BOWIE BLAST - 2015/16

We want to share the news about our school and student accomplishments with our community ~ below are the full recaps for this school year, Cheers to our students and administration ~ Go Dawgs! 

Bowie Blast, week of May 8th
Bowie Trophies, 2016, 2

Runners Take Your Mark…

A Girls Track record was broken at the Regional Track Meet at Baylor. Marissa Flournoy – broke our school record in the 3200m (2 mile) run that was set back in 1994! She had a time of 11:20 and placed 8th in our very competitive region. Carolyn Evans placed 5th in the 1600m (1 mile) run with a time of 5:10 and Carly Ott placed 4th in the High Jump with a jump of 5’4”, which ties our school record.

Reflections Arts Projects Advance to State…

Seniors Angela Kang and Jesse Yakerson Reflections entries advanced to State. Angela's entry was in the Literature category titled "The Light Beyond the Box." Jesse's entry was in the Visual Arts category titled "Endless Soaring." Reflections is a National PTSA program that recognizes student’s art abilities in 6 different categories. Entries had to reflect this year's theme "Let Your Imagination Fly." For more info on our Reflections Entries – click HERE

Bowie Blast, week of May 1st
Girls Track Places 3rd at Area Track Meet…

Congratulations to the following girls who placed between 1st and 4th place at the Area Track meet and will be advancing to the Regional Track Meet at Baylor University. They also placed 3rd overall as a team out of the 17 teams competing.

  • 1st Place: Carly Ott – High Jump;

  • 2nd Place: Keara McGraw - Pole Vault;

  • 3rd Place: Avery Ellis-Byerly - Shot, Aleka Neptune - Discus, Sabrina Bianco – High Jump, Carolyn Evans - 1600m Run. 800m Relay - Elise Foradory, Nya Martin, Amarissa Reyes, Helen McCain - alt. Morgan Johnson, Haley Farr and Deja Hubbard 1600m Relay - Elise Foradory, Reilly Campbell, Amarissa Reyes, Helen McCain - alt. Jessica Rodriguez-Nino, Katelyn Dill and Claire Meyer 

  • 4th place: Marissa Flournoy - 4th place/3200m run

  • 5th place: Keara McGraw - 100m Hurdles. Carolyn Evans - 3200m run and 6th place/1600m run


UIL Literary Criticism Team are the Regional Champs…

The Bowie UIL Literary Criticism Team placed first in the region. The team is Laura Tarrant, Marina Paulson and Raphael Jacquette. These students are remarkable and a reflection of the hard work of the ELA department.

  • Laura placed first overall in the region and Marina placed third overall.

  • The whole team is moving on to the state competition in May.

  • A big thanks goes to our English teachers: Pat Conroy, Vicki Hebert, Amanda & Judd Pfeiffer, Matt Flickinger, Emily Davis & Whitney Shumate for instilling a love of reading and deep analysis in these students.

Art Students Attend State Vase…

Congratulations to the following Art students who attended State Vase over the weekend.

  • Breana Ferreira won All State,

  • Nicole Hockaday, Aurora Schneider, and Alex Spink won Exemplary Medals.

Bowie Takes Two Top Sports at UIL…

Bowie takes two top spots at UIL Regional Meet in Prose Interpretation and will advance to state competition. The Bowie High School UIL Academic Team had its best showing at the Regional Meet at Baylor University. Our two students competing in Prose Interpretation both advanced to the UIL State Meet.

  • Regional Champion- Jake Anderson and

  • 2nd place- Miguel Lozano.

Bowie Softball are District Champs…

Your 2015-2016 Lady Dawgs Softball team went 13-3 in district play this year and are District Champions! Their first playoff game will be against Rouse HS.


Bowie is Ranked Nationally…

US News and World Report ranks Bowie nationally and gave the school a state ranking of #152. The article lists our graduation rate at 97%. For more information click here. The Washington Post ranked Bowie in their article- America’s Most Challenging High Schools. For more information click here.

Bowie Blast, week of April 24th
Entomology Team Going to State…

Congratulations Bowie-Austin FFA’s entomology team placed 1st in the Lonestar District, 4th in Area VII, and qualified for state! Congratulations to Gunnar Hooks, Emily Leeke, Samantha Robarts, and Thomas Sanders!

Bowie Marksmanship Teams Hit the Mark…

In addition to the #2 Team ranking at the Junior Olympic State Championship, Ray Sierras and Hope

Ritchie finished #2 and #4 in the Individual Sporter Category and qualify for the Junior Olympic National Championships to be held at Port Clinton, Ohio in June. Way to go al 3 Bowie Marksmanship Teams.
Women’ Lacrosse Team to State Championship…

Congratulations The Bowie Women's Lacrosse team beat McNeil high school in the semi-final district playoff game and advances to the finals. That win qualifies them to play in the State Championship for the second year in a row! Come cheer on the team at the final playoff game against Westwood High School on Monday April 25 at 6:00 pm at Cedar Park High School.

National and State Newspaper Awards Announced…

The Lone Star Dispatch student newspaper finished 4th place in best in show at the national JEA/NSPA conference in Los Angeles- this is the best we have done in a national best in show competition. In the UIL/ILPC state level competition, our paper grabbed the 2nd straight ranking star with a Bronze Star, placing us in the top 15-20 papers in the state overall and makes our newspaper one of the top 10 public school newspapers in the state! Our staff grabbed 22 individual medals, including:

  • 1st place: Senior Granger Coats – Photo Story; Senior Isabel Rosales – Sports Page Design

  • 2nd place: Soph. Violet Glenewinkel – Entertainment Photo

  • 3rd place: 2015 Graduate Elyas Levens – Editorial Writing; Soph. Violet Glenewinkel – Feature Writing; Soph. Violet Glenewinkel – Entertainment Feature; Senior Kamryn Bryce – Computer Art; Senior Granger Coats – Photo Story; Senior Casey Shrout – Entertainment Page Design; Seniors Kamryn Bryce and Lauren Blevins – Nameplates/Folios/Standing Heads; Staff – Captions

  • Honorable Mention: Senior Kamryn Bryce – News Feature; Soph. Victoria Newell – Feature Writing; Soph. Victoria Newell – Entertainment Review; Soph. Avila Dye – Entertainment Feature; Junior Eliana Lynch – Cartoon; Junior Fuaad Ajaz – News Page Design; Soph. Carissa Duran – Editorial Page Design; Senior Granger Coats – Feature Photo; Senior Granger Coats – Portrait & Photo Portfolio; Staff – Headlines


Bowie Musical Tarzan Wins Big Again…

Congrats The Bowie HS Fine Arts Department musical Tarzan took home big awards at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. Bowie came home with three of the top awards, including:

  • Best Orchestra (third year in a row; no other school has won this award yet)- directed/conducted by Matt Atkinson;

  • Best Music Direction (second year in a row)- directed by Randy Cantu and Cate Gasco;

  • Best Actress in a supporting role- Chloe Byars (Kala)

  • Over 70 of our students got to perform on the Long Center stage again, making our school one of only two that have had that honor of being nominated for Best Production every year since the awards started three years ago.

Varsity Tennis is Bowie Proud…

The doubles team of Mariya Shkolnaya/Jolie Francis advanced to the State Tournament after a two day battle through the toughest Tennis Region in the state. The pair defeated Irving, Westwood, The Woodlands, and finally Westlake to advance. They represented Bowie extremely well both on and off the courts.

JBHS Choirs Earn Top Marks at UIL…

The Bowie Choirs participated in the Region 18 Concert and Sightreading Contest and took four choirs to compete. All four groups came home with Sweepstakes awards! These trophies are awarded to groups who earn superior ratings in both stage performance and sight-singing. While we have earned sweepstakes awards every year for the past 3 years with all these choirs, never before in the history of Bowie have we earned a "straight" sweepstakes with every choir (meaning superior ratings from every single judge in both concert and sightreading). 

