MA Junior Selected for Leadership Program
Junior Will Hardin has been selected to join the AHSAA Student Leadership Program. As a member of the program, Will has committed to a two-year journey to help guide the AHSAA with his input as both an athlete and a scholar. We are proud of Will and look forward to seeing how his leadership shapes the future of high school athletics for the next two years.
Montgomery Catholic Hosts Joint Elementary Field Day/Works of Mercy Day
For the first time in Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s 149 year history, the entire school gathered together at the Middle and High School Campus for a school wide Mass on Friday, March 24, 2023. It was a day of joining together in worship, service to our community, and in fellowship with each other.
“Having all students, faculty, and staff from four campuses together for Mass is incredibly special. We were excited to be able to have all of our students in one place, for one Mass, united in one mission,” says Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School President, Justin Castanza. “Our vision this year has been Called to Sainthood, and this day brought that vision to life as we worshipped, played, and served together as a school community.”
Over 1,000 people, including 800 students in K3 through 12th grade, 100 faculty and staff, and 100 volunteers joined together in worship to begin the day. Following Mass, Middle and High School students participated in their Annual Works of Mercy Day. High School students went out into the community to volunteer at various service locations, and Middle School students spent their morning performing acts of service around the school. Service locations for High School students included the YMCA of Greater Montgomery, Hope Inspired Ministries, Life on Wheels, Mercy House, Father Parcell’s Home at City of St. Jude, Montgomery Zoo, Catholic Social Services, and more.
Elementary students from both St. Bede Campus and Holy Spirit Campus enjoyed their first ever joint field day on the Middle and High School Campus.
Faulkner Takes Over ACA Upper School for the Day
ACA had the unique opportunity to have Faulkner University come to campus and take over the day for our Sophomores and Juniors. They got to experience college classes in the areas of Health Science, Finance, Music, Computer Science, Literature, Biology, Criminal Forensics, and Biblical Ethics. They were able to rotate through the 8 different areas in 25 minute sessions. They also offered Lunch and Learns in other programs offered on Faulkner’s campus. It was such a great day!
Eastwood Christian School Congratulates AISA State Art Show Winners
Congratulations to Eastwood Christian School students, Emma Bengochea, 1st grade, Camden Kent, 3rd grade, and Emmylou Gaines, 1st grade. They were each awarded 2nd place for their artwork at the 2023 AISA State Art Competition.
TRINITY NAMES SATCHER INTERIM HEAD OF SCHOOL
Montgomery, Ala. – Trinity Presbyterian School has named Suzanne Satcher interim head of school as current Head of School Bill Shelnutt concludes his tenure at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Satcher will begin the transition into her new role in the coming weeks.
Mrs. Satcher, a 23-year employee of the school, most recently served in the role of Director of Guidance & Assessment K-12 as both an academic and guidance counselor. She directs the school’s standardized, advanced placement, and related testing programs. Satcher is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Alabama School Counselor Association (ALSCA).
Mrs. Satcher originally joined the Trinity faculty as the Lower School Counselor, a position she held for 15 years. During that time, Mrs. Satcher spearheaded the school’s kindergarten admissions testing program and was instrumental in the development of the admissions department.
“Mrs. Satcher’s 23 years of service as a Trinity educator has given her a deep understanding of our school and has equipped her with extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and methodologies necessary for the delivery of an exceptional Christ-centered education,” said Dr. David Stanley, chairman of the Trinity Presbyterian School Board of Trustees. “We are confident Mrs. Satcher is the right leader for this time.”
Mrs. Satcher and her husband, Matt, attend First United Methodist Church, where she has taught Sunday school and Bible school for almost 20 years. The Satchers are the parents of one son, Matthew, a 2021 graduate of Trinity who is pursuing a degree at Auburn University.
In the coming months, Trinity’s Board of Trustees will initiate a search to identify a permanent head of school.
Trinity Presbyterian School is Montgomery’s foremost educational institution, binding academic excellence with Christian values. Providing a challenging college-preparatory education, Trinity provides a rigorous academic program, committed educators, outstanding athletics and a nurturing family environment.
