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Student Spotlights (Nov 21)

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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!

Causey Middle School Volleyball Champs

Congratulations to the Causey Middle School volleyball team. They are the 2021 MCPSS Large Division Volleyball County Champions! Congratulations to these girls and coaches on a fantastic season.

Davidson HS DECA Club Holds Fundraiser for Hurricane Ida Victims

The Davidson High School DECA Club, led by Mr. Daigle, spearheaded a fundraiser for South Lafourche High School in Louisiana after it sustained significant damage from Hurricane Ida. Club members collected $1250 and it was donated directly to relief efforts. Go Warriors!

E.R. Dickson Elementary’s Red Ribbon Student Leader

Congratulations to Nicholas Lockette who was selected as the Red Ribbon Student Leader for E.R. Dickson. Nicholas is an outstanding student who exemplifies trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. As the Red Ribbon Student Leader, Nicholas will assist with organizing the activities for Red Ribbon Week and rally the student body with this year’s theme: “Drug-Free Looks Like Me!” Nicholas will also be responsible for planning and executing a community service project to help his peers build a connection to the community and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

Davidson Student Named Crichton Optimist’s Offensive Lineman of the Week

Congratulations to Davidson High School’s Class of 2022 Julius Kidd for being named the Crichton Optimist’s Offensive Lineman of the Week in September. In addition to being a standout on the football field, Julius has maintained a GPA of 3.8 while taking honors classes at DHS. He is a true DHS Warrior!

Allentown Elementary October GATOR Kids

Pre-K – 2nd Grade, Front Row: Carsen Smith, Kate Joerger, A’riyah McQueen, Jason Becker, Joseph Martin, and Emmie Gattina. Middle Row: Law Curseen, Gabriella Jordan, Brantson Hensarling, Sadie James, and Aubri Tolbert. Back Row: Keristen Williams, Margaret Franklin, Ambree Cochran, Jase Mohammed, Johndass Soekhies, De’ Shanti Doss, and Mason Ellis. Not Pictured: Brooklyn Barnett and Callie Emrich.
3rd – 5th Grade, Front Row: Easton Moye, Emalynee Jamison, Matthew Adams, Kierra Vance, Naomi Ramos, and Kal’lis Crayton. Middle Row: Jonathan Andres Vargas, Ryland Hampton, Mareme Gueye, Aleah Nadeau, and Madisyn Taylor. Back Row: Brianna Patterson, King West, Alissa Cobb, Layla Roberts, Mar’Kell Inge, and Sophia Adams. Not Pictured: Phoenyx Andrews.

Hutchens ES PE Teacher Named National Outstanding Coordinator of the Year

Congratulations to Hutchens Elementary PE teacher Emily Moore, who was named the national Outstanding Coordinator of the Year for the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge! Hutchens raised $30,000 last year for Kids Heart Challenge, which focuses on whole-body wellness while raising donations for the AHA to help kids with heart-related health issues.

Piano Instruction at Old Shell Road Magnet School

Students at Old Shell Road Magnet School are learning piano skills in the new piano lab thanks to a generous grant from Alabama Arts Education Initiative. This new state-of-the-art music lab has 28 full-sized keyboards along with individual headphones enabling students to receive optimal piano instruction.

UMS-Wright Middle School Drama Club presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

The Middle School Drama Club was developed years ago because of the desire of our students to perform on stage! This organization made up of students in grades 5-8 puts on two main stage productions each year. The first production of the 2021-22 school year was “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The audience followed Lucy on her visit to the magical land of Narnia and her quest to overthrow the White Witch and restore Aslan to the throne. We can hardly wait to see what this talented group puts on next!
Cast and crew: Emma Marmande, Emily Walton, Hannah Martin, Stephanie Wink, Grey Rodning, Ellis Grimm, Liam Smith, Emily Waters, Elizabeth Denson, Finley Gartman, Clem Smith, Killian Delaney, Brody Green, Jonah Williams, Ellie Gartman, Stacy Rose, Lilly Cunningham, Margaret Arendall, Sophia Tombrello, Harper Williams, McKenzie Greene, Genevieve Romano, Lila Mattei, Lillian Zurfluh, Lauren Greenwald, Frances Busbee, Reid Riddell, Richie Nguyen, Mary Frances Gipson, Alex Mitchell, Gunnar Howell, William Marmande, Henry Arrington, Richard Delaney, Anderson Watt, Chloe Clukies, Avery Sconyers, Piper Clark, Ava Davidson, Dylan Wink, Will Arendall, Price Lamb, Josue Heath, Addison England, Grant Howard, Brian Minh, Mohammad Qasim, Gaillard Passmore, Cade Marks, Coleman Oswalt, Peyton Wal, Arabella Bedsole, Campbell Murphy, Marina Hess, and John Greyson Self. Thank you to our Spotlight Sponsor 22nd State Bank!

