Education

Rotary offering two scholarships
The Atmore Rotary Club may award two scholarships up to $2,000 per scholarship to two 2017 high school graduates with a 2.5 or higher GPA who enroll as a full-time student in a college program for the 2017–2018 academic year (fall and spring semesters). The scholarships are awarded on the basis of both merit and need. Scholarship application packets are available at local high schools; students should contact their high school…
Building robots at ECMS
The after school Project A-STEM at Escambia County Middle School is in full swing with students engaged in engineering designs for volcanos and walking robots. A-STEM is the after-school enrichment program focusing on science, technology, engineering, math and the arts at ECMS – changing lives one activity at a time. Shown are Guadalupe Franco, left, and TyQuera Evans working on a robot.
PES third graders follow ‘The Last Great Race on Earth’
This is the third year Perdido Elementary third-graders have followed the Iditarod, or “last great race on earth.” Mrs. Linda McCullough and Mrs. Laurie Myer have refined their approach and added new technology for the students each March as they research and follow their particular “musher.” The project is the brainchild of Mrs. McCullough. It is a competitive event unlike any other in the world, according to Mrs. McCullough A…
Atmore student makes AUM Dean’s List  
Matthew Kyle Barnett, a nursing major, earned recognition on the Dean’s List of Auburn University at Montgomery’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences for the Fall 2016 semester. To meet Auburn University’s requirements for inclusion on the dean’s list, the student must be enrolled for 12 credit hours and earn a GPA of at least 3.75 (on the 4.00 system).
Perdido E/M School reaches out to help some of their own
Students at Perdido Elementary / Middle School wanted to be involved in helping some of their own – Gulf Shores Middle and High School, after the horrific accident involving band members from both schools during the Mardi Gras holidays. The Perdido students had of course seen the tragedy as it unfolded on the news and were concerned about those involved. Many had questions after the Mardi Gras break and wanted…