Lone Star Yearbook takes Top State Awards…

The Lone Star yearbook captured another Silver Star award from the Interscholastic League Press Conference for the 2014-2015 yearbook.

Senior business editor Maddi Felux received the Tops in Texas award. 24 individual achievement awards were given to the following yearbook staff members.

2014-2015 Book:

  • 1st Place AND TOPS IN TEXAS: Maddi Felux-Multi-format Ad Spread -

  • 2nd Place: Kylie Parkan- Index Staff-Headlines -

  • 3rd Place: Jamie Dorsey-Student Life Photo & Brenda Saucedo-Club/Organization Photo

2015-2016 Current Yearbook Awards:

  • 1st Place: Seraya Velasquez-Sports Spread - Bryan Moreno, Lauren Noe, Brenda Saucedo-Class Section Spread - Avery Schmidt, Madi Horner-Clubs/Organizations Spread - Eric Ingersoll-Yearbook Story - Jamie Dorsey-Photo Portfolio

  • 2nd Place: Emily Heim, Jake Mickelson-Academic Spread

2014-2015 Lone Star Yearbook Awards:

  • Honorable Mention: Rebekah wood, Gabby Reyes-Captions, Rachel Johnson, Alexa Antoniadis-Sports Spread, Lina Barakat, Vivana Estrada, Brandon Hertel-Academic Spread, Lauren Do, Aubrey Choate-Class Spread, Sarah Baber, Catherine Cardenas-Club/Organization SpreadBella Bryson, Maura Evans, Brett Coulston-Multi Topic Spread, Sunnie Lee-Secondary Coverage/Alternative Copy Treatment, Kaylen Combs-Student Life Feature StoryPaige Meyer-Personality Profile, Taylor Farr-Sport Feature Photo, Lauren Noe-Academic Photo

2015-2016 Current Lone Star Yearbook Awards:

  • Honorable Mention: Alex Reyes, Honey Munoz, Brenda Saucedo-Multi-Topic Spread, Julie Faulkner-Photo Portfolio

Bowie Blast, week of April 17th
Back to Back District Champions…

Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Track Team for their back to back District Championship- First time in school history! It was also a fantastic year with the Bowie Varsity Boys winning the District Crown, too. A special shout out to Heather Cuthbertson-McFarland, Matt Flickinger and Phil Perry for the outstanding work they do with our girls and guys.

UIL State Wrestling Tournament…

Two of our wrestlers medaled at the UIL State Wrestling Tournament:

  • Christian Moreno (113 lbs) and Riley Gatley (128 lbs) for the 4th place finishes at State. 


UIL Academic Teams Finish Strong…

JBHS The Bowie UIL Academic Team took 3rd overall in district contest behind Westlake and Lake Travis! Regional Qualifiers will compete for at the Regional Meet at Baylor University on April 22-23. Individual and team awards are listed below:

  • Accounting Team- District Champs and Regional Team Qualifier (coached by Jennifer Vance) Team of Rafay Kurram, Brice Lacey, Joshua Lucas

  • Literary Criticism Team- District Champs and Regional Team Qualifier (coached by Bree Rolfe)Team of Raphael Jaquette, Marina Paulson and Laura Tarrant -

  • Mathematics Team- District Champs and Regional Team Qualifier (coached by Bill Russell) Team of Stefani Barre, Eugene Choi, Cameron Clark, and Hosei Nakajima -

  • One-Act Play- District (and Zone and Bi-District) Champs and Area Qualifier (directed by Betsy Cornwell, Kalyn Holloway, Marco Bazan) Team of: Jake Anderson, Tanner Berg, Paige Bradbury, Kamryn Bryce, Chloe Byars, Elizabeth Delgado- Savage, David Garza, Jamie Godwin, Emma Haschke, Avery Helder, Miguel Lozano, Bronwyn Neale, Andy Moe, Jamie Muras, Blake Pousson, Olivia Roberts, Emily Robinett, Eli Schoolar, Noah Steele, Zane Stults, Reed Syzdek, Jackson Walker, Ben Wheeler


Finalists in individual events included:

  • Accounting (coached by Jennifer Vance) 1st place- District Champion (and Regional Qualifier)- Rafay Kurram 2nd place (and Regional Qualifier)- Joshua Lucas; 3rd place (and Regional Qualifier)- Brice Lacey;

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate (coached by Brian Alford) 2nd place (and Regional Qualifier)- Tate Weston; Literary Criticism (coached by Bree Rolfe) 1st place- District Champion (and Regional Qualifier)- Laura Tarrant;

  • Mathematics (coached by Bill Russell) 2nd place (and Regional Qualifier)- Eugene Choi; 4th place (and Regional Team Qualifier) Cameron Clark, 6th place (and Regional Team Qualifier)- Stefani Barre

  • Persuasive Speaking (coached by Brian Alford) 1st place District Champion (and Regional Qualifier)- Caleb Newton; Prose Interpretation (coached by Marco Bazan)1st place District Champion ((and Regional Qualifier)- Miguel Lozano 3rd place (and Regional Qualifier)- Jake Anderson

  • Feature Writing (coached by Michael Reeves) 5th place- Victoria Newell

  • Informative Speaking (coached by Brian Alford) 6th place- Jade Fabello

  • Number Sense (coached by John Graff) 5th place- Hosei Nakajima

  • Poetry Interpretation (coached by Marco Bazan) 5th place- Summer Hawkins6th place- Victoria Newell

  • Prose Interpretation (coached by Marco Bazan) 4th place (and Alternate to Region)- Hunter Francisco

  • Ready Writing (coached by Jake Logan, Bree Rolfe and Emily Davis) 4th place (and Alternate to Region)- Jade Fabello5th place- Jimmy Counihan

  • Job well done to Kody Cardamone, Jimmy Counihan, Vincent Hernandez, Jackson Moore, Ryan Noser, and William Sackmary.

JBHS World Winter Guard Makes History…

The 2016 Winter Guard places 5th at the Winter Guard International Championships. This is a 1st for the school, district, and the state of Texas to have a scholastic world team be ranked in the Top 5! We are the first Texas Scholastic World team to be placed in the Top 3.The students also received a 99 in GE and tied for 1st in the 2016 World Class Champion. The team got to perform in front of a sold out audience of over 8,000 people. You can view the semi performance and finals: Click HERE

Scholastic World Team Strives to Be Undefeated…

We have the 1st Scholastic World Team in WGI History to place in the TOP 3/5 our first year in Scholastic World Class. This is also the 2nd undefeated season for this team and its 4th State Championship WIN that includes winning all competitive classes from Scholastic A, Scholastic Open, and Scholastic World.


Univision Student of the Month Yesenia Fuentes…

Congrats to Yesenia Fuentes for being named the Univision Student of the Month. It was a fun day when the channel showed up to Bowie with the award. You can see the news segment: Click HERE.

Musical Tarzan Takes Big Awards…

The Bowie HS Fine Arts Department musical Tarzan took home big awards at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards. Bowie came home with 3 of the top awards:

  • Best Orchestra (3rd year in a row; no other school has won this award yet)- directed/conducted by Matt Atkinson;

  • Best Music Direction (2nd year in a row)- directed by Randy Cantu and Cate Gasco;

  • Best Actress in a supporting role- Chloe Byars (Kala)Over 70 of our students got to perform on the Long Center stage again, making our school one of only two that have had that honor of being nominated for

  • Best Production every year since the awards started three years ago.

Bowie Blast, week of April 10th
Varsity Track Wins District...

Boys Varsity team won the district track meet. We beat a Lake Travis team that had won every meet they had been to this year, except the one that counted! All levels did really well. JV finished 2nd place and freshmen finished 1st in dominating fashion.


State Championship for Color Guard…

JBHS Scholastic World Team won their 2016 Texas Color Guard Circuit State Championship. This is the team’s 4th straight state championship title in a row.

1st Place for UIL Accounting Team…

UIL Accounting Team won 1st place at the District. They will advance to compete at Regionals next month.

  • 1st -Rafay Kurram, 2nd- Joshua Lucas, 3rd- Brice Lacey.


