Perdido MS wins it all in county basketball tournament
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Excitement was everywhere Thursday, January 11, as both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were recognized during the school’s pep rally send-off by the entire student body. Both girls and boys teams won the 1-A County Championship. The girls score for championship game was 36-11 and boys score was 28-25. Members of the girls’ team and those who were recognized for their outstanding…
Scale Back Alabama is back
By Carolyn Bivins Extension Service Are you anxious to lose weight in a friendly competitive way? Well, join us at our Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In site. The Escambia County Extension Office is a Scale Back Alabama Weigh-In Site once again! The Scale Back Alabama program officially kicked off January 22 and the Escambia County Extension office at 175 Ag Science Drive (right behind Southern Pine Electric Co-op) is an official…
‘They followed her to school one day’
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Perdido kindergarten student Finley Jones had some special guests follow her to school this week – two baby pygmy goats. The children in Mrs. Brooke Drinkard’s class quickly fell in love with the babies, as they took turns bottle feeding them. The twin goats belong to the Baldwin County High School agriculture department, and were born a couple days before Christmas. Unfortunately, their mom…
Selected for district honor band
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Perdido Middle School seventh-grader Ceanna Livermore, an oboist with the school’s middle school band, was recently selected to participate in the Baldwin County Middle School Honor Band. She was one of 82 students from the county’s eight middle schools to be selected after an audition process. The Honor Band was conducted by Natalie Hughes, Director of Bands at Semmes Middle School in Mobile.…
Perdido MS students place in Stock Market Game
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Perdido Middle School students once again finished among the top in the state during the 10-week Stock Market Game competition. Eighth graders Justin Brunson, Drew Turner, Ayden Scarborough and Braxton Scarborough finished fourth with final portfolio earnings of $112,479.31. Placing fourth in the state earned the team $75 and SMG drawstring bags. Students began the competition with $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds and/or mutual…