Madison City Board of Education recognized lots of students tonight for earning state awards in the arts, science, and spelling; and approved a contract for a pyrotechnics show for the joint James Clemens and Bob Jones proms May 1 at Toyota Field.
It was a lengthy meeting, higlighted also by a positive financial report, professional services contracts, personnel actions and several insructional items. The $6,000 contract for Pyro Shows of Alabama is for a fireworks show at the seniors/juniors spring formal on May 1. The fireworks will be in addition to games, entertainment and dancing. Plans are still being worked out for the graduation venue, which will be decided soon.
The following students were recognized tonight at the board meeting:
Urvi Mysore, sophomore at Liberty Middle, placed 2nd in the Alabama Spelling B with a a near-perfect 49 score. Pictured are Earnest Hulsey and Susan McDougal with sponsors Alabama Kiwanis Foundation.
State Superintendent's Visual Arts Award winners. (Front row) Olivia Woodbury of Liberty Middle, 2nd Place; Sofia Peralta of Discovery Middle, honorable mention; Daniel Jang of Heritage Elementary, honorable mention. Sofia also placed in a Youth Art Month contest sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. Joining the students are LMS Principal Shannon Brown and Kim Stewart.
National Science Bowl winners from Bob Jones High School (L-R): Sylvia Lambert, principal; Justin Pan, Aubteen Pour Biazar, Puja Chopade, Neha Chopade, Thomas Nguyen, and BJHS chemistry teacher/coach Mary Katherine Maguire.
Puja Chopade, sophomore at Bob Jones High School, is the 2021 Alabama Brain Bee champion and will represent Alabama in the upcoming National Brain Bee Championship. Also pictured is BJHS Principal Sylvia Lambert.