Top Spot for UIL One-Act Play…

The UIL One-Act Play Contest won Bi-District, taking the top spot for the third contest in a row this season! The company moves on to Area Contest in College Station. Individual awards included:

  • Best Actress- Chloe Byars; All Star Cast- Miguel Lozano; Honorable Mention- Zane Stults; Outstanding Technician/Honor Crew- Olivia Roberts.


More great UIL Academics News…

Our Bowie Literary Criticism Team placed 1st at the district meet and is heading to regionals.

  • The team is seniors Laura Tarrant, Raphael Jacquette & Marina Paulson. Laura Tarrant took 1st place overall at district.


Bowie Chamber Choir featured in Austin Way!

Select members of the Chamber Choir were invited to perform at the Texas Independence Day Gala at the Bob Bullock Museum. Austin Way magazine online featured a great picture in their coverage, which you can find HERE..

Bowie Blast, week of April 3rd 
Good Things Happening At Bowie…

Thanks to the last bond passing, our school received 1,100 Chrome Books for student use. New furniture that was needed will be going into the classrooms and The Field of Dreams across the street from the school is scheduled to break ground in April.


Varsity Tennis Finishes Strong…

The Varsity Tennis Team closed out the Tournament season strong in a 16 team field

  • Line 1 : Singles winner - Jackson Cobb; Line 1 Mixed Doubles Winners - Jamie Dammann/Gilby Camacho; Girls Doubles Winners - Mariya Shkolnaya/Jolie Franciis; Boys Doubles 3rd place Riley O'Connor/ Stephen Do; Girls singles 3rd place- Ksenia Vlassova;

  • Line 2 : Singles Winner - Madison Winn; Singles Runner up - Lauren Blevins; Mixed Doubles Winners- Gigi Francis/Julian Haddad

One-Act Play wins District & Advances to Bi-District…

The Bowie High School One-Act Play won the district title placing first for the second time in a row.

  • The production Six Degrees of Separation moved on to bi-district contest at Hendrickson HS. Individual awards at District include:

  • All Star Cast: Chloe Byars and Jackson Walker; Honorable Mention: Emma Haschke and Zane Stults; Outstanding Technician: Reed Syzdek

Bowie Blast, week of March 27th  
UIL Academic Competitors Take Top Awards at Best of Texas…

The UIL Academic Team competed in Best of Texas, an online statewide contest for UIL academic events.

  • State Champion- 1st place in Literary Criticism- Laura Tarrant (coached by Bree Rolfe);

  • 9th place in Biology- Shravani Deo (coached by Hope Lozano and Kendall Hollick);

  • 9th place tie in Current Issues and Events- Caleb Newton and Jackson Coats (coached by Brian Alford)


Softball is in Full Swing for the Season…

Bowie Girls Softball is undefeated in District play after completing their first round of games!

Biking Bulldogs…

The Bowie Mountain Bike Team won First Place Overall at the Reveille Peak Roundup. We are three races in to the five race season and the competition is fierce!


Best of Texas Statewide Current Events…

The following students placed statewide in the Best of Texas Current Issues & Events Contest:

  • 2nd Place Statewide 9th Grade - Jack Maedgen;

  • 3rd Place Statewide 9th Grade - Maggie Bisone;

  • 3rd Place Statewide 10th Grade - Zach Houdek

UIL One Act Play Advances to District…

The UIL One-Act Play Six Degrees of Separation took home top honors at Zone Contest, winning first place, taking 5 of 18 acting awards and advanced to district. Individual acting awards included:

  • Best Actor- Jackson Walker;

  • All Star Cast- Chloe Byars and Zane Stults;

  • Honorable Mention- Miguel Lozano and Jamie Godwin;

  • Outstanding Technician- Kamryn Bryce

Bowie Blast, week of March 20th  

The 2016 Fine Arts Department Musical "Tarzan" took home 11 nominations for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards with over 30 schools eligible. The award ceremony will be at the Long Center Wednesday, April 13th. The Fine Arts musical was nominated for the following: Best Production * Best Direction * Best Orchestra (direction by Matt Atkinson) * Best Choreography * Best Music Direction (direction by Randy Cantu and Cate Gasco) * Best Ensemble * Best Technical Execution * Best Lighting Design * Best Leader Actor: Austin Hyde (Tarzan) * Best Supporting Actor: Noah Steele (Kerchak) * Best Supporting Actress: Chloe Byars (Kala)


Bowie Sweeps Citizen Bee Competition…

Bowie students did a fine job of representing us at the Region 13 Citizen Bee, winning all three top spots. Emily Kuster -- 1st place, Advancing to State; Allison Ambler -- 2nd place; William Hockaday -- 3rd place.

Bowie Blast, week of March 6th - *Click HERE for full list of students
*Regional Science Fair Winners…

Our students placed with a wide range of science fair topics this year.

  • 2nd Place: Clara Martin, Biochemistry; Sofia Hutton, Chemistry.

  • 3rd Place: John Shpherd, Computer Science Systems; Rebecca Proffitt, Engineering Mechanics; Avery Helder, Materials Science.

  • Special Awards: Katie Stephenson, Megan Oldham, Aurora Rochin, Sophia Hutton, and Eliza Kuster.


UIL Academic Team in Best of Texas Online Tournament…

The UIL Academic team and their coaches placed in the Best of Texas Online Tournament. Competing against students from across the state, the following Bowie students placed in the top ten:

  • Literary Criticism- coached by Bree Rolfe- 3rd place Laura Tarrant, 9th place Raphael Jaquette;

  • Chemistry- coached by Hope Lozano and Kendall Hollick-4th place Olivia Roberts, 6th place Amy Cox, 8th place Angela Kang;

  • Current Issues and Events- coached by Brian Alford- 9th place Hasan Beg

Bowie Blast, week of February 28
Exceptional Cadets at JROTC Service Championships…

The JROTC Varsity and JV Marksmanship Teams competed at the 2016 JROTC Service Championships in Anniston AL. The Varsity finished 10th and qualified for a spot at Nationals.

  • Our top shooter, Hope Ritchie, qualified for the individual finals against 7 other top shooters. After the 10-shot final she finished 2nd overall in the Air Force JROTC...and was so close to 1st place.

  • Varsity: Hope Ritchie, Sara Raye, Cassidy Lindauer, Ray Sierras. Junior Varsity: Kallysta Wheeler, Bianca Gonzalez, Caleb Hawkins, Stevie Freteluco.


Sophomore Swims at Meet…

Bowie sophomore, Diana Dunn, had a great performance at the state swim meet and placed 2nd in both of her events. 


Wrestlers Medaled…

Two of our wrestlers medaled at the UIL State Wrestling Tournament- congratulations to Christian Moreno and Riley Gatley for the 4th place finishes at State! 

Silver Stars Finish Out the Season…

The Silver Stars came together as a team and had the most beautiful performances at the McNeil Contest. They finished out their competitive season with the best performance to date. Many awards were bestowed on this great group of dancers.

Bowie Blast, week of February 14th - click here for all 2/14 results
Swim & Dive Team Regionals…

The team competed for prelims and for finals against 24 teams.

  • Nathan Cootes placed 5th in diving; Frisco Koelling placed 7th in the mens 50yd freestyle and 9th in the mens 100yd freestyle; Zac Mickelson placed 6th in the mens 200yd individual medley and 12th in the mens 100yd backstroke;

  • The girls 400yd relay - Kaitlyn McDaniel, Diana Dunn, Ariana Eads and Megan Weiss - placed 13th;

  • The boys 400yd relay - Frisco Koelling, Jake Mickelson, Nico Tornoe and Zac Mickelson - placed 10

  • Diana Dunn will be competing at STATE in the girls individual medley and girls 100yd freestyle. Bowie has not sent anyone to state for                                  swimming in several years so we wish Diana luck! Thank you to all of our swimmers on the team.

