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On Saturday, June 1st, thirty-three members of the Borger High School Band traveled to Austin to compete in the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest, which was held on June 2nd at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville. To qualify for TSSEC, these students had to earn superior marks on their solo or ensemble selections at the UIL Region 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest, which was held earlier in the year at WTAMU in Canyon.  The following soloists received a rating of “Superior” and a gold medal for their performance at TSSEC:   Angel Almanza                                               Trumpet Solo Lars Nelson                                                     Piano Solo Jayden Lasley                                                  Marimba Solo Angel Lay                                                       Marimba Solo     The following soloists received a rating of “Excellent” and a silver medal for their performance at TSSEC:   Alan Cardenas                                                Marimba Solo Dawson Hataway                                            Trumpet Solo Michelle Hull                                                  Flute Solo   The following soloist received a rating of “Good” on their performance at TSSEC:   Shayden Rangel                                              Snare Drum Solo   The following ensembles received a rating of “Superior” and a bronze medal for their performance at TSSEC:   Michelle Hull                                                  Flute Quartet Caitlyn Nguyen Kassandra Saucedo Mahala Stembridge   Brady Campbell                                              Percussion Ensemble Alan Cardenas Angel Lay Jayden Lasley Froilan Mendez Eveline Pimentel Shayden Rangel Julian Word       The following ensembles received a rating of “Excellent” on their performance at TSSEC:   Angel Almanza                                               Brass Sextet Katherine Davis Marc Diaz Dawson Hataway Hunter Mays Blake Trevino   Madison Cummings                                        Flute Trio Maya Ogans Mahala Stembridge   Isaac Ezzell                                                     Trumpet Trio Israel Lujan Axel Nelson   The following ensembles received a “Good” rating on their performance at TSSEC:   Paris Esquivel                                                 Sax Trio Alex Onsurez William Wallace   Caden Davis                                                    Trombone Quartet Kaleb Hughes Landen Lasley Hunter Mays   Daniel Chandler                                              Euphonium Quartet Madison Line Daniela Soldevia                     Blake Trevino  The group traveled to the DFW area the day before the competition, with a traditional stop in Arlington to spend the day at Six Flags Over Texas. Stops at Buc-ee’s in Ft. Worth and In-n-Out Burger in Waco were also made. It was a fantastic finish to a successful year for the Borger High School Band!  The BHS Band is under the direction of Kevin Kuehler.    
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jun 11, 2019 at 4:22 PM
Since 1969, the Texas Teacher of the Year Program (TOY) has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues, and the communities they serve.  Texas Teacher of the Year is the highest honor that the State of Texas can bestow upon a teacher.  Facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators, the Texas Teacher of the Year Program annually recognizes and rewards teachers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching. Every fall, 40 Regional Teachers of the Year are selected -- one elementary and one secondary teacher from each of the 20 Education Service Center regions in Texas.  Six finalists are then chosen from among the 40 semi-finalists. Following an interview process, the Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year are chosen from among the six finalists.  One is selected to represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year program. Borger ISD would like to congratulate their two District Nominees, Kacie Kaake, Elementary Teacher of the Year 2019 Nominee and Nick Mears,  Secondary Teacher of the Year 2019 Nominee.  Kaake teaches 5th and 6th-grade special education math and Mears teaches band at BMS and is Assistant Band Director at Borger High School. An Administrative Committee selected Kaake and Mears.   “Borger ISD is proud to honor our 2019 Teachers of the Year:  Mrs. Kacie Kaake and Mr. Nick Mears.  Mrs. Kaake, our Elementary Teacher of the Year is an exemplary teacher who changes the lives of students by encouraging and nurturing hard work and perseverance. She creates a culture of strong effort in her classroom and students rise to the expectations she sets.   Mr. Mears, our Secondary Teacher of the Year, is an expert in his field and is completely committed to his craft and his program.  He provides excellence in the band hall and beyond by helping to build Borger ISD’s band program from the middle school.  Our district is fortunate to have such dedicated, outstanding educators to work with and learn from!”  stated Amy Blansett, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.                                               Kacie Kaake                                                             Nick Mears         
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jun 04, 2019 at 11:59 AM
                          Marc Diaz, Mollie fite, Briley Cano      Three Borger High School students were recently awarded Borger Classroom Teachers Association (B.C.T.A.) Scholarships.      Every year B.C.T.A. offers scholarships to Borger High School seniors in the amount of $200.00 a semester for a possible maximum of $1,600. One scholarship may be awarded to a BHS student who will be majoring in education.  Two other scholarships may be awarded to a current B.C.T.A member’s child majoring in any field. B.C.T.A. offers the fourth scholarship on an “as needed” basis to a Borger ISD employee in the same amount as above.      This years’ B.C.T.A members’ winners are Briley Cano and Molly Fite.      Briley is the daughter of Michael and Abbie Cano.  She will be attending Texas Tech University in the Pre-dental program.      Mollie is the daughter of Johnny and Melissa Fite.  She will be attending Oklahoma State University majoring in International Business.      Marc Diaz was awarded the education scholarship. He will be attending West Texas A & M University majoring in Elementary education.   Marc is the son of  Gracie Villescas and Adam Diaz.
