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Kaleb Hughes, a junior trombonist in the Borger High School Band traveled to Amarillo to audition for the Texas Music Educators Association Region 1 Band and Orchestra. The audition was held at Randall High School on Saturday, Dec. 7th. With one exception, all the students auditioning for this honor group represented 5A and 6A schools. As a result of this audition, Kaleb placed first chair in the TMEA Region 1 Symphonic Band and Orchestra. He will attend a clinic and concert for the Region Orchestra on Dec 13-14 at Caprock HS and WTAMU and a clinic for the Symphonic Band on Jan. 17-18, 2020 at Randall HS. Kaleb also qualified for the Area 6A track of the TMEA All-State Band process. The next round of auditions will take place on January 11 at Odessa Permian High School. He will be competing against student musicians from TMEA Area A, which is comprised of schools from the panhandle south to the Odessa/ Midland area, west to El Paso and east to the Ft. Worth suburbs. Kaleb also qualified for the Area round in the TMEA All-State Choir process. Kaleb represented himself, his school and community very well and is to be congratulated on his hard work and dedication to the #Borger ISD Bands. 
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Dec 09, 2019 at 9:04 AM
  
               BORGER MIDDLE SCHOOL         A  HONOR ROLL 2ND SIX WEEKS Seventh-Grade Brisco, Reallitee Buchanan, Kooper Garcia, Mia Goldston, George Hand, Jordan Hunter, Arian Jennings, Breecy Mervyn, Marcelyn Mitchell, Kynlee Morado, Jasmine Owen, Kinslee Porterfield, Jayston Redd, Shelby Saxon, Cylin Smith, Sianna Toliver, Jordyn Vasquez, Addison Eighth-Grade Buchanan, Katelyn Chisum, Natalie Chisum, Nicole Dally, Alicia De La Fuente, Maria Fulton, Amelia Golden, Brooke Hawley, Natalie Holt, Kyla Horst, Michaela Hunter, Levity Ireland, Taylor Keeney, Liberty Lopez, Miryam Mallett, Hannah Martinez, Mariah Miller, Landon Morales Torres, Kenia Moreno, Isaiah Nelson, Leif Peralez, Kensli Rangel, Jenni Seidman, Collin Soldevilla, Diana Soto, Daniela Stevens, Joleigh Thomison, Carolanne
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Nov 22, 2019 at 1:23 PM
  
Ryne Onsurez ·         What year did you graduate?         Graduated in 2016 ·         What do you teach? What do you coach?          I teach Algebra II, both regular and Honors  ·         Highlight a fond memory or two that you have from high school         A fond memory would probably be ending Bushland's 43 game district winning                  streak, and another would be the address to the students I did on the first day of              senior year, and having people coming to me afterward saying I made them                      cry because I opened up and made everyone feel like family and they felt the same            way.   ·        What motivated you to become a teacher          My motivation came from my desire of helping others both inside and outside of the           classroom in growing up and trying to help students understand a difficult concept             such as math while making it more enjoyable for them instead of it giving them                 anxiety.   ·        Tell about how you feel being back at BHS        It feels a little weird being back so young because I had a lot of teachers that are             still  here, so I have to figure out what to call them. But, this is my home and I am             proud of it, so I enjoy being back.         The entire high school is under construction, brand new football field and facilities,             but still the same Borger High School.          What are you most excited about for this year?      I'm most excited about being back home with family and friends and with students I         have known since they were younger, and to try to change the mindset in math by           making it easily accessible to the students.  Just proud to be back as a Bulldog and           hopefully can make a positive impact.    
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Nov 07, 2019 at 9:13 AM
  
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Borger High School choir students competed in the TMEA (Texas Music Education Association) All-Region Choir Contest. Eleven students competed, and all eleven were selected as members of the All-Region Choir! This is the second competition in the All-State Choir process. These students have also earned the opportunity to compete on December 6 in the Pre-Area competition. The BHS Choir is under the direction of Amy Green.   Soprano Section Katherine Davis 6th Chair Isabella Escobar 20th Chair   Alto Section Kayleigh Watkins 3rd Chair Maddie Huval 4th Chair Anese Akins 16th Chair   Tenor Section Efrain Rangel 2nd Chair  Lars Nelson 3rd Chair Mateo Lopez 6th Chair Coulter Harrison 18th Chair   Bass Section Kaleb Hughes 7th Chair Tristan Reinhart 8th Chair  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Nov 04, 2019 at 8:42 AM
  