Lady Dawgs Basketball District Champions…

The Varsity Lady Dawg Basketball team won their 4th straight district championship! The bi-district round of playoffs has been set. Bowie will play Cedar Ridge Tuesday, February 16 @ Cedar Creek HS (Bastrop) @ 7:00 pm. Come out and cheer this team to victory! Loser goes home and is done. Winner advances to the next round. Also, congratulations are in order to Coach Perry and the Freshman Lady Dawgs.

Wrestling Begins With a Bang…

The Our wrestling teams competed in the District 14-6A Wrestling Championship at the Delco Center with great success. Wrestling began with all 4 teams competing throughout the day. Our JV Boys won their 2nd consecutive district title. Our JV Girls won their first ever District Championship title and the entire girls team has qualified for the Regional Wrestling Tournament in San Antonio! Individual Placers (1st - 4th Place Qualify for Regionals):

  • Boys: 1st place - Christian Moreno, wt. 113; 2nd - Graham Martin, wt. 160 & Tony Sanders, wt. 220; 3rd - Andrew Willi, wt. 120, Jacob Junk, wt. 145 & Raymond Ybarra, wt. 195; 4th - Bradford Moreland, wt. 126 & Robert Hernandez, wt. 285; 5th - Trent Willis, wt. 138; 6th - Mason Kendrick, wt. 132 & Dustin Junk, wt. 152

  • Girls: 1st place - Hayley Haygood, wt. 95, Grace Lemm, wt. 119 & Riley Gatley, wt. 128; 2nd - Alina Kinsey, wt. 102, Dana Ybarra, wt. 110, Christine Gautier, wt. 138 & Nadya Buentello, wt.165; 4th - Audrey Chiman, wt. 148


Silver Stars Do It Again… for all the results & names - click HERE

The Silver Stars had an outstanding weekend in competition and were the recipients of the "Winner's Circle" Award and placed 1st Runner up for the day! It was a great contest at Bowie.

15-16 Solo: 2nd Runner Up - Callie Bedrich; WINNER - Celeste Alvarado

17-18 Solo: 3rd Runner Up - Hannah Rodriguez & Hannah Parsons; 1st Runner Up - Megan Hauck; WINNER - Kaitlyn McKinney

17-18 Duet: 1st Runner Up - Callie Bedrich & Hannah Parsons


The Lone Star Yearbook Makes History…

For the first time ever, the Bowie HS Lone Star yearbook has been nominated for the prestigious NSPA Pacemaker Award. The 2014-2015 Lone Star was one of 19 yearbooks in the country that received a nomination for the Pacemaker in the "337 pages and up" category. Our category represents the BIG books from the BIG schools. The NSPA Pacemaker winners will be announced at the NSPA Spring Scholastic Journalism Convention in Los Angeles in April. The 2014-15 Lone Star yearbook editors (see Blast attachment) have given so much of themselves to create a book that captures the pulse of the community and the current happenings that impact our school:

  • 2014-15 Lone Star yearbook Editors-in-Chief: Sunnie Lee- Graduate, Kaylen Combs-Senior & Lina Barakat-Senior

Final Push for Forensics…

This is the final push before the state tournament in a few weeks! The following are the results of the past two tournaments.

St. Edward's University Tournament, 2nd Place Overall Sweepstakes:

  • 1st Place: Duo Interpretation - Jackson Walker and Chloe Byars; Prose Interp - Benton Campbell & Domestic Extemp Speaking - Emma Lopez **NEW STATE QUALIFIER**

  • 2nd Place: Prose - Jake Anderson; Dramatic Interp - Carter Drost; Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton

  • 3rd Place: Poetry - Eli Schoolar; Duo Interp - Rafael Jacquette and Luke Fisher; Dramatic Interp - Benton Campbell & Congressional Debate - Emma Lopez

Akins High School Tournament, 1st Place Overall Sweepstakes:
  • 1st Place: Novice LD - Andrew Chahda; Novice Extemporaneous Speaking - Andrew Chahda

  • 2nd Place: Duet Interp - Eli Schoolar and Grace Widner; Novice Extemp Speaking - Alison Anagnos; Prose - Jake Anderson; Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton & Dramatic Interpretation - Sofia Hutton

  • 3rd Place: Novice Extemp Speaking - Karen Chahda; Duet Acting - Sofia Hutton and Landry Loera & Humorous Interpretation - Riana Moreno.

Bowie Teacher of Promise…

The administration was pleased to make a surprise visit and acknowledge our 2015-2016 Teacher of Promise - Ms. Courtney Allison, Head Dance Teacher! Ms. Allison truly exemplifies our motto, Pride in Performance.

Bowie Blast, week of February 7
Silver Stars Garnish the “Wow Factor Winner”…

The Bowie High School Silver Stars competed at Eastview High School, with 12 solos, 3 Officer Ensembles, 3 Large Ensembles, and 3 Team Pieces. The Silver Stars were selected by the judging panel as the "WOW Factor Winner" - meaning, the judges deemed it the performance of the day AND wanted them to perform it AGAIN!

  • Solo's: 3rd Runner Up- Erica Veri, 2nd Runner Up - Kaitlyn McKinney, 1st Runner Up - Megan Hauck, Winner - Morgan Andrews

  • Large Ensemble: 1st Runner Up - Contemporary Ensemble (Silver Stars), Winner - JazzCo (Silver Stars)

  • Best Technique – Bowie, Best Overall Precision - Bowie Officers, Best Overall Choreography – Bowie, Best Overall Presentation - Bowie

  • Tote Unlimited Outstanding Team - Bowie

  • Texas Motion Sports WOW Factor - Bowie, Team Jazz Best in Class Officers – Bowie,

  • Best in Class Teams – Bowie, Best of the Best Teams – Bowie

Our Orchestra is Superior…

The Bowie Orchestra had UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition for Orchestra last weekend. We had 17 soloists and 1 ensemble participate. Of those soloists, 12 of the soloists rated a Superior and 7 advanced to State. Our ensemble also scored a superior and advanced to state.

Those students who received a Superior are: Lili Benitez, Juliana Dodson - Advanced to State, Kathryn Park - Advanced to State, Sabrina Whitney, Emily Leeke, Kate Stubbs, Alysssandra Calhoun - Advanced to State, Ellie Prager - Advanced to State, Braden Trejo, Katrina Villarreal - Advanced to State, Kody Cardamone - Advanced to State, Sofia Villarreal - Advanced to State ...and the String Quartet of Kathryn Park, Juliana Dodson, Alyssandra Calhoun, and Ellie Prager - Advanced to State.

Culinary is Cooking…

Eight members of the Culinary Team led by senior Janelle Seay had the honor of catering a meal for the School Board at the district office. Also, Bowie Culinary has been selected as a “Showcase School” for a visit from Sam Ficchini, a member of the National Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Bowie Blast, week of January 31
Bowie Announces Teacher of the Year…

The student council and staff visited one of 200+ OUTSTANDING TEACHERS AT JBHS. The purpose of the visit was to acknowledge the 2015-16 BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR! Congratulations to the four finalists:






And the Teacher, who truly exemplifies our motto: Pride in Performance, and is the Bowie Teacher of the Year - Mr. John Graff. Our students are fortunate to have Mr. Graff as a teacher. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to Bowie!

Bowie Blast, week of January 24
Scholastic Art Awards for 2016…

Travis County Region - There were 1200 student entries for our region this year.

  • Teacher-Deborah Abbott (Art I.) – Drawing: Zaida Lozano, Silver Key; Payton Meyers, Honorable Mention

  • Teacher-Mindy LeJeune (Drawing I.) – Drawing: Avery Oh, Silver Key; Samantha Hunter, Honorable Mention

  • Teacher- Carlye Brookshire (Drawing II, III, AP)- Painting: Zoey Franz, GOLD KEY / Drawing: Analise Cole, Silver Key; Andrea Nebhut, Silver Key; Robin Richter, Silver Key; Honorable Mentions - Isabel Birchard, Nicole Hockaday, Carlos Morrison, Jesse Yakerson / Digital Media: Courtney Huynh, Silver Key


UIL Congressional Debate – State Finals…

This is a new event in its third year. For the third year in a row, Bowie HS had a student in the state finals. Caleb Newton placed 9th in a very competitive field.


