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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Did You Have Miss Zora Ellis for English at THS?

Do you know someone that had Miss Zora Ellis as a high school English teacher? Maybe you were in her class in 1954. The NJHS is looking for former students of Miss Ellis. A committee of students will be conducting videotaped interviews on April 3 and April 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the school conference room. You may participate as an individual or bring a friend along that sat next to you in room 6. Please spread the word and help us share a history of a commendable teacher that impacted the community of Talladega for approximately 42 years. You may call the school 362-5700 or email if you are interested in participating.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Latest!!

National Geography Bee
Recently, Ellis students participated in the National Geographic Geography Bee. The top 10 school finalists were: Philip, Austin, Nicholas, Tyler Gray, Robbyn, Regan, Peyton, Kristin, Barrett, and Nicholas. Thew winner was Robbyn. She went on to represent Ellis at the State level. Congratulations! Another fine example of Ellis students.
Patriot's Pen Essay Contest
The Local VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Post 4261 sponsored the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest in 2008. This competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. Savings bonds. The essay was to be 300-400 words. It is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students enrolled in public, private, or parochial schools in the U.S. The 2008 theme was, "Why should veterans be honored?" I want to personally thank all the students who participated. Nicholas P., a 7th grader, won the school contest. Nicholas was awarded two $50.00 checks from the Local Post VFW and the Local Ladies Auxillary. Congratulations to Nicholas. He is an exemplary student who will grow into a fine leader of our community.
A few students in the gifted class traveled to Birmingham-Southern to participate in the 18th Annual Junior United Nations Assembly. The delegations of United Kingdom and Mexico both brought home awards. United Kingdom received the Most Spirited, which is one of the most prestigious awards given at JUNA. Mexico received an award for the outstanding work on their display board. Congratulations and keeping working hard, 2010 is just around the corner.

Keep It Bright!

The 2009 Spring Induction for the National Junior Honor Society, Zora Ellis Jr. High School Chapter was held on February 13, 2009. The new members are Che’Tasia, Kelvin, Gabby, Matthew, Hillari, Brittany, Sabrina, Will, Cate Joseph, Amber, Phlip, Kaycee, Jayla, and Joshua. Congratulations to all these outstanding students. They are all working hard to complete their 10 hours of ISP.

Volunteering is FUN!

BC members arrived at Ellis bright and early on Feb. 28th with spatulas in hand to assist the local Kiwanis and their annual Pancake Breakfast. Members that attended had a great time! The local Kiwanis and ZEJH BC served around a 1,000 people!