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May School Board Recognitions

The Joshua ISD Board of Trustees recognized hundreds of students during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program Students

The Board recognized teachers and student-athletes that participated in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program. These programs are aimed at promoting social inclusion. The athletes and leaders who participated in the events are:

Joshua High School-Brady Biskup, Miranda Campbell, Andre Freeman, Alexis Thomas, Lisbeth Sierra, Landon Argumaniz, Deimy Armendariz-Cigarroa, Tyler Goetz, Jasmine Perez, Garrett Cox, Omar Mascurro, Jordanna Forsyth

Loflin Middle School-Cadyn Anderson-Stroud, Jaxon Spratley, Cash Wilkinson, Bryan Luce, McKenzy Hayden, Ja'kobe Pointer, Evan Engle, Athan Sanchez, Kaiden Darby, Damian Chavez, Jaqueline Valera, Nastisha Owen, Daniel Guttierez, Keegan Overstreet, Ameila O'Neil

North Joshua Elementary-Jayden Camarena, Carter Lounmala, Evan Malec, Anahi Mendez, Lucas Rollen, Aiden Smith, Abigail Sutton, Elizabeth Taylor, Joel Thomas, Mali Varnadoe, Sydney Lamar

Plum Creek Elementary-Christopher Jones, Zackery Smith, Jaxson Lee, Felicity Ivey, Story Pope.

Staples Elementary-Bradley Parker, Aguirre Fransisco, Black Remington, Thomas Riley

Student Leadership Team-Kamdyn Graves, Jordanna Forsyth, Hannah Young, Miranda Campbell, Victoria Arteaga, Esmi Rodriguez, Paloma Rodriguez, Jacob Jones

JISD special olympics unified champion schools program participants

Spanish Spelling Bee District Winners

The Board recognized the Spanish Spelling Bee district winners who placed in the 2nd Annual Spelling Beel. Caddo Grove 4th grade student, Anahi Perez placed 3rd, Elder 4th grade student, Tristan Cervantes placed 2nd, and Elder 3rd grade student, Emma Garcia, placed 1st. These students competed through the 4th round at the regional level.

elementary spanish spelling bee participants recognized

Loflin Middle School Student Abby Camp

The Board honored LMS 


The Board recognized Loflin Middle School student Abby Camp for being awarded the Bobby Bragan College Scholarship. The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation recognizes outstanding 8th grade students each year based on their academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities as well as a written essay. On average, 225 students across the metroplex apply and only 25 scholarships are awarded. 

Loflin Middle School student Abby Camp and Principal Jane Seamster

Joshua High School Choir

The Board recognized JHS Choir students, Vanity Rodriguez and Cadyn Benson for earning a spot in the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest later in May. They qualified by singing a class 1 solo and earning a 1st division rating for their performance. Vanity Rodriguez was also awarded the Texas Music Scholar Award by the Texas Music Educator’s Association for exhibiting outstanding qualities in scholastic merit, musicianship, and citizenship. 

Choir student Vanity Rodriguez with Choir instructors John Tucker and LeeAnn Hamilton

Joshua High UIL Academic Team

The Board recognized the JHS  UIL Academic Team for winning their 5th straight District Championship and their 11th championship in the past 13 years. Participants and places are as follows:

Accounting: Tibor Hollman 5th place, Keith Thomchesson 6th place

Calculator Applications: Luke Breedlove 2nd place, Thania Contreras 5th place, Jaxon Dial 6th place

Current Issues and Events: Rehder Myhre 3rd place, Will Vass 5th place, Alejandro Prieto 6th place

Computer Applications: Gabriel Cole 1st place, Will Vass 3rd place, Zachary Boydston 4th place

Copy Editing: Fiyinfoluwa Olajide 1st place, Reagan Walker 2nd place

Computer Science: Jaxon Dial 1st place, Kaitlyn Tyk 2nd place, Caleb Carr 3rd place, Caleb Michaud 4th place

Editorial Writing: Fiyifoluwa Olajide 1st place, Mofoluwake Olajide 2nd place, Reagan Walker 3rd place

Feature Writing: Nick Smith 1st place, Reagan Walker 2nd place, Fiyinfoluwa Olajide 3rd place

Headline Writing: Mofoluwake Oljide 1st place, Caroline Moffitt 2nd place, Khloe Rockwell 4th place

Literary Criticism: Brianna Schooler 1st place, Trinity Pena 4th place

Mathematics: Luke Breedlove 2nd place, Jaxon Dial 4th place

Number Sense: Jaxon Dial 3rd place, Luke Breedlove 4th place, Jaedon Cox 5th place

