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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
  
        Eric Wilson was unanimously named Borger Independent School District’s Athletic Director by School Board members Monday, April 1, 2019.  Wilson is currently serving as Pre-K – 12 Principal at Bryson ISD.  He has previously been Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Tulia, Varsity Football Coach and Varsity Baseball Coach at Plainview, Claude Head Football Coach, and Head Baseball Coach at Boyd.          Superintendent Chance Welch stated, “We are excited to name Mr. Eric Wilson as our new athletic director.  He is a proven administrator with a commitment to the success of all 21 sports we offer.  Borger ISD prides itself in being a district that focuses on growth.  As a principal, Mr. Wilson led teachers in growing their effectiveness in the classroom, and in the same way, it is our desire that he will grow both the effectiveness of our coaches as well as the success of our various athletic teams. Given our recent bond projects that improved our athletic facilities, Mr. Wilson understands the high expectations of our community for our athletic program.      Mr. Wilson also brings experience as an athletic director and head coach of more than one sport.  As a coach, he experienced the joy of first-time achievements in school history as well as the challenges faced in a highly competitive environment.  With 30 years of experience in education, we look forward to Eric Wilson leading the growth of all our athletic teams to many new achievements.” 
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Apr 03, 2019 at 2:18 PM
  
Bulldog Band Earns Sweepstakes On March 6th, the Mighty Bulldog Band of Borger High represented Borger ISD and Borger High School at the UIL Region 1 Concert and Sight-reading Contest.  This contest was held at Panhandle High School. The Bulldog Concert and Symphonic Bands performed their concert program for a panel of three judges, then sight-read for a separate panel of three additional judges. The concert band, under the direction of Nick Mears, performed a concert program consisting of “Highlander March” by Ployhar, “La Rejouissance” by Handel/ arr. Williams and “Joy” by Ticheli. The symphonic band, under the direction of Kevin Kuehler, performed a concert program consisting of “March: The Nine” by Konagaya, “Voices in the Shy” by Hazo and “American Riversongs” by La Plante. The concert band received Excellent marks from each judge on the concert panel and Superior marks from each judge on the sight-reading panel, while the symphonic band received Superior marks from each judge on both panels. Concert judge Jason Jones of Burnet HS commented, “Wonderful job of bringing out the musical ideas of the selections. I really enjoyed your performance!” Sight-reading judge James Nance of Lubbock said, “Wonderful looking groups… great job today!” This is the first time since at least 1996 that more than one band from Borger High School has received Superior marks at the same contest. As a result of this performance and the Superior rating in marching earned earlier in the fall, the Mighty Bulldog Band was awarded a Sweepstakes trophy. This marks the second consecutive year that Borger High School has earned that honor. Kevin Kuehler, director of bands at Borger High School, commented, “I couldn’t be prouder of a group of kids. They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do. They are ensuring that the tradition of excellence that is a part of the Borger Band program continues.” Congratulations to all Bulldog Band members for their accomplishments this year at Borger High.     
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Mar 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM
  
On February 12th, 2019, three members of the Borger High School Choir and Band traveled to San Antonio with their directors Amy Green and Kevin Kuehler to participate in the Texas Music Educators Association and Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State honors groups. Representing the Borger High School Choir were Frankie Barraza and Kayleigh Watkins. Both Frankie and Kayleigh performed with the TMEA Small School Mixed Choir. This choir rehearsed for the first three days of the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX. Their rehearsals culminated in an outstanding performance Saturday, February 16, 2019. The clinician of the TMEA Small School Mixed Choir was Dr. Jeffery L. Ames. Ames is a distinguished conductor, composer, and educator, currently serving as Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University. The choir performed nine selections on their concert including G. B. Martini’s Domine Ad Aduvandum Me Festina and three selections from Johannes Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder. Representing the Borger High School Band was Kaleb Hughes, sophomore son of Brian and Traci Hughes. Kaleb was 9th chair trombone in the ATSSB All-State Symphonic Band. This group rehearsed three days and presented a concert on Saturday, February 16th. The clinician of the Symphonic band was Dr. Cody Birdwell, director of bands at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Birdwell earned his undergraduate degree from West Texas State University (now WTAMU) and was director of bands at Texas Tech University. The band played five selections on their concert, including On the Air by Michael Daugherty and The Pathfinder of Panama by John Philip Sousa. These three musicians were selected by a grueling audition process that involved more than 12,000 students from Texas high schools 1A thru 4A. Only 392 musicians were selected in the TMEA All-State Small School Choir and ATSSB All-State Symphonic and Concert Bands. Thanks go to the board and administration of Borger ISD for giving these students this once-in-a-lifetime experience.                   
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Feb 25, 2019 at 11:59 AM
  
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