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Bowie Blast -- Week of March 25

Dispatch Newspaper & Lone Star Yearbook Receive Silver Crown Awards…

During spring break, Bowie took seven newspaper and yearbook staff members and their advisors to New York City for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association conference. Both The Dispatch newspaper and Lone Star yearbook received Silver Crown awards. For the yearbook, it was the third straight crown award, while for the newspaper it was their first in nearly 25 years! Just seven schools from across the country had both of their print publications win crowns, so the publication department is in elite company with these two awards. Only 49 newspapers from across the country won Newspaper Print Crowns and just 35 Yearbook Print Crowns were given. For both publications to be in the top-50 overall is quite an achievement. These awards were for products produced for the 2016-17 school year.

UIL Academics Hays Invitational Winners…

Two academic teams from Bowie competed at the Hays Invitation UIL Academic Meet. The Accounting team, coached by Jennifer Vance, came in 1st place overall with Matthew Ankele in 1st, Alex Olah in 2nd, Anna Esaka in 3rd and Talia Hanley in 4th. Hannah Rutt also placed first in Literary Criticism.

Texas Association of Journalism Educators’ "Best in Texas" Journalism Awards…

The Texas Association of Journalism Educators released the 2018 "Best in Texas" individual awards and The Dispatch grabbed an amazing 32 awards. The winners were chosen from among 1200 entries in three publication categories (print newspaper, online newspaper and yearbook) for their journalistic excellence. Congratulations to the following award winning students:

Newspaper: Ashley Ramirez, Avy Friedman, Shelby Kelly and Victoria Newell – Headline writing: Excellent; Ashley Ramirez – Caption writing: Superior; Cara Andres – Caption writing: Excellent; Madison Austin – News story: Excellent; Abby Ong – Feature story: Excellent; Avy Friedman – Staff editorial: Excellent; Violet Glenewinkel – In-Depth package: Honorable Mention; Mia Barbosa – Sports feature story: Superior; Shelby Papst – Entertainment review: Honorable Mention; Violet Glenewinkel – News photo: Superior; Callie Richards – Original artwork: Honorable Mention; Victoria Newell – Traditional newspaper page one design: Honorable Mention; Cianna Chairez – News page design: Honorable Mention; Avy Friedman – Editorial/Opinion page design: Excellent; Abby Ong – Feature page design: Excellent; Jadon Alvarez – Entertainment page design: Honorable Mention; Ashley Ramirez – Photo Essay page: Superior; Violet Glenewinkel – Double Truck design: Superior; Jocelyn Brooks – Alternative copy: Superior. Online: Ashley Ramirez, Cara Andres and Shelby Kelly – Caption writing: Honorable Mention; Victoria Newell – News feature story: Excellent; Avy Friedman – Staff Editorial: Excellent; Gracie Angeli – Entertainment review: Honorable Mention; Jake Brien – Entertainment feature: Excellent; Mia Barbosa – Sports action photo: Excellent; Violet Glenewinkel – Portrait: Excellent; Mo Orr– Photo gallery: Superior; Ian Miller – Editorial cartoon: Honorable mention; Callie Richards – Original artwork: Superior; Mo Orr – Home page design: Honorable mention. The Lone Star Dispatch newspaper on-line:

Silver Stars Nationals Awards…

Over Spring Break, the Silver Stars traveled to Hawaii to compete in the Crowd Pleasers Aloha National Championship. We were awarded the following: National Champion Soloist 9th-10th grade - Gabby D'Angelo; Semi Finalist Soloists 11th grade - Chloe Borsch & Trinity Vogel; 1st Runner Up Solo Finalist 11th grade - Kristin Hauck; 1st Runner Up Solo Finalist 12th grade - Celeste Alvarado; 1st Place Trio - (Bedrich/Case/Hauck); 2nd Runner Up Large Ensemble - Jazz Company; 1st Runner Up Large Ensemble - Hip Hop Company; Super Sweepstakes - Team & Officers; 1st Place Officer Contemporary; 1st Place Officer Jazz; 1st Place Officer Modern; Choreography Award - Officers (all routines); Technique Award - Officers (all routines); Precision Award - Officer Contemporary & Modern; Performance Quality Award - Officer Jazz; Crowd Pleasers Award - Officer Jazz; National Champions Officers; 3rd Runner Up (Overall) Officers; 1st Place Team Jazz; 1st Place Team Contemporary; 1st Place Team Hip Hop;

1st Place Team Kick; Choreography Award - Team (all routines); Technique Award - Team Contemporary, Kick, Jazz; Precision Award - Team Contemporary & Jazz;

National Champions Team; 4th Runner Up (Overall) Team.

Bowie World Guard Performs…

The James Bowie World Guard Team competed at the Southwest WGI Power Regional which was held at the University of North Texas in Denton. It was a great weekend, and the students worked hard to prepare to represent our school on the national stage. We will be holding our annual friends and family performance on April 6 at 7 p.m. before heading to Texas Colorguard Circuit State Championships in College Station on April 7, 2018.

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