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The Lady Dragon Softball Team would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting them last night at the tie breaker game against Early.  The Lady Dragons played an AWESOME game.  We won 7-1.  Congratulations Lady Dragons. 

The Lady Dragon Softball Team 2014 District Champs

Play Off Game

Saturday April 26th, 2014
Bangs Vs Kermit
Time: 1:00

Place: San Angelo Lake View

One Game @ 1:00

Front Row L to R:
Gracie Fuentes, Taylor Francois, Canda Makuta, Jessica Walker, Alissia Vallalpando

Back Row L to R:
Christopher Freeland, Caitlin Jester, Erin Anderson, Brittney Bowden, Makayla Pena

2 National Bound FCCLA Teams from recent State Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi, April 9 – 12, 2014:


Top 5 placings included:

Advocacy Jr. Team – Erin Anderson, Canda Makuta placed 1st

Nutrition & Wellness Sr. – Christopher Freeland placed 2nd

Food Innovations Jr. – Brittany Bowden, Jessica Walker placed 5th

Erin, Canda, and Christopher will be competing at Nationals in San Antonio, July 6-12! 


Other teams competing and representing Bangs FCCLA with pride included:

Entrepreneurship Sr. – Caitlin Jester

Food Innovations Sr. – Makayla Pena, Marissa Villalpando

National Programs in Action Sr. – Taylor Francois, Gracie Fuentes

“World of Opportunities” was the theme for FCCLA Leadership Conferences this year.  Students were able to expand their leadership potential and build skills for life by competing and participating in programs, presentations, projects, and exhibits that involved family, careers, and communities.  3600 students, advisors, and supporters registered for this year’s State event composed of 1A-5A schools from across the State.

We appreciate the help and support of others attending this year’s conference from Bangs including:

Vick Orlando, High School Principal; Mandy Johnson, Transportation Director; Rachel Hall FCCLA Advisor; Megan Jackson, judge; Alissia Theriaque, room monitor; parents - Kathryn Makuta and Connie Freeland. 

Area Champs

Congratulations to the Lady Dragons they Won the Area meet and had several personal best at the track meet Saturday.

Mercedes Hinze & Karen Parks had a personal best in the Shot Put.  Karen placed 4th & Mercedes 5th. Mercedes placed 1st in the Discuss.  Charly Lipsey placed 4th in the 300 Hurdles.  Callie Sprowls 6th & Ryli Pruitt 7th in the 100 dash.  Micheala Light tied  for 4th in the High jump and had a jump off and came up short and placed 5th.  The Mile Relay team placed 4th, they had their best time of the year 4:11.65.  Alex Madlock had 2 personal best 1st in the triple & 200 dash.  Triple jump 37'2 & New Bangs track record in the 200 dash 25.00.  Alex placed 3rd in the long jump.  The 800 meter relay ran their best time of the year and placed 1st 1:45.18.  Last but not least Senior Kassidy Jone placed 1st in the mile and 3200 meter run.

Regional Qualifiers

Kassidi Jones Mile & 2 Mile
Mercedes Hinze Discuss
Katie Laird 800 Relay
Charly Lipsey Mile Relay & 300 Hurdles
Karen Parks Shot Put
Callie Sprowls 800 Relay & Mile Relay
Elizabeth Pettit 800 Relay & Mile Relay
Alex Madlock Triple, Long, 200, 800 relay & Mile Relay
Ryli Pruitt Alternate 800 relay
Bay Burton Alternate Mile relay

Livestock Judging Team

Land Judging Team

Two More State Qualifiers!

Congratulations to the FFA Livestock and Land Judging Teams who both qualified for State yesterday at their Area FFA Judging Contest by placing in the top 15% of all Area Teams.

The Livestock Judging Team members include Cheyenne Edwards, Andrew Branham, Clay Funderburg, Dylan Bostick, Dustin Bostick, and Mackenzie Keilers. The team was led by Cheyenne Edwards who was the 7th high individual out of 202 in the contest. The Livestock Judging Team will compete at State on May 3rd at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The Land Judging Team members include Cameron Rockett, Maddie Browning, Sarah Garcia, Michaela Light, Kassidy Adams, and Michael Champion. The team was led by Cameron Rockett and Maddie Browning who were the 7th and 8th high individuals out of 95 in the contest. The Land Judging Team will compete at State on April 24th at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

Pictured from left to right: (Front Row) William Roberts, Andrew Quintana, Mason Reichenau, Zach Marney, Matthew Jackson

(Back Row) Director Shannon Lee, Christopher Freeland, Mercedes Hinze, Kassidy Adams, Kady Kyle, Emalee Blankenship, Max Chandler, Trent Cofresi, Mackenzie Calaway, Faith Cates, Rebecca Fuqua, Alyssa Rosales, Cassie Pena, Jennifer Salazar, KyLynn Shumate, Matthew Rudd, Daniel Malett, J.B. Eoff, Kenedi Deal, Michael Champion


Bangs High School OAP Advances to AREA!

Bangs High School’s One Act Play cast in its bid to repeat last year’s state meet appearance will present La Bete Thursday in the area round of competition at Graham Memorial Auditorium in Graham. Bangs will be the 5th of six plays to compete.

To reach this level of competition, Bangs had to be one of the top two plays in each of the zone and district contests. Bangs was awarded three “1” ratings to be the winning play at the district 6-2A contest was held in Coleman in March.

In addition to being an advancing play, the cast has rolled up several acting and technical honors.  The play has won Best Actor twice with Christopher Freeland taking the award at the zone contest and Andrew Quintana winning the award at district. The entire crew received the Top Crew award at the district meet.

Other cast honors include:


William Roberts, Christopher Freeland—All Star Cast
Mason Reichenau, Kassidy Adams-- Honorable Mention All Star Cast
Alyssa Rosales—Technical Award


Mackenzie Calaway-- Outstanding Technician Award
Andrew Quintana, William Roberts, Daniel Mallet—All Star Cast
Kassidy Adams, Kady Kyle-- Honorable Mention All Start Cast,

Under the direction of Shannon Lee, Bangs has reached an elite place as one of only 64 plays left from the 223 2A schools who started this year’s competition.  Bangs must finish in the top two at area to advance to the regional contest May 2 at Odessa College.

For more information contact Shannon Lee at 325-752-6822 or shannon.lee@bangsisd.net
Written by Leesa Stephens

BHS Robotics to State

Three teams from Bangs High School will compete in the Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) State Robotics Contest in Deer Park on Saturday, April 12. Students from all school classifications across Texas will compete in this contest.

Marissa Carbajal, Kira Nichols, and Jordan Coronado will compete as one of 40 teams in the Advanced Invention Category. In the Inventions Contest teams create and develop a unique robotic invention that will solve a real world problem. The teams approach their problem as a team of engineers working together to solve a common problem using the Engineering Design Process. This Process is a particular course of action and sequence of operations intended to achieve a result or produce an outcome.

The 2013-2014 TCEA Mindstorms Robotics Challenge arena game is entitled “Rubble Trouble” and is designed around the theme of Urban Search and Rescue. Bangs has two teams competing in a field of 45 teams In the Advanced Arena Contest. Christin Cooper and Paige Batteas make up one of the teams while Caleb Rudloff and Cody Curty is the other team.
The Robotics Program at Bangs High School is directed by Larry Fischer.

Congratulations to Bangs ISD for Winning the
TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Award for the
implementation of the Workers Compensation Injury Review Board.
Along with the Award, Bangs ISD has received a $1000 check.
Pictured: Bill Foster, Superintendent and Bobbie Ratto, Employee Benefits.