Congratulations and Shout Outs

Congratulations and Shout Outs
Posted on 03/22/2022


Scholars Bowl, Placed 8th in the State Championship!  Connor McDonald was named on the All Tournament Team AND he finished 4th in the STATE.  Congratulations, Connor and our Scholars Bowl team!

Congratulations to Lea Collins and Lauren Griffin
for having your work chosen out of 37 in the state at the SSVA Extended Exhibit. Their work will be on display at the State Department of Education in the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery. 

 Our students placed in the top 6 in their respective events. 
Abby Alexander and Amaya Griffin- EMT
Quade Davis and Arya Desai- Forensic Science
Abby Wiedeburg- Research Poster 
Anna Claire Welborn, Ashvi Davawala, Cole Hollingsworth, and Lidia Sims placed in the top 10 for Biomedical Debate

Miss PHS winners: 
Best Escort-Matthew Chaux 
Miss Photogenic: MaKenzie Lewis 
People's Choice Award: MacKenzie Gonzalez Vera
1st Runner Up Jr. Miss PHS: Baker Franklin
Jr. Miss PHS: Flynt Hudson 
1st Runner Up and Best Interview: Sarah Gail Crumpton 
2024 Miss PHS and Miss Congeniality: Anna Mann

James Nguyen- Mr. PHS 2024

Scholars Bowl:
 Our team placed 10th out of 24 teams!  Connor McDonald was 7th overall and made the All Star Team.   

Alabama Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) winners today at the state convention. Super proud of these kids and all of ours for representing PHS so well today! 
Connor McDonald - 3rd Creative Broadcast Video
Katherine Bamberg- 2nd Broadcast Directing
Laurelin Carr- 2nd Sports Broadcast News Anchor, 3rd Broadcast News Anchor
Lexi Lowery - 2nd Broadcast News Anchor, 2nd Broadcast News Story
Brenna Vickery - 1st Yearbook Sports Spread, 2nd Deadline Broadcast Sports Feature
Josh Myers, Curran Bradley - 1st Deadline Podcast
Seth Ross- 3rd Broadcast Videography
Panther Playback - Honor, Overall Broadcast 

Congratulations to our PHS Boys & Girls Track Team! 
Tyler Mason - 6A State Champion & New School Record - Shot Put
Will McGough - New School Record & All State, 60m
Mariah McGough - All State 60m
Emma Grace Howard - All State High Jump
Jocelyn Elliott - All State High Jump
Anthony Sanders - All State 60 Hurdles  
Kennedy Lyles - All State Long Jump
Kacee Owens - All State Long Jump
Will McGough, Jaden Hayes, KeSean Griffin, Marshall Watts - All State 4x200 relay
Jacob Horton, Robby Lewis, Micah McWaters, Pete Tooson - All State 4x800 Relay
All State Triple Jump to Emma Grace Howard

Elizabeth Foret 
 made the  2024 Alabama All-State Choir. She will participate in the festival February 19 - March 2. Congratulations Elizabeth!

A big congratulations to Mrs. Hatch and our Creative Writing students. 
Out of 40 teams at the JSU Writers Bowl,  PHS won 1st place in the poetry contest and 2nd place overall!  This was the first time PHS participated in this competition. Team members were: Gracie Lewis (10), Amanda Orr (10), Alex Adams (11), Owen Jarvis (11), Caroline Otis (12), and Alex Pettway (12).  Way to go!

Our PHS Green Machine knocked it out of the park again at their weekend competition at Jacksonville State University. PHS won the following awards: 6A Champions (1st Place Band), Most Outstanding Percussion, and Most Outstanding Musical Achievement. What an awesome accomplishment! 


PHS Theatre:  Our Theatre crew ROCKED this weekend!  Super proud of our kiddos and Mrs. Bailey for a wonderful High School Musical performance. 

Mrs. Blake and PTO
for another fantastic Miss PHS pageant! Also, thanks to Mr. Litten for his tech skills and Ms. Bailey for her choreography!  

Ms. Thomas, Mrs. Sims, and our Peer Helpers for the great job organizing Mr. PHS! 

Girls Basketball:   Girls Basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 4th year in a row!  Congratulations to Coach Morrison, her staff and our players! 
Our girls team advances to the Area Championship after defeating Helena! 
Boys Basketball:  9th Grade boys won the end of the season Championship!  Back to Back Champions!
Majorettes: Placed 2nd in the High School Halftime category.
Dance Team:  Placed 12th at Nationals in the High School Kick Division 

Mrs. Stewart's FTA (Future Teachers of Alabama) Students
- FTA students had the opportunity to teach and help at Pelham Ridge Elementary School. Read the full story here. Great job students and Mrs. Stewart. 

Boys Basketball
won the Turkey Tip Off Tournament for the 2nd year in a row! Congratulations to our Coaches and players!

Boys & Girls Cross Country
competed well in the AHSAA State Meet Saturday in Moulton, Alabama.  Several of our student-athletes had great individual performances: Proud of our teams for advancing to the State Meet!

 Top 5 ladies:  Top 5 guys:
Emily Wester- top 25-PR
Mikayla Leftwich
Marianna Channell (PR)
Anna McDonald
Abigail Silwal
Jacob Horton- PR
Robby Lewis
Levis Clardy- PR
Cole HollingsworthPR 
Aaron MunozPR

PHS Cheerleaders
placed 7th in the AHSAA Regional Cheer Competition and received a BID to the AHSAA State Cheer competition in December.  Additionally, they participated in the UCA Regional Cheer competition today (Sunday) and received a BID to Nationals!  Congratulations to Coach Dickens, Coach Ray, and PHS Cheer! 

PHS Dance team
competed in the Regional Dance Competition in Brandon, Mississippi on Saturday.  The team placed 1st in the Jazz (Routine) Competition and 2nd in the Kick (Routine) Competition.  Additionally, they won the Sportsmanship Award for their kindness and support of other teams. Congrats to our PHS Dance Team!

Congratulations and keep up the good work! We are so very proud of all of our students and staff on a job well done! They are truly the Pelham Way!