News Archive

2019

  • March

    Annual Career Fair Highlights Professional Possibilities

    Thanks to this week’s BLHS/MajorEdge Career Fair, Friar students may have a better idea about what professions they want to pursue. Nearly 60 career coaches made up of alumni, current parents and Friar friends shared information about their chosen careers during six 15-minute sessions.

    The annual event for BL juniors and seniors featured many career fields currently listed in the top 41 careers, including accountants and auditors, aerospace engineers, architects, dentists, lawyers, market research analysts, physical therapists, and many more. Students also heard from an archivist, athletic trainer, certified surgical technologist, chemist, environmental scientist, foreign service officer, franchise owner, intellectual property lawyer, postsecondary teacher, and wealth manager – just to name a few!
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  • Friars Travel to Greece, Italy for Spring Break Adventure

    Fourteen Bishop Lynch students and two faculty chaperones had a spring break to remember in Greece and Italy. These jet setting Friars touched down in Athens and explored the cradle of civilization, including the Acropolis, the iconic Parthenon and Agora. Then the educational travel tour made Italian stops in Bari, Sorrento, Rome, and the excavated city of Pompeii. From visits to a working mozzarella farm to guided tours of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, these BL students enjoyed their international experience!
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  • Mission Service: BL Students Give Back During Spring Break

    Several Bishop Lynch students disconnected from all technology and spent spring break in service, prayer and fellowship in Abbeville, Louisiana, for Service by the Bayou. During the mission trip, these Friars worked with Family Missions Company and several missionary families to clean up after a parish hall renovation, prepare lunches at the Christian Service Center, work in a food pantry, make home visits to the sick and elderly, do yard work for injured persons, as well as many more service-oriented tasks.
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  • Mock Trial State Champion Team Receives Scholarships

    The accolades keep coming for Bishop Lynch’s state championship mock trial team! The Texas High School Mock Trial Competition recently awarded each BL team member with a $300 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. Congratulations to our Friars! The team’s next stop is the national competition in Athens, Georgia, this May.
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  • New Planner Cover Art Contest Announced

    Want to see your artwork on the cover of every Bishop Lynch student and staffulty planner for next school year? Then start sketching (or painting) your way to Friar fame! BL is holding a planner cover art contest and it’s open to all students. Please scan and submit your full color original artwork as either a PDF or JPG file to communications@bishoplynch.org. The cover art should be oriented vertically and sized to 8.5” x 11”. Please allow space for the BL shield, school name and year to be inserted. Submissions are due Friday, March 29.
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  • State Champions!

    Rogers, Lady Friars Earn 2019 State Title in Dramatic Fashion

    In a four-year varsity career full of jaw-dropping highlights, senior Endyia Rogers saved her two best performances for last, leading the Lady Friars to wins over third-ranked Prestonwood Christian and second-ranked The Village School and capturing the 2019 TAPPS 6A Girls State Championship.

    Rogers – who will suit up for USC in the fall – dropped 39 points, including the game-winning three-point shot with 10 seconds left, and added nine rebounds and five assists in Friday's state semifinal rubber match against PCA.

    There was no letting up the following night as she torched The Village for 40 points, including 17 points in the pivotal third period, and added a game-high 13 rebounds and eight assists in the championship game.

     
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  • Annual Legacy Gala Shines Bright Like a Diamond

    Thank you to all those who attended Bishop Lynch High School’s Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala last weekend at the Fairmont Dallas. The evening was a sparkling success and all funds raised benefit financial aid and scholarships for our fabulous Friars. One of the gala highlights was the presentation of the Lynch Legacy Award to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69, a Houston businessman and philanthropist. Mr. McIngvale’s continued service to others is a true inspiration!
     
    New this year, the Legacy Gala featured a $10,000 tuition credit raffle for the 2019-2020 school year. Tickets were available for $150/apiece and the raffle was limited to 200 tickets. Congratulations to Marsha and Dan Schmoll – winners of the inaugural tuition credit raffle!

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  • House System Leadership Applications Available

    The rollout of the BL House System means a plethora of brand new leadership opportunities for our Friars! From school-wide House Council positions to individual house leadership posts, there will be an election/selection process starting this spring and continuing into the fall. Check out the BL House System leadership structure and pick up an application today at the front desk or from any house dean. Learn more at www.bishoplynch.org/housecouncil.

