sarah is extremely excited to come on board with Baldwin County Public Schools to serve as Baldwin County Virtual Elementary /Middle School principal. Some highlights for next school year include Partnering with BCVSS for electives, Creative Writing, Theater, Foreign Language, Career Prep A, Art & Music classes for K-6 students, Student clubs, In-person field trips.
St. Michael’s Class of 2022
St. Michael CHS is so proud of our 85 graduates and the Class of 2022… it was a beautiful evening in our courtyard to see them off!
St. James School Kindergarten Graduation
Congratulations to our St. James kindergartners on their recent graduation! Pictured from left to right are Marion Sirmon, Nahla Thomas, Vivien Butterfield, Baylor Pittman, Aliah Baez, and Alora Belli.
St. Michael’s Student Attends West Point’s Summer Leader Experience
Shout out to one of St. Michael’s rising seniors, Tradd McDaniel! Tradd attended West Point’s Summer Leader Experience in early June. Here he is seen working with his mechanical engineering team on their competition task…they had to figure out the combination of gears most efficient to pull up their weight…the teams competed for whose device could pull their weight up the fastest! Here’s to great things in the future for our rising student council President!
Christ the King Scholars’ Bowl Team Takes First Place
Congratulations to the Christ the King Scholars Bowl team for their first place victory at the Scholars’ Bowl Champions Competition on Thursday, May 19. Andrew Kiernan was the tournament MVP with the most points scored out of all the students competing. The team was also presented with the 1st Place trophy for winning all their matches in the league play during the year.
Delta Elementary ‘Multiplication Tournament of Champions’
Delta Elementary held their end of year ‘Multiplication Tournament of Champions’! Our competing finalists were: Haden, Gage, Brooklyn, Alli, Traisen, Landon & Garrrison. Landon took the win & is going home as multiplication champion! Congratulations Landon!!! Multiplication mastery was one of our student selected, class goals for the year! They have each crushed our goal this year !
Fairhope East Elementary Learns Scientific Method
Fairhope East Elementary Students had so much fun learning the scientific method with Mrs. Luckie’s class!
Christ the King 8th Grade Physics Carnival
The 8th grade class ended the year with their annual Physics Carnival. The students made a game showcasing a principle of physics they learned this year. Our 4th and 5th grade classes were able to attend the carnival and play the games. The 8th graders explained the physics behind the game. It was a great success!
Bayshore Christian School Grammar School Field Day
Grammar School Field Day was a HUGE success! It was the perfect, rainy day filled with laughter and fun! Thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible! #20YearsofBayshore
Bayshore Eagles Win 2nd Straight State Championship
Congratulations to the Bayshore Christian School Baseball team. The Eagles brought home their 2nd straight 1A State Championship!
St. Michael's Camp Cardinal
St. Michael’s Camp Cardinal sessions were a success this year! Camps were offered in: Ceramics, Volleyball, Football, History of WWII through Axis & Allies/History of Warfare though Star Wars and Dodgeball , Speed & Athletic performance, Essay writing, Watercolor, Mixed & messy media, Model UN, Cheer, Basketball, Painting.
Christ the King Peer Helpers Winner of Thriveway Acts of Service Contest
During the second half of the school year, Claire Cotney and Isabel Wingbermuehle, two CTKCS eighth grade Peer Helpers, met weekly with two first grade classes to present six P.A.T.H. (Prevention and Awareness for Total Health) curriculum lessons. The Peer Helpers maintained all of their other responsibilities while sacrificing their time to meet with the coordinator on a weekly basis to plan and prepare each lesson. CTKCS Guidance Counselor/Peer Helper Coordinator, Jan Quint, submitted their lessons to the ThriveWay Acts of Service Contest and the girl’s entry in “A Creative P.A.T.H.” category won 1st place and $500 for the CTKCS Peer Helper program. CTKCS implemented the Peer Helper program in 2015.
Bayside Academy’s Patrick Daves ’22 Named Mobile Optimist Club’s Athlete of the Year
Bayside Academy’s Patrick Daves ‘22 was recently chosen by the Mobile Optimist Club as the 1A-4A Athlete of the Year for the 2022 outdoor track & field season. A 17-time individual state champion and two-time team state champion in indoor and outdoor track & field, Patrick has no doubt left his mark at Bayside Academy. Patrick holds 13 school records and one state meet record, and he is currently a two-time All-American. Patrick will compete in the Brooks PR Invitational and New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the 110 meter hurdles later in June. We wish Patrick much success as he competes for the University of Alabama next school year.
Pictured: Bayside Academy Head Track & Field Coach Joe Swagart with Patrick Daves ‘22
Bayshore Christian School's Exceptional Equestrians
Congratulations to BCS students Kendal Burns and Leslie Anne Hall for their amazing achievements this year!
7th grader Kendall Burn won the Classic Champion at the Pensacola Hunter Jumpers Show Series at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.
8th grader Leslie Anne Hall won Grand Champion at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL for the AQHA/NSBA Sudden Impulse Show. We are so proud of you girls!
