Bowie Blast - Week of Nov. 9
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Bowie won both games against Akins: Freshman Bowie 51 - Akins 0 and JV Bowie 45 - Akins 0.
Bowie defeated Hays 3-2 and lost to San Marcos 0-3.
The Dispatch newspaper staff learned this week about several awards and honors. The National Scholastic Press Association released the list of Pacemaker Finalists and the Dispatch earned its fourth consecutive nod as one of the top papers in the country. There are 52 finalists this year and 24 will be named as Pacemaker winners. The staff will learn in April whether they will receive their third straight Pacemaker. There were less than 10 papers in the Broadsheet category (this is the size of the paper) name finalists, so we are hopeful we make the final cut. Second, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced their annual Gold Circle winners. The Gold Circles are individual awards for student work. The Dispatch staff sent in around 60 entries at the end of last year. The following winners are:
For Photo Layout: Portfolio of work - Senior Rae Gray received first place in the nation.
For Photo Layout: Full page - Senior Rae Gray and Abbey Repka grabbed another first place in the nation. For Photo Story - Senior Rae Gray placed second in the nation. For Caption Writing - The Dispatch Staff earned second in the nation. Finally, the Texas Association of Journalism Educators held a virtual convention a few weeks ago, and Dispatch staff members competed in a few virtual competitions. We won several awards: Superior in News Writing to Cade Spencer, Excellent in Broadcast Package to Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino, Excellent in Feature Writing to Faith Lawrence, Excellent in Digital Photo - "New" to Reagan Zuniga, Excellent in Digital Photo - "Old" to Abbey Repka, and Honorable Mention in Digital Photo - "Self-Portrait" to Rae Gray.
Speech and Debate
Members of the Speech and Debate team competed at the Austin HS State Qualifying Virtual Tournament. Results are as follows: New State Qualifiers - Jaden Davis & Connor Snow in Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation - 2nd place Lucas Wilcox, 3rd place Megan Sewell, 6th place Jadon Demetri, Novice Public Forum Debate Quarterfinalists (top 8) - Sophia Dargahi & Bodhi Rosen, Duo Interpretation - 1st Arlo Craft & Xander Stockstill, 2nd Lucy Evans & Kaitlyn Johnson, 3rd Jaden Davis & Connor Snow, 4th Javier Lozano & Gabriel Watts, 5th Katie Carrabine & Zoey Salter, 6th Sophie Chasen & Caroline Cullinane, Varsity Public Forum Debate Octo-finals (top 16) - Kathryn Thomason and Caroline Rasmussen.
Huge Congratulations to Nick Manire on his 4th place finish and a personal best of 16:13 for his 5k. That is 5:12 mile pace for three straight miles! Nick will be competing in Regionals on November 10th down in Corpus. Our top two finishers for the Varsity Girls were Fiona Tanis and Parker Seely. They both finished in the top 20. Meanwhile, our JV and Freshmen Boys both got 2nd in district. Leading the way for JV were Rohan Dharwadker and Mackay Strong who finished 6th and 7th in their race. Adrian Castillo and Kaiser Kothmann got 2nd and 3rd in the Freshmen Race. The JV Girls took home 3rd place. Our top performer for the JV Girls was Vivian Breining who got 9th place overall. These athletes put in hundreds of miles over the past couple of months (many with a mask on) and their coaches are incredibly proud!