BHS sets encore One Act Play performance
Sunday, 29 April 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The Belton High School Theatre Department will be presenting an encore performance of the 2012 Co-District Champion One-Act Play Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the BHS Performing Arts Center. Admission will be $5.
This year's one-act play advanced to the Area round of competition, which equates to the state quarter-finals, after advancing from both the Zone and District contests. This is the first time Belton has advanced this far in the state contest since 2008. Zone contest was held at Temple High School on March 22 with Belton competing with Copperas Cove, Killeen: Ellison and Temple. Belton and Temple advanced. District contest was held at Rudder High School in Bryan on April 5 with Belton competing against A&M Consolidated, Harker Heights and Temple. Belton and Temple advanced. Belton's final contest for this year was the Area contest held at Rouse High School in Leander on April 11. Belton competed against Austin, Austin: Anderson, Leander, Pflugerville and Temple. Austin and Temple advanced to Region.
The company includes cast members Hunter Allison, Roxanne Bodkin, Katie Lee, Katie Poppe, Nick Smith and Christian Taylor; crew members Christy Clonts, Casey Copeland, Tori Drummond, Kevin Hauger and Mary Hinze; and alternates Chaz Corder, Jacy Neves, Easton Robles and Lauren Rose.
The cast received numerous acting awards including:
ZONE (All 6 actors in the cast received an award)
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Katie Lee, Katie Poppe and Christian Taylor
All-Star Cast: Hunter Allison, Roxanne Bodkin and Nick Smith
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Katie Lee and Nick Smith
All-Star Cast: Hunter Allison, Roxanne Bodkin and Christian Taylor
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Christian Taylor
All-Star Cast: Roxanne Bodkin
BHS Challenge Team wins regional competition
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Belton High School Academic Challenge team competed at the KCEN TV studios for the central Texas Academic Challenge Competition, sponsored by the Waco Rotary Club. Fourteen Texas regional high school teams competed in the event this year.
This year marks the 45th year the event has been conducted and sponsored by the Waco Rotary Club. The event allows the top academic students at regional high schools to compete on a broad range of general knowledge questions under time limits.
The Belton team, comprised of seniors, juniors and a freshman, took first place in the regional competition on Saturday, and now move on for the 2nd year in a row to compete in the U.S. Nationals event to be held in New Orleans later this year.
Belton has been a perennial winner of the competition in the central Texas region, and last year competed successfully at U.S. Nationals against teams from Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, New York, and Massachusetts.
The team is coached this year for the first time by Ms. Christine Williams, who teaches world geography and economics at Belton High School.
The BHS team competed in three events on Saturday, winning all three competitions.
The first competition was against China Springs High School, and the second was against Robinson High School.
The final competition was held against Temple's Holy Trinity High School who earlier defeated Waco Vanguard. BHS won the finals by a score of 235 to 180.
The questions in the competition regarded math, chemistry, biology, geography, literature, and current events, among other things.
The event has been conducted by the Waco Rotary Club since 1967.
The competitions will be aired on the next eight Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on KCEN TV, and Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m. on MYTX TV.