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ELIZABETH FARRAR

Sid Ortis Birthday

Photo courtesy of the Ortis family.

Trisha Yearwood and Sarah Evans sang “Happy Birthday” to Sid Ortis Wednesday morning. The singers were part of an all-star lineup who made videos wishing him a happy birthday 16th birthday that aired on Mountain Brook High School’s morning news broad more

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Brothers Jacob and Zachary Carroll have fond memories of summer days spent playing sports in the backyard. Those backyard games soon transitioned to varsity games, and both boys quickly became standout athletes. more

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Mountain Brook High School students placed second and third in Books-A-Million’s first annual Publishing Contest. more

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Anna Matthews and Charlie Steinmetz, seniors at Mountain Brook High School, have been honored for their exemplary volunteer service with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. more

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The Mountain Brook Spartan Debate Team hosted its annual debate tournament, The Betty Gunn Invitational, recently at the MBHS campus. more

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For four nights in February, the Mountain Brook High School Fine Arts Center was transported back to the height of the British rock and roll invasion. more

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The Mountain Brook High School wrestling team finished in third place in a Phenix City tournament in January. more

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Fifteen senior Dorians and cheerleaders participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade under the direction of Spirit of America Productions. more

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On a recent Saturday, members of the Mountain Brook High School’s wrestling team met at the Calera Habitat for Humanity build site to finish putting the siding on the Jackson family’s new home. more

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In October, members of the Mountain Brook High School Interact and Key Clubs gathered on the field at Spartan Stadium to form a human pink ribbon in honor of one of their teachers who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. more

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Each month, one boy and one girl from each grade at Mountain Brook Junior High School are chosen by faculty vote to best represent a positive character trait. more

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Each year the Mountain Brook Junior High School Spartan Council sponsors an intensive three-day retreat designed to foster the development of eighth- and ninth-grade students. more

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The Mountain Brook Junior High School girls’ basketball team, coached by John Phillips, finished the season with a 17-2 record, giving up an average of only 19 points per game. more

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Jennifer Nelson, a seventh-grade English teacher, was chosen as the Mountain Brook Junior High School Teacher of the Year. more

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Twenty students from the Mountain Brook Junior High School choir joined more than 4,000 other students from 28 states at the 2014 Junior Theater Festival in January at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta. more

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The Mountain Brook Junior High School Spartanettes won the high kick division of the UDA Alabama Dance Championships in January at Spain Park High School. more

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The Mountain Brook Junior High School seventh-grade boys’ basketball team went undefeated in the War on the Wood Tournament at North Jefferson Middle School recently. more

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After strong finishes this football season, eight players from Mountain Brook Junior High School were selected to the All-Metro team. more

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Students at Mountain Brook Junior High School collected more than 1,200 cans for the Brother Bryan Mission. more

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Head coach Mike Abercrombie and assistant coaches Amelia Breeze, John Phillips, Trish Carey, Kelli Moore and Chris Cence trained more than 150 seventh- and eighth-grade cross country athletes. more

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