Football team pulls out win on perfect homecoming night
By David Seale | Jemison Middle School
On a perfect night for a homecoming, Jemison Middle School finished its football season in winning fashion as the school crowned its Homecoming Princess.
Quarterback Jacob Hatch piloted the Panthers to a 28-0 shutout of the visiting Marbury Bulldogs, giving the school a final season record of 5-2. The Panthers were also sparked by Randy Satterfield’s interception return and catch for touchdowns, as well as scores by Hatch and running back Kortlin Zeigler.
Before the teams squared off, JMS named Kasey Killingsworth its 2009 Homecoming Princess. Escorted by her step-father and crowned by 2008 Princess Brooke Glazner, Killingsworth joined seventh grader Savannah Barefield, sixth grader Kelsey Mitchell and fifth grader Kelsea Trice as members of the Homecoming court.
In other JMS news, JMS will join other schools in the county by celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. Students wore blue jeans on Tuesday to recognize that “drugs give me the blues”; on Wednesday, students will bring a canned food item and wear shirts that acknowledge their youth group, hometown, or local business to celebrate Community Pride Day; Thursday is Red Ribbon day when students will wear red; and Friday is Team Spirit Day, when students will wear jerseys of their favorite team.
“This week is an excellent time for students to not just recognize the harm drugs can do to their bodies but also see how great a drug-free life can be,” Jemison Middle School counselor Sherry Parrish said.
Parrish also said that the involvement and initiative of the school’s FCCLA has made a big positive impact.
Also in news from Panther Country, fifth grader Kayla Lowery won her division in the Chilton County Farm-City Poster Contest sponsored by 4-H. Hers was chosen from hundreds of entries county-wide and will represent Chilton County at the state level.
Lowery and her reading teacher, Nancy Sewell, will be recognized at the Farm-City Banquet on November 12.
Finally, JMS students voted for Student Government Association officers last week. The new SGA President is Wendy Spigener. She is joined by Vice-President Griffin Street, Secretary Shelbie Robinson, and Treasurer Macey Thompson.
– David Seale is an assistant principal at Jemison Middle School.