JUNE, 2019
BK Welcomes 221 New Alumknights ~
Our largest graduation class in history!

On May 25, Bishop Kelly High School's 55th Commencement Exercises welcomed 221 new graduates, which joined the ranks of our over 7,000 Alumknights! 

Here are a few stats from the Class of 2019 to be extremely proud of:
  • 97% are “going on” to 87 colleges and universities in 27 different states.
  • The class of 2019 was accepted to 198 schools in 42 states, Washington D.C. and British Columbia.
  • Over $25 Million in merit-based scholarships has been awarded to our graduates.
  • They have mean SAT and ACT scores among the top 10% of schools in the country.
  • 83 of our 221 graduating seniors have a 4.0 GPA or greater and 46 graduated with greater than a 3.75 GPA.
  • Four National Merit finalists and four semi-finalists.
  • They received a record # of athletic scholarships - 26
  • They tied last years record of eight academic state championships and five athletic state championships.
  • They have given over 10,000 Community Service hours.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart!"
Thursday, June 11th
Bishop Kelly High School
Angela Malone Harrison Tennis Complex

Light Snacks & Cool Libations will be SERVED!

Play will be a fun, social, rotating partner, mixed doubles event.
All levels welcome...please share this and invite others!
Grab your racket and RALLY in the fun!

Questions? Contact Denise Brennan in the BK Alumni Office
alumni@bk.org  or (208) 947-1325

 See You on the Courts!

Bishop Kelly High School is excited to welcome back and celebrate the Classes of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009 for their Reunions this summer! If you or someone you know are members of these classes, and have not yet received details and registration information, please click here: 2019 BK Reunion Weekend
Alumknight, Family & Friends Golf Scramble
Are you a hacker, a sandbagger, or are you ready to join the pro circuit? All single to triple digit handicap golfers are welcome to join us for a day of fun in the sun at our Annual Alumknight, Family, & Friends Golf Scramble - Friday, September 20  - 9am Shotgun Start at Quail Hollow. This event sold out last year, so act quickly!   Register Here

Thought for the Day:
Golf is good "fore" the soul!
Winner's Choice
Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for volunteer help! The Bishop Kelly Foundation is gearing up for another Winner's Choice gala, set for November 2.  We hope for a great "Spanish Knight". First order of business is following up with past donors and securing their auction item donation for this year. If you are willing to serve on the acquisitions team and call ten (or less) past donors, call us! We need you! Event proceeds benefit BK, providing operational support and tuition assistance so everyone benefits. Contact  rfranklin@bk.org  or call 208-323-4789.  
Alumknight SPOTLIGHTS:

It All Starts with Art!
Kate Masterson , Class of 2001, was recently granted an Artist Micro-Residency through the City of Boise in the historic home of Idaho Artist James Castle. 
While at the  James Castle House , she started a series of paintings that explore imagery lifted from 1950's advertisements old photographs and typography. During her residency, Kate explained, "As I work, I've been considering how images from this time period crystallized the changing economy and value system of white, middle-class America. They stand tantamount in the cultural psyche as documentation of an American Dream perceived by some as once attained and lost to us today. I'm curious how Fundamentalism, Nationalism, and Conservatism is subtly perpetuated through innocuous family histories and explicitly reinforced through nostalgic exaltation. Do the stories we tell about ourselves seduce complacency or challenge us to become engaged citizens promoting social justice?"
Martha, Martha, Martha!
Martha Peterson , Class of 1965; donning her favorite Bishop Kelly Baseball sweatshirt, and armed with her garden gloves and shovel, pulled onto BK's campus with a carload of flowers; which she lovingly planted around the landmark rock at the entrance of Peterson Field, named after her parents Dr. Roy & June Peterson. Thank you Martha, for making the grounds of Bishop Kelly even more beautiful!

BK Friends for Life!
BK Class of 2014 Alumknights and friends for life (l to r): Dom Fery, Bowen Ogata, James Zimmerman, Nick Kuzio, and Cole Oliver reunited in New York to celebrate James' graduation from West Point Military Academy. Cole graduated last year from the Naval Academy. We're in good hands America!
Keep in touch & let us know what you're up to... SHARE YOUR STORY!
Denise Brennan, Alumni Development Manager | Bishop Kelly High School | 208.947.1325 | alumni@bk.org