Dunbar Math Champs

Super Proud of our Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School students and Math Team! Let’s keep up the great work! #DunbarDoesIt

Oktoberfest at Phillips Preparatory School

Ms. Kochurova’s students at Phillips Preparatory School celebrated Oktoberfest in their German classes. They had fun participating in a virtual trip, learning popular German songs and dances, and engaging in lively discussions. Students also created their own heart necklaces, one of Oktoberfest’s traditions.

Causey Homecoming Week

Causey Middle School celebrated homecoming October 4-8, 2021. Congratulations to the Causey Football team for a big win over Phillips.

St. Pius X Catholic School Loves our First Responders!

St. Pius X hosted the 7th Annual “True Blue” day on Thursday, September 16, featuring Father Savoie’s famous home-grilled hamburgers. Father served over 140 of Mobile’s finest, and even treated the entire campus – faculty, staff and students – to one of his delicious burgers. We cannot thank those who serve our community enough for all that they do for us. And a special thank you to Father Savoie and our volunteers for making this day a huge success!

UMS-Wright Students Named in National Merit Competition

Walker Willcox, Sofia Swann, Edward Tremayne and Edward Ladd have been named Semifinalists in the 2021-2022 National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition. They will now have the opportunity to advance in the competition for National Merit Scholarships. Over 1.6 million students in over 22,000 high schools entered the competition, with roughly 16,000 making the cut as semifinalists.
Larom Segev, Rohan Wallace and Mary Webster Burke have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition. Congratulations to all!

MGM Future Farmers of America Members Attend Conference

Members of Mary G. Montgomery High School’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) Chapter attended the Joint Leadership Development Conference in downtown Mobile on Thursday, October 7. The students heard motivational speakers talk about how to be successful, compassionate and effective leaders. Standing L-R: Aly Mayhall (Treasurer), Wyatt Horne (Vice-President), Emma Mayo (Reporter). Seated L-R: Alexandriah McMillian (President), Emma Wiggins (Secretary) and Ms. Emily Dent (Advisor).

UMS-Wright Girls’ & Boys’ Track Teams Clinch State Titles

Patrick Sinclair is Phillip Preparatory’s IB Student of the Week. The IB Learner profile trait that describes Patrick is Balanced and Principled. Mrs. Eiland says, “Patrick is an amazing student who strives to be organized and is always on task.” Way to go, Patrick! Your fellow Pirates are very proud of you.

St. Mary Kindergarten Hard Hats for the Love of Reading

St. Mary Kindergartners in Mrs. Ellen Marston’s class were so hard at work reading that hard hats were required! The book was “Dig Dig, Digging” by Margaret Mayo.

Clark-Shaw Homecoming Winners

This year’s Homecoming Week at Clark-Shaw Magnet School included some new features which will hopefully become traditions for years to come. In addition to Homecoming Queen, three new titles were introduced: Homecoming King, Mr. Football, and Ms. Volleyball. Candidates were from the 8th grade and were selected by a school-wide vote. Paris Jiles won Homecoming Queen and Malik Jackson won Homecoming King. Todrick Withers was named Mr. Football, while London Wells was named Ms. Volleyball. Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a week full of spirit days and our football team capped off the week with a big win over Phillips.

St. Luke’s National Merit Semifinalists

St. Luke’s is proud to announce our students for being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Last Fall, about 1.6 million juniors across the nation took the PSAT and recently The National Merit Scholarship Program named the TOP 1% of these students as National Merit Semifinalists. Congratulations to Connor Ferguson & John McElroy for representing less than ONE PERCENT of high school seniors in the U.S.! Additionally, Kevin Ori was named a Commended Scholar and recognized for his exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT.