Academics

Five Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Five Bishop Kelley students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Finalists.

Academic Bowl Takes State for Sixth Year in a Row

Article by Ariel Sutton '19

The Bishop Kelley Academic Bowl team has taken home the state trophy for the sixth year in a row. The team took eight people in total to state, two more than usual. “All the team members put in such hard work and showed such dedication,” said teacher/coach Medea Bendel, “that I decided to take more people.” Bendel has been coaching the BK Academic Bowl team since 1999.

Ten Students in Class of 2019 Recognized by National Merit

The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized ten Bishop Kelley students in the Class of 2019. 
 
 Six students were recognized as Semifinalists:
 

Placement Test for Class of 2023

Every incoming 9th grader who applies to Bishop Kelley takes a placement test. 

Three Students Named National Merit Finalists

Three Bishop Kelley seniors have been named National Merit Finalists.
 
Emma Thomas
Ryan Godfrey
and Angela Brown

Nine BK Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized nine Bishop Kelley students in the Class of 2018. 
 
The three Semifinalists are (seated, left to right):
 
Emma Thomas
Ryan Godfrey
and Angela Brown
 
The six Commended Scholars are (standing, left to right):
 
Miriam Hanisch
Isabella Turner
Garrett Alexander
Anna Williams
Megan Ames
and Remmi Smith
 

Bishop Kelley’s New Principal Has Arrived

Jim Franz has relocated to Tulsa, and has officially begun his position as principal of Bishop Kelley High School.

Formerly the principal at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic High School in Tyler, TX for 19 years, Franz was named to his new position at a press conference in April. Faculty, students, the media and the BK community were present to welcome this new addition to our school. Bishop David Konderla said of Franz’s hiring, “May God bless him as he ministers among us.”

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