December 2023 Student Spotlights

Student & School Spotlights - Dec23 ESP
Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!

St. Michael Catholic High School Sailing Team Places 1st


The St. Michael Sailing Team went to Jackson MS for the High School Hospitality Regatta. There were 8 teams competing on the Reservoir. It was a long weekend with light wind. St Michael won 1st place in A fleet and 4th place in B fleet. This earned them a Second Place Overall win! Congratulations: Katie Bonner, Anna Christian Moore, Nate Hartwell and Fisher Key. Sail on Cardinals!


St. Michael Catholic High School Varsity Cheerleaders’ Victory


Congratulations to the St. Michael Catholic High School Varsity cheerleaders for their WIN in the 4A division at the AHSAA Super Regional competition on November 7th. This victory secured the Cardinal squad a spot at the State Championship in December. Great job ladies!


Fairhope High School Honors Veterans


Fairhope High School held their Veterans Day program to honor all of the veterans in our community that have served our country to protect our freedoms. Our guest speaker was Nathaniel Ledbetter, the Alabama Speaker of the House. The presentation and music was thoughtful and emotional. We are so very thankful for our veterans. Thank you to all who made this program possible.


Fairhope Middle School Veterans Day Program


Fairhope Middle School students attended a Veterans Day program to honor active and retired military Veterans. Also honored were staff members who have or currently serve in the military. The Foley High JROTC conducted the presentation of colors. The national anthem was performed by Katelynn Horne. The Fairhope Middle Trombone Trio also performed: Zachary Harper, Connor Berling, and Gabe Light.
CW5 Richard Nielsen was the guest speaker and spoke of his service that has taken him around the world, his military friendships, and his honor of service.
Each branch of service was recognized. The veterans in attendance who served in the branch stood at attention as their military anthem played. At the conclusion of the program, the Veterans were invited to a reception in their honor.


Bay Music Donates Guitar to Fairhope East Elementary


THANK YOU to Bay Music in Fairhope for Fairhope East Elementary’s new guitar! Kim Jones graciously gave FEES Music teacher, Mrs. Moore, a new guitar for her music students to play during class time. FEES students always enjoy performances from their classmates. 5th grader, Preston Cohn, a guitar student of Mrs. Jones, performed for his class for the first time on the new guitar. These are the experiences that create lasting memories and inspire our students for years to come! Thank you, Bay Music, for being a wonderful partner with the FEES Music program.


Red Ribbon Week at Fairhope East Elementary


Red Ribbon Week 2023 was a BLAST at Fairhope East Elementary! Thank you to our Red Ribbon Leader, Landon, for leading the school! Big thanks to our SRO, Officer Hamm, for teaching 5th grade about the dangers of drugs. Here are some of our fabulous teachers during the Friday Finale!


Fairhope West Elementary Band Welcomes Visitors


The 6th grade band at Fairhope West Elementary had some special visitors from Mrs. Robinson’s class and some kindergarten friends. They performed some minor melodies and the classes even had a chance to play a few percussion instruments. Great job Fairhope West Band!


Bayshore Christian School's Boys and Girls Cross Country Champs!

Bayshore Christian School’s boys’ and girls’ Cross Country teams are the 3A Cross Country Sectional Champions, taking first place and qualifying for the 2023 State Championships. Both teams earned a perfect score, taking all the top 7 places for boys and the top 6 places for girls.


Fairhope West Elementary Honors Veterans


What a joy it was watching the 2nd graders at Fairhope West Elementary honor our veterans during their Veteran’s Day Program. The children worked really hard and the program was very special.


Bayshore Christian School Eagle Fest


Bayshore celebrated their beloved school tradition of Eagle Fest last month to wrap up the end of Homecoming week. It was a day filled with laughter and games, and we are grateful for this time of fellowship.


Bayshore Christian School 50th Day of School


BCS kindergarten classes were having a blast celebrating “50th Day of School” last month! The students loved showing everyone their cool outfits and groovy dance moves! We love this sweet tradition and our precious kinders!


St. Michael Catholic High Students Girls Retreat


Fifty female St. Michael students recently spent two days and nights at beautiful Holy Spirit Hall on the bay. This voluntary retreat is a wonderful way for these girls to recharge, connect, and grow in their spiritual relationships!


Bayshore Christian School Homecoming Week


Bayshore Christian School’s homecoming week was out of this world! Upper School students enjoyed numerous dress-up days throughout the week, and the whole school enjoyed cheering on the basketball teams at the homecoming game.


Fairhope High School Student Named QuestBridge Finalist


Edison Dao has been selected as one of 51 students of Alabama to be a QuestBridge scholarship finalist! If Edison is matched with a college, he will be awarded a full four-year match scholarship worth over $200,000 covering tuition, housing, food and additional expenses to one of the nation’s best colleges! Congrats! This is awesome!


