From excellence in academics to excellence in the arts and Bible teaching, Glen Iris Baptist School (GIBS) students are being recognized for their efforts. Junior Sara Young’s design and construction of an heirloom garment recently won her a first-place ribbon at the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) Fine Arts competition which includes students from about 85 schools across the state. She is now preparing to compete nationally- where last year her intricately designed garment came in first place!
GIBS 10th grade, Savannah Saruse, competed in Bible teaching at the ACEA statewide competition and placed first. She credits her experience working with classes at her church, Grace Independent Baptist Argo, with her success. Saruse had to “teach” prepared lessons in front of a panel of judges. GIBS 8th grader, Vivian Smith, placed second in the Jr. High Bible teaching category. Smith helps with the teaching of classes at her church, Glen Iris Baptist. “These are not only godly young ladies but they are leaders in their churches,” explains GIBS Principal Legrand Lamb.
Glen Iris senior Taylor Brinkley recently received the Presidential Recognition Scholarship from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), which includes a full tuition and academic scholarship. President of UAB, Dr. Ray Watts wrote in his letter to Taylor, “Our most competitive scholarships are reserved for those students, like you, who have excelled academically…in the classroom and the community. You have proven yourself to be that type of student.” Brinkley began her studies at GIBS in first grade and has been on the honor roll every semester. She is also a member of the Senior High Alpha-Omega Chapter of the National Honor Society. Learn more about GIBS at www.gibschool.com. †
Glen Iris Principal Lamb with students Vivian Smith, Savannah Saruse and Sara Young who all received recognition at the statewide ACEA competition.