Congratulations! Richland Band Continues Winning Streak

This is the 38th consecutive year the Richland High School Varsity Concert Band earned the coveted UIL Sweepstakes rating. The 2017 varsity band performed brilliantly and was recognized by all six judges as a superior performing ensemble. This is the longest active streak for any school in BISD, and one of the longest in Texas. In addition to the varsity band’s success, both the Richland High School Symphonic and Concert bands earned unanimous superior ratings at the UIL Region 31 Concert and Sight Reading Contest. These students have sacrificed much of their own personal time to attend sectionals, rehearsals, and clinics outside the school day. Their dedication to their craft and each other was richly rewarded. #BISDShines

Three BISD Teams Advance to the UIL Area round of the Soccer Playoffs

Girls Soccer

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Birdville High School vs. Denton High School at the BISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 6 p.m.

Richland High vs. Aledo High at Brewer High School, 7 p.m.

 

Boys Soccer

Friday, March 31, 2017

Birdville High Schools vs. Wichita Falls Rider High School at the BISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Students  

Shannon McGahey, Richland High senior, awarded DRT Scholarship #BISDShines

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Press Release

FRANCES COOKE VAN ZANDT CHAPTER, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Contact:  Sheryl Rascher, Scholarship Chair   817-680-5691

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Shannon McGahey Awarded DRT Scholarship

(Fort Worth Texas – March 4, 2017) – The Frances Cooke Van Zandt, Fort Worth Chapter, of The Daughters of The Republic of Texas has awarded their 2017 scholarship to Shannon McGahey of Richland High School, North Richland Hills.

Shannon, daughter of Wendy and Kevin McGahey, received a certificate of our recognition, and a scholarship check of $500 for use toward expenses at a Texas university.

Ranking in the top ten percent of her class, Shannon will complete graduation requirements in just three years.  High scores in courses such as Biology, Chemistry & Physics, and selection of demanding college preparatory coursework, reflect her preparedness to study Biochemistry at University of North Texas in Denton. She has been admitted into the Honors program to major in Biological Sciences. Having witnessed young friends suffer Type I Diabetes, Shannon holds a special interest in Medical Research related to childhood disease.

In addition to her excellence in academics, Shannon has received extensive recognition in a variety of performance competitions including Acting, Voice and Playwriting. She holds a Tae Kwon Do Black Belt.  And Shannon consistently displays leadership and commitment through school and community organizations and events.

Shannon was presented as Scholarship winner at this year’s Texas Independence Day Luncheon, held at the Ridglea County Club in Fort Worth.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) was founded in 1891 as an organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the founding families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas. The organization’s mission includes perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who have achieved and maintained the independence of Texas and encouraging historical research into the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the Revolution of 1835 and the events which followed.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas present 2017 Scholarship to Shannon McGahey

 

Shannon McGahey receives 2017 Daughters of the Republic of Texas Scholarship

 

For information about the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, visit http://www.drtinfo.org/.

 

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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) was founded in 1891 as an organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the founding families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas. The organization’s mission includes perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who have achieved and maintained the independence of Texas and encouraging historical research into the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the Revolution of 1835 and the events which followed.

 

Richland High’s Team Competes in Speech Contest

Four Richland High School students competed in the annual Hurt-Euless-Bedford Rotary Club Four-Way Test Speech Contest on Feb. 22. They competed against teams from LD Bell, Trinity and Birdville high schools. This is the first contest Richland has been invited to, and they did very well. Alyssa Kunkel placed second and won $250. The team members consisted of Ajmal Mohmand, Alyssa Kunkel, Abby Key and Peyton Murrell. #BISDShines

RHS: Academic All-State Football #BISDShines

Richland High is pleased to announce that five senior football players were named to the Academic All-State Team. To be selected to this prestigious team, a student must have an overall GPA of 92 or above in grades 9–11. The selection committee considers GPA, SAT or ACT scores and class rank. The best team a player can make is the Elite Team, which means the player has near perfect scores in all categories. Students can be on Elite, First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention.

Pictured are (standing): Landon Le, Elite Team; Will Quenichet, Honorable Mention; and Camden Lyons, Second Team; (seated) Jack Benson, Second Team; and Caleb Wells, Second Team.

Ten BISD students named 2017 All-State Musicians

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Congratulations to Birdville ISD’s 2017 Texas All-State Musicians! Each of these 10 high school band and choir students survived up to four rounds of auditions to be selected as an All-State musician. These students will rehearse and perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio in February.

2017 All-State Musicians:

Haltom HS:  Ian Bassham (Alto Saxophone)

Richland HS:  Jake Buckner (French Horn), Daniel Christensen (Trumpet),and John MacDonald (Trombone)

Birdville HS:  Faith Adams (Soprano 1), Hannah Detrick (Soprano 1), Reece Neathery (Trombone), Evan Pallanes (Contra Bass Clarinet), Julian Shannon (Jazz Trombone), and Jonathan Shier (Jazz Trumpet)