Morton students take 2nd & 3rd place in 2021 MLK essay contest
Morton Middle seventh grader Jai Kapadia was runner-up and eighth grader Fernando Hislop placed third in the 2021 Unity Breakfast essay contest, whose theme was “Unity: In an Age of Uncertainty.” Their prizes were $300 and $100, respectively. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, which is going virtual because of COVID-19 restrictions, will air at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, on MeTV (18.2), Spectrum cable channel 186; and at 11 a.m. on WLEX-TV.
The Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Education Foundation sponsors the annual essay contest, which is open to all Fayette County middle schoolers. For questions, please email Kenneth Jones, director of educational activities.
(Posted Jan. 15, 2021)
Congratulations to Reflections winners!
Morton Middle School is proud to announce this year's District winners for the PTA Reflections Program "I Matter Because..." These students' works will advance to the State level for judging.
Mekhi McLeod- Literature
Will Riley- Film production
Miles Johnson- Visual arts
Katherine Haynes- Musical Composition
Additionally these students were recognized at the FCPS District level for their submissions.
Award of Excellence
Holly Schrouder- Photography
Award of Merit
Joel Desmennu- Literature
Jame Lang- Photography
Congratulations to these Morton Mustangs!
YMCA basketball leagues forming
Online registration for YMCA basketball in Lexington will begin Jan. 18; it is open to all middle school students. The season starts Feb. 5 and runs through March 12. Games will be played on Friday nights. Register here or call Mr. Kendrick Adams at (859) 367-7357 for more information.
Boys basketball tryouts set
Boys basketball tryouts will be held Jan. 18-19 and 22-23 (if necessary) in Morton's gym. Sixth and seventh graders will try out on the 18th, 19th, and 22nd from 5:30-7 p.m. and on the 23rd (if necessary) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Eighth graders will try out on the 18th, 19th, and 22nd from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and on the 23rd (if necessary) from noon to 1:30 p.m. KHSAA has told us there will be no sixth grade specific team. However, sixth graders should still tryout, as they may be able to make and play on the seventh grade team (B-Team).
Players will need a signed contract, current KHSAA physical, and a recent printout or screenshot of their grades from Infinite Campus (Documents can be found on the Boys Basketball “Athletics” webpage). If students do not have access to a printer or need help obtaining their most recent grades, please let Coach Kissack know.
For tryouts, players will need to enter on the Tates Creek side of the building (front door). Players need to wear a mask upon entry and exit of the building, bring their own water bottle with enough water for the duration of the tryout, and come dressed and ready to go. Players may carry their basketball shoes in and put those on in the gym, but there will be no locker room access to change or get dressed.
Please contact Coach Dylan Kissack with any questions.
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