BOWIE BLAST - 2016/17
We want to share the news about our school and student accomplishments with our community ~ below are the full recaps for this school year, click HERE for last years Blast! Cheers to our students and administration ~ Go Dawgs! For Parent to Parent news click HERE.
Click HERE for our year report!
Bowie Blast, week of May 28, 2017
Bowie Girls Softball…
defeated Woodlands in back to back games. Bowie is Regional Champs! The team is going to the state tournament as the #1 seed!! They will play Friday, June 2nd at McCombs Field on the UT campus at 6pm. Come out and support the Dawgs! Details can be found here for tickets and other information.
Grant Goes to Bowie Teacher…
Congratulations to our Bowie IPC and Physics teacher, Mr. Joe Walding! He applied for and was awarded an Austin Ed Fund Innovation grant to purchase light boxes & gas tubes to view and compare emission spectra.
Bowie Blast, week of May 21, 2017
Runner Breaks School Records Again…
Carolyn Evans’ performance was amazing as she broke both of her school records at State.
She placed 6th at the State meet in the 3200m (2mi.) run and broke her record by 12 seconds with a 10:45. She turned around the next day and placed 5th in the 1600m run (sprint) by going 4:56 and breaking her record by 7 seconds. Evans has been a great runner at Bowie HS and we wish her all the best as she continues her running career at Stephen F. Austin University on a scholarship.
Bowie Mountain Bike Team Wraps Up Season…
The Bowie Mountain Bike Team wrapped up the 2017 season in 4th place overall. The following athletes finished Top 10 Overall in their categories:
Varsity Girls- Alexis Bobbit - 2nd;
Varsity Boys- Conner Chatham - 10th;
JV Boys- Kendrick Neptune - 6th;
Sophomore Boys- Austin Buttlar - 3rd, John Carroll - 9th, Lane Hart - 10th; Freshman Girls- Clara Ramsay - 2nd, Retta Johnson - 5th; Freshman Boys- Aiden Ruth - 6th, Ryan Wood - 7th, Ethan Wood - 9th
Bowie Blast, week of May 14, 2017
Bowie Choir to Perform with Rock & Roll Band…
Your Bowie Choir has been selected to sing onstage with the band Foreigner at their August 20th concert at the 360 Amphitheater. Bowie Family get your tickets now for this great performance!
Bowie Blast, week of May 7, 2017
State Bound for track...
Carolyn Evans broke her two school records on the mile and 2 mile runs at the Regional meet and qualified for State in both by placing 2nd in both. Only the top two competitors in each event go to State. For her to break the 3200m run record by 10 seconds (10:57) and then turn around and break the mile record (5:03.49) was a quite a phenomenal feat. She placed 2nd in the 1600m run by 1/100 of a second to the 3rd place finisher, who ran a 5:03.50. We believe Carolyn is the first track girl for Bowie HS who qualified for State in two events. We wish her luck at the State Meet.
AISD Solo and Ensemble Orchestra Competition…
AISD held their annual Solo and Ensemble competition for the Orchestra programs. This is a warm-up event for Texas State Solo and Ensemble (TSSEC) that takes place at UT over Memorial Day weekend. Of the 11 students who performed, 9 of them received a Superior rating. Special congratulations to Kathryn Park who after eight hours of competition was selected “Best in Class.” She will now have the opportunity to perform for AISD TV. The following students earned a Superior Rating- Jocelyn Brooks,
Katherine Budet, Kody Cardamone, Emma Davis, Kathryn Park, Lee Stone, Matthew Velasquez, Sofia Villarreal, and Sabrina Whitney.
Smart & Athletic is a Winning Combination…
At the National Football Foundation Hall of Honor banquet, Austin Fuller received the Frank Dennius Academic Scholarship. Austin is a three year Letterman with the Bulldogs and will attend Harvard University in the fall. Coach Ables, Coach Hipp and Coach Pittman attended the banquet with Austin.
Bowie Blast, week of April 30, 2017
The Lone Star Dispatch Shines Bright in the State & Beyond…
The Lone Star Dispatch newspaper sent 11 students to the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association in Seattle. The student newspaper placed 10th in the conference division and we had five staff members earn awards: Junior Mia Barbosa Excellence in Sports Writing, Sophomore Jake Brien Honorable Mention in Commentary Writing, Sophomore Abby Ong Honorable Mention in Themed Photo, Junior Cara Andres Honorable Mention in Photo Story, Junior Madison Austin Honorable Mention in First-year photo.
At the annual Interscholastic League Press Conference (a division of UIL), The newspaper had an excellent showing with the staff bringing home their 3rd straight Star- a Bronze, for journalism excellence. The Bronze Star represents the best of the best in Texas and places us in the top 21 in the state. We have 38 students who create The Lone Star Dispatch every six weeks and update thelonestaronline.com daily. Congratulations to the following students- Newspaper Awards:
Fuaad Ajaz – 1st place, Double Truck; Mia Barbosa – 1st place, Sports Feature Photo; Dispatch staff – 1st place, Nameplate, Folio, Standing Heads; Fuaad Ajaz – 2nd place, Sports Feature Photo; Avy Friedman – 2nd place, Editorial Portfolio; Dispatch staff – 2nd place, Caption writing; Violet Glenewinkel – 3rd place, portrait; Dispatch staff – 3rd place, Headline writing; Fuaad Ajaz, Callie Richards and Abby Ong – Honorable Mention, In-Depth; Avy Fredman – Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing
Online Newspaper Awards: Fuaad Ajaz – 2nd place, Column writing; Jake Brien – 3rd place, Entertainment Review; Caitlin Devlin – 3rd place, General News Photo; Violet Glenewinkel – 3rd place, Feature Photo; Avy Friedman – Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing; Joseph Killeen – Honorable Mention, Sports Story; Shelby Kelly – Honorable Mention, Sports Feature; Shelby Papst – Honorable Mention, Sports Feature; Mia Barbosa – Honorable Mention, Entertainment Photo; Shelby Kelly – Honorable Mention, Sports Action Photo; Mikayla Zellner – Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Photo;
Carissa Duran – Honorable Mention, Portrait. Click HERE - for The Lone Star Dispatch newspaper on-line
Art Student’s Work on Display in Austin…
Senior Hannah Casey’s art piece "Sydney's Forest" was selected from the AISD District Art Show to be featured for the Celebration of Children in Nature Gala. This is an event that supports Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center and only 20 pieces of art were selected from the district show.
Girls Lacrosse Team Wins Division 2 District Championship…
The Bowie Girls Lacrosse team has won the Division 2 District Championship with a 12-5 win over Lake Travis HS. Bowie completed their regular season with a 10-0 district record and have advanced to the State Tournament in Houston.
Bowie Anglers Finish 2nd…
Congratulations to Justin Andrade and Hunter Amidon of the Bowie Anglers for finishing 2nd place in the Faith Angler Network’s Chase for the Champions fishing tournament.
Lone Star Yearbook Tops in the State…
The Lone Star captured its first ever Gold Star for the 2015-2016 yearbook at the UIL state convention. Only six schools in Texas received Gold Star Awards and we were one of them, making the Lone Star one of the top six yearbooks in the state. The Lone Star yearbook staff scored 20 individual awards as well- 2015-2016 yearbook:
1st place--Cat Cardenas and Bryan Moreno--Clubs & Organizations Spread; 2nd place--Kendall Franz and Katie Norris--Academic Spread, Brenda Saucedo (graduate)--Multi-topic Spread, Samantha Robarts--Secondary coverage/Alternative Copy Treatment (Info graphics), Jamie Dorsey (graduate) Academic Photo
3rd place--Staff—Headlines Hayden Gilman--Academic Feature Story, Lauren Noe--Portrait Photography; Honorable Mention--Kaylen Combs (gr), Brenda Saucedo (gr), Carlyn Crow--Theme Selection and Development, Staff-Captions Vivien Choate, Becky Stubbs, JD Briggs--Sports Spread, Bryan Moreno and Lauren Noe--Class Spread, Rachel Baschnagel--Clubs/Organizations Spread, Kaylen Combs (gr), Michelle Chahda, Avery Schmidt--Clubs/Organization Feature Story, Samantha Robarts--Sports Action Photo
2016-2017 yearbook (early samples): 2nd place-- Lara La Touf, Hayden Gilman--Feature Spread
Charlotte Seitz, Claire Meyer--Sports Spread, Alex Reyes, Kathleen Stevens--Academic Spread
3rd Place-- Brooke Winn, Karen Chahda, Olivia Hanna--Multi Topic Spread
Honorable Mention-- Jessica Stachew, Lauren Warhola, Cecilia Ortiz, Shannon Ross--Clubs/Organizations Spread.
