August 2023 Student Spotlights

Student & School Spotlights - Aug23 ESP
Every month we compile a list of students doing great things across the River Region.  We have so many talented students in our area.  River Region Parents joins with their families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
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Foley High School Student Perform at Foley Public Library’s Summer Reading Program


Mr. Lane directed several of the Foley High School theater students in a production of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County as part of the Foley Public Library’s Summer Reading Program!

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Foley Middle School STEAM Campers Tour Wallace Tunnel


The Foley Middle School STEAM Campers were able to tour the Wallace Tunnel! Students learned about the history of the tunnel system leading into and out of Mobile and were given an in-depth tour of the facilities. Campers were even taken down below the tunnel to stand in the fresh air ventilation ducts. Best field trip ever!

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Two Baldwin County High School Students Attend Girls State


Two Baldwin County High School students recently spent a week attending the Alabama Girls State program on the campus of Troy University. BCHS Girls State delegates Kinsey Seals and Daelyn Fine were sponsored the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 188 in Bay Minette. Alabama Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. The delegates, chosen from every corner of Alabama, spent a week learning how government works. They divided up into cities and political parties, held elections and learned how laws are made and cities, counties and states are governed. In addition, the delegates had the opportunity to hear from speakers and leaders in business and government including Gov. Kay Ivey and Senator Katie Britt. The delegates also took part in community service projects.

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Daphne and Spanish Fort High Schools AL-935 Cadets Complete a Successful Year


2022-2023 was a very successful year for the cadets of AL-935 of Daphne and Spanish Fort High Schools. The cadets have exceeded all expectations this year and have been recognized by HQ AFJROTC for their efforts by receiving two unit awards this year.
The first is the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence. This award recognizes the top 5% of AFJROTC units worldwide in community service hours per cadet. AL-935 was the only unit in Alabama to receive this award and is the culmination of the cadet’s and instructor’s efforts to impact our community.
The second award is the Distinguished Unit with Merit award. This award grades the cadets in every aspect of the AFJROTC program, recognizes their efforts to exceed the standards established by HQ AFJROTC, and are in the top 10% of programs worldwide. This award recognizes the growth and commitment of the cadets to be good contributing citizens of our country.
Lastly, Lt Col Douglas G. Goodlin and CMSgt Donald S. Tarrance have been recognized as Outstanding Instructors by HQ AFJROTC.
The cadets and instructors of AL-935 could not have accomplished these great things without the support of parents, the staff and faculty of Daphne and Spanish Fort High Schools, and the Baldwin community they so proudly represent.

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Florence B Mathis Elementary Teachers Complete Kagan Cooperative Learning Training


Florence B Mathis Elementary teachers and admin completed their 5 day training of Kagan Cooperative Learning, focusing on learning, collaboration, results, and engagement!

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Spanish Fort Middle STEAM Camp


The Spanish Fort Middle School SFEEF sponsored STEAM Camp proved to be the best yet! Students were fully engaged and created some amazing creations in both math/science and creative writing/ art. They worked collaboratively together and learned lots of new things.

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Robertsdale High School Cross Country Team Attend Wingfoot Running Camp


The Robertsdale High School Cross Country Team attended the 2023 Wingfoot Running Camp put on by the Atlanta Track Club. It was an awesome experience of running, learning, and team building.

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Renaissance School Celebrates Graduates


Renaissance School celebrated their 2023 seniors this summer at Universal Studios in Orlando!

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Robertsdale High School Receives Generous Guitar Donation


Congratulations to the Robertsdale High School Bear Nation students in Claudia Bankster’s guitar class who received 30 guitars this afternoon from the Songbirds Foundation.
Ms. Bankster applied and was selected by the “Guitars for Kids” program. The foundation helps provide music education to kids across the South. On hand for the special delivery, this afternoon were representatives from the Songbirds Foundation, Robertsdale High School Cheer, students from Ms. Bankster’s class, Robertsdale High School Principal Mr. White, and BCBE Fine Arts Supervisor, Mrs. Amy Plunkett.
Over 70 guitars were donated to BCBE guitar classes throughout Baldwin County Public School guitar programs. Also receiving guitars were Elberta High School Warriors, Fairhope High School, and Daphne High School Trojans.
Thank you to the Songbirds Foundation for the generous donation of guitars.

