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 Jackson Rezach and Gianna DeLisio, the May students of the month.

Jackson is the senior student of the month. He is the class salutatorian with a 4.0 and 34 on his ACT. He is a PSAT/NMSC Commended Scholar. He has received the University of Memphis Presidential Scholarship as well as the Herff College of Engineering scholarship. Jackson is a member of DECA, Mu Alpha Theta, the Knowledge Bowl team, and the varsity bowling team. After graduation, he will attend University of Memphis to study mechanical engineering.

Gianna DeLisio is a sophomore, and she is our underclassman student of the month. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, and DECA.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on our April students of the month, Frankie Potier and Sydney Collins! Frankie Potier is the senior student of the month. Frankie has maintained a 4.0 GPA each year of high school, making her a 4-time Cardinal Academic Excellence Award winner. She is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, HOSA, FBLA, and the yearbook staff. After graduation, she will attend Mississippi State to study biomechanical engineering.

Sydney Collins is the underclassman of the month. She is a sophomore with a 3.75 GPA. She is a member of Spanish honor Society, FCA, the varsity golf team, and she is the secretary of our school’s HOSA a chapter.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Lauren Baskin. Dr. Norton nominated Lauren as a Cardinal Spotlight nominee after outdoor lunch seating was suspended for the seniors. Lauren took it upon herself to clean up the mess that had been left so that all seniors would be able to eat outside again. Thank you, Lauren, for your selfless leadership!

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Matthew Bowsher. Mr. Bowsher has single-handedly taken on tutoring for all of his students each Wednesday--an not just the students needing help in his music classes. Tutoring is open to all of his students who need help! Thank you, Mr. Bowsher for personifying #bekind!

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Lauren Baskin and David Long, our March students of the month! Lauren Baskin is the senior student of the month. She has a 4.0; she is in the top 10, and has gotten the Cardinal Academic Excellence Award each year. She was on the homecoming court 10-12th grade. Lauren is a very involved Cardinal. She is the West TN VP of DECA, and she is the secretary of Spanish Honor Society. She is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the yearbook staff, and the volleyball team. She also throws shot put for our varsity track and field team. She volunteers for the Covington Bread of Life Food Pantry and the Farmers' Market. After graduation, she will attend Mississippi State University and study floral management. She says the best part of BHS is the way teachers and administrators have adapted to the time with Covid.

David Long is the underclassman of the month. He is a junior with a 4.0 GPA. He is taking AP language and composition and AP computer science. David is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and will join the bowling team in the fall. Outside of school, David produces original music and studies the Japanese language. After graduation, he will attend Vanderbilt University to study psychology. His favorite part about BHS is the people. He has made so many friends since moving to Brighton from another state and made amazing connections with teachers.

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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.

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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.

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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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