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MEA Basketball Receives All-Metro and All-State Honors

The 2015-2016 varsity basketball teams continue to receive local and state accolades following an outstanding season on the court. Jesi Garrett (pictured) was selected as the AISA All-Metro Player of the Year and was named to the 3rd team for All-State. Jesi averaged 21 points per game for the Lady Knights along with 14.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists. She led the team to the state semifinals along with teammates Lexi Brantley (2nd team all-metro) and Paxton Searle (honorable mention all-metro), and all three participated in the post season all-star game. Mason Blackwell joined the Knights for his senior season and was selected as 1st team AISA All-Metro and 3rd team All-State. Averaging 13.5 points per game, 8 rebounds, 2.7 steals along with 6 double-doubles for the season, Mason also represented MEA in the all-star game. All-Metro recognition was also earned by juniors Channy Blackwell (2nd team) and Slate Garmany (honorable mention).

Along with these athletes, Macon East’s outstanding coaches did not go unnoticed for turning around the basketball program and taking both teams to the state playoffs. Coach Glynn Lott returned to basketball this year as the head coach for the girls program and took them to the state semi-finals. He was named AISA All-Metro Coach of the Year with a record of 20-6. Retired AUM men’s coach, Larry Chapman proved he still had what it takes, leading the boys team all the way to the final game of the state tournament. His team finished with a 17-6 record as the state runner-up earning him Coach of the Year honors for All-Metro and All-State among AISA schools. Congratulations coaches and players!

By | 2016-04-21T04:41:41+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Basketball, News and Events|0 Comments

MDA Shamrock Campaign

Macon East students participated again this year in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Shamrock Campaign. The MDA Shamrocks campaign raises funds for research and support programs to help people with muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility. The Camelot Clubs and lower school classes partnered to sell the $1 green and $5 gold shamrocks with a goal of raising $800, the cost of sending one child to MDA summer camp. Macon East students exceeded this goal raising $1,025! Club Humility and Mrs. Marjory Johnson’s 4th grade class led the fundraising effort collecting $379. On behalf of Macon East, thank you to everyone who supported the MDA Shamrock campaign.

By | 2016-04-05T19:13:35+00:00 April 5th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

National Junior Honor Society

The Macon East chapter of the National Junior Honor Society recently held its annual induction ceremony. The National Junior Honor Society is a worldwide organization that consists of middle school & junior high students from around the country. Selection of members is based on five criteria: citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship and character. Each member is expected to maintain a high academic standard while being active in their community through volunteer service projects. The goal of NJHS is to recognize academic achievement and to develop the characteristics of leadership and service.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees: (9th grade) Caitlyn Crawford, Annslie Gourlay, Bailey Nyberg, Anna Grace Tompkins, Sydney Weverink, Bailey Williams, Anne Auston Wright, (8th grade) Sarah Bishop, Kayla Boroff, Nick Marshall, Ally Matthews, Bradford Nickles (7th grade) Ashley Atkins, Georgia Blaze, Bellah Bright, Will Desmarais, Barrett Hammond, Harrison Hicks, Jordan Hicks, Tyler Hodges, Brianna Johnson, Katherine Kirk, Jonathan Mathis, Grace McIntosh, Makenzie Melnik, Tanner Moore, Emily Nickles, Justin Reynolds, Casie Starling, Aiden Steyer, Sara Stuckey, Lauren Taylor, Max Taylor, Kadence Ward, Caroline Williams, Mary Hunter Wright, and Stone Yarnell.

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By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 April 1st, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Grace Allen Recognized As DAR Good Citizen

Grace Allen was selected as one of five area recipients for this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree. Grace was honored to attend this year’s luncheon at the Montgomery Country Club and be recognized by the Montgomery Chapter of DAR for her achievements.

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By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 March 1st, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Varsity Boys Basketball AISA 2A State Runner-up

The Macon East varsity boys basketball team ended their season as the 2A State Runner-Up after a tough loss to Edgewood in the final game of play at the Montgomery Multiplex. The 2015-2016 season was an exciting one for the Knights with both the varsity girls and boys teams advancing to the state playoffs. In Elite Eight play Coach Lott’s girls defeated Russell Christian 56-44 led by Madisyn Kennedy with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Jesi Garrett with 14 points, 17 rebounds, and 4 steals. Coach Chapman and the boys team easily handled Marengo winning 60-30 with 24 points from Channy Blackwell and 9 from Slate Garmany. Advancing to the Final Four the Lady Knights fell to South Choctaw 40-50 as Garrett put up 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 steals followed by Paxton Searle with 10 points. The Final Four match-up between the Knights and the boys of Restoration was an exciting one ending in a 68-57 win. The Blackwell brothers led the scoring with 27 for Channy and 16 for Mason followed by 12 points for Slate Garmany.

On February 8, the varsity boys headed into the championship game with rival Edgewood. Down by two at halftime, the Knights had a hard fought (39-59) loss to the Wildcats. Mason Blackwell led the final game of his career with 18 points assisted by Logan Goree and Channy Blackwell with 7 each. Macon East’s Lexi Brantley was named to the girls all-tournament team, and Mason and Channy Blackwell received all-tournament honors for the boys.

