We’re proud of the exceptional students in our district. Below samples just a few of the achievements our students earn each year.
2017 American Scholastic Press Association awards
For the second year in a row, the American Scholastic Press Association awarded The Groves Scriptor three first place awards in their national competition: National First Place for Newsmagazine, National First Place for Investigative Reporting, and a National First Place for Sports Photography. Birmingham Public Schools congratulates the Groves High School Scriptor newspaper staff and adviser Laura Redman.
Each year ASPA’s panel of journalists and educators rank student newsmagazines from colleges and high schools across the United States based on the following criteria: coverage, ethics, research and writing, page design, general plan, art/photography, business acumen, creativity, editing, and community leadership.
Each category is further broken down into multiple rubrics related to writing, design, and research ethics. This year, the Scriptor scored in the highest on the rubrics to earn a these first place Awards.
In this year's, congratulations letter to the Scriptor staff, the ASPA 2016 the judges wrote: “Scriptor is an excellent publication, which deserves first place. Creating a magazine teaches students the fundamentals of publishing and a variety of writing modes, proofreading and editing skills, concepts of design and composition and promotes a community of young writers, thereby promoting esteem and school-wide status. Your magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphics designers, staff members, and adviser.”
The judges ranked the Scriptor especially high on research, writing, photography and creativity.
The following Groves newspaper students were especially instrumental in helping the Scriptor win this award:
2016 National Merit Semi-Finalists
Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation identifies academically talented high school students with the designation of National Merit Semifinalist based on their performance on the PSAT. This year, BPS congratulates the following semifinalists:
Groves High School -
Seaholm High School-
2016 Scholastic Art Awards
Congratulations to the 2016 Scholastic Art Award winners. Nearly 6,000 entries were submitted from schools in Wayne and Oakland counties. This year, BPS congratulates the following art students on their portfolio, Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention recognition. Gold key entries will be submitted to New York for the national competition. BPS thanks art teachers Susan Chapman, Rosa Everitt, Sarah Kuretzky, Elizabeth Moyer and Kellie Vagts on their work with all high school students this year.
Senior Portfolio winners
Rachel Gluski, Groves, 2 winning portfolios
Ava Scott, Groves
Sophia Yauck, Groves “New York City Life”
Gold Key winners
Rachel Gluski, Groves, painting “Oil and Onion”
Ellie Braun, Seaholm, photography “Milwaukee”
Caroline Fauth, Seaholm, drawing “Zebras”
Claire Foxworth, Seaholm, photography “Omen”
Cara Sevec, Seaholm, ceramics and glass “Ele-bear”
Silver Key winners
Rachel Gluski, Groves, painting “Frogs”
Olivia Stillman, Groves, photography (untitled)
Summer Benton, Seaholm, jewelry “Kali”
Maria Graham, Seaholm, painting “Shavings”
Bethany Jokisch, Seaholm, drawing “Changing of the Seasons”
Brent Oliver, Seaholm, design “Opel GTV Concept”
Brent Oliver, Seaholm, sculpture “Opel GTV Clay Model”
Ava Suchara, Seaholm, photography “Strained”
Emily Juriga, Groves, mixed media “Bluebird of Happiness”
Sophia Yauck, Groves, digital art “Coffee Abroad”
Sophia Yauck, Groves, photography “LOVE”
Sophia Yauck, Groves, architecture “New York City Loft”
Kris Cameron, Seaholm, architecture “The House”
Chloe Heldt, Seaholm, painting “A Humble Portrait”