Students over-recognized, show lack of appreciation

May 6, 2011

The scene is reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A name is called. Silence. No one responds. The process repeats again and again until one lone student walks across the stage. The Academic Breakfast took place on Thursday, April 7. Out of a total of 461 awards that were supposed to be given out... Read more »

Literary magazine staff honored with 1st place award

Stephen Karst, Staff Writer
January 28, 2011

The 2010 Headrush staff received first place and won Best Design for Art Pages in the American Scholastic Press Association’s [ASPA] annual magazine competition. According to ASPA.com, the contest was designed to give schools the chance to review the quality of their publications and how they present... Read more »

Debate squad finishes regular season

Annie Matheis, News/Web Editor
December 9, 2010

The Blue Valley debate squad ended their regular season last weekend. Debate teacher Chris Riffer said it was one of the best closings the team has ever had. The team won the Lawrence High Sweepstakes Award after competing against 32 other schools. This was the first time Blue Valley won this tournament... Read more »

Breakfast to recognize academic accomplishments

Emily Brown, Copy Editor
November 11, 2010

Blue Valley High School will host its Fall Academic Awards Breakfast in the Commons Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:15 a.m. After the continental breakfast, the awards will be presented in the PAC at 7:30 a.m. National Merit Semi-Finalists, Commended Students, AP Scholars, Principal’s Honor Roll, Academic Letter... Read more »

Principal chosen for award

Odi Opole, Staff Writer
November 5, 2010

Principal Scott Bacon was recognized as the Area One Principal Honoree at the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals Fall Conference on Nov. 4. One principal is chosen from each of the six areas in the state. Bacon said winning the award wasn’t about him alone. “The only way I can accept... Read more »

BV students recieve National Merit award

Emily Brown, Copy Editor
September 24, 2010

The BV National Merit Semifinalists this year are: Sarah Bergeson, Matt Hamblin, Gautham Prakash, Holden Rolfs, and Allen Xu. They represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. In early September, about 16,000 students of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as... Read more »

BV students recieve National Merit Award

Emily Brown, Copy Editor
September 24, 2010

The BV National Merit Semifinalists this year are: Sarah Bergeson, Matt Hamblin, Gautham Prakash, Holden Rolfs, and Allen Xu. They represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. In early September, about 16,000 students of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as... Read more »

BV publication nominated Pacemaker finalist

Annie Matheis, News/Web Editor
September 10, 2010

The Tiger Print was recognized as a Pacemaker finalist earlier today. “A Pacemaker is like the Pulitzer Prize for high school journalism,” adviser Jill Chittum said. “It is one of the top awards a publication staff can receive for all their hard work.” To be nominated as a Pacemaker finalist,... Read more »