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.
Area FFA students pose together at their last Gilt Show in San Antonio last weekend. They are (from left) back row: Burnet High School FFA advisor Joe Vann, Christian Tucker, Kaygen Floyd, Cash Ringstaff, Bradley Keeling, and J.T. Killebrew. Front row (from left): Aubree Taylor, Kianna Moss, and Shelbie Denton.
John F. Kennedy is quoted as saying, “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” When students make a poor choice at home or at school, it can create a crisis within the family or school. While it is easy for a teacher or parent to identify the danger aspect of a poor choice, sometimes it is more difficult to focus on the opportunity of the poor choice. The reality is that there are natural consequences associated with the choices we make as students and as adults. If a student doesn’t complete an assignment and receives a failing grade, then that can be a mini crisis, but the natural consequence of the failing grade can serve as an opportunity to learn from the situation. As tough as it is to watch our young people not meet our expectations, it is an important part of maturing to face the natural consequences of choice.
The Burnet High School Cross-Examination Debate Team are, from left, Liam Franco, Jazlyn Marvin, Coach Betty Sue Smallwood, Dillon Crain, and Jess Luther.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Burnet High School Cross-Examination (CX) Debate Team captured gold, bronze, and top speaker honors at the District 19-4A CX Debate Meet and are headed to the UIL State Meet in March. Congratulations to Dillon Crain and Jess Luther for earning the Gold (and becoming state qualifiers), Liam Franco and Jazlyn Marvin for earning the Bronze (as alternates to state) and Jess Luther for earning Top Speaker. This team exemplifies BHS “Spirit, Pride, and Honor” in action!