Seven Deer Park High School Choir vocalists recently competed for a spot on the All-State Choir, and two of them---junior Braden Buffaloe and senior Sebastian Pineda---were named to the exclusive group. Three other singers were named All-State Choir alternates:, junior Brianna Alvarado (first alternate), senior Jackson Baggett (first alternate), and Sophomore Aryssa Kemp (second alternate).
"It’s an incredible honor to earn a spot in an All-State Choir," DPHS-South Campus Choir Director Anita Ladd said. "Over 20,000 students began this process last September, and Deer Park had two kids that made it all the way through the four-audition process. We are proud of all the students who competed."
Braden and Sebastian will perform with the All-State Choir next month at the Texas Music Educator’s Convention in San Antonio.
Congratulations to the Deer Park High School FFA Meat Judging team for winning first place at the Denver Western National Roundup competition. Team members, who advanced to the Roundup by placing second at the state competition last year, also earned numerous individual awards. The team includes:
Alexis Lovelace - Senior
Gage Walsh – Senior
Braden Watts - Junior
Carson Watts – DPHS Class of 2019 (currently enrolled at Texas A&M University)
“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication that these students have put in for this accomplishment,” FFA Sponsor Donald Guillory said. “It was an honor for us to represent Deer Park ISD, Deer Park FFA, and the state of Texas in this competition.”
The event included participants from 18 different states, including Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Florida, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Montana.
On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Deer Park High School student athletic trainers attended the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers Society Student Trainer Workshop. In addition to gaining knowledge and skills, they competed against over 900 student trainers from southeast Texas in various competitions at the workshop.
Senior Samantha Ratcliffe for winning second place in the taping contest.
Sophomore Hannah Dreiling for winning second place in the research poster contest, lower body division.
Sophomore Alyssa Campos for winning third place in the research poster contest, lower body division.
“We took three out of the possible 17 prizes awarded,” DPHS Athletic Trainer Jim Davidson said. “We are super proud of our awesome student trainers.”
Photographs courtesy of Jim Davidson, Deer Park High School Athletics Department
Thanks to violinist Patricia Quintero of the Houston Symphony, who stopped by Bonnette Junior High to visit with band and orchestra students. Quintero answered students’ questions about being a professional musician and the education and discipline required of symphony members. After the Wind Ensemble and Varsity Orchestra attend a performance of the symphony later this month, Quintero will return to the school to provide a clinic to the students.