Shoreline restoration work is continuing at Lightning Point in Bayou La Batre with the assistance of students from the Alma Bryant Marine Science Department. The multi-million dollar restoration project includes the installation of several jetties and shoreline reclamation. Pamela and Charles Baker serve as the instructors of the Alma Bryant Marine Science and Aquaculture program. The Planting for the Future project is sponsored under the direction of the Nature Conservancy. Marine Science students are collecting seeds and plantings in the area to take back to the aquaculture program at Alma Bryant to be grown for future replanting projects at Lightning Point. Funding for the project was awarded through the Gulf Coast Restoration Council following the 2010 oil spill.
The Alma Bryant High School Fine Arts Department released the results of the Alabama State Trumbauer Festival held recently at Troy University. Studio Theatre- Superior Rating-All-Star Cast- Ricardo Torres and Caroline Hansen; Duet Pantomime-Issiah Downey and Dylan Harris- Superior; Caroline Hansen and James Knowles- Superior; Solo Acting-Madison Simms- Superior; Chelsea Bosarge- Superior; Juliea Dixon- Superior; Jailyn Swink- Excellent; Issiah Downey- Superior; James Knowles- Superior; Andrew Hataway- Excellent; Duet Acting-Angel Alexander and Taylor Collier- Superior; Solo Acting Classical; Aidan Pelt- Excellent; Group Acting-Jasmine Silloway, Claudia Acosta, Juliea Dixon; Solo Musical; Hallie Carter- Superior; Claudia Acosta- Excellent; Caroline Hansen- Superior; Duet Musical-Veronica Petrocelli and Lanye Tillman- Superior; Group Musical-Hallie Carter,Veronica Petrocelli and Lanye Tillman- Superior; Makeup Design-Ava Parent- Superior; and Stage Management-Rhiannon Strickland- Excellent. Mrs. Alex Silva is the teacher and director of the Theatre Department at Alma Bryant High School. Mrs. Silva was recently named the Alabama Teacher of the Year In Secondary Fine Arts-Theatre.
Congratulations are also extended to the Alma Bryant High School Girl’s Bowling Team for finishing out the season as the 2019 Area 1 Regional champs. Under the direction of Coach Austin Barbour, the team will move forward to the state competition.
Alma Bryant math teacher, David Dai was recently named Teacher of the Year at Alma Bryant High School. The University of Alabama’s College of Education named him their Young Alumni Award winner and the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics named him their High School Teacher of the Year.