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The Bishop Lynch Varsity Women’s Soccer team defeated Wylie East High School, the defending UIL State 4A Champions, last Friday, January 23rd by a score of 2 to 1. Senior Natalie McDonough scored both of the Lady Friar goals off assists from senior Jamie Jeffrey. McDonough and Jeffrey are two out of the six Lady Friars who are verbally committed to play collegiate ball next year – McDonough – The University of Missouri and Jeffrey – The University of Tulsa.   

The team’s record is 17 wins, 2 losses and a tie, and they are currently ranked #14 in the Nation and #9 in the State. The next action for the Lady Friar’s program is at home Wednesday, January 28th versus Nolan Catholic with JV kicking off at 6:00 pm, followed by Varsity at 7:30 pm. The weather should be great and the teams would love a huge crowd! Come out and support your Lady Friars!

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On Friday, December 5th, German students from Bishop Lynch High School attend the annual Dallas Mavericks German Night at American Airlines Center. After the game, they had an opportunity to hear from Consul General Ricarda Redeker from the German Consulate in Houston, and also participated in a Q&A with Dirk Nowitzki!

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Students, faculty, staff, parents and guests erupted with excitement this morning as Bishop Kevin J. Farrell announced that Mr. Chris Rebuck will succeed Mr. Ed Leyden, after 32 years of service, as the next President of Bishop Lynch High School! Please click below for the Official Announcement from the Diocese of Dallas.

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Bishop Lynch High School was fortunate to welcome over 350 grandparents to campus for our annual Grandparents Day Luncheon! With a beautiful program led by the Student Council,  performances by the Band, Brigade and Musicians Club, lunch catered by SAGE, and campus tours to finish up the afternoon, our guests were able to see just what it's like to be a BL Friar for the day!

We are beyond blessed to have these amazing people in our lives ... yet another reason to be thankful!

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When Bishop Lynch High School Environmental Science teacher and Women’s Soccer coach Darrin Hedges was made aware of the dwindling school supply stock at neighboring George W. Truett Elementary, he jumped into action. Seeking the assistance from the Athletic Department, Hedges split the supply list and one by one each athletic team started filling in the blanks. From the baseball team donating binders, to the track team bringing in folders (and every sport and supply in between), the student-athletes truly exemplified their dedication to scholarship and service!

On Wednesday, November 19th, representatives from each Friar sport volunteered to help package and deliver an entire truck-load of school supplies to Truett Elementary! These supplies will help the students, families and teachers with their most immediate needs, and Bishop Lynch High School was honored to be able to contribute to the cause!

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It was with great pleasure that Bishop Lynch High School welcomed Texas State Representative Mr. Eric Johnson to campus on Monday, November 17. Mr. Johnson was guided on a tour around the school, and enjoyed lunch with the BL Mock Trial team. The group shared their experience of their recent journey to the Empire Mock Trial tournament in New York City – where senior Corbin Neumann was awarded “Top Attorney,” out of 250 participants.

Johnson, a Dallas native raised in District 100, has a strong record of giving back to his community. He shared with the students that his introduction into politics came in high school when he completed his community service project volunteering in the same District office that he currently serves today!

Johnson later visited with Dr. John Parnell’s US History and Mr. Stuart Kantor’s Media Literacy classes. Here, he led an interactive question and answer session with the students, discussing the powerful impact the media plays in today’s world – especially in time of an election. The BL students were eagerly engaged and enjoyed the opportunity to hear Johnson’s experiences first-hand.

Bishop Lynch High School extends a tremendous thank you to Mr. Eric Johnson for his visit and to School Board Member Mr. David Neumann for arranging the wonderful opportunity!

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Bishop Lynch students from Dr. Parnell's Holocaust Studies and AP European History classes visited the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance last Friday.

The exhibit gave the student visitors a view of the Holocaust by focusing on one specific day during the Holocaust—April 19, 1943. On this day three important and very different events happened: The 20th Deportation Train from Belgium was attacked by partisans, The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began and The Bermuda Conference met.

These events illustrate wartime heroism, Jewish resistance against all odds, and government and diplomatic indifference to the fate of Europe’s Jews. They show that the decision to do the right thing—to stand up against the forces of brutality, hatred and evil—can be made under the worst conditions. They also demonstrate that the decision to stand-by and do nothing can perpetuate human suffering and cost lives.

The exhibit also highlights the first European box car brought to the US. This car was likely used to transport Jews to concentration or extermination camps. Dallas-area Holocaust survivors often speak at the Museum, which the BL students were fortunate to witness upon their visit.

Pictured are seniors Hannah Duettra (senior, AP European History) and Ellie Fowler (senior, Holocaust Studies) with a Jewish Holocaust survivor.
In her story, she recalled her experience as a part of Kindertransport, a name for the efforts that got thousands of Jewish children to Britain, mostly in 1939, to escape Germany or German persecution. Hearing the survivor's story first-hand made an immediate and lasting impression on the Bishop Lynch students, and was an experience they will not soon forget!

*Museum information retrieved from

Photo by Hannah Jaggers

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Bishop Lynch High School's Mu Alpha Theta Club and the Math Department would like to recognize the 73 students who competed on Tuesday, November 11th, in the 2nd Round of the American Scholastic Association’s Senior Division Math Contest. The contest required students to solve 7 challenging problems in 35 minutes, and the team score was the sum of the scores of the top eight participants. Junior Michael Gao took 1st Place, with a perfect score. Seniors Yonny Girma and Ze Lyu tied for 2nd Place. Senior Arielle Rodriguez, junior Alex Cavasso, and freshman Megan Metry tied for 4th Place, and there was an eight-way tie for 7th Place shared by Angella Blake, Caitlyn O’Connor, Ashtyn Zapletal, Corbin Neumann, Sarah Dieter, Courtney Newman, Lauren Chester, and Matthew Newman.

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The cold weather did not stop the Bishop Lynch High School Men and Women's Golf Teams from each capturing FIRST PLACE in the David Post Memorial Golf Tournament this afternoon at Firewheel - Lakes Course! The tournament was in honor of long time BL Golf coach David Post, who passed away this summer after a brave battle with cancer.

Top BL men finishers in the tournament were:
1st Place - Jamie Ruengmateekhun
2nd Place - Trevor Burton
3rd Place - Jack Navin
5th Place - Ryan Stansbury
6th Place - Parker Arnspiger

Imran Blackall finished 4th overall in the JV division

Top BL women finishers in the tournament, sweeping 1st - 5th place were:
1st Place - Kristen Kaplan
2nd Place - Carina Villerreal
3rd Place - Lillie Frazier
4th Place - Sophie Bartlett
5th Place - Mary Beth Hasty

Mr. Post would be SO VERY PROUD of BOTH of these teams' accomplishments!!! Well done, Friars!!

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Bishop Lynch High School hosted a triple-signing this morning, as three Lady Friar student-athletes committed to play volleyball at the collegiate level. Joined by their families, coaches, teachers, classmates and teammates, the following Lady Friars took the next step in their athletic careers (pictured from left to right):

  • Sofia Schleppenbach - Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville, MO
  • Morgan Reed - Texas Tech University – Lubbock, TX
  • Haley Puddy - Loyola University Maryland – Baltimore, MD

Bishop Lynch High School is extremely proud of these outstanding athletes, and we look forward to keeping up with their promising athletic careers.