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Student Spotlights December 2022

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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!

Phillips Preparatory’s IB Learners for October

Phillips Preparatory’s IB Learners for October are Calla Tate, Logan Foster, and Raeed Hossain. They were chosen by their teachers for exhibiting the IB Learner Profile: KNOWLEDGEABLE. Students who are knowledgeable develop and use conceptual understanding. They explore knowledge across a range of disciplines, while engaging with the issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Phillips Preparatory School 1st Quarter A and A/B Honor Roll

Phillips Preparatory School is proud of our almost 200 students who made A and A/B honor roll for 1st quarter. These 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students made all A’s on their first quarter report cards! Way to go, Pirates!

Allentown Elementary October 2022 GATOR Kids

Pre-K – 2nd Grade: Front Row –Caleb Henderson, Gervacia Perez-Martin, Emmie Gattina, Easton Knighten, McKenzie Longstreet, Mila Robison, Aniyah Williams. Middle Row –Fred Hunt, Russell tripp, Mia Jones, Camille Jones, Kyley Nichols, Levi Walley. Back Row – Gabby Jordan, Benjamin Cox, Brantson Hensarling, Bakary Gueye, Cameron Minton.
3rd – 5th Grade: Front Row – Ava Jpnes, Anaya Inge, Harper Roberts, Aliyah Collins, Joy Zheng. Middle Row –Yesica Vargas, Brantley Witteveen, Cali Carter, Elliot Devery, Gabrielle Collins, Damiah Harris. Back Row – Levi Hinkle, Huntleigh Combs, Ethan McDuffie, Katelyn Coggin, Emilyn Bearden, Jo Ravellette, Robert Gatewood.

Davidson High School’s IB Seniors Explore Camp Scoutshire

Davidson High School’s IB seniors explored Camp Scoutshire for two days as part of a long-term interdisciplinary project. Students worked collaboratively alongside DHS IB Biology instructor, Dr. Ryan Moody, and DHS IB Chemistry instructor, Robin Stefurak. They assessed water quality in multiple water sources and soil nutrient content from the surrounding area to determine how it affected the local plant communities. Students then reviewed and discussed the implications of these findings on the environment. In addition to this, these dedicated students had picnics, ate smores, and overall enjoyed their time in nature!

Welcome to the St. Mary Ollis Pavilion and Lauten Courts

St. Mary Parish held the official surprise reveal for donors on September 15 with the big surprise the New Pavilion was named for St. Mary’s beloved St. Mary Catholic School Principal of over 20 years, Debbie Ollis! After a big thank you to our donors and the Cummings Architecture and Withering Construction team, the surprise was revealed. St. Mary thanks pavilion co-chairs Matt Boos and Joe Collins and their volunteer team for making a dream a reality for St. Mary’s! Submitted by Marcelle Naman.

Little Flower Catholic School Celebrated Feast Day

Little Flower School celebrated the feast day of their patron saint, St. Therese of Lisieux. The feast day celebration included a lovely ceremony in which students brought forward roses as a reminder of the promise that St. Therese made, “After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good on earth.” Each year one student is chosen to represent St. Therese in the ceremony.

St. Dominic Catholic School Pumpkin Book Reports

St. Dominic Catholic School first grade students completed a book report pumpkin project! Each student selected a book to read and then decorated a pumpkin after a character of their book. They also presented their projects to the class.

Cops for Kids visits Acton Academy Mobile

Cops for Kids had a special visit to Acton Academy Mobile students as they learned about Community Helpers. Officers Jeremy March and Officer Randall Wheeler taught students all about how and why police protect our city! The even had a special guest, “Lady” from the K9 Unit show off her skills.

Mobile Christian Cross Country Teams’ Successful Season

CONGRATULATIONS to Mobile Christian cross country teams!! All of our leopards qualified for state, with our boys team winning Sectional Runner-Up! We had three runners have top ten finishes; Kylie Powell, Mattie McNeal, and Mei Lin McNeal! Great job leopards! They compete the first weekend in November at the AHSAA Cross Country Meet in Oakville, AL. We are proud of our runners!

St. Dominic Catholic School Supports Box of Joy Project

St. Dominic Catholic School students and families support the Box of Joy project each year. This year they filled 142 shoeboxes for children in need. This project provided an opportunity for a simple, fun, tangible, and meaningful work of mercy to benefit the poorest of the poor in developing countries.

Middle School Volleyball Championship

Congratulations to the Grand Bay and Denton Magnet volleyball teams, which won the middle school county championships! Grand Bay won the large-school title and Denton won the small-school division.

Little Flower Catholic School Toy Bowl Participants

Little Flower Catholic School is so proud to have been represented in the Toy Bowl Court by four outstanding eighth grade students. Left to right: Avrian Pauley, Makayla Henage, Jamon Jones-Hunter, and Karrington George enjoyed Toy Bowl weekend festivities.

Dunbar Magnet Studies Phases of Mitosis

This week at Dunbar Magnet School in Mrs. May’s 7th grade science class, students used yarn to construct a model of the phases of mitosis and then described what happens during each phase.

Mobile County Public Schools JROTC Cadet Brigade Leaders

The cadets who will serve in Mobile County Public Schools JROTC Cadet Brigade leadership positions for the 2022-2023 school year were announced recently in ceremonies at their respective schools. These cadets have proven worthy of ascending to leadership positions not just at their own schools, but for the whole county.
They are:
· Cadet Brigade Commander – C/COL Robert Huber, Theodore High School
· Cadet Command Sergeant Major – C/CSM Krista Office, Baker High School
· Cadet Deputy Brigade Commander – C/COL Emma Cox, Baker High School
· Cadet Brigade Operations Officer – C/COL Nia Inge-Duncan, Vigor High School
· Cadet Brigade Logistics Officer – C/COL Lichelle Johnson, B.C. Rain High School
These cadets were chosen through a rigorous selection process by the JROTC Brigade Cadet Command Selection Board. Their duties will include organizing events for JROTC units around the county.

St. Luke's Lower School Chapel Choir

St. Luke’s lower school chapel choir is led by Mr. Joe Setzer. They practice once a week before school and perform each Tuesday morning in lower school chapel. The “Japonica Chapel Choir” also recently sang the National Anthem in front of a large crowd before the Homecoming Game. We are so proud of their continued improvement and love of singing.

Mobile Christian School First Quarter Awards

Mobile Christian rocked and rolled through the 1st quarter! Our elementary school students received awards for Perfect Attendance, for being Rockin’ Readers, and for making the Honor Roll during our Rock n Roll Honors Program.

Dunbar Magnet School of Performing and Creative Arts Student Submissions

Mrs. Quinn at Dunbar Magnet School of Performing and Creative Arts states, “I continue to be amazed at the talent of our students.” This is some of their current work which has been submitted for contests at the Environmental Center and Lending Tree. They are led by a caring and knowledgeable teacher, Mrs. Quinn.