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Baldwin EMC visits Bay Minette Elementary Summer Campers


Baldwin EMC recently made a stop by the Bay Minette Elementary After School Program to give summer campers a close up look at electricity and how to be safe around it. The campers got to try on some of the safety gear the linemen wear and see how a bucket truck works.

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Toros Football Team Volunteer at Library


Big shout out to the Spanish Fort Toros Football team! These fabulous civic minded individuals all showed up to help the Spanish Fort library move almost 2,000 books to a more accessible location in the library. And they all signed up for Spanish Fort Public Library cards!

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Daphne Middle School Wraps Up Becoming a Mentor Summer Camp


It was a great week at Daphne Middle School with the Becoming a Mentor Summer Camp with Compass to Life, incoming Daphne Middle School students, and the Daphne Middle School Diamond Dolls! Big thanks to SEEDS Supporting Educational Excellence in Daphne Schools and to the Daphne Student Resource Officers.

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St. Michael Catholic High School’s Cardinal Club Golf Tournament


Thank you to everyone who came out on June 26th for our rescheduled golf tournament at Lakewood Golf Club!. It sure was hot, but everyone seemed to have a great time supporting our Cardinal Club! Big shout out to our Title sponsor – Insurance Center/Kyle Morris! Also to our Eagle Sponsors & Platinum Sponsors! We appreciate all the teams/players and volunteer parents on The Cardinal Club team who support our athletic programs! Pictured here: SMCHS Booster Club members and tournament volunteers from left to right: Abbie McCullough, Erin Armstrong, Jill Roh, Emily Callahan, Megan Montgomery and Dana Mills.

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Elberta Middle School TSA Completes National Leadership Conference


Congratulations to the Elberta Middle School TSA for their outstanding completion of the 22-23 school year at the 45th National Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. After achieving a top 3 ranking in the state in April, 15 members competed individually and as teams in 23 different competitions from June 28 to July 2nd. Nine 8th graders led by former Alabama state vice-president for middle schools, Aryan VanGrevenhof, and newly elected Alabama state reporter, Noah Hall, were joined by 13 S.T.E.M. Warriors to several outstanding achievement results. Aryan and Noah attended with 8th-grade classmates Laken Moebes, Kai Weeks, Bailey Wilkins, Anna Schuck, Teegan Brown, Sonny Edwards, Cynthia Whitehead, and seventh-graders Sullivan Curry, Garrett Goodwin, Gatlin Hall, Andrew Hudson, David Hudson, and Frankie Styron.
Frankie Styron and Cynthia Whitehead achieved a finalist ranking of 8th in Biotechnology, Captain Laken Moebes, Kai Weeks, and Noah Hall achieved a 7th place ranking in System Control Technology, Sonny Edwards achieved the 3rd place ranking out of over a hundred competitors, and Captain Frankie Styron again reached the finalist level with teammate Gatlin Hall in placing 2nd in the nation in Data Science and Analytics! Teegan Brown, Anna Schuck, and Noah Hall achieved a top twelve for their Mass Production design and Noah Hall also reached the semi-finalist’s top 20 in catapult-launched glider Flight.

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Stonebridge Teachers Train at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center


Two of Stonebridge’s teachers, Mrs. Wiggins and Mrs. Johns, were selected to participate in a weeklong professional development at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Mrs. Wiggins and Mrs. Johns trained like astronauts, heard from influential people in the space community, and participated in several engineering challenge, and their team even won the Commanders Cup! Mrs. Wiggins and Mrs. Johns are excited to integrate what they’ve learned to help inspire their next set of students this fall!