Science Fair Winners…

This year's Best in Science Fair Winner is Katelyn Dill in the category of Plant Sciences for The effect of the Distance of Fertilizer on the Height of Triticum aestivum (Wheat).

  • Click HERE for the full list of students that will advance to the Regional Science Fair in February.

Bowie Blast, week of January 17, 2016!
Volleyball - Great Season...

Head Volleyball Coach, Miguel Saenz, would like to recognize the following players for the 2015 season:

  • Seniors - Taylor Beltz, District 14-6A Honorable Mention / Avery Ellis-Byerly, Academic All-District 14-6A, 1st Team All-District 14-6A / Eden Kasprak, Academic All-District, 14-6A TGCA Academic All-State / Brooke Landry, Academic All-District 14-6A, TGCA Academic All-State / Micaela Mirabal, Academic All-District 14-6A, District 14-6A Honorable Mention / Alicia Morales, Academic All-District 14-6A, TGCA Academic All-State, MVP Defense All-District 14-6A, 1st Team All-District 14-6A

  • Juniors - Ellie Crosley, Academic All-District 14-6A, District 14-6A 1st Team, 2nd Team All-District 14-6A / Alex McLennan, Academic All-District 14-6A

  • Sophomore - Sabrina Bianco, MVP Setter All-District 14-6A, 1st Team All-District 14-6A

Lone Star Yearbook Receives the Crown Award…

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association released the names of the recipients of the coveted 2015 Crown Awards for yearbook. For the second time in three years, the 2014-2015 Lone Star yearbook received a Crown Award. CSPA is one of the two largest professional associations for scholastic journalism in the country. These awards are big news for our yearbook. The awards will be given out at the CSPA Spring Journalism Convention in NYC during Spring Break.

  • Editors-In-Chief: Graduate - Sunnie Lee / Seniors - Kaylen Combs & Lina Barakat

  • Content Editors: Graduates - Chelsea Hummer & Bailey Schmidt / Seniors - Taylor Farr, Brenda Saucedo, Van-Anh Van-Dinh, & Michelle Moreno / Juniors - Bridget Alvarez, Emily Ewing, Lauren Noe, Samantha Robarts

  • People: Junior - Lauren Do

  • Photograpy: Graduate - Laura Godinez / Seniors - Jamie Dorsey & Taylor Lockhoof

  • Business: Senior - Maddi Felux / Junior - Carlyn Crow

  • Reference/Index: Junior - Kylie Parkan

Reflections…over 100 Entries...

Thanks to our PTSA Reflections volunteers and support from our staff and teachers, over 100 students submitted Reflections Entries! Seniors Jess Yakerson and Angela Kang advanced to state! Click HERE for photos of our students’ creative work!

Bowie Blast, week of December 13th
Band Breaking News...
The Outdoor Performance Ensemble is going to Bands of America Grand Nationals! Ms. Shuttlesworth, our Band Director, just made the announcement and information will soon be available at
Congrats to the Cadets…
The JROTC Varsity Marksmanship Team ranked 3rd in the State at the 2015 Texas State All Service JROTC Air Rifle Championship in San Antonio.
  • Varsity team had Hope Ritchie as a finalist- 7th overall; Ray Sierras- 12th overall, Cassidy Lindauer- 13th overall and Sara Raye.
  • JV team took 7th place with Daniel Powell, Bianca Gonzalez, Caleb Hawkins and Kallysta Wheeler participating.
  • Freshmen Team was Stevie Freteluco, Nicole Isaac, Tori Mota and Skyla Gilmore.
More Great News from the Fine Arts Building ~ Band...

Ninety-nine band students competed in TMEA All Region Band auditions in hopes of making the bands, as well as advance to Area in January. Bowie placed a record breaking 42 students in the region bands, best performance by not only Bowie, but all other AISD schools. We also advanced 16 of the 42 to the Area Auditions in January. Congratulations to (** designates AREA Advancement):

  • ** Lauren Anderson, Flute (12), Michael Huerta, Flute (11), Caroline Garcia, Flute (10), Josh Owens, Oboe (11), Olivia Charo, Clarinet (10), Emily Calderon, Clarinet, Ross Brown, Trumpet (11), Jay Garcia, Trumpet (12), Jake Barnes, Trumpet (11), Ethan Brown, Trumpet (11), David Stout, Trumpet (12), Stefani Barre, Horn (11), Christyn Harkins, Horn (11), Antonio Gonzales, Horn (12), Jordan Jackson, Trombone (12), Santiago Aguilar, Bass Trombone (11),

  • David Banda, Flute (12), Lauren Conley, Flute (11), Lizzie Jones, Oboe (11), Markus Fagerberg, English Horn (10), (11), Thea Kilbane, Clarinet (10), Avery Wohleb, Clarinet (10), Grace Larner, Clarinet (11), Avery Oh, Clarinet (10), Isaac Santos, Clarinet (10), Tyler Harmon, Clarinet (12), Kylie Dugan, Clarinet (12), Rei Esaka, Bass Clarinet (10), Montana Miller, Trumpet (12), John Achilles, Trumpet (12), Robert Brown, Trumpet (10), Tyler Stanfield, Trumpet (12), Jake Nix, Trumpet (9), Euan Cairns, Trumpet (12), Lauren Do, Horn (11), Tony Gallo, Trombone (11), Jeremiah Gause, Trombone (12), Jordan Pankratz, Euphonium (12), Jake Wohleb, Percussion (12), Antonio Tello, Percussion (12), Dirk Ballast, Percussion (11), Mason Spence, Percussion (11)

A Huge Thank You for our new Bowie Video…

At The PTSA would like to thank our Bowie parent, Ofelia Tomasek, for putting together a video about our students at Bowie High School. This video will be used by our counselors when they meet with incoming freshmen and their parents. It was truly a labor of love! Click HERE to watch the video on You Tube.

Bowie Blast, week of December 6
Reflections Art Program…
Congratulations to Seniors Jesse Yakerson and Angela Kang for having their Reflections entries advance to State! Jesse submitted an entry in the Visual Arts category entitled "Endless Soaring" and Angela submitted a Literature work entitled "The Light Beyond the Box". Thanks to all Reflections participants for submitting such talented work! We advanced 34 on to the Area level, double the amount we received last year. We look forward to your participation next year! Stay tuned for next year's theme.
Student Council Helps the Community…
Our Student Council collected food items and packed the pod to make a donation to Capital Area Food Bank. A whopping 5,807 lbs. of food was donated by Bowie students and parents. This was the largest contribution out of 40 schools who participated in Pack the Pod to help end hunger in the Central Texas area. 
Culinary Cooks up a Feast…
A big thank you to Culinary 2-6 and Culinary 3-7 for providing the staff at Bowie with a lovely holiday feast. These juniors and seniors strived for perfection when they fed over 200 people. It was so fun to see their creative gingerbread houses on display.
Bowie Blast, week of November 29
Give Me a “B”…Give Me an “O”…Give Me a “W”…Give Me an “I”…Give Me an “E”…

Bowie Varsity Cheer took second place last weekend at UCA Regionals and qualified to represent Bowie in February at the National High School Championship held at Disney world. Our JV Team brought home 1st place.

Starlight Theatre Company Performs Around Austin…

A huge shout out to the Starlight Theatre Company, Ms. Cornwell, Mr. Bazan, Ms. Holloway, Mr. & Mrs. Gomez and the theatre students who visited area elementary schools. The performances were terrific and made a great impact on about 4,000 elementary aged students. This group of Bowie students spread the message of creative learning and showed how talented and dynamic our Bowie Theatre program is!

Bowie Forensics Travels to Chicago…

The Forensics team split their time this weekend, taking two small groups to Chicago to Glenbrooks Speech & Debate Tournament- the third largest national tournament in the country and also stayed local with a small group at Round Rock High School.

