All posts by Abigail Starr

Craig eagerly awaits education exchange to Germany

By Samara Bhatti

“I’m really excited just to get out into the world and experience a culture that I’ve only read and heard about.” –Freshman Jadyn Craig on her upcoming exchange experience

Many BSHS students are familiar with having foreign exchange students in their classrooms here at home. Next year, however, BSHS will send a Wildcat abroad. Freshman Jadyn Craig has been accepted to be an exchange student in Germany. Craig noted that the AFS program offers an exciting opportunity to learn a new language, learn more about other cultures and experience German schools. Continue reading Craig eagerly awaits education exchange to Germany

NHS welcomes new members, sponsor next fall

By Jayla Sample

“I like to help people, and involve myself with others and try to rub off as much positive energy through others.” –Junior Niya Harris 

National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. Often touted as “more than just an honor roll,” NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Continue reading NHS welcomes new members, sponsor next fall

Little Shop of Horrors reaps Blue Star nomination

By Caitlin Ham

“I’m really proud of the entire cast and crew and believe Sam will do an outstanding job representing the musical as a whole.” –Theatre director Lisa Lowman

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize musical theatre accomplishments in the KC metro area. Each year the program serves 5,000 local students to honor those who contribute on stage or behind the curtain in their schools’ musical theatre program. Judges who are theatre professionals attend each school’s musical and evaluate. This year Blue Springs musical, Little Shop of Horrors, received nominations for outstanding actor in a lead role (Sam Abuchon as Seymour Kreulborn) and outstanding orchestra, a nomination BSHS has never received. Continue reading Little Shop of Horrors reaps Blue Star nomination

PLTW and TSA students showcase solutions, projects

By Abigail Starr

“I got first in software development. I made a simple program to help elementary students with their multiplication. It took me several weeks to create.” –junior Ryan Storm 

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) seniors attended a senior showcase at Union Station to present their Engineering and Biomed capstone projects. Advisor Angelia Schnakenberg noted that these projects highlight  issues in the engineering field that students must find a way to creatively solve. Continue reading PLTW and TSA students showcase solutions, projects

Future marketing moguls win big at international competition

By Abigail Starr

“If you can excel in marketing and DECA, you will have no problem moving into college, the career field, and relationships. You will be ahead of the game. Period.” –marketing teacher and DECA advisor Kelly Fowler

On April 20, 17 DECA competitors set out to international competition in Atlanta with the hope of challenging judges with fresh ideas and methodically planned presentations on independent business marketing strategies. This group has been working on their displays since September. Continue reading Future marketing moguls win big at international competition

Senate election season off to a positive start

By Abigail Starr

“I’ve grown into a capable and confident woman through leading my peers. Groups like this one have led me to make dozens of great connections.” -Junior Sophie Mermelstein 

Last week BSHS elected student senate executives for the 2018/19 school year. This group will be responsible for leading the senate in planning events, motivating peers and encouraging school spirit. Executives are typically extremely involved students who see many aspects of the BSHS’s campus; therefore, they create a variety of goals to further unify students and staff. Continue reading Senate election season off to a positive start

Beauties, beasts partied until the last rose petal fell

By Caitlin Ham

“It was such an honor to be crowned prom queen, and it’s definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life.” –Senior Maisy Kurucz

Ball gowns, tuxedos, flowers, slow dancing…all of this was in full swing at this year’s prom, themed Beauty and the Beast. Prom was held on April 14th at Crown Center located in downtown Kansas City. Student favorites included the photo booth where students could take pictures with their date or friends featuring frames and costumes and the chocolate fountains with countless dipping options. Continue reading Beauties, beasts partied until the last rose petal fell

Admin ladder aligns as Alderman takes BSHS reins

By Abigail Starr

The best part of my role as principal is to have the opportunity to interact with students and staff every day.  I love watching each of our student activities, admiring the talent, and seeing hard work pay off.” -Dr. Bob Jerome 

BSSD has announced more administrative changes coming in the fall to BSHS. Dr. Bob Jerome will move to Central Office as Assistant Superintendent. Associate Principal Tom Alderman will fill Jerome’s position in August, eager to continue BSHS record of high achieving students and staff. Continue reading Admin ladder aligns as Alderman takes BSHS reins

Top rated fine arts talent on display in KC community

By Caitlin Ham

“Singing with South is such a great chance for both choirs to come together to share a really special experience,” junior Lindsey Zeifle 

On Wednesday, April 4th, the Wildcat symphonic orchestra performed at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. This huge honor required countless hours of practice; the orchestra performed three pieces and featured soloist Sam Abuchon on violin. Continue reading Top rated fine arts talent on display in KC community