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Bay Minette Middle School Tiger Paws Dance Team attends UDA Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi


The Bay Minette Middle School Tiger Paws Dance Team had a great experience attending UDA Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi over 4 days!
The team of blossoming dancers is developing so well in dance and performance skills. They are bringing home 3rd Place in the Middle School Home Routine competition, a Superior trophy for final evaluations, 9 blue superior ribbons, 3 red excellence ribbons, 6 gold drill down ribbons, a pin it forward recipient, a spirit stick, fun routines to use during their season, and lots of excitement about all that awaits them for the fall season!
This is one determined group of girls, and they are sure to have a shining dance season!

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Foley Middle School Student Receives 2023 Chastidy Odom Award


Congratulations to Foley Middle School student Rashaud Robertson for being the 2023 Chastidy Odom Award winner. Rashaud was presented the award from the 2022 winner Zi’morah Hrobowski-Foster. The Chastidy Odom award is presented in memory of former student Chastidy Odom and is awarded to a multi-sport athlete that demonstrates positive character and academic excellence. Way to go Rashaud!

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North Baldwin Center for Technology Student Wins Scholarship


Congratulations to North Baldwin student Maddy Moore! Maddy, along with her instructor and HOSA Advisor, Mrs. Stanford, traveled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the HOSA International Leadership Conference and won a $1,000 scholarship from the American Physical Therapy Association! We are so proud of Maddy and Mrs. Stanford for their hard work and dedication.

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Elberta Middle School Teachers Present at GRITC


Elbert Middle School teachers Mrs. Burnett and Mrs. Pickering presented at GRITC on the positives of using Schoology. They shared great information with those attending their session!

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Fairhope Student Wins in Gold Tournament


Thomas Burns, an upcoming senior at Fairhope High School, got a great win at the John Racciatti Junior Classic!! He’s looking to be a big part of the Fairhope High School Men’s Golf Team lineup this spring! Great job Thomas!!!

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South Baldwin Chamber Foundation has a Heart for Education!


Since 2003, the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation (SBCF) has made an impact on the communities in South Baldwin County. Raising more than three million dollars in the past twenty years, SBCF is a 501c3 dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our youth through programs and partnerships that focus on educational enrichment, leadership development, and community involvement.
● Our primary benefactors are the students of Foley High School, Elberta High School, and their feeder schools.
● Our mission is to enhance lives through programs and partnerships that enrich education, develop leadership, and better our community.
● Our goal is for all South Baldwin students to graduate and succeed.
South Baldwin Chamber Foundation is trying to affect economic opportunities by connecting community stakeholders and organizations through program support. These programs are funded through individual and corporate contributions as well as our three major annual fundraisers: Golf FORE! Education, BBQ & Blues Cook-Off, and Casino Night. The programs we provide would not be possible without the support of our generous donors!
Nearly all programs and events supported by the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation rely on volunteers for their success. If you are looking for a way to get involved in your community and make a difference, while making friends and having fun in the process, you will find a volunteer project or job that you will love with the Chamber Foundation! When we help a child succeed in school, we help that child succeed in life. The opportunities for gifts of time and talent are endless when it comes to the South Baldwin Schools we serve.
Your generous gifts of time and resources are needed for the Chamber Foundation to continue making a positive impact on the future of South Baldwin. Contributions to the Chamber Foundation help promote a sense of community, develop a skilled workforce, and provide the type of student support needed for leadership development, as well as dropout prevention. Students in our schools today are the workforce of tomorrow and the future leaders of our community.
We thank you for your support!
To find out more about the Chamber Foundation, please visit or contact Kylee Raulerson at 251-943-5520,

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Daphne High School Student Shines on Stage


Shoutout to Daphne High School Trojan Thespian Madison Lang who was part of The Studio’s 2023 Showstopper National Champions team!

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Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation Proudly Serving Spanish Fort Schools for 20 Years!

The Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation (SFEEF) celebrates its 20th year as a 501(c) 3 organization! The mission is to inspire the power of community to enrich and support education for all Spanish Fort public school children. SFEEF’s success is a result of the many contributions by sponsors & community volunteers who have dedicated their time and money to support SFEEF fundraising efforts over the years.
Some of the impact from our community results in us hosting a Full STEAM Ahead for rising 7th graders to middle school, Girls Night Out to raise items and money for our school Care Closets, awarding special funding grants for special needs classrooms and school character building programs, and we facilitated a Writers’ Conference for Young Authors. We are the cheerleaders for education and our Board of Directors and sponsors are eager to see Spanish Fort Schools excel.
Over the past 20 years, SFEEF has contributed over $600,000 to Spanish Fort school classrooms and Principal Block Grants. Our yearly Teacher/Student Grants are funded by The Gator Chase 5K Race on the Causeway in February and several other fundraisers. We are most proud of the annual RISE (Recognizing Inspiration and Success in Education) Celebration Dinner in April where we pull all grant winners and families, city leaders, Teachers of the Year, and outstanding students together to recognize academic achievements by our teachers, students, and school administration to the Spanish Fort community.
Please see our website, for information on these events and additional ways to support SFEEF. For more information on how you can participate in an event or become a sponsor contact Melissa Sprinkle at 251-802-3322. Like us on Facebook for the latest SFEEF news!

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Daphne Middle School Cheer Team Win Big


The Daphne Middle School cheer team won overall Camp Champions, overall Cheer Champions, and overall Game Day Champions. They were also all ranked Evals Superior this summer. Congratulations Trojans!

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Stonebridge Teachers Learn About WIGS


Stonebridge teachers participated in Leader in Me training this week and are ready to introduce Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) to the students.

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Loxley Elementary School Teachers Working and Learning this Summer


Loxley Elementary teachers continue working and learning throughout the summer. They are learning new ways to make teaching more engaging and exciting for their students. The teacher team is at the Kagan Cooperative Structures Conference all week. They can’t wait to show their students what they have learned when they return in August!

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Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation’s The Pavilion at The Nest

Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF) is a 5013c that for the past 26 years has been dedicated to supporting students in Baldwin County on STEAM adventures. STEAM is a movement embraced by FEEF integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Goggle-clad, young scientists create robotic arms or dissect a starfish while examining both its scientific and natural design properties. Students integrate math, science and technology into theater, marching band and guitar labs.
On any given day Fairhope students can feel the energy of STEAM on The Nest Campus. Our newest addition, The Pavilion at The Nest, an expansive outdoor classroom, was the brainchild of dedicated FEEF Board Members and was made possible with generous donations from Fairhope Single Tax Corporation, the City of Fairhope, and countless local businesses and individuals.
The Pavilion at The Nest is the first project in a multi-phased plan to Preserve the Past and Prepare the Future. The Pavilion represents FEEF’s commitment to the future of education by expanding STEAM learning opportunities for K-12 students and the community. The outdoor classroom is not limited to the public school system, but open to all schools interested in booking field trips. This inclusivity promotes a collaborative and diverse learning environment. We plan to introduce new and exciting field trips focused on sustainability, the unique ecology of the Mobile Bay and our commitment to environmental stewardship.
The Pavilion at The Nest will be an Alabama Wildlife Federation Accredited Outdoor Classroom, meeting Alabama Life Science Standards for Kindergarten through High school biology. While at The Pavilion, visitors will enjoy a Butterfly Garden, Frog and Toad Habitat, Log Decomposition Station, Pollinator Garden, Sensory Garden, Songbird Sanctuary and Weather Station. Each element encompasses hands-on, inquiry-based learning in a green space that preserves our natural habitat in Fairhope.
The Pavilion at The Nest is also available to the community for private event use. With over 3,000 sf of covered space and an expansive lawn, The Pavilion can comfortably host up to 250 people. Enjoy unlimited use of FEEF tables and chairs and welcome outside vendors in this prime location in the heart of Downtown Fairhope. All guests will have use of guided educational stations through QR codes across the campus. This interactive approach demonstrates FEEF’s dedication to innovative teaching methods and ensuring engaging experiences for all visitors. FEEF hopes to share the beauty of this historical location with the community while simultaneously raising integral funds for our children’s STEAM education. The Pavilion at The Nest is the ideal choice for your next event. For more information on The Pavilion at The Nest or to contact FEEF:,, Facebook-FEEF’s The Pavilion at The Nest or Instagram-– feefs_pavilion_at_the_nest or email