Lady Trojans 6th Man Club Golf Tournament
The Daphne High School Women’s Basketball Program will benefit
from the proceeds raised from the Inaugural Lady Trojans 6th Man Club Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope, AL. Registration will begin @ 7:30am with breakfast being served, followed by a 9:00am shotgun start. The 4-man teams will have a chance to take home amazing prizes along with the opportunity to drive home a new motorcycle provided by Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson who is serving as a Hole-In-One Sponsor. The event will recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams during lunch, which will be provided by Zaxby’s in Daphne. And to beat the heat, players can enjoy a cool refreshing cocktail from the Arnold Palmer Bar. Funds raised from the tournament will allow the 501(c)(3) nonprofit booster club theopportunity to enhance training facilities and equipment, help cover travel expenses for out-of-town games and reduce overall team fees associated. “This is such a fantastic program for aspiring female athletes. It is our goal to support the team, the coaches and the families of these
athletes,” states club President Kevin Luker. For more information pertaining to sponsorship opportunities available or details of the event contact Christy Wilson @ 251.391.7220. Teams can register online at
Bayside Academy’s Isabelle Rutland ‘24 Earns Prestigious Accolades
Bayside Academy student Isabelle Rutland ’24 is receiving huge praise for her artwork. In the past month alone, she won first place in the state of Alabama at the Visual Arts Achievement Program 2022 exhibition with her painting “Interlaced”, first place in the Baldwin County Trailblazer’s Chalk the Trail competition, an honorable mention and commendation from the department head in the 2022 Ringling College of Art & Design High School Art Contest, first place in the AISA State Art Competition, the Virtual Art Competition of Alabama, and a summer scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Visual Arts Achievement Program is produced by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The competition is open to every art student in the state of Alabama currently studying art in an academic art program.
The Chalk the Trail competition is sponsored by the Baldwin County Trailblazers and supports their mission to promote recreational activities in the community through the creation and maintenance of trails throughout Baldwin County. The chalk drawings were created on a sidewalk by the bay in Fairhope in one day.
The Ringling College of Art & Design High School Art Contest is open to all students in the US and received over 400 submissions this year. Isabelle’s work will be included along with other winners in this year’s contest in an online exhibition at the Crossley Fine Arts Galley (www.crossleygallery.com) which opens on May 18th. Ringling College, located in Sarasota, Florida, is a world-renowned art college that has produced some of the world’s most talented artists, designers, and scholars.
The AISA State Art Competition is open to students in all independent schools in Alabama and was held at Faulkner University’s multiplex on May 10, 2022. The entries in the state competition were all winners from the district competition.
The Virtual Art Competition of Alabama is a juried student art competition in which K–12 students in the state of Alabama compete for the opportunity to represent the state at the 2023 National Art Education Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
We are so proud of Isabelle and can’t wait to see what she continues to accomplish!
Picture 1: “Interlaced” by Isabelle Rutland. First Place in State of Alabama in Visual Arts Achievement Program.
Picture 3: Isabelle Rutland
Bayside Academy Congratulates Winners of Virtual Art Competition of Alabama
The Visual Arts Department of Bayside Academy is proud to announce their students who received awards at the 2021–2022 Virtual Art Competition of Alabama (VACA).
The Virtual Art Competition is a juried student art competition in which K–12 students in the state of Alabama compete for the opportunity to represent the state at the 2023 National Art Education Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The winning artwork may be viewed at https://aaeavae.wixsite.com/website/current-exhibition.
Upper School VACA Winners
Cole Boswell ‘22
Henry Dowhan ‘22
Samuel Carpenter ‘23
Isabelle Rutland ‘24
Middle School VACA Winners
Kathryn Hamilton ‘26
Hudson Brogan ‘29
Seesin O’Hara ‘29
We are so proud of all of these students!
Picture A: Bayside Academy Upper School VACA winners Isabelle Rutland, Cole Boswell, Samuel Carpenter, and Henry Dowhan.
Picture B: Bayside Academy Middle School VACA winners Seesin O’Hara, Hudson Brogan, and Kathryn Hamilton.
Camp Bayside Summer Day Camp visits Alligator Alley
Campers from Bayside Academy and other area schools who are attending Camp Bayside Summer Day Camp had a wonderful time on their field trip to Alligator Alley. They are learning so much this summer through their field trips to Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Fort Gaines, FlightWorks, iMax theater, Exploreum, and much more!
Bay Minette Middle Cheer Squad Wins at Cheer Camp
Bay Minette Middle School Cheer Squad had an impressive stint at cheer camp, held at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The team placed first for sideline, and second place for cheer. The team also earned blue ribbons for game day, and camp dance evaluations.
Baldwin County High School Cheer Camp Success
Baldwin County High School had a great week at cheer camp, held on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The cheer squad brought home first place in cheer, first place in camp dance, second place in sideline, gold ribbon for game day evaluation, blue ribbon for camp dance evaluation and several Pin It forward recipients. The Tiger mascots received Most Improved, Miss SunShine and several blue and gold ribbons. The squad also had six members selected as All American Cheerleaders including Marcus Ruhland, Ciera McReynolds, Summerlyn Hyatt, Alaina Brown, Alana Sanders and Rae’Unna Mims.