Bowie Blast -- Week of March 28
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Newspaper: The Dispatch was named a Silver Crown winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. It is the fourth Crown Award in Bowie history. Dispatch writers were also recognized by the Southern Interscholastic Press Association Annual Writing Competition. Awards include: Senior Miranda Cardenas was first in Personality Profile, Senior Mia Folkers was second in News Feature Writing, Senior Naya Tillisch placed second in Online Sports News Writing, Senior Maya Amador placed third in Editorial Writing, Sophomore Carey Beth Wooley won third place for News Story and Sophomore Riley Payne was third place in Sports Column.
Yearbook: The 2020 Lone Star yearbook, The Usual, was selected as a Pacemaker finalist, one of only 51 high school yearbooks in the country to be recognized. This means The Usual was a finalist for both of the two national awards - only 27 other high schools can say that about their yearbook. Last year's editors-in-chief, Logan Dorsey, Ryan Kinney & Emma Wake pushed this book over the finish line. Here's a sped up one-minute video of one of three hour Zoom calls to finish up the book, with Logan running the design.
Theater: FOUR of our Bowie’s technical theatre students have qualified for the UIL State Competition in Theatrical Design. State Qualifiers include: Jillian Kelly - Costume Design, Cameron Kiger- Costume Design, Alyssa Shumaker-Set Design and Sam Holschuh- Marketing Design. The Bowie High School production of THE SHADOW BOX ended its run as an alternative to Regional Contest. Bowie walked away with top awards, again including: Outstanding Performer (for the third contest in a row)- Maia Gerdes, All Star Cast- Ariana Ritzie, Honorable Mention- Connor Russell, Outstanding Technician-Wyatt Hood, Outstanding Technical Crew- Alyssa Shumaker, Kellen Watts, Anna Roadman, Wyatt Hood, and Nadia Petru.
Boys Soccer: Varsity Boys Soccer went 4-1 over Spring Break: won Hays 2-0, lost to Austin 2-1, won Akins 7-1, won Austin 3-0 and won Hays 6-0. They also played San Marcos: JVA 7-1 and Varsity 3-2. JV ended up as district champions for going undefeated in district play. They did not lose a single non district game. .JV only allowed 3 goals all season. Varsity took 2nd place in their district. Finally, Bowie Boys Soccer won their playoff game against Vista Ridge. The Bulldogs were down early 2-0, but fought back to tie the game and send the game to overtime. After twenty minutes of overtime, the teams went to penalties. Bowie prevailed 5-3 to send the team to the next round. Donovan E-McCarthy scored the first goal with 3:42 left in the first half. Ayman Yazback scored the tying goal with 14:21 left in the second half. Baseball: Bowie Varsity Baseball team won their opening district games against Austin HS during Spring Break by a score of 3-1 and 6-3. Bowie pitching, defense and hitting was solid. Varsity also beat DelValle with a score of 8-0. Jonathan Eastin pitched a complete game, striking out 17 and only giving up 1 hit. John Estrada, Thanio Bright and Jonathan Eastin all had 2 hits each. The DAWGS are now 14-2 overall 3-0 in district.
Girls Soccer: Varsity Girls Soccer beat Del Valle twice over Spring Break 6-1 and 4-0.
Speech and Debate: Speech and Debate competed at the TFA State Virtual Tournament. Team Awards: 8th place in the state in team qualifications, State Finalists: third place in the state in Duet Acting: Jadon Demetri and Lainey Killian (our youngest team to make finals and both first year competitors), Semifinalists: (top 18 in the state) Connor Snow in Humorous Interpretation, Connor Snow and Zoe Bouck in Duet Acting, Katie Carrabine and Zoe Salter in Duet Acting (first year competitors), Max
McDowell and Tristan Rath in Duet Acting, Quarterfinalists: (top 36 in the state) Tristan Rath in Humorous Interpretation.