Winfield City High School

Winfield grads are going places

WINFIELD - After spending time studying abroad, four Winfield City High School graduates discussed the experiences they had overseas and how those experiences have impacted them.
Some highlights include how they engaged with new cultures, were able to contribute to important causes and got to experience famous landmarks.
Cole studies culture in Peru

Junkin, Estes sign with USA


Winfield classmates Walker Junkin (left) and Josh Estes both signed track and field scholarships to compete for the University of South Alabama in Mobile. The pair will remain teammates with the Jaguars as Junkin will compete in the pole vault and decathlon events while Estes, the current state record holder in Class 4A’s javelin event, will participate in all of the throwing events.

WINFIELD - Winfield seniors Walker Junkin and Josh Estes signed track and field scholarships with the University of South Alabama in Mobile on Sunday, Nov. 18.
The pair signed their scholarships to compete for the Jaguars at Winfield City High School.
Junkin participates in both the pole vault and decathlon events for Winfield and plans on being part of those events at South Alabama.

 

Winfield cheerleaders going to state


The 2018-2019 Winfield Pirate varsity cheerleaders won the Alabama High School Athletic Association North Super Regional Championship Cheerleading Competition on Thursday, Nov. 15. Pictured are (front row, from left) Savannah Williamson, Meg Bowen, Olivia Burleson, Anna Kate Gruwell, Sara Beth Cotton, Julie Taylor, Jacie Cummings, Katie Rose Hardin, (second row, same order) Lexie Welch, MaKenna Tucker, Jaken Terrell, Melody Harrison, Macy Cummings, Memory Clark, Abi Webb, Brooklyn Bozeman, Bailey Dodd, Addie Birmingham, (back row) cheer coach Sandra Seals, Halie Lowry, Olivia Webster, Preslee Loring and Isabella Taylor.

WINFIELD - The Winfield Pirate varsity cheerleaders competed in the regional championships on Thursday, Nov. 15, earning a berth in the state competition.
The Alabama High School Athletic Association North Super Regional Championship Cheerleading Competition was held at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, and the Winfield cheerleaders won first place among 3A varsity teams.

High school welcomes new band director


Winfield City High School’s new band director Austin Woods started off his first year at WCHS with a summer band camp and said he is looking forward to working with the WCHS students.

WINFIELD - WINFIELD - Winfield City High School welcomed band director Austin Woods in July, as band camp kicked off July 23 - Aug. 1.
Woods served as Winfield Middle School’s band director for the past two years, from fall of 2016 until spring of 2018, where he served as an understudy for former high school band director Nathan Garner.
Woods officially began working with the high school band on July 9, he said, doing some optional practices for musicians.

Pirates put big dent in Ironmen


Winfield’s Jacob Dyar (35) and Josh Estes (20) combine to stop the Holt runner. The Pirates’ defense shut out the Ironmen in the first half en route to a 42-0 lead.

HOLT - The Winfield Pirates scored early and often en route to a 42-7 region win over the Holt Ironmen on Friday, Sep. 14, in Holt.
The win improved the Pirates to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in Class 3A, Region 4 play.
Jackson Elkins threw four touchdown passes to lead the Pirates offense to a 42-0 halftime lead.

 

Students recognized for statewide achievement


The Winfield Middle School students whose kudzu germination project was chosen to be performed on the International Space Station, presented their project at the National Air and Science Museum of the Smithsonian Institute. Pictured are (from left) student researchers Will May, Cole Kirkpatrick, Seth Birdsong, Banks Roebuck and Izzy Steward.

WINFIELD - The group of Winfield Middle School students that became the first group in the state to be selected to send a science project into space to be performed on the International Space Station, was recognized by the middle school on Friday, Aug. 24.
The team included students Will May, Cole Kirkpatrick, Seth Birdsong, Banks Roebuck and Izzy Stewart. Together, the group formulated an experiment that would test the effects of gravity on the germination of kudzu seeds.

Foshee attends, talks internet assistance


The Winfield Board of Education, along with Tombigbee Communications Chief Financial Officer Steve Foshee, watch as Josh Brooks shows the group his senior project: A drone he built and programmed. After the presentation, Foshee commented on it’s impressiveness, saying that if Brooks were older, Foshee would offer him a job.

WINFIELD - Tombigbee Communications Chief Financial Officer Steve Foshee attended the Tuesday, May 8, Winfield Board of Education meeting in order to discuss making high-speed fiber-optic internet available to low-income families with school children.
Winfield Superintendent of Education Dr. Keith Davis said, “I asked Steve Foshee to come and discuss with us how we could help our students have the same access to technology and internet at home that they have at school.”

 

Winfield senior awarded $10,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship


Julia Stewart, a senior at Winfield City High School, is a member of the National Honor Society and several other clubs, participates in sports at her school and works a regular job in her free time. She has been awarded the Horatio Alger Scholarship to pursue higher education because of her dedication and perseverance despite some hardships.

WINFIELD - Winfield City High School senior Julia Stewart has received the $10,000 Horatio Alger scholarship and will be attending the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss.
The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded over a period of four years.