Posted by rebecca.calder  On May 28, 2019 at 11:31 AM
Front Row – From left Jason Washer, Christian Medina, Alyssa Perez, Froilan Mendez, William Wallace, Maya Ogans, Breanna West, Guadalupe Lugo, Alondra Garcia, Cody Alders, Marc Diaz, Isaak Segovia, Gavin Wilson Second Row – From left Garrett Clark, Tytus Williams, Orlando Benavidez, Luke Ammerman, Alex Ortiz, Jesus Garcia, Heaven Acosta, Vianey Orona, Ivan Ramos, Alexa Dickson   BHS/FPC Graduates On May 3rd, Frank Phillips College held their annual commencement ceremonies.  At this event, 28 Borger High School students were able to graduate three weeks prior to their high school graduation at Borger High School.  A close working partnership between Borger High School and Frank Phillips College continues to benefit BHS students. Graduating with their Associate of Science: Heaven Acosta Cody Alders Marc Diaz Alexa Dickson Guadalupe Lugo Froilan Mendez Maya Ogans Vianey Orona Alyssa Perez Ivan Ramos William Wallace Breanna West Graduating with their Associate of Applied Science: Gavin Cooper Graduating with their Cosmetology Certificate: Alondra Garcia Kennedy Keen BethAnne Parvin Michelle Watson Graduating with their Instrumentation and Electrical Certificate: Orlando Benavidez Garrett Clark Colton Riggle Gavin Wilson   Graduating with their Process Technology Certificate: Luke Ammerman Chris Rocha Tytus Williams Graduating with their Welding Technology Certificate: Jesus Garcia Christian Medina Alex Ortiz Isaak Segovia Jason Washer Borger High School is extremely proud of these students! Borger Independent School District funds two classes per semester for each student that wishes to participate in the dual-enrollment program.  Because of this firm commitment to post-secondary education 200 students in the junior and senior classes take around 500 classes each semester.    Also, local partnerships with CP Chem, Phillips 66, Solvay and others fund many scholarships for these highly motivated students.  At Borger High School, we still believe we can change the world.  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On May 24, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Over the past few weeks the Borger High School choirs have competed at the UIL Choir Contest and the Dumas Festival. The Junior Varsity Choir Competed at UIL High School Choir Contest and received a rating of Excellent. The Varsity Choir Competed at the UIL High School Choir Contest and received all Superior ratings from the 6 judges earning a Sweepstakes Award!  The Women’s Choir Competed at UIL High School Choir Contest and received a Sweepstakes Award!   BHS Varsity Choir with Sweepstakes Trophy 4th Row: Frankie Barraza, Kayleigh Watkins, Winter Back, Efrain Rangel, Jhared DeLeon, Tristan Reinhardt, Seth Myers 3rd Row: Taylor Hall, Austin Bashor, Vianey Orona 2nd Row: Madison Huval, Alli Myers, Mateo Lopez, Jade Ponto, Natalie Hood, Grace Hipolito 1st row: Annie Mercer, Malinda Teakell, Alyssa Wilkinson, Natalie Powers, Breanna West Not Pictured: Katherine Davis, Jose Diaz, Kamryn Phares, Maylie Ramos Sarceno, Hope Sharp   Women's Choir with Sweepstakes Trophy 3rd Row: Annie Mercer, Madison Huval, Winter Back, Natalie Hood, Vianey Orona 2nd row: Kayleigh Watkins, Allie Myers, Jade Ponto, Grace Hipolito 1st row: Frankie Barraza, Malinda Teakell, Alyssa Wilkinson, Natalie Powers, Breanna West Not pictured: Katherine Davis, Kamryn Phares, Maylie Ramos Sarceno, Hope Sharp, Bailey Chisum, Grace Goldston, Kloe Holt   BHS Junior Varsity Choir 2nd Row: Macee Adamson, Bailey Chisum, Kaleb Hughes, Noel Santana, Saigunn Hunter, Verna Allen, Keirsey Maupin, Janie Franks, 1st Row: Kloe Holt, Kiana Armer, Aubrie Adkins, Deakin Hurt, Brenden Crittenden, Grace Goldston, Kinley Beagle, Cheyenne Mendoza    
Posted by rebecca.calder  On May 10, 2019 at 10:37 AM
Valedictorian is Hope Sharp (right), and the Salutatorian is Molly Fite (left).  The Top 10 for each class is listed below and pictured left to right in the pictures.  Great Job Bulldogs!   Seniors: 1. Hope Sharp 2. Molly Fite 3. Maya Ogans 4. Natalie Hood 5. Jaydy Baeza 6. Brenna West 7. Raegan Cantu 8. Briley Fleming-Cano 9. Dawson Hataway (tie)  9. Jaden Willis (tie)  Juniors: 1. Lars Nelson 2. Alyssa Lewis 3. Katherine Davis 4. Joel Salomon 5. Grace Hipolito 6. Levi Condren 7. Mason Condren 8. Alex Onsurez 9. Steve Ramirez 10. Hannah Green Sophomores: 1. Cash Conaway 2. Camden Hernandez 3. Anna Madden 4. Pearson Baily 5. Cameron Counts 6. Julian Word 7. Anthony Shopteese 8. Tamara Driedger 9. Kayli Potts 10. Tristin Mitchell Freshman 1. Linsey Hunter 2. Bailor Weston 3. Landry Lindley 4.     Ravaleigh Detwiler (tie) 4.     Grace Goldston (tie) 4.     Caitlyn Nguyen (tie) 7.     Axel Nelson 8.     Peyton Belveal 9.     Roma Patel 10.   Uriel Porras                                   