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  • Mother’s Day Card Contest Supports Catholic Charities

    Want to showcase your artistic creativity, honor mothers everywhere and help raise money for Catholic Charities Dallas at the same time? You can do all three by taking part in Catholic Charities Dallas Mother’s Day card contest. The organization has invited Bishop Lynch, Bishop Dunne and John Paul II students to submit Mother’s Day card artwork. The best cards from each school will be sold on the Catholic Charities website and the best-selling card entrant will win a $250 gift card! Funds raised from the online card sale will help feed the hungry, provide housing for the homeless and serve those most in need in the Diocese of Dallas.


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  • Mr. Stuart Kantor named NBC 5's Excellent Educator

    Congratulations to Mr. Stuart Kantor for being named NBC 5's Excellent Educator for the month of March! Mr. Kantor is a long-time BL English teacher and was nominated by two of his senior students.

    Watch the NBC 5 story here!
     
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  • The Verdict is in: BL Mock Trial Team Top in Texas

    Congratulations to BL Mock Trial for winning the Texas High School Mock Trial competition this past weekend - their first ever state championship win! The team of Captain Jane Onuoha, Co-Captains Leah Hawthorne and Jason Peraza, Ryan Gerron (who was named a finalist for best witness), Kathleen McNeil, Billy Olsson, Grace Rochester, Mike Rutherford, Charlie Stock, and timekeeper Grace Stroud, faced the top 28 teams in the state on their way to the championship. 

    After four rounds on Friday and Saturday, the team made it to the semi-finals. The team defeated Regents High School in Austin and advanced to face One-Day Academy, also from Austin. The final round was fierce, but BL prevailed and won first place.

    The team will represent BL and the state of Texas at the National High School Mock Trial competition this May in Athens, Georgia. Way to go Friars!

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  • National Athletic Training Month: Spotlight on BL ATs

    March is National Athletic Training Month and Bishop Lynch High School is blessed to have two caring and dedicated athletic trainers (ATs) on staff. The theme for this year’s national athletic trainer focus is “ATs Are Health Care.” Any BL student-athlete who’s been treated by Mike Hopper and Lindsey Matvey knows the level of skill and medical training they bring to the fields, courts, tracks, and weight rooms.

    Did you know? BL has a Sports Medicine elective for those Friars interested in this career path and an Athletic Training class for those who want some hands-on experience. You can learn more about BL athletic training on Twitter @FriarsAT.

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  • February

    Bishop Kelly to Celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass at BL

    Lent begins March 6 with Ash Wednesday. There will be an all-school Mass at 11 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Greg Kelly. The season of Lent invites us to turn our minds and hearts back to the God of mercy. Bishop Lynch will offer several special Lenten observations throughout the 40 days including Eucharistic Adoration April 1-2 and a focus on the Stations of the Cross during our broadcast morning prayers, as well as Reconciliation and weekly Masses. Please see the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ calendar for daily inspiration on your Lenten journey.

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  • BL House System Leadership Applications Announced

    Be on the lookout for BL House System leadership applications starting next week! You can pick up an application from any House Dean or the front desk. School-wide House Council leadership applications will be due March 20 with elections taking place the following week. After House Council leaders are determined, elections will take place for House Captains and House Vice Captains. Once students have been organized into houses, there will be Class Representative selections in May. There will be even more leadership opportunities available starting with House Officer selections in August!
     
    One of the many benefits of the new BL House System is the increased student leadership opportunities available for all Friars! Stay tuned for application availability, due dates and elections! You can learn more at www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem.
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  • Friar Senior Awarded Good Citizen Prize

    Congratulations to BL Senior Haley Howe on earning the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award. Haley received the award and a $500 check at a ceremony last weekend. DAR General Levi Casey of the Chapter of Dallas honored Haley with this award that recognizes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in the home, school and community. Congrats Haley!
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  • New $10,000 Tuition Raffle Announced

    $150 for a chance to win a $10,000 Bishop Lynch High School 2019-2020 tuition voucher? Yes, please!!! Check out the all-new Bishop Lynch tuition raffle! You may purchase as many raffle tickets as you want for $150/ticket. Only 200 tickets will be sold! Tickets are on sale now through 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
     
    The raffle winner will be announced at BL’s Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala and on BL social media this Saturday evening. Ticket holders need not be present at the Legacy Gala to win. Buy your chance to win big today!!! Purchase your tuition raffle tickets here!
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  • Paul Ammons Joins Advancement Department

    Please give a big Bishop Lynch welcome to Paul Ammons! Paul is BL’s new associate director of development and alumni relations. He will be working in the advancement hallway. Paul previously worked as a leadership gifts officer at Southern Methodist University, and he’s an Oklahoma Baptist University graduate. Paul is a lifelong Dallasite and lives with his wife Lauren and their dog Scout!
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  • Watch Mame Cast Light Up the Stage During Musical’s Final Run

