I have to admit, I have fallen down on the job of doing Monthly Alumni watches. It has just been one of those years I was pre-occupied with a lot of other things going on this year. Truthfully this isn’t a full update but a quick heads up more than anything. As below in the previous alumni watch, Brandon wanted to continue his education in broadcast journalism and well he has done just that. He is now up in OU majoring in Broadcast Journalism all the while working for SoonerVision as a Production Assistant. The details are below but wanted to share on November 27th from 6-7 pm you can hear how Brandon is doing by going to: www.fbrn.us & Blue stream and you can actually call in using (214)431-5062. Here is more:
Its awesome to see Brandon’s progression up in OU, if you have time please check out the broadcast on November 27th.
And again, I am always looking for future Alumni Watch Candidates, if you are aware of any or if you are please let me know at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Alumni Watch”. I must be able to get in touch with them and they must be willing to answer some questions and hopefully share some pictures.
With school about to be out for summer, I was left in a situation as to what I was going to do over the summer for the alumni watch. Then it came to me as a former student had reached out saying he has liked these post on the webpage and I had asked him if he had been in contact with any of his former classmates to which he replied yes. We continued to talk and what is better than recognizing two former Bulldogs, having one of them recognize the other. So I am going to recognize Mr. Brandon Lewis, then I will let him recognize Ms. Kenisha Bryant as the June and July Alumni Watches.
Brandon was a part of the Debate and Speech Teams, Varsity Football Video Manager, Natural Helpers, Senior Video Committee, Tech News, and National Society of High School Scholars, ran track for 2 years, and played baseball my freshman year. He helped organize the annual UIL Invitational with Mrs. Boston when they started in 2014.
He is currently attending TCC getting his basics, when those are completed he plans to major in Communications concentrating in Broadcast Journalism. Brandon looks to transfer to one of the three communications programs: University of Texas at Austin, Texas Christian University, and University of North Texas. He wants to become a Sports Reporter for one of the major news outlets and broadcasting at the major events and give back to the community, city, and former schools. Before he has gotten his degree, he was already showing the accolades of his friends over social media and reaching out to those in the profession already.
He currently works with Business professionals in all different career fields. Brandon has created mentorships with the various people to guide others in the right direction to help themselves be successful.
Brandon said Trimble Tech was a place of full of endless opportunities and it showed him how to strive and work hard towards achieving my goals in life. He met other students with all types of goals they would like to accomplish as well. Brandon had some of the best teachers and coaches while attending my four years at Tech.
As I have said, looking back and former Bulldogs has been a great honor. What is better than that, having their class mates honor each other and as Brandon is wanting to get into sports reporting I wanted to give him that opportunity so here is Brandon’s July Alumni Watch on Kenisha Bryant.
Trimble Tech Alumni Watch
By: Brandon Lewis, Class of 2014
Kenisha Bryant, Class of 2014
I have a huge honor of writing about this month’s alumni watch who is a special friend and former teammate of mine. This month we are honoring Kenisha Bryant (Class of 2014) who is currently a junior at Southern Arkansas University located in Magnolia, Arkansas. Kenisha is a hurdler for the Lady Muleriders who have excelled at the collegiate level with becoming the SAU record holder in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.99 and additionally being a part of a SAU record-breaking 4X400m relay. She isn’t just important things on the track, she’s also doing big things in the classroom as a true definition of a Student-Athlete.
Kenisha competed this past weekend in Bradenton, Florida at the 2017 Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. She competed in a field of 22 sprinters, running in the fastest heat of the event that night. Kenisha’s junior year season ended with a 11th place overall finish which puts her in line for an All-American Second Team honor, which is honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. She has had an impressive and decorative career at SAU with being the 2016 Great American Conference 400-meter Champion and record holder, 24th in the nation, and All-Academic honors. This year she received All-Region honors,400-meter hurdles Runner-up in Conference and as well as a PR in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.23 this season.
I spoke with Kenisha briefly through a phone interview after Thursday’s night performance and asked how she felt with her performance and qualifying to compete at the National level. She said “It was an honor to be able to run and compete with other sprinters from across the country”. She also had a message for the Trimble Tech students and faculty about the high school experience and how it shaped her life.
“Trimble Tech prepared me for the challenging work and training for college on the track and in the classroom. My experience there prepared me to be mentally tough as well”. -Kenisha Bryant
I would like to add, as this article was posted May 30th, that same day Kenisha was honored as Second Team All America with her performance at the National Track Meet. Here is the link to the article on their schools website:
Great job Brandon and congratulations to Kenisha on a great track season! Trimble Tech is very proud of both of you and look forward to greater things in the future. Alumni Watch will return in August, again if you have someone who you think will be a great write up please me at Jason.email@example.com with Alumni Watch in the subject line and I will get it done. Everybody have a great summer, please check this website over the summer for information regarding volleyball, football, and other information.