Posted by rebecca.calder  On May 08, 2019 at 3:02 PM
Lars Nelson and Hope Sharp returned for the second year in a row to the UIL State Academic Meet in Austin.  Lars competed in Science and Hope in Ready Writing. At this level they are competing against eleven other students in Class 4A to determine who medals for the top six places in all events, top teams, and top scores in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. This year Lars placed 3rd overall in Science and 1st for Top Score in Biology and Hope placed 8th in Ready Writing!  A HUGE Congratulations to Lars and Hope for an outstanding job in representing Borger High School! Also thank you to Brenda Wilson, UIL Coordinator, Jessica Washer, Ready Writing Coach and Theresa Trapp, Science Coach.
Posted by rebecca.calder  On May 08, 2019 at 11:29 AM
Borger High School Graphic Design and Fine Art departments recently competed in the State Vase (visual art scholastic event) art contest in San Marcos on April 27th. To even qualify for State students had to compete at the Regional Area competition at Amarillo High and receive top honors there (a “4” on their artwork) Then, judges chose a certain percentage to represent our Region at the state level from the 4’s, which is a very low amount of artwork chosen to move on.  At State level judges once again choose a certain percentage of artwork to receive 4’s, State Medals. All Borger High School students competing brought home State medals! Sophomore, Kayli Spickes was also awarded a $600.00 scholarship in a 3D Div. II workshop she participated in with her unique, creative imagery created with clay. Congratulations to all the students with their exemplary artwork honors! Teachers, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Renick, and Ms. Washer are extremely proud of these students.  Hard work, creative edge, technical skills, and mega talent put these students at the top along with the other high school artists across the state. Pictured are:  Junior, Yuvia Mojica, Freshman, Nicole Holguin, Junior, Mason Condren, Junior, Auna Heard, and Sophomore, Kayli Spickes  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Apr 29, 2019 at 3:04 PM
Borger High School Area Track Qualifiers   Boys Chris Duarte -  Long Jump, 4X100 Relay, 4X200 Relay Trevon Williams – Shot Put Blake Gray – Triple Jump, Pole Vault, 4X100 Relay, 4X400 Relay Isaiah Garza – 4X100 Relay, 4X200 Relay, 4X400 Relay Hunter Wilkinson – 4X100 Relay, 4X200 Relay, 4X400 Relay Levi Condren – 4X100 Relay, 100 M Dash, 200 M Dash Alex Clements – 4X200 Relay, 4X400 Relay Alan Cardenas – 4X200 Relay, 4X400 Relay Jonathan Munoz – 4X400 Relay Camden Hernandez – 4X100 Relay, 4X200 Relay Cameron Figer – Manager  Girls Discus Libertyah Haynes Arielle Franks 4X200 Ysenia Munoz Jacinda Washington Kenzie Gutierrez Jaden Willis Alt: Marley Ogans Alt: Alexus Bustillos Coaches – Armstrong, Cardenas, Campbell, Gonzales, Lee, McDaniel, Morales, Hood
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Apr 18, 2019 at 1:08 PM
Mathematics— Lars Nelson—8th Grace Hipolito—33rd Katherine Davis—34th Natalie Hood—39th 5th Place Team  Number Sense— Lars Nelson—6th Pearson Bailey—27th Cameron Counts—36th Grace Hipolito—40th 4th Place Team  Accounting—Alex Onsurez—21st Ready Writing—Hope Sharp—3rd Advancing to State!! Science— Overall—Lars Nelson—1st Katherine Davis—29th Pearson Bailey—35th Angel Lay—49th Top Scorer Biology Alternate—Lars Nelson Top Scorer Chemistry—Lars Nelson Top Scorer Physics Alternate—Lars Nelson 4th Place Team Lars Nelson—Advancing to State!! Social Studies— Lars Nelson—7th David Espinoza—18th Axel Nelson—24th Mateo Lopez—26th 4th Place Team Spelling—Grace Goldston—25th CONGRATULATIONS to HOPE and LARS!  GOOD LUCK AT STATE!!
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Apr 17, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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