    The Blackfriars’ spectacular production of Mame is heading into its final weekend! Be sure to catch one of the last four shows to support our performing arts Friars. You won’t want to miss the awe-inspiring acting, singing and dancing that truly lights up the McGonigle Theatre stage. Tickets are available online at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets and during lunch. Best of luck to the cast and crew as they head toward that final curtain call!
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  • Late goal gives Lady Friars first state soccer title since 2015

    Cliff Gibson
    It's been said once or twice that defense wins championships. As true as that may be, it also takes some execution on the other side of the ball, and the Lady Friars got just enough to put away St. Agnes on Saturday and win the 2019 TAPPS Division 1 Women's Soccer State Championship.
     
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  • Surging Friars One Win From Capturing State Championship

    Cliff Gibson
    For the first time since 2013, the Bishop Lynch men's soccer program is just one win away from hoisting a state championship trophy. That opportunity comes Friday at Waco ISD Stadium against the two-time defending state champions.

    The Friars (16-3-1) face Central Catholic (14-4-1) at 2:00 pm tomorrow in the TAPPS Division 1 State Championship game, looking to not only avenge last year's semifinal loss to the Buttons, but get the program back on top for the first time since 2010.

    Riding an 8-match win streak and unbeaten in their last 10, the Friars rolled through the postseason with wins over Liberty Christian (3-0), Trinity Christian (4-1), and most recently a 2-1 win over El Paso Cathedral in Tuesday's semifinals.

    Jack Adams scored both goals for the Friars against Cathedral, with one assisted by Ryan Saldana. Adams also scored twice against TCA, with James Flint and Johnny Bruce each adding a goal. Anthony Medina and Mark Bernabe assisted on goals against the Trojans.

    In 20 games this season, Adams has a team-high 21 goals, Bruce follows closely with 16, and Bernabe has seven. Senior goalkeeper Nico Bernal has allowed just nine goals and recorded nine shutouts. The Friars as a team have surrendered just 14 goals in 20 matches.

    The Buttons have also been stingy, allowing 19 goals in 19 matches with eight shutouts. Jose Gallegos leads the team with 20 goals and Angel Bacho has a team-best 18 assists. Franco Querido has 15 goals and Sean Fleming has scored 12.
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Kate Schindel '17

    Congratulations to Kate Schindel '17 for getting accepted into the Texas Tech School of Nursing!

    Join us in wishing Kate the best of luck in her endeavor to become a nurse. 
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Mabry Webb '18

    Congratulations to Mabry Webb '18 who was named to the dean's list in the University of Notre Dame's First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the Fall 2018 semester. To earn this honor, students must be in the top 30% of students in their college!


    Join us in congratulating Mabry and wishing her well on her future studies!
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Pat Richards '09

    Alumni Spotlight

    Last Thursday, Pat Richards '09, was officially named Associate Director of Sports Medicine at Lousiana.

    Join us in congratulating Pat and wishing for his continued success in the future!

    Click the link below to read the entire press release👇
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  • BL’s Spring Musical Production Opens Feb. 22

    It’s finally time for the curtain to rise on the outstanding Blackfriars’ spring musical production of Mame. Opening night is Friday, Feb. 22 and the seven-show run will highlight the acting, singing and dancing talents of the 44-member cast. Buy your tickets online today at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets or during lunch outside the BL Bistro to support our fine arts Friars. Best of luck to the entire cast and crew! Break a leg!
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  • Friar Sophomore Wins at Dallas History Fair

    Bishop Lynch Sophomore Libby Land was recently recognized at the regional Dallas History Fair. Libby won third place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category for her work entitled “The Black Plague’s Effects on Italian Renaissance Art,” which began as a National History Day project in Dr. John Parnell’s AP World History class. With her third-place finish, Libby will serve as an alternate for the Texas History Day contest in April. Congratulations Libby!
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  • Live Auction Lineup Unveiled for Legacy Gala

    The Bishop Lynch High School Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala is March 2! Hurry to buy your tickets today to bid on the most extraordinary live auction items! You’ll want to bid high and bid often for a once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of the Holy Land, unforgettable trips to Las Vegas and Santa Fe, a Dallas pro sports ticket package, and tickets to the Notre Dame/USC game – one of college football’s most celebrated rivalries.
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  • Stingy Defense Leads Lady Friars Into State Title Contest

    Cliff Gibson
    After a two-year hiatus, the Bishop Lynch Lady Friars are back in the TAPPS Division I State Championship game. But unlike previous trips, their opponent won't be quite so familiar.

