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A few years ago, we began a tradition of recognizing our students for receiving academic scholarships for their intended colleges. This year, our “signing day” took place over a few days at our students’ homes. There are others who are still deciding which school will be their future home, and others who are waiting to hear from scholarship opportunities, but we are so proud of all our class of 2020! Be sure to check out the video! Mary Beth Bailey — University of South Alabama Grace Barrentine — University of South Alabama Kensley Boyd — Southern Union State Community College Klaeton Colburn — Shelton State Community College Kirstin Ely — Shelton State Community College Donovan Hill — Shelton State Community College Eddie Holmes III — University of Alabama at Huntsville Howard Hudson — Jacksonville State University Devin McKinney — University of Alabama at Birmingham Riley Miller — Jefferson State Community…

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We want to share a huge congratulations to our athletes who have signed to play ball in college next year! Judson Hogeland has signed to play football at Faulkner University next fall. He led the Rebels in tackles the last two seasons, including this year’s state championship run. Go Eagles! Earlier this year, Josh McMillon and Jacquez Bilbrew signed to trade out their Rebels jerseys for Dragons at Lane College (TN).  We’d also like to congratulate Andy Poole, Garrett Mangione, and Mark Hubbard for signing to play baseball, and Bailey Welch for softball. We hate missing such a large part of their senior seasons, but we are excited to watch out for them in the future! Bailey Welch can be found in the Jaguars’ outfield at South Alabama. Garrett Mangione will attend and play for Shelton State Community College. Andy Poole will be playing at Miles College next spring. Go Bears!…

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The All-State Academic Team is chosen from senior students based on their GPA and ACT scores. The AISA honors the top 25 students in the state. Bessemer Academy is proud to have two students named to the All-State Team. The Student Athlete Awards are also chosen by the AISA. It is awarded to students who compete in multiple sports during their high school career, while also pursuing advanced courses and maintaining a high GPA. Bessemer Academy had four student athletes chosen this year: Kirstin Ely and Alexis Oliver, Jackson Stewart and Garrett Mangione. Kirstin and Alexis were interviewed on a Good Morning Alabama special! https://www.wbrc.com/video/2020/05/14/bessemer-academy-students-chosen-all-state-academic-team/ 

Bessemer Academy had two athletes chosen to participate in the All-Star basketball games for the AISA this year. The girls team ended their season with an Elite Eight appearance and the boys with the Final Four.

All Bessemer Academy students in grades 6-12 complete a science fair project each year to compete in our local science fair. This year, the Rebels set a new record of 305 projects. That’s 305 students devoting time to learn in unique, hands-on ways, following the scientific process from start to finish. Local Fair Winners 6th Grade Physical Science Honorable Mention — Speedy Shoes by Akil Lyons Honorable Mention — How Levers Work by Reed Newton 3rd –– Glue’s In by Nola McArdle  2nd –– What’s Fizzing by Destiny Hammond 1st — Ice, Ice Maybe by Olivia Jacobs    6th Grade Biological Science  3rd –– Inheritance Traits by Demetrius Coleman  2nd –– How the Immune System Uses Its Memory by Lexie Price  1st — Puppy Kisses? I Think Not! by Cameron Boothe  7th Grade Physical Science Honorable Mention — It’s Shocking! by Harrison Hudgins  Honorable Mention — Brand vs Flavor by Aidyn Langston  3rd —…

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Bessemer Academy will offer the ACT for 10th-12th graders on February 25. The cost is $44.50 per student. Please sign up below by January 14 and send cash or a check by Friday, February 7.   Loading… Registration form

The Rebels had five athletes selected for the AISA football all-star game. Additionally, Coach Wright was selected an all-star coach! Congratulations to these young men who represent the Rebel Family so well.

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