Crimson Congrats

Sparkman High School

Journalism Program Earns Major Awards

The journalism program earned 104 individual awards at the annual Alabama Scholastic Press Association's State Competition. The newspaper received an All-Alabama rating while the yearbook and literary magazine earned a superior rating.


The newspaper also competed at the regional level where they won an All-Southern ranking and the Best in the State of Alabama title. They earned four individual awards at the regional level in Best of Show front page design, sports photography and honorable mentions in entertainment design and opinion design. They also took TOP Writing honors for onsite competition.


Senior Beryl Kessio was named the Alabama High School Journalist of the Year. She also made history when she won the other ASPA Senior Awards: Rick Bragg Feature Writer, Bailey Thompson Editorial Writer, and the JB Stevenson Scholarship for Journalism Excellence. She will compete in the national journalist of the year competition.

Scholars' Bowl Headed to State Competition

The team competed at the NW Regionals in Cullman and defeated Russellville, Arab, Athens, and Brooks High Schools. They will advance to the state competition on April 10 in Birmingham. Varsity members are: Chris Little, Jacob Bowling, Grace Dickerson, Ian Thompson, Arya Pokhrel, Kelly Goode, and Beryl Kessio.

Senior Selected for All Star Game

Senior Kendrea Dawkins was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star basketball game. It will be played 5:00 PM March 20 at Alabama State.

JROTC Drill Team Get Wins

Drill Team had a competition sponsored by The Sergeant Majors Association at JO Johnson this past weekend and placed in two areas.

1st place in Armed Regulation commanded by Joshua Wilson

3rd place in Unarmed Regulation commanded by Pray Stotts

Percussion, Color Guard Take First Place

The Sparkman Percussion and Color Guard took first place honors at competition in Prattville last weekend.

Sparkman Named in Top 3

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education just announced that SHS retains the coveted rank of TOP 3 Schools for College Bound Students!

Seniors Make Finalist List

Seniors Ryan Collum and Allison Stephens have been be selected as Finalists by the Gates Millennium Scholarship Foundation. These scholarships are LIFE-CHANGERS!

National Honor Society Raises Funds

The National Honor Society sold "Team Bella" t-shirts to raise funds for the American Heart Association. The organization donated over $500 to the Heart Association last week.


Team Bella, named for teacher Corey Winters' daughter, participates in various activities to raise funds for Mended Little Hearts, a non-profit that provides support for families going through heart related issues.

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Sparkman Service Organization Participates in Selma Historic March

The Sparkman Service Organization visited Selma last weekend. They placed second in the step-show competition, earning them tickets to view President Obama's speech.


The group also took part in the march.

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