Academies of MGM
Academy of Biomedical Sciences
Medical Intervention students tracked down the source of an infectious outbreak during their first few weeks of their biomedical course. Students used molecular techniques such as DNA BLAST analysis and an ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) to determine what the infectious agent was and who was patient zero in the disease model They are currently completing the infectious disease unit learning about antibiotic resistant bacteria and vaccine development.
Academy of Agri-Business
Plants Systems and Ag-Construction
Mary G. Montgomery’s Academy of Agribusiness students have been busy with construction projects and preparations for Spring plant sales at Viking Horticulture. Agri-Construction students built picnic tables and completed site prep for a concrete foundation in Horticulture. Students enrolled in the Plant Systems pathway have been busy transplanting and maintaining on-campus landscaping projects. MGM Horticulture was awarded the Beautification Award from the Semmes Women’s Club for campus beautification. Viking Horticulture will have a variety of summer garden vegetables and ornamental bedding plants available for purchase beginning the first of March.
Academy of Business Leadership
Christopher Coleman received both his Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word and PowerPoint in Advanced Business Technology Applications class.
In a JROTC class, students can build skills such as leadership, self-confidence, and discipline necessary to thrive in any career. Activities that we do in JROTC to build such skills are drill, physical fitness activities, and Scholar's bowl.
*Recently our Freshmen competed in their first drill competition. These first-year cadets did their best and won trophies for 1st place drill, 1st place color guard, and 3rd place inspection overall.
*We also learn skills in other activities like adventure training, JROTC had a rappelling trip at Fort Whiting, where cadets had to trust their equipment and overcome their fear of heights to rappel off a 45 foot wall.
*The Viking Battalion recently had a promotion board for our new staff for the remainder of this school year and the following school year.
Hospitality and Tourism
Academy of Engineering Sciences
The Engineering Acadamy students are preparing to compete in this years USA American Society of Civil Engineering competition. They have designed and built concrete canoes, balsa wood bridges and will be building a water filtration system on the day of the event. This is the third year of the ASCE competition at the University of South Alabama. Unlike the last two years, this year's competition will be held virtually instead of on the campus of USA. MGM Engineering Academy holds the title as overall champions from the previous two years. They are expecting to keep that title!
Academy of Liberal and Fine Arts
Congratulations to MGM High School Band student, Kaylynn Leachman (11th grade) for participating in the William Carey University Honor Band - she made 1st chair trombone and received a scholarship.
We had two students participate in the University of Mobile Honor Band - Kaylynn Leachman (11th grade), made 1st chair trombone & received a scholarship & Lydia Maddox (10th grade), made 5th chair clarinet. Congrats!
Costume design students have spent a week researching fashion changes through a certain decade, focusing on elements of design (line, shape, fabric,), chose a specific year to focus upon , and are designing a dimensional paper model, in which this week, they will apply fabric and tissue paper to create the illusion of a dimensional costume that is historically accurate.
Costume design finished out their history unit with amazing presentations and life size designs! Check them out in the hallways and see how fashion changed through the ages due to politics, social life, or styles in demand!