tatis shelton
obinno coley
viking times staff
  • Normandy Honor Roll

    Celebrating Viking Excellence

    • Several members of the Normandy High School Wrestling Team placed in the Affton Esmond Ford Memorial, University City tournament and Public High League tournaments. Anthony Sims was the tournament champion in his weight class. Jaelen Woods, Brandon Rash, Ezekiel Jones, and Tayvion King all took second place. Senior Jerrod Blackman took first place in the University City tournament and Public High League tournament. Jaylin Smith, 11th grade, took second place this season at the PHL tournament and 5th place at the Chaminade Tournament.

    • Tatis Shelton, 2018 graduate of Normandy High, is the recipient of the Christian Hospital Foundation scholarship. Miss Shelton, the 2017-2018 student representative on the Joint Executive Governing Board, was one of five North County students selected for the scholarship.

    • Members of the Normandy High School Concert Band were selected to participate in the Lindenwood University Honors Band. They are: Kimson Collie, senior; Genesis Gregory, sophomore; Rakaya Hilliard, sophomore; and Alecia Porter, freshman.

    • Congratulations to Ms. Ra’Geen Washington, Normandy elementary Orchestra Teacher, and Mr. Bernard Long Jr., Normandy High School Band Director, who were selected to participate in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra EXTRA CREDIT concert performance at Powell Symphony Hall.

    • The Normandy Early Childhood Center was selected to showcase at the 2018 Conference of the Young Years. NECC is one of only four early childhood facilities in Missouri to be selected for this honor.

    • The Normandy 7th-8th Grade Center is the recipient of a $20,000 STEM grant from Project Lead the Way and The Toyota Foundation. The grant will be used for curriculum and materials for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for middle school students.

    • Nathaniel Johnson, Raheem Larry, and Deimon McKinney won first place at the 2018 DECA District 7 Competition and qualified for the DECA State Competition in Kansas City. The rising juniors presented their business idea for the Double Backer Packer, a customized backpack that allows for student-athletes to keep their school work separate from their athletic gear.

    • Mr. Obinno Coley was chosen as a Global Enterprising Educator of 2018 at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Global Showcase. Mr. Coley is the entrepreneurship teacher at the high school (the DECA winners are his students).

    • Rakaya Hillard received a 1 rating at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Solo and Ensemble Festival. Miss Hillard is a member of the Normandy Viking band.

    • Jayla Carter-Long was selected for the North County Churches United (NCCU) for Racial Harmony and Justice Youth Appreciation Award for community service and exemplary citizenship. Jayla is a 6th grader at Lucas Crossing Elementary Complex.

    • Members of the Normandy 7th-8th Grade Center Band and Drum Line received Superior, Excellent, and Good ratings at the St. Louis Suburban Solo and Ensemble Festival earlier this spring. The following students received Superior ratings: Aydon Carthen, Antione Hill, and Don Hunt. Excellent ratings were received by ZaDhaiia Barnes, Kendell Davenport, Justin Smith, Laron Sullivan-Wrice, and Kenneth White. A rating of Good was received by Amonee McClendon. Special thanks to Normandy alum Mr. Terry Artis for helping prepare the percussionists for the festival. Mr. Thomas Moore is the N78C Band Instructor.

    • Congratulations to rising sophomores Angle Shelton and Ahmad Jobir “A.J.” Ahmad-Gol who placed 8th and 3rd respectively overall in the recent Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) semifinal competition. Shelton presented a business plan for an app called Skin Sync which simplifies the process of find and purchase the correct make-up foundation. Travionne Step, presented Shoe Alive, a restoration service for high-end sneakers. Ahmad-Gol, developed a plan for the Original Nano Thermal Suit, a compression suit made out of nanomaterial that circulates the human body heat throughout the suit. Ahmad-Gol went on to take third place at the NFTE regional finals.

    • Congratulations to Drs. Tiffany McConnell and Kesha Whitley, who both successfully defended their dissertation for their doctorate degrees from Maryville University. They received their degrees in Educational Administration. Dr. McConnell is the building principal at Lucas Crossing. Dr. Whitley is an assistant principal, also at Lucas Crossing.

    • NHS Marching band member Kismon Collie received a $50,000 scholarship to attend Jackson State University. He will continue to play the trumpet as a member of the Marching Blue Tigers.

    • Anthony Simms signed a letter of intent to continue his education at Lindenwood University-Belleville (Ill.) as a member of their wrestling team. Simms is a Class of 2018 graduate from Normandy High School.

    • The Viking Times student newspaper staff at the Normandy 7th-8th Grade Center earned second place honors in the American Scholastic Press Association Scholastic Newspaper national competition. The contributing staff members are: Marshawn Williams, Samantha Woods, Terriona Thomas, Christina Parker, Javon Calmese, Leonard Rose, and Lea Garner. Dr. Inda Schaenen is the newspaper adviser.