Saint James School Math Team Places First In Statewide High School Math Contest
Saint James School students competed on the 2023 Alabama Statewide High School Math Contest held at Auburn University of Montgomery on February 25, 2023. The team is a part of Division II. Saint James had students compete in two different subject areas: Comprehensive and Algebra II.
Winning first place in Division II, the students who competed against other schools from around the state on the Comprehensive Exam were Woochan Kim, Junseo Oh, HaeSoo (Jason) Jeong, Woohyun (Justin) Kang, Kelsey Shaffer, and Sung Woo (Jacob) Shin. The team scored higher than the second-place team by 88 points! From the Montgomery area, only one other team competed, and the Saint James team outscored them by 247 points on the exam. The team qualified for the 2nd round of the contest which is ciphering. This will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the University of North Alabama.
The second team of Daniel Trock, Sojung (Stella) Kim, Steve Chung, and Steven Na competed on the Algebra II exam. This team placed 5th in Division II, higher than the other Montgomery team.
These students are sponsored by Saint James high school mathematics teacher Mrs. Priscilla Hadden.
Eastwood Christian School Students Gather For Encouragement
Led by Dr. Joel Bius, grammar school students gathered for a time of teaching, sharing, and singing. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
TEA Christian Academy’s 3rd Nine Weeks Awards Recognition & Easter Program
Recognizing students’ academic achievements is always top priority at TEA Academy. The recipients work hard on their studies and look forward to receiving their certificates, as well as the opportunity to showcase their performing arts abilities. TEA Academy held its 3rd nine weeks awards program on April 5th, which also included our annual Easter program. Congratulations are extended to all of TEA’s “All A’s” and “A-B” honor roll students. Pictured is student Rokyera Bailey, an eleventh grade student who continues to rise higher in education by turning in all assignments and projects on time, passing all tests and quizzes, and maintaining a pleasant attitude. Bailey has made the honor roll since the fourth grade.
Montgomery Academy Science Olympiad Team Celebrates Success
Montgomery Academy’s Science Olympiad team competed in the Regional Tournament at the University of Alabama in early March. The team placed third overall and was invited to compete in the State Competition at Auburn University in April. MA students placed in the top 3 in 12 of the 23 events. Individual medal winners were:
Cell Biology: 1st Place – Anna Powell and Adrianne Lin
Codebusters: 1st Place – Jocelyn Gleason, Valentina Rubio, and Sophia Cho
Dynamic Planet: 1st Place – Fionah Desautels and Bella Navidad
Forestry: 1st Place – Ellery Link and Anna Powell
Anatomy and Physiology: 2nd place – Anna Powell and Adrianne Lin
Environmental Chemistry: 2nd Place – Charles Norris and Adrianne Lin
Experimental Design: 2nd Place – Bella Navidad, Fionah Desautels, and Anna Brown
WiFi Lab: 2nd Place – Rob Ashworth and Mason Kim
Trajectory: 2nd Place – Rob Ashworth and Reade Hartzog
Chem Lab: 3rd Place – Charles Norris and Fionah Desautels
Remote Sensing: 3rd Place – Ellery Link and Mason Kim
Detector Building: 3rd Place – Jocelyn Gleason and Anna Brown
Special thanks to Coach Dinah McLemore, Coach Joy Gleason, Coach Melissa Anderson, and chaperones Mr. Brian Gleason (WiFi Lab Specialist) and Dr. Scott Morris (Navigational Engineer). Without the support of these coaches and chaperones, none of the thousands of moving parts of a Science Olympiad weekend would have been possible.
Macon East Academy Hosts Environmental Fair
Macon East Academy lower school, preschool, and Mother’s Day Out students enjoyed a fun filled day of learning at our Environmental Fair last week. Dixie Electric brought several of their reptiles to see up close while an area vet tech and her trusty sidekick dog, Chester, taught how to care for your pets. Alabama PALS spoke about how to keep our community litter free while the American Red Cross taught our students the importance of having a home plan for emergencies. Bonnie Plant Farm and our Green Team volunteers spoke about different plant life and our students got to plant their own succulent to take home. One of our very own teachers, Tim Davenport, is part of the Muskogee Creek Indians east of the Mississippi and he brought many artifacts to share with the classes. Woodie Hodges enjoyed showing how he trains dogs and had 2 very well-behaved dogs do some tricks for our students. We were glad to add the Claybird Bee Education Association to speak about how important bees are to us and for Haigler’s Forestry and Wildlife Management to teach about animal habitats and things made from different parts of our forest. They enjoyed making the different edible layers of soil as a treat with the National Resource Conservation Service and going on a hunt for natural resources outside. It was a beautiful day to finish our Environmental Fair with a visit from the ice cream truck for their Fun Run reward incentive from our PTO.
