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                  CONGRATULATIONS! Borger High School junior, and Graphic Design student, Kayli Spickes has received a Gold Medal in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing competition.  Her piece, “Fowl Play” was created in Adobe CC using Photoshop tools.  More than 110,000 students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art digitally in December.  In the first round of competition Kayli received 4 Gold Keys with her digital artwork submitted and 1 Gold Key with a sculpture piece and a Silver Key for another digital piece.  The Gold Keys awarded her allowed them to move on to National competition.  Kayli had to wait until late March to find out how she would do at National level.  Only 3,000 works received a National Medal which places Kayli within the top 1% of all submissions!  Her winning piece will be published on the Online Galleries at artandwriting.org  in  June.  Her name will also be listed in the Yearbook 2020, which features a selection of work by National Medalists. Kayli is busy making a video that will be uploaded with her artwork and submitting various forms required of her.  The National ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in NYC on June 4, 2020.  Her artwork will be digitally displayed May 29-June 14, 2020.  There are many events scheduled for the National winners, at this time. “I have had the honor and pleasure of working with this young artist since her freshman year, but, heard about her talent early on from the middle school art teacher, Ms. Rhea Ann Morrow.  She has taken Art I under the instruction of Ms. Washer, an currently Adv. Art under Mrs. Renick, and in her 3rd year of Graphic Design with myself, Mrs. Kerr.  Kayli has been to state art competition (VASE) twice and qualified this year as well with a sculpture piece.  She is talented in all areas of art!  She has designed numerous posters for our school, helped fellow teachers with t-shirts and various other art projects throughout the years.  Too many accolades to mention!   She is an asset to our school and community.” Once again, congratulations to this most talented artist, Kayli Spickes!              
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Apr 01, 2020 at 3:22 PM
  
      Kai Kemp Butler graduated from Borger High School in 2014. She then moved to Dallas to start school at the University of North Texas.  She finished all four years there and graduated in May of 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She graduated cum laude with national honors. While she was going to school full-time she worked part-time as a bank teller for Advancial Federal Credit Union. Once she graduated college she moved up as a loan officer for the same credit union. Since June of 2019, she has worked as an accountant at the corporate office in downtown Dallas for the same credit union.  She plans to learn even more and stay in the accounting field. She said that BHS prepared her for everything! She wants to expand her career and keep moving up as high as she can. In Fall 2021 she plans on going back to North Texas to obtain her master’s degree to open even more doors. She is married to Dontrae Butler, another 2014 Borger High School graduate.  Dontrae played football, basketball and track all through high school.  Upon graduation, he played football at Moorpark University in California.  He returned to Borger to earn his I & E certificate from Frank Phillips College.  Dontrae is currently working as a traveling electrician.  Kai and Dontrae have a one-year-old son named Ah’Lee and will welcome another baby into the family in July.  BorgerISD and Borger High School wish to congratulate both Kai and Dontrae on their hard work and wish them continued success in their future endeavors! Hard work pays off!
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Mar 11, 2020 at 9:39 AM
  
Dontae Chambers is a 2016 graduate of Borger High School.  In high school, Dontae was a varsity letterman in football, basketball, and track. He participated in these all four years.  Dontae earned 15 hours of college credit in high school which helped him get a jump start on his college career at McMurry University in Abilene.  Dontae ran track for McMurry for two years before deciding to concentrate on his academics full-time.  This May he will be graduating with a major in Biomedical Science.  He is currently awaiting his acceptance letter to chiropractic school.    Dontae was elected Student Body President this year at McMurry.  His two big initiatives have been eliminating smoking on campus and voter awareness.  Borger ISD and Borger High School wish to congratulate President Chambers on his hard work and wish him continued success in his future endeavors.   
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Mar 09, 2020 at 11:02 AM
  