  • In Chicago, Katy Jacobs- 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation (out of 112 competitors), Caleb Newton- Semi-finalist in Congressional Debate & 14th place team sweepstakes out of over 220 schools from across the nation.

  • At the Round Rock High School Qualifying Tournament, Bowie has a new state qualifier- Carter Drost in Humorous Interpretation and 3rd place for team sweepstakes. 1st place in Prose Interpretation- Jake Anderson, 2nd place in Duo Interpretation- Reed Syzdek and Kaedon Solana, 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation-Hunter Francisco, 2nd place in Poetry Interpretation- Jake Anderson, 3rd place in Duet Acting- Grace Widner and Eli Schoolar, 3rd place in Dramatic Interpretation- Carter Drost.

  • 4th place: Duet Acting- Luke Evans and Luke Fisher; Dramatic Interpretation- Benton Campbell; Humorous Interpretation- Eli Schoolar

  • 5th place: Duo Interpretation- Jake Brien and Cade Blagdan; Dramatic Interpretation-Sofia Hutton; Humorous Interpretation- Benton Campbell

  • 6th place: Duo Interpretation- Grace Widner and Jake Anderson; Dramatic Interpretation-Victoria Newell

Bowie Blast, week of November 22
Sing, Sing A Song…

At the TMEA Region 18, choir members competed in the next round of auditions that ultimately lead to the Texas All-State Choir. In order to make it past this round of cuts, 20 students in each voice part compete for 5 spots to move on to Area auditions in San Antonio, which is the final audition for the All-State Choir. The audition is rigorous and involved singing cuts from songs in English, Russian, and German, as well as sight-reading. The following students have been chosen to represent our Region at Area:

  • DJ Fortner - 1st Chair, Tenor 1, Eliot Kim - 5th Chair, Bass 1, Will Bohuslav - 3rd Chair, Bass 2

Strong Showing for Bowie Forensics Team…

Last weekend, members of the Bowie Forensics Team traveled to Cedar Ridge HS to compete in another TFA qualifying tournament.

  • Team Overall - 3rd Place Team Sweepstakes 1st Place: Katy Jacobs- Dramatic Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation & Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking Zachary Houdek- Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd Place: Katy Jacobs- Humorous Interpretation; Katy Jacobs & Riana Moreno- Duet Acting

  • 3rd Place: Jake Anderson- Prose Interpretation; Miguel Lozano- Dramatic Interpretation

  • 4th Place: Duo Interpretation - Jake Anderson and Grace Widner; Domestic Extemp Speaking - Will George; Prose Interpretation - Miguel Lozano 

  • 5th Place: Humorous Interpretation - Carter Drost; Duet Acting - Luke Evans and Luke Fisher; Prose Interpretation - Katy Jacobs; Poetry Interp - Miguel Lozano

  • 6th Place: Congressional Debate - Zachary Houdek; Poetry Interp - Jake Anderson; Prose Interp - Riana Moreno

  • Quarter-Finalists: Public Forum Debate - Hasan Beg and Haroon Dossani; Novice LD Debate - Maya Levee Congressional

  • Debate Finalists - Jimmy Counihan and Alison Anagnos

Bowie Blast, week of November 15
Orchestra All-State Auditions…

At the Orchestra All-State auditions last weekend, Kathryn Park finished 17th out of the 306 violins that auditioned for All-State. This is a great accomplishment and we are really proud of her! 


James Bowie High School was recognized... 

as a model professional learning community at work™! Click HERE for attachment. .

Bowie Blast, week of November 1
Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) Brought Home Major Awards...
The team was at Austin HS last weekend for the Capitol City Classic State Qualifying tournament and took home major awards, including:​
  • 1st place Team Sweepstakes, 1st place Individual Sweepstakes: Katy Jacobs & New State Qualifier: Katy Jacobs in Dramatic Interpretation. Other awards given- Katy Jacobs took 1st place in Dramatic Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation and Prose Interpretation; 1st place awards went to Gillian Sitler in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking & Carter Drost in Humorous Interpretation.

  • 2nd place: Riana Moreno & Katy Jacobs in Duet Acting; Jake Anders in Prose Interpretation, Chloe Byars & Jackson Walker in Duo Interpretation, Caleb Newton in Congressional Debate, Tanner Berg in Poetry Interpretation, and Sofia Hutton in Novice Prose Interpretation and Novice Poetry Interpretation.

  • 3rd place: Duo Interpretation- David Garza and Katy Jacob; Humorous Interpretation- Eli Schoolar; Novice Poetry Interpretation- Victoria NewellDomestic Extemporaneous Speaking- Caleb Newton

  • 4th place: Duo Interpretation- Grace Widner and Jake AndersonDuet Acting- Tasha Anslyn and Jamie MurasHumorous Interpretation- Riana MorenoNovice Poetry Interpretation- Natalie Guerra

  • 5th place: Congressional Debate- Zach HoudekDuet Acting- Maddie Garcia and Victoria NewellDuo Interpretation- Bronwyn Neale and Summer HawkinsDramatic Interpretation- David GarzaHumorous Interpretation- Katy JacobsExtemporaneous Speaking- Jason Saladiner

  • 6th place: Duo Interpretation- Hunter Francisco and Anna Seningen; Duet Acting- Cade Blagdan and Jake BrienHumorous Interpretation- Jacob BlacklockProse Interpretation- Summer HawkinsPoetry Interpretation- Grace Widner; Novice Poetry Interpretation- Maddie Garcia

  • 7th place:Duo Interpretation- Jacob Blacklock and April Briggs

  • 8th place:Congressional Debate- Jimmy Counihan

Four Cross Country State Qualifiers...

Our 4 XC State Qualifiers ran in one of the most competitive Regions in the State and are advancing to the State meet on Nov. 7th at Old Settler's park in Round Rock. Girls run at 12:10pm and the Boys race is at 12:50pm.

  • Congrats to Marissa Flournoy, Sr.; Stephen Demerson, Sr.; Carolyn Evans, Jr.; and Freshman, Claire Meyer.

  • Our Girls Varsity team missed going to State as a team by just a few points. They placed an amazing 5th out of all the top 24 teams in Region II-6A, and only the top 4 teams go to State from each Region. They placed the highest at the Regional meet than any other Girls Team from Bowie.

Bowie Blast, week of October 25
Eight Students Win Seat at Region 18 Auditions…

On October 10th, Region 18 held their Orchestra auditions. Bowie High School had 8 students win a seat. Congratulations to Kathryn Park- Violin; Alyssandra Calhoun-Viola; Dulce Villarreal- Viola; Ellie Prager- Cello; Braden Trejo- Cello; And our Freshmen: Katrina Villarreal- Cello; Kody Cardamone- Bass; Sofia Villarreal- Bass

Varsity Girls Cross Country Team Win District Championship…

Bowie had 5 of the top 10 runners in the race and all seven of our girls were in the top 18 out of the 55 Varsity runners. Marissa Flournoy (Sr.), 2nd; Carolyn Evans (Jr.), 3rd; Claire Meyer (Fresh.), 4th; Summer Wilson (Soph), 7th; Isabel Birchard(Sr.), 9th; Janelle Seay (Sr.), 11th and Taylor Stone (Sr.), 18th.

  • Stephen Demerson (Sr.), advanced to the Regional Meet in Arlington by placing 4th at the District meet.

  • Our Varsity boys’ team placed 6th overall. Wish them luck as they travel to Arlington next Monday, Oct. 26th, to compete in the Region II Championships where the top 4 teams of the 24 will advance to the State meet on Nov. 7th along with the top 10 runners not on those 4 teams.

  • Our JV Girls were District runners up, and Bowie had the top two runners in the race. Congrats to Ellie Cemer (Fresh.), 1st and Kendall Johnson (Fresh.) 2nd. Becky Stubbs (Soph.), Morgan Zuniga (Fresh.) and Reilly Campbell (Jr.) round out the top 5 JV girls.