Miles McKinney What year did you graduate?  2012 What do you teach? What do you coach?  Algebra 2/Engineering Math and Football/Wrestling/Track Highlight a fond memory or two that you have from high school.   Winning district 3 years in a row and going to regionals in football.  What motivated you to become a teacher? I saw the impact my wife was making on children through teaching and wanted to join her, speaking into a students' life where I know I could’ve used it at their age.  Tell about how you feel being back at BHS Very strange, yet it feels right. I never thought I would be back in Borger, certainly not teaching and coach but here I am. I wouldn’t rather be doing anything else anywhere else. How have things changed?   Things have changed quite a bit. Obviously, on the outside, everything is changing with the renovation but it’s also different on the inside. The students are a little bit different than they were when I was here. Not in a bad way at all, I just cannot assume they’re going to think or do things in the same way my peers and I did when we were here What are you most excited about for this year?  I am most excited to make a positive impact on students' lives that will improve who they are for the rest of their life.   
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Oct 31, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  
Kyla Myers   What year did you graduate? 2014  What do you teach? What do you coach?  Kindergarten PE/ Freshman girls basketball and Asst. softball   Highlight a fond memory or two that you have from high school. One of my favorite memories is my junior year softball season. Our team was incredibly close, and win or lose, we were always having a blast. Another great memory of mine is football season. I absolutely loved pep rallies. I was a part of the choir, and we sang the school song in the hallways of BHS every Friday. I simply loved the Friday night lights and cheering for our boys in the student section. What motivated you to become a teacher? I have always loved working with kids and I had a couple of teachers/ coaches that really changed my life. I knew I could get in a few certain classrooms along with the softball field every day and have a teacher/ coach that believed in me more than I believed in myself.  I worked in student ministry every summer that I was in college and I absolutely loved it. Those kids changed my life and it really gave me confirmation that I wanted to be a teacher/ coach. I want kids to feel like they have a safe place around me. I most definitely had that at BHS.   Tell about how you feel being back at BHS It is very exciting. Although I am at Paul Belton during the day, I love being around high school sports again in the afternoon. Just walking in the gym, or hearing the band play “Roll on to Victory,” so many great memories come flooding back and I feel so proud to be back.  How have things changed? Personally, I know I have grown and changed as a person since I have graduated. When it comes to school and sport, there are a lot of different teachers/ coaches, but a lot is still the same. What are you most excited about for this year? I am so excited to return to the softball field. I played all four years under Coach Watkins, and now I am going to get to coach with him. Softball was a huge highlight of my high school days, and to be able to return is just a huge blessing.  I am so grateful to be back. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog.    
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Oct 24, 2019 at 3:18 PM
  
What year did you graduate? I graduated in 2015 What do you teach? What do you coach? I teach agriculture. I will be coaching some CDE and LDE teams. Highlight a fond memory or two that you have from high school.  One memory that I will always remember is standing at the football game talking to Mrs. Conaway about going to school to be an Ag teacher while hoping to come back and teach at Borger High School. What motivated you to become a teacher? While I attended Borger High School, I always had a passion for helping the students out with FFA. One day I ran across a quote that I still go by today, “Be who you needed when you were younger.” Unknown. I think this quote is really what made me strive to become a teacher. How do you feel about being back at BHS?  It is an honor being back in the hometown where I grew up. How have things changed? The new remodel of the school is amazing. Borger has a community that pushes to have the best environment for the students to learn. What are you most excited about for this year?  I am most excited about being able to work with students to achieve their goals. There is nothing better than seeing a student be successful in any of the activities that they set out to achieve.
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Oct 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM
  
