Colin McBurnett has been selected as the Rotary Student of the Month. While being in the top 10 in his class, Colin participates in a wealth of student organizations, sports, and especially shines in UIL Academics. Colin advanced to UIL Regionals all four years of high school and advanced to UIL State two years. Colin is the UIL Team Leader and is one who leads by example. His energy, attitude and charisma are attributes that make him the perfect choice for Rotary Student of the Month! Colin participates in varsity football, track and powerlifting. In addition to this busy schedule he is a member of National Honor Society and is active in his church organizations. He is also a proud member of the BHS Heckle Squad! Colin is attending the University of North Texas to pursue a career in coaching and is also considering sports broadcasting.
With the substantial completion of all major projects associated with the 2014 Bond Program, I wanted to recap the more than three year process that it has taken to get to this point. On February 17, 2014 the Board of Trustees approved the Facility Community Advisory Committee (FCAC) which was comprised of 26 community members. The FCAC’s role was to establish priorities and recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding facility needs. The FCAC met seven times in order to review demographic information, financial information and the facility needs list. In addition, the FCAC toured the campuses with the greatest facility needs and participated in a survey to prioritize the facility needs list. All of this information was utilized in order for the FCAC to develop a set of recommendations for the Board of Trustees to consider. On May 19, 2014 the Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the FCAC and on August 18, 2014 the Board of Trustees called for the bond election.
Burnet High School senior Lexey Parker sits stunnd in a vehicle as emergency personnel declare her passenger "dead" during a mick fatality in the "Shattered Dreams" program at the high school on Thursday, March 9.
Burnet HOSA students competed at area competition on Jan. 13-14. The students did an amazing job and their hard work paid off. From left, Jazmine Castillo placed fourth in Extemporaneous Health Poster; Britney Hardison placed second in Medical Reading, advancing her to state; and Itzel Gonzalez placed fifth in Pharmacology. These events had 25 or more students competing from all over Central Texas, including Health Career High School in San Antonio.
Burnet HOSA celebrated HOSA week from Feb. 6-10. HOSA is the student organization for future health professionals. HOSA Week was an opportunity to promote health science students, the mission of HOSA and service to others.
Burnet HOSA raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through several activities on campus, including "Pennies for Patients" and selling candy grams for Valentine's Day.
"Pennies for Patients" was a fundraiser in which schools participate in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with the class that earned the most money at the end of a week winning a prize. All money raised goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Emileigh Jones is the daughter of Jason and Amber Jones. Her favorite academic subject is English Language Arts. She enjoys playing baskeball. She has two siblings, Adyson and Ian. When asked about her plans for the future, Emileigh said she plans to be either an engineer or an actor. She believes she was chosen as student of the month because she does good in her classes, she is kind to others, and she follows the teacher’s directions.
Avery Holcomb is the son of Rachel & Michael Holcomb. His favorite subject is Science. Avery loves playing football. Avery has a brother. He hopes to get a scholarship to become an engineer. When asked why he believes he was chosen as Student of the Month, he replied, “I’m really smart. Also I am nice to all the teachers.” Avery also is a very happy person.
The 8th grade students of the month are Jacob Howard is the son of Crystal Howard. His favorite subject is Science. His favorite sport is football. Jacob has a brother, Gabriel. When we asked Jacob about his plans for his future he said that he plans to go to college and study to become an astronomer.
Angelica Orosco is the daughter of Alex Orosco & Violet Padilla. Her favorite subject is math. Angelica loves being on the Swim and Dive Team at Burnet Middle School. Angelica has 5 older brothers. When asked about her plans for the future, she said she wants to go to Texas A&M to get a degree to become a veterinarian. She plans to be in the military to help train K-9 units. She believes she was chosen as student of the month because she is hardworking, she pays attention, and she helps others.
The 7th grade female student of the month is Shelby Wagner is the daughter of Mike and Jodi Wagner. Her favorite academic subject is Science. She enjoys playing basketball. Shelby has 3 sisters, Erica, Savannah and Emily. Shelby’s plans for the future include attending the University of Texas and playing on the basketball team. She believes she was chosen as student of the month because she participates in class, maintains straight “A’s” and tries to be a good role model.
Hayden Brown was chosen as January 6th grade male student of the month. His parents are Suzanne and Trey Brown. Hayden enjoys Science and loves to play basketball. When asked about his plans for the future, Hayden said he plans to become an astrophysicist and work for NASA. He believes he was chosen as student of the month because he is kind and responsible.