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     Each year seniors at Borger High School are encouraged by the administrators to start a tradition or leave their mark in some unique way.  Previous classes have started yearly traditions such as the Borger High School Day of Caring (Class of 2013) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk (Class of 2014).  Other classes have held one-time community service events such as Crutches for Africa (Class of 2014) and a talent show that raised money for Autism Speaks (Class of 2016).  The Class of 2017 decided to bury a time capsule.  These events are totally student organized and led. This year, the Class of 2019 decided to do a lip dub.  The Class of 2015 first produced a lip dub that was highly successful and helped capture the spirit of the school and the students that year.  For those not familiar with lip dubs they are short, fun videos set to music.  Different sports and student groups are featured lip syncing to music.  This most recent lip dub is unique in that it captured forever many parts of the high school’s original building just days prior to their demolition due to renovation.  While you watch, be sure and note the iconic original entrance, the front entryway and the mirror at the end of the hallway that has featured many student reflections over the years. This lip dub was filmed and produced during the last two weeks of the year at many locations in and around the high school.  Several scenes were filmed at the new Bulldog Stadium showing the future for BHS students.  These new facilities captured in the lip dub include the football field, the home stands, the state-of-the-art weight room, the wrestling room, and the film room.  Also included in the filming are the Tex Hanna Gym, the ag farm (soon to be replaced), the tennis courts, the Auto Tech shop, a newly renovated classroom, the Phillips Golf Course, Frank Phillips College, and the baseball field.  One unique scene features all the class officers from each grade level, the 2019 Student Council and several of the construction workers who are currently renovating the high school in front of the iconic entrance where students have entered since 1948.  The students wanted to include the construction workers because they had been a huge part of their senior year. Borger High School wants to thank the hard-working seniors who made this happen:  Raegan Cantu for her vision and her role as director, creative artist, editor, and videographer.  Keller Rhoton for his hard work as a set coordinator and for his drone footage.  Hunter Martin for his organization, logistical support, and work as a set coordinator. Go to Borger ISD’s webpage or Borger High School’s webpage to view the video or click on the link below: https://youtu.be/M5MWSQLh0d8                     
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jun 17, 2019 at 3:18 PM
  
Members of the Borger High School Choir and Band recently traveled to San Antonio and Corpus Christi on their biennial trip. The group of seventy-seven students and adult sponsors departed Borger High School at 6:00 am on June 4th. After a lunch stop in Abilene, the two charter buses arrived in San Antonio, greeted by light rain and heavy traffic. The group ate at the Hard Rock Cafe’ on the San Antonio Riverwalk. The students could explore the Riverwalk after their meal. The next morning, the group stopped at the Alamo, a Texas shrine to freedom. After a short history background briefing, the students walked through the Alamo. As it was raining heavily, the students were also allowed to explore the Rivercenter Mall, St. Joseph’s Church and other attractions around the vicinity of the Alamo. The rain had stopped by the time the group boarded their coaches for the short ride to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, where they spent the afternoon. That evening, the group was fed and entertained at the Magic Time Machine. The group left the next morning for Corpus Christi. Their first stop was USS Lexington CV-16. The Lexington is a retired US Navy aircraft carrier that now serves as a museum on Corpus Christi Bay. The students performed a concert on board the historic warship, which included Anchors Aweigh, the Navy Hymn, and various patriotic songs. They concluded their performance with the Borger High School alma mater, which the Borger HS Choir sang. After their concert, the students toured the ship. Next, they visited the Texas State Aquarium, a state-of-the-art facility mere steps from USS Lexington. While they were there, the students viewed aquatic exhibits, a dolphin show, and various hands-on presentations. The group was scheduled to attend a Corpus Christi Hooks/ Amarillo Sod Poodles baseball game that evening, but with lightning and storms in the area, the game was canceled. The next morning, the BHS group boarded their coaches and traveled to Port Aransas, where they were treated to a dolphin cruise on the Gulf on Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay. They were treated to the sight of dolphins playing in the wake of a large ship that was entering the ship channel. The boat’s crew, while pointing out various points of interest, put out a shrimping net. The net was later emptied into a shallow tank on the boat, where the boat’s crew allowed the students to see and touch various marine life, such as crabs, shrimp, puffer fish, rays and small redfish. After lunch, the group spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the beach. After cleaning up at the hotel, the group ate supper at Whataburger by the Bay, a large burger restaurant with a great view of downtown Corpus Christi. Whataburger, coincidentally, was founded in Corpus Christi. On the last day of the trip, the group traveled back to San Antonio, where they ate lunch at Pico de Gallo, a historic Tex Mex restaurant in downtown San Antonio. On the way back to Borger, the group stopped in Rhineland, a small German Catholic community on the Brazos, about 75 miles north of Abilene. Rhineland was the childhood home of Borger Band director Kevin Kuehler. They were treated to supper by Mr. Kuehler’s mother, Dayle Kuehler, with help from other family and community members. In return, the Borger HS Band and Choir performed a concert for Mrs. Kuehler, her family, and the Rhineland community. The busses arrived back to Borger High School at about 12:30 am Saturday night. The choir and band trip was a voluntary trip, with students paying for their way with fundraisers and family support. The band and choir would like to thank the administration of Borger ISD for allowing them to make this trip, as well as their parents and the community of Borger for supporting their various fundraisers. 
Posted by rebecca.calder  On Jun 13, 2019 at 3:10 PM
  
