The Madison County Cowgirls softball team finished their season as District 2- 4A Champions for the 2011-2012 year. The Cowgirls faced the Godby Cougars for the first round of District competition and defeated them 6-5 to advance to the District game against the Florida High Lady Seminoles. With great pitching and a strong defense the Cowgirls defeated Florida High 5-1 to become District Champions. The Cowgirls were successful in the first round of post district play defeating Pensacola Catholic 9-1 in the Regional Quarter Finals. Their play ended however after being defeated in the Regional Semi-finals game against Florida High 4-0. Congratulations to the players and coaches for your hard work and for achieving your District 2-4A Championship title!
Archive for May 2012
For the past 25 years, Madison County High School seniors have enjoyed PROJECT GRADUATION. The parents, businesses and community members of Madison County and the surrounding area have wholeheartedly supported our seniors as they focus on the joy of finishing high school. You have generously provided for the MCHS Project Graduation event annually to mark their achievement and emphasize the importance of celebrating this occasion in a safe, alcohol and drug-free way.
High Schools and communities like ours around the state participate in Project Graduation to decrease the risk of fatalities involving teens during this happiest time of the student’s lives. Project Graduation is also supported by the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Commissioner of Education and the Governor. The parents, staff and seniors of Madison County High School are planning the 2012 Project Graduation for June 1, 2012. We want the whole community to be a part of this all-night party following our graduation exercises. There will be music, games, dancing, movies, food, prizes and breakfast. Project Graduation proves that a great time can be had without drugs or alcohol.
You will have the opportunity to make a contribution of money, food, prizes, etc. to this worthwhile project. We would like to have all donations collected by May 18, 2012 if possible. One of the parents of our seniors will be contacting you soon. You may also contact the school at 973-5061, or either of the senior parents listed below, concerning your donation. If you would like to donate cash or a check, please make it out to “MCHS Project Graduation”. If you would like your donation picked up, please call the number listed below.
We ask that you join with us in this effort because we all have a stake in the future of our seniors. We want graduation week to be a safe, happy and memorable time for our county and with your help and support we, as a community, can make that happen. Please be a part of Project Graduation and join us with your support.
Shannon Webb: (850)971-5325h / (850)464-1711cp
Sandy Fletcher (850)673-7124h
Sunday is Mother’s Day and my mind thinks back on my beautiful mother who did so much for me, Debbie, Danny and Abbie and for our daddy. I have written before that she told me to love books and to love reading. We used to have a great time reading the same books. Either I would read a book first and recommend it to her or she would read a book and recommend it to me. The year before she died, she had read through the Bible two or three times. A few years later, I read through the Bible three times in one year.
Mama had not only taught me to love reading, she also taught me to read. This led to some confusion for me when, a few years later, I was practicing for the school-wide spelling bee and my mother was reading the words to me. She read the word “rendezvous.” I had never heard it and had not seen it on my list of words. RON-DAY-VOO Mama had read to me. I told her that word was not on the list. She showed it to me. “Oh, that’s ren-dez-vious,” I said. Mama laughed and said, “No, it’s not.”
Mama had taught me to read phonetically so that word just about blew her whole teaching technique out of the water.
Although I am six years older than my sister, Abbie Gail, sometimes she can be a mother figure to me. Sunday evening, I was not feeling well, so she came and took me by the hand to try and make me feel better. She was worried about me.
My sister, Debbie, can be a mother figure to me also. She inherited our mother’s dark hair and dark eyes and her talent for cooking. When I was in the hospital, Debbie stayed near watching out over me.
I have other mother figures in my life, including aunts, church members and an adopted mom who I have never met before but will the next time she is in Madison County. I adopted her after her daughter would post these pictures of food that her mom brought her, along with the fact that she is a really sweet woman, just like my mama was.
I am glad that mothers have been given their own day to celebrate. One of my favorite songs of all times is “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” which was sung by Steve Wariner and Glen Campbell. Let us always remember “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”
Thank you, Lord, for the good, kind mothers of this world.