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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blount HS DECA Wins National Video Competition

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

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.

Sorority Hosts Local Computer Applications Competiton

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

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


MGM JROTC Places in "Raider Team Challenge"

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

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!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mobile County Students Great Performance at SkillsUSA Competition

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

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

  Bryant CTC Computer Maintenance

    Bryant CTC Telecommunications



Davidson FBLA Attends State Competition

Posted by Melody Ardis in Great News!

Davidson High School FBLA students gave up part of their spring break to attend State Competition in Birmingham! Their hard work and diligence paid off! Jaiston Marshall placed in the competition for Insurance and Risk Management and will represent Mobile County at FBLA National Competition in Nashville, TN this summer. Jaiston Marshall, a Senior, who has been involved in FBLA for three years. Congratulations to the entire group!!

   Jaiston Marshall, Winner


Doug Draine, Kenneth Gordon, McKensey Hill, Casey Evans, Brittney Anderson, Jaiston Marshall, Kennedy Watson, Uyen Le, Michelle Widmere, and Dekendrick Dubose


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