July 2018 Education Profiles

July 2018 Education Profiles
Posted on 07/03/2018

BHS Boys Tennis Team Wins State

The Brighton High boys’ tennis team won the 5A state championship with a lead of seven points over rival Woods Cross. “They played the very best tennis I have been able to get out of them,” coach Natalie Meyer told the Deseret News about the team’s performance in May. For the second year in a row, Brighton sophomore Redd Owen retained his crown as the 5A first-singles state champion. Go Bengals!


Butler Bobcats Honor Retiring Teacher

Butler Elementary retiree Casandra Mackris spent her entire 38-year career at Butler Elementary for which she was recognized by the Bobcat community with a plaque permanently placed on the school grounds. She says she leaves with her heart full of memories of children, their fearlessness and honesty, and how they still give her a hug no matter what the day has been like.


Brighton High Celebrates Graduation Success

One universal anthem seemed to be on everyone’s mind at Brighton’s graduation last month: change. In the spirit of the school’s graduation theme, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” as spoken by Gandhi, the Bengals expressed a readiness to face the future. “We made it to graduation and this means change,” Brighton graduate Kathryn Cunningham told the audience. The Bengals’ class of 2018 saw 36 seniors graduating with perfect 4.0 grade point averages — the highest number of the school’s 49 previous graduations. Students received 211 scholarships ranging from $200 to $500,000, totaling just under $7.2 million; 174 students received honors diplomas, and 188 received advanced diplomas.