Cardinal Spotlight

Our Cardinals are doing great things!

During this school year, we will be highlighting great things our Cardinal family does, and instead of deleting and replacing them, we will just add the more recent spotlights!

The Cardinal Spotlight is on Mrs. Emily Stewart this week! "Coach Emily" was a member of the first graduating class from BHS. She was the first athlete to sign a softball scholarship from our school. She was the first to defeat Covington, 2-1. She was on the first state tournament team for BHS, defeating Anderson County 8-1 in the semifinals. She has been teacher of the year and coach of the year. She is now the consulting teacher at BHS. She is married to Jeff Stewart, and they have 2 children, Houston and Holden. She enjoys shopping, cooking, and going to the lake.


The Cardinal Spotlight is on our January students of the month MacKenzie Winnans and Matthew Bentley! Mackenzie is the senior student of the month. She’s a very involved student athlete who maintains a 3.9 GPA. She’s involved in National Honor Society, HOSA, Student Council, the yearbook staff, Mu Alpha Theta, as well as the varsity volleyball and cross-country teams. After graduation she plans to attend the university of Tennessee at Chattanooga to study nursing MacKenzie says the best part of Brighton high school is the way the school and staff has tried to accommodate the seniors and all other students during this global pandemic.

Matthew is the underclassmen student of the month. Matthew is a junior. He’s a member of Spanish Honor Society. Outside of school he’s involved in church, the gym, and his part-time job. After graduation, Matthew plans to attain a real estate license. Matthews favorite part of BHS is the social environment and the passion everyone has for education.


The Cardinal Spotlight is on Mr. Dennis Harris. Assistant Principal Brian Crowson nominated "Mr. Dennis" because he "keeps this school running smoothly. Whether changing light bulbs, fixing heat and air units, unclogging toilets, hanging projection screens, or walking on the roof of the school in 90-degree heat or 30- degree cold, Mr. Dennis always has a smile on his face and takes time to speak with faculty and students in the hallway each day. " Thank you, Mr. Dennis, for everything you do for us each day!

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