Grandparents Day at ACA
ACA was blessed to have over 600 grandparents on our campus to experience a fun morning and show with their grandkids. They were able to visit the classrooms and go watch a performance that each of their kids were in.
ECA’s Girls Track Team Wins Third State Title
Evangel Christian Academy’s Girls Track Team won the AISA 1A State Championship for the third year in a row. They also won the State title in the 4×200 and in the 4×400 events. The team’s coaches, Sherell Lewis and Joseph Proctor were very proud of the team’s hard work and dedication. Several girls also placed in various competitions. Audrey Davis won 3rd place in the 1600 Meter and 4th place in the 3200 Meter. Kennedy Softley placed 3rd in the 200 Meter Dash and 4th in the 100 Meter Dash. ECA’s Boys Track Team also won 3rd place in the 4×100 Meter.
Baseball Easter Egg Hunt at Macon East
Home runs aren’t the only thing we hunt for at Macon East!
Our annual Baseball Easter Egg Hunt had our team hoppin’ with excitement and we couldn’t be more grateful to our amazing coaches and parents for making it happen! It’s Macon East traditions like these that make our school feel like one big family!
Montgomery Christian Students Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day research and projects were completed by Montgomery Christian School second graders. They talked about sustainability of the Earth’s resources. This craft and writing project helped students learn about the 3 R’s : Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and how to help the Earth. They had to write why the 3 R’s are important to the Earth and what they could do to help protect the Earth’s resources. Learning at MCS is creative, fun and intentional. God’s creation is wonderfully made and we are meant to cultivate and take care of it. This project helped our students learn how they can be a small part of taking care of our planet.
BrewTech senior chosen for Micah Fellowship
Brewbaker Technology Magnet High senior Molly Mitchell has been selected as a fellow in the 2027 cohort of Samford University’s Micah Fellowship Program.
The Micah Fellowship is a four-year, service-oriented honors program that incorporates innovative course work, high-impact community development and service abroad.
Saint James School Students Participate In Alabama Youth Legislature
Saint James students participated in the 74th annual Alabama Youth Legislature during the weekend of February 24-26. The conference, sponsored as part of the YMCA’s Youth in Government program, was held at the Alabama State House. The Junior Youth Legislature conference was held earlier on Friday, January 27, 2023.
Saint James students who participated in the Junior Youth legislature were 7th graders
Mason Ellis, Sunya Hashim, Andrew Sellers, and Emily Trock; and 8th graders Mirette Bixby, Banks Henderson, Abigail Roark, Nathaniel Sherbine, Della Skelley, Lily Stanford, Maggie Harris, Zach Rains, Grace Smith, and Abby White.
Several middle school students were recognized for their participation. Abigail Roark was awarded Outstanding Statesman; Zach Rains was named Presiding Office, understudy. The student team of Grace Smith, Maggie Harris, Lily Stanford, and Zach Rains presented a bill which passed regarding State Assisted College Scholarships.
At the high school conference, first-year delegates were Emilee Alexander, Michael Phan, Nicole Jung, and Grant Phillips. Will Alexander, Ayah Mahmoud, Alex Ruona, and Amolika Mishra were a part of the House of Representatives. On the Senate side, Elaine Vo was named Senate secretary, while Brooke Bender, Anna Dickey, and Preston Phillips participated as Senators. Ava Donaldson and A.J. Kavlick served on the Supreme Court. Senior Anna Dickey was awarded the Betty Carr Award for Outstanding Contributions to this year’s conference.
