Jeff Makelky- Principal
Puncher Fall Recap:
Big Piney High School ended the semester with a student enrollment of 193. This year we have the privilege of hosting three outstanding foreign exchange students; Lely Bakti from Indonesia, Annabell Knerr from Germany and Venelin Deribeev from Bulgaria. All three are quality students and Annabell and Venelin have participated in Puncher activities while Lely serves as a community volunteer at the public library.
The junior class at BPHS has set a goal to have at least 75% of their classmates take the ACT test before the state assessment in April. With one last test opportunity in February, they are on track to reach their goal.
Mrs. Clements organized college visits for our sophomore class back in November with stops at the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming Community College. We believe getting our students to see themselves on a college campus early in their high school years can make a difference in their post-secondary planning.
Our Sublette County Girls’ Swim Team brought home silver at the state meet in Gillette by earning the 3A State Runner-Up trophy. The girls set three new pool records; Paige Wright set a new 200 IM record, the 400 Free Relay that Paige and Puncher teammate McKenzi Davison were part of as well as the 200 Relay that McKenzi also swam on.
Our volleyball team also had a tremendous year by winning the 2A West Conference and placing fourth at the state meet. The girls defeated Pinedale twice and have taken possession of the “Golden” traveling trophy that is prominently displayed in the 2016-2017 trophy case. The comeback victory over Cokeville after being down 24 to 12, was a once in a lifetime treat for all in attendance and is an amazing memory of the 2016 season.
The BPHS Drama Club put on an interesting play this fall called, “Cajun Confusion.” Hats off to Mr. Stephenson and the drama students for putting in a great deal of time preparing for this performance.
Fall All-State Athletes:
The following Puncher student-athletes were recognized for their exemplary performance during their respective fall activities: