September 2020

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!

Early Co. Middle School Has Drive-Thru Meet & Greet

ECMS teachers and staff were excited to meet 7th and 8th grade students in a drive-thru Open House this morning!

Enterprise Early Education Center Welcomes Students Back Toy Story Style

You got a Friend In Me… 🎵 EEEC welcomes staff and students to a wonderful, new school year! 2020-2021

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Hidden Lake Student Chosen as Winner for Alabama in Doodle for Google Competition

Help us send a big CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Cheshire of Hidden Lake Primary School🥳

Emma is one of 54 State and Territory winners in Google’s 12th annual Doodle for Google Competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to design a Google Doodle inspired by the theme “I show kindness by…”. Emma’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. 🎨

Now Emma needs your help in the next stage of the contest! Google will invite the public to vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners, in order to help determine which students will go on to become one of the 5 National Finalists. Voting will be open from August 17th-August 21st on the Doodle for Google website: doodle4google.com.

Houston County Student Named Tobacco-Free Kids Ambassador

A 14-year-old student from Gordon was recently picked as a National Youth and Young Adult Ambassador by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for demonstrating leadership in fighting tobacco use in her community.

Summer Harrison, an incoming high school student, has been involved with tobacco control and prevention for one year through her local group, the 334 Prevention Project’s Youth Council. As an ambassador, Harrison will draw on her experiences with tobacco use in her community to educate others on the dangers of smoking and vaping and build her advocacy skills to engage with decision-makers on policy issues, according to a press release from the campaign.

She was among 133 youths and young adults from 33 states who participated in the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Digital Advocacy Symposium, a five-day online training session focused on building advocacy, communications and leadership skills. She is one of two students in Alabama to be chosen as an ambassador.

The Youth and Young Adult Ambassadors were selected through a competitive application process and participated in the symposium to become powerful advocates for change.

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End Child Hunger Alabama Launches Food Guide Project

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive food insecurity rates for Alabama families, End Child Hunger in Alabama – ECHA has launched a comprehensive project to ensure all Alabamians can find nutritious food near them. The ECHA County Food Guide Project is an interactive map of Alabama counties housed on the ECHA website. http://wp.auburn.edu/endchildhungeral/foodguides/

Dale County High School Band Has Successful Camp

Band camp 2020 is a wrap! Even with a worldwide pandemic thrown our way, we accomplished so much in just 4 days including setting drill to the opener marching and playing! Here are some pictures of some outstanding students who went above and beyond to help make band camp a success!

Houston County Distinguished Young Women Support United Way Campaign Kick-Off

Since we could not go out physically this year, the girls decided to join the Wiregrass United Way kickoff event. They each brought in canned goods for Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Three boxes were donated by HoCo DYW.

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Providence Christian Starts School Year

We are so pleased to welcome our grammar students back to school! 📚🦅🍎 Every student had their temperature checked upon entry and our second – sixth graders are ready to learn with their masks on. We thank the Lord for this school year!

Girls Inc. Members Complete Life Skills Course with 334 Prevention Project

The Partnership has a GREAT time celebrating these sweet girls at Girls Inc.! They successfully completed a LifeSkills course with Roxy and we were so happy to reward them with some treats and certificates! They told us why they are choosing to stay drug and alcohol free and ended with a game where they competed to see who gave the best compliments. Such a great time!

Houston Academy Band Has Socially Distanced Camp

Band camp 2020 was a huge success! These kids put in so much hard work! Practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing before, during and after every day. No matter what this fal looks like we are READY! We are HA! 💙 GO RAIDERS!

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Ashton Wright
Author: Ashton Wright

Ashton is the publisher of Wiregrass Parents magazine. A lifelong resident of the Wiregrass, she grew up in Blakely, Ga. Her love of journalism began on her high school newspaper and continued at Troy University where she received her print journalism degree. After graduating, she worked with WTVY-TV for nearly a decade. She and her husband, Chris, have been married since 2012. They have one daughter, Alexis, as well as a dog, Jackson, and a cat, Cooper.

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Student Spotlights September 2020

by Ashton Wright time to read: 7 min