The 32nd Annual Coastal Clean-Up Highlights 2019
The 32nd Annual Coastal Clean-Up took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Local participants met at Rolston Park in Coden, Alabama. Zone Captain, Tracy Lannie did a fabulous job of coordinating the event for the southwest coast of Alabama. Several local school organizations and others participated.
Alma Bryant High School Culinary Team Wins People’s Choice Award
The Alma Bryant High School Culinary Team recently participated in the 2nd Annual Dauphin Island Sea Lab Forks and Corks Culinary Competition along with seven other schools from Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Team members, Jonathan Brooks (Lead Chef), Kourtney Christie, Jada Johnson, Shawn Griffin and Leland Overstreet were delighted to bring home the “People’s Choice Award” for their Southwest Shrimp Nachos Supreme entry. Mobile County Public School Assistant Superintendent of Career Technical Education and Work Force Development, Larry Mouton, congratulated the students and their teachers Marylane Jacobs and Annette Johnson on the award.
Dixon Elementary Archers Excel at the National Archery in Schools World Open in Nashville, TN
Local archers from Dixon Elementary School (DES) participated in the National Archery in Schools World Open Competition held in Nashville, Tennessee on July 26-27, 2019. Archers from 11 countries were invited to participate in six levels of competition during the event. Mia Cornelson placed 1st Overall in the elementary girl’s division. Dixon ES placed 5th overall out of the 34 elementary schools that competed. The archers that competed were: Annah Edwards; Frankie Stork; Trace Ladnier; Jamarrion Pugh; Alina Wright; Isaiah Younce; Anna Taylor; Wynn Buzbee; Carter Smith; Sarah Palmer; Katie Patrick; Lily Schultz; Lesondra Jones; Julie Khan; Joseph Dismuke; Parker Foutz; Abrahm Collier; Angel Parks; Malani Payne and Kayla Brown.
Mrs. Faye Hussong serves as the DES coach and team manager. Coach Hussong stated that her students have worked very hard to achieve both as archers, and academically, as well. Most recently, the students joined efforts with the Alba Middle School archery team and their coach, Rachel Seaman and the Kingswood United Methodist Church to pack out more than 10,000 meals for the Rise Against Hunger program. Students and coaches alike were honored to participate in this endeavor.
Bayou La Batre City Councilman, Henry Barnes Visits Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC
Bayou La Batre City Councilman, Henry Barnes, recently visited with Congressman Bradley Byrne and other elected officials in Washington, DC. While there, Councilman Barnes sought out contacts in search of potential funding for the Coastal Alabama Partnership and other local endeavors. During a recent report back to the City Council of Bayou La Batre, Councilman Barnes stated that he was somewhat disappointed in the responses he received in Washington, however, he stated that he would continue to pursue every avenue of support available to the city and our local residents and businesses.
Our Alma Bryant High School family recently experienced the loss of one of our beloved students, Alan Hamrac. On any given day, you would find Alan assisting Coach Roy Richardson with the archery program; serving as an office assistant as he delivered packages in his wheelchair, and keeping teachers entertained during lunch duty. Alan was a 2017 graduate of Alma Bryant High School and continued his vocational training at Alma Bryant High School following graduation. Alan loved God, Alabama Football, Nascar, Country Music, Baseball, good food (especially iced tea!) and fellowship at church with his many friends and family. He especially appreciated his MCPSS bus drivers and his caregivers at the Grand Bay Convalescent Rehab. Our condolences are sent to his parents, Derek Hamrac and Amanda Ham and to the many family members and friends who knew and loved him so much…Rest in Peace, Alan.