Congratulations to the Murphy Lady Blue Panthers and the Murphy Prowling Panthers Drill Teams. Your Panther Battalion Drill Teams competed in the 2014 All Services National High School Drill Championships at the Ocean Arena in Daytona Beach, Florida this past weekend. They competed against thirty two (32) other nationally ranked High School Army JROTC programs. Competitors traveled from as far away as Guam, California, Connecticut, New York, Texas, Washington, and Massachusetts.
The Lady Blue Panthers Platoon Members include – Audrey Bego, Marsha Clark, Tresa Clark, Camelliya Dotch, Skylar Hannon, Niya Kimbell, Aria Lopuhovsky, Tarial Malone, Ayanna Marinez, Alexis Mixon, Phylasha Robinson, Teyia Rhodes, and Alexis Wilson.
The Lady Blue Panthers earned a 15th Place overall finish out of a field of twenty-nine (29) competitors. They finished 9th in the Unarmed Platoon Regulation. Just missing a trophy position by eleven (11) points. They finished in 10th place in the Unarmed Color Guard. They finished in 16th place in the Unarmed Team Exhibition. And they finished 23rd in the Unarmed Inspection.
The Prowling Panthers Platoon Members include – Andrew Cherry, William Cherry, Tyler Comstock, TJ Connolly, Shawn Draine, Keaton Dycus, Mario Hernandez, Jamal Joseph, John Mullen, Michael Miller, Samuel Murphy, Charlie Pollman, Joshua Sneed, and Aaron Woodard
The Prowling Panthers earned a 12th Place overall finish out of a field of thirty –one (31) competitors. They finished 6th in the Armed Inspection. Just missing a trophy position by three (3) points. They finished 12th in the Armed Regulation. Just missing a trophy position by twenty-eight (28) points. They finished in 7th place in the Armed Color Guard. Just missing a trophy position by forty - two (42) points. And they finished in 23rd place in the Armed Team Exhibition. Again congratulations to the Murphy Lady Blue Panthers and the Murphy Prowling Panthers Drill Teams for their outstanding achievements throughout the 2013-2014 School Year.
Blount High School DECA students participated in a video competition sponsored by the Council for Economic Education. The program is called Gen i Revolution. The competition was to complete 15 “missions” and then create a new mission about financial literacy.
The winning entry of the CEE Choice Contest was created by a team of five students (Christian Harrell, Darrell Smith, Gabrielle Williams, Johnny Stoute and Nekeem Tinsley) of M.T. Blount High School in Eight Mile, AL. Allen Merryman, a Career Tech Teacher at M.T. Blount, served as the team’s sponsor.
The team’s Mission topic is the importance of insurance. Their mission looks at the types of risks that a young person may face—such as health concerns or purchasing a car—and explores the possible ways to protect against that risk.
Blount’s video was so good that Gen i Revolution will use their idea for the 16th mission for the next competition.
The local chapter of the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Beta XI Chapter sponsored the Louverta Williams Keyboarding Competition on April 30, 2014 at Vigor High School. Ten students participated in keyboarding applications activities in Microsoft Word. Students also took traditional timed typing assignments. Those students with the fastest speed and fewest mistakes were the winners.
Pictured from left to right: Alice Lewis-Hutchinson, 4th Place Jordan Hudson, 3rd Place Kailyn Bailey, 2nd Place Juwuan Howard-Turner, 1st Place Justice Jackson, Emma Prince, and Alberta Howard
Mary G. Montgomery High School successfully competed in the first ever “Raider Team Challenge” sponsored by the MCPSS JROTC Department. The event was held at Blakeley State Park and consisted of three grueling events…a Physical Fitness Team Challenge, a Litter carry in conjunction with a land navigation course, and a tug of war contest which was the grand finale. MGM took home the second and third place trophies while a team from Satsuma HS took first place. Despite terrible weather conditions the day and evening prior to the competition, the weather conditions were perfect for the event! Congratulations to all of the participants! We look forward to hosting this again next school year!
SkillsUSA in an organization for students in the technical areas such as: Ag, Technical Ed, Career Technologies, and IT. Several Schools represented Mobile County Public Schools at this year's competition in which students competed in Automotive Technologies, Cosmetology, Drafting, Graphic Design, Electrical and IT: Bryant Career Tech Center, Baker High School, Faulkner CTC and Davidson High School.
Bryant CTC Automotive Technologies--5th place
Bryant CTC IT--Computer Maintenance--3rd place
Bryant CTC IT--Telecommunications--2nd place
Bryant CTC Cosmetology--Nails--11th place
Bryant CTC Cosmetology--Esthetics (make up, avatar make up)--7th and 12th places
Bryant CTC Cosmetology--Hair--4th and 7th places
T.L. Faulkner CTC Automotive Technologies--9th and 16th places
T.L. Faulkner CTC Graphic Arts--Graphic Communications--1st and 2nd places
T.L. Faulkner CTC Graphic Arts--T-Shirt design--3rd place