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 4:24 PM
  
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
  
Borger High School senior, Hope Sharp recently received the prestigious Terry Foundation Scholarship which covers all college expenses after her other scholarships are applied. Hope has also received the Amarillo Area Foundation Scholarship for $20,000 and the Texas Tech Presidential Scholarship for $6,500 per year.  Hope will attend Texas Tech University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and will then pursue her master’s degree in a related field. Hope is the daughter of Les and Melanie Sharp and a member of Faith Covenant Church where she leads a youth group and plays piano and sings on Wednesdays and Sundays. During her four years at BHS, she has played soccer, volleyball, basketball and sang in the choir where she has made it to state two years in a row. Her junior year she went to state in solo and this year she made it to state in both solo and ensemble.  All this and she has worked part-time at Neuman and Bailey as a barista. Hope has traveled the last four years on mission trips to Houston and volunteered for United Way’s Day of Caring. She mentored a student at Crockett Elementary and participated in the BHS Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Walk-a-Thon. Hope was voted Most Likely to Succeed by her senior class.  She is the Borger High School Valedictorian for 2019 ranking 1 out of 190 students with a 106.0750 GPA and a 4.0.  She has taken 23 advanced classes at BHS and will take 36 college hours to Texas Tech.  She received masters level performance on all 5 STAAR EOCs and will graduate distinguished with an endorsement in Arts and Humanities.   Born of a desire of Howard and Nancy Terry to help young people to help themselves, the Terry Foundation’s goal is to improve and develop the State of Texas by assisting Texas students to attend the state’s finest public universities.  The Foundation hopes that these students will have a significant impact on the future leadership of the state and nation.  To achieve this goal, the Foundation awards scholarships to students who meet the high standards set by the founders Howard and Nancy Terry. A longtime resident of Houston, Howard Terry had been active for many years in banking, construction, real estate and oil and gas. With profound business success over the decades and their family’s needs met, the Terry’s developed a growing desire to give back to the community and specifically to help young people to reach their goals in higher education. In 2011, the first year as a Terry Foundation school, Texas Tech welcomed 18 Terry Scholars.  Those students started the Terry Scholar student organization at Texas tech, including Leadership Speaker Series.  The next year they added 20 to the number. To date there are over 150 current Terry Scholars at Texas Tech University. When students apply to the university, their applications are processed through a matrix to look for the three pillars of a Terry Scholar: high leadership, high scholarship, and high financial need.  There is a committee at Texas Tech, led by the Terry Coordinator, who reviews the applications and submit a select few to the foundation for an in-person interview.  This year there were over 500 applications for 20 interview spots and only 14 Terry Scholarships awarded to incoming freshman at Texas Tech. The Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship so that each scholar is awarded the cost of attendance.  In addition, the foundation has graciously added an additional semester of funding to be used towards study abroad programs.  For Terry Scholars attending Texas Tech, this means that their scholarship award will be worth well over $120,000 over the course of 4 years.  The Terry Foundation Scholarship is more that a scholarship; it’s a program. The program is designed to encourage student’s success and retention.  With a dedicated program coordinator and a host of resources at the disposal of the scholars, success is highly anticipated.               Hoper receiving scholarship from Carson Curry,               Hope with her parents and Mr. Curry a former Terry Foiundation recepient
Posted by rebecca.calder  On May 30, 2019 at 3:54 PM
  
                          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
  
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