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The Bessemer Academy track team headed down to Gulf Shores last Wednesday to compete in the AISA State track tournament. Our boys team came in second place overall, with three first-place finishes. The boys won the 4×100 meter relay, Justin Jones scored a win at the 300m hurdles, and Josh McMillon won the 200m dash. Additionally, Josh McMillon placed 2nd in the 100m dash, KC Harrison 2nd in the 200m, Ben Casey 2nd in the triple jump, and Braxton Griffin 3rd in shot put. Meanwhile, the girls scored third place in the 4x100m relay and Tristen Sellers placed third in the 400m dash. Overall, Bessemer Academy Boy’s team finished second in the state, while the Bessemer Academy Girl’s finished sixth.

The Rebels finished off an incredible 20-2 season with a 63-46 victory over Tuscaloosa Academy to win the AISA AAA State Championship! The Rebels finished the regular season 17-2, and began their state tournament with a 52-47 victory over Lee-Scott Academy. Preston Jones led the Rebels scoring 20 points, with LT and Micaiah Overton adding 11 and 10 points respectively. After beating Lee-Scott, the Rebels faced Pike Liberal Arts, coming away with a 61-47 win. Preston Jones and Josh McMillon led the Rebels with 15 and 11 points, with LT and Micaiah Overton adding 11 and 10 rebounds each. Bessemer Academy then faced Tuscaloosa Academy for the fourth time this season. The Rebels led the series 2-1 coming into the State Final Game. Tension was high from tip-off, with both schools’ fan bases filling the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. The Rebels drew first blood, but both teams stalled for a…

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We began a new BA family tradition today – Senior Academic Signing Day. Our seniors who have accepted an academic scholarship were recognized in a special ceremony. While we already hold signing days for athletic scholarships, and we recognize all senior achievements at Awards Day and Graduation, we wanted to specifically honor these academic scholarships. These scholarships include vocational studies, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.   Jonathan Baldwin – University of Alabama at Birmingham McKenzie Barnes – University of Alabama at Birmingham Katherine Bischoff – Jacksonville State University Will Caldwell – Lawson State Community College Samantha Criss – Jacksonville State University Wesley Davis – University of Alabama at Birmingham Korteisa Diggins – Lawson State Community College Roman Fletcher – Martin Methodist College (TN) Ashlyn Hamrick – Samford University  Lauren Hawkins – Xavier University of Louisiana (LA) Kayla Head – Lawson State Community College Dylan Johnson – Lawson State Community College Samantha…

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On Friday, February 9th, we held our annual Miss Bessemer Academy Pageant in the Bessemer Civic Center. Bessemer Academy is proud to announce our Miss Bessemer Academy, Alexis Duncan. We know Alexis represents BA well. These are all the participants in the Bessemer Academy Pageant. Tiny Miss Bessemer Academy – Harper Nixon Tiny Princesses – McKenzie Smith, Sydney McCoy, Matily Knight Mini Miss Bessemer Academy – Karleigh Foster Mini Princesses – Hannah Kevin, Heidi Garzarek, Samantha Smith, Bridgette Waters, Annabelle Howard, Linley Morrow, Kennedy Rawls Little Miss Bessemer Academy – Tamia Clark 1st Alternate – Makayla Williams 2nd Alternate – Cameron Boothe Samantha Smith – Photogenic & Miss Congeniality Raegan Humphryes Caroline Rhea Aidyn Langston Makayla Williams Maddie Howard Madelyn Logan Triniti Knight Kinsley Bonner Emma Brobston Elizabeth Carpenter Junior Miss Bessemer Academy – Halle Nolan 1st Alternate – Katie Faye Hudgins 2nd Alternate – Lilly Bice Tabitha Wade Meagan Carrell Morgan…

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We are very proud of these outstanding student athletes moving on to the next level and we wish you luck in the near future!     Derrian Thompkins DB Hutchingson Community College in Kansas   Joshua Mcneal T, TD Miles Community College   Jay Fitch K, DE Miles Community College   Xaviar Coleman WR, CB University Of Birmingham   Ty Hatcher QB Samford University   Jalen Conwell WR, RB Bethel University   TJ Blackwell WR, FS US Naval College   Asad Muhammad C, NG Edwards Waters College

On Friday October 20th, it was Bessemer Academy’s homecoming football game. We welcomed back alumnus, Malori Hyde, when she came back to crown our newest homecoming court winners. Congratulations to our winners and everyone on the court. Congratulations to: Homecoming- Queen Sammie Criss Junior Princess- Maggie Bice Sophomore Princess- Mary Beth Bailey Freshman Princess- Averie Brook