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EA weightlifters break 3 state records
Escambia Academy’s 35-member weightlifting team captured seven individual state championships, including three lifters who broke state records, while seven others were either runners-up or took third place in the AISA Region 3 Weightlifting Championships, held at Pickens Academy this week. Trae Lee (heavyweight), Kris Brown (middleweight) and Chase Bell (lightweight) each were named outstanding lifter overall in his classification. Lee and Brown each hoisted 600 pounds to set new state…
Jam packed PTO meeting at ACM
  The auditorium was full Monday night as parents, grandparents and others gathered for the annual Black History program at A.C. Moore Elementary. But prior to that program, the Drugs Erase Dreams Team presented a powerful message about drugs and the packaging that makes them attractive to kids. Participating were Drug Court Director Denise Carlee, presenters Michael and Katie Roley, Judge Dave Jordan, and Karean Reynolds, Project Turnaround Coordinator. Part…
Top speller
Four students from across the county competed in a countywide spelling bee Wednesday, February 8. The top speller was Jaelyn Bloodsworth who will compete in the state bee March 11 in Montgomery. She received an individual trophy as well as the trophy that stays at her school for the year. In the countywide spelling bee, public, private and city schools were invited to participate. Each of the students were in…
RP Star Students
The Rachel Patterson Elementary School Star Students were named Friday, February 10. They are, from left, front, TyJustice Wiggins, Sheniah Johnson, Kazion Bartholomew, Andre James, Diamond Moody, Ensley Boykin, Jordan Johnson, Kirstin Jackson; middle, McKenzy Rudolph, Carrie Walker, Samiyah Stephens, Jailen Thomas, Lekhera Barron, LaRodshia Lee; back, Mary Norris, Reagan Zundel, Harmoni Lewis, Derreanna Lyons, Keon Harvey, Daryl Willis. Not pictured are Jordyn Knight, Jaquavious Moye.
PES students visit Shakespeare Theater
Third- through sixth-grade students in Ms. Gerri McDonald’s Project Jubilee and Humanities classes at Perdido Elementary School, took advantage of an exciting opportunity to visit the Shakespeare Theater in Montgomery last week. They were able to watch the live performance of “Because of Winn-Dixie.” The play is a musicalized version of the Kate DiCamillo novel Because of Winn-Dixie, which follows the relationship between a lonely little girl named Opal and…