Bethany Johnstone What year did you graduate? I graduated from Borger High School in 2011. What do you teach? What do you coach? I am teaching high school P.E., I am the Head Volleyball Coach and I will be the assistant coach for the girls' soccer team. Highlight a fond memory or two that you have from high school Traveling and competing for multiple athletic teams for Borger High is when most of my favorite memories happened: beating Pampa my senior year to advance us to the next round of the volleyball playoffs, staying at the condemned hotel in Jacksboro, experiencing teachers and fellow classmates cheer for the athletic teams, etc. Another fond memory I have is when the school band would walk through the halls to signal when a pep-rally was about to happen. What motivated you to become a teacher During college, I coached club volleyball to raise money for rent/tuition/food/etc. When I graduated college, I became an executive news producer at a television news station and the hours only allowed me to do sporadic lessons for local high schoolers instead of coaching club like I had been doing. After almost two years of that, I had a lightbulb moment. I realized that the only time I really felt happy was when I was teaching someone something, like training new employees and teaching different skills to volleyball players. So, I decided to leave the news industry and start a path towards what fulfilled me more. Tell about how you feel being back at BHS I feel a sense of pride. I walked the halls, I competed in Tex Hanna Gym; knowing that I’m part of Borger High School’s history and knowing that I am getting to teach students that are in the process of putting their own stamp on Borger High’s history, is amazing. How have things changed? By the time I got to my senior year, I had already taken almost all of the classes and Pre-AP classes that Borger High offered. When my mom asked the school if I could take more college-based courses, she was told no. So, I only had four classes my senior year. One of those classes was P.E. (even though I was in athletics) and one of the other classes was math I had already aced. I chose to do that instead of re-taking another class because math was my favorite subject, which meant I’d be less likely to get bored. Now, Borger High students can graduate with their associate degrees before they even graduate high school. Another huge change is that 9th graders no longer have off-campus lunch and have their own wing. Also, Borger now has 8 periods instead of 7. What are you most excited about for this year? I’m just extremely excited to experience Borger High School from a different perspective. Seeing how everything works “behind closed doors” will allow me to appreciate my high school experiences more because now I’ll be able to understand the how’s, why’s and how much effort went into making everything come to fruition.
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Oct 11, 2019 at 9:10 AM
  
The Borger High School choir had a successful day at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) District Choir Auditions in Pampa on September 28. Fifteen students competed, and 12 of them will be moving on to the next round of competition! The top 32 in each section make it to the Region audition. Out of 77 Sopranos, Katherine Davis was 5th Chair, Isabella Escobar was 29th Chair, Kloe Holt was 39th Chair and Bailey Chisum was 51st Chair. Out of 75 Altos, Madison Huval was 1st Chair, Kayleigh Watkins, 3rd Chair; Anese Akins, 21st Chair and Shylah Shopteese, 41st Chair. Out of 35 Tenors, Efrain Rangel was 3rd Chair; Mateo Lopez, 7th Chair; Lars Nelson, 10th Chair; and Coulter Harrison, 22nd Chair.  Out of 65 Basses, Kaleb Hughes was 6th Chair; Tristan Reinhart, 8th Chair; and Brenden Crittenden, 21st Chair.  Congratulations Singing Bulldogs and to their director, Amy Green! Back row girls 1. Madison Huval 2. Katherine Davis Front Row girls 1. Kayleigh Watkins 2. Kloe Holt 3. Isabella Escobar  Back Row boys 1. Efrain Rangel 2. Tristan Reinhart 3. Kaleb Hughes 4. Lars Nelson  Front Row boys 1. Mateo Lopez 2. Brenden Crittenden Not pictured-  Bailey Chisum, Anese Akins, Coulter Harrison, Shylah Shopteese  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Oct 02, 2019 at 4:05 PM
  
Borger High School is proud to announce that Lars Nelson is one of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC).  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.  Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 PSAT which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  The number of Semi-finalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.  A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation.  All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists.  Merit Scholar designees are selected based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2020.  Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.  About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 220 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located.  In addition, about 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,100 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2020 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning and concluding in July.  These scholarship recipients will join more than 345,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.  
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Sep 11, 2019 at 10:01 AM
  
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