    The Lady Friars (18-5-0) will meet Houston's St. Agnes Academy (16-3-1) on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Waco ISD Stadium, the first meeting between the two teams since 2017, then the Tigers eliminated the Lady Friars in the semifinal round.

    The Lady Friars have used a stellar defensive attack to log 240 consecutive scoreless minutes and shut out all three playoff opponents, including Liberty Christian (4-0), Trinity Christian (3-0) and John Paul II (1-0) in Wednesday's semifinal contest.

    Gabby Dunn scored the only goal of the game at TCA last night, taking a ball from Mallory Johnson and lofting a high, arching shot up and over the head of the opposing keeper midway through the first half.

    Jaida Thomas leads the Metroplex and is 35thnationally with 38 goals this season, recording nine hat tricks in the process. She also ranks in the Top 50 nationally in total points scored (84). Ironically, teammate Mallory Johnson also leads the Metroplex and also ranks 35thnationally with 24 assists. Goalkeeper Madison White leads the Metroplex in shutouts with 15.

    St. Agnes made its way into the state title game with playoff wins over Awty International (4-0), Antonian Prep (2-1), and Kelly Catholic (3-0).
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  • Curtain Call: BL’s Mame Debuts Next Week

    It’s nearly time for the curtain to rise on 44 talented Blackfriars cast in the school’s musical production of Mame – and another 10 students will be working behind the curtain as crew members. Opening night is Friday, Feb. 22 and there are seven phenomenal shows in all. Did you know this is the third time Bishop Lynch High School has performed the musical Mame? Mame Dennis and friends graced the stage in 1986 and 1999, and many of the original costumes from BL’s 1986 production are being used this year. Talk about a true revival! Buy tickets online at www.bishoplynch.org/tickets.
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  • Purchase Your Legacy Gala Tickets Today to Bid on Extraordinary Auction Items

    Have you bought your tickets to Bishop Lynch’s March 2 Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala to be held at the Fairmont Dallas? There’s still time to secure your spot for BL’s most brilliant and sparkling auction to date. You’ll want to bid high and bid often for one-of-a-kind experiences like a guided tour of the Holy Land that includes roundtrip airfare and first-class hotel accommodations. Other experiences include four tickets to see Ariana Grande in concert at the American Airlines Center and four tickets to Hugh Jackman’s World Tour stop in Dallas – both items also include dinner and Uber credit. Keep an eye on BL’s social media for more exciting Legacy Gala auction items! Buy tickets and get event details at www.bishoplynch.org/gala.
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  • Sadie’s Dance Features Fun Costumes, Music and Friends

    The Legacy Gym was the place to be last Saturday for Bishop Lynch High School’s annual Sadie’s Dance! Students dressed in Disney and Marvel-themed costumes. Princess Leia, Tigger and Ant Man were on the scene. Pirates, Dalmatian puppies and the Incredibles took to the dance floor. Other costumed couples included Jessie and Woody, Minnie and Mickey, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Lilo and Stitch, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, and more famous characters! Thanks to the hundreds of students who made the Sadie’s Dance “A Night to Remember.”
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  • BL Junior Earns Eagle Scout Rank

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch High School Junior Jeffrey Hood on earning his Eagle Scout rank last fall along with a Bronze and Gold palm for earning an additional 10 badges over the requirement. Jeffrey is a member of Troop 412, and he designed, built and installed three picnic tables for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Dallas for his Eagle Scout project. Jeffrey joins his older brother Joe Tom, a cousin, two uncles, and his dad Thomas as the sixth Eagle Scout in his family. Congratulations Jeffrey!
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  • BL Senior Chosen to Visit Madagascar on National Geographic Expedition

    Leaping lemurs! Congratulations to Bishop Lynch Senior Jack Daves on his selection for a National Geographic High School Expedition to Madagascar this summer. Jack was selected from a worldwide pool of students for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The Madagascar community service trip focuses on biodiversity protection and includes a stay at the world-renowned Centre ValBio research station, planting trees for a reforestation project, hiking the canyons of Isalo National Park, and much more. Congrats Jack and enjoy your summer adventure!
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  • Freshman Friar Wins Big in Photography Contest

    Bishop Lynch Freshman Maddie Nolan truly has a gift for photography, as demonstrated by her recent spate of ribbons awarded in the City of Richardson Annual Photo Contest. Maddie won both first and second place in black-and-white wildlife, as well as second place in color wildlife. She also won first place in the It’s a Small World division that included insects, second place in the architecture category and several honorable mentions. Maddie is a member of BL’s Amazing Afterschool Art Club and aspires to be an ornithologist and a wildlife photographer.
     
