Arlington School & Family Magazine June/July 2015 - Page 27

Bowie High School conceptualized by DeFilippis, the students turned the movement into a reality. Students filled the school with positive quotes on posters and gathered in the hallways and other areas around campus. Student groups such as Volunteer Voices and the Drum Line joined in the movement as well. #weareyou15 posters greeted students at the front door. Students walked by, stopped and read almost all of the posters. Photos by Trinh James Nguyen Students participated in the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Hurricane Harbor in Arlington on Saturday, April 25. The Science Team along with the help of faculty and staff created boats made out of cardboard that competed with area schools. The team placed second in the team challenge and tied with first in the high school challenge. Other notable awards were that of the second place finish in the Built on Site category where students built a boat on site in a two hour time frame. The Bowie Souljahs competed in the National Stepping Association’s National Stepping Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. The team won the title of National Champions during the competition. This is the second consecutive championship for the team. This win brings a total of four National championships to the Bowie step teams in the last five years. The team is coached by business teacher Chris Caldwell and English teacher Doris Morehead. † Senior Earth and Space Astronomy teacher Luke DeFilippis launched a new movement called #weareyou15. The idea behind the movement was to spread possibility throughout the campus by putting quotes on big posters. Originally