Family STEAM Night at Foley Elementary


Family STEAM Night at Foley Elementary was so much fun! Thanks to all of our families and friends for coming and helping to make it a huge success!


Daphne Middle School Art Students Win Art Competitions

Congratulations to Daphne Middle School 8th grader, Grace Sain, and DMS 7th grader, Elizabeth Rife, for their award-winning artwork. Grace Sain won 1st place for 8th grade in the annual Daphne Public Library Bookmark Contest. Grace is pictured here with her first place ribbon and her design. Elizabeth Rife won first place for her artwork in the Youth for Art Show sponsored by the Annual Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores. Along with the art committee members, pictured is Sherry Bittinger, the art teacher, Elizabeth Rife, the art winner, and Mr. Edwards, the principal. Elizabeth received a ribbon and a monetary award.


North Baldwin Center for Technology Health Science Pumpkinectomies


Mrs. Stanford’s Health Science students at North Baldwin Center for Technology learned about roles in the operating room, surgical procedures, medical terms, PPE donning and doffing, as well as sterile technique during their Pumpkinectomy activity. Many thanks to North Baldwin Infirmary for donating supplies to make this experience more realistic! Students exercising work-place skills to prepare for their future!


North Baldwin Center for Technology Automotive Students Get Things Straight


North Baldwin Center for Technology automotive students work to keep you on the road! Here are some of our first year students learning to do a suspension alignment using a Hunter alignment machine.


Foley High School National Technical Honor Society Inductees


Congratulations to the following students for being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society!
Students selected for NTHS are done so based on their character, their service to the community and others, their grades, and participation in career technical programs. Students must have taken 3 or more Career Technical Education classes and have a 3.0 GPA.
2023 Inductees:
Lesley Boyett
Olivia Cuellar
Daisha Figueroa
Surley Gutierrez
Reynau Ruiz
Heidi Tucke


Baldwin County High School HOSA volunteers at Prodisee Pantry


Baldwin County High School students had 31 volunteer at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort. The HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students are part of the school’s Sports Medicine Technical Program. The students spent the morning helping to sort and package different food items for families in need. The students work an assembly line putting all the different items in the grocery carts for the families who came by and some also assisted in placing those items into the cars. The HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students are part of the school’s Sports Medicine Technical Program at BCHS.


Baldwin County Virtual School Red Ribbon Project


BCVS Red Ribbon Week Leader Kristina Molina (11) organized cards of appreciation and collected care package items for area police forces. Thanks to all BCVS students, parents, faculty, and staff for supporting Red Ribbon Week.


Panini Pete’s in the Kitchen at South Baldwin Center for Technology


Look who was in the kitchen at South Baldwin Center for Technology! it’s Panini Pete. Students have the opportunity to learn from one of the best!


Florence B. Mathis Elementary Math Carnival


Third grade students at Florence B. Mathis Elementary School celebrated finishing their 5 chapter unit on multiplication and division facts today by participating in a Math Carnival!


Fairhope Middle School Cheerleaders Take 1st Place


Congratulations to Fairhope Middle School cheerleaders for taking 1ST PLACE in the AHSAA South Regionals in Mobile! Tough division=came out on top!!!
Way to go Ladies!


Daphne Elementary and W.J. Carroll Invite you to Olde Town Holiday Jubilee


Mark your calendars and get ready to shop at the annual Olde Towne Holiday Jubilee benefitting @Daphne Elementary School and W. J. Carroll Intermediate School. There will be over 35 fabulous vendors and a silent auction featuring clothing, candles, crafts, soaps, lotions, jewelry, books, children’s clothing, wreaths, food, and much more. Make plans to attend on November 28th, 3-7:00 p.m. at the Daphne Civic Center.


Bay Minette Middle Visual Arts Students Honor Veterans


BMMS Visual Arts Classes blessed the Veterans of our William F. Green State Veterans Home this Veterans Day. Two hundred Snoopy hand painted works of art and letters to match were delivered by Ms. Jones. Mrs. Markulj’s TSA contributed to the letters. Students worked strategically and diligently all week to meet the goal. Ms. Jones is so very proud of her fabulous students! We love and honor our Veterans.


J. Larry Newton 5th Grader Wins Christmas Card Contest


Sadie Bruns, fifth grade student in Mrs. Mims class, won the Baldwin EMC Christmas card contest. Sadie won a $100 gift card for her class and a drawing set for herself. Her Christmas drawing will be on Christmas cards used by Baldwin EMC.


Daphne High Purple Star Club Hosts Military Families


Purple Star Club at Daphne High School hosted its first annual military family appreciation dinner. It was an honor to host our military families last night at Daphne High School; Thank you to Mrs. Minoso and Mrs. Helms for organizing the event and BCS Board President Andrea Lindsey for stopping by to greet our guests and break bread with us.