    Maddie’s photos are on display on the third floor of the Richardson Library through Feb 20.
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  • Girls smash swim records at state, finish third while boys take seventh

    The Bishop Lynch swim program made its presence felt Friday at the TAPPS state Championships in Mansfield, finishing third in the girls division while the boys finished seventh.

    The girls ended up winning an impressive six of the eleven events, including two relays. The 200 medley relay of Ailish Tierney, Hadley Beeson, Stella Todd, and Lindsay Hudspeth ended up winning by more than four seconds. That would be the first of many victories to come. 

    In the girls 200 freestyle, Beeson won her second gold in as many events as she beat the rest of the field by three seconds with a time of 1:52.03. If that weren't enough, Beeson went out and cruised her way to a third gold in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.09, with the next fastest competitor coming in nine seconds behind. 

    Todd also took gold in both of her individual events with ease. She started off in record fashion. Her time in the 200 individual medley of 2:07.78 broke the school record that has stood by Erin Briskie since 2002. Todd was also able to easily take victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.89 with the next fastest competitor coming in over two seconds behind. 

    Tierney capped off her swimming career with impressive finishes in both the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Her time of 54.62 in the 100 freestyle was good enough for a bronze medal placing. She backed that up by earning another bronze in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.41. 

    Captains Elli Jordan and Hudspeth guided the team with some great performances on their own. Jordan was able to drop two seconds off her personal best in the 500 freestyle. In doing so, she was able to move up two spots and finish 14th overall. Hudspeth was able to drop 2.6 seconds from her regionals time to take fourth overall in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.58. She backed that up by taking fifth overall in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.14. 

    The 400 freestyle relay finished the meet in the same way they started – by taking gold. The combination of Beeson (52.3), Tierney (54.73), Hudspeth (56.69), and Todd (51.9) crushed the field by nine seconds. Their time of 3:35.77 sets a new school record previously set in 2017. 

    The girls team finished the meet with a total of 228 points behind Ursuline (230) and champion St. Agnes (420). Beeson was named 1st runner-up for Swimmer of the Meet. Todd was 2nd runner-up for Swimmer of the Meet. The boys team put together an amazing performance, which allowed them to have their highest finish at the TAPPS State meet since 2010. Six different swimmers scored to finish seventh overall with 138 points. They were a mere seven points away from finishing in sixth place. 

    The boys started the meet with an impressive swim in the 200 medley relay, comprised of freshman Callen Singhania, sophomore Luke Weber, as well as senior captains Joe Weber and Shaughnessey Smith. Their time of 1:44.83 was two seconds faster than their time at regionals and good enough for seventh place. 

    Luke Weber continued to improve in everything he swam, dropping his personal best in the 200 freestyle to a 1:54.45, which was good enough for ninth place. He was also able to finish seventh overall in the 100 breaststroke with a new lifetime best time of 1:04.67. 

    The freshmen class had a strong representation by Singhania and Austin January. Singhania was the first individual event for the boys and started off well with a lifetime best in the 200 individual medley with a 2:12.49. He then came back and finished strong in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.02, which was good enough for 12th. January represented well in the 100 freestyle, dropping time and achieving a new lifetime best with a 52.82. That time was good enough for 13th. 

    The senior captains did their part in helping get the team to their highest finish in nine years. Joe Weber fought hard to earn himself a 14th place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.10. He also finished seventh overall in his 100 freestyle with a time of 51.17. Fellow senior Shaughnessey Smith was able to move up an impressive five spots in the 50 freestyle, lowering his personal best to a 24.10. The top swim of the night came in the men's 200 freestyle relay. The team of Luke Weber (22.92), Joe Weber (22.80), Austin January (23.39) and Shaughnessey Smith (22.79) was able to finish in third place overall with a time of 1:31.90, earning them their first relay medal since 2010. 

    The state meet was capped off by a great finish in the boys 400 freestyle relay. The relay comprised of Shaughnessey Smith (53.33), Callen Singhania (51.74), Joshua Ponewash (53.43) and Austin January (52.92) took off more than five seconds from their season-best to finish seventh with a time of 3:31.42.
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  • Bishop Lynch adds nine to its Signing Day class


    Bishop Lynch High School celebrated the commitments of nine student-athletes Wednesday morning during a National Signing Day ceremony in the Competition Gym.

    These students inked letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level in front of coaches, family and friends.
    The nine signees included six boys and three girls representing a total of seven different sports, including Women's Soccer, Track & Field, Crew, Volleyball, Football, Baseball, and Men's Lacrosse.

