Student Spotlights: June21

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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!
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Dunbar Magnet School Ice Cream Art Competition

The Dunbar Magnet Art department partnered with Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe for an ice cream art competition. Students were to represent the joyful experience of ice cream, an ice cream memory, or an ice cream fantasy. The winners received ICE CREAM! Winning artwork will be on display at The Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe located on Old Shell Road. 8th Grade: First Place-Talani Malone; Second Place-Makayla Ransom; 7th Grade: First Place-Ireland Carroll; Second Place- Mendalyn Goleman; 6th Grade: First Place-Leah Graham; Second Place-Carrington Crittenden; Third Place-Amaree Pettway.

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Baker HS Hi-Q Team Wins National Championship

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Baker High School’s Hi-Q team is the national champ! The team came out on top of a three-team national competition conducted virtually in April, scoring 50 points to top Delaware County (Pa.) Christian School, which scored 49, and Marysville-Getchell High School (Wash.), which scored 31. The team pulled ahead of Delaware County Christian (Pa.) by correctly answering a question about an ancient naval battle between Persia and Greece and clinched the 1-point victory by correctly solving a mathematics problem.
Baker’s team members are: Mark Bolton, Brenna Cagle, Brandt Cannon, Cade Jordan, Will McCurley and Will Simm. Team sponsors are Tonya Parker and Joseph Lee.

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Faith Varsity Softball Named 5A Area Champs

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We are so proud of you ladies and all you have accomplished this season!

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Heart of Mary Mass

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On the Friday of Teacher Appreciation Week, Heart of Mary Catholic School students gathered for Mass to celebrate Mother’s Day and Mary the Mother of Jesus! Sister Catherine asked her students to process in with different representations of Mary and Jesus from around the world. Sister Joanne presented each teacher with a gift and reminded us all how we are mother and father figures to our students when they are away from home and with us at school. It was a beautiful way to end Teacher Appreciation Week and celebrate May, the month of Mary!

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Old Shell Road Magnet School Kid Heart Challenge

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Thank you to all students and parents who helped Old Shell Road Magnet School contribute to the American Heart Association this school year. A special thank you to the following Old Shell Road students for their generous donations in this year’s Kid Heart Challenge event: Jasmine Lopez (left), Cade Albrecht (center), Aiva Marcela Agato (right).

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Local Girl Scouts Learn, Explore, and Discover New Interests at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) partnered with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) recently for DISL Adventure Day. During the event, Girl Scouts spent the morning in the lab where they learned facts and anecdotes as they examined and touched a large variety of preserved specimens from the Gulf waters. The girls also had the opportunity to visit the Estuarium, participate in a squid dissection, and go on a two-hour vessel ride on the 65-ft research vessel Discovery. While on the Discovery, they trawled Mobile Bay to collect and identify creatures that inhibit our coastal waters.

According to GSSA, girls are natural-born scientists. They look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes, experiment and push boundaries, and learn as they go. By participating in programs like DISL Adventure Day, Girl Scouts are given an avenue to pursue a potential passion or even career.
Since not many girls are exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at an early age, girls are unaware of their potential interest in those fields. That’s why at GSSA focuses on doing programs that expose girls to STEM.

“At Girl Scouts, our mission is to help bring up the next generation of fearless leaders,” said Karlyn Edmonds, GSSA CEO. “That’s why we offer as many opportunities as possible for our girls to learn and grow confident in the STEM field.”

Through Girl Scouting, girls learn to face challenges head-on, embrace failure as a learning opportunity, and find solutions to social issues all while building the skills and courage they need to take the lead every day. Earning patches is just one of the amazing things girls can do as part of Girl Scouts. To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit

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Cottage Hill Christian Academy Big and Little Buddy Zoo Trip

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In April, the Big and Little Buddies of CHCA took a “field trip” to the zoo. The buddies dressed up as cowboys and cowgirls and learned about the zoo animals from Uncle Joe’s Rolling Zoo. All of the buddies were then able to play on the playground together before enjoying a wonderful picnic lunch. It is wonderful to see the friendships continue to grow between the Seniors and K5 students at CHCA!

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Eichold-Mertz National Elementary Honor Students

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Eichold-Mertz Magnet School National Elementary Honor Students. These students have been inducted into the 2020-21 National Elementary Honor Society: Neveah McCall; Noah Hix; James Colleli; Edwin Perry; Violet Borchert.

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Honing Writing Skills at St. Dominic Catholic School

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St. Dominic fourth grade students are learning about opinion writing and how to give reasons for their opinions and preferences. These are important writing skills to learn as they prepare to enter fifth grade next year! They did great work on both the art and the writing portion of the assignment. Pictured are Mack McClure and Addison Littrell.

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Mobile Music Teachers Association’s Honors Recital

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The Mobile Music Teachers Association presented its annual Honors Recital at the University of Mobile on Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 PM. Outstanding students were selected by their teachers to perform a piece from memory for the audience of parents and friends. At the conclusion of the recital each performer was presented an engraved medallion.

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St. Pius X Class uses Bubbles for Learning

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Who doesn’t LOVE bubbles? SPX art classes “played” with bubbles as they learned about drawing 3 dimensional figures and how light reflects off objects. The results were beautiful and creative!

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Baker HS Girls’ Soccer Wins Area Championship

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Congratulations to the Baker High School varsity girls’ soccer team becoming 7A area champs! They are a hard-working bunch!
Team members are: Peyton Baker, Campbell Wysong, Macie Duncan, Elleson Bruce, Leslie Solis, Lindsey Busby, Haley Johansen, Abby Dorris, Mayar Maarouf, Lillian Tait, Ava Jackson, Kathryn Rice, Belle Vandyne, Ashley Taylor, Julianne Wilson, Reese Levene, Mallory Duncan, Peighton Butler, Aaliyah Watts, Alex Mueller, Harley Waits.

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MCPSS Film Festival Event at Mary B. Austin

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These Mary B. Austin students dressed in their red carpet finery, signed autographs for their biggest fans, smiled for the paparazzi, and watched the MCPSS Film Festival together. Many of their submitted films took home the trophy for the top film in their categories. Pictured are: (Front Row) Mrs. Mary Alice Pouliot, Rosie Pouliot, and Reese Parker. (Middle Row) Claire Parker, Shoma West, Wilson Wilcoxon, Leo Patterson, Sam Savage, Philip Mahtani, and Dylan Young. (Back Row) Ms. Melissa Whigham, Amelia Robinson, Shelby Parker, Leah Jane Mahtani, Lohi Wilcoxon, Sophia Patterson, Judah Johnson, Jawinze Sullivan, Jake Carter, Putnam Harris, Jack Oliver, and Mrs. Maria Gronowski.

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Davidson Students Selected as Azalea Trail Maids

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Congratulations to the following Davidson High School students who were selected to be Azalea Trail Maids for the 2021 – 2022 school year: Mackenzie Burnett; Bethany Davis; Sophie Formwalt; Anna-Marie Fulton; Sophia Glass; Evey Stubblefield; Alyssa Williams.

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