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NBCEE Supports North Baldwin Schools


In 2008, a small group of dedicated individuals with a huge passion for education formed an organization called the North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education (also known as NBCEE) as a way to support the schools in north Baldwin County and to supplement the programs offered by the school system. The organization and the work continue today with the same passion for education and a mission which it’s had from the very start – “to enhance the educational experience of all the students in the Bay Minette feeder pattern by providing financial support and other resources to supplement district wide programs.” NBCEE accomplishes this mission through three core focus areas – Teacher Grants, Teacher of the Year recognitions, and Engage the Community Parent Involvement Events.
Since 2008, the Teacher Grant program has provided more than $140,000 to local teachers for a wide variety of creative and innovative classroom and school projects. In the spring of each year, NBCEE accepts applications from teachers at each of the eight public schools in north Baldwin County. The applications are judged by an independent, objective, and unbiased panel and winners are awarded their grant during an exciting, surprise “prize patrol” visit to their classroom in the last month of school.
Each year, NBCEE hosts a Teacher of the Year banquet to recognize and celebrate the teachers from the eight different schools. Through annual fundraising and sponsorships, NBCEE awards each teacher a swag bag full of gifts, which is made possible by the generous donations from local businesses and community members.
To support the local schools with parent and community involvement events, NBCEE sponsors Engage the Community Nights. During these events, schools invite students, their parents and guardians, and other community stakeholders to participate in fun educational activities, all while enjoying a meal and winning prizes. These opportunities are funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of South Alabama.
The North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education foundation works with all eight schools to provide additional resources and enrichment opportunities for students and faculty, as well as annual Teacher Grant allotments. In addition, the education foundation sponsors various summer camps for children.
To learn more about the North Baldwin Coalition for Education and our programs, to donate, apply for a sponsorship, or to get involved, visit our website at and like us on Facebook.

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SEEDS Celebrates 20 Years Serving Daphne Schools


Supporting Educational Excellence in Daphne Schools, (SEEDS) is entering our 20th year of serving Daphne’s Public Schools through classroom enrichment grants. Our foundation added a record number of new community and corporate sponsors in 2022 allowing SEEDS to fund over $84,000 in total grants for the 2022-2023 academic school year.
SEEDS Classroom Enrichment Grants are available to support the implementation of creative and substantive new projects designed by individual Daphne Feeder pattern teachers and/or self-selected faculty teams. The total number and amount of these awards is determined annually based on availability of funds and appropriateness of proposal designs. Since 2004, SEEDS has invested more than $768,000 into classroom enrichment programs.
A sampling of grants funded for 2022-2023 academic year include glass beakers and glass graduated cylinders for 8th glass chemistry classes, fiction and non-fiction books, professional development seminar on Science of Reading Strategies in the Classroom, Stop Motion and Clay Animation Software for the Daphne Middle School Library, Compass II Life Leadership and Mentoring Program at Belforest Elementary, and STEAM lab supplies for Daphne Elementary School and W. J. Carroll Intermediate school.
SEEDS is grateful to the Daphne community for investing in the education of students in Daphne. Without the support and investment that we receive from our donors these grants would not be possible. SEEDS grants are making huge impacts in our classrooms, increasing the quality of education our students are receiving and expanding the opportunities that are available for them to learn and grow.
“As an organization, we are focused on expanding our base of supporters to match the explosive growth in our schools,” said Beth Dunn, SEEDS Executive Director. “Our goal is to continue providing student enrichment opportunities and professional development for our faculty and innovative learning for all our Daphne Schools.”
SEEDS 2023-2024 COMMUNITY EVENTS include:
SEEDS Annual Golf Tournament
November 10, 2023 at Timbercreek Golf Club. Join us for a day of prizes, food, golf, AND support your Daphne schools! Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive Contest. Registration begins at 8:00a.m, golf starts at 9:00am, lunch to follow.
Crawfish for the Classroom
MARCH 16th, 2024 on the Grounds of Daphne City Hall. Event festivities include crawfish from Mudbug Mafia, live music, children’s activities, and local brews from Fairhope Brewing Company!
SEEDS is an independent, non-profit education foundation supporting all six Daphne, Alabama public schools. SEEDS’ mission is to promote a lifelong love of learning among the children of Daphne by providing enrichment opportunities at school and in the community and by advocating for educational improvements and innovation. For more information on our Foundation or how to become a supporter please visit us at or email Beth Dunn at

