Every month we compile a list of students doing great things across the River Region. We have so many talented students in our area. River Region Parents joins with their families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
Macon East JV Football Team Goes Undefeated
Congratulations to the Macon East Academy junior varsity football team, Coach Davenport and Coach Lunn on an undefeated season this year.
Pike Road Patriots Compete in Band Competition
Pike Road band students put on an incredible show at the Heart of Dixie Marching Competition. The band earned all Superior ratings for Drum Major, Color Guard, Majorettes, Percussion and Band. Our Drum Line took home Best in Class Percussion as well! These students truly exemplified hard work, dedication, and Patriot Pride.
PRHS Names Duncan Interim Principal
Pike Road High School (PRHS) Principal Greg Foster has been named the Superintendent of Roanoke City Schools. PRHS Assistant Principal, Dr. Brittney Duncan, has been named the interim principal.
Dr. Duncan will lead the PRHS Faculty and students while Pike Road Schools searches for a new permanent principal. Prior to joining the Pike Road team in 2020 as assistant principal, she served as assistant principal in Alex City Schools and teacher in Auburn where she was a finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year. She also has experience as a guest lecturer and adjunct assistant professor at Auburn University.
PRS will begin the process of selecting the new permanent principal of PRHS immediately. Dr. Chuck Ledbetter will collaborate with his leadership team and key stakeholders to determine the process timeline to select the next leader of PRHS.
Macon East Creates Egyptian Projects
The eighth-grade students at Macon East Academy, led by Erica Hammonds, were very creative with their projects on Ancient Egyptian Civilization. They were tasked to create a scrapbook covering topics including the pyramids, papyrus, mummies, pharaohs, inventions, and gods and goddesses. The students really enjoyed learning about the rulers, artifacts, and customs associated with ancient Egypt.
Macon East Academy Celebrates Homecoming
Macon East Academy’s Homecoming is always a week full of fun and family festivities. High school students participated in a dodgeball tournament and a men’s volleyball tournament during the week. Homeroom classes competed in a door decoration contest. Dress-up days included camo day, superstar vs scrub, mathlete vs athlete, Throwback Thursday where students dressed up for a certain decade ,and Friday was red, white and blue spirit day.
The cheerleaders entertained and pumped everyone up with their annual black light pep rally Thursday night. Finally on Friday, the lower school and upper school enjoyed tailgating with wonderful food and fellowship. Friday afternoon was the much-anticipated Homecoming Parade. Each lower school class created a banner to carry down the parade route. The wee princess, little damsel and pee wee cheerleaders, along with the flag and pee wee football teams, rode on floats and trailers throwing goodies to the crowd. The Homecoming Court then made its way down the route to wave at peers and throw some goodies. The football teams also greeted the crowd with candy and enjoyed the cheers from the students.
Above, the 2021 Macon East Academy Homecoming Court included: Sarah Davis (7th grade), Livi Robinson (8th grade), Mary Taylor May (9th grade), Anna Watson and Pressley Graham (10th grade), Mikalah Belser, Madison May,and Ryan Russell (11th grade), and Ali Churchwell, Brantley Main, Maddie Ross and Savannah Sharpe (12th grade). Macon East’s homecoming court was presented during the halftime ceremonies on the field and Brantley Main was crowned as this year’s queen.
Macon East celebrated a win as the Knights defeated Jackson Academy 28-12. Deonte Powell, Sanders Manning, Gabe Spencer and Tyler Daniels all had incredible games for the offense. Leading the defensive attack was Tyler Daniels, Parker Strickland, Wade Desmarais, Dalton Nickles, Teron Wright and JP Pugh.
Kiwanis Club Donates to PRS Libraries
Shout out to Kiwanis Club of Pike Road, for donating to the libraries at PRJHS and PRHS. Our learners are excited to have these new book options and are already checking out the new titles!