Education and Schools

Wed
07
Jun

Burnet FFA officers announced

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The first official business of the 2017- 2018 Burnet FFA officer team will be to attend the 89th Texas FFA State Convention, to be held in Corpus Christi on July 10-14. Officers are, front row from left, Audra Hoefelmeyer, Katelyn Moore, Lyndsi Woods and Briana Jowers. Back row are Ryan Edmondson, Marc Barnett, Ellett Vann, Jacob Robinett and Logan Rutledge.

Wed
31
May

Embracing the future

Burnet Senior Coleman Posey shares a tearful embrace with fellow graduate Sarah Shaw at the conclusion of Friday's graduation. It was an emotional night for many who attended the Class of 2017 Commencemment Ceremony.

Wed
31
May

Hats off to the Class of 2017!

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories

At the conclusion of Friday, May 26, graduation ceremonies at Bulldog Stadium, Burnet High School Seniors honored tradition by tossing their hats in the air.

Wed
24
May

Texas Music Scholars

With Texas Music Scholar Awards from the Texas Music Educators Association for outstanding scholastic merit, musicianship and citizenship in school and community during the 2016-2017 school year, are, from left, Jessy Ware, 12th grade flute; Rebecca Schilling, 10th grade clarinet, and Kathryn Martin, 11th grade oboe. Fewer than 2,300 students earned the honor last year.   

Wed
24
May

Graduation ceremonies set for Burnet High School, Quest

BHS Graduation Ceremony

What: Burnet High School graduation ceremony
When: Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bulldog Field, 1401 N. Main, Burnet.
Parking: North side of stadium (this area is normally reserved parking for football games) and park on West end of stadium at Burnet Middle School.
In the event of inclement weather graduation will be held in the high school gym. Parking would then be at the high school.
Students are given tickets to give to family and friends to get in to the gym for the commencement ceremony.
Folks not having a ticket will not be allowed in the gym but can watch the ceremony through a live video feed in the high school auditorium.

What: Quest High School graduation ceremony
When: Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m.
Where: Burnet High School Auditorium, 1000 Green Mile, Burnet
Graduating students need to be in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Ceremony begins promptly at 7 p.m.

Wed
24
May

Burnet student wins congressional art contest

Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin), whose district stretches from Tarrant County in the north to Hays County in the south and includes much of Austin and the Texas Hill Country, has selected the top three submissions for this year’s Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation and in our congressional district.
This year’s winner is Sage LaRue from Bertram. She is a senior at Burnet High School in Burnet. Her piece is an original photograph titled, “Hill Country Reflection.”
The runner-up is Olivia Radi, who is a senior from Lake Travis High School. Kassidy Harrison, a junior from Burnet High School, came in third place.

Wed
24
May

Scholarships awarded

David and Trenton DeSpain present the Cooper DeSpain Memorial Scholarship to BHS seniors Clay Chasteen, Lexey Parker, Reagan Giesenschlag, and Cash Ringstaff at Thursday night's Scholarship Awards program at BHS. The scholarship is in memory of the DeSpain's young son, Cooper, who tragically lost his life in an ATV accident on Aug. 8, 2014. Last year the DeSpain's provided two scholarships, but through continued community support this year they were able to provide for 15 graduates, include the four Burnet students pictured above. The Hill Country Community Foundation provided over $300,000 to Burnet graduates through scholarship awards and that number combined with the community scholarships reached more than $500,000 for the 165 BHS students honored.

Wed
24
May

Valedictorian honored

Burnet Valedictorian Reagan Giesenschlag accepts the Highest Ranking Graduate Scholarship from BHS Principal Casey Burkhart during last Thursday night's Scholarship Awards program. The scholarship provides Giesenschlag with a tuition waver at any college in the state of Texas for her freshman year. Once again the Hill Country Community Foundation and The Greater Burnet Community Scholarship Awards night was a huge success. Between the HCCF and community scholarships more than 160 BHS graduates received over $500,000 to continue their education. 

Wed
24
May

BMS receives 'Start with Hello' grand prize

By Amy Prayer
Burnet Bulletin
Burnet Middle School had reason to celebrate Wednesday, May 17, when the school received a $2,500 grand prize from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation (SHP) for its work on the “Start with Hello” Project since February.
“The work you have done to show support for each other, your community, just hits me really hard in my heart,” said Nicole Hockley, founder and managing director of SHP. “That's why I wanted to be here today to say thank you.
“I last visited you in the middle of your Start with Hello week in February, and from that moment you impressed me, and then seeing the results of that week and seeing what you all did is truly amazing. We are here to honor all of you today, for bringing this change to Burnet.”

Wed
17
May

Senior Bulldogs earn honors scholarships at annual event

L: The 2017 Ed Abernathy Scholarship Award was presented to Burnet seniors Kyle Cavender and Madelinne Deitrick at Tuesday nights program.

R: Burnet seniors Drew Kiser and Reagan Giesenschlag were honored at Tuesday nights awards program with the Cliff Vandeventer scholarship award.

 

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