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Bay Minette Middle School has a Shines at Camp


Bay Minette Middle School Tiger Paws had a successful experience attending UDA Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The team of dancers brought home third place in the Middle School Home Routine competition, a Superior trophy for final evaluations, nine blue superior ribbons, three red excellence ribbons, six gold drill down ribbons, a pin it forward recipient award, and spirit stick. The team also learned many fun routines to use during its season. Team members include Zoe Hughes (Captain), A’ailaya McClain (Co-Captain), Arija Owens, Paxtan Bazzel, Whitney Brown, and Irelyn Landeros. Coaches include Caley Reid and Arionna Tutor and Elizabeth Byrd serves as Advisor.

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Chosen Youth Outreach Ministry to Host Back to School Bash


The Chosen Youth Outreach Ministry will hold its annual Back to School Bash at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center. The event will include free school supplies and refreshments, as well as entertainment. For more details or to volunteer, follow The Chosen Youth Outreach Ministry on Facebook or call 251-202-9873.

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Baldwin County High School Wrestling Earns Spots on the Podium


Baldwin County High School Wrestling Team participated in the Gulf Coast Wrestling Officials Association Tournament in Gulf Shores, featuring 143 wrestlers from Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Tigers had six team members participate and two finished at the top of the podium. In the Junior Varsity division, Caleb Aaron won first place (165 lbs.) and Gage Brown (103 lbs.) came in fourth place. In the Varsity division, Joaquin Crook took first place (132 pounds), Nick Portis placed third (138 lbs.) and Kendreas Nelson finished in fourth place (215 lbs.). Brayden Schwartz (144 lbs.) also competed for the Tigers. Jared Huffmaster is the Head Coach for BCHS Wrestling. If interested in becoming a team sponsor, contact Nichole Yazzie at or call 251-709-7638.

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Renaissance School Staff Attends STEAM Training


Renaissance School’s Joanne Baumhauer and Jessica Vipperman attended STEAM training in Montgomery. It was extremely hot, but so worth it!

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Baldwin County High School Tiger Guard Participates in Home Camp


The Baldwin County High School Tiger Guard recently completed a Home Camp instructed by Gerado Torres with the Marching Auxiliaries Dance organization. The team learned their field show routine material and worked on progressing technique and skills. In addition, the members enjoyed fun theme days, as well as team bonding to help them prepare for a successful Fall season. Coach Jada Howard said the team did an awesome job while learning new skills and adding equipment. “They spent countless hours bonding and learning new techniques to bring and excitement and entertainment to our theme show ‘Road Trip USA’. We are excited to show you all what we conquer this season.” The Tiger Guard performs during half-time with the BCHS Band, and also performs at pep rallies and community and school functions. Tiger Guard members include Matalynn Padgett, Taylor Quinn, Aeva Whatley, Jameia Brooks, and Ally Stuart.

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Rosinton Elementary Celebrates Summer Learning Camp with Summer Fun


Rosinton Elementary had a fun last day of Summer Learning Camp today with a water slide and snow cones! These kiddos & teachers have worked hard the whole month of June.

