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Thu
01
Oct

District applauds welding students

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Pictured from left are BCISD Trustee Terry Farrar, Superintendent Keith Brown, Trustee Secretary Bobby Kimball, Trustee Eddie Nelson, students Jose Ramos Jr, Fidel Munoz, Malcolm Cunningham, Miguel Serrano (BCHS grad 2015), Jamaude Fisher (BCHS grad 2015), Jonathan Mendoza, Juan Botello, Jose De Jesus Ramos, Adrian Ruiz, Jair De Jesus Saucedo (BCHS grad 2015), Emillio Hidalgo, welding teacher Bill Jenkins, welding teacher Bryan Brown, Trustee Crystal Allison, Trustee Vice President Bob Klepac, and Trustee Frankie Cole. Students and BCHS 2015 graduates not available for the picture were: Emiliano Hernandez, Ethan Ryman, Rogelio Ochoa, Zachary Phillips, Koby Baros, Marshall Garza, Jesus Carmona and Diego Garcia.

   Bay City ISD Board of Trustees honored the 19 Bay City High School students who earned AWS (American Welding Society) certifications at the end of the 2015 Spring semester with BCISD Celebration of Excellence medals and certificates at its regular board meeting Sept. 21.  
   A BCHS record number of students, 22, tested, with 19 earning the welding certificate.  
   Welding instructors from BCHS are Bryan Brown and Bill Jenkins.  
   Testing was done by two inspectors for STP. 
   BCHS Principal Chris Townsend introduced the honorees, saying, “Our Career and Technology Education, and our welding program in particular, is one of our strongest programs at BCHS. 
   “These students are performing at the highest level and are taught by master teachers.”

Thu
01
Oct

Trustees celebrate teacher excellence

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Pictured, from left, are BCISD trustee Eddie Nelson, Trustee Terry Farrar Trustee Vice-President Bob Klepac, Trustee Secretary Bobby Kimball, Superintendent Keith Brown, BCHS teacher Tiffany Saunders, Trustee Crystal Allison and Trustee Frankie Cole.

   Bay City High School teacher Tiffany Saunders was honored by the Bay City school board for her spearheading and organizing the first C.A.T. Camp at BCHS in August.  
   Saunders was recognized at the regular school board meeting Sept. 21, and was presented with a certificate and medallion.  
   “Tiffany has been the catalyst for a huge and powerful transition at Bay City High School. I think if you’ve attended some BCHS events lately, you’ll have witnessed that school spirit is more visible and celebrated now,” BCHS Principal Chris Townsend said, when announcing the honor. 
   “The feeling of camaraderie and goodwill has blossomed under her leadership.” 
   C.A.T. Camp, (Character-Achievement-Tradition), was a three-day event this August at BCHS featuring inspirational speakers, learning school spirit chants and school songs, team-building exercises, and more.  

Thu
01
Oct

Gold Star Mothers receive quilts

Peggy DeLancey photo
Matagorda County Cavalry recently honored the Gold Star Mothers, shown in special quilts made by the Quilt Guild.

Thu
01
Oct

Luncheon kicks off planning for 53rd Charity Ball

JSL photo
MRMC Foundation used last year’s JSL donation towards purchasing new Baby Warmers (pictured) and fetal monitors for the Women’s Center. The 2016 JSL donation will assist MRMC Foundation in purchasing 3D Mammography Technology. From left are: Sherry Barton, Terry Cornelius, Vice President of The First State Bank, Blessing; Charles Brookhouser, Vice President of The First State Bank, Bay City; Erin Ryman, RN, BSN at MRMC; Darla Sellers, RN at MRMC; Tiffany Foltyn, Executive Director of MRMC Foundation; Aaron Fox, CXO at Matagorda Regional Medical Center.

   The Bay City Junior Service League’s annual Charity Ball Kickoff Luncheon was held Thursday, Aug. 6, in the Bay City Country Club ballroom.   
   The 85 league members attending kicked off the planning of their 53rd annual Junior Service League Charity Ball. 
   JSL President Lisa Volkmer conducted the regular monthly meeting and recognized the senior honorees and rice festival candidate.   
   Ways and Means Chairman Savannah Cornelius and Co-chairman Kim Schneider announced their concept for the event. 
   Cornelius reviewed some of the accomplishments of the organization that included over $218,000 in Charity Ball proceeds returned to the community in the last three years as well as almost 5,000 service hours devoted to the JSL projects over the last three years. 

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Thu
01
Oct

Players and Performers of the Week

BCISD photo
Bay City High School Players and Performers of the Week of Sept. 14, include: in front, l-r: Kaitlyn Rodriguez and Brittan Hallum, Cheerleading; Abigail Gonzales and Jorge Cuevas, Cross Country. Middle row, l-r: My’Destinee Franklin and Abigail Torres, Volleyball; Otensha Milimo, Aristocats. Back row, l-r: Elijah Lewis and La’Darrion Florez, Football; Austin Anzaldua and William Billings, Band. Band Section of the Week was the Drum Line.

Thu
01
Oct

Beach Cleanup in Matagorda

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Tenaris volunteers walk through grassy areas at Matagorda Beach that had some scratching from the mosquitos.

Thu
01
Oct

Rehearsing ‘Nightmare on Broadway'

Zeinab Ghais and Jessica Jones rehearse "Evil Woman" for the upcoming show Nightmare on Broadway! These girls are awesome! Performances are Oct. 22-24 at 6 p.m. at Fat Grass. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Contributed photo

Thu
01
Oct

Signing up to cleanup in Sargent

Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
A Sargent Beach cleanup team registers Saturday morning.

Thu
13
Aug

Helping MEHOP celebrate

Part of MEHOP’s observed National Health Center Week with its “Health Center Celebration” Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Bay City USO Center. During the event Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald read a proclaimation for National Health Center Week signed by the commissioners court this week. In addition, Carol Wootton, with Congressman Blake Farenthold’s office, presented a plaque to MEHOP CEO Celeste Harrison honoring the event. From left, are: Nancy Wollam, with State Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s; Wootton; Harrison; and McDonald. MEHOP’s celebration included free haircuts, health presentations, a magic show, The Crescent Circus, and plenty of hamburgers and trimmings.
Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell

Thu
13
Aug

CAT Campers will hear from Blackcat stars

   An all-star lineup of five former Blackcat athletes will speak at the inaugural CAT (CharacterAchievement-Tradition) Camp Aug. 19-21. 
   Already, 120 students registered for the free event designed to unite BCHS students while giving them opportunities to rekindle old Blackcat traditions and start new ones, said faculty member and camp founder Tiffany Saunders.  
   “We want as many Bay City High School students as possible to attend,” she added. 
   A community pep rally Friday, Aug. 21, at Memorial Stadium in conjunction with the Blackcat football scrimmage against Victoria East that night will be the camp’s highlight.  
   The pep rally will begin about 6:30 p.m. and will include performances from the band, Aristocats and cheerleaders - plus CAT Campers showing off what they learned during their three-day camp experience.  

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