Ayah Mahmoud and Amolika Mishra co-authored a bill which was signed into law by the Youth Governor.
Junior Austin Oh served as House Chaplain and won election to serve as next year’s Speaker of the House. He was also selected as a delegate to CONA (Council of National Affairs), along with Anna Dickey and alternate A.J. Kavlick.
Further, Senior Preston Phillips served as part as the Governor’s Cabinet Secretary of Corrections. Senior Brooke Bender participated as part of the Governor’s Cabinet Department of Senior Services.
Saint James School has long been involved with the Alabama in Youth Government program. High school participants are mentored by Mrs. Michelle Studdard who teaches World History and Government and Economics at Saint James. Middle school participants are sponsored by Mrs. Diane Gilliland who teaches 7th grade Geography. Alabama Youth Legislature is a part of the YMCA’s Alabama Youth in Government program. According to the organization’s website, “YMCA Youth in Government gives youth the opportunity to learn firsthand about government and civic issues by taking an active role in the democratic process, boosting youth development and contributing to a stronger community.”
MA Visual Arts Students Win Big
Congratulations to Montgomery Academy Middle & Upper School Art students on their showing in the recent Visual Arts Achievement Program Competition! Both levels had incredibly strong showings across a number of different disciplines thanks in no small part to the leadership of MA art teachers Connie Deal, Sara Dodd, and Lauren Thompson.
Middle School: Tara Samant 1st (Drawing): Lagrima, Lamar Al-Busaidi 1st (Craft): The Story of the Owls, Alex Reichert 2nd (Painting): JoePa, Chloe Stanton 3rd (Painting): Reflected, and Brody Watrous 2nd (Printmaking): Redemption
Upper School: John Poundstone 1st (Film & Photography): Grapes, Cydney Pepple 3rd (Drawing): Queen of Cowries, Kareena Singh 3rd (Craft): Singh’s Story Quilt of Memories and Walton Norrell 3rd (Printmaking): Weekend Getaway
Saint James School Winners in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Saint James School is proud to announce the students who are winners in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
The highest award of Gold Key was awarded to Katie Irving in the high school category of photography. As a Gold Key winner, Katie will move on to the second round of judging for National Recognition and Awards.
Silver Keys were awarded to the following students in their categories: Emerson Hagen and Stella Sponseller in Mixed Media; Charlie Jenkins in middle school Drawing & Illustration; and Cole Williams in high school Drawing & Illustration.
A number of Saint James high school students received an Honorable Mention for their pieces. In Digital Art, Honorable Mention was awarded to Sullivan Bixby and Madison Walton. In the category of Drawing & Illustration, Phu Lam, Matthew Ohliger, and Mae Puckett received Honorable Mention awards. For Mixed Media, Wendy Stombaugh and Tiffany Tran received Honorable Mention. In Sculpture, Elaine Vo received Honorable Mention, and in Art Portfolio Natalie Magee also received Honorable Mention.
Saint James School offers art classes at all division levels. Mrs. Aimee Bentley teaches middle school art classes, and Mrs. Evelyn Shoults teaches high school art classes.
ECA Football Player Signs with Harding University
Nii Addy, a senior at Evangel Christian Academy, recently received a 4-year Athletic Scholarship from Harding University in Searcy Arkansas. Nii will be playing football for the college this fall and plans to major in Finance. Nii received the scholarship due to his outstanding talent and distinguished honors which were showcased during his senior year. He was instrumental in helping the ECA Lions win their first AISA State Football Championship during the 2022 season. He was named the 2022 Defensive player of the year for AISA and ECA. Nii was awarded the All Star Game’s Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman designation. He was ranked fifth on the AISA Football Super 22 list. His senior stats include 50 tackles and 11 sacks. Nii was recognized for leading AISA in the most sacks overall. He was nominated for the Jimmy Hitchcock Award and was nominated for player of the week by the Montgomery Advertiser twice. In 2021, during his junior year in the State Championship, Nii won Defensive Lineman of the year. He was also named ECA’s Defensive Player of the year for 2021.
Nii began his football career in 2010 when he was 5 years old by playing with the Montgomery Saints. From 2011-2016, he played with The Bell Road YMCA Football Program. While he was on the YMCA Football Team, they won 3 championships. Later, Ni played for Brewbaker Middle School. In 2017, the team won the City Championship. In eighth grade, Nii transferred to Evangel Christian Academy and the rest was history. Nii hit his stride during his junior and senior years which resulted in him signing with Harding University.
BrewTech student wins Teen PSA contest
Brewbaker Technology Magnet High freshman Katelyn Glass won Region 4 of the Greatest Save Teen PSA contest, making her one of five finalists in the state competing for a cash prize for the school.
Katelyn’s video is called “Don’t Get In A Car With A Stranger.” Katelyn is in the BrewTech Advertising and Design Academy.
Saint James Eighth Graders Visit Washington D.C.
The eighth grade of Saint James School visited Washington D. C. on February 12-15. The classresumed a long-standing tradition which had been interrupted by covid restrictions beginning in 2020.
The class visited many important historical sites including Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, Iwo Jima Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, and Mount Vernon, among others. The Holocaust Museum was a poignant part of the trip as the students study the Holocaust in history class with Mrs. Venna Everett. Students and staff were greeted by state senator Tommy Tuberville as they visited the U.S. Capital.
Several students were a part of the ceremony of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The students chosen to actively participate in this meaningful ceremony are the children of active or retired military. All other students are present to watch the ceremony.
The students also enjoyed evening activities at the Washington Memorial and attended an NHL hockey game featuring the Washington Capitals vs. the Carolina Hurricanes. As part of the adventure, the alumni office invited Saint James alums living in the D.C. area to join the class for dinner. It is a great way to reconnect. Saint James School was glad to reinstate this traditional 8th grade trip.
Starbase Maxwell Welcomes Montgomery Christian Students
Montgomery Christian School 5th graders had the opportunity to attend a week long field trip at Maxwell Air Force base. Starbase Maxwell is a unique and innovative Department of Defense STEM awareness and outreach program. It creates a bridge between the Department of Defense and civilian communities while providing local students like Montgomery Christian 5th graders with a wealth of expertise in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Students built and launched rockets, performed endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions, learned about computer aided design (CAD) software, and learned about the standard XY Cartesian plane. Montgomery Christian School students had a blast attending this year’s Starbase at Maxwell. Thank you to Starbase Maxwell for inspiring our students!
Macon East Softball Shines at Competition
Macon East Lady Knights Softball team recently competed in the Eastman-Kingsport Softball Invitational in Kingsport, Tennessee. This is an exciting event and is a great opportunity to play some competitive teams. The Lady Knights went 5-2 on the weekend and finished in the top 4! The Macon East softball program is a long-standing tradition of champions, and the girls, parents, and coaches really enjoy the fellowship and bonding this trip brings them.
ACA Seniors Recognized
Cole Barsukoff, Dalton Donde, and Preston Hicks were all awarded college scholarships today from the American Society of Civil Engineers. We are so excited about the way our Seniors are achieving great results in competitive scholarship competitions!
Baby Chicks are Born at River Region Academy
Our River Region Academy students love spring. The new season began with newly hatched baby chicks from our incubator.
Trinity Students Perform at Choral Festival
Hudson Cornett and Luke Harrison represented Trinity School`s Music Program at the 2023 Alabama All-State Choral Festival! These talented young men auditioned back in November for the SATB Choir along with hundreds of other students across the state of Alabama. Over a thousand high school students auditioned, but only approximately 200 students were selected for the festival. Hudson and Luke got to work with renowned composer and conductor, Francisco Nuñez from New York City. The weekend consisted of two long days and evenings of demanding rehearsals followed by a two-hour concert for family, friends, and the public. We would like to recognize Hudson Cornett for being the first student from Trinity Presbyterian School to perform in the festival all six years from 7th-12th grade!
Trinity Senior Wins DAR Essay Contest
Julia Bennett, a senior at Trinity School is the area winner and the southeast Alabama winner for the Francis Marion chapter of the DAR. Her essay was selected as one of the top four in the state!
Trinity Senior Chosen for Scholarship
Gray Brendle, a senior at Trinity School was chosen as the Dixie Electric scholarship winner!