News Writing: Fiyinfoluwa Olajide 1st place, Nick Smith 2nd place, Caroline Moffitt 3rd place

Ready Writing: Fiyinfoluwa Olajide 1st place, Brianna Schooler 3rd place, Mofoluwake Olajide 6th place

Science: Caleb Michaud 3rd place                  

Social Studies: Aiden Gresham 2nd place, Logan LeBeau 4th place, Rehder Myhre 5th place

Spelling & Vocabulary: Hunter Marks 1st place, Jaxon Grubbs 3rd place, Reagan Walker 5th place

Team placings at district: Accounting: 2nd place team, Calculator Applications: 2nd place team, Current Issues & Events: 1st place team, Computer Science: 1st place team, Journalism: 1st place team, Literary Criticism: 2nd place team, Mathematics: 2nd place team, Number Sense: 2nd place team, Science: 2nd place team, Social Studies: 2nd place team, Spelling & Vocabulary: 1st place team.

These students then moved on to the Region 2-5A Academic Meet in Prosper where Fiyinfoluwa Olajide placed 3rd in Copy Editing and Caroline Moffitt placed 3rd in Headline Writing, which qualified both for the state meet at UT-Austin. At the regional meet, the Journalism Team earned the Regional Runner Up Award. On May 6, 2022, Fiyinfoluwa Olajide placed 4th at the 5A State Academic Meet in Copy Editing!

UIL Academic Team

Joshua High School One-Act Play

The Board honored JHS UIL One-Act Play for winning the District Championship. 

District Awards

All-Star Technician – Bryce Henson, All-Star Honorable Mention Cast – Morgan Haferkamp and Jewel Bullard and All-Star Cast – Kennedi Boren.

Bi-District Awards

All-Star Technician – Ashtyn Cole,

All-Star Honorable Mention Cast – Kennedi Boren, Samuel Tubbs, Kate Goff, Macy Phillips, Kolby Smith, Kelton Draper, Melina Smith, Morgan Hepler, and Ava Justice

All-Star Cast – Addison Benson

Bi-District Overall Technical Award

JHS Tech Crew – Ashtyn Cole, Bryson Henson, Danielle Bernard, Ava Tonche, and Anneli Olberding. 

Cast and Crew: Addison Benson, Danielle Bernard, Kennedi Boren, Jewell Bullard, Ashtyn Cole, David Draper, Hunter Erinakes, Kathryn Goff, Morgan Haferkamp, Bryce Henson, Morgan Hepler, Russell Hollins, Ava Justice, Macy Phillips, Briley Smith, Kolby Smith, Melina Smith, James Stack, Ava Tonche and Samuel Tubbs.

one act play team

Joshua High Speech and Debate

The Board recognized the JHS Speech and Debate that participated in the District Championship:

Congressional Debate: Daniel Delgado-1st place Region XI –State Qualifier

Policy Debate: Vivian Bivens and Ella Farrell- 1st place District –State Qualifiers; Cole Anderson and Jaxon Dial-2nd place District-State Qualifiers; Diesel Keeling and Rylie Fleming-4th place District

Lincoln Douglas Debate: Anthony McDaniel- 3rd place District-Region Qualifier; Will Vass- 4th place District-Region Participant, Joseph Aguirre- 5th place District, Melody Sanchez- 6th place District

Extemporaneous Speaking Informative: Trinity Box- 1st place District, Region Qualifier; Vivian Bivens- 2nd place District, Region Qualifier; Alejandro Prieto-3rd place District, Region Qualifier

Persuasive: Eric Dipert-4th place District, Region Participant; Anthony McDaniel-5th place District 

Literary Interpretation Coached by Angela Nichols Poetry Interpretation Caleb Carr- 3rd place District, Region Qualifier

Prose Interpretation Cassidy Clancy- 4th place District.

Speech and Debate Team

Lady Owl Varsity Soccer Team

The Board recognized the Lady Owls Varsity Soccer Team for their District Championship, Bi-District Championship, Area Championship, and Regional Quarterfinalist spot. This team scored the most goals in school history with 101.

