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Student Spotlights – May ’22

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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!

Small Hands Can Help Big" at Corpus Christi

Our Seton Sister’s have been busy! The Fourth graders helped with recycling at our parish fish fry. Second grade baked homemade dog treats, then donated them to a local animal shelter.

Davidson HS Student Selected as President of AL JROTC

For the second year in a row, a Davidson High student was selected as President of the Alabama JROTC. Carter Barros, a junior in the EPIC program, will follow his classmate, Hannah Bishop, who served as president this school year.

Corpus Christi Students Qualify for St. Thomas Aquinas Scholars Program

Congratulations to Maggie Byrne, Jack Baldridge, Samuel DeVilbiss and Garrison Hatcher for meeting the qualifications for the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholars program at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. We are proud of their academic accomplishments at Corpus Christi Catholic School.

Thank you to Council Traditional’s Red Ribbon Leader

Thank you to Evan, Council Traditional School’s Red Ribbon Leader, for planning and organizing a very successful community service project.  The entire Council family supported him and donated snacks and beverages to our neighbors at Allen Memorial Rehabilitation Center.

Mobile Bay Keepers Visit Dunbar Science Class

Mobile Bay Keepers came to Mrs. May’s 7th grade science classes at Dunbar Magnet School of Creative and Performing Arts to present on how human impact affects our local waterways with an emphasis on solutions to problems.

UMS-Wright Theatre Guild Presents Spring Production

The Upper School Theatre Guild was developed because of the desire of our students to perform on stage! This organization made up of students in grades 9-12 puts on two main stage productions each year. The second production of the 2021-22 school year was The Worst High School Play in the World. We are so proud of Mrs. Delaney and the entire cast and crew on a job well done. Cast and Crew: Levin Sconyers, Ridge Tanner, Maddox Lavelle, Mary Webster Burke, Grace Lyons, Landon Tanner, Ryan Walton, Garrett LaCoste, Mariah Smith, Will Kaufman, Joseph Taylor, Hayden Salter, March Tremayne, Hufton Parker, Shep Fountain, Rebekah Chappell, Addison Faggard, Braxton McMurphy, Edwin McCorquodale, Charles Saucier, Walker Busbee, Baileigh Whiddon, Mallory Duncan, Hayley Cleaton, Walker Busbee, Creighton Fowler, Mara Smith, Rohan Wallace, Luc Cave, Mallory Duncan, and Will McNair.

Craighead Teachers Win Grand Prize in Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge

Craighead Elementary teachers Gwenevere Jones (left) and Jennifer Murphy-Feagin (center), were named the grand prize winners for elementary schools in the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge and were recognized at the National Science Teaching Association conference recently. The Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge competition recognizes innovative science educators for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The prize includes a lab makeover support package valued at $10,000, as well as trip expenses for the conference. They’re pictured with MCPSS Science Academic Supervisor Dr. Melody Tucker.

Congratulations to Council's State Archery Team

We are so proud of our four archers, Maahir Patel, Graham Langham, Sid Patel, and Dylan Jones, who competed in the Alabama State Archery Tournament in Montgomery. Thank you to our amazing coaches Michelle Peterson and Cecelia McInnis.

Clark-Shaw Students Win at Alabama History Day

Clark-Shaw Magnet School had three students submit entries for the academic paper category in the History Day competition held at our school, and all three went on to the state-level competition on April 8th. We are proud to say that our students swept the junior division awards for academic papers! Eli Weatherford placed 1st in the state, Asia Lyons placed 2nd, and Lexington Bush placed 3rd. Eli and Asia will have their submissions move on to the national History Day competition in June sponsored by the University of Maryland. All of these students and their elective teacher, Mr. Brian Roberts, are to be commended for their achievements!

Pictured are Asia Lyons (7th), Eli Weatherford (7th), and Lexington Bush (8th).

Mobile Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Winners

Bryant’s Jailyn Swink, left, won first place in the Mobile Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. Joshua Slater of Faith Academy (middle) placed second and Mary G. Montgomery’s Bradley Andersen (right) finished third.

