Welcome to the official news magazine for Brooke Point High School. This is the full, online, completely colored version of the second issue of the 2015-2016 publication. Within this issue, you will find articles about our students, the community, the winter weather, the upcoming Valentine's Day season, and much more!
www.zulu-sports.com B L A C K H A W K BASKETBALL By Faith Jasso, Gwen Keller, & Cody Ferdinand Photos By Faith Jasso LAST SEASON- overall record 9-15. All-Conference Honors: Reggie Collins (Honorable Mention), Kobe Butler (2nd Team), Marquis Wooten (2nd team). NAIL BITING 2015 HOMEOPENER- On Friday, December 4th, the Brooke Point Varsity Basketball team hosted the Garfield Indians. <strong>The</strong> game was close, but Brooke Point came up with a win. <strong>The</strong> final score of the matchup was 52- 48 after Senior Marquis Wooten had the go-ahead bucket. While the offense was productive, so was the defense. Senior Kalyn Bentley had 6 of 17 steals for BP. WHAT’S TO COME- “As a returning Blackhawk, we have to win this year,” said Senior Kobe Butler. Butler knows that Brooke Point did not have the winning season they wanted last season, but he understands that a new season comes with new breakthroughs. Butler said, “<strong>The</strong> key to team bonding is winning, and when we start winning, basketball becomes more fun.” Joe Kania, who has been coaching the blackhawks since 1993, was a coach at West Virginia University Institute of Technology for 12 years before Brooke Point. While Kania was a new addition to the team 22 years ago, Sophomore Zavien Pressley is a new addition this season. Pressley, who is the youngest person on the team, said, “I’m looking forward to playing in front of everyone. It feels good to play a varsity sport for our school.” Do Tell About: AJ Deutel By Faith Jasso, Gwen Keller, & Cody Ferdinand Photos By Faith Jasso Although knee problems have been an issue for freshman AJ Deutel, his teammates and coach have high expectations for him this wrestling season. “I expect him to be one of the best,” Sophomore pushes everyone in the room,” Johnson said. While Deutel performs well as a motivating teammate, his skills as a wrestler are without a doubt amazing. “He has great athletic abilities, pretty much the same as upper classmen,” Pierce, who also wrestled varsity as freshman, his meniscus a bit, and he’s working extremely hard to get back,” Kaiser said. “I do expect him to be one of the best as well because though there are challenges, he has had that experience in the past and that will definitely help during his high school career.” Despite his past experience, Deutel himself doesn’t think he’s hit the peak of his career quite yet. He shares, “I’m only a freshman, and my goal for the future is to be a multiple time Paul Pierce said, said. Because Pierce state champion and maybe to wrestle “He’s had a lot “Work hard and be in college.” Deutel of wrestling knows also admits that his experience.” how motivation comes dedicated to what Deutel, who is a seven time it feels to wrestle as a from the people state champion for elementary and freshman, he knows around him, including middle school, is highly praised by you set your mind AJ will face challenges his brother, Cody, his fellow teammates and his coach. “AJ along the way. “He’ll be coaches, partners and impresses me on and off the mat. He’s facing older and more to.” his parents. Deutel a great student and athlete,” Coach Jake Johnson said who is impressed by Deutel’s capability to perform at a high level. “<strong>The</strong>re’s never a moment that I’m not proud of him, seeing him involved as an athlete and as a person. His work ethic makes him a great teammate. He developed people than him which most of the time is hard,” Pierce said. Fellow freshman Jason Kaiser also understands the challenges Deutel will face in his first high school season. “His knee will be a challenge. He tore explains, “My advice to anyone wanting to be a wrestler is to listen to those coaches and teammates around you. Most importantly, work hard and be dedicated to what you set your mind to.” STELLAR STUDENT Hannah Phillips By Regan Flieg Photo by Julie Gazzoli Academic achievement is a major value at Brooke Point High School. BP is the home of many outstanding scholars, and one of these stellar students is junior Hannah Phillips, a full IB student. At only 16-years-old, Phillips already has an impressive résumé. With a GPA of 4.486, she is ranked 2nd in her class. “Right now, I’m in all IB classes except Physics. In the past, I’ve taken AP and honors,” Phillips said. Additionally, she is an active participant in extracurriculars. She is a member of the National Honor Society, FBLA, and the Academic Team. Phillips is also president of the Key Club and Junior Concul of the Latin Club. She then finds time to play varsity lacrosse and golf. According to Phillips, “honors classes…are pretty easy, but IB is very extraneous.” She says that the IB program provides “a different approach to learning.” This approach better prepares students for college by exposing to them to the style and structure of college courses. However, the IB program is a lot of work. Phillips says she definitely spends a few hours on homework daily. Despite the amount of work she has to do, Phillips is “glad to be IB.” Addressing her fellow students that aspire to achieve academic success, Phillips says, “Time management is very important… If you’re an underclassman, really focus on your grades… It only gets harder.” Academic success is no easy feat, but, as Phillips has demonstrated, it is attainable. How to ace your AP exams: AP plying yourself TIPS: 1. Eat a nutritious meal 2. Get a good nights sleep the night before 3. wear comfortable clothes 4. Don’t cram the night before 5. DON’T STRESS!! WHAT TO BRING: 1.Several sharpened pencils and a good eraser 2. A black or blue pen 3. A clear water bottle (no labels) 4. A jacket 5. A positive attitude! What BP Black-Hawks suggest for AP success: . . . . . Quick Review Practice Rest Exams Good Breakfast Congratulations Extensive Studying 4 to this issue’s Academic of the Moment! 5