Muscle Shoals High

January 20, 2020

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Alex King is the Muscle Shoals High School "Student of the Year"

We are proud to announce that senior Alex King has been selected to represent Muscle Shoals High School as our nominee at the annual Shoals Scholar Dollars "Student of the Year" banquet in April.

King, a former class president, currently serves as an MSHS Ambassador and is co-captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. She is a leader and events coordinator for the MSHS First Priority-Fellowship of Christian Trojans. She is also an active leader in her youth group at Highland Park Baptist Church.

Alex has also been involved in several community service experiences, including church mission trips. volunteering at the hospital, Area Code 256, Night to Shine, Winshape Camp, and fostering animals. She works as an intern for Colbert OB/GYN.

Alex won 1st place in the 2019 Shoals Spark Competition, was first runner-up in the 2019 Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program, attended Girls State, and is a member of the National Honor Society among other notable achievements.

January is School Board Appreciation Month

Muscle Shoals High School acknowledges the hard work and dedication of members of the Muscle Shoals Board of Education: Mr. Farrell Southern (President), Dr. Jamie Stoddard (Vice President), Mr. Willis Thompson, Mr. Clayton Wood, and Dr. Celia Rudolph.

County Basketball Tournament Starts Today at Deshler

Muscle Shoals Trojans schedule for Round 1

All games played at Deshler High School

Monday, Jan. 20
3:45 p.m. JV Boys vs. Cherokee
8:00 p.m. Varsity Girls vs. Cherokee

Tuesday, Jan. 21
6:30 p.m. Varsity Boys vs. Colbert County

If they win Round 1, the following teams will play again...
JV Boys will play again 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24

Varsity Girls will play again 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23

Varsity Boys will play again 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24

Championship games will all be played on Saturday, Jan. 25

4:30 p.m. JV Boys

6:00 p.m. Varsity Girls

7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys

Athletic Booster Club Meets Tuesday, 5:30

Our first athletic booster club meeting of the decade will be tomorrow night in the MSHS library. The time of the meeting has been moved up to 5:30 due to the Colbert County Basketball Tournament at Deshler at 6:30. We hope to see you at the meeting!

Thank you,

Melanie Shockley

MSABC Secretary

2020-2021 School Calendar

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MSHS represents at All State Show Choir

Show choir members Garyson Campbell and Jacqueline Goodwin are in Montgomery now participating in the Alabama All State Show Choir. It is limited to only 25 girls and 25 boys, so we are excited to have two of those spots for our students.

Maggie Tubbs in Top 8 at DYW

This past weekend, senior Maggie Tubbs represented Colbert County and Muscle Shoals High School in the annual Distinguished Young Women of Alabama program in Montgomery. She finished in the Top 8 along with young women from Walker County, Mobile County, Chilton County, Montgomery County, Limestone County, Etowah County, and Jefferson County. We are so proud of Maggie and all that she has accomplished.

Her mom said it best in a Facebook post: "But the one thing that made my momma heart burst wide open was how after it was over she made a point to go tell the little lady who had helped her get in and out of her dress thank you. She found the alumni volunteer who had encouraged her all week and told her what a blessing she had been to her. She made sure to tell the director/choreographer how much she enjoyed getting to work with her! She found the winner and told her how happy and excited she was for her! With little tears in her eyes, sincerely thanking them. She wouldn’t get in the car until she found them. Not because someone told her to or because other people were doing it, but because she’s just a jewel and that’s just who she is!" - Molly Tubbs (and you are so right, Molly!)

Jackson Bratton won the 6A Lineman of the Year Award on January 15 at the state's coveted Mr. Football Awards Banquet

God Bless America

MSHS custodian Rickie Cole sang the national anthem on Friday night as the Trojans prepared to play Athens in an area matchup. The following night, senior Lyric Malone brought the house down before the Trojans took on Florence. We have enjoyed several outstanding performances this year as students and staff members alike have used their talents to honor America!

Congratulations, Coach Barker

We congratulate our head boys basketball coach, Neal Barker. On Tuesday night, the boys' win over Columbia was his 200th overall win as a head coach. That is a huge accomplishment. Also, we hear he is approaching 100 wins as head coach of the Muscle Shoals Trojans, so we look forward to celebrating that accomplishment with Coach Barker.

UNA to host "Muscle Shoals Music Camp" this summer

The University of North Alabama School of the Arts is excited to announce the inaugural Muscle Shoals Music Camp!

UNA School of the Arts has partnered with the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, UNA Department of Entertainment Industry, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, FAME Recording Studios & Publishing Co., Alabama's Music Hall of Fame & the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa to bring high school students an unforgettable week-long music experience.

During the week of May 31-June 6, 2020, not only will campers have the opportunity to learn from UNA faculty, they will also learn from professionals who work in the studios that put Muscle Shoals music on the map.

For camp information and application, go to:

Please share this information with students who may be interested. Application deadline is April 19.

MSCS Closed for King Holiday

The Muscle Shoals City Schools will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Holiday.

Black History Program

The public is invited to attend the Muscle Shoals High School Black History program on Thursday, February 20 in the MSHS-Stratford Auditorium at 7PM!

Miss Trojan Beauty

The annual Miss Trojan Beauty Pageant will be held at the MSHS-Stratford Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Coronation of Mr. and Miss MSHS

The Coronation of Mr. and Miss Muscle Shoals High School will take place at the MSHS-Stratford Auditorium on Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Candidates for Mr. Muscle Shoals High School
Will Conner
Zach Epperson

Nick Griffith
Jacob Peters
Javar Strong

Candidates for Miss Muscle Shoals High School

Fallon Haley

Alex King

Prina Patel

Kate Willingham

Kaylie Wright

Coronation Court Attendants
Sam Gargis & Emma Leigh Borden
Braden Hall & Kaylee Eldridge
Elijah Morrow & Mary Calvert Freeman
Eli Underwood & Meredith Lindsey
Kolby Vaughn & Aliee Reed

Luke Willingham & Ellie Saylor

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Registration is now open for ACT PREP workshop for Feb 8 test for any student wanting to get started with review.

Register at

Four 2-hour sessions, $159.00

Dates are Mondays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and Thursdays, Jan. 30 & Feb. 6
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Email if you have questions.

Future ACT deadlines

February 8 Test

Registration for the 2/8 test is now closed.

April 4 Test

Registration Deadline, February 28

Late Registration, March 13

Remember that all 11th graders across Alabama will take the ACT (paid for by the state) on March 10. Individual registration for this test is not necessary. MSHS will take care of registering all juniors for the March 10 test.

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Dr. Chad Holden, Principal

Common Sense Media Certified Educator

Muscle Shoals City Schools ranked #8 Best School District in Alabama by 2020 Niche Rankings!

A for Academics

A+ for Teachers

A for Clubs and Activities

B+ for Diversity

A for College Prep

A for Health and Safety