    The colleges they will attend include two in the state of Texas, and one as far north as Massachusetts. Others will head to schools in Tennessee, Arkansas, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

    Here is the complete list of signees, including their sport and college:
     
    • Cati Cabra – Rhodes College, Women's Soccer
    • Carson Garrett – Southern Methodist University, Football
    • Katie Hammonds – United States Naval Academy, Crew
    • Zion Hawkins – Amherst College, Football
    • Aaron Hunter – Austin College, Football and Baseball
    • Lucy McGarry – Susquehanna University, Volleyball
    • William Parsons – Hendrix College, Football and Lacrosse
    • Cole Rappaport – Southern Arkansas University, Track & Field
    • Elijah Sisk – Austin College, Football
     
    During the 2018-2019 school year, Bishop Lynch has had 20* student-athletes sign letters of intent, with more expected at the next signing event in April. Here is the breakdown by sport so far:
     
    • Football – 9
    • Women's Soccer – 4
    • Volleyball – 3
    • Baseball – 2
    • Women's Basketball – 1
    • Men's Lacrosse – 1
    • Crew – 1
    • TOTAL – 20*
     
    *two student-athletes will be competing in multiple sports
     
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  • BL Athletic Trainers Featured in NATA Publication

    Student-athletes at Bishop Lynch High School are very lucky to have two dedicated athletic trainers on staff to provide an unparalleled continuum of care. BL Head Athletic Trainer Mike Hopper, MS, ATC and BL Assistant Athletic Trainer Lindsey Matvey, MA, LAT, ATC were featured in the February 2019 issue of NATA News – a publication of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The article focused on achieving career success through Secondary School Value Model tools. Congrats to our athletic trainers for being recognized leaders in their profession!
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  • Here's the story ... That's the way we became the BL House System

    Drumroll Please … BL House Names Announced

    In keeping with Bishop Lynch High School’s Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, the new BL House System’s eight house names are inspired by Dominican saints and blessed. Check out the following house names:
     
    Angelico
    Aquinas
    De Porres
    Frassati
    Lima
    Montfort
    Ricci
    Siena
     
    Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be assigned a house later in the spring. To read more about the BL House System, visit www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem.
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  • French Class Skypes!

    French teacher Katy Crawford really brought her language lessons to life this week, thanks to a Skype interview with her friends in France. Bishop Lynch students spoke with Luc and Sylvie Binachon - entirely in French - about the current political and social atmosphere in France. 

    Thanks to Mlle. Crawford for bringing a Parisian perspective to the BL campus!
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  • It's National Periodic Table Day!

    Bishop Lynch High School has a robust science curriculum with multiple advanced placement and honors courses. 

    Check out our fabulous Friars posing with the element that just so happens to have an atomic number corresponding to their graduation year!
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  • Legacy Gala Hotel Room Block Extended

    You can shine bright like a diamond at BL’s March 2 Legacy Gala and then sleep in like a pro by booking a room at a discounted rate with Fairmont Dallas. BL’s room block has just been extended to Feb. 15. Be sure to buy your Bowties & Diamond Legacy Gala tickets today and then reserve your hotel room for only $159/night. You won’t want to miss this glamorous evening filled with food, fun, music, and one-of-a-kind “shopping” to benefit financial aid and scholarships. Plus, the special tribute to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69 as he receives the Joseph P. Lynch Legacy Award is sure to be a sparkling BL moment!
     
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  • Summer Camp Registration to Open Soon

    Do you have a child who’ll be in kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall? Want to prevent long days of boredom, limit screen time and give your kids a summer to remember? Then make plans to attend Summer at BL for a summer full of academic, art and athletic camps on the beautiful Bishop Lynch campus! These K-8th camps are full of learning, skill development and FUN! Don’t miss unique camps like Lego engineering, camp create, hand lettering, Friar games, amazing art, and a camp devoted to all things science! Camps run Monday-Thursday June 3-July 25 (except the week of July 4). Learn more and register at www.SummeratBL.org.
     
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  • January

    Bishop Lynch to Debut House System in the Fall

    As you may have read in this week’s state of the school re-enrollment message, Bishop Lynch High School will debut a house system for the 2019-2020 school year! The purpose of this new student alignment paradigm is to increase mentoring and pastoral care for students while providing more student leadership opportunities. Studies show that academic performance is positively impacted when there’s an atmosphere of care and connection. With the BL House System, student care and connectedness will be amplified like never before! Grade level camaraderie will still be very important, but there’ll also be eight houses and several mentor groups per house featuring a diverse cross section of the student body. Visit www.bishoplynch.org/housesystem to learn more!
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  • BL Students Provide Amazing View of Lunar Eclipse to Fellow Moon Watchers

    Many people in the Bishop Lynch community may have witnessed the recent super blood wolf moon. Thankfully for many moon watchers at White Rock Lake, three BL students set up telescopes and shared their equipment to provide an amazing view of this month’s lunar eclipse. Way to go Gregory Little, Jackson Reed and Devon West! These BL students’ story was featured in White Rock Lake Weekly.
     
