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 NISD Bowling Season Begins
 By Alissa Reinhard
N orthside ISD Bowling Season begins this month. After great success last season, including a state championship by the Health Careers High School girls’ team, Northside ISD’s bowling program continues to grow with
continued success on the horizon.
In San Antonio, high schools from the Northside and Northeast school districts compete for the opportunity to win their district and qualify for the regional tournament with the hopes of qualifying for
the state tournament.
Last season, seven Northside high school
teams and 11 individuals advanced to the state high school bowling championship.
All qualified after competing at regional tournaments. Advancing to the state tournament in the girl’s division were teams from Brandeis, Brennan, Health Careers, and O’Connor high schools. In the boy’s division, the Marshall, O’Connor, and Taft high schools teams qualified for state.
The Health Careers girls’ team was named state champs while a girls’ team with students from Brandeis, Brennan, Harlan, Holmes and O’Connor won the State All- District Bowling Tournament. A boys’ team with students from Brandeis, Brennan, O’Connor and Warren finished as runners up in their division.
Some of NISD’s amazing bowlers from Stevens, Taft, Marshall, Health Careers, Holmes, O’Connor, Brennan, Brandeis and Warren before the Regional Bowling Competition in March.
   Bears Show Up / Show Out For FCA Fields Of Faith
ISD partnered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) for their Field of Faith event held state
and nation wide the first week in October. Brennan athletics had close to 150 student – athletes attend the event and NISD had just over 500 student – athletes attend and participate that evening.
It was a fun filled evening with games, food and fellowship for all of the student – athletes in NISD. Brennan athletics was well represented, as most of the boys and girls athletic programs had student – athletes attend and participate.
Jessica Hartshorne volunteered to share her personal testimony with all the student – athletes in attendance that evening. Jessica is a Junior, and a softball player on the Junior Varsity team at Brennan High School. Jessica’s testimony was very inspiring and well received, pulling at the heartstrings of several of the attendees. Her story spoke to
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her overcoming several adversities in her life with her personal faith providing her hope and guidance through her struggles. Several other student – athletes from across the Northside Independent School District also shared their personal stories and testimonies with the group.
It was a great evening of fellowship for all involved, as the student – athletes in NISD joined the millions of other student - athletes across the nation in attending the FCA Field of Faith. Brennan was well represented by all the student – athletes who chose to participate. We are very proud of Jessica for having the courage and strength to share her story of faith in front of her peers, and for overcoming her personal trials and tribulations in her life. It was a great evening for all the student – athletes involved, including the large group of Bears in attendance.
    Stevens Serves: A Schoolwide Day of Service
OBy Alissa Reinhard
n Saturday, October 5, hundreds of Stevens High School students, teachers, administrators and
members of the community gathered in front of the high school for the school’s first annual day of service in honor of Justice John Paul Stevens, the school’s namesake. Stevens passed away this summer at the age of 99.
More than 30 Stevens’ student groups, approximately 760 students, selected service projects to complete in the community during the day of service. Their motto: “We Serve, Because He Served.”
Some groups chose beautification and trash pickup projects along Potranco Road and Heritage Park near the campus. Others volunteered at the Humane Society and San Antonio Food Bank. Some students also volunteered at a Color Run event at nearby Murnin Elementary School and others
helped support campus events including a blood drive and dance and volleyball clinics. Each group gathered in front of Stevens at 9 a.m. for a rally and sendoff. Speakers included Principal Ryan Purtell, a student leader, and Councilwoman Adriana Rocha
Garcia.
Justice John Paul Stevens was born in
Chicago on April 20, 1920. He graduated from the University of Chicago and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received a Bronze Star for his work in the effort to down the plane of a Japanese Admiral who had planned and executed the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war, Stevens earned his law degree from Northwestern University. He was nominate to the Supreme Court by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and served as an associate justice for 34 years.
(L-R) Stevens High School Principal Ryan Purtell, City Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia and Athletic Trainer Tim Kloewer at Stevens’ first annual day of service.
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