Alma Bryant High School
Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Members of the Alma Bryant High School (ABHS) student body, faculty and administration recently joined with Mobile County Commissioner, Jerry Carl and Bayou La Batre Mayor, Terry Downey, in a ceremony to recognize the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Alma Bryant High School. Proclamations recognizing the joining of two local high schools, Alba High School from Bayou La Batre, Alabama and Mobile County High School from Grand Bay, Alabama in 1998 were received by ABHS principal, Mr. Doug Estle. Governor Kay Ivey also sent her best wishes and a proclamation from the State of Alabama. 21st CCLC student leader, Jennifer Tolbert, assisted in coordinating the event honoring two great legacies in our area.
Hometown Hero Honored
The Bayou La Batre City Council recently recognized former Mobile County Public School System Superintendent, Martha L. Peek for her retirement from the school system. Mrs. Peek is a 1968 graduate of Alba High School in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. After completing her post-secondary education, Mrs. Peek returned to Bayou La Batre to teach elementary school. After continuing further studies, she was selected to serve as a local administrator, Assistant Superintendent and ultimately, as the Superintendent of the largest school system in Alabama. Mrs. Peek’s legacy as an educator will continue to grow as she volunteers to work with various education and civic programs. Congratulations, Mrs. Peek on your retirement…We are so proud to honor you as one of our Hometown Heroes!
The Alma Bryant High School 21st Century Community Learning Center Program Continues for 2018
The Alma Bryant High School 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program is continuing through the fall of 2018. Students at Alma Bryant have the opportunity for after school enrichment activities such as Academic Tutoring, Math Enrichment, Science (STEM) Enrichment, ACT Test Prep., Archery, Chess, Chorus, Dance, Disc Golf, Nutrition Workshops, Theater, Writer’s Guild and Fashion Design. The 21st CCLC after-school buses will provide transportation to dedicated stops in Grand Bay, Irvington, Bayou La Batre, Coden, and Alabama Port. Program operation hours are Tuesday-Thursday 3:00 pm to 5 pm. For more information, contact: Annette Johnson (251) 454-4417.
Community Resource Officer is Recognized for Protecting Area Children
Community Resource Officer, Kendra Calloway Sprinkle, an employee of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, is one special lady! She manages to keep traffic flowing safely at both Dixon Elementary School and Alma Bryant High School on a daily basis. Protecting the children and families that move in and out of both schools is a very difficult task at times. Recently, while waiting in the traffic line to pick up my grandchildren at Dixon, I witnessed a driver deliberately drive through the traffic intersection regardless of Officer Sprinkle’s instructions to stop. Officer Sprinkle was barely inches from being struck by the vehicle. Everyone that witnessed the incident was very upset by the actions of the wayward driver. On behalf of our community; Thank you, Officer Sprinkle for your dedication and service!
Loving Memorials Extended
Beautiful tributes of love, honor and gratitude were extended by family and friends at services held during the last few weeks for Victoria Katherine Collier; Infant Dawson James Peters; Anne Pauline Collins; Chester Elwood Wilson; Nancy W. Kelly; Patricia T. Borne; William H. Esfeller; Joseph Sheffield; Emily J. Lee; Tammy Womack; John Thornton; Douglas F. Ladnier; Phien Thi Tu; Sadie Christina Bouler; Bernice E. Bosarge; Henry Melton Faith Sr.; Frankie Pinkard; Timothy “Leebo” Hamilton; Ella Mae Wescovich; Mary Janine Newman Wilkerson; Carolyn Diane Vesper Halbrook; April Renee Cole; Julius “Vernon” Wainwright Jr.; Sgt. Major Richard D. Johnston, USMC, Ret.; Scott Henderson; Dorothy Ruble Weeks; Russell Crum Bosarge, Sr.; Gladys Marie Howard; Eula Ree Gibbs; Ruth Collins; Joan Johnson Bosarge; Jeffrey L. Knowles; Lamar Glennon Bosarge, Sr.; Gladys M. Howard; James G. Boutwell; Julius Vernon Wainwright, Jr.; Virginia Devaney; Othmar Frank Hamilton, Sr.; Margaret J. Pitts; Thomas McCraney; James Allen Windus; Jessie R. Tolbert and Bettie J. Fox. While they may not be present in the flesh, their love will continue to embrace those they loved and cherished.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your families and loved ones be blessed with health and happiness in the days ahead!