Alabaster BOE congratulates host of students

Published 1:52 pm Monday, November 19, 2018

By Michael Brooks / Special to the Reporter 

ALABASTER – It was standing room only at the Alabaster City Schools board meeting on Nov. 15 since three large groups were recognized. Board President Adam Moseley presided and recognized Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers for presentations.

“There are so many positive things going on in our system,” Vickers said. “First is the Science Olympiad team from Thompson Intermediate and Thompson Sixth Grade. This group went to the University of West Alabama on Oct. 16 to compete against 12 teams and placed first. This is pretty awesome!”

Vickers said the competition categories included “Water Rockets,” “The Deep, Blue Sea,” “Starry, Starry Night,” “Cool It” and others.

“This group represented us well and we’re very proud of all of them and their leaders,” he said.

The second and third recognition included members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee. Vickers explained that the boys and girls served as counselors for him and are chosen for two-year terms.

“They tell me everything that is good in their schools, and everything else!” he said with a laugh. “It can be as minor as a latch on a bathroom stall, but this is important, and something most of us would never know about. But when we do, we can fix it.”

The board first recognized and presented certificates to committee members from Creekview, Meadow View, Thompson Intermediate and the Sixth Grade Center.

Then the board recognized and presented certificates to committee members from Thompson Middle and Thompson High.

Following presentations and pictures, the board continued with its regular business. Members approved four student out-of-town trips, several change orders for current construction, financial documents from September and October and a list of personnel actions.

Before adjourning, members of the board were given opportunity to share anything of interest.

“During this Thanksgiving season I’m grateful for parents, employees and students who have made this a successful school year,” Vickers said. “We have the best school system in the state.”

Board member Linda Church said she was grateful that safety was good in the system.

“If a boy or girl get hurts, it negates anything else we do,” she said. “I’m grateful no children have been injured in our system this year. This is a good thing.”

The following students are on this year’s Superintendent’s Advisory Committee:



Charlie Jean Reeder

Jaxton Fraizer

Mary Ellis Hester

Sophie Davis



Kenyon Holifield

Mary Michael Cheek

Trinity Wills



Emily Reid

Gatlin Summerville

Luke Owens

Brooke Bedsole

Hanna Moseley

Kaelci Theuri

Leah McCay

Ruby Ann Stapelton



Alyssa Campbell

John William Smitherman

Madeline Johnson



Amelia Forrester

Brittnee Robinson

Josephine Phillips

Katie Collier

Monica Sturgill

Natalie Vargas



Abby McGee

Anna Cate Tanner

Jeffery Tubbs

Kendall Moseley

Abbi Donahoo

Emaline Morris

Kelsey Tangle

Tyler Roach

Abril Garza

Owen May

Zakiria Holifield

James Randol Willis

Abby Roberts

Chloe Benedict

Jai Johnson

Kevin Comi


The following Science Olympiad students were honored during the meeting:



Aislynn Jay

Cole Carter

Gabby Bradley

Grayson Miller

Jackson Ray

James Culver

Omri Hyde

Rob Chenault

Ethan Peat

Jesse Green

Lane Mitchell

Micah Jones

Nathan Day

Noah Butler

Wyatt McAdams

Wyatt Yerby




Alex Galloway

Dia Montiel-Duenas

Emma Combs

Graham Chenault

Locke Little

Maddie Baxley

Maggie Fesh

Noah Mize