      Alumni Spotlight:  Claire Huffine Hillyer is a 2016 graduate of Borger High School.  She graduated from Borger High School with 21 hours of college credit having competed in tennis all four years of high school.  As a ninth-grader, she had never played tennis.  However, with lots of practice, grit and determination, she ended up going to state her junior and senior years.  Claire was able to use her high school success to sign a tennis scholarship to McMurry University in Abilene where she has continued to be successful.  She was named Freshman of the Year her first year at McMurry by earning 23 wins and winning her way into the National Tournament.  She is currently the number one player on the team and recently earned the women’s player of the week award in the American Southwest Conference for her success so far this season.  Claire will graduate in May with a major in graphic design.  She is in the honor’s program at McMurry and has been on the Dean’s List every semester.  She is married to 2016 Borger High School graduate Sam Hillyer who is also an athlete at McMurry.  Sam plays baseball and had a distinguished athletic career in baseball at both Borger High School and Frank Phillips College.  Borger ISD and Borger High School wish to congratulate both Claire and Sam on their hard work and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.  #BorgerISD #hardworkpaysoff  https://mcmurrysports.com/news/2020/2/18/womens-tennis-hillyer-earns-first-career-player-of-the-week-award.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3RR5cR-2-5OBkj3N0WJlrT4SaKR8Z2ChkotqYDLTtThJDonGkfv8kbsa0  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Mar 09, 2020 at 11:00 AM
  
Samantha Huckabee graduated in 2014 from Borger High School.  She was ranked in the Top Ten of her class and finished with 25 college credit hours.  Samantha went on to graduate cum laude from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health.  She is currently finishing her last semester at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas where she will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  Samantha was named to the Presidential Honor Roll for the summer 2019 and fall 2019 semesters.  She is a member of the National Nurses Association, the Baylor Student Nurses Association, and the Emergency Nurses Association.  She was recently hired as an ER nurse at UT Southwestern, the #1 hospital in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the #2 hospital in Texas.  Samantha will start her career in July 2020.  BISD and Borger High School wishes to congratulate Samantha Huckabee on her hard work and wish her continued success in her new career!   
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Mar 09, 2020 at 10:59 AM
  
The Borger High School Speech and Debate Team participated at the Canyon Tascosa swing. Kayli Potts and Lars Nelson both advanced to quarterfinals in the Canyon tournament and on Saturday Lars Nelson again advanced to quarterfinals in the Tascosa tournament. Kayli Potts received enough points qualifying her for TFA state.  She also received a very unique award for an outstanding LD speaker. This award goes to the best overall speaker in the preliminary rounds. It is incredibly difficult to achieve and to our knowledge, it is the first one that Borger has brought home! Congratulations to both outstanding Bulldogs!!       
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Feb 03, 2020 at 11:23 AM
  
