Welcome to the Ballard High School Athletic Booster Club
The purpose of the Ballard High School (BHS) Athletic Booster Club (ABC) is to assist with fundraising opportunities, help manage and distribute funds, promote attendance and spirit at athletic events, provide parent-oriented assistance to the Athletic Department, promote awareness of the important relationship between success in athletics and academics, advocate for Ballard Athletics in the community, and provide a forum for discussions about athletic programs and related issues.
Beaver Nation Athletic Awards Night - June 8th
2015 Beaver Nation Athletic Award Night
The 3rd Annual Beaver Nation Athletic Awards Night is Monday, June 8th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.
This event is for all current students who participated in a sport this year from ultimate to cheer to football!
All student-athletes who attend will receive limited edition Beaver swag
All freshman and students new to Ballard who have a 3.0 + accum GPA will receive an honor roll patch
All seniors who have an accum GPA of 3.0+ will receive Athletic cords
Our featured guest speaker is
Parents don’t need to RSVP – it’s first come first serve for tables. Tables will only be reserved for presenters and teams.
Student-athletes will be sitting with their teams.
Dessert and refreshments will be provided.
Dress is professional – no jeans. This is a formal event – like the ESPY’s but with Ballard style J
Awards and highlights:
Top 10 Beaver Nation Individual Sports Moments of the Year
Bucky Pride Award
Bucky Team Spirit Award
101 Scholarship Award Recipients
Rookie of the Year
Kellen “Bobo” Jones Award
Senior Scholar Athletes
Senior Scholar Athlete Award
Athlete of the Year
Jim Vatn Award
John Nygaard Award
Top 10 Beaver Nation Team Sports Moments of the Year
Beaver Award for Excellence in Athletics
This is a FREE event – a celebration of Ballard’s athletic accomplishments, athletes and teams this year!
A $500 scholarship (per recipient) will be awarded to one male and one female BHS student athlete in their senior year that exhibit the characteristics and attributes that made Kellen Jones a successful athlete, teammate and Ballard Beaver. This scholarship may be used for any post high school vocational training, community college or four year college.
Athletics helped Kellen build his confidence, develop leadership skills, understand the value of the team (family), the experience of others and to build honor. The focus he learned on the field or the track helped him in school. He valued all of the sports BHS offered and was a frequent spectator as well as a participant. He valued his peers. Kellen also valued and applauded hard work.
Recommended characteristics and attributes of the scholarship recipient:
Excels in athletics, academic strength not necessary
Respects teammates, coaches and fellow athletes
Love for Ballard Community
To apply for this scholarship please provide the following information, typed or handwritten on one page, and attach a letter short of recommendation from a BHS coach.
2. Post High School Plans (College, trade school, etc.)
3. BHS Athletic teams played on
4. A short essay explaining how you share the characteristics described of Kellen. (250 words or less)
5. Include the following statement and your signature: “I pledge to drive and ride responsibly, and to encourage my friends and family to drive and ride responsibly, too.
Return completed application to the Main office mailbox of Athletic Director, Carrie Burr, no later than May 15, 2015.
Students: Before being allowed to try out you must complete the paperwork (including a current physical if one isn't on file*) for your sport and turn it into the athletic secretary in the main office!
Important Changes to NCAA Initial-Eligibility Standards
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Please help us reach your student-athletes with this information!
•Did you know that the NCAA’s initial-eligibility academic standards are changing for student-athletes enrolling at an NCAA Division I university on or after August 1, 2016 (this year’s high school sophomore class and younger)? A brief summary of the changes can be found here.
•To assist in getting this message out, we have developed the Initial-Eligibility Resource Index , a new electronic tool that contains links to the NCAA Eligibility Center’s resources and presentations available free of charge. Please share these materials broadly with students, parents, coaches, etc.
1.Additional high school-specific resources are available on the High School Portal Resources page. The NCAA Eligibility Center receives thousands of calls each year regarding hardcopy transcript receipt due to the two- to three-week processing time needed to mail, log, scan, and post transcripts to student accounts. You are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts through one of the approved e-transcript providers (Docufide/Parchment, Scrip Safe, ConnectEDU, National Transcript Center/Pearson Edustructure, USMO ET, and XAP) as these transcripts usually appear in student accounts within 48 hours.
2.Please verify that your school’s List of NCAA Courses is up to date by logging into your account within the High School Portal . This will help ensure that courses taken by your students can be matched to their transcript during the final academic certification process.
3.Catch us live at www.collegeweeklive.com at 11 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, October 24. The free webinar can be found under the Events tab titled "All Access Fall event through CollegeWeekLive" and the name of the webinar is "Path to the Student-Athlete Experience."