By Crystal McGough, Editor
TRUSSVILLE – Superintendent Dr. Patrick Martin and the Trussville City Schools Board of Education, on Monday, Nov. 13, recognized many students from Trussville City Schools for various outstanding achievements.
The first recognized were those who had received perfect ACAP (Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program) scores this year.
Those who scored perfectly in ACAP English Language Arts:
- Magnolia Elementary – Landon Bryant and Everett Almquist
- Paine Elementary – Avery Joy Flowers, Colton Hodge and Dahlia Nelson
- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School – Lyla Hatley
Those who scored perfectly in ACAP Math:
- Cahaba Elementary – Avery Lundy, Liam Shafer, Leon Zeng, Malcolm Collins and Aiden St. Clair
- Magnolia Elementary – Shura Shakya, Justin Armstrong, Caden Mayfield and George Walker
- Paine Elementary – Harper Bhate, Layla Cross, Bradley Gardner, Bowen Jerkins, Parker Roberts, Virginia Osborne, Thomas Jackson Morse, Brooklyn Cooper, Ava Evans, Kai Fisher, Emilee Weyhrich, Beau Bertram, Smith Crews, Brycen Dallas, Charlotte Duncan, John Garrett, Bennett Jones, Arabella Roquemore, Stella Farler and Olivia Penny
- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School – Victoria Jiang, Gabriella Turner and Katelyn Hicks
Those who scored perfectly in ACAP Science:
- Hewitt-Trussville Middle School – Ethan Cole
The next group recognized was the HTHS Ladies Cross Country Team, who finished second in the state at the 7A State Championships. Those athletes are Addy Alexander, Leah Anderson, Calle Armstrong, Kate Armstrong, Lily Armstrong, Bella Bales, Avery Cahoon, Lilly Clayton, Madison Coffman, Mary Durham, Ashley Fogg, Haley Fogg, Lauren Frederick, Meah Goodell, Elise Hansen, Kinley Harris, Addison Isbell, Margaret Jordan, Elizabeth King, Mary Kathryn Martin, Bailey Moates, Lauren Ruf, Amberli Santiago, Ellen Thomas, Hadley Turner, Natalie Wiram and Anna Grace Wolfe.
The coaching staff for the Ladies Cross Country Team include head coach Matthew Michalke and assistant coaches Rachel Higginbotham, Mark Dunn and Jamey Curlee.
In other athletic achievements, Hewitt-Trussville Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade football teams were recognized for winning Metro South Championships.
The seventh grade Metro Championship team, under the leadership of head coach Terry Gillespie, includes: Braylen Andrews, Jameson Brandon, Jonah Brooks, Braxton Brumfield, Gavin Brummitt, Grey Carter, Liam Chesser, Carter Cobb, Camden Culver, Bowman Dahlke, Kieran Dailey, Joseph Deibery, Stephen Delfin, Dylan Dubbert, Eli Eason, Searcy Ellis, Wyatt Fleming, Jack Floyd, Sawyer Fountain, Hunter Futrell, Drew Gibson, I’zaah Gray, Jamarin Green, Van Grinder, Rivers Harbison, Anders Hardy, Hawkins Harrington, Geordin Hatcher, Will Helfrich, Marcus Hill, James Hodge, Jaxon Howard, Karsyn Jackson, Grey Jackson, Fischer James, Jude Jones, Hunter Jordan, John Carson Koehler, Bryson Kresse, Matthew Langley, Mathis Lesley, Banks Lowery, Collin Mack, Anthony Maio, Levi McGlaughn, Aiden McLane, Jones Mcquin, Parker Meredith, Carter Moore, Moses Morrison, James Nelms, Stewart Nelms, Zachary Parks, Luke Perez, Tucker Potts, Sam Reeser, Luke Rood, Landon Rowan, Benjamin Sharit, Jace Stripling, Reid Tidmore, Nicholas Turner, Banks Vessels, Caleb Watkins, Judah Weber, Aaron Wilkinson, Daniel Williams, Walker Willoughby, Zachary Wine and Coleman Wood.
The eighth grade Metro Championship team, under the leadership of head coach Scott Bromley, includes: Taariq Adams, Tyron Allen, James Allen, Jackson Andrews, Preston Armstrong, William Armstrong, William Baker, Caleb Billups, Brently Boshers, Landon Boyda, Kahlil Braswell, Micah Bromley, Liam Bugaj, Christian Carrington, Braxton Davidson, C J Davis, Chase Davis, Sam Dick, Ryker Dummitt, Henry Farrell, Armani Freeman, Henry Hrbacek, Palmer Hull, Carson Jones, Aiden Kidd, Jaco Malone, Parker Neigoot, Warrick Pettus II, Deonta Pickett, Avery Piper, Colton Poe, Dylan Price, Mason Rodriquez, Colin Rogers, Michael Ross III, Caleb Scott, Cooper Sodec, Jaden Stanley, Samuel Starkey, Cash Tucker, Harris Tuggle, Gabriel Turner, Jackson Tyree, Luke Vanderberghe, Riley Best, Braxton Wallace, Caleb Watkins, Zion Westry, Tyler Wilson, Marion Woodley, Antonio Wynn and John Yeskevicz.
Assistant coaches are: Clint Argo, Bryan Hinds, Chris Pike, Darren Robertson, Tyler Echols, Tyler Colvert, Carter Pharis and Matt Ryan.
Next, the school board and superintendent recognized the Hewitt-Trussville High School ninth-grade football team for being undefeated.
Under the leadership of head coach Dylan Teague, those athletes are: Eli Abney, Jeffrey Barnes, Jayden Berry, Jonavan Bryant, Ethan Dabney, Matthew Dobbins, Curtis Eason III, Deavon Evans, Micah Fantroy, Nathan Fritz, Zayland Germany, Ari Gober, Luke Gowder, Stetson Grigsby, Demetri Hall Jr., Wes Hardy, James Harris, Anthony Hawkins, Maddox Helton, Cameron Hill, Lake Holley, Anthony Hrbacek, Stuart Hrbacek, Jaxon Ingram, Carter Johnson, Elijah Tate Jones, Devin Kouanvih, Kaleb Kynard, Brooks Lowery, Jake Lowery, Jack Lawson Mack, Harrison Malone, Jackson Martin, William Miller, Nathan Mohr, Lucian Nelson, Riley O’Neill, Colby Rankins, Elliott Ray, Brandon Robinson, Robert “Trey” Scott, D’ante Seals, Cade Sewell, Noah Simmons, Vann Snider, Calvyn Speigner, Owen Stanley, Daryl Thomas Jr., Aaron Thomas, Braylon Townes, Braylon Walker, Simeon Watson and Ty Wilkinson.
Assistant coaches are: Alex Deal, Bryan Hinds and Brad Hettich.
Dr. Martin and the board also congratulated Jana Woods for being named Psychometry/Psychology Site Supervisor of the Year by The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
Under new business, the board:
- Approved milk bid 24-01, awarding the bid to Forestwood Farms
- Approved a contract with Nike and BSN for athletic uniforms and apparel
- Approved a trademark license agreement with Overlook Designs
- Placed the 2024-25 School Calendar on the table for a first reading
The next meeting of the Trussville City School Board of Education will be Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at 5 p.m. It will be held in the Boardroom of Central Office and the meeting will also be livestreamed.