Student Spotlights December 2022

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!

Dothan High SGA Raises Money for Cancer

Recently, Dothan High School’s Student Government Association donated $192.25 to the Southeast Health Foundation in support of Cancer Services at Southeast Health.
Through donations raised during their Halloween dress up day, Dothan High School students supported health initiatives locally in Dothan! Great job, Dothan High!

Carver Student Shines at National Peanut Festival

Congratulations to The Carver School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology student Macy F. on her outstanding accomplishments at the National Peanut Festival. Macy participated in the Poultry Show and won First place in breed, second place in cage decoration, second place in showmanship. She also competed in the Chick Chain Show where she won third in showmanship, grand champion in breed and grand champion for Houston County! Way to go Macy! We are very proud of you. Macy also participated in the 4H program.

Dothan High Students Rewarded as A+ College Ready

Join us in congratulating our 86 students from Dothan High School who were recently recognized and rewarded by A+ College Ready for their achievements in A+ College Ready supported Advanced Placement (AP) courses and their passing scores, earning them college credit.
DHS has been named a School Excellence by A+ College Ready for reaching and exceeding their goal of qualifying scores. DHS had 135 qualifying scores with a goal of 132.
DHS currently offers 11 AP college-level courses to all 10th through 12th Grade students. Courses include Language and Composition, Literature, US History, Human Geography, Statistics, Calculus, Government, Economics, Biology, Physics, and Research. DHS currently has 264 students taking AP courses with three (3) students named as AP Scholars and five (5) AP Scholars with Distinction.
Additionally, senior Alejandro Matlalcuatzi was recognized with the National Hispanic Recognition Award.
Students who passed the AP exam with scores of 3, 4, or 5 received a $100 gift card from A+ College Ready. Totaling $8,600 in rewarding achievements for Dothan High School AP students.

Wiregrass BEST Regional Championship

Congratulations to the winners of Wiregrass BEST, whom competed in the 2022 game of “Made-2-Order.” Houston Academy, Ridgecrest Christian Academy, and Faith Academy will represent Wiregrass BEST at the regional championship to be hosted by South’s BEST in Auburn, Alabama on December 3-4, 2022. Good luck and safe travels!

Faine Elementary Student Participates at Board Meeting

At Dothan City Board of Education’s November meeting, we had the pleasure of having Kamryn B. from Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School present the Pledge of Allegiance.
We are so proud to have students like Kamryn in our district like look forward to involving our students in future Board of Education meetings.

Dothan High Named A+ College Ready School of Excellence

We are incredibly proud that our Dothan High School has been named an A+ College Ready School of Excellence! Dothan High is one of only five high schools in the state recognized for meeting and/or exceeding their goals.

Houston Academy Donates to Mary Hill Family Service Center

A huge thank you to Houston Academy’s National Honor Society for their donation of several boxes full of hygiene products to the Mary Hill Family Service Center’s hygiene closet program. Max delivered the and special thanks to sponsor Shannon Saunders!

Wiregrass Museum of Art Partners with Dothan City Schools

Recently announced, the Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is continuing its partnership with Dothan City Schools (DCS) for the 2022-23 school year, and has aligned its arts learning resources to address identified learning needs for crucial educational benchmarks at the 1st, 4th, and 6th grade levels.
Specifically, WMA is helping to address key areas of learning at these grade levels through its in-gallery tours and hands-on learning in the studio.
Field trips and tours at WMA are available for public, private, and homeschool groups throughout the year, and museum staff, docents, and volunteers welcome students of all learning levels and abilities. To schedule a tour, contact Alexandria Turner, School Programs Coordinator and Art Educator, at aturner@wiregrassmuseum.org.

Houston Academy Wrestlers Win Big

HA’s nine junior high wrestlers hold their own in a pool of 122 wrestlers in Russell County’s Trail Of Tears tournament against Smiths Station, Prattville, Beauregard, as well as several Georgia teams.
Wrestlers placing: Jonah Beaver placed 2nd in his weight class with one major decision and one pin for the day. David Sack placed 3rd in his weight class and earned three pins for the day. Keygan Ebarb placed 4th in his weight class and earned three pins for the day.
Emmett Payne defeated his Prattville opponent by tech fall (19-4) to place 4th in his weight class. Allen Watkins defeated his Prattville opponent with a 90 second pin and placed 4th in his weight class with two pins for the day. Miller Rane, George Veale, Abe Haskins, and Trip Hilson wrestled hard with Rane and Veale each pinning their first two opponents against Smiths Station and Beauregard.

Enterprise Fire Department Visit Brookwood

Brookwood Elementary School hosted Enterprise Fire Department to talk about the importance of a family fire safety plan, smoke detectors and when to call 9-1-1. They had a great time with the kindergarten and 1st grade students!

Northside Methodist Academy Announces Good Citizens

Congratulations to our October Preschool Good Citizens: K3 John Andrew Shoemaker, K4B James Park Hinckley, K4P Barrett Barnwell, K5H Sarah Kate Williams and
K5S Emma Fleenor.

SkillsUSA Students of Enterprise Work on Christmas Float

You can say what you want about this generation of young folks, but check out this group of SkillsUSA students from Enterprise High School! We have had some of them staying late every day to help work on this community float for the Christmas. It was really nice seeing them having fun using skills that they have learned in class to help someone else. So look for the Whoville float this year and know that some heart and soul went into designing and constructing it!

Enterprise Career and Tech Center visits Aviation College

Our Aviation Maintenance students visited Alabama Aviation College in Ozark. These young folks are preparing for a high wage, high demand career while they are in high school.

Northside Methodist Event a Success

Our Outdoor Raffle, Chili Cook Off, Silent Auction & 4H Bake Sale was a success and a great night of fun and fellowship. Cyrus Steele was hilarious! Thank you so much to everyone for ALL of your support!

Dauphin Junior High Honors Veterans

Thank you to everyone who came out to our program, and a shout out to our own Ms. Sanders for planning and leading this program every year for us. We want to say a special thank you to our veterans for your service. We are grateful to all of the men and women who have fought and served our country. Wishing you and your family a happy, safe and peaceful Veterans Day.

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Student Spotlights December 2022

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