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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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The Montgomery Academy most recently was host to The Southeastern Raptor Center’s Eagle, named Spirit. This special appearance was a part of The Montgomery Academy’s special events on the evening of the Third Round of Football Play-offs as they hosted Trinity. Spirit’s appearance was a symbo…

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As with most events this year, Saint James School’s week-long tradition of Career Week had to be adjusted to accommodate for social distancing and other Covid restrictions. However, thanks to some ingenuity and technology, the program has been able to take place during this past week.

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Saint James School celebrated Veteran’s Day with a special ceremony that honors the military service men and women and their families who are a part of the Saint James community. Saint James holds this celebration each year with special performances by the Sain…

Saint James Senior Tamya Shanise Bruce, daughter of Ms. LaShonda Wilson and Mr. Rodney Hartley, was crowned Saint James School’s 2020 Homecoming Queen in halftime ceremonies during STJ’s October 8th match-up against the Dale County High School. Due to weather concerns, the celebration was mo…

   Montgomery Academy celebrated their homecoming recently  when they hosted Greensboro. Last year’s Queen, Miss Susannah Blount, crowned the 2020 Homecoming Queen, Miss Ann Cobern Chapman.

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Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School celebrated Homecoming week October 5-9. The Homecoming game and festivities were pushed up a day due to stormy weather expected Friday from Hurricane Delta. During half-time of the varsity football game vs. Childersburg, Montgomery Catholic Principal Ei…

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In early 2019, Saint James High School/Middle School librarian Kimberly Ramsey found a wonderful opportunity for professional development offered by School Library Journal, a national publication for libraries and librarians.  The online course entitled, Evaluating, Auditing, and Diversifyin…

Photo: After starting off each morning with a good stretch, the campers worked hard learning multiple dances and sidelines, while also sharpening their leap and turn techniques. During the last day of camp, July 28th, they showed off their new moves and improved skills in a performance for t…

Photo: The first day of the 2020-2021 school year was an awesome day! Smiles were behind the masks and seen in the eyes. Things may look a bit different, but we are so excited to get this year started! Welcome Back! We Are Trojans 24/7!

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Five seventh grade students received state recognition through the 40th annual Duke TIP. John Alford, Nathan Applegate, Anna Brown, An Wilkes Cavanaugh and Anderson Long qualified based on their performance on the SAT. The state recognition ceremony scheduled at the University of Alabama is …

On the evening of Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the 145th graduating class of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School gathered in the PICE Knights Arena at the MCPS Middle and High School Campus. Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Superintendent of Education Gwendolyn Byrd, Montgomery Catholic President An…

Trinity held a special Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on June 22 on Ragsdale-Boykin Field. The event marked the first time graduation has been held on campus! Trinity alumnus Wilson Van Hooser (’09) delivered the graduation address and encouraged our students, while Senior Class…

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In a year that had more than its fair share of bad news, Natasha Foster is beaming with hope for students in the YMCA Achievers college readiness program. Foster oversees the program which affords students plenty of opportunities to meet, network with and be tutored by professionals some of …

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced the 2020 appointments to the United States service academies from Alabama’s Second District. Students from the Second District received appointments to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine …

All four campuses of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School closed their facilities starting on Tuesday, March 17, in response to Governor Ivey's order for public schools to shut down to slow down the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus that has affected nearly every country in the world. Th…

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Audiences enjoyed THREE incredible performances in March by Trinity Upper School students who participated in the Spring Musical, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant!” Congratulations to these students who have been working diligently and practicing nightly for two months, many of whom al…

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Saint James Sophomore Haley Brightwell was nominated by the Saint James high school faculty and selected by the University of Alabama Capstone Council to attend a two-day leadership conference in Tuscaloosa, March 5th and 6th, the Capstone Leadership Academy (CLA).

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Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School students had a fantastic showing at the 2020 YMCA Youth In Government (ALYIG) Youth Legislature conference that was held February 21-23. This year's participants were Michael Hodges, Gracie Barranco, Zach Izer, Julienne Pharrams, Ellie Pool, Michael Rus…

Two Saint James School students earned Gold Keys in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Saint James students were also awarded eight Silver Keys and five works were recognized with Honorable Mention in the competition. All works receiving Gold Keys advance to national judging.

Trinity’s Arts Department recently took twenty-five 10th-12th grade Show Choir and Dance Ensemble students on a whirlwind tour of southern California! During the 5-day trip, they had the privilege of taking multiple classes with both Disney Performing Arts and Millennium Dance Complex, all f…

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Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School dedicated their new performing arts center on Tuesday night. While it was stormy outside, the group was all smiles inside the building, the former Father Pat Delahunty Gym, especially when the School President Anne Caesar announced that the new facility…

Montgomery Catholic middle school science teacher Karla Gier is used to teaching students how to be hands-on and resourceful with the various science lessons and projects she teaches. This year, she introduced a new elective class, Craft by Design, and many students are learning that working…