Bowie Blast, week of April 23, 2017
Bowie-Austin FFA Dominating…
Bowie-Austin FFA is dominating more than just the show ring! Our Entomology team is advancing to State for the 3rd consecutive year and only a year after establishing a team. Farm Business Management is also advancing to State. Brandon Parker received individual recognition at the Tarleton State University Invitational and Sam Houston State University Area competition. Congratulations to the students and wish them luck at State: Entomology- Michael Aman, Emily Leeke, Samantha Robarts & Dani Spink; FBM- Rachel Baschnagel, Hayden McCullough & Brandon Parker. Entomology will compete at Texas Tech University and FMB competes at Sam Houston State University on April 28th.
Varsity Orchestra Makes School History…
At the annual String Orchestra UIL Competition, The Symphony (Varsity) scored a 1 from every judge, also known as a clean sweep. This is the first time since 2003 the Varsity Orchestra has earned a clean sweep of both Full and String Contests having earned a clean sweep at Full Orchestra in February. This is the first time in the history of the school the Varsity Orchestra has earned a clean sweep at String Orchestra UIL in consecutive years having earned straight 1’s at String UIL last year. Bowie had 4 Strings Orchestras participate, the most from one school in our Region. This is the first time the Camerata Orchestra (Sub NonVarsity B) has gone to Contest as a stand-alone Orchestra. Previously, they were combined with the Sinfonietta Orchestra. They received a 3-2-2 for an overall rating of “Excellent” on stage and a 2-2-2 for a rating of “Excellent” in sight-reading. Also, it was the first time the Sinfonietta Orchestra (Sub NonVarsity A) has gone to Contest as a standalone Orchestra in many years. They received a 3-2-2 for an overall rating of “Excellent” on stage and a 1-2-2 for an overall rating of “Excellent” in sight-reading. The Philharmonic (NonVarsity) scored a 2-1-1 for an overall rating of Superior in Concert and a 1-1-1 for a Superior in Sight-reading and a Sweepstakes trophy. This is the first time that the NonVarsity Orchestra attended both Full and String and earned a Sweepstakes at two competitions.
Runners Take Your Mark…Another Track Record Shattered…
Carolyn Evans broke the AISD Girls 1600 meter run record with a time of 5:07.91. The previous record was 5:13.40 set back in 1995. Congratulations to the Girls Regional Qualifiers who will compete at Baylor: Aleka Neptune - 1st in the Discus, Carolyn Evans - 1st in the 3200m & 1600m runs, Claire Meyer - 2nd in the 800m run & 3rd in the 1600m run, Keara McGraw - 1st in the Pole Vault, Carly Ott - 2nd in the High Jump, Sabrina Bianco - 4th in the High Jump, Nya Martin - 3rd in the 100m dash.
Boys Track Brings Home Runner-Up Trophy…
Boys Track had another successful competition at the Area Track Meet, with the Boys taking home the runner-up trophy. We qualified 10 young men to regionals in Waco: Jackson Gall-110 Hurdles, 4x200, & 4x400, Tanner Howell- Pole Vault, Josh Smythe-Macaulay- High Jump, John McCormick- Triple Jump,
Quintavious Buckner- 300 Hurdles & 4x400, Chidera Okafor- 200 & 4x200, Amiri Cappel- 4x200,
Evan Carrington-4x200, Kasim Gonzales-4x400, Audric Santiago-4x400
Girls Lacrosse Wins Division 2 District Championship…
The Bowie Girls Lacrosse team has won the Division 2 District Championship with a 12-5 win over Lake Travis HS on Saturday. Bowie completed their regular season with a 10-0 district record and has advanced to the State Tournament in Houston, May 6-7. The following are recipients of individual awards for the 2017 season: ALL-STATE Emily Heim, Midfield, Senior; Kelsey Kleinert, Defense, Senior; Catherine Munoz, Goalie, Junior; Kylie Parkan, Attack, Senior. ALL-DISTRICT Allison Bienvenu, Defense, Senior; Kelsea Bird, Attack, Junior; Sydney Heim, Midfield, Freshman; Luisa Quinchia, Attack, Junior.
Bowie Blast, week of April 16, 2017
UIL State Theatrical Design Contest…
At Bowie students Emma Thomas, Julia Cabrera, Lauren Collins, Teal Waid and Magan Smith will compete at the UIL State Theatrical Design Contest.
UIL Academic Team & One-Act Play Compete at Regionals…
The Bowie team placed 10th overall at the Regional Meet in Waco. It included tough competition from the Dallas and Houston areas. Advancing to the UIL State Meet:
Hailey Algoe, 3rd place in Literary Criticism (coached by Bree Rolfe) and Grace Widner, 3rd place in Prose Interpretation (coached by Marco Bazan)
Regional Meet Results: Literary Criticism-2nd place Team (coached by Bree Rolfe) and
Emma Lopez, 6th place in Current Events (coached by Brian Alford)
The One-Act Play received individual awards in the following: Chloe Byars, All-Star Cast,
Shelby Kelley, All-Star Technician, Sam Cole, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, Maddy Sparkes, Honorable Mention All-Star Cast. The One-Act Play was directed by Betsy Cornwell, Kalyn Holloway, Marco Bazan and Matthew Humphrey
JBHS World Guard Team Finishes 9th Overall…
The James Bowie High School Scholastic World team took on the National Stage at the Winter Guard International World Championships at the University of Dayton. The event marked our second year competing in the highest division of Scholastic World Class. The team finished out 9th overall! Holding our record of the only Texas High School to place into the Top Ten twice in WGI's 40-year history. We were also the only World Class Texas Program to advance to finals. Grace Slapak is the WGI Sport of the Arts Scholarship Winner. Grace is a gracious, diligent, and hard- working student that represents Bowie at the highest level possible.
Bowie Golf on Par…
Congratulations to our golfers who are advancing to Regionals: Drew Roman, Braden Gough, Daniel Fortner, Matt Logan, Christian Rivera and Alternate- Jordan Flores.
Journalism Success at JEA/NSPA Journalism Convention…
Members of The Lone Star Dispatch Staff and Lone Star Yearbook Editors attended the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association in Seattle. For the second straight year, the Lone Star was selected as a NSPA Pacemaker finalist. Unfortunately, we did not bring home a Pacemaker, but we received 8th place Best in Show in our category of yearbooks with 337 pages and up. In the four individual competitions we entered, each of our editors received either Superior or Excellence in their competitions: Sophomore Sophie Bega: Superior in Yearbook Copy/Caption writing for Sports; Sophomore Jocelyn Brooks: Superior in Yearbook Copy/Caption writing for Academics; Sophomore Mia Moore: Excellence in Yearbook Copy/Caption writing for Clubs and Organizations; Sophomore Maddy Rice: Excellence in Yearbook Copy/Caption writing for Student Life. The editors and staff work hard and do an excellent job of representing our school on a national level.
Boys and Girls Track Makes Runs Away with District Title…
Both Boys and Girls Track Teams swept all divisions at the 14-6A District Track Meet! The Boys Track Team dominated with 299 points for the freshmen, 310 points for the JV, and 190 for the Varsity.
Varsity Boys will advance to Area in Marble Falls: Jackson Gall: Pole vault,110 hurdles & relays; Chidera Okafor: 200 & relays; Tanner Howell: Pole vault; Josh Smythe-Macaulay: High Jump, Triple jump, 110 hurdles; Quintavious Buckner: 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, relays; Amiri Cappel: Long Jump & relays; Kasim Gonzales: 100, 400, & relays; Zach Flournoy: 400; Kaedon Solana: High Jump; 4x100: Aizaha Santiago, Jackson Gal, Amiri Cappel, Chidera Okafor; 4x200: Aizaha Santiago, Amiri Cappel, Evan Carrington, Chidera Okafor; 4x400: Jackson Gall, Quintavious Buckner, Audrick Santiago, Kasim Gonzales.
