Teacher creates lasting, influential bond with students

Early in the morning, a student walks into room 6160, the newspaper and yearbook classroom, but they aren’t there to order a yearbook or snap a photo. Tears roll down their cheeks as the weight of the world seems to be bearing down on their shoulders, telling them they aren’t good enough. For many students, this may happen more often than they would like to admit, but it is something that teacher Rebecca Dominy embraces as an opportunity to connect with her students and let them know someone is there for them.

Scholarship nights brings community together

BISD held its 43rd annual Scholarship Night in early May where 131 students received 184 scholarships totaling over $219,000. This year’s ceremony was especially notable since it was the first in which all four high schools in the district were represented. “It is important to have the kind of community support we have because with […]

Viking Wall of Honor award established for teacher recognition

The Viking Wall of Honor will be established to recognize current or retired faculty and staff for their outstanding service at Bryan High School, and their positive and lasting impact on students and other faculty and staff. The original idea was presented at the Campus Performance and Improvement Committee (CPIC) meeting and a sub-committee was […]

Golf team takes 6th at state

The Viking boys golf team placed sixth at the state tournment after weather hampered the second day of play. After the first round of play the boys found themselves in second place with a 305, but the second day proved more difficult. “Going into the second day, the wind picked up and the weather conditions […]

First edition of Bryan High Edda available for download

Bryan High Edda

Freshman places third at state tennis tournament

On May 13 and 14, freshman Jacy Smith competed in the state tennis tournament at Texas A&M. After rain delay on May 13, and rounds being pushed into May 14, Jacy placed third overall. Following her year’s accomplishments, Jacy and her coach anticipate her goals for next year. With support from her parents and coaches, Jacy will set the bar higher for the following seasons.

Tobacco awareness activities to be hosted by VKOT

May 18 – 19: Pledge Day Students will have the opportunity to sign a pledge to be “tobacco free”. All students who sign the pledge will receive a tobacco free lanyard & ribbon to wear. These students will also have their names placed in a drawing for prizes. If a student’s name is selected, VKOT […]

Viral trends abuse social media

At the beginning of this year, the Norseman staff looked at wide-spread movements that bring about change, such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In looking at that, we were able to see the good and the bad of such movements; viral trends can just be that – a trend that quickly dies – but they can also be educational.

Good Things – May 2015

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College vaccine round-up scheduled for Thursday, May 21

Thursday, May 21 3:00-5:30 Brazos County Health Department 201 N. Texas Avenue For more information, please see the attached flyer here.

Catcher steps up to plate to lead team

The sounds of cleats scrape the gravel mix with the cheering crowd in perfect harmony. The bright LED lights illuminate the field like spotlights on the players. The diamond is where most baseball players feel at home, but being out on the field isn’t always so easy. Every team requires a strong leader to get them where they need to be in the game. Teammates and coaches believe senior catcher Holt Van Etten fulfills the role of leader for the Viking varsity baseball team.

Senior earns CNA certification, gains medical experience

Senior Justin Rowe received his Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification while enrolled in the Hammond Oliver program. During that time, he has had the opportunity to experience the duties of a nursing assistant and build upon those experiences for his future career.

Junior sprints to state, secures success for team

As she sets her feet firmly against the blocks, the starter calls the runners to the ready. The familiar chant of “I can do this” echoes in her ears as the starter calls set and points the gun upward. Then BANG, junior Jamie Kennedy flies off of the blocks running the 200 meter dash.

Track team upholds value, importance of veterans, newcomers

The baton of leadership is passed down unto the next generation of the track team. The veterans accept it, with intentions of endorsing what is expected of members and serve as role models. The veterans encourage the rest to step up to replace them and continue the legacy. As the baton progresses into the hands of the new members, revitalized potential emerges to push the team to succeed. The track team exemplifies leadership for new members through veterans and successes of younger members as motivation to the whole team to push themselves and step into the shoes of the adept members, continuing the prophecy of hard work.

Going for the gold: Special education students secure success through athletics, community

Crowds fill the stadium. Students do pre-game stretches and pep talks within their teams. Coaches make sure everyone knows which events they’re competing in and where to go. Athletes line up on the track and prepare to run the 100 meter dash. The competitors take off and, when one crosses the finish line, the crowd erupts and the victor has a mile-wide smile on his face.

But this isn’t a typical track meet: this is the Special Olympics.

Water polo club resurfaces

Water polo has seen a resurgence this year after a six year absence with the formation of a club dedicated to playing and competing. Coaches Jessica Bailey and Travis Kiser oversaw the formation of the club and helped students pursue their interests in the sport.

Key club member named to district position

The Kiwanis Club named junior Lexi Durbin lieutenant governor for Key Club’s district 9W area which covers Bryan, College Station, Navasota, and small towns in the surrounding area. Lexi’s term official begins next year, but has served in the same capacity for a portion of this year as well. Some her duties include attending district-level […]

Advice from the departing: Looking back on my high school years

It’s now that time of year again. A time when the clock winds down to the last days of another seemingly never ending school year. A time where we start planning our trips for the summer and dream about the amounts of sleep we’ll finally have. Although for me this time around, the clock seems […]

All the world’s a stage: Senior finds family, direction through theatre troupe

The curtain rises. The lights shine down on the stage. Senior Katie Svatek walks out and begins to sing as the crowd falls silent. Opening night can shake a performers nerves, but knowing there is a support group backstage can make all the difference both on stage and off.

Stepping up to the plate: Senior’s last year sparks leadership, responsibility

A full count is on the board, and senior Rachel Ullmann sets up for the pitch. Digging her foot in the dirt and bending down low to begin wind up, the batter begins to pull back her bat. The ball leaves Rachel’s fingers as the batter misses and gets struck out, the Vikings take home another win.

AP and IB test schedule

Click HERE for a list of all AP and IB tests for May 2015.

Prom tickets available starting May 4

Early ticket sales begin on Monday, May 4-Monday, May 11 during all lunches in the Silver Cafeteria. $50.00/ticket for any Junior $30.00/ticket for any BHS Senior All guests are $50.00/ticket Late ticket sales are Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13. All tickets are $60.00/person