Vigor High School Newsletter

The School That Spirit Built March 2022

Laniah Stewart


Vigor High School's Laniah Stewart is a proud member of the 2021-2022 Youth Leadership Mobile program. In this program, we participate in many different activities to help better the Mobile community. As a part of my community service project, I decided to organize a clothing drive on behalf of Penelope’s Closet. Penelope’s Closet is an essential component of Penelope’s House, which is a women and children’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. I thought it would be a very great idea to set up boxes here at the school and at Blount High School, so that we could compete to see which school donates the most clothes. Since the two schools are already rivals, I thought it would be a fun and engaging opportunity for students and school officials to participate. Both schools have successfully donated a large amount of clothing items! After completing this community service project, I felt so happy to be able to help those women and children! Nothing is better than helping people during their time of need!

Special Guest Visit Entrepreneurial Youth of America Club

Entrepreneurial Dr. Charles Dent, Chief Executive Officer of Dent Enterprises surprised Vigor's Entrepreneurial Youth of America Club with his motivational talk about being an Entrepreneur. Dr. Dent gave his life story and a ton of strategies on being a successful entrepreneur. Students were really motivated in moving forward with setting up their own business and ready to compete in the Entrepreneurial competition set for May 7, 2022.

Mark the Date

The Palmer Williams Group has partnered with Vigor High School to start an Entrepreneurial Youth of America Club. Students have been partnered with mentors to help them through the planning stages of a business. The Palmer Williams Group has committed a minimum of $4000.00 in prize money for the best business proposal. This money will be awarded to those students with the best business proposal to jump start their business. Pictured below are students in their 5th session practicing their proposal. The competition is scheduled for May 7, 2022 at the Ashbury Conference Center off of the I-65 Service Rd. Starting time will be 10am.

BEAM

Vigor High School's NESB Jr. students had an opportunity to participate in BEAM. NESB Jr. (National Society of Black Engineers) is a program that provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.

Blacks in Energy (AABE) presents BEAM (Black Energy Awareness Month), is an event held that introduces high school students (9th - 12th grade) to energy concepts, technologies and careers. This event was hosted at Williamson High School by Alabama Power.

Live Work

Senior Networking Academy students, Carlos Jackson and Zitterrius Bonner, completing their end of third quarter test. This test consisted of students installing a computer hard disk drive, changing the battery and loading the operating system on a computer. Both students plan to seek a career in computer repair in the future.

Student Ambassadors

Vigor High School's senior Student Ambassadors pictured taking MCPSS's Academy Specialists and guest on a tour of the school's Academies. Student Ambassadors are a small group of students dedicated to the positive promotion of Vigor High School. They work on a volunteer basis to serve as liaisons between the community and prospective students. Student Ambassadors are visible at many campus events held for prospective students and families and work in conjunction with other groups when necessary. Student Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to develop and receive training in communication, public relations, marketing and interpersonal skills.
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Johnathan Franklin

Senior Virtual Reality & Public Service Academy student, Johnathan Franklin, pulls up his 3D image creation using Maya Software. Johnathan has used his creativity to create a game character that he will soon be uploading to Fiverr, a freelance market place. To protect Johnathan's intellectual property rights his design is not being shown.
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This Week's Student Spotlight

Senior students, Tykeria Prince (left) and Amber Parker(right), sit down and chat for this weeks student spotlight! Vigor’s Student Spotlight is a segment filmed in Coach DeShaun Davis’ journalism class. This segment is aimed to highlight a specific student, (Amber Parker), chosen by the student. This student achieved excellence in the hallways of Vigor High School and in the community of Prichard, AL! Check out the Vigor High School Facebook page to hear more about this Lady Wolf.
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4th Place Finish

On March 25th, Vigor's JROTC participated in a drill meet at Baker High School. The meet was for 9th and 10th graders. All 12 JROTC programs in Mobile County were invited to compete. The events featured inspection, squad, drill and color guard teams. We fielded a drill squad and an inspection team. the students practiced hard for the last few weeks and did not place as high as they wanted to. The drill team was lead by Cadet Damien Dixon and the inspection Team by Tatyana Warren. The inspection team did place 4th out of the teams that competed.

inspection team members from left to right are: Cadets Wheat, Yates, Kendrick, Edwards and Reed. Tatyana Warren commanded the team.

Damien Dixon commanded the drill squad and is seen here with all the Vigor students who participated in both events.

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Blue and White Pageant

The 38th Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Blue and White Pageant winner was Vigor's Ms. Brooke McGee. She also won Miss Congeniality. She was awarded a $1500 scholarship. Congratulations to all our girls on participating and earning book scholarships. They were: Kirsten Dickerson, Amber Parker, and Devian Stallworth.
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Keyunia McNeil-Smith

I would like to recognize Keyunia McNeil-Smith, a freshman here at Vigor High School. She’s presenting her project in Entrepreneurship class on Oprah Winfrey. She’s an honor roll student and the oldest of her three siblings. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and working out. She’s also a proud member of the wolfpack track team.

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Vigor High School Academies

Information Technology (Academies)

Programming & Software Development Pathway

Networking Systems Pathway

Virtual Reality Pathway


Business Management (Academies)

Interactive Media Pathway

Marketing Pathway


Culinary Arts (Academy)

Restaurant Food & Beverage Service Pathway


Broadcasting (Academy)

Journalism Pathway


Public Service (Academy)

AJROTC (Academy)


Faulkner Career Technical: Industry Academies

Automotive

Collision Repair

Computer Technology

Cosmetology

Electrical Technology

Graphic Designs

HVAC & Welding