Varsity Girls will advance to Area: Aleka Neptune - 1st discus and broke her own school record and threw a 127' 11"; Kyndall Johnson - 4th shot put; High Jump - 1st Carly Ott, 3rd Sabrina Bianco & 4th Katelyn Dill; Pole Vault - 1st Keara McGraw; Long Jump - 2nd Keara McGraw, 4th Amarissa Reyes; Triple Jump - 3rd Keara McGraw; 100m Hurdles - 2nd Keara McGraw; 100m dash - 1st Nya Martin; 200m dash - 3rd Nya Martin; 400m dash - 2nd Elise Foradory, 3rd Brisa Yeo; 800m run - 1st Claire Meyer, 2nd Jessica Rodriguez-Nino, 4th Ashlyn Smith; 1600m run - 1st Carolyn Evans, 2nd Claire Meyer, 3rd Ashlyn Smith; 3200m run - 1st Carolyn Evans, 2nd Claire Meyer, 3rd Ashlyn Smith; 4x100m relay - 4th Haley Farr, Megan Oldham, Brooke Wilkerson, Keara McGraw; 4x200m relay - 2nd Megan Oldham, Amarissa Reyes, Elise Foradory, Nya Martin; 4x400m relay - 1st Amarissa Reyes, Katelyn Dill, Brisa Yeo, Elise Foradory; Discus – 3rd Yasmine Benbrahim; Discus- 4th Reilly Smith.
Choir Sweeps UIL…
Four Choirs competed at the Region 18 UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest at the Hays Performing Arts Center. All four (including our non-auditioned groups) came home with Sweepstakes awards! These trophies are awarded to groups who earn superior ratings in both stage performance and sight-singing. This is the second year in a row that we have earned "clean" sweeps (meaning superior ratings from every single judge in both concert and sight-reading). This senior class is one of the strongest we've ever had, earning Sweepstakes for every choir they've been in over their 4 years at Bowie. Our Varsity Women’s Choir received a standing ovation from the judges after performing Stroope’s Magnificat- a grade 6 piece with double piano.
Bowie Blast, week of April 9, 2017
Bowie Shines with Record Breaking Performances…
Carolyn Evans broke the school mile record that was set in 1994 by Shaunte Alvarez. She did it by 1 second when she ran a 5:05 at the Texas Relays on Friday. Aleka Neptune broke a 27 year old record that same afternoon at Bowie's own South Austin Relays in the discus. She threw a 121' 9 1/2" and broke the one set in 1990 by Mari Peca of 120' 3".
Tennis in Full Swing…
At the Varsity District Tournament at the UT Intramural courts, our players competed extremely well. 1st place mixed doubles: Jamie Dammann, Carlos Canepa; 1st place girls doubles: Gigi Francis, Jolie Francis;
2nd place mixed doubles: Aaron Darbar, Sydney Johnson; 2nd place boys singles: Gilby Camacho;
3rd place boys doubles: Stephen Do, Riley O'Connor; 4th place boys doubles: Shawn ishikawa, Arik Suez
3rd place girls doubles: Emily Leeke, Madison Winn. Jamie Dammann, Carlos Canepa, Gigi Francis, Jolie Francis, Sydney Johnson, Aaron Darbar, and Gilby Camacho adavance to the regional tournament in Waco on April 17th and 18th.
Scholastic World Guard WINS TCGC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP…
The Scholastic World Winter Guard took on the Texas Color Guard Circuit State Championships at Texas A&M University. The group had a great show and took home the WIN! The top three results: James Bowie High School, The Woodlands High School and Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. The Varsity Team has won five consecutive state championship wins.
Bowie One-Act Play Wins Area Contest & Advances to Regional…
The JBHS One-Act play “FRONT” won the Area Championship at College Station High School, taking straight ones from all the judges. The production, set in London during the Blitz, is now one of the top 24 schools in 6A still competing in the entire state. Individual awards at the contest included:
Chloe Byars and Reed Syzdek, All-Star Cast - Maddy Sparkes and Blake Pousson, Honorable Mention-All Star Cast - Outstanding Technical Crew: Shelby Kelly, Matthew Bosnyak, Jonathan Nixon, Ben Stacher, Ben Wheeler - Outstanding Technician: Shelby Kelly.
Bowie Band Receives Sweepstakes Awards for All Five Bands…
We had 5 bands with 267 members perform over two days at the Region 18 UIL Concert and Sight-reading performances. The bands perform three pieces on stage that are prepared and are judged by three highly-qualified UIL judges. Then they move to a room off stage to perform a piece they have never seen before for a set of three more judges. We had 96.6% evaluations at the highest possible rating. It is remarkable that all five bands received Sweepstakes awards. This is the best our 2nd, 3rd, and 5th bands have ever been. This is a testament to how hard these kids work, how dedicated the entire band staff is to their success, and how supportive our campus is of the arts and high achievement levels.
Bowie Blast, week of April 2, 2017
UIL Journalism Team Competes in District…
The UIL Journalism Team competed in the district 14-6A competition at Austin High School. Cianna Chairez won the headline writing competition and Shelby Papst placed third in headline writing- both will move on to regional competition in two weeks. Mikayla Zellner placed 5th in editorial writing and until today had never written an opinion or editorial piece ever. Violet Glenewinkel was 6th in news writing.
Bowie Mountain Bike Team Brings Home Trophy…
The Bowie Mountain Bike Team just completed the third race in their five race series. The MTB Dawgs brought home the 3rd place trophy at the Tangle in Troy, competing against more than 20 other high school and composite teams from all over Texas. We had the following top 10 finishers:
Alexis Bobbitt Varsity Girls 2nd place - Conner Chatham Varsity Boys 3rd place - Matthew Lewis Varsity Boys 10th place - Kendrick Neptune JV Boys 7th place - Austin Buttlar Sophomore Boys 3rd place - Clara Ramsay Freshman Girls 3rd place - Retta Johnson Freshman Girls 4th place - Aidan Ruth Freshman Boys 5th place - Ryan Wood Freshman Boys 9th place - Ethan Wood Freshman Boys 10th place. Click HERE for full schedule.
UIL Academic Team Has Record Champions & Qualifiers…
The Academic Team competed in the District Academic Meet. Along with previous points for One-Act Play contest, the Bowie team bested all other district teams by over 100 points to take the District Champions.
Accounting coached by Jennifer Vance: 1st place TEAM (REGIONAL QUALIFIER) - 1st place Matthew Ankele, 2nd place Rafay Khurram, 3rd place Sahajveer Mann
Calculator Applications coached by John Graff: 1st place TEAM (REGIONAL QUALIFIER) -1st place (Regional Qualifier) Rafay Khurram, 2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Canyon Mooney, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Shane Lockoff, 5th Place Deo Shavran
Current Issues and Events coached by Brian Alford: 1st place TEAM (REGIONAL QUALIFIER) -2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Jack Maedgen, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Zach Houdek, 4th place (Regional Alternate) Amy Shreeve
Computer Science coached by Jody Barrett: 2nd place TEAM (alternate to Regionals); 2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Canyon Mooney
Editorial Writing coached by Michael Reeves - 5th place Mikayla Zellner
Headline Writing coached by Michael Reeves -1st Place Cianna Chairez, 3rd Place Shelby Pabst
Informative Speaking coached by Brian Alford - 1st place (Regional Qualifier) Caleb Newton, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Tate Weston, 4th place (Regional Alternate) Emma Lopez
Lincoln Douglas Debate coached by Brian Alford - 2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Rasheek Huq
Literary Criticism coached by Bree Rolfe: 1st place TEAM (Regional Qualifier) 1st Place (Regional Qualifier) Hailey Algoe, 2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Hannah Rutt, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Daniel Baltoi, 4th place (Regional Alternate) Blake Johnson
Mathematics coached by Bill Russell: 1st place TEAM (Regional Qualifier) - 1st place (Regional Qualifier) Courtney Huynh, 2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Stefani Barre, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Francis Lara, 4th place (Regional Alternate) Hosei Nakajima
Number Sense coached by John Graff - 6th place Shane Lockoff
News Writing coached by Michael Reeves - 6th place Violet Glenewinkel
Persuasive Speaking coached by Brian Alford - 1st place (Regional Qualifier) Amy Shreeve, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Zach Houdek
Poetry Interpretation coached by Marco Bazan - 1st place (Regional Qualifier) Sofia Hutton, 4th place (Regional Alternate) Kelley Israel, 6th place Maya Armand
Prose Interpretation coached by Marco Bazan - 1st place (Regional Qualifier) Grace Widner, 6th place Gillian Griffis
Ready Writing coached by Jacob Morgan - 2nd place (Regional Qualifier) Jimmy Counihan, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Jessica Leonard, 4th place (Regional Alternate) Hailey Algoe
Science coached by Kendall Hollick and Jessica Davis: 1st place TEAM (Regional Qualifier) -
1st place (Regional Qualifier) Alejandra Rivera, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Shravani Deo,
5th place Hana Dole, 6th place Daniel Baltoi, Top Biology Alejandra Rivera, Top Chemistry Alejandra Rivera
Social Studies coached by Melanie Hirschfeld and Charles Stampley - 4th place (Regional Alternate) Jackson Moore, 5th place Kody Cardamone, 6th place Vincent Hernandez
Spelling and Vocabulary: 1st place TEAM (REGIONAL QUALIFIER) - 1st place (Regional Qualifier) Jacob Rubine, 3rd place (Regional Qualifier) Corin Taylor, 5th place Alessandra Reyes
Bowie JV Winter Guard Takes the Silver…
The JBHS JV Winter Guard competed at the Texas Color Guard Circuit State Championships. These students have grown tremendously during our competitive season. They were seeded to be 4th and ended up taking home the silver medal. The team took 2nd Place with a 91.8. The JBHS World Team will be attending State Championships at Texas A&M University and are the #1 seed. They will compete internationally in Dayton, Ohio at the Winter Guard International World Championships. They are currently ranked 10th!