Trinity Celebrates Student’s Appointment to the Air Force Academy
Seniors and guests filled Trinity School’s Willett Hall to celebrate Pruitt Bain’s appointment to the Air Force Academy and to become a member of the USAFA rifle team! Pruitt has been a part of the iShoot Consulting team since the 10th grade. This team has eight high school senior members from all over the United States and is taught by Olympian, Jayme Shipley. Pruitt competes in national matches throughout the year across the U.S.
Trinity is so proud of Pruitt and his accomplishments. And we thank you for your commitment to serve our great country!
Trinity First Graders Visit Pretend Hospital
First graders at Trinity School took a field trip to Let’s Pretend Hospital this week! They went through the processes of going into the hospital-from check in, to lab work, to surgery, to the emergency room, and even a baby delivery. They got to listen to a healthy heartbeat and an unhealthy one, and go to pump up a blood pressure cuff. Students learned that a hospital is a caring community!
King Elementary Holds Groundbreaking for New Playground
Martin Luther King Elementary held a groundbreaking for a new playground at the school. This has been a longtime project of Principal Booker T. McMillian.
District 4 City Councilwoman Audrey Graham for securing the funding for this project. She was there for the groundbreaking ceremony along with Montgomery County Board of Education members and Montgomery Public Schools leaders. Students played an active role, including by taking up shovels to help move the first mounds of dirt.
Saint James School Students Chosen for 2023 District VI and All-State Honor Bands
Saint James School is proud to announce its middle and high school students who auditioned for the Alabama Bandmasters Association District VI and All State Honor Bands.
In the middle school category for 2023 District VI Honor Band, Cmakyah Brown (trumpet), Nathaniel Sherbine (trombone) and Abby White (clarinet) all auditioned and were selected to participate.
In the high school category for the District VI Honor Band, James Brown (tuba) and Alex Clenney (French Horn) auditioned and were selected. Ari’Yah Brown also participated as an alternate. Additionally, both James and Alex were then selected to be a part of the All-State Honor Band.
Congratulations to all of the students who auditioned and who were selected!
MA Seniors Win Speech and Debate Award
Montgomery Academy seniors Holden Habermacher, Elizabeth Ray, Kareena Singh, and Charlie Hill earned the National Speech & Debate Association’s Academic All-American award! This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive speech and debate success, and personal excellence. From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, fewer than 2% of students earn the Academic All-American award every year. This distinguished award recognizes students who have completed at least five semesters of high school; earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the NSDA Honor Society (a total of 750 or more merit points); achieved rigorous criteria for GPA and/or test score requirements; and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership.
MA’s History Honor Society Members
Montgomery Academy’s History Department recently introduced the members of this year’s class of the Sapere Aude History Honor Society. These students attained an average of 96 or above in the three core courses of the department, and represent approximately the top 20% of the senior class in this field: Jane Abbie Alford, Katie Brown, Fionah Desautels, Allie Fitzpatrick, Claire Gary, Holden Habermacher, Ted Lee, Claire Moore, Elizabeth Ray, Katherine Sinco, Kareena Singh and Carson Springer.
Sapere Aude is named for Immanuel Kant’s call to “Dare to Know,” and celebrates the study of History and Human Geography
JaMychal Green Visits River Region Academy
NBA Golden State Warriors player JaMychal Green returned to his hometown of Montgomery for a few days and made a surprise visit to see his favorite teacher from elementary school, Kris White, who is currently the principal at River Region Academy.
Jeff Davis high seniors sign with colleges, universities
Several Jeff Davis High scholar athletes signed letters of intent to attend colleges and universities during a Signing Day event at the school.
Wendell Powell and Malcolm Simpson signed with Faulkner University; Rayshawn Reynolds signed with Hutchinson Community College; Donald Harris signed with Northwestern Mississippi Community College; Jaylen Stinson signed with Troy University as a walk on; Kentavis Delbridge signed with Millsaps College; Savion German signed with Fountain City Prep; and Chris Moore signed with Independence Community College.
River Region Academy Welcomed Central Alabama Aging Consortium
Using virtual reality headsets, our high school students were able to experience what many dementia patients experience every day.
