Student Spotlights & Schoolbits!
Every month we compile a list of students doing great things across the Wiregrass. We have so many talented students in our area. Wiregrass Parents joins with their families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
Faine Speech Instructor Wins District Primary Teacher of the Year
Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School’s very own Mrs. Scarborough was awarded District Primary Teacher of Year! She will represent Dothan in the State Teacher of the Year program.
This is a huge honor for Mrs. Scarborough and our school. She was awarded by Dr. Coe, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Torrence, Mrs. Hales, Mrs. Dorsey, and her wonderful husband, Mr. Scarborough.
We are so proud of our precious Mrs. Scarborough, the best speech teacher around.
Fisher Chosen Wiregrass Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year
Congratulations to Maddie Fisher, Boys and Girls Club Wiregrass Youth of the Year!
Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year.
The National Youth of the Year serves as both an exemplary ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth and as a strong voice for all of our nation’s young people.
The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels, with an additional military phase for members of BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations.
Dothan Junior Chosen as Girls Inc. National Scholar
Aniyah Dent, a member of Girls Inc. of Dothan and an 11th grade student at Dothan High School, has been chosen as a 2021 Girls Inc. National Scholar and awarded a $20,000 Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright scholarship. She was selected for her outstanding academic achievements, community service work, and dedication to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Aniyah Dent is one of 30 Girls Inc. National Scholars selected in 2021 from across the United States and Canada.
Aniyah Dent has participated in Girls Inc. of Dothan since 2012. She is on the track and field team at Dothan High School, and a member of Delta Gems Chapter, SADD Chapter, Z Club and Black Youth Vote. Ms. Dent’s goal is to attend the University of Alabama in Birmingham and study medicine and biology, both to a doctorate level.
“Girls Inc. is not just a place with girls, it is a sisterhood that changes your life. Girls Inc. has brought out a fire in me that I did not think I had. I will forever be grateful to my Girls Inc. family, and no matter what direction life takes me, I will always be a Girls Inc. girl.” – quoted from her scholarship essay.
Harrand Creek Student Wins Coffee Co. Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the Coffee County Spelling Bee Champions! Stella Lawson of Harrand Creek Elementary was the champion, second place was Alisson Moreno of Hillcrest Elementary, and third place was J.D. Reeves of Dauphin Junior High School. Stella will compete in the Alabama State Spelling Bee in March!
Girard Primary School “Growing Readers”
“Growing Readers” is one of Mrs. Pruitt’s favorite kind of gardening. These readers are learning to read independently and take AR tests on their own.
Laissez Bon Temps Rouler at Houston Academy
Houston Academy SGA led a Mardi Gras parade on preschool circular drive February 10, 2021. Members of the SGA, Band and Cheer teams came together to put on this super-fun event for our 3P-5K and 1st – 4th grade students.
Carroll High Names 2022 Reps
CONGRATULATIONS to the class of 2022 Eagle Representatives!
Carver 5th Graders Experiment with Light
Our fifth-grade students in Mrs. Mullen’s science classes, visited Mrs. Freeman’s science lab to explore how light reflects off different colors and substances. Students used our Vernier Software & Technology Light Sensors to measure how much light reflects off substances like soil, sand, and water, as well as how different colors reflect different amounts of light. Students used our Vernier LabQuests and their Chromebooks to create a graph to analyze their collected data.
Northside Methodist Win Scholarships for Art
Congratulations to these NMA students on receiving the Dr. Norma Williams Heart for Zion Award. These students received scholarship money for their submissions.
Gavin Helms– short story submission
Ellie Williams– art submission
Brynlee Lunseth– art submission
Cottonwood High Recognizes Top 10 Seniors
Congratulations to our Top 10 senior class members! We are so proud of you.
Carver 3rd Graders Explore Climate Around the World
Third-grade scientists in Mrs. Fundum’s class learned about the concept of “climate” and explored the world’s five major climates. For the activity, the students utilized technology to color code parts of a world map to determine the different climates of that region. The students then combined parts of the world map to search for global climate patterns. Keep learning, Lions!
Selma St. Elementary Enriching Fridays with Bright Key
Selma Street Elementary School’s Bright Key “Friday Enrichment Series” began January 29, 2021. Our Second Grade Crew engaged in a virtual lesson entitled “Cold Weather” facilitated by some of our friends at Landmark Park. Learning topics included how water freezes, why do we have cold weather, and how arctic animals survive the cold (hands on experiment with Crisco wrapped around one hand to show how blubber keeps them warm vs the hand with just bare skin). Thank you to our Bright Key Coordinator, Jennifer Campbell!
Beverlye Intermediate LinC Program Gets 3D Printer
Third and Fourth grade LinC students (and Mr. Williams) are checking out their new 3D printer in action.
Holly Hill Elementary Cuts Ribbon on Book Vending Machine
Ribbon Cutting for Holly Hill’s Opening Day for our Book Vending Machine! Congratulations to our first recipient! His hard work has paid off!
Enterprise Track Star Wins State
Congratulations to Aniyah Kitt, the 60 meter 7A state champ! We are proud of you!
Ten Enterprise Student Athletes Sign College Intent
Congratulations to Trey Cavanaugh, Logan Fleming, Parker Sessions, Natalie Warner, Carson Cole, Josh McCray, Jared Smith, Jaylon Webster, Ashlyn Purvis, and Kyleigh Coin who signed their National Letters of Intent! We are proud of you!
Carroll High Lady Eagles Wins Basketball Title
Congrats to our Lady Eagles! Area Champs! They hosted Andalusia in the sub regionals on Monday, 2/15/2021.
Providence Christian School Indoor Track Team Wins
PCS Girls Indoor Track team wins STATE!! Congratulations girls!!
Enterprise High Courtyard Turned into Government Lesson
Seniors in Mrs. Tindol’s U.S. Government class created amazing sidewalk art for the EHS courtyard. They developed and created their own images to portray the freedoms and rights guaranteed by some of the amendments to the US Constitution.
Dauphin Jr. High BETA Serves MCE Nurses
Dauphin BETA gave out 110 chicken biscuits and letters to the nursing staff at Medical Center Enterprise. Way to serve your community! GO FINS! We love our health care workers!!! Thank you chick -fil-A for helping us bless this group!
Carver 6th Graders Use Earth Knowledge for Digital Rescue
In Mrs. Freeman’s science lab, our sixth-grade students participated in a digital escape room! The students worked together using their knowledge of the layers of the Earth to help “rescue” a trapped scientist! The students unlocked different levels by answering questions, and when they escaped, they earned a delicious prize!
Ozark Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Mardi Gras
From bead to shining bead…we had a BLAST at our Annual Mardi Gras Parade!! Every single float was amazing! The kids worked so hard on them! Thank you judges Trae Av, Jenna D. Mack and Jackson Ingram! Congratulations to our King, Eli Biretz and Queen, Ava Gericke.
Caroll High Teachers Team Up for Crystal Lab
Ms. Greggs and Mrs. Andrews team up to teach together. Their students are finding the rate of a crystal violet reaction to bring real-life to their study of Kinetics. They are also determining the half-life of the crystal violet.
How lucky are these students to get two amazing teachers to help them with their lab?!
Abbeville Christian Girls Basketball Makes School History
Congratulations to our Varsity Girls, our new AISA 1A Varsity Girls Basketball State Champions!! First time in school history!!
Rehobeth High School NJROTC Member Qualifies for National Competition
Athena Hysmith was honored by Taylor Mayor Billy Snell and the City Council for qualifying for the National Rifle Championship.