UIL One-Act Play “FRONT” Advances to Area Contest…
The one-act play “FRONT” by Robert Caisley advanced from bi-district to the Area contest at College Station High School. Bowie is one of six schools competing for a Regional spot. At Bi-District, we received 4 individual acting awards: Chloe Byars and Maddy Sparkes- All Star Cast; Jackson Walker- Honorable Mention; Ben Wheeler- Outstanding Technician
Bowie Blast, week of March 26, 2017
Vision & Voice Poetry Contest Winners…
Vision & Voice Poetry Contest - The winning poems will be paired with artwork from an ACC student and made into a poster that will be displayed all over the district and at ACC. They also record their poem for public television. Our winners this year were: 12th Grade winner - Hailey Algoe "Deep in the Heart" - 11th Grade winner - Saylor Hinthorn - "Badlands" - 9th Grade winner - Talia Hanley "Color Guard"
Honorable Mentions: 11th Grade: Charlotte Taylor "BLM" - 12th Grade: Rachel Card "Zephyr"-
12th Grade: Nicole Hockaday "Repression," "Disaster Alike," & Don't You"
You can read all of the poems - click HERE
Forensics Team Wins Big at TFA State…
The JBHS Forensics Squad had another impressive showing at the TFA State Tournament in Plano. Bowie won 8th Place Overall Sweepstakes- out of 220 schools! Bowie was 8th Place in Number of Qualifications- with 33 qualified entries.
Finalists: 5th Place Congressional Debate – Caleb Newton; 5th Place Impromptu Speaking – Tate Weston; 6th Place Impromptu Speaking – Amy Shreeve; Finalist in Congressional Debate (Top 14) – Zachary Houdek
Semi-Finalists - TOP 18: Duet Acting - Luke Fisher and Natalie Guerra, Grace Widner and Reed Syzdek; Duo Interpretation - Sophia Hutton and Natalie Guerra; Informative Speaking – Jimmy Counihan; Congressional Debate (Senate) – Brianna Rodriguez
Quarter-Finalists - TOP 36: Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking – Caleb Newton; Duet Acting Avery Helder and Tasha Anslyn, Hunter Francisco and Sophia Hutton; Duo Interpretation - Reed Syzdek and Luke Evans, Grace Widner and Jake Anderson; Prose – Anna Seningen; Impromptu Speaking – Jack Maedgen. Outstanding Presiding Officer in Congressional Debate – Jimmy Counihan
Bowie Blast, week of March 12, 2017
UIL Academics at the Hays HS Invitational and the Westwood Invitational Tournament…
Bowie students performed well! Results from Hays HS: Accounting 1st Place Team, Matthew Ankele - 1st, Rafay Khurram - 2nd; Sahajveer Mann - 5th Literary Criticism 2nd Place Team, Hailey Algoe - 4th, Daniel Baltoi - 5th; Calculator Applications 2nd Place Team - Canyon Mooney, Kyle Holub, and Rafay Kharram, Canyon Mooney - 4th.
Results from Westwood HS: 2nd Place Forensics Sweepstakes, LD Debate: Tate Weston - 1st; Andrew Chahda - Octo-Finalist; Persuasive Speaking: Amy Shreeve - 1st and Caleb Newton - 2nd; Informative Speaking: Caleb Newton - 2nd, Emma Lopez - 4th, Karen Chahda, Zach Houdek, Jack Maedgen - Semi-Finalists; Current Events 3rd Place Team: Zach Houdek - 2nd
Lone Star Yearbook Wraps Up 2016-2017 Year With National Awards…
The Lone Star Yearbook has enjoyed a successful award season. For three out of the last four years, the Lone Star has received a Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and for the second year in a row and it has been selected as a National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker finalist. These awards are the "Academy Awards" of scholastic journalism. The editors have spent many of their weekend days and weekday nights working very hard to produce a yearbook that will make our Bowie community proud. The 2015-2016 Lone Staff received seven CSPA Gold Circles. Gold Circles are national awards given to students in specific categories. We received four Honorable Mentions in these categories: Sports feature writing: Grace Lemm-Wrestling Spread; Theme Concept:
Carlyn Crow, Kaylen Combs (graduate) and Brenda Saucedo (graduate)"More Than That"; Sports spread-single spread: Grace Lemm and Jacob Windsor-Wrestling Spread; People Spreads without mug photos-single spread: Kaylen Combs (graduate) - "Seniors" . We received 2nd in the nation in: Informational graphics-portfolio - Samantha Robarts; Organizational Spread-single spread: Alessandra Reyes and Jessica Stachew
"Hey Band!". We received 1st in the nation: People Spreads without mug photos: multi-page spreads: Carlyn Crow, Kaylen Combs, and Brenda Saucedo "Sophs"
Girls Track- School Record Is Shattered…
At the Round Rock Meet, Carolyn Evans shattered the 3200m (2mi.) record that she had previously tied. Carolyn ran an 11:07, 13 seconds faster than before. She lapped everyone in the race except one. If you have a chance, please click on the link below to vote her as the girls' performer of the week in the State of Texas: click HERE. For the week, the Varsity Girls Team placed 2nd overall and the JV Girls Team placed 3rd.
The Bowie Mountain Bike Team Finishes 4th…
The Bowie Mountain Bike Team competed against more than 20 Texas high schools at the Wrangle in Warda. We had the following top 5 finishers: Conner Chatham 3rd place Varsity boys - Alexis Bobbitt 2nd place Varsity girls - John Carroll 2nd place Soph boys - Austin Buttlar 4th place Soph boys - Clara Ramsay 2nd place Freshman girls - Retta Johnson 4th place Freshman girls.
TOP DAWG Award for March 2017…
Marita Jamison is our March Top Dawg! Marita impacts so many students and families at Bowie. She helps our processes run smoothly and efficiently and she interacts directly with students, always with a calm attitude and a positive demeanor. She is all over the school supporting student needs, arranging meetings, holding meetings, and working with students, parents, and teachers on a daily basis, always with a smile!.
Bowie Blast, week of March 5, 2017
UIL Full Orchestra Success…
The Philharmonic (Non-Varsity) and Symphony (Varsity) Orchestras competed in the UIL Full Orchestra Competition. Full Orchestra is a collaboration between the Orchestra and Band programs which creates an ensemble that consists of Strings, Winds, Brass, and Percussion. The Philharmonic Orchestra set the tone for the Bowie Orchestras by earning a Superior rating and trophy; the last time the Philharmonic Orchestra earned a Superior rating at Full Orchestra Contest was 2005. They were one of only two orchestras in the Non-Varsity category to earn a Sweepstakes trophy for our region. The Symphony Orchestra finished the day by earning a '1' from every judge, a "clean sweep," to bring home the 2nd Superior rating and trophy of the day for the Bowie Orchestras.
Track Season Is Off & Running…
Track season got underway with the first meet at Bastrop. The JV Girls were Meet Champions out of 19 schools attending. Our Varsity girls came in a respectable 5th place overall at this highly competitive meet. Carolyn Evans tied the school record in the 3200m (2 mi.) run with a time of 11:20 in our first meet of the season.
All girls' and boys' results, click HERE.