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Baldwin County High School Cheerleaders Excel at UCA Camp


Baldwin County High School Cheerleaders recently attended the UCA Camp at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. During camp, the squad learned material, perfected skills, bonded as a team, and earned several awards. Their awards included first place overall for game day, second place in sideline and cheer, and superior ribbons for evaluations. In addition, eight members were selected as All-Americans, two earned Pin-It Forward recognition and one was named the Jump Off Champion. All-Americans include Molly Caruthers, Jayd Robinson, Kirstyn Jackson, Alyssa Moorer, Ciera McReynolds, Alanna Sanders, Rae’Unna Mims, and Tony Figueroa. Pin It Forward recipients were Savanah Holifield and Ze’Teryia Baker. Squad member Ivan Salter was named the Jump Off Champion.

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Summerdale Teachers Learn in Atlanta


Summerdale teachers attended the Innovative Schools Summit in Atlanta. They attended various sessions about social and emotional learning. They are excited to bring their new learning back to Summerdale!

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Bay Minette Elementary PTO Sponsored a Campus Clean-Up


Bay Minette Elementary PTO recently sponsored a campus clean-up to add pine straw and mulch around the flower beds on the front of the school campus. Numerous volunteers, school administration and staff were on hand to help with the project. The school has offered its special thanks to the G&T Lawn and Landscape Maintenance, C&R Power Equipment, BMES PTO, the City of Bay Minette and to all those who showed up to lend a helping hand.

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Fun Times at St. Michael Catholic High School’s Camp Cardinal


Fun was had by all that attended the Camp Cardinal Summer Camps hosted by St. Michael in June. With sessions such as: Football , History of World War II through Axis and Allies, Intro to Sports Lifting & Mechanics, Soccer, Drawing With A Twist, Volleyball, Model United Nations, Art is Science: STEAM-based Art Projects, Essay Writing, History of Warfare through Dodgeball, Speed & Athleticism Camp, Cheer Camp, Basketball and Mixed & Messy Media, there really was something for everyone! (Pictured here: Speed & Athleticism)

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Bayside Academy Students Attend Boys State and Girls State

Isabelle Rutland ’24 represented Bayside Academy at Alabama Girls State, and Michael Klimjack ‘24 and Jack Roussos ‘24 represented Bayside at Alabama Boys State. Both programs were held on the campus of Troy University.
Isabelle was elected Editor in Chief of the newspaper where she wrote an editorial about her Girls State experience as well as two stories and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate where she learned about parliamentary procedure and delivered the bills that were passed in the Senate to the House of Representatives. She was able to hear from Senator Katie Britt, Governor Kay Ivey, State Treasurer Young Boozer, Miss Alabama, and many other guest speakers. When asked about her time at Girls State, Isabelle said, “I’m so incredibly grateful that I had the privilege of being exposed to such empowering speakers and making connections with supportive, kind, and driven girls from all over the state. I’m especially grateful to Mrs. Blackwell [Bayside’s Director of College Counseling] for encouraging me to take this opportunity.”
While at Boys State, Jack was elected President Pro Tempore of the Senate where he presided from the real Senate chambers in Montgomery. He received the award for best senator and earned a Samsung scholarship.

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Nature Connect Outdoor School and Ruff Wilson Youth Enjoy the Great Outdoors


Nature Connect Outdoor School was thrilled to host the Ruff Wilson Youth Organization for a second year!
This aligns with our mission to foster a deep connection between children and the natural world.
This partnership allows us to provide an incredible opportunity for children to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature.

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Renaissance School Students Named as Nationally Award Winning Authors


Congratulations to Adam and Lei, Renaissance School’s very own nationally award winning authors! On July 5th they were awarded by Scholastic at Perdido Bay Resort. Adam was awarded with one gold and one silver key. Lei was awarded one silver key.

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Beta Chi Sigma Kicks Off the Season


Beta Chi Sigma’s practice was filled with wacky socks and fruit! The girls also enjoyed participating in some sisterly bonding activities to kick off practice. Beta Chi Sigma is so much more than a step team, it’s a sisterhood!

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Pine Grove Elementary Students Enjoy Flags and Popsicles


A great week at Summer Learning Camp wrapped up at Pine Grove Elementary School! Students celebrated Flag Day with popsicles and have been so proud of how much they have learned!

