Bradshaw Mountain High School principal, students recognized
• On Nov. 17, Bradshaw Mountain High School Principal, Kort Miner, was awarded the Administrator of the Year from the Arizona Thespians (AZT). The Arizona Thespian Society was incorporated in the mid 1970s. Arizona Thespians is a Region I Chapter affiliated with the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association. Over the last three and a half decades, Arizona Thespians have provided services to more than 50,000 adolescents and thousands of educators. AZT states their mission is “to create the leaders of tomorrow through the educational and theatrical experiences to promote the advocacy of the Performing Arts and develop strong communities. Teachers and/or students complete the nomination application and the Arizona Thespian Executive Board choose who they feel has done an outstanding job supporting the arts.”
• Bradshaw Mountain Drama Teacher, Jantina Russell, submitted this year’s nomination for Principal Kort Miner. Her nomination read in part, “…the main thing that strikes me about Kort is his absolute dedication to our students. He goes out of his way to connect to students in a real way. He gets to know them, finds out what they like, and how they learn best. As a teacher, I also strive to get to know my students on a deeper personal level and I appreciate deeply the effort Kort takes to stay connected to our kids. Kort always makes an effort to attend our performances and he often will write personal notes to the cast and crew members to congratulate them on their show.” Ms. Russell adds, “This dedication goes out to every student and teacher at my school. Kort is a remarkable administrator as well as an all-around great man.” Congratulations Mr. Miner on your recognition and award.
• There were even more recognitions to mention for BMHS. Last weekend two BMHS artists swept the YAM-Youth Arts Month Flag Design Competition. There were more than 126 entries from all over the State. Makenna Farrell took first place with her very innovative flag design submission. Makenna will have her design made into a flag that will be displayed in the Youth Art Museum in Washington D.C. in March 2018. She will also receive a $1,500 check. Elizabeth Loza took second place and her inspiring design will be displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum during YAM (MARCH 2018) plus she will receive $100 in art supplies. Congratulations to these two remarkable artists.
• The Town of Prescott Valley held its annual Healing Fields Essay contest this past month and winners were announced at the town council meeting on Nov. 14. Many schools in the Humboldt Unified School District, including Bradshaw Mountain High School, had a lot of winners. Bradshaw’s Kaleb Hill won first place and Linda Hendrickson received third place. Chase Torp and Zak Gooch received an honorable mention. Other HUSD winners included Liberty’s Guadalupe Gonzalez taking second place, and honorable mention to Jose Manzo and Angelina Jones. More than 200 essays were entered this year by Humboldt Unified School District students. Congratulations to all of the essay winners.
Information provided by Humboldt Unified School District.