Bowie Choir & Piano Students Earn A Record of Superior & Excellent Ratings…
Our students competed against almost 150 choir students in the Region Solo and Ensemble contest at McCallum High School. Our students earned a record number of Superior and Excellent ratings! Students who earned Superior ratings on a Class 1 solo and/or ensemble will advance to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May. In addition to choir, we also had 8 students compete on Piano.
A few amazing statistics from this year before you read the results…
-Of the 2 state qualifying piano pieces, both advanced it to state!
-Of the 38 state qualifying vocal solos, 34 advanced to state!
-Of the 5 state qualifying vocal ensembles, all 5 advanced to state!
Students with an asterisk received Superior ratings and a + next to students who advanced to the State contest: Riyo Adler*, Robert Algarin*+, Hailey Algoe*+, Isabel Arana*+, Willow Barker*, Ethan Berdofe*+, Hannah Bohannan*, Will Bohuslav*+, Rafe Brown*, Hensa Camacho*,Hannah Cherukuri*+, Tate Cheshire*, Julia Comer*, Bella Cuminato*+, Katelyn Dill*, Elizabeth Dimitt*, Stephen Do*, Luisa Edwards*, Angel Estrada*+, Megan Farnell*, Andrea Findley*, Louie Gliniak*+, Kylie Gomez*, Gabriela Gonzalez*+, Ryan Graham*+, Jacob Gribble*+, Andrea Griffis*, Alison Howard*+, Genesis Isaola*+, Anamarie Jarmon-Booker*, Darcy Kanneman*, Esther Ko*, Tori Kuykendall*+, Lexi LaGrone*+, Crosby LaGrone*+, Addy Lemoine*, Carly Lewis*+, Alexa Long*+, Gisselle Lozano*+, Kaitlyn Luu*, Azura Martinez*+, Katelyn McCain*+, Emma Merrill*+, Jessica Merrill*, Emily Merritt*+, Mia Moore*, Blake Moyer*+, Nicole Murtagh*+, Anastasia Nelson*+, Aleka Neptune*, Paige Oldham*, Abby Paredes*, Lila Peredo*, Xander Perez*+, Santiago Ramirez*, Connor Reilly*, Sammy Rocha*+, Josue Rosales*+, Jesse Ryan*, Luciana San Esteban*+, Cecelia Sanchez*+, Belle Sander*+, Shane Scandurra*+, Noah Sheets*+, Anna Shcherbakova*, Matthew Schreiber*+, Regina Schreiber*, Anika Scoma*, Samantha Searles*, Cara Spradling*, Autumn Steinle*+, Kathleen Stevens*, Julia Stover*, Aiden Svoboda*, Madelyn Swor*+, Kelly Thornton*+, Nina Tinsley*+, Anastasia Toran*, Braden Trejo*+, Emma Villanueva*+, Sofia Villareal*, Maddy Wallace*, Branden Wenzloff*+, Emily Wood*, Carter Young*
Bowie Forensics Wins Big…
Forensics performed well at the NSDA National Qualifier Tournament with five national qualifiers and to top it all off- Susan Leos was honored as Principal of the Year by the National Speech and Debate Association for her support of competitive academic programs like speech and debate. Two of our students, Zack Houdek and Jack Maedgen were selected to compete as part of the Heart of Texas District World Team Debate. They will compete with eight other students from Central Texas against teams from across the globe this summer. Awards from the Tournament: Team Trophy Leader Award
Congress Team Sweepstakes, Speech Team Sweepstakes, National Qualifier and Champion in Duo Interpretation: Carter Drost and Eli Schoolar, National Qualifier and Champion in Senate Congressional Debate: Caleb Newton, National Qualifier and Champion in Dramatic Interpretation: Jake Anderson
National Qualifier and Second Place in Original Oratory: Emma Lopez, 2nd place in United States Extemporaneous Speaking: Caleb Newton (already competing in Congress), 1st Alternate in Duo Interpretation: Luke Evans and Reed Syzdek, 1st Alternate in House Congressional Debate: Zach Houdek
1st Alternate in Program Oral Interpretation: Jake Anderson, Quarter-finalists in Public Forum Debate: Jack Maedgen and Jason Saladiner.
Bowie Blast, week of February 26, 2017
Silver Stars Success…
The Silver Stars traveled to San Marcos HS to compete in their last contest of the season... and compete they did! They brought home over 20 trophies and awards. Fifteen of them are 1st place awards for the various dances performed throughout the day. Celeste Alvarado, Morgan Andrews, Vivien Choate, Kristin Hauck, Kaitlyn McKinney, and Sierra Webb placed in the top 8 of their division of over 200 soloist! We were Best in Class, Best Overall, and Grand Champion.
Bowie Band Awarded over 190 Medals…
Bowie band students participated in the Region 18 Solo and Ensemble contest. Each student/group of students performed for a judge and were given ratings, ranging from I (highest) to V (lowest). Each rating of a “1” is awarded a medal, and Bowie allocated over 190 of them! The following students earned superior ratings and are eligible to participate in the State Solo and Ensemble contest in May at the University of Texas: Lauren Conley, Caroline Garcia, Caelin Lukens, Sara Brown, Markus Fagerberg, Cedar Spiece, Akane Brooks, Brooke Hanson, Huyk Park, Avery Wohleb, Diego Tovar, Javier Vasquez, Michelle Chahda, Marcela Palomo, Julia Escobar, Jenna Larner, Madeline McGowan, Clara Provenzi, Jenna Gottlieb, Timmy McCulloch, Samantha Mead, Calvin Albin, Jack Grooms, Stephen Gross, Dylan Hoppner, Willow Barker, Lilli Massey, Ben Ruiz, Lilian Vo, Stefani Barre, Amy Cox, Caroline Garcia, Lizzie Jones, Thea Kilbane, Anamarie Jarmon-Booker, Emily Morales, Will Kunesch, Will Pajak, Madison Pogue, Zoe Bihan ,Emily Calderon, Olivia Charo, Rei Esaka, Rita Gebara, Grace Larner, Ken Markert, Isaac Santos, Jake Barnes, Ethan Brown, Ross Brown, Adam Dinkins, Jacob Moore, Jake Nix, Blake Petersen, Noah Hane, Christyn Harkins, Jun Lee, Aaron Owens, Rebecca Stout, Amy Swift, Jonas Lowe, Santiago Aguilar, Robert Brown, Jacob Rodriguez, Camden Scrugg, Kai Weatherill, Zach Geeslin, Kyle Merritt, David Warriner, Lilli Geen, Kristen Kitch, Jake Worthington, Lauren Do, Gianna Nuckols, Aaron Owens, Alex Reyes, Jacob Santiago, Nick Barnes, Madi Golden, Dylan Humphrey, Angel Martinez, Thomas Jistel, Michael O’Leary, Bryce Roddenberry, Ray Snyder, Tony Gallo, Kesiah Sulzbach, Trudy Berger, Ben Mora, Matthew Gonzales, Bryan Moreno, Zoe Nolan, Jacob Thollander, Sean Westmoreland, Jacob Graybill, Taylor Hubbard, Blake Ross, Jacob Rubine, Aiden Svboda, Amy Swift, Josh Gonzales, Hailey Smith, Mason Spence, Kerry Abernethy-Canella, Lauren Aman, Dirk Ballast, Ethan Berdorfe, Brandon Bruce, Fanny Doilsy, Alyssa Hager, Zoe Jacquot, Johnathan Lugo, Evan Seidel, Aidan Smith, Maya Webb, Weston Dilling, Alejandro Valdez, Dirk Ballast, Brandon Besinaiz, Cameron Lee, Sean Sepeda, and Jacob Windsor.
Bowie Blast, week of February 19, 2017
Bowie Wrestlers Place at District…
Both the Boys and Girls Wrestling Team won district runner up. The following wrestlers placed at District and qualified to wrestle at Regionals in San Antonio. Boys: 1st Place- Christian Moreno, Jacob Junk, Tony Sanders. 2nd Place- Genaro Cajuste. 3rd Place: Vincent Villanueva & Cory Silguero. Girls: 1st Place- Grace Lemm, Alina Kinsey & Christine Gautier. 2nd Place- Hayley Haygood & Nicole Issac. Raymond Ybarra,
Grant Faulkner & Dana Ybarra -4th, Jacob Ploeger-5th
Varsity Bowie Cheer Takes 7th Place in NCA Cheer Competition in Orlando…
It has been 9 years since the program has progressed to the final round at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship. Not only did Bowie Cheer advance to the final round, but they then placed 7th in Small Varsity Coed Division in competition with 33 other squads from around the country! Cheer Coach Amie Roggeman was thrilled that in their final performance, our cheerleaders scored 9 points higher than their preliminary score, which resulted in our Bowie cheer team challenging other teams in the largest, most competitive coed division. Bowie made a bold impression with the NCA judges/staff as well as other competitors and spectators, and they could not be more proud of their efforts and hard work.
