Don't forget to tune into the Today Show on January 1st between 8:20am-9:00am to see their segment on Broadway High School. More info here.
As announced earlier, a film crew from NFL Films visited our school on October 29th and 30th to film our Soldier Tribute Game as a part of the Today Show feature, “Together We Make Football." Weeks later, NFL Films returned for two more days of filming around the school and community. This time, the crew included 5-time Emmy Award winner Digger O’Brien, who is a senior producer at NFL Films. After weeks of patiently waiting, we were recently notified that our featured story will air on the Today Show, on January 1st. The exact airtime isn't certain, but we anticipate the segment to air between 8:20am - 9:00am. This is an exciting time for our school and community, as the entire country will get an inside look at our soldier tributes and the story of Broadway’s own Army Spc. Brian “Bucky” Anderson. This has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our football team, school, and community. Make sure you watch the Today Show on January 1st so you can see how the Broadway High School football team honors our fallen heroes.
Courtesy photos: Daily News Record
With the success of this Fall's Valley Unified Basketball League, Rockingham County is having a contest to establish a logo and slogan for the league that will be displayed on all apparel and information dealing with the league. Each high school will determine a slogan and logo winner. The winners from each school will be entered into a county contest where one will be selected. If you are interested in participating, the guidelines are below.
- Entries can be created by hand, or computer generated.
- Entry can be submitted for logo and/or slogan.
- Entries can be submitted through email, or hardcopy.
- All entries must be submitted to your school AD (rritter(at)rockingham.k12.va.us) by January 29.
This year's PINK OUT theme is personal! Who will you turn pink for?? Included with the shirt this year will be a permanent sharpie marker so that you can make your shirt personal. Who are you fighting for?? Remember, the ACS supports ALL survivors of every type of cancer! You can use shirt paint and change the color of your ribbon, have them sign it....just get creative. It's your shirt and your fight!!
Shirts are $12 and will gain you free admission to the double Varsity Basketball games on January 29th. Once again, we will paint the floor pink in between games! Please send all orders to Jean Sterner (jsterner(at)rockingham.k12.va.us) with a check made payable to BHS. Shirts will be on sale at lunches on December 21st and December 22nd and at several home games (Dec 22 will be the first and only one before Christmas). All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Last week, the BHS Debate and Forensics Teams traveled to Harrisonburg High School to compete in the Shenandoah Valley Forensics League Invitational. On the Debate side, Patrick Schell placed 2nd in Student Congress and Skylar Wampler and Claire Whetzel placed 6th in Public Forum Varsity.
On the Forensics side of the tournament, qualifying for championships in January, Ashley McHenry and Morgan Hill placed 4th and 5th place respectively in Serious Interpretation, Lexi Ashton and Katie Adams placed 5th and 6th respectively in Poetry, Taylor Pence placed 5th in Storytelling, Maggie Johnston and Maddie Greenawalt placed 5th in Serious Duo, and Casey Breneman and Margaret Gonyer placed 6th in Humorous Duo. Additionally, Brandon Hylton took 1st in Impromptu, Aspen Gorman took 2nd in Original Oratory, Casey Brenaman took 1st in Humorous Interp, Lexi Ashton and Katie Adams took 1st and 2nd respectively in Prose, Mattea See and Hannah Shore took 2nd and 3rd respectively in Storytelling, and Savannah Horton and Andrea Veramessa took 1st in Serious Duo.
Overall, the BHS Forensics Team took 2nd place in points. Congratulations to all of these students!
Here's a Fall recap of the BHS Marching Band!
- October 10 (Shenandoah Valley Marching Invitational) - 1st place in class, 1st in music, 1st in general effect.
Then placed 4th overall in unclassed finals, with 2nd place general effect.
- October 17 (JMU Parade of Champions) - 1st place in class, 2nd in music, 1st in visual performance, and 1st in general effect.
- October 24 (Bassett HS Drums Along the Blue Ridge) - 1st in class, 1st in music, 1st in marching, 1st in General Effect, 1st in Drum Major, 2nd in Percussion, 3rd in Guard.
Then placed 5th in unclassed finals competition.
- October 31 (VBODA Marching Assessment) - Straight 1s from all judges. Overall rating of Superior.
In the final weekend, the band earned ratings of Superior from all 7 judges at Virginia State Marching Assessment, earning an overall rating of Superior. The ratings range from 1 to 5: 1 being Superior, 2 being Excellent, 3 being Good, 4 being Fair, and 5 being Poor.
Band director, Becky Ford, created a new event called "Rockingham County / Harrisonburg City Marching Showcase" to foster a spirit of community and support among the local school bands and give a non-competitive opportunity for the kids to see each other's shows.
Below are photos of the 2015 Marching Band season taken by photographer, and former BHS graduate, Ben Mahaffey.
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