Daphne High Trojan Thespians Shine at Trumbauer Competition


The DHS Trojan Thespians competed in the District Trumbauer Theatre Competition this weekend and brought home several medals for their individual performances in addition to several awards for their competition One Act The Trail to Oregon! We will be taking these wins to the Sate Trumbauer Festival next month. Please take a minute to congratulate our very talented Trojans for their Superior scores:
Emily Mercer & Olivia Powe – Duet Pantomime
Laurel Burcham – Classical MonologueClover Bean – Comedic Monologue
Ella Mims – Solo Musical Dramatic
Lauren Taylor – Solo Musical Comedic
Sadie Houston – Solo Musical Dramatic
Em McAlexander – Solo Musical Comedic
Gracie Robinson – Dramatic Monologue
Lily Melton & Landon Woody – Classical Dramatic Duet
Ella Mims & Em McAlexander – Classical Comedic Duet
Madison Lang – Solo Musical Dramatic
Taylor Kaemmerer – Solo Musical Dramatic
Sawyer Knight – Solo Musical Dramatic
Tyla Blalock – Solo Musical Dramatic
Jake Houston – Solo Musical Dramatic
Jake Houston & Lily Melton – Dramatic Musical Duet
Lilah Nagel & Lauren Taylor – Comedic Musical Duet
Sadie Houston & Sawyer Knight – Comedic Musical Duet
Madison Lang – Costume Design
Jayli Stagner – Makeup Design
Ayla Brannon – Makeup Design
Trail to Oregon! One Act Awards:
• All-Star Cast – Jake Houston, Elysa Nelson, Madison Lang, Lauren Taylor, Sadie Houston, and Lily Melton
• Best Supporting Performer – Sadie Houston
• Best Scenic Design


Foley Middle Art Students Create “Nightmare” Portraits


Foley Middle School students enjoyed creating Nightmare Self Portraits in October inspired by Tim Burton in Art with Mrs. Esposito. Be a Learner. Be a Leader. Be a LION.


J. Larry Newton Choir Performs for the Community


J. Larry Newton Choir performed at the Barnwell Community Center. They did an excellent job in singing songs, celebrating Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas.


Baldwin County High School Flag Football Honored by City Council


Bay Minette City Council honored the Baldwin County High School Flag Football team on its historic first season, which included a play-off berth in the Area 1-2 Regional Tournament.
The Lady Tigers boasted a near perfect regular season, dropping only one game to the Daphne Lady Trojans.
In the play-offs, The Lady Tigers faced off against the Alma Bryant Hurricanes and suffered a loss to end the season. The Hurricanes went on to face the Lady Trojans, who ultimately won the Region and now advances to the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Elite Eight State Tournament.
This region encompasses both Class 6A-7A teams.
This marks the first season for Flag Football in Baldwin County and only two schools fielded teams: BCHS and Daphne, both ultimately landing spots in the play-offs. That’s even more impressive considering most of the teams they faced were seasoned players as Mobile County has participated in the sport for a few years now.
The Lady Tigers are a young team with no senior members. The team is comprised of five each from the junior, sophomore and freshmen classes, and five middle school athletes. Coaches include Glenn Ray, Michael Hill and Tabetha Davis. Team members include Talajia Brown, Mikayla James, LaMya Hicks, Taleiya Stanley, Madisyn Williams, Payton Davis, Ryann Wallace, Allison Siggers, Karsyn Barnett, Zyanna Adams, Stori Palmer, Payton Boyington, Jada Gray, Jamie Vinson, Emma Robinson, Zaniah Hooks, Shilya Kirkland, Sydney Rogers, Layla Stanley and Charlee Cox.


Red Ribbon Week Wrap-up at Bay Minette Elementary


On the last day of Red Ribbon Week students were asked to dress as their favorite First Responder/Veteran. Students chose Policemen/Policewomen, Detectives, Firemen, SWAT, Sheriff, Doctors, Nurses, Surgeons….the list goes on and on. We love and support all of our First Responders every day of the year!


Daphne Middle School Cheer Wins 1st Place


Daphne Middle’s Cheer Team competed in Mobile at Super South Regionals today and placed 1st in Jr High Large. They are AHSAA Regional Champs in that division. They also placed 2nd in Jr High Game Day Large! Their performances secured them two spots at the State Competition in December.


Daphne East Elementary Students Honor Veterans at Parade


Students and teachers from Daphne East Elementary School honored veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Students made signs, wore patriotic hats and waved flags to show their support. Thank you veterans!


Daphne Elementary School Honors Veterans


Students at Daphne Elementary School created banners to honor the active and retired veterans. Students created messages of thanks and support and placed the banners on the fence line in front of the school.


Foley Elementary Students Enjoy Independent Learning Centers


Students in Ms. Spencer’s class are rocking and rolling today in independent learning centers and small groups! Students are working on a five paragraph opinion writing, practicing using words with Latin suffixes, and classifying and categorizing details in the text.


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