Good Things Around the Hoop…
The Lady Dawgs Basketball Team are Bi-District Champion and our girls basketball team fought out a great bi-district win against Pflugerville Hendrickson. The team now advances to the Area Round. The Boys Varsity Basketball Team will be playing their first round of play-offs Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm against Vandergrift High School. The game will be at Cedar Ridge High School- come support the team.
Bowie students competed in the Regional Science Fair and it was the largest Regional competition ever with nearly 800 Science projects from all over Central Texas. The following student scientists achieved great things and will advance to the State Science Fair Competition: 2nd Plant Sciences - Katelyn Dill. Katelyn also won a $500 scholarship to Texas Tech in Soil Sciences; 2nd Robotics - Robyn Andrews; 3rd Chemistry -Kayleigh Shumaker; 3rd Physics and Astronomy - Ian Doege. A special award went to Amanda Palecek who won two water awards including the Stockholm Junior Water. 5th Chemistry - Isabel Algoe; 5th Physics and Astronomy - Sarah Darbar; 4th Behavioral and Social Science - Belle Marley; 5th Behavioral and Social Science - Brooke Fertig; 4th Biomedical/ Health Science - Emma Davis; 4th Animal Sciences - Risako Nishiyama; 4th Computer Science - Connor Larkin; 4th Energy Traditional/Alternative - Paige Oldham
Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) Ends State-Qualifying Season…
Bowie makes the top 10 schools in the state three years in a row! The team ended the season with 33 State Qualifications and 30 students eligible to compete. This distinction includes all private, public and magnet schools. The TFA State Meet will be held in Plano on March 9-11, 2017. Our Qualifiers:
Duet Acting- 7 State Qualifying Teams: Jake Anderson & David Garza, Tasha Anslyn & Avery Helder, Jacob Blacklock & Luke Evans, Chloe Byars & Bronwyn Neale, Luke Fisher & Natalie Guerra, Hunter Francisco & Sofia Hutton, Reed Syzdek & Grace Widner. Duo Interpretation- 6 Qualifying Teams: Jake Anderson & Grace Widner, Chloe Byars & Jackson Walker, Carter Drost & Eli Schoolar, Luke Evans & Reed Syzdek, Natalie Guerra & Sofia Hutton, Avery Helder & Jamie Muras. Student Congressional Debate- 6 State Qualifiers: James M. Counihan, Zachary J. Houdek, Emma Lopez, Caleb Newton, Amy Shreeve, Gillian Sitler. Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking- 5 State Qualifiers: Zachary J. Houdek, Emma Lopez, Jack E. Maedegen, Amy Shreeve, and Tate Weston. Humorous Interpretation- 3 State Qualifiers: Carter Drost, Eli Schoolar, Kaedon Solana. Dramatic Interpretation- 2 State Qualifiers: Jake Anderson, Sofia Hutton. Public Forum Debate- Jack E. Maedgen & Jason Saladiner. Lincoln Douglas Debate- Tate Weston. Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking- Caleb Newton. Original Oratory- Emma Lopez. Prose Interpretation- Anna Seningen. Student Congressional Debate- Senate- Brianna Rodriguez.
2017 Teacher of Promise & Staff Awards…
Congratulation to Hannah Huerta for earning the Teacher of Promise Award. She is a Bowie graduate and a first year Theatre Tech Teacher. The award is chosen by the principal and department chairs. Hannah has dedicated herself to our Bowie students, and she has been instrumental as well in supporting our overall theatre program. Other awards that were given to Bowie staff this year include: Teacher of the Year- Mr. Marco Bazan; Unsung Hero is given to staff members who perform important jobs not always visible to the students, parents, our community, etc. This year it was awarded to our Data Processors- Jana Kuhar & Kathy Ashburn. The Top Dawg Award exemplifies a belief in education, the students, exemplifies pride in performance and bulldog pride and collaborates with the staff and department. Our 2 recipients of the award go to Mr. Ryan Thomas, Band Director and Ms. Ruth Ann Widner, Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair.
Bowie Blast, week of January 29, 2017
Drumroll Please…For Teacher of the Year! …
Mrs. Leos, Interim Principal, is excited to announce that Marco Bazan is the 2016-2017 JBHS Teacher of the Year! Mr. Bazan began teaching at Bowie in 2004 and has taught Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Production and Oral Interpretation. Currently, he is the UIL Academic Coordinator and Forensics Director. Mr. Bazan has earned many awards with his work in Theatre and Forensics. He is such a treasured teacher at Bowie.
Congratulations to our other nominated and very talented teachers:
Erin Kowalik, Medical Microbiology & Pathophysiology instructor, PreAp & Academic Biology teacher and Student Leadership instructor.
Ruth Narvaiz has been at Bowie since 1990 and has taught World Geography Academic and PreAp, Government Academic and AP, Economics Academic and AP, Street Law and Mock Trial.
Dana Stiles has taught at Bowie since 2005 and is a Mathematics teacher and University of Texas at Austin OnRamps Statistics instructor.
Bowie Wrestlers Come Out First…
Our wrestlers did a great job at the Longhorn Invitational. Our boys team took 1st place and the girls team brought home 2nd place. They were terrific beating Westlake at duals. Girls Varsity Placers: Grace Lemm- 1st, Alina Kinsey- 1st, Aylen Vivar- 1st, Haley Haygood- 2nd, Christene Gautier- 2nd, Dana Ybarra- 3rd. Boys Varsity Placers: Christian Moreno- 1st, Jacob Junk- 1st, Genaro Cajuste- 2nd, Vincent Villanueva- 2nd, Jaime Silva- 3rd, Adrian Ybarra- 4th, Tony Sanders- 5th, Jacob Ploeger- 5th. JV Boys: Dylan Tijerina- 1st, Grant Faulkner- 2nd, Marquis Henderson- 3rd.
2017 Scholastic Art Winners…
Our talented art student’s work is on exhibit at the Nancy Wilson Scanlan Art Gallery in the Helm Fine Arts Center at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School from January 23- February 3rd. The Scholastic Art winners are: Jenna Blue, a Gold Key winner, Marisol Cacho, Andrea Griffis, Payton Myers & Kathryn Park who won Honorable Mentions.
Bowie Blast, week of January 15, 2017
Strong Powerlifting Team Competes with Vista Ridge …
Number next to their name is how many pounds they lifted. Varsity: 1st Place- Pierce Withers- 800, Caleb Bolm- 925; 2nd Place- Zach Yanes- 655, Jordan Flores- 845, Cooper Laake- 920; 3rd Place- Cross Hernandez- 645, Zach Smith- 675, Matthew Forrest- 750, Jackson Green- 790, Brennan Rogers- 820.
Freshman Team- 1st Place- Justin Poole- 645; 2nd Place- Keagan Brinkley-450, Jaxon Gonzalez-545, Teagon Lopez-550; 3rd Place- Henry Brown-390, Freddy Pulido-530, Logan Miller-675.
Bowie Junior Selected for All-State Choir …
The Bowie Choir had 5 students audition at the Area Contest for All-State Choir in San Antonio. Of the 100+ altos who auditioned for Region Choir, only 20 advanced to Region Choir, and only 5 advanced to Area. At Area, these 5 singers were among 20 total singers in each section that were narrowed down to the top 7. These top 7 represent our Area in the All-State Choir. After so much work, congratulations to Bella Cuminato for being chosen as a member of the Texas All-State Choir.
Speech & Debate Competes in Winston Churchill Classic …
Nine members of the Bowie Speech and Debate team traveled to San Antonio to compete in the Winston Churchill Classic. Here are the results: 1st Place Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton (Now Qualified for the University of Kentucky Tournament Of Champions); 2nd Place Foreign Extemp Speaking - Caleb Newton
5th Place Congressional Debate - Zachary Houdek; Congressional Debate Finalists - Emma Lopez and Brianna Rodriquez; Congressional Debate Semi-Finalist - Amy Shreeve; Domestic Extemp Speaking Semi-Finalists - Zach Houdek and Tate Weston; Original Oratory Semi-Finalist - Emma Lopez; Domestic Extemp Quarter Finalists - Amy Shreeve, Jack Maedgen, Jason Saladiner, Rasheek Huq
Bowie Blast, week of January 2, 2017
Reflections entries advance to State …
Congratulations to the following students for having their Reflections entry advance on to the State level!