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Loxley Elementary Teacher Goes to Space Camp


Loxley Elementary’s First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Janet Stewart, just returned from a week at Space Camp for Educators in Huntsville, AL. While there, she learned about the history and future of our NASA Space Program, conducted team missions and simulated flight challenges. She had an amazing opportunity to meet with Scientist and Engineers that worked for NASA and to explore rare artifacts from the Archives Building.

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Bayside Academy Students Selected for Alabama Governor’s School


Michael Klimjack and Jack Roussos, both rising seniors at Bayside Academy, were selected to attend Alabama Governor’s School (AGS). AGS is a 13-day residential program housed at Samford University that provides academic, creative, and leadership experiences for gifted rising high school juniors and seniors in Alabama. It is a highly selective program that chooses the best students from around the state to take challenging seminars and participate in team-building activities.

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Renaissance School’s Courtney Klotz and Joann Clemmons Present at ISTE Conference


Renaissance School’s Courtney Klotz and Joann Clemmons had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the 2023 ISTE conference in Philadelphia. They were honored to have the ability to convey their incredible findings while using ideamapper and display their students talented work.

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Bayside Academy SGA President Emma Parvin Sworn Into Daphne Junior City Council


Bayside Academy’s SGA President Emma Parvin was sworn into the Daphne Junior City Council. Daphne Junior Council members are encouraged to learn about the processes of local government while offering advice and ideas on topics pertinent to the city, learn leadership skills, and be given the opportunity to influence government activities to make a positive difference in their community.

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St. Michael Catholic High School Celebrates Groundbreaking


June 7th was a beautiful morning for the groundbreaking/blessing ceremony of St. Michael’s new football and soccer field! Thank you Archbishop Rodi for coming out to celebrate this special day with us! Many St. Michael families and students/athletes came out to show their support. We are looking forward to this next phase of our athletic complex!
From Left to right: Maddie Key, Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Tucker Tomlinson, Coach Philip Rivers.

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Swift Consolidated Elementary School Teacher is Awarded for Her Service


Swift Consolidated Elementary School teacher, Mrs. Whitaker, was recognized for her 24 years of service with Baldwin County Public Schools at the annual bookkeeping meeting June 22nd. Thank you so much Mrs. Whitaker for loving Swift Consolidated Elementary School and servicing the students!

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Bayshore Christian School Staff Attends ACCS Conference


BCS faculty & staff had a wonderful time this summer at the annual ACCS conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Bayshore Christian School Cheerleaders Attend Camp


Our varsity cheerleaders represented Bayshore at camp this summer with unmatched determination and positive attitudes! We are so proud of their hard work!

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Bayside Academy’s Josh Gunther Named Pitcher of the Year


Recent Bayside Academy graduate Josh Gunther ’23 was named the pitcher of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Josh led the Admirals to the state semi-finals. On the mound, he went 10–1 with a 0.73 ERA and 97 strikeouts. He was Bayside’s lead-off man at the plate where he hit 0.355 with eight doubles, four triples, and five homeruns. He drove in 28 runs and scored 27. He will be continuing his baseball career at Wake Forest University.

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Lower Alabama Lacrosse Bayhawks Bring Home Championship!


The Lower Alabama Lacrosse Bayhawks Varsity Boys team had a successful 2022-2023 Lacrosse season finishing with a Spring season record of 10-1, and bringing home the GSLL championship for the 2nd consecutive year.
A special congratulations to Troy Capstraw (All-American) and Hunter Hyderally (All-American Academic) for being awarded and recognized by USA Lacrosse. The team is led by Coach Tom Doyle and Coach Jason Capstraw. Congratulations to all the Bayhawk players and their families on their success.

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Spanish Fort High School Colorguard is Ready for Band Camp


Consider the 2023-2024 Spanish Fort High School Colorguard ready for band camp! These students have been refining fundamentals all summer so that they can begin this marching season with confidence!

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