Questbridge Finalist Stephany Rivero Loya receives full scholarship to Williams College! Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It is one of the oldest colleges in the US and was established in 1793. Williams college was ranked #1 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2018 US News Best Colleges report.
Stephany plans to study Computer Science and her total scholarship over 4 years is valued at more than $280,000. Congratulations Stephany!
- In Applied Math for Culinary Management, Alan Ibarra Arizmendi placed 1st GOLD with a 97.5 out of 100. He was offered an Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Scholarship of $5000.00 and a place in the National Leadership Conference in July.
- In Cupcake Decorating, April Espinoza-Gomez placed 2nd Silver with a 88.5 out of 100.
- In Cupcake Decorating, Vianey Hernandez placed in Bronze.
- In Cake Decorating, Aidee Gonzalez placed in Silver.
- In Cake Decorating, Sofya Atkinson placed in Bronze.
- In Mystery Basket, Cristofer De La Cruz placed in Bronze.
Congratulations to the Dobson Music Department on a successful Spring Tour at the Anaheim Heritage Music Festival. Nearly 250 students and seven ensembles represented the band, choir, guitar, and orchestra programs, and Dobson received the overall Sweepstakes Award for the highest level of performance from all schools who competed at the festival. Results are as follows:
- Symphonic Band: Gold rating/1st place
- Symphonic Band: Outstanding Band Group
- Symphonic Band: Sweepstakes Award for all instrumental programs
- Divae Cantantes: Silver rating/1st Place
- Da Capo: Gold rating/3rd Place
- Cantus: Gold rating/1st Place
- Guitar Ensemble: Silver rating/1st place
- String Ensemble: Silver rating/1st place
- Dobson Symphony Orchestra: Gold rating/1st place
FBLA State Competition was held April 4th-April 6th, 2018, in Tucson. 10 Advanced Computer Maintenance/Repair students attended with Adviser Mr. Ence.
First Place was awarded to Jaden Montgomery, Jonathan Lopez Valdez, and Joshua Burks in the team event Network Design. First Place was also awarded to Joshua Burks in the individual event Networking Concepts. In addition, Alex Garcia was awarded 5th place in the event Computer Game/Simulation Programming. The team now has plans to attend FBLA Nationals in Baltimore, Maryland this summer. Congratulations!
Dobson had four winners in the Bronia and Sam Bronkesh Jewish Spirit essay contest. They wrote essays after reading the book The Children of Willesden Lane in their Holocaust Literature classes.
Second place was won by Chelsea Irwin, a tie for third place was won by Dezi Cooper and Brock Iverson, and Honorable Mention was awarded to Perla Armenta Lopez. All received cash prizes!
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Rountree, was nominated for the Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher contest and won at the district level. Ms. Rountree was nominated by student Giovanni Alvarez and will be presented with an award and small gift this ,
Ms. Rountree's nomination has also now been moved to the Regional level. We wish her the best of luck.
The Dobson Performing Arts Department won the KOOL 94.5 FM Fulton Homes Salute for the month of March!
A recording of our Choirs, Bands, and Orchestras performing the Star Spangled Banner will be played LIVE on KOOL FM 94.5 FM the week of March 26th each day at . Tune in to hear our amazing students perform our National Anthem! The Department was awarded a check in the amount of $1000 which will help the students on their trip to California next week to participate in the Worldsrtides Heritage Music Festival. Three choirs, two orchestras, one band, and one guitar ensemble will represent Dobson at the festival. Good Luck Mustangs! Thanks for leaving a legacy by performing at this national music festival!
Kiara Casas, Jessie Hernandez Hernandez, Annastasia Huchel Placencia, and Victoria Leon have been selected as semi-finalists for the Dorrance Scholarship Program. The scholarship is valued at $44,000 over 8 semesters, and supports students with international travel, community outreach, mentoring, entrepreneurial experience, and tutoring during their 4 years of attendance at one of Arizona's public universities. Finalists and award winners will be announced during the month of April.
Congratulations to the following Dobson band students who auditioned and were selected for the Arizona All State Band and Orchestra:
- Nicolas Medina (trombone),
- Taigen Williams (tuba),
- Tanner Rackow (percussion),
- Jack Sheridan (percussion),
- Michael Duran (percussion)
Congratulations to the Dobson concert bands who performed at the ABODA Area Concert Festivals in early March. The Symphonic Winds received a rating of EXCELLENT and the Concert Winds and Wind Symphony both received a rating of SUPERIOR WITH DISTINCTION, the highest rating awarded to an ensemble. Only 17 bands in the state were awarded with this rating