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2020-2021 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!

The Cardinal Spotlight is on our December students of the month, Andi Kate Coulston and Molly Anne Heath. Andi is the senior student of the month. She has received the Cardinal Academic Excellence Award, and she is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the yearbook staff. She is also on the varsity tennis and volleyball teams, and she was captain this year. Andi is a member of Keeling Baptist Church. After graduation, she plans to attend University of Memphis to study graphic design.

Molly is the underclassman of the month. She is a sophomore with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of FCA, Spanish Honor Society, and the golf team. She is also a HOSA officer. Molly is active with Gateway Baptist Church, and she volunteers for the American Cancer Society. Molly plans to study dental hygiene after graduation.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on our November students of the month. JD Rankin and Brie Howard. JD is the senior student of the month. He is the son of Todd and Michelle Rankin. He has a 4.0, and he is the president of FFA and the National Honor Society. He is also a member of the Knowledge Bowl Team, broadcasting, Mu Alpha Theta, and the science club. Outside of school, JD is a member of FBC praise team, the Tennessee Junior Heifer Association, and he volunteers for the Tipton County Election Commission. After graduation, JD plans to to attend Tennessee Tech University to study engineering.

Brie Howard is the underclassmen student of the month. She is the daughter of Jason and April Howard. She is a member of FBLA and a three-sport varsity athlete, playing volleyball and softball, and running cross country. She advanced to the state tournament in cross country as a freshman and sophomore. Brie also plays travel softball and volleyball. She is a member of Holly Grove Church and volunteers for youth activities and camps. After graduation, Brie plans to attend college to play softball and study interior design.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Matthew Morris, a first year mathematics teacher. Mr. Morris is not only often the first teacher in the building, he's also one of the last to leave. A parent called the junior counselor, Mrs. Mary Jackson who nominated him, to say how excited she was that a teacher was taking such an interest in her son's education by staying in touch with her so consistently. Even though he is not doing well in Mr. Morris's class, he is not falling through the cracks or getting left behind! Such an awesome inspiration to all teacher, Mr. Morris! Well done!

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on our October Students of the Month, Ian Keith and Hailey Russell. Ian is the senior student of the month. Ian is the son of David and Heather Keith. He has a 4.0, a 36 on the ACT, and he is a National Merit Semi-Finalist. He is the president of Mu Alpha Theta, the captain of the Knowledge Bowl Team, a member of National Honor Society. He is active in the youth group at Covington Church of Christ. Haley is the underclassman of the month. She is the daughter of Glenn and Tina Russell. She has a 4.0 GPA, a certificate of academic excellence from the National Youth Leadership Forum, and was invited to the 2017 and 2021 Presidential Inaugurations through Envision. At BHS, Haley is the vice-president of FCCLA, the junior class president, a member of Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the varsity tennis team. She keeps stats for the varsity volleyball team. She is involved with Crown Club through Tipton County Junior Auxiliary, Envision, and the Randolph Methodist Church. She volunteers for Purrfect Match Animal Rescue Project.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Brantley Tillman. Huge shout out and applause for all the organization, the detail, the planning, the encouragement to our students and faculty. I know many helped, and we appreciate ALL YOU DO! (Nominated by Dr. Brian Norton)

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Andrew Bentley. Andrew was nominated by Mrs. Brooke Turner caught him picking up trash other students had left. No one asked him to, and he never knew anyone else knew he did it! Thank you, Andrew, for being a great steward of our school!

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Jalen Terry, who, in a mini crisis, remained calm enough to help another student in distress until help arrived. Thank you, Jalen, for remembering that cooler heads always prevail! Jalen was nominated by Ms. Hannah Rushing.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Hailey Leopard. Hailey is the executive vice president of FFA. She was nominated my Terri Lea, FFA advisor, who says that she is always exemplifies integrity and dependability. She helps out at the pumpkin patch and is encouraging to others!

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on our September students of the month, Sara Barrett and Sam Glenn. Sara Barrett is the senior of the month. She is senior class president and editor of the yearbook staff. She is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Sam Glenn is the underclassman of the month. He is a freshman. He is a natural leader in the classroom and on the football field. He has quickly learned to prioritize his time and responsibilities while at BHS.

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The Cardinal Spotlight is on Ian Keith, who scored a 36 on the ACT (the July 2020 assessment) and was named a National Merit Semi-Finalist! We're so proud of you Ian!