Borger Middle School A Honor Roll              3rd Six Weeks   Seventh Grade  Brisco, Realitee Buchanan, Kooper Cole, Abigail Garcia, Mia Goldston, George Hunter, Arian Owen, Kinslee Porterfield, Jayston Redd, Shelby Saxon, Cyliin Schroeder, Laruen Toliver, Jordyn Vasquez, Addison Villezcas, Clairissa   Eighth-Grade Chisum, Nicole Chisum, Nattalie Holt, Kyla Horst, Michaela Ireland, Taylor Kreger, Porscha Mallett, Hannah Martinez, Kadence Martinez, Mariah Miller, Landon Moreno, Isaiah Nelson, Leif Ostler, Logan Peralez, Kensli Seidman, Collin Soldevilla, Diana Soto, Daniela Stevens, Joleigh Thomison, Carolanne PERFECT ATTENDANCE 3RD SIX WEEKS     STUDENT NAME GRADE Adame, Avery 8 Allen, Jaira 7 Avila, Brianna 7 Baez, Alexiah 8 Baker, Xane 8 Banales, Adrian 7 Barrow, Layton 8 Bradley, Sydnee 7 Burney, Trenton 8 Cardenas, Samantha 8 Casas Robles, Kendy 8 Chavez, Evangeline 7 Chavoya, Alexys 8 Clawson, Blake 7 Contreras, Edgar 7 Dally, Alicia 8 De La Fuente, Maria 8 Downs, Jayce 7 Edwards, Noah 7 Emory, Cash 8 Escobar, Bryce 7 Escobar, Manuel 8 Esparza, Dominick 7 Fesser, Frances 8 Fleming, Joshua 8 Flores, Mia 7 Gibson, James 8 Goldston, George 7 Gregg, Morgan 8 Gutierrez, David 8 Gutierrez, Matthew 7 Hefner, Ethan 7 Heredia, Adolfo 8 Horst, Michaela 8 Hunter, Arian 7 Isom, Mia 7 Jenkins, Trevor 7 Keeney, James 7 Keeney, Liberty 8 Linares, Brooklyn 7 Linares, Bryson 8 Lopez, Eric 8 Lopez, Maverick 7 Lopez, Miryam 8 Maestas, Ariana 7 Maestas, Briana 7 Marquez, Hallei 8 Martinez, Maddison 8 Mata, Landrin 7 McNutt, Ariana 7 Mears, Cloe 8 Owen, Kinslee 7 Perez, Daisy 7 Phillips, Khristian 7 Phillips, Lilliana 8 Redd, Evan 8 Robles, Malina 8 Roman, Valentine 8 Sarinana Rodriguez, Irvin 8 Shiosaki, Camila 8 Teakell, Patrick 8 Vargas, Kamo 7 Villezcas, Clairissa 7 Weden, Shaley 7 Wheless, Kasyn 7 Yankee, Ryan 7
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jan 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
  
2020 Hutchinson County Livestock Show Results.pdf
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jan 27, 2020 at 2:13 PM
  
On January 11, 2020, members of the Borger High School Band auditioned for the right to represent the Texas Panhandle as a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and Association of Texas Small School Bands All State Bands. The following students were selected to the Area round of auditions, which were held at Levelland High School and Odessa Permian High School on January 11th: Kaleb Hughes on trombone and Daniela Soldevilla on baritone. Kaleb finished 12th of 24 for the TMEA All State audition. The top two were selected to the All State Band. Daniela finished 6th of 11 for the ATSSB All State Band. They only took the top player in her section. Despite not making an All State group, these young people are great examples of outstanding citizens and are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to the Borger Bands.  Way to go Bulldogs!  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jan 13, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  
Mrs. Green, BHS Choir Director, is proud to announce the results from TMEA All-State Choir auditions. Each student performed their very best and represented BHS at the highest level. Four choir students competed at Area, and all four of them were selected to be members of the 2020 TMEA Small School All-State Mixed Choir! Maddison Huval received 1st chair in the Alto section, and Kayleigh Watkins received 4th chair, also in the Alto section. In the tenor section, Efrain Rangel received 2nd chair and Mateo Lopez received 4th chair. An interesting fact... over 60,000 musicians start the All-State process each Fall. Only 1% of them actually make an All-State Ensemble. Borger High School has 4 students in that 1%! In addition, Mrs. Green would like to recognize Kayleigh Watkins as being a 4-year All-State choir member. This is a tremendous success. BHS has had 4 students previously obtain this status. Setting the goal of becoming a 4-year All-Stater, is a daunting task. It takes hard work, dedication, and persistence year after year. Kayleigh absolutely exhibits those qualities, not only in music but in her academics and other activities she is a part of which are volleyball and softball. Kayleigh is also a tremendous leader that encourages both her teammates and competition. Mrs. Green goes on to say, “Many times, she helps those who compete against her to become better musicians, she rejoices in their success, and she cries with them when they fall short. She is an amazing young lady and we will miss her for years to come. However, we are excited to see what the future holds for Kayleigh and know that she has what it takes to be successful!” Congratulations Singing Bulldogs!      
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jan 13, 2020 at 3:08 PM
  
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