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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
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