The View 38002 June/July 2014 | Page 16 theview theview Page 16 prep sports AHS Notes Art Show and Sale Tigers Commit to College Sports TSSAA Spring Fling State Alyx Stafford, U of Memphis Championships Results and Spring Sports Wrap-Up Track and Field Girls D-1 AAA 1600 Meter Run: 13th Brown, Halley (grade) 11 Bolton 5:34.86 300 Meter Hurdles: 8th Washington, Jamara 11 Bolton 47.63 4x800 Meter Relay: 12th Arlington 10:17.19 High Jump: 11th Warner, Dionna 10 Bolton 4-10.00 (1.47m ) Girls Pole Vault : 8th Leatherwood, Hannah 11 Arlington 9-00.00 (2.74m); 10th Hansen, Laurel 10 Arlington 800.00 ( 2.43m ) Girls Long Jump: 3rd Washington, Jamara 11 Bolton 1710.00 (5.43m) Girls Triple Jump: 8th Washington, Jamara 11 Bolton 3506.00 (10.82m ) Team Rankings: 26th Bolton; 47th Arlington Boys D-1 AAA 400 Meter Dash: 4th Garrett, Devonte 12 Arlington 50.26 Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 8th Arlington 3:25.88 Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 12th Arlington 8:21.26 Team Rankings: 29th Arlington Photo by Alan Campbell (Seated L-R) Holley Stafford-sister, Nicole Deringmother, Alyx Stafford, Amy Stafford-mother, Jonahbrother. Arlington High School and Head Soccer coach Zeke Vezina are proud to announce that Alyx Stafford signed a letter of intent on May 8, 2014 to continue her soccer career at the University of Memphis. Coach Vezina says, “Alyx Stafford exemplified the Lady Tiger Spirit during her time at June/July 2014 Arlington. Even after suffering two ACL injuries, she continued to encourage and lead her teammates with her positive attitude on and off the field. Her love for the game and invaluable dedication to her Soccer Family will leave an everlasting mark on the Lady Tigers Soccer program.” On April 29th Arlington High School hosted its 10th Annual Art Show and Sale in the high school rotunda. It was well attended with a record number of artworks shown and many of the ACS school board members present. Congratulations to Emily Burraston who won best in show, and to all of the award winners at the show. Many of the students who showed their work will move on to study art in college. The National Art Honor Society presented two students with scholarships to be applied the art school their choice, Haley Asbury and Bailey Kuhar were awarded these scholarships. Congratulations to all of the talented students who participated. Clayton Conner, Jackson State CC Band Honors At the annual Arlington High School Band Banquet at Bellevue Baptist Church, the Arlington High School Tiger Band honored the Allen family. Bobby and Nancy Allen have had a child in the AHS band program since the band’s beginning in 2004. Their son James entered the program in 2004, followed by Cecilia, then Peter, and finally Victoria who graduated this year. Each of their children has excelled in the band program, earning many honors including participation over the years in All West and All State bands. During their 10 years as AHS band parents, Bobby and Nancy have been very active as volunteers. Nancy could be found at each band event taking photos of all of her “band babies.” Thanks to her efforts and commitment, the band has a history of the band in photographs from the very beginning. Softball: District 14 Winner – Arlington Baseball: District 14 Runner Up — Bolton Boys Tennis Bolton – Regional Team finals Kenny Miller, Bolton 11 – State Qualifier Girls Tennis Megan Wander (Arlington, 11) – State Qualifier Three Briarcrest Sisters Qualify For State Tennis Tourney Special to THE VIEW 38002 AHS Art Show Best in Show Winner By Emily Burraston Photo by Alan Campbell (Seated L-R) Kyleigh-niece, Carrie Conner-sister, Clayton Conner, Angie Conner-mother, Eddie Connerfather. (Standing L-R) Shane Jackson-AHS asst. coach, Ben Glasgow-AHS asst. coach, Rodney Patterson-AHS asst. coach, J.J. Devine-AHS asst. coach, Chris RingAHS Head Coach, Michael Wallace-Jackson State asst. coach, Mike Thees-AHS asst. coach. Arlington High School and Head Baseball coach Chris Ring are proud to announce that Clayton Conner signed a letter of intent on May 6, 2014 to continue his baseball career at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, TN. Coach Ring says, “Clayton has been a vital part of our program for the past 3 years starting as our catcher for the past two years. It will be hard to replace the work ethic and toughness he brought to our program. We are excited to see what he is able to do at the next level with Jacks on State.” St. Benedict Recognized for Yearbook Excellence Photo Courtesy of BCS Briarcrest high school students and Lakeland residents, Alexis, Madison, and Peyton Sessions qualified for the TSSAA State Tournament in May. Alexis and Madison, seniors, placed third in the region in doubles, and Peyton, a freshman, placed third in the region in singles. The sisters failed to advance past the first round in the state tournament. The Sessions sisters have been playing tennis for five years, and compete at the high school level and the USTA state and southern levels. Alexis is currently competing for Briarcrest in the number one position, and Madison competed in the number one position last year. As a doubles team, Alexis and Madison qualified for the state tournament in both their freshman and sophomore years. Last year, Peyton won the middle school Shelby League Tournament becoming the first Briarcrest student to capture that title. This year Peyton is currently undefeated at the number three singles position. Following the TSSAA State Tournament, the sisters plan to continue their USTA tournaments in June with the Tennessee State Qualifying Tournament and the USTA Southern Tournament. Alexis and Madison will attend Mississippi State University this fall, and plan to walk-on the tennis team. AHS National Merit Finalists Receive Scholarships By Terry Louderback In addition to their selection as National Merit Finalists, Arlington High School graduates Mikayla Correll and Jenna Mosier were also selected to receive scholarships based on their academic accomplishments, PSAT scores, skills and potential for success in their college studies. Mikayla Correll was one of four Shelby County Schools students named as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship. This year, 2,500 scholarship winners were selected from 15,000 Finalists from across the nation. Recipients were selected based on their academic achievements. These students also represent the top one percent of the nation’s high school seniors. Mikayla will receive a $2,500 college scholarship. Jenna Mosier was selected to receive a National Merit Mississippi State University Scholarship by officials from the college where she will begin her undergraduate studies in the fall. Awards valued between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years for their college educations. This year, approximately 2,500 National Merit CollegeSponsored scholarship recipients were selected. Jenna was one of seven Shelby County Schools graduates honored with a College-Sponsored Scholarship. National Poetry Champion Continued from page 1 Photo courtesy of SBA. The St. Benedict at Auburndale 2013 yearbook staff was recently recognized for its accomplishments in yearbook design and coverage by Balfour Yearbooks. The SBA “Talon” is featured in the 28th edition of "YearbookYearbook" for having one of the best spreads in the country and one of the best pictures in the country. The Talon staff above, including front row, third from left Morgan Patrick of Arlington and back row, fourth from left Emma Lightner of Lakeland at On April 29, Norman was one of 53 high school students—Poetry Out Loud champions from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—who recited poetry in three semifinal rounds based on geographic region. Nine students advanced to compete in the National Finals on April 30. Judges evaluated student performances on criteria including physical presence, articulation, evidence of understanding, level of difficulty, and accuracy. Now in its ninth year of national competition, Poetry Out Loud, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, has inspired millions of high school students to discover classic and contemporary poetry.