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  • Mock Trial Team Earns Accolades

    Congratulations to the Bishop Lynch Mock Trial team! Both JV and varsity had amazing weekends of competition. The JV team competed at the state competition in Austin and finished in fourth place in the state of Texas, dropping only one ballot over two days of competition.
     
    The varsity mock trial team had its district competition in Dallas and finished in the top 12, thereby advancing to the final round this weekend. At the varsity competition, BL Senior Jane Onuoha was a nominee for best attorney. The team will compete Saturday for a chance at the state title competition. 

    Congrats Friars and best of luck this weekend!
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  • Reserve Your Seat for the Most Sparkling Legacy Gala Ever

    The Bishop Lynch community will shine bright like a diamond at the Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala to be held March 2 at the Fairmont Dallas. Now’s the time to buy your tickets, shine your sparklers, knot your bowties, and prepare for a fun-filled evening celebrating our beloved BL. You won’t want to miss an impressive tribute to prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69 as he receives the Joseph P. Lynch Legacy Award. Plus, enjoy food, music and camaraderie as you “shop” to support the school’s scholarship fund.
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  • Tickets Now on Sale for Blackfriars’ Annual Musical

    It’s almost time for the curtain to rise on Bishop Lynch’s spectacular musical production of Mame! The musical begins its seven-show run Feb. 22. Tickets are available online and seats must be reserved in advance for this can’t-miss Broadway revival.
     
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  • Medical Society Hosts Pediatric Surgeon

    The BL Medical Society welcomed Dr. Dave Schindel, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Dallas, to teach students about advancements in laparoscopic surgery technology. 

    Those in attendance got to try their hand at the Fixed-Trocar Fundamentals of Surgery Training Tool, affectionately known as “The Box,” to work on depth perception and dexterity during procedures. Students also practiced continuous and interval suturing techniques. Thank you to Dr. Schindel for such an awesome hands-on session!
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  • Bishop Lynch to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

    Catholic Schools Week is next week, and Bishop Lynch High School has a full slate of activities to celebrate our parents, vocations, diversity, and our fabulous Friar students and faculty! We’ll finish the week strong on Feb. 2 with BL MobilePack ’19, the school’s second annual daylong charitable event benefiting Feed My Starving Children. Check the graphic for more information!
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  • BL Students Participate in Pro-Life March

    Nearly 30 Bishop Lynch High School students participated in Saturday’s North Texas March for Life in downtown Dallas. Annette Butler, BL theology teacher, organized the group and served as a chaperone along with Andrew Vidales and Dr. Cesar Termulo. BL students also attended the Youth for Life Rally at the St. Jude Chapel earlier in the day. Many thanks to our faithful Friars who spent their day in prayer and advocacy for life!
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  • Friars Earn All-State Honors for Band and Choir

    Congratulations to the following six Bishop Lynch High School students who’ve been named to the Texas Private School Music Educators Association All-State Ensembles:
     
    All State Band
    Grace Pigeon
    Olivia Scott
     
    All State Choir
    Noah Kilpatrick
    Victoria Sorenson
    Devon West
    JoEllen West
     
    These musically-talented Friars are participating in this prestigious honor this week!
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  • Bishop Lynch Legacy Gala Tickets on Sale Now

    Be sure to shine your sparklers and knot that tie just right for Bishop Lynch High School’s Bowties & Diamonds Legacy Gala to be held March 2 at the Fairmont Dallas. This year’s annual event is sure to be a night to remember, and one to raise funds for financial aid and the Joseph P. Lynch Scholarship Fund. Chaired by Sue and Tom Chambers, BL’s 34th Annual Legacy Gala will honor Jim McIngvale ’69. Don’t miss this special evening with the BL community benefiting our fabulous current and future Friars!

