Congratulations to the MNA students who passed the MNA exam in December (we are still waiting on some more results to come in!)
- Daisy Aranda
- Devyn Cheatham
- Lauren Clay
- Mia Dowdell
- Lupe Menjivar
- Kerina Hutchinson Gentry
- Ahtziri Melo
- Jennifer Roblero Torres
- Jalisa Suter
- Jasmine Wright
Beta Club Goes to State
Our Beta Club enjoyed the state convention in Louisville on Monday and earned awards! Jasmine Ngo placed fifth in the Language Arts competition, James Grant placed 3rd in Spanish, and Victoria Lowe placed 1st in Spanish.
Defenders BEAT the Broncos on the road
The Boys Basketball beat our rivals, Frederick Douglass 72-63 while on the road this month. WKYT
Google Cloud Certified
Congratulations to our Leadership students who are Google G Suite Certified!
Dance Blue @ BSHS
We celebrated our Dance Blue mini marathon this month! DanceBlue is a fundraising organisation through the University of Kentucky that raises funds for children's cancer research and support at the Danceblue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/oncology Clinic. Last night our students raised $3,254.00. We are incredibly proud of all the hard work our BSHS Dance Blue committee members put into this event. It truly was run by our awesome students. Thank you to the University of Kentucky students who came out to teach us the line dances and support our efforts. Thank you also to Josh Pascal, University of Kentucky football player and cancer survivor, for sharing your journey with our students. Thank you to Meredith Brendley Nathaniel for all your support, hard works, and sharing your story with us. Thank you to our incredible sponsors who supported us with a wealth of donations: Mellow Mushroom, Little Ceasars, The Ketch Seafood Grill, D's Cafe at Bryan Station, Domino's Pizza, Avery Skinner and Josh Pascal, Cinemark Fayette Mall and XD, AMC Classic Lexington 10, Regal Hamburg Pavilion IMAX & RPX
PS: Thank you also to Lisa Deffendall, we love the shirts!
Academic Team makes History
Congratulations to our Academic Team for obtaining a historical second place finish this pass weekend on our district Governors Cup. Our Quick recall team led by Madeline Farrar, Ben Shapere, Thomas George and Mia Durham finished in second place after beating Lafayette, Douglass and the Sphinx Academy. This will be our first trip to the regional competition in over 20 years.
In written assessments:
- For composition: 1st place went to LaMargaret Johnson, 3rd place to Madeline Farrar and 4th place to Caitlin Deffendall
- In Language Arts: Ben Shapere took 1st place with Jasmine Ngo taking 2nd place.
- In Arts and Humanity: 1st place went to Ben Shapere, and 3rd to Madeline Farrar
All these students move on to Regional, which will take place on Feb 15 at Woodford Co for a chance to compete at the state tournament.
Welcome Coach Phillip Hawkins
Bryan Station High School is pleased to announce Phillip Hawkins as the new head football coach of the Defenders.
Coach Hawkins comes to Bryan Station with over ten years of coaching experience at the high school level. Hawkins has spent the last six years as the head coach at Apollo High School and Doss High School where he led Doss to their first district championship in 20 years.
Interim Executive Principal Mr. King said, “what impressed the interview committee most about Coach Hawkins is his commitment to engaging parents, alumni, and community members to build up the whole program. He is focused on developing the student athlete and connecting them with opportunities post high school as we strive as a school to graduate all students career and college ready.”
Hawkins has coached in multiple All-American games including the 2017 Adidas All American game, 2014 & 2016 US Army All-American games and was the head coach in the 2010, 2011 & 2013 US Army Youth All-American Game. In 2012, he was inducted into the Middle School Football Hall of Fame.
He is a native of Frankfort and graduated from Franklin County High School in ‘87. Hawkins played tight end under Coach Don James while at the University of Washington. He received his Bachelors in Health and Physical Education from Kentucky State University.
Coach Hawkins will meet with his new players today and will take part in an official press conference Tuesday at 6:00 at Bryan Station High School. Following the press conference there will be a meet and greet for players, parents and community members. All are invited to attend. #defendingstation #nextlevel
You can read more at the Kentucky.com Article.
National Signing Day
Congratulations to Bryson Fields for signing his letter of intent to play for Lindsey Wilson College Football - Official Team Page. Bryson has worked incredibly hard for the last four years and shown admirable leadership skills both on the football field and on the wrestling mats of Bryan Station High School. Good luck on your bright future. #defendingstation #nextlevel
Kentucky.com has the full list of Lexingotn and surrounding county student athletes who signed with school on Wednesday at the ARTICLE LINKED HERE.
Student Athletes of the Week
WKYT featured three of our awesome student athletes on Sunday at Noon. Congratulations to Betsy Mullins, Rhiona Marshall, and Brandon Bruner on #defendingstation so well! 💚💛
Wrestling Headed to State
Great job Station Wrestling and great season! Now it’s time for State. Congratulations to these guys who will be #defendingstation this year!
- Brandon Bruner -106
- Grant Hovden -138
- Bryson Fields -152
- Kenguruka Promesse -182
- Macario Ramirez- 195
- Giovanni Watson - 285
Swim and Dive Regionals
Congratulations to the following swimmers who competed in regions this past weekend and earned their spot in the state tournament next weekend!!
- Ian Castillo
- Fielden Hanks
- Nicholas Ocampo
- Crosby Nathaniel
- James William Grant
The students had a great time preforming at KMEA during our two days off of school. We had 10 guitar students perform, the second highest amount of students from one school in the state. In Orchestra, the following students performed:
- Madeline Farrar, principal in 2nd violins
- Ben Shapere, 2nd chair for cello
- Andrew Peng, 3rd chair for cello
- Adam Florence, 5th chair for base
- Caleb Robinson, 3rd chair for viola