  • JV Boys place 4th overall with our top two runners being Tyler David (Soph.) and Lee Stone (Soph.).

  • Freshmen Boys team placed 3rd overall, and Gage Haden placed 4th and John Carroll placed 10th overall in the race.


Journalism Win Sweepstakes at TAJE for the Second Year…

For the second straight year, Bowie journalism students captured the Sweepstakes Award at the Texas Association of Journalism Educators Fall Convention in San Antonio last weekend! Both newspaper and yearbook staffers won 28 individual awards in a variety of categories.

  • The following Lone Star Dispatch staffers won 10 individual awards: Ashley Ramirez- Excellent in On-site photography, Inspiration; Lauren Blevins- Superior in On-site Newspaper front page design; Eliana Lynch- Honorable Mention in On-Site Editorial Illustration; Granger Coats- Excellent in On-site photography, Urban; Jasmine Correa- Excellent, First Year Photo; Fuaad Ajaz- Honorable Mention in Review Writing

  • The following Lone Star staffers won 18 individual awards: Kaylen Combs- Superior, Advanced Yearbook Design; Brett Coulston-Excellence, Advertising; Carlyn Crow- Excellence, Yearbook Copy; Jamie Dorsey- Excellence, Photography Portfolio; Lina Barakat & Samantha Robarts- Superior; Yearbook Theme Package; Mariana Medina- Excellence, Basic Yearbook Design; Brenda Saucedo- Superior, On-Site Photography- Inspiration; Julie Faulkner-Superior, On-Site Photography- Pairs; Shannon Ross, Michelle Chahda, Lily King-2nd place, Photo Scavenger Hunt.

  • Ashley Ramirez - Excellent in On-site photography, Culture;  Granger Coats - Honorable Mention, Portrait, Honorable Mention, Newspaper photograph & Honorable Mention - Photography Portfolio; Samantha Robarts - Superior - Yearbook Photography; Brenda Saucedo - Honorable Mention - On-Site Photography - Urban, Honorable Mention - On-Site Photography - Culture & Honorable Mention - Photography Portfolio; Julie Faulkner - Excellence - On-Site Photography - Inspiration, Excellence - On-Site Photography - Culture, Honorable Mention - Natural World & Best in Show - Photography.


21 Students Selected for Region Choirs…

Last weekend, Bowie hosted almost 600 students for the TMEA Region 18 Choir auditions. Twenty One Bowie students were chosen for the Region choirs, which is 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.

  • Top 5 chairs have an asterisk next to their names: Megan Bench*, Ethan Berdofe, Will Bohuslav, Eliza Briggs, Bella Cuminato*, Katelyn Dill, DJ Fortner*, Nikki Hicks, Hailey Horton*, Eliot Kim*, Jyoti Luu*, Hannah Martin, Azura Martinez Daniel Miller, Haley Miller, Blake Moyer, Lane Reinach, Nicole Russell, Cecelia Sanchez, Shane Scandurra, Noah Sheets

Bowie Blast, week of October 18
Bowie Has Great Fishermen…
The Bowie Anglers Club Members, Grady Stracener & John Forst, got Bowie's first tournament win ever at the Lake Travis Cup yesterday. They finished 1st place out of 70 tournament participants!
Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) on the Move at San Antonio Reagan HS…
Fourteen members of the Bowie Forensics squad traveled to San Antonio Reagan High School for our 5th tournament of the season. The team received 1st Place Squad Efficiency and 4th Place Sweepstakes. Thirteen of the 14 students made semi-finals in an event and 9 out of 14 placed in the top of their event.
  • 1st Place: Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton; Novice Extemporaneous Speaking - Lauren Warhola
  • 2nd Place: Poetry Interpretation - Katy Jacobs; Domestic Extemp Speaking - Caleb Newton **New State Qualifier in this event**
  • 3rd Place: Novice Extemp Speaking - Tate Weston; Original Oratory - Jade Fabello; Domestic Extemp Speaking - Noah Pope.
  • 4th Place: Humorous Interpretation - Katy Jacobs; Novice Extemp Speaking - Emma Lopez
  • 5th Place: Congressional Debate - Emma Lopez
  • 6th Place Original Oratory - Eli Schoolar
  • 7th Place Domestic Extemp Speaking - Will George
  • Congressional Debate Finalists - Zach Houdek and Jimmy Counihan
Bowie Blast, week of October 11
Swim Team is Working Out...

Black proved to be victorious in the First Annual Red & Black Meet at the Circle C Swim Center. A job well done! Black Captains: Zak Mickelson and Ellie Rodriguez, Red Captains: Austin Morrison and Frisco Koelling


Orchestra Students Chosen for the All-City Orchestra…

Sabrina Whitney, Juliana Dodson, Kathryn Park, and Katie Stephenson (violins); Sarah Reimer and Alyssandra Calhoun (violas); Ellie Prager (cello); and Sophia Villareal (bass). 

Bowie Blast, week of October 4
Culinary Talent...
Two Bowie Culinary second year students- Lina Barakat & Angel Reyes have been named winners of the Emeril & Me student contest and will be joining Chef Emeril on a Farm tour and Meet & Greet next week. 
Cross Country Wins Again...

Our Varsity girls won first again along with our JV girls at the St. Edward's Cross Country Meet this past Saturday.

Stephen Demerson won 3rd place in the boys division and Marissa Flournoy placed 1st in hers.

Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) Gets Four New State Qualifiers & Takes Top Awards …

The Bowie Forensics Team competed at the Anderson TFA State Qualifying tournament, taking second place overall, first and third individual sweepstakes and qualified five students for the State tournament.
New State Qualifiers: Miguel Lozano and David Garza in Duet Acting; Jade Fabello in Original Oratory; Katy Jacobs in Humorous Interpretation; David Garza in Dramatic Interpretation
Overall Awards: 1st place Individual Sweepstakes- Miguel Lozano; 2nd place Overall Team Sweepstakes; 3rd place Individual Sweepstakes- David Garza

  • 1st place: Duet Acting - Miguel Lozano and David Garza; Duo Interpretation - Katy Jacobs and David Garza; Original Oratory - Jade Fabello;Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton; Poetry Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Novice Public Forum Debate - Tate Weston and Jason Saladiner; Novice Prose Interpretation -Megan Russell

  • 2nd place: Humorous Interpretation - Katy Jacobs;Domestic Interpretation - Caleb Newton; Novice Public Forum Debate - Taylor Freels and Kyle Holub

  • 3rd place: Duo Interpretation - Tanner Berg and Miguel Lozano; Duet Acting - Luke Fisher and Luke Evans; Dramatic Interpretation - David Garza; Humorous Interpretation - Eli Schoolar; Original Poetry Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Novice Extemporaneous Speaking - Zach Houdek; Novice Poetry Interpretation - Hunter Francisco

  • 4th place: Humorous Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Poetry Interpretation - Jake Anderson; Novice Prose Interpretation - Anna Seningen

  • 5th place: Duo Interpretation - Summer Hawkins and Bronwyn Neale; Dramatic Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Original Oratory  - Eli Schoolar; Poetry Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Poetry Interpretation - Tanner Berg

  • 6th place: Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking - Will George; Original Poetry Interpretation - Tanner Berg

  • 8th place: Congressional Debate - Jimmy Counihan; Original Poetry Interpretation - Victoria Newell

Bowie Blast, week of September 27
Vision & Voice Poetry KLRU Contest...
  • Congratulations to Samantha Hunter on winning the Vision & Voice Poetry Contest on KLRU, click here to watch the video. Also, former Bowie student, Megan Winfrey is a winner, click here to watch the video.
The Lone Star Dispatch, The Student Newspaper, Wins National Newspaper Awards...
  • The Lone Star Dispatch staff was honored with three national awards for newspaper excellence by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 

  • Individual Gold Circle Awards: Granger Coats: Photo layout: Full page, “Halloween,”; 2014-15 graduate Elyas Levens: Editorial writing Certificate of Merit., “Dress Code?”;

  • 2014-15 staff: Typography: Overall look of the entire paper Certificate of Merit. Staff.

