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Student Spotlights – February 2024

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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.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
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Cypress Grove Academy Serves the Community

– Cypress Grove Academy Serves the Community

Cypress Grove Academy House leaders shared gifts of food with a local homeless shelter this Christmas, and Grammar school students shared the gift of song with a local assisted living community.

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St. Luke’s Culinary Medicine Students Receive Nutrition Lesson from Guest Chef

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St. Luke’s Culinary Medicine students created delicious fried rice and rice noodle dishes under the direction of our guest chef, Adam Korzun, who is the Director of Performance Nutrition for the Green Bay Packers. He oversees all aspects of player nutrition, hydration, and supplementation and manages and operates the organization’s Team Dining and Staff Dining.

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Satsuma High School Senior Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

– Satsuma High School Senior Selected for U S

Congratulations to Satsuma High School Senior Ashland Ross, who was recently selected for the United States Senate Youth Program sponsored by the Hearst Foundation. As a delegate, Ashland will represent Alabama when when she travels to Washington, D.C., in early March to hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Department of State and Defense, and directors of federal agencies; as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and possibly the President of the United States. In addition to participating in this prestigious week of events, Ashland will also receive a $10,000 scholarship for her accomplishment.
At Satsuma, Ashland is the President of Student Council, a Junior City Council representative, and an active member and officer in multiple clubs and honor societies. She also serves as the Second Lady-in-Waiting of the 2023-2024 Mobile Azalea Trail Court. After graduating, Ashland plans to pursue a degree in the pre-law tract with the intentions of serving in public office one day.

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Mary B. Austin Teacher Nominates for LifeChanger of the Year Award

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As the technology teacher at Mary B. Austin Elementary and Mobile County Public Schools, Maria Gronowski has impacted countless lives! With over 500 students yearly, she makes the effort to build strong relationships with everyone teaches. She has been nominated for the 2023-2024 Lifechanger of the Year Award sponsored by National Life Group. You can read more about her nomination at https://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/nomination_detail.cfm?NominationID=21142

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Covenant Christian School Donates to Feeding the Gulf Coast

– Covenant Christian School Donates to Feeding the Gulf Coast

Thank you to all of our Covenant Christian School Junior High students who jumped in to help load canned goods and to our service elective students who led the effort. Amazing! These cans are headed to Feeding the Gulf Coast.

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Little Flower School Presents Christmas Talents and Treats

– Little Flower School Presents Christmas Talents and Treats

Little Flower students and staff helped get the whole school in the Christmas spirit with their program named CHRISTMAS TALENTS AND TREATS. Students sang solo pieces, a pantomime piece, and a choral piece with nearly 20 students on the stage. Teachers gave the audience some thoughtful performances as well. A husband and wife duo, a poetry reading, and the real story of the first Christmas from Saint Luke’s Gospel let the audience see the adults shine. At the end of the performance, student performers passed around trays of sweets. We are grateful to Mrs. Lehman and Miss Hill for their hard work to make the show such a success.

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Clark-Shaw’s NJHS Students Organize Toy Drive

Clark Shaw’s NJHS Students Organize Toy Driv

Clark-Shaw’s NJHS students helped to organize the toy drive at school again this year. Students encouraged others to bring toys to support our local community.

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Mary B. Austin Student Wins Category in MCPSS Film Festival Poster Design Contest

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Congratulations to 5th Grader Destinee Barnes on winning the elementary digital category for the 2024 MCPSS Film Festival Poster Design Contest. She created her digital design during Innovative Labs and was among almost 50 digital entries for the school. She will be recognized along with the other winners at the Film Festival in April. Pictured are representatives from the Instructional Technology Department, Destinee and principal Melissa Whigham.

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Parents join St. Luke's New Middle School Flight & Space Class for a Day of Fun

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St. Luke’s 6th grade Flight and Space class had “Bring Your Parent to Class Day” to allow our students and parents time to collaborate on class work and for the parents to have the opportunity to see what their students are learning in a class setting. Each student had three projects: creating paper airplanes, fuel pumps using air balloons, and propellants using liquid rocket fuel.

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St. Luke’s 3rd Grade Brings History to Life

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St. Luke’s 3rd-grade students recently took a journey back in time to learn about the customs of the Colonial era by dressing in colonial-style clothing and making candles, quilting, writing with quill and ink, making and playing colonial games, making butter for biscuits, weaving, etc. They also visited an apothecary to learn about medical care during colonial times and that doctors of the time were nothing like medical professionals today. Oftentimes, common illnesses and minor injuries resulted in death. Only those who could afford expensive medical care were treated by a “doctor.”

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HCA Student Council Announces Officers

HCA Student Council Announces Officer

Heartwood Christian Academy’s Student Council officers were formerly installed in a ceremony during the Thanksgiving luncheon. The officers received pens honoring the office held. Congratulations to the following officers for the countless hours of dedication and hard work since the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year: Marabella Wilmoth, President; Lauren Higgins, Vice President; Sophie Tritch, 1st Vice President; and Libby March, Secretary. Twenty-twenty-three Student Council’s project highlights include a high school Meet and Greet social, Operation Shoebox Missions, and reading to the lower school. A myriad of meetings, fundraising, and bulletin boards were met with enthusiasm and an effort to complete the mission.

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Clark-Shaw Cheerleaders

Clark Shaw cheerleaders

Clark-Shaw cheerleaders are pillars of their community. They strive to be positive and productive members of their communities by adhering to their personal values and having a shared responsibility in supporting others through various events.

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Book Gifts at Little Flower Middle School

– Book Gifts at Little Flower Middle School

The Little Flower Catholic School middle school library was visited by a generous benefactor who left a stocking for every student. Each stocking held a book and a Christmas wish for happy reading. Some say they heard reindeer on the roof before the stockings showed up, but that couldn’t be confirmed.

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Phillips Preparatory I.B. Learner Profile Highlight

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Phillips Preparatory I.B. Learner profile highlight for the month was “Principled.” Our standout students for this trait were 6th grade student, Broderick West and 7th grade student, Kyleigh Southall. Our I.B. Teacher of the month is Ms. Thomaston.

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Corpus Christi Art Club Places 2nd in Christmas Tree Contest

– Corpus Christi Art Club Places nd in Christmas Tree Contest

The Corpus Christi Art Club received 2nd place in the Mobile Regional Art Christmas Tree Contest. Over the last few months our students have worked hard creating each ornament. Thank you, Mrs. Moulder and Mr. Stoyka for sharing your passion and love for Art with our students.

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Physics Made FUN at Heartwood Christian Academy

Physics Made FUN at Heartwood Christian Academy

Heartwood Christian Academy high school students enjoyed hands-on learning through the exploration of physics. Mrs. Callahan’s physics class participated in a challenge with the students required to construct a catapult. The design was left up to the student … no rules. Students learned about force, acceleration, and gravity through hands-on competitions using marshmallows, ping pong balls, marbles, and more to see which design would move the object farther and catch the object. Mrs. Callahan furthered the learning by having students demonstrate their knowledge by applying test runs, data entries, and final measurements. Mrs. Callahan’s science classes consistently exceed expectations!

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