    If you’d like to donate an auction item or be an event sponsor, please email Advancement Officer Melissa Wong at melissa.wong@bishoplynch.org.
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  • BL Grad Named to Soccer Scholar All-America Team

    Congratulations to Brittany Chase Malone ’18 for being named a soccer Scholar All-America. To be nominated for this prestigious honor, players must have a combination of high grades, demonstrated excellence in high school soccer and a record of community service. Chase is one of only two players selected from the entire state of Texas for the award. BL Head Women’s Soccer Coach Darrin Hedges was on hand for the presentation ceremony at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago. Congratulations Chase!
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  • BL Teacher Named Assistant Chief Reader of AP Program

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) and Educational Testing Service has recently named Amy Wheeler to the prestigious post of Assistant Chief Reader. Mrs. Wheeler is a social studies teacher, department chair and head softball coach at Bishop Lynch.
     
    AP Readers from around the world will evaluate and score about 25 million free-response answers from students demonstrating their mastery of rigorous, college-level coursework – and Mrs. Wheeler has a leadership role in this process. Other BL faculty who serve as AP Readers include John Parnell, Sister Cecilia Sehr and Jerry Waldon. Congratulations Mrs. Wheeler!
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  • Career Coaches Needed for March 19 Career Fair

    Besides Bishop Lynch High School’s extensive college advising program, the school also offers career advising and exploration opportunities. The annual BLHS/Major Edge Career Fair will be held on campus March 19, and career coaches are needed for the event. Career coaches share information about their chosen careers by making brief, informal presentations to small groups of students and then interacting via a question and answer session. Parents, friends of parents and alumni would make great career coaches! Sign up by March 1!
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  • Final Volunteer Call for Feb. 2 MobilePack Event

    The Bishop Lynch community heard the call and responded in a big way! Nearly 700 volunteers are already registered for BL MobilePack ’19 to be held on campus Feb. 2. BL’s 2nd annual MobilePack event benefits Feed My Starving Children, and volunteers will assemble nutritionally complete meal packs for malnourished children around the world. There are still a few open volunteer spots! Register online today to help others and earn service hours. Have a question? Email BLMobilePack@bishoplynch.org.
    Be sure to use registration code BLHS19 (all caps) to access the online form.
     
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  • Nationally-Renowned Catholic Leader Coming to BL for Parent Presentation

    Join Bishop Lynch High School in celebrating Catholic Schools Week by attending a very special parent presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the McGonigle Theatre on campus. Father Nathan Cromly’s speech “How to Keep Your Kids Catholic” will address ways to bridge the gap between raising kids to be great and raising them to be great saints. Father Cromly has 16 years of experience working with our nation’s teens as part of the Congregation of St. John. He’s president of The Saint John Institute and a nationally-renowned Catholic leader. This presentation is free and open to the Bishop Lynch community – both current and prospective families. Mark your calendars!
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  • Annual Sadie’s Dance to be Held Feb. 9

    At the Saturday, Feb. 9 Bishop Lynch Sadie’s Dance, Belle asks the Beast to the ball, Cinderella picks her Prince Charming and Black Widow invites the Hulk onto the dance floor (she should watch her toes). It’s “A Dance as Old as Time” and students are encouraged to wear Disney and Marvel character costumes. Tickets will be sold Jan. 28-Feb. 8 during all lunches. Cost is $25/person and includes a T-shirt. Save the date!!!
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  • Catholic Schools Week to Feature Special Diversity Day Speaker

    Bishop Lynch High School is gearing up for Catholic Schools Week to be held Jan. 28-Feb. 1. As part of the week’s plans, BL will host the school’s third annual Diversity Dialogue Day Jan. 30. This year’s diversity colloquium will focus on Asian and Pacific Islander culture, and the featured speaker is Dat Nguyen. Mr. Nguyen is a former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M University’s All-American football legend. More detailed Catholic Schools Week plans coming soon.
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  • Sign Up Today for BL MobilePack ‘19

    Still need service hours and want to truly make a difference? You can do both Saturday, Feb. 2 at Bishop Lynch’s second annual MobilePack event to be held on campus. Benefiting Feed My Starving Children, this one-day charitable event needs hundreds of volunteers to assemble nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children around the world. BL MobilePack ’19 has added 12 additional meal-packing stations to assemble 25 percent more meals than last year. Sign up today and encourage your classmates, club members, sports teams, colleagues, and friends to do the same! Have a question? Email BLMobilePack@bishoplynch.org.
    Be sure to use registration code BLHS19 (all caps) to access the online form.
     
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  • Spring Art Show Features Student Work

    Be sure to stroll through the Bishop Lynch atrium over the next several weeks for an amazing art walk. The artwork was all created by talented BL students in last semester’s Intro to Art class, taught by Mr. Frank Brown. BL’s very own art gallery features extraordinary paintings and sculptures you won’t want to miss. Check it out!
     
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