Basketball State team

By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Basketball, News and Events|0 Comments

AISA All-Star Basketball

The AISA East vs. West senior all-star basketball game was held February 19 at Huntingdon College. Representing Macon East on the East girls team were Lexi Brantley, Jesi Garrett, and Paxton Searle, and Mason Blackwell was selected to the East boys team. Each of these outstanding athletes enjoyed a few days of practice with their opponents from other AISA schools and the opportunity to get to know the other athletes as members of the same team. It was a fun night of great basketball, and the East was victorious in the girls and boys games. Carly Boutreis, Hannah Davis, and Paxton Searle also represented MEA as members of the East cheerleading squad. Congratulations to all of our senior all-stars!

 

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By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Basketball, News and Events|0 Comments

Science Fair Winners

Macon East held its annual Science Fair in early February. Each student in grades 4-6 submitted a research paper, project board, and experiment in either the biological or physical science categories. First place winners, Jameson Byrom, Gavin Justice, Trey Matthews, Kacy Rutland, Parker Strickland, and Lucy Taylor advanced to the AISA District fair at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Four Macon East students received medals at district and advanced to the state competition. The AISA State Science Fair took place February 25 at Huntingdon College. Each participant stood nervously with their project and gave an oral presentation to the judges. Macon East was proud to receive the first place award in both the biological and physical science categories. Jameson Byrom’s entry “The Eyes Taste It,” proved how the color of food affects a person’s perception of taste and was the overall 1st place winner in the biological category. Taking 1st place in physical science, sixth grader Trey Matthews’ project “Non-Newtonian Fluids” proved how non-Newtonian fluids change viscosity when a force is applied. We are extremely proud of all the students who participated in this year’s science fair, and honored to have both 1st place state winners at MEA.

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By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 March 1st, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Macon East Artists Recognized

This quarter’s Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts ARTWORKS Corridor call for entries, “Sensational Still Life”, connects with the unusual hand-formed glass sculptures by Wisconsin based artist Beth Lipman in her exhibit “Once & Again: Still Lifes.” There were over 100 entries, and after the jurying process by Museum curators, educators, and artists, the final count was 44 works of art. These included three of our students from Macon East Academy. Madison Folkes’ photo, Chemical Leak, shows a pineapple covered and dripping with white paint. Chloe Patterson’s (not pictured) photograph, Natural, gives us a glimpse of several broken chicken eggs in their various, yet unique, colors. Hannah Johnsons’ mixed media, Melting Point, displays three, painted, papier Mache fruits on top of a marbled paper and Plexiglas background. These Macon East artists’ work will be on exhibition from January 16 until March 6.

By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 February 26th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Art Show

Each year Macon East art students from grades K5 through 12 participate in the school art show displaying their best works from the year under the instruction of art teacher, Tiffany Ala. Entries in collage/mixed media, drawing (black/white and color), painting, photography, printmaking, and water base are judged by an independent panel of local artists in five grade categories. Senior, Christian Steyer was the overall Best of Show winner sweeping the black and white category with four ribbons and taking 1st place in painting. An exceptionally talented artist, Christian will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall. Other Best of Show winners were:

Cooper Milner – painting – K5-1st
Addison Little – water base – 2nd-3rd
Gavin Justice – photography – 4th-6th
Zack Taylor – collage/mixed media – 7th-9th
Jaycee Cook – water base – 10th-12th

For a full listing of all grade level and category winners, please download the Art Show program below.

MEA Art Show Winners 

All first and second place winners from the local show advanced to participate at the District level competition. Macon East had 22 winners receiving 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbons at the AISA District show held March 30 at Lee-Scott Academy. The first and second place winners that will move on to the AISA State Art Show April 22nd at Faulkner University are listed below.

1st grade – Carson Brown – Drawing Non-color (Birds)
3rd grade – Addison Little – Water Base (Ocean)
5th grade – Wade Desmarais – Drawing Non-color (Feather)
6th grade – Hailey Bradley – Printmaking (3 Flowers)
9th grade – Zack Taylor – Collage/Mixed Media (Apples)
10th grade – Jaycee Cook – Water Base (Lion)
12th grade – Christian Steyer – Drawing Non-color (Stone Reflections)

Steyer best of show 2016

By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 February 16th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Boosterthon Fun Run

The PTO sponsored another successful Fun Run event his year in partnership with Boosterthon. The Boosterthon team spent a full week on campus encouraging the students with character and fitness lessons as they worked to get pledges for the big event on February 11. Pre-K through 6 grade classes participated in the morning run each trying to reach 35 laps, and the 7th through 9th graders enjoyed a color run in the afternoon to benefit the PTO. Overall, the PTO raised $8,800 from this year’s fundraiser. Macon East’s PTO generously supports the teachers each year providing classroom needs and funding various school projects. Many thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Boosterthon Fun Run.

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By | 2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00 February 16th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments