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BK Digital Design Students with Dawn Huskey

Bishop Kenny High School Multi Media Design II students attended the Florida Scholastic Press Association (FSPA) District 2 workshop at the University of North Florida on October 4, 2019.  More than 100 students attended the workshop that was open to all Northeast Florida District members.

The students attended a variety of sessions including, videography, storytelling, and caption writing.  The sessions were led by many industry professionals with a highlight being Brent Martineau from ESPN. Bishop Kenny senior, Jack Trent ’20, was also asked to give a presentation on Advanced Digital Storytelling focusing on cinematography and reporting techniques.

The day culminated with excitement for the BK students as their teacher, Mrs. Dawn Huskey was presented with the “Teacher of the Year” award for District 2.  Will Joyce ’20 said, “Mrs. Huskey is very determined to help her students reach their full potential, she is a master at helping us take our projects to the next level.”  Mrs. Huskey works with students taking Multi-Media II, Yearbook, Creative Photography, and CrusaderVision which is a student- run broadcast production team.  “Taking a student’s vision for a project and turning it into reality is Mrs. Huskey’s special gift,” Natalia Vinas ’20 stated.  Mrs. Huskey will compete against the other six FSPA district nominees during the State FSPA convention which will be held in Orlando on April 23-25, 2020.

Pictured:

Front Row L-R: Tucker Ranney, Bryce Hinschberger, Jack Trent

Back Row L-R: Andrew Helow, Will Joyce, Savannah Mullins, Sephora Affa, Valentina Mosqueda, Natalia Vinas, Emily Voykovic, Katie Richmond

Volleyball players, coach, and Donna

A twelve-year BK - Bolles tradition continues to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer and provide support for the Donna Foundation. The Bishop Kenny High School Varsity Volleyball team hosted the Bolles School on Tuesday, October 8 for the 12th annual Pink Out game.  Donna Deegan, a Bishop Kenny graduate, delivered an inspiring speech to the packed gymnasium during half time of the event.  Just over $5,000 dollars raised from pre-event           t-shirt sales, a bake sale, and game admission will be donated to benefit the Donna Foundation.

Head Coach Suzanne Winkler characterizes the Pink Out as one of the best nights of the year for the players, and the fans.  "I hope it never dies down, our kids were great, tonight was great, I love to see all the pink, and having Donna Deegan come back to BK to help us celebrate makes it even more special.”

According to Coach Winkler, the genesis of the annual Pink Out Game started in 2008 at the suggestion Elise Bush, Volleyball Coach at Bolles.  “Elise asked whether or not, in light of the heightened consciousness about breast cancer, we could dedicate one of our games in support of breast cancer awareness.  I thought it was a great idea, and an even better idea to put our rivalry with Bolles to work for a good cause.”

Bolles Head Coach Elise Bush passed away in February 2018, and was recently inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.  The annual event sparked numerous other programs across the First Coast to hold similar Dig Pink or Pink Out matches.  Winkler shared her personal thoughts on missing Coach Bush, "She was an unbelievable mentor and every time we do this, I think about her.” Winkler said. "She was just always doing it for the right reason; she motivated so many people and touched so many lives.  She was definitely missed by us all tonight!"

Christian Hernandez

Congratulations to Christian Hernandez ‘20, who has been named the Bishop KennyHigh School student of the month for October. Christian was selected for Most School Spirit demonstrating enthusiasm and leadership. Christian is a true sports enthusiast and takes his BK Pride to a completely different level explaining it this way, “In my eyes I want to see everyone have the best day possible and be the best they can be that day.”

Christian has a strong academic schedule and puts his faith into action with over 409 service hours performed since starting BK. He is a member of Catholic Athletes for Christ, Spanish Club, he is the Treasurer of the Interact Club, Vice President of the Spanish Honor Society, is an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and a leader for Kairos 9. Christian has been a member of the football, soccer, and track teams and is currently a member of the swim and tennis team. He loves all BK sports either as a competitor or spectator and tries to attend all home games for every sport on campus.

College is in his future and his goal is to attend Florida Atlantic University or Florida State University to become a Nurse Anesthetist or Physician’s Assistant continuing to put his faith into action by helping others.