Petal School Distric Calendar 2018 - 2019 - Page 22

PETAL HIGH SCHOOL Four years. A lifetime of lessons and memories. A t Petal High School, we strive to use every moment to provide each individ- ual with the foundation for his or her future. This means that we provide students with a variety of learning experiences in aca- demics, the arts, and extracurriculars. Our courses and extracurriculars are intentionally designed to prepare students for college, technical school, and the workforce by devel- oping the knowledge, character traits, and skills necessary for success. This is why PHS is consistently at the top of the state in student achievement and performance. By keeping student success at the center, the trend will continue. Faculty, staff, students and community- supporters work around the clock to ensure that studentsʼ time at PHS provides the skills needed for a lifetime. HIGHLIGHTS – Academics HIGHLIGHTS – Fine Arts HIGHLIGHTS – Community • “A” rated school • National Merit Finalist • Approximately $9.5 million in scholarship money earned by the graduating Class of 2018 • 174 Advanced Placement, 141 Dual Credit, 42 National Certifica- tion Courses taken by Class of 2018 • Scholastic Writing Competition Eudora Welty Awards: Three Silver Key winners; five honorable men- tions • MS Secretary of Stateʼs “Pro- mote the Vote” Essay Contest: 2nd and 3rd place winners • Region 1 Science Fair: 1st place in Environmental Science; 2nd place in Microbiology • 35 students with a 30 or higher ACT score last year • State champion Marching Band • Award-winning Show Choir: • Innovations- Four-time 1st place in Womenʼs Division • Soundsations- Three-time 1st place in AAA Division; three-time Grand Champion; 6th-ranked in National Competition, Orlando, FL • Boys and Girls Choir- All superiors in singing and sight-reading at State Choral Festival • Award-winning Speech and Debate: • 160 individual event and debate wins this year • All-American Award by NSDA, two seniors • NCFL Grand National Tournament in Wash- ington D.C., 13 qualified • National Speech and Debate Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Six qualified • 13th-Ranked Internationally, Indoor Percussion • More than $11,650 donated and more than 198 hours of community service work between Aug. 2017-May 2018 • 1,399 books donated to secondary schools in Kenya through African Li- brary Projects • Relay for Life • School supplies donated to Puerto Rico • Operation Christmas Child • Prom Dress Drive for PromApalooza with Forrest General Hospital • Art supplies donated to Hattiesburg ARC Summer Camp • $353 raised in honor of Autism Awareness Month, donated to Pur- poseful Refuge