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We finished the 2020-2021 school year with strength, resilience, and a lot of fun at BMCHS! For this Student Spotlight, we want to share some of the accomplishments of Miners who went above and beyond this past semester.


Stay tuned for a special Athletics Spotlight tomorrow morning!


Senior Awards



Class of 2021!

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Featured Miners


Jeffrey Arao & Amy Van Gelder


Congratulations to the 2021 Prom King and Queen!




The National Merit Scholarship Program is a long-standing organization that recognizes the success of students based on their academic performance, PSAT, and SAT scores. 


Congratulations to Yutaro Kikuchi and Nicolas Reed for being named National Merit Scholar Finalists.


Congratulations to Jillian Beilke, Ryan Foltz, Matthew Stenvold, and Brian Wiebe for being recognized as National Merit Commended Students.


Speech & Debate


Congratulations to our Speech and Debate Team! They competed in the district tournament, which is the final competition before Nationals. It is the most important competition for our league and the National Speech and Debate Tournament is the largest academic competition in the country. The following students placed at the top of their events and earned bids to Nationals! This is a MAJOR accomplishment and we are so happy for them! Thank you, Mr. Monsey, for being an incredible coach!

Abigail Castro


Placed top in the event: Informative Speaking


Jillian Beilke


Placed top in the event: Congressional Debate


Glynn Boltman


Placed top in both events:

International Extemporaneous Speaking and Lincoln-Douglas Debate




Below are the Advanced Photography, Honors Studio, and AP Studio students who have received recognition for their outstanding artwork and participation in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.


A special shoutout goes to Jared Lorson for winning 3rd place!

Advanced Photography

Congratulations to Amy Van Gelder, Christian Olsen, Clare Fesenmaier, Joseph Brady, Kamalani Larson, Lucy Priest, Madi McCraw, Thomas Morgan, and Verity Prentice. 


Honors & 

AP Studio Art

Congratulations to Annalouisa Loomis, Glynn Boltman, Jaden Roig, Julia Anthony, Kaeley Cooper, Logan Testa, Margaret Hammond, Margaret Masterson, Mary Lee, Jared Lorson, Megan Madole, Quitzia Gonzalez Navarro, Savannah Villa, and Yuan-Chieh Luo. 


Margaret Hammond


Margaret Hammond created these incredible graphic designs for Kairos this year! They appeared on the retreat t-shirts and the Campus Ministry Instagram. 




Congratulations to Afsaneh Hormuzdi, on her successful audition for All-State. Afsaneh went on to participate in a virtual choir with the top choral students who received the highest All-State assessment scores from all over the state of Nevada. They worked with Giselle Wyers, the Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor of Choral Music at the University of Washington.The workshop ended with a virtual performance given by the All-State choir.


Watch the performance here

Afsaneh Hormuzdi


Afsaneh made this statement about her experience:


“I have been in choir since sophomore year and it has been a really great experience for me. I have enjoyed getting to perform and sing with my friends. This year I even got the opportunity to sing in the All-State choir. The practice was done virtually and we each recorded our parts individually. I learned so much about singing techniques and performing, and I am super grateful that I got to participate this year. Choir has taught me so much about music and singing and I will never forget all the great memories.” 


Edit from the 2020-2021 first semester Student Spotlight:

Jillian Bielke was also one of the students accepted into Honor Choir.

Jillian Bielke




Yakov Glenn


Congratulations to Yakov Glenn on his performance of Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Yakov performed a piano arrangement for the Rotary Club's Virtual Music Competition on March 16, 2021. Yakov placed second and was also awarded a monetary prize.