Student Spotlights January 2023

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.  Wiregrass Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!

Providence Christmas Fun on the Quad

Providence Christian logic students enjoyed Christmas on the Quad yesterday. The students spent the afternoon competing in a trivia contest, playing games, and performing skits! The party was a great opportunity for our logic students to form community outside the classroom.

NMA Christmas Concert

Our 1st -3rd grades performed their Christmas Concert in December. Miss Tullis did an amazing job with our students! Our students did such a great job!

Northside Methodist Academy Donates Food

NMA “Knights in Action” Interact Club collected food items to benefit the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.
These students were entered in a drawing & won a gift card for bringing can goods! Thanks to everyone who donated!

Dothan High Student Section Recognized as AHSAA’s Fan Challenge Winner

Dothan High School’s Student Section was recently recognized at the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s (AHSAA) Super 7 State Football Championships in Auburn, Alabama at Jordan Hare Stadium.
Dothan High School (DHS) Senior, Colin Groover, and Dothan High School Principal, Dr. Keith Bland, was presented with a banner to hang proudly at Dothan High School as well as a check for $1,000 to be used at DHS.

“This year, the student body really came together and worked as one in our student section,” says Colin Groover, Dothan High School Senior and Student Section Co-Leader. “We all worked very hard to be able to win this challenge. We truly showed we were the best in Alabama and it paid off winning this challenge.”

The Bama Buzz announced that Dothan High School’s Wolfpack pride is electric and they demonstrated incredible organization, creativity, sportsmanship and support for their school shown in their video submission.

This was the first AHSAA Fan Challenge through a collaboration between AHSAA and The Bama Buzz to find the best student section in the state. 34 schools from across Alabama submitted videos showcasing their school’s all-star school spirit, sportsmanship, and creativity. Dothan High School moved into the final phase of the contest by being named the 7A Semifinalist.

Dothan Tech Job Shadow Day Wins Award

Dothan City Schools’ (DCS) Career and Technical Education School, Dothan Tech, was recently awarded Governor Ivey’s 2022 K-12 Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence Award.

On November 15, Dothan Tech was invited to Troy University to present about the program at the Regional Best Practices event, along with the other three winners. Mr. Chris Duke, DCS Director of CTE, and Mr. Ryan Richards, DCS Workforce Coordinator, shared details and logistics of the program. The highlight of the presentation was a student panel with three students who participated in the inaugural Job Shadow Day. These students were able to share about their experiences, the benefits of the program, and how it confirmed their future career goals. The students’ stories emphasized the profound impact it had on their life.

After all seven Regional Best Practice event from around the state, a committee reviewed the applications and presentations to select one winner from four categories – K-12, Community College, Higher Ed, and Non-Educational as Governor’s Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence winners, and Dothan Tech was selected as the winner of the K-12 category!

As one of the four state winners, Dothan Tech has been invited to share about the event at The Governor’s Work-Based Learning Summit in May.

Rehobeth Cheerleader Signs with Faulkner

Congratulations to Rehobeth Varsity Cheerleader, Ellen Martin, as she signs her letter of intent to attend Faulkner University today to continue what she loves, CHEER!

Rehobeth Senior Signs with Coastal Alabama

Happy signing day to Peyton Hartigan who is going on to play volleyball at Coastal Alabama! RHS is so proud of you!

Enterprise High Students Give Back

This year the Enterprise High School Chapter of SkillsUSA, Coffee County Family Services, and the Mitchell Automotive Group have collected, assembled, and transported over 100 bicycles for the Toys for Tots program. These students have worked diligently to organize and carry out this project for the children of our community.

Houston Academy Supports Dothan Miracle League

We would like to thank Houston Academy for throwing another successful Christmas party for our players.

Peer Helpers Help Support Sunshine Cart

Students from the Peer Helpers Program join the Sunshine Cart students each month to support their project.

Providence 6th Grade Students Spread Joy

Providence Christian School sixth graders spread joy throughout the Grammar building as they celebrated their Victorian Christmas party! They have been reading Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and learning about the Victorian time period. They celebrated today with parlor games, making vintage ornaments, riding a horse drawn carriage, and concluded their day by leading carols at our Grammar Assembly.

5th Grade Canned Food Drive at HES

5th grade teachers at Highlands Elementary School wanted to encourage their students and families to practice kindness during this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, students brought in nonperishable/can goods to be donated to the 10th Anniversary Miracle on Foster Street Food Drive. All the items were donated on December 8th. These students brought an amazing amount in only 5 days!

ECTC Engineering Students Shine

Congratulations to these students! Fourteen engineering students have certified as Autodesk Certified Users for Fusion 360 CAD Modeling Software. This proves they have industry ready skills to design and create components, assemblies and drawing files in Fusion 360.

Highlands Elementary Congratulates Peer Helpers

Highlands Elementary would like to recognize their new Peer Helpers for the 2022-2023 school year. The students participated in a day-long training session conducted by Mrs. Harden, Mrs. Steltenpohl, and Mrs. Kenyon. The training taught students skills they could use to be successful Peer Helpers for the school. The motto of the Peer Helpers is to “Be the good…show the way…lend a hand.”

Dothan Schools Holiday Art Contest Winners

Dothan City Schools held its 3rd Annual Holiday Art Contest to select the cover of this year’s District Holiday Card. This year’s contest was held amongst our 7th – 9th Grade students at Dothan Preparatory Academy and Carver 9th Grade Academy. Over 200 cards were printed by Dothan Tech Graphic Design students and were sent out to our community members and leaders including our Mayor, Commissioners, School Board as well as our State Superintendent.
This year’s winning card was designed by Carver 9th Grade Academy student, Kate Emilia I. Kate Emilia was recently recognized at this December’s Board of Education meeting. Additional elements of the card like the layout and printing was done by Dothan Tech Graphic Arts student, Shariza K.

Hidden Lake Student Leads Pledge of Allegiance at Board Meeting

At Dothan City Board of Education’s recent meeting, we had the pleasure of having Chloe K. from Hidden Lake Primary School present the Pledge of Allegiance. We are so proud to have students like Chloe in our district like look forward to involving our students in future Board of Education meetings.

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Student Spotlights January 2023

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