  • This continues our resurgence as a national standout as students for the past three years have won multiple Gold Circles from Columbia.

Girls Cross Country Takes 1st Again for the 3rd Straight Meet...
  • At the largest cross country meet in the state, the Cedar Park XC Invitational, our girls raced against 30 other teams and 232 individual runners and came out on top.  We had four of the top 20 runners in the large division.

  • Senior Marissa Flournoy- 2nd with an 18:50

  • Junior Carolyn Evans- 6th with a 19:39

  • Freshman Claire Meyer- 12th with a 20:09

  • Sophomore Summer Wilson- 19th with a 20:24

  • Other team members are Jannelle Seay, Isabel Birchard, Jessica Rodriguez-Nino, Taylor Stone, Isabel Rosales & Martha Allai

Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) Takes Top Awards & 2nd Overall at State Qualifier…

The Bowie Forensics team competing this past weekend at the Pflugerville HS state qualifying tournament, and took home several top awards and second place sweepstakes.

  • 1st place: Duet Acting - Miguel Lozano and David Garza; Original Oratory - Jade Fabello; Dramatic Interpretation - David Garza; Humorous Interpretation - Katy Jacobs; Poetry Interpretation - Tanner Berg

  • 2nd place: Duo Interpretation - Chloe Byars and Jackson Walker; Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton; Dramatic Interpretation - Katy Jacobs; Humorous Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Prose Interpretation - Jake Anderson; Novice Poetry Interpretation - Hunter Francisco; Novice Prose Interpretation - Ellie Robinson

  • 3rd place: Semi Finalist in LD Debate - Will George; Novice LD Debate - Lauren Warhola; Duo Interpretation - Jake Anderson and Grace Widner; Dramatic Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Original Oratory - Eli Schoolar; Prose Interpretation - Jamie Godwin; Poetry Interpretation - Jake Anderson

  • 4th place: Duo interpretation - Tanner Berg and Miguel Lozano; Duet Acting - Chloe Byars and Jamie Godwin; Dramatic Interpretation - Chloe Byars; Humorous Interpretation - Riana Moreno; Prose Interpretation - David Garza; Poetry Interpretation - Miguel Lozano; Novice Extemporaneous Speaking - Zach Houdek; Novice Poetry Interpretation - Cecelia Sanchez

  • 5th place: Duet Acting - Summer Hawkins & Reed Syzdek; Duo Interpretation - Tasha Anslyn and Avery Helder; Humorous Interpretation - Carter Drost; Dramatic Interpretation - Hunter Francisco; Original Oratory - Noah Pope;Prose Interpretation - Riana Moreno; Novice Prose Interpretation - Natalie Guerra

  • 6th place: Novice Poetry Interpretation - Cade Bladgdan

  • 7th place: Novice Extemporaneous Speaking - Gillian Sitter

Bowie Blast, week of September 20
Girls Cross Country Takes 1st Again...
  • Varsity girls for take 1st place at the St. Andrew’s meet this past Saturday, fielding 23 teams and 232 runners!
Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) Qualify for State…
  • Seven members of the Bowie Forensics team traveled to Corpus Christi Carroll High School - all seven of the students advanced to elimination rounds in their event!

  • Bowie received 2nd place squad efficiency and 5th place overall. 1st Place Congressional Debate - Caleb Newton - STATE QUALIFIED Semi-Finalist in LD Debate - Will George; 6th Place Domestic Extemp Speaking - Caleb Newton; 7th Place Congressional Debate - Zach Houdek; 8th Place Domestic Extemp Speaking - Zach Houdek; 10th Place Congressional Debate - Kerry McGillicuddy; Octo-Finalist in LD Debate - Zach Genin

Bowie Blast, week of September 13
Cross Country Runners - Varsity & JV Girls Win 1st Place at Meet...
  • The varsity girls had 4 in the top ten finishers out of a field of 169 girls running varsity division.
  • Congrats to: Marissa Flournoy - 2nd with a time of 19:04 (5K), Carolyn Evans - 3rd, Claire Meyer - 6th , Summer Wilson - 10th, Isabel Birchard - 18th

  • The JV girls had 2 in the top ten finishers out of a field of 245 JV girl runners.

  • Congrats to: Megan Bench - 6th, Jessica Rodriguez - 8th

  • Freshmen girls had 3 in the top ten out of 48 runners.

  • Congrats to: Ellie Cemer - 6th, Kendall Johnson - 7th, Morgan Zuniga - 9th

  • Our fastest Varsity boy placed 15th out of a field of 218 runners.

  • Congrats to: Stephen Demerson -  15th with a time of 16:57 (5k)

Bowie Forensics (Speech & Debate) Takes Top Awards at Hendricks State Qualifying Tournament…
  • Forensics competed at the 1st tournament of the season at Hendrickson High School, and took top honors in several events, including:

  • 1st place Overall Sweepstakes,

  • 2nd place Squad Efficiency

  • 1st place winners: Individual Sweepstakes- Chloe Byars, Duet Acting- Chloe Byars and Jamie Godwin, Duo Interpretation- Chloe Byars and Jackson Walker, Congressional Debate- Caleb Newton,

  • 2nd place winners: Duo Interpretation- Miguel Lozano and Tanner Berg, Duet Acting- Miguel Lozano and David Garza, Novice Poetry Interpretation- Cade Bladgan, Poetry Interpretation- Miguel Lozano,

  • 3rd place winners: Duet Acting- Summer Hawkins and Reed Syzdek, Duo Interpretation- Summer Hawkins and Bronwyn Neale, Prose Interpretation- Chloe Byars, Novice Poetry Interpretation- Avery Helder,

  • 4th place winners: Duo Interpretation- Jake Anderson & Grace Widner, Duet Acting- Katy Jacobs and Riana Moreno, Prose Interpretation- Katy Jacobs, Poetry Interpretation- Katy Jacobs, Novice Poetry Interpretation- Tasha Ansyln

  • 5th place winners:  Duo Interpretation-  Carter Drost and Jamie Godwin, Dramatic Interpretation- David Garza, Humorous Interpretation- Miguel Lozano, Prose Interpretation- David Garza, Novice Poetry Interpretation-  Hunter Francisco

  • 6th place winners: Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking- Will George, Poetry Interpretation-Jake Anderson, Novice Poetry Interpretation- Cecelia Sanchez, Duet Acting- Tanner Berg and Jackson Walker

  • 7th place winners: Duet Acting- Jake Brien and Cade Blagdan, Novice Poetry Interpretation- Jamie Muras, Novice Prose Interpretation- Victoria Newell

Lone Star Yearbook Wins for the 2nd Consecutive Year - Premier Print Award...
  • This award is given by the Printing Industries of America and is the world's most prestigious international publishing competition with over 3,000 entries from across all forms of publishing.

  • Congrats to: Editors-in-Chief - Sunnie Lee, graduate, Class of 2016 - Kaylen Combs and Lina Barakat; Content:  Bailey Schmidt, graduate, Chelsea Hummer, graduate, Class of 2016 - Michelle Moreno, Van-

Anh Van Dinh, Taylor Farr, Brenda Saucedo, Class of 2017 - Bridget Alvarez, Emily Ewing, Lauren Noe, Samantha Roberts; People/Index:  Class of 2017 -Lauren Do and Kylie Parkan; Business:  Class of 2016 - Maddi Felux, Class of - 2017 Carlyn Crow; Photography:  Laura Godinez, graduate, Class of 2016 - Jamie Dorsey and Tyler Lockhoof.
Bowie Blast, week of August 16
Volleyball 2nd annual AISD Jason Landers Invitational Volleyball Tournament...
  • Bowie finished 3rd place out of 36 teams and had 3 girls recognized on the All Tournament Team

  • Congrats: Ellie Crosley, Alex McLenna and Alicia Morales.

4103 W. Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78749

Phone: 512-414-5247

Fax: 512-292-0527

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