Noelle Hall (Visual Arts)
Oliver Gorrie (Visual Arts)
Zach Walton (Literature)
Joylin Wei (Dance Choreography)
All students' entries that advanced to the local and state level will be on display this weekend at a reception to be held on January 8th at the AISD Performing Arts Center.
Bowie Blast, week of December 11, 2016
Band Students Earn Position in Region Band …
The following Bowie band members for earned a spot in the Region Band for this year. This is a reflection on their individual skill level and preparation on three etudes that are very difficult. They had to play by themselves in a room full of students from every AISD 6A school as well as Hays and Bastrop. Students with a * also advanced to the Area competition in January and students with a + were first chair in their room.
Kenneth Markert,* Rei Esaka, Josh Owens,*+ Sara Brown,* Dylan Humphrey, Evan Siedel,* Mason Spence, Aidan Smith, Ross Brown,*+ Ethan Brown,* Jake Barnes,* Jake Nix,* Adam Dinkins, Blake Petersen, Michael Huerta,*+ Caroline Garcia,* Anthony Gallo, Santiago Aguilar,*+ Thea Kilbane,*+ Avery Wholeb,* Olivia Charo,* Grace Larner,* Hyuk Park,* Isacc Santos,* Emily Calderon,* Rita Gebara, Zoe Bihan, Avery Oh, Ben Ruiz, Cedar Speice,* Lillian Vo,* Javier Vasquez,* Aiden Ruth, Aaron Owens,* Gianna Nuckols,* Willow Barker,* Lauren Do,* Kesiah Sulzbach, Noah Hane, Jonas Lowe*
Bowie Blast, week of December 4, 2016
Bowie Speech & Debate Students Travel to Illinois…
We had 7 members of the Bowie Speech and Debate team travel to Illinois to compete in the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate tournament. This is a national competition and students from all across the nation gather to compete in this tournament. Five of the 7 students made it to the out rounds, and 2 made the top 6! Out of three years going to this tournament, we have had people break out of prelims every year! Congratulations to Carter Drost and Eli Schoolar - 6th Place Duo Interp, Caleb Newton - Semi-Finalist in Congressional Debate and an award for writing Outstanding Piece of Legislation, Jake Anderson and Grace Widner - Quarterfinalists in Duo Interp.
Bowie Blast, week of November 20, 2016
Bowie Football Advances in the Playoff…
Bowie will play The Woodlands at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.
...Bowie Varsity Football ended the regular season with a big win over San Marcos. Our record was 9-1 and 5-0 in district play. With the win over San Marcos, we are the District Champions for 14-6A. It gets even better - all five JBHS teams were District Champions!
Freshmen Red, Freshmen Black, the Sophomore Team, Junior Varsity & Varsity. Our team went on to play Pflugerville Hendrickson for the Bi-District Championship and won.
Bowie Hospitality Program Recognized…
The Bowie Hospitality Internship program, led by instructor Jill Wolfington, was recently recognized at the 2016 Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau annual luncheon. A donation from Wells Fargo was presented for exceptional work with youth in the hospitality industry.
Choir Students Move to Area Competition…
Members of the Bowie High School Choir competed at the Pre-Area round of the All-State process. This round included singing excerpts from 3 very difficult songs in Latin and German and sight-reading a piece of music with only 30 seconds of preparation. The following students were selected to move on to the Area round of auditions- the final round before making the All-State Choir in San Antonio in early January (*denotes 1st chair ranking): Will Bohuslav,* Hannah Cherukuri, Bella Cuminato,* Blake Moyer,
Noah Sheets*. Also advancing as Area Alternates are the following students: Ethan Berdofe, Louie Gliniak, Ryan Graham, Alison Howard, Payton McIntyre, Gisselle Lozano, Belle Sander
All-State Orchestra Selected…
The All-State Orchestra consists of the elite players from across the State. Out of the 332 violins who auditioned, Kathryn Park placed 112th and made the All-State String Orchestra. Kody Cardamone placed 22nd out of the 137 Basses that auditioned and made the All-State Philharmonic Orchestra. Also, Andre Plackis and Sofia Villarreal made it past the 1st day.
Bowie Blast, week of November 6, 2016
Bowie Band Advances to State…
Our band students gave two very strong performances for the UIL Area D competition. They were second to Ronald Reagan High School from San Antonio and have officially advanced to the UIL State competition next week. There are approximately 244 high schools that are 6A in Texas and 39 advanced to State, so that puts us in the top 16% of bands in the state!
Two Cross Country Runners Will Be At State…
It was a bittersweet Regional XC meet as two of our Varsity girls qualified to the State meet, but our team did not. Carolyn Evans and Claire Meyer placed 3rd and 12th, respectively, out of 172 of the top runners in our Region.
Bowie Congressional Debate Earns Top Spot…
For the 4th year in a row, Bowie has earned a spot at the State Meet in January.
3rd Place - State Qualifier - Caleb Newton (2nd Year!); Finalist and Outstanding Presiding Officer - Zach Houdek; Finalist - Gillian Sitler
Bowie Students Featured in Video Clip…
Our students did a fantastic job working with AISD Communications in a video clip with our Superintendent encouraging people to vote this year.
Bowie Blast, week of October 23, 2016
Cross Country Moving Fast…
Bowie XC Girls sweep the district meet by taking 1st in all three Divisions - Varsity, JV and Freshmen.
This makes our Varsity girls Back to Back District champs and they advance to regionals October 29th.
1st Place- Carolyn Evans, 2nd Place- Jessica Rodriguez-Nino, 3rd Place- Ashlyn Smith, 4th Place- Claire Meyer. Congrats to the JV Boys who are the District Runner-Ups!
Bowie Choir Hosts 400 Students & Sweeps Region Contest…
Bowie hosted almost 400 students for the TMEA Region 18 Choir auditions and 27 Bowie students were chosen for the Region choir, which is an impressive 66% of the students who auditioned and the most out of any AISD school! We are also thrilled that in almost every voice part, Bowie students ranked in the top 5 chairs. The students making the top 5 chairs: Isabel Arana, Ethan Berdofe (1st Chair), Will Bohuslave (1st Chair), Hannah Cherukuri, Bella Cuminato (1st Chair), Alison Howard (1st Chair), Payton McIntyre, Emma Merrill, Blake Moyer and Kelly Thornton.
Bowie Forensics Travels to San Antonio to Take On 40 Schools…
Eleven members of the Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) team travelled to SA Reagan HS to compete at the Reagan Invitational. 1st Place Congressional Debate: Caleb Newton; 2nd Place Novice Public Forum Debate: Payton Bellman & Alexus Harris; 3rd Place Novice Extemp Speaking : Payton Bellman.
Finalists (top 15) Congressional Debate: Zach Houdek and Lauren Warhola
Semi-Finalists in Domestic Extemp Speaking: Amy Shreeve, Emma Lopez, Caleb Newton, & Gillian Sitler
10 Bowie Students Selected for Region Orchestra…
This past Saturday, the TMEA Orchestra Division held auditions for the Region 18 Orchestra. We had had 10 students win spots place in Region Orchestra: Kathryn Park, Juliana Dodson, Ryan Zhang, Emma Davis, Alyssandra Calhoun, Payton McIntyre, Andre Plackis, Katrina Villarreal, Kody Cardamone, & Sofia Villarreal.
