AISA honors Morgan Academy with President’s Award

Published 8:07 am Friday, July 17, 2020

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Morgan Academy was honored by the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) this week.

Morgan Academy was awarded the Class 2A AISA President’s Award for the 2019-2020 school year.

Karim Plummer Oaks, Morgan Academy’s Director of Operation, said the honor is a testament to the teachers, coaches and students’ commitment to excellence.

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“The honor is great,” Oaks said. “It’s a culmination of hard work by all of the teachers and students at the school and their parents. Morgan Academy students are encouraged to enter various competitions and become involved in our community. The SGA is very civic minded and a huge part of this process.”

Oaks said a lot of factors go into selecting the President’s Award, an honor Morgan Academy has won several times over the years.

“We enter AISA contests like oratory, spelling bee, creative writing contest, reading contest, drama competition, middle school and high school math team competition, middle school and high school scholars bowl competition, art show for grades K-12, Elementary, junior high, and high school technology competition and SGA competitions,” Oaks said. “Then they score us on test scores like Duke tip and ACT scores.”

Oaks praised the leadership of former SGA President Richard Alan Waters, Vice President George Turner, former Treasurer Mary Ashlyn Pearce and former Secretary Maggie Holladay. Turner will serve as SGA President next year.

“This SGA group was community minded,” Oaks said. “We sent over 7,000 pounds of cans to the Selma Area Food Bank, volunteered at Bosco Nutrition Center, did the cleanup with Councilwoman Jannie Thomas, helped Councilwoman Miah Jackson with cleaning up Live Oaks Cemetery, we raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Footprints Ministry.”