• 61°

James Clemens students, teacher compose alma mater

Four individuals earned authoring credits for the alma mater of James Clemens High School.

 

Sandra Gates, Michelle Abreo, Jane Herndon submitted the winning lyrics for the alma mater. James Clemens band director Keith Anderson composed the music.

“We held a school-wide contest to come up with lyrics to our alma mater,” Stuart Tankesley said. Tankesley is assistant band director and choir director at James Clemens. “All students, faculty and staff were encouraged to participate. We encouraged submissions that showed the identity of our school and the culture of our school and area.”

Tankesley said a committee of teachers received numerous submissions, from which they selected the winning compositions.

Sandra Gates is a senior at James Clemens and wrote Verse 1 for the alma mater. Gates serves as choir president and acted in a lead role in the first theatrical production at James Clemens, “Alabama Rain.” Michelle Abreo, a freshman, authored the refrain. Abreo is a freshman and a clarinetist in the James Clemens Band. An honor student, Abreo also plays piano.

Teacher Jane Herndon authored Verse 2. She teaches English 11 and 12 and public speaking at James Clemens.

The lyrics for the alma mater follow:

Verse 1 (by Sandra Gates)

We are all standing strong and tall

We are true to our shades of blue

We’re unified in our JC Pride

Set apart by our strength and truth

Refrain (by Michelle Abreo)

Hail to thee, our Alma Mater

Holding waves of blue,

In our hearts and mem’ries forever,

Flows our love for you

Verse 2 (by Jane Herndon)

The sunrise gleams on brick and mortar,

Streaming into thy halls

We sing to thee, alma mater, where

Inspiration speaks and calls

Refrain

Hail to thee, our Alma Mater

Holding waves of blue,

In our hearts and mem’ries forever,

Flows our love for you

The James Clemens alma mater premiered at the “Sounds of the Stadium” concert by the James Clemens Jets Band on Nov. 8.

Madison

Trash Pandas continue streak over Smokies

James Clemens High School

Jerry Zheng codes platform for Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education

Bob Jones High School

American Legion’s Memorial Day Ceremony set for May 31

Madison

Pitching, power lead Trash Pandas to 7-1 win

Madison

Colee, DeFazio and Howard honored as city employees of the year

James Clemens High School

Like to try a different sport? James Clemens Girls Lacrosse Team has openings

Madison

Rotary spearheads efforts in habitat for Monarch Butterfly Project

Madison

Heritage’s Chander, Nuzman, Gowder and Rajput shine at state science fair

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 12, 2021

Madison

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Bob Jones High School

Joshua Lin, Nikhita Mudium named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Madison

Trash Pandas play home opener Tonight

Madison

Rocket City defeated 7-1 in Chattanooga

Business

Trash Pandas Underway

Harvest

Sergeant Major Bobby Lee completed several deployments to Middle East

Madison

Wild comeback leads Trash Pandas to first win

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

x