Bowie Blast -- Week of March 4

March 5, 2018

Bulldog Proud- We Have a State Champion Wrestler…

Christian Moreno, with a broken hand, dominated the state tournament in Cypress and is the 6-A 120 pound state champion! He shredded the competition at State and received a gold medal on the podium after a very strong career, finishing 4th, 3rd, 2nd in the previous three state tournaments. He is the first state champion from AISD since 2006. Christian has only lost 5 matches and has been outstanding on the mats!

 

Robert Hernandez and Aylen Vivar had tough draws at the state tournament and gave it a ton of fight, but couldn't pull one out. Both ended their seasons with their heads held high as they made it to the final 16 in a state that has over 16,000 wrestlers. Just missing out on a medal spot was Jacob Junk, who missed half the season with a broken back. After a tough consolation semis loss, he finished in an 8th place tie. Alina Kinsey lost a match on day one to the eventual state runner up and fought back through the consolation side of the bracket to place 5th, making her an All-State Wrestler! She ends her Bowie wrestling career as a two-time state medalist and two-time All-State team member.

 

 

 

Boys Golf Team Off to a Great Season Start…

The Boys Golf Team won the Round Rock high school open yesterday shooting a 296 total.  All golfers shot in the 70's!  Christian Rivera came in 2nd individually shooting a 1 under par 71 for the round with a 90 yard chip in for eagle.  Also helping win the tournament was Drew Roman, Daniel Fortner, Jordan Flores and Matthew Wheeler. Special recognition goes out to Bryce Turney for also having an 80 yard chip inn eagle.

 

 

 

Out on the Track…

Our JV Girls Track Team won 1st place at the Bastrop track meet and Varsity came in 3rd out of 15 teams.  Top point girls in the JV division are Katherine Kastle with 20 points, Corrine Johnson with 18 points and Faith Boone with 17 points. The top point girls in the Varsity division are Keara McGraw with 26 points and Claire Meyer with 20 points. The Boys Track Team swept in and took 1st place in both the JV and Varsity division of the Bastrop Bear Relays.

 

Over 100 Bowie Students Competed in UIL Solo & Ensemble…

Over 100 Choir and Piano students from Bowie competed at the Region 18 UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest and we won! Bowie had 70 vocalists earn First Divisions on their Solos, including 30 who will advance to the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest in May. In addition to vocalists, several pianists who played solos earned Superior Ratings, and two of those will be advancing their piano solos to the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest - Julia Cabrera, senior, and Ethan Campbell, sophomore. We also had two ensembles who earned First Divisions! In total our students were awarded over 100 medals.

 

Speech and Debate Takes Four Spots to Nationals…

Members of the speech and debate competed at the NSDA National Qualifying tournament this weekend. The team won four national spots. The Congressional Debate team took 1st place overall, taking an unprecedented three of four national spots. In the House, Amy Shreeve and Brianna Rodriguez won their respective chambers to advance to Nationals. Zach Houdekadvanced in Senate.

 

On the oral interpretation side, Luke Evans advanced in Humorous Interpretation. 1st Alternates to Nationals:  Tate Weston in LD Debate, Kaedon Solana in Humorous Interpretation, Ashlyn Dahl in Congressional Debate-House.

 

Bowie Represented in Academics…

A job was well done by the following students at the Westwood High School UIL Winter Classic 2018, Round Rock ISD. Number Sense & Calculator Applications: Shane Lockhoof, Canyon Mooney,  Jacob Rubine - Coached by John Graff.  Social Studies: Liam Kornacki, Cayden Parris,  Ryan Noser,  Connor Bradeen, Shane Valentine, Jackson Moore, Trace Osborne - Coached by Melanie Hirschfeld & Charles Stampley.

 

 

Symphony Orchestra Receives Perfect Score…

The Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras participated in UIL Full Orchestra Contest. At this contest, we combine students from both the Band and the Orchestra program to create a Symphony Orchestra. 

 

The Symphony (Varsity) received a perfect score from every judge, a clean sweep, earning themselves a Sweepstakes and the big trophy. The Philharmonic (Non-Varsity) earned an 'Excellent' on stage and a 'Superior' in sightreading.  

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