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Student Spotlights – April ’23

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Student School Spotlights March April Mobile Bay Parents
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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Congratulations to Council's Science Fair Winners

1 – Congratulations to Councils Science Fair Winners

Council Traditional School’s Annual 5th Grade Science Fair was a huge success! Jaxon Crownover won 1st place in the Physics category, as well as, was named Best In Show overall. The following students won 1st place in their respective categories: Braxton Inge– 1st place in Food Science, Ava Howell– 1st place in Biology, Lydia Nelson– 1st place in Chemistry and Myles Dawkins– 1st place in Engineering. Congratulations to these students for their achievement at this year’s science fair. We are so proud of each and every participant. Well done, 5th grade.

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Council Students Spread the Love

3 Council Students Spread the Love

“Spread the Love” is exactly what the students at Council Traditional School did when they hosted a peanut butter and jelly drive benefitting one of our local food banks. The mission of Feeding the Gulf Coast, formally Bay Area Food Bank, is to nourish our community and help establish stronger, healthier families. We are so proud of our students for giving back to our community.

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Acton Academy Mobile Celebrates Read Across America Day

10 – Acton Academy Mobile Celebrates Read Across America Day

Acton Academy Mobile students celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss for National Read Across America Day! Inspired by the Cat in the Hat, these Acton Eagles each chose their own hat to wear and read with!

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Barton Academy Vex IQ Students Compete at State

8 – Barton Academy Vex IQ Students Compete at State

In less than two years, we’ve reopened Alabama’s first public school, built numerous academic, athletic, STEM, fine arts, and extracurricular programs from the ground up- and recently, our VEX IQ Robotics teams competed in Auburn against 74 teams at the state level and represented us amazingly well!! Two teams made it to the finals and finished 8th and 11th in the state! Congrats to our Barton Competitive Robotics students and their hard-working sponsor, Mrs. Bolton, and co-sponsor, Ms. Powell (now MRS. Leousis) on a fabulous season!

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Causey Middle School Archery Places 1st

6 – Causey Middle School Archery Places 1st

The Causey Archery Team competed in the Alma Bryant Regionals. Out of 11 middle schools, they placed first with a team score of 3322! Ethan Wheat was top overall shooter in the entire tournament; Brycen Conner came in 3rd for middle school boys. Isabella Green came in 1st and Kayley Miller came in 2nd for middle school girls. The archery team has secured their bid to the State Championship in April.

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Denton’s Robotics Teams Dominated at the Alabama State Tournament

2 – Dentons Robotics Teams Dominated at the Alabama State Tournament

Denton’s robotics teams dominated at the Alabama State Tournament on February 15 and 16. It was a dream come true for both teams to work their way to the top and compete against each other in the championship match! Since both Denton Robotics Teams made it to the championship match, Denton now holds the position of Alabama Tournament Champions and Alabama Tournament Runner-Ups. Our championship team was UNDEFEATED the entire tournament going 10-0! The Alabama Tournament Champions are: (8th graders) Kaylyn Fetherland, Hamza Mohamed, Bria Poellnitz, Gerren Rease (7th graders) Owen Freeman, Jack Hill, Jack Hoyle. The Alabama Tournament Runner-Ups are: (8th graders) Jordan Barron, Ethan Emonina, Daisy Taylor (7th graders) Jovanni Hernandez, Aiden Joiner. Up next, VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas!

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Barton Academy’s Hi-Q Team Finishes in the Top Ten

9 – Barton Academys Hi Q Team Finishes in the Top Ten

In our first-ever Hi-Q season, our Barton (9th grade only) Hi-Q team competed against VARSITY competition and finished the season within the Top 10 of teams comprised of both public and private schools. We are so proud of their accomplishment!

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Academy Mobile Teams Up with Local Artist, Kari Ransom

11 – Academy Mobile Teams Up with Local Artist Kari Ransom

Students at Acton Academy Mobile team up with local artist, Kari Ransom, from Coastal Makers Art Studio Downtown Mobile. They learned to make playdough from scratch, then discovered sculpting techniques to dye and form their own dough into the human heart, as they are studying the Human Body in their afternoon Quest times!

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Little Flower Catholic School Lenten Devotions

4 – Little Flower Catholic School Lenten Devotions

The Fridays in Lent take on a somber tone as the students and faculty pray at the fourteen stations commemorating the suffering and death of Christ. The students know that prayerful moments in the 40 days of Lent lead to the joys of Easter.

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Causey Middle school Robotics Teams Excel at State!

