BLHS News Roundup 5.3.13


There has been a lot of exciting things happening in the halls of BLHS recently…here’s your news roundup for the last few weeks. As always…it’s a GREAT day to be a Bobcat!


The cast and crew of The Wizard of Oz were nominated for two awards with the prestigious Blue Star Program in a ceremony on Thursday during advisory. The awards they are up for are:

Outstanding Scenic Design and Construction, Tier I
Rising Star Scholarship (Female) – Sarah Jacobs
The awards ceremony will be at KC Starlight Theater on May 23.
Social Studies

BLHS sophomores Kennedy Bowers, Jacob Cook, Alexandra Levinson and Daniel Tady qualified for the National History Day competition in Washington DC. The competition will be June 9-13, 2013. They advanced through the state contest to earn the right to travel to the nation’s capital this summer. There are several fundraisers taking place in the next few weeks to support their trip.

Monday May 6 & Thursday May 9–Late start Sonic breakfast burrito and juice $2 per student in the Sports Foyer from 7:30 am to 8:15 am

Monday through Friday, May 13-May 17 Simple Simon’s will provide pizza by the slice ($1 per slice) from 10:45 am to 11:20 am in the Sports Foyer.

Student Hat Day–Friday May 9, 2013  $1 ticket to wear a hat all day. National History Day students will sell tickets for hat day beginning May 6.

Congratulations to Sydney Weible (editing), Maddy Mikinski (feature writing), and Taylor Sherley (sports photography), who all competed at the state journalism contest at the University of Kansas on Saturday, May 4. Results were posted that evening, and while none of them were able to place in the top 3 of the 3A/4A competition group, they all did well to qualify to make it to the state contest for the first time. Way to go ladies!
Scholars Bowl

The Bobcat Scholars Bowl team of Alyssa Foster, Maddy Mikinski, Nathan Lucas, Mitchell Mikinski, and Jack McCraney traveled to Liberty Hall in Lawrence on Saturday for a taping of the TV quiz show, “It’s All Academic.” Matched up against Lawrence High, the match went back and forth ending in a 220 tie at the end of regulation, the highest score ever. However the Bobcats fell short on the final question and the Lions took home the championship cup.

More information available on the Scholars Bowl website.
Paul Rehm and Jared Kenton traveled to WSU April 18 to present their Senior Project Lead the Way Project, their invention the “Hanger Pro”.  They earned FIRST PLACE and $2,000 scholarships EACH to Wichita State for the fall.