Saint James School Speech & Debate Team rolls through University of Alabama Forensics Tournament

     The Saint James School Forensics Team competed at the University of Alabama Tournament, January 12th and 13th, 2018 and walked away with several prestigious student accolades. Saint James Senior Nathan Ashner was awarded First Place in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Fifth Place in Original Oratory. Sophomore Jack Branham was awarded Fifth Place in Extemporaneous Speaking. Freshman Will Wales and Sophomore Alexander Whisenhunt reached the semi-final round of Novice Public Forum Debate and Wales was recognized as the 4th best novice public forum debate speaker at the tournament.

 

 

LAMP High School Hall of Fame Banquet Honors Distinguished Alumni and Educator

The eighth annual LAMP High School Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 305 South Perry Street at 6:00 p.m. The Hall of Fame Banquet not only recognizes outstanding LAMP graduates and educators; it also serves as the major fundraiser to support LAMP students’ participation in a wide range of academic competitions.

Each year’s banquet raises funds to support competitive academic teams including Scholar’s Bowl, Debate, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, LAMP Invitational Model United Nations (LIMUN), Youth in Government, and Robotics.  LAMP students count on this fundraiser to provide the funds that are needed to support their participation on these academic teams that compete both regionally and nationally.  The goal of the Hall of Fame event is to provide an environment that affords all LAMP students the opportunity to compete.

LAMP is recognized as a top ranked public high school in Alabama, and as one of the strongest and most challenging high schools in the United States.  Sponsorship opportunities and tickets to the event are available.  Contact Evelyn Pope at 334-233-1657 or ehpope@yahoo.com for further information.

WCOV-TV Makes $5,000 Donation to Valiant Cross Academy

Pictured left to right: Ryan Torregano (WCOV Creative Services), Kathy Liles (WCOV Business Manager), Jada Jones (Valiant Cross Administrative Assistant), and Anthony Brock (Head of Valiant Cross Academy).

WCOV-TV FOX 20 recently showed its support for a local school that is helping to transform the lives of young boys in the River Region. WCOV donated $5,000 to Valiant Cross Academy to be used as the school sees fit in achieving their mission of helping young men “rise above”.

Regarding supporting Valiant Cross Academy, WCOV Owner David Woods said, The Brock brothers have done a marvelous job in teaching their students how to be kind, respectful, loving young men.  We are grateful for their vision and hard work.”

Valiant Cross Academy is an all-male private school located in the heart of downtown Montgomery. Currently the school features 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes with plans to extend by one grade per year until they reach the 12th grade.  Valiant Cross is a school based on Christian principles with an intentional culture of structure and discipline.

“We are truly grateful for the support of WCOV,” said Kimberly Baker, Director of Development for Valiant Cross Academy. “It is because of the tremendous support of our corporate and community partners that Valiant Cross Academy has been able to grow and thrive in the River Region.”