Causey had 7 robotics team compete in the FLL Alabama State Championship over the Mardi Gras break. These teams competed against 24 of the best FIRST LEGO LEAGUE teams in Alabama. Congratulations to team 52195 – Ctrl+Alt+Compete – for winning the Breakthrough Award and to team 52197 – Shark Attack – for winning the Core Value award. Great job to all teams for competing and representing Causey so well!
52195 pic is Ctrl+Alt+Compete: Blaiklee, Ellie, Kamren, Casey, Nate, Tai, David (L-R)
52197 pic is Shark Attack: Jacob, Tate, Jackson, Bennett, Landon, Sydney, Ella (L-R)

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Dunbar Black Box Players Superior Rankings at Alabama Junior Thespian Festival

17 – Dunbar Black Box Players Superior Rankings at Alabama Junior Thespian Festival

St. Mary 7th grade ambassadors spread St. Valentine’s during the annual St. Mary Media Munch! St. Mary thanks City and Archdiocesan officials, community partners, and Mobile’s media for what they do for the local community throughout the year.
Pictured: St. Mary 7th grade students pay a visit to Mayor Stimpson with Valentine’s Day appreciation treats! Pictured are Liam Ollis, Magnus Hansen, Kennedy Hambright, and Abigail Blaize. Submitted by Marcelle Naman. Photo by Emili Hansen

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Dunbar Stage Door Players Win Big at ACT Theatre for Youth Festival

18 – Dunbar Stage Door Players Win Big at ACT Theatre for Youth Festival

On Saturday, February 25th, Dunbar’s Stage Door Players (Theatre II) attended the ACT Theatre for Youth Festival in Montgomery, AL. Students competed against fellow thespians from across the state.
Congratulations to: Deviana W. and TeNiyah E. (Allstars – 2nd place Duet Acting) AND Jaliyah H. , Ellionna P, and Alana G. (Allstars – 2nd place Group Acting)! We are so proud of all of you!!! SO EXCITING!!!

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Denton Magnet NJHS Celebrates Read Across America

13 – Denton Magnet NJHS Celebrates Read Across America

National Junior Honor Society students at Denton Magnet School of Technology recognized Read Across America Day by volunteering to virtually read aloud to elementary students around the district. NJHS sponsor and library media specialist, Mrs. Quinones, said that once she sent out the form for elementary teachers to sign up for a reading spot, the response was overwhelming!

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LWCC Kingdom Academy Students Treasure Hunt

21 – LWCC Kingdom Academy Students Treasure Hunt

The LWCC Kingdom Academy Students enjoyed a treasure hunt in Cooper Riverside Park. They learned about objects and pieces of art in and around the park, gaining a greater knowledge of their environment and community. The weather was great and the students had a blast!

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Dunbar Artists Represented at The Visual Arts Achievement Program Reception

19 – Dunbar Artists Represented at The Visual Arts Achievement Program Reception

District 1 Visual Arts Achievement Program and Young at Art Reception and Awards Ceremony. The reception was held at MAC’s Gallery in downtown Mobile.
The Visual Arts Achievement Program provides opportunities for students in grades 6 through 12 to be recognized for their contributions to the visual arts at the local and state levels. Seven of our Dunbar student’s art were chosen to represent our school: Cheyanne Crum, Maria Little, Chrisalynn Turner, Corynne Swan, Fey Bettner, Mckenzie Wilkerson, and Amelia Broach.
Amelia Broach won 1st place in the Drawing category and will go on to compete in the State level! Congratulations Amelia!!!
It was a beautiful day in downtown Mobile! Thank you to all who came out to tour the gallery and see our super creative student’s work!

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Satsuma High School Senior Named a Stamps Scholar

14 – Satsuma High School Senior Named a Stamps Scholar

Congratulations to Satsuma High School senior Radley Rawls for recently being named a Stamps Scholar for his upcoming enrollment at Tulane University. Founded in 2006, the Stamps Scholars Program partners with 36 universities across the United States and the United Kingdom to reward exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation. Awarded to only five students per university, this highly competitive and prestigious scholarship covers the entire cost of enrollment and attendance for Radley’s five-year course of study as an architecture student and will also include an enrichment fund to support supplemental programs such as studying abroad or undergraduate research. Satsuma High School is extremely proud of Radley and all of his endeavors, and we cannot wait to see his achievements at Tulane.

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Causey Middle School's Cheerleading Squad Places First

23 – Causey Middle Schools Cheerleading Squad Places First

Causey Middle School’s cheerleading squad placed first in the Junior Varsity Non-Building category at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship held in February in Orlando.

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MCPSS Students Shine at the Alabama History Day

Students from Mobile County Public Schools took home 18 of the 30 awards and three special awards last month from Alabama History Day in Montgomery! Earning first-place honors in their respective categories were Mya Pettaway of Murphy; Kyla Barnett of Clark-Shaw; Tyler Macon of Phillips Preparatory; and the teams of Janiyah Curry and Brelyn Pettway and Keani Betts, Cherish Harris and Kendra Nicholson of Burns Middle. Earning special awards were Macon and Murphy’s Ddwayne Lockett-James and Marc Leyk.
Earning second-place awards were: Lockett-James and Nakeria Woods of Murphy; Jayla Matthews, Aleice Wood, Amiyah Smith and Shameria Duncan of Blount; Jazmine Calderon and Dakota Meinhardt of Citronelle; Ashanti Molette, Layla McCants, Samiha Rox and Zoey Beckham of Burns; and Mia Kastor, Zander Snyman and Coston Korotky of Phillips. Earning third-place honors were: Leyk of Murphy; Brayden Helton and Brandan Gibson of Citronelle; Bryce Herbert, Colin Foster, Jason Williams and Joshua Hutchinson of Burns; and Oliver Horn of Phillips.
First- and second-place winners qualify to compete in the National History Day (NHD) in Washington, D.C. in June. Third-place winners qualify as alternates.

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