Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SENIOR BETA SHINES AT STATE CONVENTION

Each year the Senior Beta Clubs from all over the state of Alabama meet at Birmingham to elect state officers, attend great classes and compete in various events.  

Award Winners:
TOP 10 Acrylic Painting On-Site Art~Sammi Jo Pressnell

TOP 10 Spanish Test~Elizabeth Salgado


2nd Place History Test ~Michael Farris~Nationals Bound




Group Talent:
This year Elkmont's Senior Beta Club placed second with their fantastic Motown performance and were honored with a standing ovation.   They now will have the opportunity to show off that talent at the National Beta Club convention in Richmond, Virginia on June 25!  Best of luck to our Motown entertainers.  


VIDEO LINK TO THEIR AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCE


2nd Place~25 member GROUP TALENT~Motown~Nationals Bound 
Savannah Kennedy              Adam McMahan
Koribeth Schmidt                 Preston Rouse
Maddie Hobbs                     Hunter Brazeal
Jensen Pugh                        Travis Riggs
Lena Gempke                      Nick Shelton
Ruth Ann Bates                   Eli Hobbs
Cally Glass                          Jared Bailey
Adriel McMahan                 Kody Clark
Callie Wales                        Quterrais Williams
Ashlee Freemon                  Kaleb Wallace
Jordan Nelson                      Nick Moore
Justin Kesler                        Michael Lee Johnson
Chandler Johnson


BERNICE COMPTON - OBITUARY


NAME: 
Bernice Compton

DATE:
Birth Date  - March 7, 1926
Death Date - April 11, 2014

The funeral for Bernice Taylor Compton, 88, of Elkmont, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at McConnell Funeral Home with Timothy McDowell officiating.

Visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m. Friday at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Compton died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Limestone Health Facility. She was born March 7, 1926, in Limestone County to George Washington Taylor and Lizzie Mae Turner. She was a member of Elkmont United Methodist Church. She was very involved in the Elkmont Senior Center. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with family.

She is survived by her son, Tracy Compton, and wife Kelly; one daughter, Terri Davidson, and husband ,John, three grandchildren, Brook White, Breah Davidson and Rebecca Compton; two great-grandchildren, Ansley White and Elijah White; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Compton; her parents; a sister, Louise Elliot, and brother, George Malcom Taylor

RHETT BAILEY - CLASS 3A BRYANT-JORDAN STATE AWARD

Rhett Bailey began his Elkmont High School experience as a talented three sport freshman who seemed to have had everything going for him. However, as life often does, his journey took a "path less traveled" turn his sophomore year.  After having recurring stomach pain for months, Rhett was diagnosed with cancer and spent the next three years recovering.  Overcoming multiple surgeries, he returned to the sports he loved.  Inspiring others with his determination to live his life and not be held back by the trials he had faced, his efforts were recognized at the Bryant-Jordan Awards banquet on April 14 in Birmingham. Bailey went through a four-step selection process to win the 3A Bryant-Jordan State Award and $5500 in regional and state scholarships.


Rhett is the son of Kevin and Missy Bailey.  He has been a member of the Varsity Football, Basketball, and Baseball teams for the past four years.  Rhett is the Senior Class President and was selected as a Class Favorite for the Senior Class.  On campus, he is a member of the Senior Beta Club, FCA, and Elkmont Ambassador Club.  He is also a member of the Limestone County Student Senate.  He was the Boys State Representative for Elkmont High School this past summer at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  He was selected to the All-county Football team this year.  He was the boys' Elkmont High School Spirit Award Representative, and won the overall Spirit Award for Limestone County.  Finally, Rhett was awarded the 2013 Honored Hero of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Huntsville.  Rhett is an advocate for St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis and a member of the Holland's Gin Church of Christ.  His future plans are to attend college and pursue a degree in medicine.


     The Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Program was created in 1986 by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in conjunction with the Alabama High School Athletic Association. It is supervised by the Board of Directors of the Bryant-Jordan Foundation.


The objectives of the program are:

1.       To recognize and honor Alabama students who have by ability and effort achieved a level of excellence in the areas of academics and athletics that is commensurate with their potential.

2.       To make aware to not only athletes but all segments of the student population that it is both important and rewarding for them to strive to be the best that they can be. The program motivates and encourages students to achieve this goal.

3.       To encourage and promote the involvement and commitment of Alabama corporations and individuals in helping improve the academic levels of all students.

     
The initial scholarship offered by the Bryant-Jordan Program was the scholar athlete scholarship. In 1989 the Achievement Award was created. This award is designed to reward the student-athlete who achieves beyond his/her ability both academically and athletically or who may have overcome some obstacle or hardship to achieve success.
     Ninety-six scholarships are awarded annually to deserving high school seniors from schools that are members of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The program has grown from an $8,000 award program to the present over $800,000.

WHAT'S GOING ON IN ELKMONT THIS WEEK?

April
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Church Night

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EHS Track Teams @ Cullman

EHS SOFTBALL:
Varsity vs Westminister @ Elkmont; following MS games
Middle School vs West Limestone @ Elkmont - 4 pm; 5 inning double header

ELKMONT YOUTH BALL:
Baseball:
Softball:
 

Trailblazers Unite: 5:30 pm at Rural Village. We have coaches and groups for all levels. Last year we had a great time getting in shape and training together. Come on out and join us.

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EHS SOFTBALL
Varsity @ West Morgan - 5 pm
Varsity @ Ardmore - Limestone County Tournament  
Pool Play: 
5:30 & 7:00 Game Time
 

Red Caboose Country Music Show @ 7 pm

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Elkmont Methodist Church will have their Easter Cantata at 7:00.  Everyone is invited.  Come and share the joy of Easter with us.


Elkwood Baptist Church is having an Easter egg hunt at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome!

Run with the Trailblazers @ 9 am - Rails for Trails
 

EHS SOFTBALL
Varsity @ Ardmore - Limestone County Tournament    

ELKMONT YOUTH BALL
Baseball:
Softball:


20 Easter Sunday
Community Sunrise Service at Elkmont Methodist at 7:00 am



ELKMONT SENIOR SCHOLAR BOWL TEAM COMES IN SECOND

The Senior Scholar Bowl teams from the county high schools competed in the Limestone County Tournament, April 15.   Our Elkmont team came in second in the scholar bowl competition.  


We had more points overall but Ardmore and our team each had one loss so the head to head rule came into play.   This rule is used as a tie breaker when teams are tied.  Ardmore had beaten the Red Devils earlier in the day so our team was awarded the Limestone County Runner-up Trophy.  Congrads to the Elkmont Senior Scholar Bowl team for their strong showing.