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On October 4, 2021, Saint James School was honored to have Mark and Kym Hilinski on campus to share the story of their son Tyler with student athletes and parents. The mission of The Hilinski’s Hope Foundation is centered on breaking down stigma and offering quality resources to provide ment…

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During a Chemistry lab, Montgomery Academy Upper School students observed six processes using steel wool, both physical and chemical, and recorded any changes in mass. They then drew particle diagrams of each process. After analysis of class data and the diagrams, the Law of Conservation of …

Ginny Herndon has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ginny is one of approximately 34,000 students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although she will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Sc…

For the Saint James seniors, their last Community Day event had been during their 9th grade year. The event was scheduled for the spring in 2020 and was not held due to Covid related government mandates. The same was the case during the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, the return of the Sai…

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the pinnacle of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and it's available exclusively to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (9-12 grade). Girl Scouts of Southern Ala…

Saint James Senior Barr Armistead has earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. The rank of Eagle Scout is earned through numerous steps, including the acquisition of 21 Merit Badges, active participation in the community as a Life Scout, the completion of an E…

Fifty-two students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. Students took AP Exams in May 2021 after completing challenging college-level courses in the Upp…

Montgomery Academy senior Jeb Tucker was named a Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program! This academically talented high school senior will continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next…

Parker Ensminger from Trinity School has been named a Semifinalist in the 2021-22 National Merit Scholarship Program. He will continue in the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. Over 1.6 million students at over …

Montgomery Christian School, K-5th grade, continues to flourish. Although Principal Kathi Atkins retired in June this year, her replacement Stephenie Price, a teacher of 27 years in MPS, Holy Cross and Assistant Principal of MCS last year, began her tenure as principal.

 Trinity’s 2021 Homecoming Court - 7th- Cate Chapman, 8th- Marley Sharpless, 9th- Ella Grace Lowe and Sarah Bell McClinton, 10th- Mary Blake Pemberton, 11th- Ann Presley Stewart, 12th- Peyton Lowe, Kaylee Peevy, and Elizabeth Ann Stewart. Former Queen Mary Davis Bricken crowned Elizabeth Ann…

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Saint James Senior Kendall Danielle Hardaway, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hardaway, was crowned Saint James School’s 2021 Homecoming Queen in halftime ceremonies during STJ’s September 17th match-up against Straughn High School.

Sarah Campbell Hughes(center) welcomes Ann Coburn Chapman(left) and McRae Freeman home to the KKG House at the University of Alabama.

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The Alabama Independent School Association is pleased to announce that Macon East Academy is the recipient of the AISA Class AA CHAIRMAN'S AWARD designation for the 2020-2021 school year. The Chairman's Award was established by the AISA for the specific purpose of recognizing member schools …

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    Saint James’ Kendall Hardaway (class of ‘22) attended the 2021 American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Alabama Girls State Conference held on the University of Alabama campus during the week of June 6 – 11. During the week, the delegates took part in learning parliamentary procedure while also h…

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 78th and 79th sessions of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Alabama Girls State were held on the campus of The University of Alabama June 6-11. Alabama’s ALA Girls State was the only Girls State program in the nation to hold 2 separate Girls State programs simultaneously…

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Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School third grader, Justin Lee, has earned 2,718.6 AR points in 9 months, for the Accelerated Reader program, breaking the national record. Montgomery Catholic held an awards ceremony at their Holy Spirit Campus on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Justin received a bl…

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Two Saint James School students of the Class of 2021 have earned the prestigious honor of the Global Seal of Biliteracy. According to Spanish instructor, Mrs. Rhea Grate, both students worked very hard to achieve this level of language fluency.

Montgomery Academy's Philanthropy 101 has been named HandsOn River Region's Volunteer of the Year in the Youth category. HandsOn River Region recognized the Philanthropy 101 Class of 2019 in their annual Volunteer of the Year Celebration last week. Femi Adediji, Class of 2020, accepted the a…

𝗩𝗶𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲, 𝗔𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗵 and 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝗺 recently competed in the Alabama State University Math Olympiad. Nine schools competed in the competition. The written contest consisted of 200 multiple choice questions to be completed in 120 minutes. The Montgomery Academy won the competition and E…

Saint James School elementary and middle school students competed in the Alabama Consortium of Technology in Education State Tech Fair. To the delight of the students and their teachers alike, Saint James School students performed very well. “At the state level, this is a big deal,” states D…

Saint James School high school art students made a great showing at the AISA District 5 Art Competition. The competition was held on Friday, April 23rd. Saint James had 18 high school students compete. Among those high school students, ten received awards. 

The following students placed in …

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Montgomery Catholic is proud to announce 28 new inductees into the Loretto Chapter of the National Honor Society. The Senior inductees are Matthew Barranco and Cacey Williams. The Junior inductees are Catherine Aaron, Jamarion Augustus, Javen Augustus, Wesley Clarke, Cecelia Crawford, Samant…

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Saint James High School high school students participated in the “Doing Our Own Thing” (DOOT) 2021 Art Competition. Five schools submitted artwork with 69 total entries. DOOT’s Best of Show winner receives a $150 voucher to be used for supplies, lessons, etc..  All other winners are awarded …

Montgomery Catholic Senior, Harrison Skala was selected as a National Merit Finalist for 2021. Each year, approximately 1.5 million high school students apply for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of these applicants, 50,000 students qualify for recognition in the program, and roughly …

The Visual Arts Achievement Program (VAAP) sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. The program is designed to offer encouragement to young artists, showcase their work, and offer opportunities for adv…

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On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Saint James School hosted the 2021 ACTE Virtual Tech Fair for Region 5. In past years, the Tech Fair has been an in-person event and presentation of projects, but due to Covid Regional Director Deborah Otis hosted a virtual event. Students from grades 3 throu…

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The Young Trojan Tech Fair was held on Friday, January 15, 2021. This event helped determine which students will qualify to attend the ACTE Regional 5 Virtual Tech Fair that will take place in February. This was a wonderful experience for the students to have to work intently on a project, p…

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The Saint James Middle School Equestrian Team brought home a win for the first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) show of the season held at Timber Acres Equestrian Center in Buhl, AL (near Tuscaloosa).

In celebration of National Computer Science Week, Saint James students entered two competitions sponsored by TechMGM. Educational Technology Specialist Deborah Otis helped oversee the student groups who had very different tech projects. Both the 7th grade team and 5th grade team won first pl…

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Saint James School is proud of its students who competed in the Alabama Vocal Association’s competition which results in the 2021 All-State Choir. Saint James had four students who were named to the All-State Choir: Jayla Brooks, Paige Hemmer, Rain Johnson, and Ella Taylor. These students wi…

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