BTW senior wins Girls Scouts' highest honor
Booker T. Washington Magnet High senior Mia Johnston has received the Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn.
To be eligible for the Gold Award, a Girl Scout must log at least 80 hours of service work in a project with a good cause. The project must help the community, have a global link and be sustainable.
Mia won the award for her project to revitalize the Troy University Arboretum. The arboretum once had 12 miles of trails but over time they had become overgrown. Mia began by clearing trails and lining them with fallen or cut-down tree limbs. She made about 20 signs to label the trails and built two 10-foot bridges. She added stairs and a ramp to another bridge to make it accessible.
15 LAMP High students named National Merit Finalists
LAMP High has 15 finalists for National Merit Scholarships. They are now in line for one of the most prestigious scholarships students can win in the college application process.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation identifies and honors academically talented students across the nation. There are about 15,000 National Merit Finalists nationwide, and about 7,250 will receive National Merit Scholarships.
In addition to the chance at winning a scholarship, being a finalist is a notable achievement that can help in college admissions.
Four MPS students receive Dixie Electric Cooperative scholarships
Dixie Electric Cooperative has awarded $3,000 scholarships to four MPS students as part of its annual scholarship program.
One student, Jenesis Foster of BTW, won the sweepstakes for an additional $3,000. The other winners were Aysha Mack of BrewTech, Cailin White of LAMP High, and Joshua Vaughn of Park Crossing High.
Montgomery Catholic Middle School Visits Washington, DC
Montgomery Catholic Middle School students visited Washington, DC in March. 95 Middle Schoolers and 42 parents, teachers and administrators enjoyed visiting the US Capital, Arlington Cemetery, the Holocaust museum, the White House, memorials, Smithsonians, and much more. They even had a special visit from AL Senators Katie Boyd Britt and Tommy Tuberville while at the US Capital.
Photo courtesy of Senator Katie Boyd Britt
ACA Staff Lunch Provided by Churches
ACA was blessed by several churches from across Montgomery! These churches provided a wonderful lunch for all of ACA‘s faculty and staff. Our teachers were able to eat with each other, while the ministry staffs from these churches entertained and visited with each of our students. We are so thankful to be surrounded by churches who see the value in pouring into our faculty and staff!
Thank you to Dalraida Church of Christ, Eastmont Baptist Chur,ch Eastern Meadows Church of Christ, First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Frazer Church, Landmark Church of Christ, University Church of Christ and Vaughn Park Church of Christ.
Montgomery Catholic Mission Trip to Guatemala
Ten Montgomery Catholic High School students and four adults spent their Easter Break in Guatemala on a mission trip. They helped a local community paint a chapel, witnessed a Baptism, attended Mass, a Eucharistic procession, and a multitude of other divine experiences. Our students learned that love is not limited by words or dialect. They were blessed to encounter Christ in all that they met during this beautiful journey.
ACA’s JT Lamberth Recognized
JT Lamberth recently volunteered to help build and deploy natural and artificial fishing reefs with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Bass Nation High School. JT was part of 23 students who dropped bundles of Christmas Trees into the lake tied to cement blocks. They were supplementing the natural habitat in the bottom of the lake. These trees typically last about 4-6 years. This was a special event that JT got to participate in and we are so proud of him! Pictured with JT is Darryl High Director of Alabama Bass Nation.
TEA Christian Academy, Inc. Focuses on John 3:16 Leading up to Resurrection
As we celebrated the Easter season, John 3:16 reminds us of the love God has for His people. Leading up to our Easter program, Bible instructor Dr. Aaron Motley focused on our weekly chapel theme: Who Is Jesus? All Praises to God for all He has done, is doing, and will do.
TEA Christian Academy, Inc. Easter Egg Hunt
The lower level grade students were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt by Mrs. Sonya Darrington, the Arts & Crafts instructor, and her students. The students filled dozens of plastic eggs with candy, and hid them on the school’s campus outside. It was a beautiful day and the older students had just as much fun hiding the eggs-as the younger students had finding them. It was a great way to end the week leading up to Resurrection Sunday.