Meg Hunter-Kilmer Visits Little Flower Catholic School

Author and speaker, Meg Hunter-Kilmer, was in Mobile recently and was gracious enough to come to Little Flower Catholic School not once, but TWICE to speak with our students. She focused on Saints and how they are sometimes surprisingly like us (not always quiet and “holy-holy”). She has written 2 books about Saints and left a few for our students to enjoy. We are grateful for her presence and her presents (the books).

Barton Academy Holds Book Tasting

The Barton Academy School for Advanced World Studies recently held a “Book Tasting” event created and hosted by the Media Specialist, Mary Alice Pouliot, and made possible by the excellent partnership with Head Chef Gabi Wilson and her Bishop State culinary arts students, as well as Chef Rachel Baxter and her W.P. Davidson high school culinary arts students. There were new books to sample (students read selected passages from them off the different room “menus”) as well as an appetizer, entrée, and a dessert sample, all from the 1930’s, which matched the time and setting of the books introduced. A fiction and non-fiction text were introduced in each space as well as a food item. All of the books also tied in with the different grade level’s Project Based Learning essential questions and themes for the quarter. It was a delicious way to connect great learning, be introduced to new literature, foster a love of reading, and consider the culinary arts pathway as one that would ignite the students’ entrepreneurial spirits as well as their passion for food (from preparation and flavoring, to service, to food displays and food art).

Black History Living Museum at Little Flower Catholic School

Middle school students at Little Flower Catholic School put on a Black History Living Museum as a presentation to the student body. After studying their chosen person, they created a visual aid and helped to bring the historical personality to life for those visiting their display.

St. Ignatius 3rd Grade Play Dazzles!

The 3rd grade Impalas earned a standing ovation for their recent product of “Off Their Rockers”! The talented class portrayed elderly people rocking and rolling to the beat of the music in their nursing home rocking chairs. It was a fun filled afternoon showcasing God given talents!

St. Patrick’s Day at St. Ignatius

St. Patrick’s Day at St. Ignatius is so much fun! There was a leprechaun on the loose at St. Ignatius school! Some of our students set up traps in their classroom but the tricky leprechaun outsmarted them! Although the leprechaun left a big mess in their classrooms he also left sweet treats for his Impala friends!  The students also got to learn about St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland.

Cottage Hill Students Selected as Mobile Belles

Annie Dinkel and Allyson Ho will represent Cottage Hill Christian Academy and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society as ambassadors with the Mobile Belle program. This program instructs high school students in historic preservation and provides them with the skills needed to confidently serve as guides at the Historic Oakleigh House Museum for the 2022-2023 year.

Phillips Prep IB Champion of Character

6th grade student, Collin Smith, was chosen as Phillips Preparatory’s IB Champion of Character this month. Collin exhibits several IB Learner profile traits. The most outstanding trait is “Balanced.” Mrs. Eiland states, “Collin is polite, organized, and he is ready to learn every day when he enters my computer science class.”

CHCA Students in Youth Leadership Mobile Initiative

Aidan Quave and Becca Steedley, both juniors at Cottage Hill Christian Academy, completed their individual service projects as part of the Youth Leadership Mobile program. Aidan and Becca helped sponsor and furnish a reading room at the Dumas Wesley Community Center. We are proud of these students for working alongside of their peers to better their community!

St. Luke’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian

St. Luke’s celebrated End of the Year – Upper School Awards with the grand finale announcement of Valedictorian and Salutatorian for 2022!  Congratulations to Connor Ferguson – Valedictorian and Kevin Ori – Salutatorian for being awarded our highest academic honors.  We are proud of their many, many accomplishments and can’t wait to see what their bright futures hold.

A+ College Ready Announces 15 New Participating High Schools and Middle Schools

Denton Magnet School of Technology has received a three-year grant to partner with A+ College Ready, a statewide initiative that aims to increase the number of high school graduates prepared for the challenge of college courses through increasing rigor in classrooms in grades 6-11 while expanding access to Advanced Placement (AP*) courses in high school.  The purpose of this partnership will be raising academic rigor in the school, training and supporting teachers to facilitate challenging, yet scaffolded, instruction, and to measure student achievement and growth using the PSAT 8/9.