Ballard High cheerleaders qualify for the final round of the national championship

Updated: The team posted on Instagram that they finished 13th in the nation. Well done BHS! Here’s 30 seconds or so from the competition: #UCAnationals – Ballard High School – Medium Varsity DI pic.twitter.com/i3yTpDXeMi — American Cheerleader (@cheerleadermag) February 11, 2018 Earlier: Not only did the Ballard High School cheerleading team qualify to compete in […]

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Ballard High Film Festival set for Feb. 10th

One of the best high school filmmaking programs in the country, Ballard High School has scheduled its annual film festival. The Feb. 10th screening will feature short comedies and dramas, advertisements and documentaries created by BHS students. Films that first screen at the event are frequently honored by film festivals, explains Matt Lawrence, who heads […]

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Ballard High graduate signs with Sounders FC

How’s this for a “local boy makes good” story? Ballard High School graduate and UW soccer standout Handwalla Bwana has signed a “Homegrown Player” contract with the Seattle Sounders. “We’re excited to add Handwalla to our squad, giving us another dynamic young prospect from our Academy,” said Sounders FC GM & President Garth Lagerwey in […]

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Ballard gets squeezed by proposed school boundaries, parents fight back

With Lincoln High School opening in Wallingford and Ingraham High School expanding in 2019, the Seattle school district is redrawing the boundaries for North Seattle high school students. Until last week, one of the recommended scenarios (.pdf) kept the vast majority of Ballard-area families inside the Ballard High School boundary, drawing the northern line roughly […]

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Ballard film student wins top cinematic honor

(Scene from the short film Richard) With one of the most prestigious high school filmmaking programs in the country, Ballard High has produced another national award winner. Wylie Soltes is one of eleven high school students nationwide — and the only student from the Pacific Northwest — to win the YoungArts Foundation award for cinematic […]

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