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Bowie Blast - Week of April 5

We are proud of our Bulldogs and encourage teachers and coaches to submit news to Mr. Robinson's office!

While they may not be physically at school, The Bowie Dispatch newspaper will continue to publish online the rest of the year. Follow it online at: Congrats to the editors and writers on these accomplishments!

Bowie Dispatch: Over the past month The Dispatch newspaper has entered its big award season and the honors are starting to roll in. First, we were named All-Southern by the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Both The Dispatch print edition and received this distinction. This is the second straight All-Southern Award for the staff. Only 11 print staffs and seven online publications earned this major award. Individual entries were also submitted to SIPA for contest consideration. The following awards were given to Dispatch staff members: Print Edition: Cade Spencer and Peter Dang, 3rd place – News Story Online Edition: Marisa Salazar, 1st place – Features Maya Amador, 3rd place – Blog 67 individual awards from the Texas Association of Journalism Educators in their Best in Texas Contest were awarded to the following! Marisa Salazar - Best of the Best, Print News Portfolio This award is one of 13 total awards given to the top entries in the TAJE contest. Print News: Abbey Repka, Honorable Mention – Photo Portfolio, Honorable Mention – Captions, Honorable Mention – Sports Action Photo, Excellent – Sports Feature Photo, Excellent – News Photo Rae Gray, Honorable Mention – Photo Portfolio, Superior – Captions, Excellent – Captions, Honorable Mention – Feature Photo, Honorable Mention – Sports Action Photo, Excellent – Photo Essay Page Faith Lawrence, Superior – Story Portfolio, Excellent – In-Depth Story, Honorable Mention – In-Depth Story, Excellent – Infographic Presentation Marisa Salazar, Superior – Story Portfolio, Superior – Design Portfolio, Excellent – Feature Story, Superior – In-Depth Story, Excellent – In-Depth Story, Honorable Mention – In-Depth Story Cade Spencer, Excellent – Story Portfolio, Honorable Mention – News Story, Honorable Mention – News Feature Story Kateri Jaquette, Excellent – Story Portfolio Katie Holme, Honorable Mention – Story Portfolio, Superior – Staff Editorial, Excellent – Staff Editorial, Honorable Mention – Staff Editorial Peter Dang, Honorable Mention – Design Portfolio, Excellent – News Story, Excellent – Traditional Newspaper Page One Design, Honorable Mention – Traditional Newspaper Page One Design Dylan Ebs, Excellent – News Story, Honorable Mention – Entertainment Review, Honorable Mention – Personal Opinion Column Mia Folkers, Superior – Feature Story, Excellent – Feature Story Sammie Thompson, Excellent – Feature Story Miranda Cardenas, Honorable Mention – Entertainment Feature, Honorable Mention – Feature Page Design Maya Amador, Excellent – Personal Opinion Column, Honorable Mention – Personal Opinion Column Sumin Kum, Excellent – Editorial Cartoon, Honorable Mention – Original Artwork Corrine Piorkowski, Superior – Editorial/Opinion Page Design, Excellent – Editorial/Opinion Page Design Naya Tillisch, Excellent – Sports Page Design Cade Spencer and Peter Dang, Superior – News Story Abbey Repka, Faith Lawrence, Marisa Salazar and Rae Gray, Excellent – Headlines

Staff, Superior – Nameplates, Folios & Standing Heads

Online: Shikha Patel, Honorable Mention – Story Portfolio Abbey Repka, Honorable Mention – Photo Gallery Brianna Lopez, Honorable Mention – News Story Cade Spencer, Excellent – News Feature Story Amorah Schultze, Excellent – Feature Story Dylan Ebs, Honorable Mention – Feature Story Anna Holme, Honorable Mention – Feature Story Reagan Zuniga, Honorable Mention – Sports Game Story Cade Spencer, Peter Dang, Brianna Lopez, Samantha Thompson, and Abbey Repka, Excellent – Headline Writing Peter Dang, Excellent – News Photo Brianna Lopez, Honorable Mention – News Photo Rae Gray, Honorable Mention – Feature Photo Peter Dang, Honorable Mention – Sports Action Photo Sumin Kim, Superior – Original Artwork Staff, Superior – Nameplate, Folios & Standing Heads Finally, School Newspapers Online continues to publish stories that appear in online publications across the country. Our coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak is consistently being recognized. Not many staffs across the country are still publishing, but we are. I encourage you to follow along at our website at The Dispatch has received the following Best of SNO awards in the past 60 days: Faith Lawrence – All STAAR tests for 2019-2020 school year cancelled, Austin-Travis Country restaurants and bars close, Silver Stars trip to LA cancelled due to Coronavirus precautions Cade Spencer – What it is like to graduate in the midst of a global crisis, The College Board announces changes to 2019-2020 AP exams, Coronavirus in Austin causes AISD school cancellation, Coronavirus: All the update you need to know, Ready Set Teach aid rescues student, Spanish and French Honor Society volunteer at a shelter for women and their children Izzie May – Juniors step up as little league coaches Mia Folkers – Shoe reselling kicks up a major profit, Photographer captures chic candids’, Breeding bulldogs brings in bucks Naya Tillisch – Equestrian jumps to new heights Dylan Ebs – Citizens debate how to solve the homeless crisis Izzy Rejino - Behind the Scenes: Big Fish Musical (Video) Miranda Cardenas – Junior debater dominates opponents Sammie Thompson – Artisan makes fashion statement with unique earrings, Autonomous cars in Austin fuel concerns for driver safety Marisa Salazar – Toxic Masculinity Peter Dang – Army Black Hawk touches down Anna Holme – Ladden astounds the internet with his mystical illusions Austin Civatte – The Dispatch Podcast: VSCO girls and TikTok teens [S2E4] These can be seen here, you can search by school:

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