Varsity Tennis Coming Up Aces…
The Varsity Tennis Team advances to the AREA Playoff Semifinal Round. The coaches are very proud of these athletes for the way they conduct themselves while representing Bowie. Varsity Team: Jolie Francis, Jamie Dammann, Gilberto Camacho, Gabriele Francis, Stephen Do, Madison Winn, Riley O’Connor, Carlos Canepa, Shawn Ichikawa, Aaron Darbar, Arik Suez, Keito Chiba, Sarah Darbar,
Sydney Johnson, Emily Leeke, and Kayleigh Shumaker
At the TAJE State Journalism Convention, Bowie Journalism once again stood out from the crowd of over 900 attendees at the Texas Association of Journalism Educators State Convention in San Antonio. Our program took home 29 group and individual awards, the most of any other school at the convention! Here is list of honorees:
Group Awards: Bowie Journalism: 2nd Place Sweepstakes; The Lone Star Dispatch and Lone Star Yearbook: Honorable Mention, Best in Show
Individual Awards Superiors: Ally Bienvenu ('17) - Photography Portfolio ~ Violet Glenewinkle ('18) - Feature Writing ~Lily King ('17) - Basic Yearbook Design ~Jessica Leonard ('19) - On-site Photography-Circles and On-site Photography- Person ~ Abbie Ong
Bowie Journalism Stands Out…
('19) - Newspaper Front Page Design ~ Ashley Ramirez ('18) - First Year Photo
Excellence: Fuaad Ajaz ('17) - News Writing ~ Sarah Baber ('18) - On-site Photography-Circles ~Will Baker ('19) - Yearbook Photography ~ Carlyn Crow ('17) & Jocelyn Brooks ('19) - Yearbook Theme Package ~ Jamie Dorsey (graduate) - Photo Portrait ~ Jessica Leonard ('19) - First Year Photo ~ Lauryn Lomas ('18) - Yearbook Photography ~ Lauren Noe ('17) - Photo Portrait ~
Mariana Medina ('17) - Advanced Yearbook Design ~ Simoon Saiyed ('19) - On-site Photography-Person
Bowie Blast, week of October 16, 2016
Bowie Hits the Water …
The Our swimmers had a great swim meet with men’s swimming placing 5th and women’s swimming placing 3rd overall beating Westlake!
Bowie Blast, week of October 2nd, 2016
Forensics (Speech & Debate) …
The team took top honors again by taking 1st Place Team Sweepstakes and qualifying five for the TFA State tournament in March. First place squad efficiency and took all top 6 places for a team acting event!
New State Qualifications: Caleb Newton (Congress and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking); Carter Drost (Humorous Interpretation), Jacob Blacklock and Luke Evans (Duet Acting), Emma Lopez (Original Oratory).
Duo Interpretation: 1st place Jake Anderson and Grace Widner; 2nd place Carter Drost and Eli Schoolar; 3rd place Avery Helder and Jamie Muras ~ Duet Acting: 1st place Reed Syzdek and Grace Widner; 2nd place Jacob Blacklock and Luke Evans
Humorous Interpretation: 1st place Eli Schoolar; 2nd place Carter Drost ~ Congress: 1st place Caleb Newton
Poetry Interpretation: 1st place Sofia Hutton ~ US Extemp: 2nd place Emma Lopez ~ FX: 2nd place Caleb Newton ~ Prose Interpretation: 3rd place Natalie Guerra ~ Novice Public Forum Debate: 2nd place Joe Bridges and Jace Brown ~ Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate: Semi-finalist Rasheek Huq; 2nd place Speaker Rasheek Huq.
Bowie Blast, week of September 25th, 2016
Forensics (Speech & Debate) …
competed at the Pflugerville TFA State Qualifier this weekend, and took top prizes in numerous events, including 1st place Team Sweepstakes for the second weekend in a row.
For the third tournament in a row, we also swept all six final places for Duet Acting, and have two new state qualifiers: Natalie Guerra and Sofia Hutton, Duo Interpretation & Zach Houdek,
Varsity Girls Cross Country Team …
They placed first at the very competitive Cedar Park meet with 185 runners and 25 schools in their division. We had 4 of the top 10 runners. Carolyn Evans was 1st overall, Jessica Rodriguez-Nino was 4th, Claire Meyer - 6th and Summer Wilson was 10th in that huge field of runners.
James Bowie High School Outdoor Performing Ensemble…
The band traveled to McAllen, TX for their first competition of the season. They swept all captions (Best Music, Best Visual, and Best General Effect) and First Place. Congratulations!
Bowie Blast, Reflections - District, 2016
Reflections Art Entries advance to District…
Congratulations to the following students who have Reflection entries advancing from Bowie to the District Level. We are so proud of all the talent and creativity among all the entries. Thank you to all students who participated.
Visual Arts: Logan Alvarez, 11; Dartanian Babcock, 10; Whitney Bruno 12; Noah Connolly, 11; Christian Denham, 11; Jude Donahue, 11; Madee Feltner, 11; Dennis Florintsev, 12; Oliver Gorrie, 11; Josh Guzman, 12; Lail Hajj-Ahmad, 11; Noelle Hall, 10; Courtney Huynh, 12; Miki Iida, 12; Nisa Lateef, 12; Alexis Ledesma, 11; Devon McDonald, 12; Andres Molina, 11; Matthew Morales, 10; Kevin Mueller, 11; Timothy Nelson, 12; John Ritter, 10; Hayden Rodriguez, 10; Samantha Searles, 11; Andrew Speed, 11; Jacob Thollander, 10; Jacob Urrutia, 10; Lilly Yeager, 9
Photography: Oliver Gorrie, 11
Dance Choreography: Amanda Harms, 10; Britney Huynh, 10; Laura-Claire Jones, 12; Joylin Wei, 11; Grace Woudenberg, 12
Literature: Zach Walton, 11; Payton McIntyre, 12
Bowie Blast, week of September 11th, 2016
Girls Cross Country Takes 1st…
A big congratulations to our Varsity Girls XC team. They finished 1st at the AISD XC Invitational with 141 runners and 22 schools being represented. Four of the top 10 finishers were from our Bowie Team.
Carolyn Evans was the #1 finisher with a 5k time of 18:55.
Forensics (Speech & Debate) Takes Team Sweepstakes…
Bowie Forensics wins team sweepstakes at Hendrickson State Qualifier. Individual Finalists included:
Duet Acting ~ 1st place: Jake Anderson and David Garza; 2nd place: Chloe Byars and Bronwyn Neal; 3rd place: Hunter Francisco and Sofia Hutton; 4th place: Jacob Blacklock and Luke Evans; 5th place: Kelley Israel and Anna Seningen; 6th place: Luke Fisher and Natalie Guerra
International Extemporaneous Speaking ~ 2nd place: Caleb Newton
Duo Interpretation ~ 3rd place: Carter Drost and Eli Schoolar; 5th place: Jake Anderson and Grace Widner; 6th place: Luke Evans and Reed Syzdek
Humorous Interpretation ~ 3rd place: Carter Drost; 4th place: Eli Schoolar; 6th place: Kaedon Solana
Congressional Debate ~ 3rd place: Caleb Newton; 4th place: Zach Houdek; Finalist: Lauren Warhola
Prose Interpretation ~ 3rd place: Natalie Guerra; 5th place: Grace Widner; 6th place: Anna Seningen
Original Oratory ~4th place: Emma Lopez
Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking ~ 4th place: Zach Houdek; 5th place: Tate Weston
Poetry Interpretation ~ 6th place: Sofia Hutton
Novice Extemporaneous Speaking ~ 6th place: Natalie George
Bowie Blast, week of September 3rd, 2016
Cross Country Off To Great Start…
Congrats to our Varsity Girls and Boys Cross Country teams as they competed at The Woodlands Meet on Friday night. Even with rain falling all evening, they had great success. Both teams only have one senior this year. The girls came in 3rd out of 44 teams competing, and the boy’s team came in 12th out of 46 teams.
Forensics (Speech & Debate) Take Top Honors…
The Bowie Forensics team competed at the first tournament of the season this weekend, taking top honors in several events and placing second place overall.
1st place: Luke Evans and Jacob Blacklock
2nd place: Luke Fisher and Natalie Guerra
3rd place: Jake Anderson and David Garza
4th place: Kelley Israel and Anna Seningen
5th place: Hunter Francisco and Sofia Hutton
6th place: Victoria Newell and Jackson Walker
1st place: Natalie Guerra and Sofia Hutton
3rd place: Luke Evans and Reed Syzdek
5th place: Jake Anderson and Grace Widner
6th place: Carter Drost and Eli Schoolar
1st place: Carter Drost
5th place: Eli Schoolar
4th place: Emma Lopez
4th place: Zach Houdek
5th place: Gillian Sitler
Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
6th place: Gillian Silter
1st place: Anna Seningen
4th place: Jake Anderson
6th place: Victoria Newell
2nd place: Sofia Hutton
4th place: Victoria Newell
6th place: Luke Fisher
Novice Extemporaneous Speaking
5th place: Rasheek Huq
7th place: Natalie George