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Student Contest Success

Perennial Math Competition
Highlands School third through fifth grade students participated in both the fall and the spring Perennial Math Competition at Birmingham Southern College. Our students competed in individual and team events. 
In the fall, Caileigh Moose and Eli Mrug tied for first in the individual competition. In the team competition, Highlands teams won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Will LisenbyEli Mrug and Shayna Jotani took first place, Katelyn Elrod, Sariah Honeycutt and Kate Nichols took second place, and Lawson Katz, Misbah Meghani, James Stephens, Mason Coleman, and Ryan Vance took third place.
In the spring, Eli Mrug placed third and Carlton Wallwork placed fifth in the individual competition. In the team portion, Eli Mrug, Lawson Katz, Katelyn Elrod, Kate Nichols, and Zac Burgess placed second. Will Lisenby, Caileigh Moose, Misbah Meghani, William Giattina and Shayna Jotani placed third.
Third graders comped in the spring in the spring competion. McNair Shah won second place in the individual competition. In the team competition, third place winners were Tanner Battle, Brian Moose, Misha Patel, and McNair Shah.

Raiders Math Competition
Fourth, fifth and sixth graders also participated in the Raiders Math Competition. In the fifth grade team competition, Austin Evans, Sydney Porter, Sophia Sultan, and Carlton Wallwork placed second. In the sixth grade team competition, Harrison Coleman on a team of one, placed fifth. In the individual portion of the competition, Caileigh Moose placed second, Sophia Sultan placed eighth, Austin Evans placed ninth, and Carlton Wallwork placed tenth.

Pizitz Math Tournament
Sixth and eighth graders participated in the Pizitz Math Tournament. In the individual competition, Andrew Glassford placed sixth, and Haden Ryan-Embry placed eighth. In the team competition, sixth grade place third, and eighth grade placed fifth.

Creative Communications Essay and Poetry Competition 
In the Essay Competition, Lewis Rand was published for the fifth grade. In the Poetry Competition, Andrew Rowe was published for the fifth grade. 

Letters About Literature Writing Contest
Both fourth and fifth grade students participated in the Letters About Literature Contest. Caileigh Moose won the Alabama state level and moves on to the national level of the competion. Caroline Reddington was the state runner-up. The following students were semi-finalists at the state level: Ava Lefkotvits, Frances Overton, Claire McCracken, Carlton Wallwork, Mimi Colette Frei andAustin Evans.

Barns & Noble: My Favorite Teacher Writing Contest
Middle School students participated in the Barns & Noble: My Favorite Teacher Writing Contest. Reese Alexander won first place with her nomination of Ms. Janie Fahey.
ASFA Writing Contest
Middle School students also participated in the ASFA Writing Contest. William Donald won first place in the category of creative nonfiction for his memoir entry.
Spelling Bee
Fourth through eighth graders competed in the Spelling Bee. Fifth grader Austin Evans was our school winner and represented Highlands at the District Spelling Bee.
National History Bee
Students in fourth through eighth grades participated for the first time in the National History Bee at Hoover High School this year. The following students qualified to move on to the Regional Finals:Kate Nichols, Eli Mrug, Austin Evans, Finn Pak, Andy Schwebel, Joseph Katz, JP Doucet, Reese Alexander, Thomas Sims and Daniel Perkins. The following students advanced to the National Finals: Eli Mrug, Finn Pak, Austin Evans, Andy Schwebel and Joseph KatzJP Doucet advanced in the seventh grade level.
Geography Bee
Fourth through eighth graders competed in the Geography Bee. Carlton Wallwork, our school winner, represented Highlands at the Alabama State Geography Bee, where one hundred fifteen students from around the state met on April 1, 2016 at Samford University. 
Scholars Bowl
Middle School students participated in Scholars Bowl tournaments this year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. The team competed against 30 teams from across the state on February 27, 2016 at Hoover High School.
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Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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