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!
Prattville Christian’s Baseball Team Captains Sign Scholarships with JUCO Programs
Prattville Christian Academy is proud to announce two more Panthers to sign Letters of Intent to play baseball at the collegiate level. During a dual ceremony last week, Jackson Reed signed with Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee, and Taylor Lowe signed with Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Edrick Yelder signed with Alabama State University in a separate ceremony earlier this year.
Both student-athletes anchored the mound during their time on the varsity roster. Jackson Reed and Taylor Lowe were starting pitchers who led the team with stability and dedication to their teammates, their positions, and the sport. According to Tommy Goodson, PCA’s head baseball coach, “the guys were the backbone of the team.”
“All great programs need student-athletes committed to the team and families committed to the program,” said Coach Goodson. “These families are big supporters of what we’re trying to do on and off the field.”
Allen Signs LOI with University of the Cumberlands Making Prattville Christian History
Prattville Christian Academy is proud to announce that Andrew Allen signed a Letter of Intent to wrestle with the University of the Cumberlands. Allen blazes a new trail for PCA’s wrestling program as the first student-athlete in program history to pursue his passion collegiately. After wrestling at a national tournament in Virginia Beach this past summer, he caught the eye of Patriot recruiters, and the rest is history. The men’s Patriot wrestling program is ranked ninth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and won the Mid-South Conference North Title just a few months ago.
As the team’s lone senior, Andrew went 36-9 and finished in the top two wrestlers at every tournament during his senior season. He has been an integral part of the program since his seventh-grade year.
Prattville Elementary Ends School Year with Ice Cream Sundaes
Prattville Elementary School is closing out the school year with some fun! The winning 3rd and 4th grade classes from Field Day got to turn administration into ice cream sundaes. Mrs. Ferguson’s homeroom class turned Mrs. Turner into an ice cream sundae and Mrs. Lawrence’s homeroom turned Mrs. Aaron into an ice cream sundae. We’ve also had several classes reviewing with glow parties, “glow what you know.”
First Graders at Pine Level Learn All About Alabama
Ms. E. Robinson’s first grade class at Pine Level Elementary School has been learning about our state of Alabama. As a culminating activity to the unit, each student presented a poster of Alabama that included at least four facts about Alabama. The students learned many amazing facts about our state and also worked on his/her public speaking skills.
Wetumpka High Theatre Performs The Addams Family
Wetumpka HS Theatre Guild’s performance of The Addams Family did not disappoint. Great job by all involved. Go Indians!
Billingsley Students Excel in Christian Leadership
Senior, Ashton Arnold, was named the Prattville YMCA-FCA Christian Leadership Award winner for Billingsley School. He was recognized at an awards ceremony held on April 25. Ashton has displayed Christian leadership in athletics, school, church, and the community.
Prattville YMCA-FCA Leadership Circle award winners for Billingsley School are: Macie Hubbard, Hannah Emfinger, Shidaisha Harris, Randriquis McCary, and Jackson Manning. These students demonstrated good character, Christian values and leadership in athletics, school, church, and the community.
Homeschool Co-oP Recognizes Graduates
Academy Days Co-op honors its graduating seniors Gabriella Newell of Montgomery, Emma Wilson of Prattville and Gabriella Colburn of Pike Road as they embark on a new chapter in their lives. Held at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery, Academy Days Co-op meets weekly during the school year for homeschoolers to take classes in such diverse subjects as Marine Biology, Chinese, Photography, Shakespeare, Computer Programming, Cake Decorating, and P.E. Visit www.AcademyDays.com for more information.
Holtville High Baseball Wins Big
What a night! The HHS Bulldogs baseball team swept Headland last night in the AHSAA State 5A Semifinals in front of a HUGE crowd and is headed to the Finals for the first time since 1983! We appreciate all who came out to cheer on this awesome group of coaches and young men! The Bulldogs will play Game 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL!
Homeschoool Kindergarten Graduates Warn the World
Finishing up kindergarten and letting the world know it are Morgan Perrotta of Ramer, Gavin Lancaster of Montgomery, Daniel DuPre of Montgomery, AnnaGrace Maddox of Montgomery, Zelda Senn of Millbrook, and Shaun Lynch of Montgomery. Not pictured are Nolan Wilson of Prattville and Madalyn Dyer of Mathew. These homeschoolers will start first grade at Academy Days Co-op in the fall. Held at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery, Academy Days Co-op meets weekly during the school year for homeschoolers in preschool through high school. Some of the classes these new first graders and other elementary students can look forward to taking in the fall are science labs, creative writing, history, art, and P.E. Visit www.AcademyDays.com for more information.
Redland Elementary Celebrates Teachers
Redland Elementary has had an amazing staff over the years. We’ve had some great ones leave and some great ones come in! These people in this picture are the originals! We’ve been together since the doors opened in 2009. Now that the dream of the Redland Middle School is a reality, some of us will continue serving the redland community there. While the tears are flowing for this end, we know there is an exciting beginning just around the corner. Big things are coming and we’re all so ready to watch it all unfold!
Pine Level Pre-K Learns About Insects
Ms. Allen and Mrs. Mills’ Pre-K students at Pine Level Elementary School learned about bugs and insects. Students enjoyed exploring various bugs and insects in the dramatic play area set up as an entomology lab. Students took magnifying glasses outside to go on a bug hunt and take a closer look at various bugs and insects around our school.