Bowie Blast - Week of Nov 28

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All State Orchestra Results Bowie Orchestra students participated in the TMEA All-State Area and All-State Auditions over the past month. After hours of practice and preparation, the following 3 students won spots with the Texas All-State Orchestra, and will be performing during the TMEA Convention in San Antonio, in February 2022: Rauno Meneses-Halmari, string bass payer, ranked 3rd in the state and will be performing with the All-State Symphony Orchestra Milo Chrudimsky, viola player, ranked 32 in the state, and will be performing with the All-State Philharmonic Orchestra Grace Gum, viola player, ranked 39 in the state, will be performing with the All-State Sinfonietta Orchestra. Grace Gum is a 4-year all-stater, meaning she won a spot with the Texas All-State orchestra all 4 years of high school. This is a huge honor for any student, and we are so proud of her for this. Pre-Choir Audition results Thirteen students participated in Pre-Area Choir Auditions yesterday afternoon for TMEA Region 18, with 8 singers advancing to the final area auditions in January or are alternates. Congratulations to: Finn Alexander, 1st Chair, Bass 2 Tennyson Tole, 2nd Chair, Soprano 2 Ashira Fronk, 2nd Chair, Alto 1 Cade Harrison, 3rd Chair, Tenor 2 Isabel Cherukuri, 5th Chair, Soprano 1 Ethan Moyer, 5th Chair, Tenor 1 Bubba Infante, 6th Chair, Tenor 2 (alternate) Katelyn Merritt, 7th Chair (alternate) Art Winner Congratulations to art one student Sowmya Kulukuruou, she won second place in the Digital Inclusion Week 2021 Art Competition! She won second place, the second place position comes with an award of $200!Dispatch Newspaper News The Dispatch newspaper captured their 4th straight National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Award. The staff was one of five Texas schools recognized among 29 total high schools nationally as one of the top programs in the country. The newspaper was the only Central Texas school to win the award. This award was for work done during the 2020-21 school year and should be compared to winning a Pulitzer Prize for scholastic journalism. Fifteen students recently went to the Philadelphia Pacemaker Storytelling Master Workshop. We had a great weekend in the City of Brotherly Love. It was an intense weekend of work for all the students, and they have returned energized to continue to grow the program. The 2nd issue of the 2021-22 school year was entered into Best in Show competition at the event and placed 2nd for newspapers and news magazines. In addition, https://thedispatchonline.net was also entered into Best in Show at the workshop and the staff was rewarded with a 7th place position. NSPA also announced individual winners for work from 2020-21. Graduates winning awards were: Faith Lawrence - 2nd place Portfolio: Designer of the Year Rae Gray - 4th place Portfolio: Artist of the Year Cade Spencer - Honorable Mention Portfolio: Writer of the Year Faith Lawrence - 5th place Design of the Year: Newspaper Natalie Cullen - 5th place Portfolio: Multimedia Journalist of the Year This represents the best showing for NSPA individual awards for the Dispatch in school history with five total newspaper awards. Anna Holme - 2 design awards, including Outstanding Design Project Arushi Sharma - 1 writing award: Lead writing and imagery Corinne Piorkowski - 1 writing award: Storytelling Reagan Zuniga - 1 photography award: Superior in Team Visual Storytelling Yearbook News The Yearbook won both of our national awards from Philly - 2021 graduates and editors-in-chief Ryan Kinney & Grace Conlan were awarded best Yearbook Theme Package for tbd and Ryan Kinney beat out designers from all media types to win Designer of the Year. Considering every yearbook in the country had a commonality in the story of the year - the pandemic - it's particularly noteworthy for these students to win Theme Package. Additionally, tbd won third place Yearbook Best in Show for the in-person attendees, as well as 6th place Best in Show for the national virtual convention among big books. Juniors Abby Mandel, Lily Prevatt, Hannah Schiller & Wes Warmink attended the workshop and put in an intensive two days in the Creativity & Print Design track.

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