Debate has some exciting news to report! A few Albion debaters attended a tournament on April 17th at Rowland Hall (in Salt Lake).
Alex Carlyle earned his third 1st place win of the year in Oratory speaking (out of 22 competitors--it also means he placed 1st in each of his 3 rounds).
Dua Khan won 5th place out of 25 Lincoln-Douglas debaters. Additionally, Dua won all 3 of her rounds.
Congratulations Alex and Dua!!
This week, as you are engaging in different acts of kindness, we want you to take a photo of the act and upload it to the conseling center. Once uploaded, you can watch for your photos to be displayed on the TVs in the commons throughout the week! Photos need to be school appropriate and must display an act of kindness being demonstrated. If you do not have access to a camera or cell phone, ask a friend or family member to take a snap shot of you.
Upload photos to:
Submissions must include:
- First and last name
- Description of act
Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emalee Brown is the teacher you always want for your child and you want as a co-worker. She never ceases to work for the benefit of the school and her students. Miss Brown is described by her colleagues as “generous,” “caring,” “enthusiastic,” “selfless”, and “creative.”
In the classroom, Miss Brown provides real-world, hands-on, relevant projects that her students love and learn from. She brings life to all other subjects by applying these core classes into her Family and Consumer Science classes. She shows them not only the purpose of the lesson, but empowers them to rise to the occasion. One popular project is the student-run “food trucks,” where students showcase their food-planning, cooking, and marketing abilities. Miss Brown requires high-quality work from her students, and provides rigorous opportunities for them to excel at.
Miss Brown leads outside of the classroom as well. She is in charge of costumes for the musical, and she attends and helps at after-school musical rehearsals. She also does a fantastic job as the sponsor of the Student Body Officers. She makes sure they organize spirit weeks, the weekly classroom recycling program, a cereal drive for low-income elementary students over winter break, and the flags on display on patriotic holidays.
When an engineering/woods teacher left Albion unexpectedly, Miss Brown stepped in and wrote lesson plans, gathered materials for projects, and even taught some classes (in addition to her own) for several weeks. After another teacher was hired, Emalee continued doing these things to teach the new teacher and ensure a positive student experience.
If there is anything going on to build Albion culture, community, and to support Albion students and staff, Miss Brown is certain to be involved! We love her example of dedication and enthusiasm and count ourselves very lucky to have her part of our Albion team!
Here are the results from the March 14 debate tournament held at Jordan High School. These Albion winners are part of the top 10% of the 271 students who competed.
1st Place (varsity) - Calla Jordin
1st Place (novice) - Iman Chaudhry
2nd Place (novice) - Karst Plante
9th Place (varsity) - Alyssa Gillan
7th Place (varsity) - Tommy Gilman
1st Place (novice) - Tino Roumpos
6th Place (varsity) - Sarah Hart
7th Place (novice) - Madelyn King
8th Place (novice) - Leann Roshdy
9th Place (varsity) - Alex Carlyle
12th Place (varsity) - Sadie Christensen
Nice work debaters!