Team members recognized were: Kameron Tatum, Maddy Bourzikas, Avery Gortney, Emma Freeman, Kaitlyn Rush, Kendal Garcia, Maya Gutierrez, Abigale Miller, Cori Hunnel, Tatumn Shank, Esmi Rodriguez, Kennedy Gortney, Ashley Jordan, Trinity Brown, Karen Miranda, Caitlyn Combs, Harlie Johnson, Mariah Perez, Caroline Bowers, Trinity Grabeal, Bella Cook, Graycen Rasmussen, Danna Clark, and Coaches Jeff Brooks, Will Walker and Doug Ketcham.

lady owl soccer team

Joshua High School Track 

The Board recognized JHS Track athletes for their accomplishments this season, which resulted in:

2021-22 Regional Qualifiers:

Trenton Isreal-100 Meters

Jaymen Paul-200, Triple Jump

Marissa Bridges- High Jump

Joshua Johnson- Discus

Jersey Chernow- Pole Vault

Madeline Sumien- Pole Vault

Rylan Bethell- Pole Vault

Kolby Smith- High Jump

State Qualifier:

Rylan Bethell- Pole Vault

Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Track and Field:


Kamdyn Graves-2nd Team

Emily Polson- 2nd Team 

Sawyer Colbert-2nd Team

Riley O'Banion -2nd Team 

Addison Benson-2nd Team

Briley Smith-2nd Team 

Skyler Brooks-2nd Team

Lillian Davison-2nd Team

Jersey Chernow-2nd Team

Taylor Shipley-Honorable Mention 

Ebubechukwu Orji-Honorable Mention


Abram Friddle-2nd Team 

Alejandro Prieto Zavala-1st Team 

Bryce Ballew-1st Team  

Daniel Delgado-2nd Team 

Joseph Aguirre-1st Team 

Miller Quinn-2nd Team 

Quartus Worden-Honorable Mention 

Walter Cheatle III-1st Team

Joshua Track team

Joshua Owl Baseball Team

The Board recognized the Owls Varsity Baseball Team for their 3rd Place finish in 14-5A and qualifying for the playoffs for the 4th straight year. Team Members and Coach recognized were: Gavin Massey, Keaton Lane Jenkins, Jaxon Stroud, Collin Poindexter, Hayden Chaffin, Stockton Frisina, Aidan Lee, A.J. Charles, Garrett Stensby, Josh Bischops, Ethan Whiddon, Caiden Brister, Toby Schnug, Landon Simpson, Caden Criner, Dylan Darnall, Easton Purcell, Matt Hernandez, Aidan Haskins, Lane Snow, Cree Tassin, Cooper Bosher and Managers: Tag Gary, Gracin Southard, Mollie Williams, Wildcat. Coaches: David Sheppard, Kirk Taylor, and Jeremy Jackson.

 joshua owl baseball team

Joshua Owl Softball Team

The Board recognized the Lady Owl Varsity Softball team for their District Championship, Bi-District Championship, and Area Qualifier spot. Team members and coaches recognized were: Zaidyn Streeter, Rylie Rumfield, Tori Bennett, Brooke Walker, Payton Long, Kallie Connelly, Kylie White, Leah Mendoza, Maddacyn Warren, Kyndal Lay, Ren Vaught, Ashten Stanton, Baylee Jones, Kaitlynn McBrayer, Catie Amador, Carly Murphy, Lauren Mobley, Chauna Taylor, Bentley Levell, Manager-Mariana Velazquez, Trainers- Hannah Young and Kiersten Maness and Coaches-Ashley Benson, Max Haskins, Adrianne Haskins, and Nicole Fielder.

joshua lady owl softball team

Joshua High Golf Teams

The Board recognized the Varsity boys and girls teams for their accomplishments this season which led the boys team to a District Championship and the girls placed 2nd in district. Boys Team Members are – Kyle Yuan, Tyler Gray, Stetson Southard, Henley Hutchinson and Christian Conaway. Girls Team Members are – Lexee Wade, Grace Pflueger, Avery Williams, Hayleigh Molina and Ellie Kindler. Coaches–Gary Wright and Leah Wright

joshua high golf teams

NJROTC Cadet Dailin Foston

The Board recognized NJROTC cadet, Dailin Foston. Cadet Dailin Foston has been selected to Command Joshua NJROTC for the upcoming school year.  Cadet Foston is a dual credit, National Advanced Placement scholar who maintains a 3.8 GPA.  Additionally, Cadet Foston serves as the Student Council Senior Class Secretary.  Upon graduation in 2023, Cadet Foston desires to attend Texas A&M University on a Navy ROTC scholarship, then commission into the United States Navy.  

The Board recognized JHS student Grace Wright for her accomplishment in art. Grace Wright participated at the state level for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event in San Marcos, TX. Grace was chosen above the top 10% of high school artists in Texas to participate out of 38,000 entries. Her piece Dragon received the highest rating of a 4 and she received a medal. 

JHS NJROTC cadet Dailin Foston with Instructor Lt. Col. Jim Davidson

JHS Art Student Grace Wright

JHS Sophomore Grace Wright was honored for earning a top medal at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event in San Marcos! Grace was chosen in the top 10% of high school artists to participate out of 38,000 entries. Her piece "Dragon" received the highest rating of 4!