Donkey Feed The Student News Site of Bray-Doyle Middle-High School Tue, 03 Mar 2020 21:12:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lending a helping hand Tue, 03 Mar 2020 21:12:45 +0000 On December 30, 2019, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmesister announced her 2020 Student Advisory Council. Bray-Doyle Junior, Rylie Pass was named to this council and on Jan 29, Pass went to the State Capitol to join 103 other high school students to assist Hofmeister.

“I wanted to be a part of helping out our schools,” Pass said. “I filled out the application to be a part of the council and was accepted.”

Pass said her duties with the council are to meet with other 103 students and discuss some of the issues that are going on in their schools.

According to a press release from the Oklahoma State Department of Education some of the themes discussed with last year’s Student Advisory Council were the importance of personal financial literacy, increased awareness of student mental health needs, and how trauma affects chronic absenteeism and student success. Feedback from the Council has been instrumental in state-level initiatives to provide teachers more professional development in trauma-informed instruction, replace end-of-course high school testing with ACT or SAT, and pilot Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP).

The students selected to be a part of the council, range from urban, rural, and suburban schools across the state. Pass said being from a small school was a big reason why she wanted to be a part of the council.

“I wanted to give our small school and other small schools a voice,” Pass said. “I wanted us to be heard among even the larger schools.”

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Hitting bombs Tue, 03 Mar 2020 20:13:38 +0000 After having a 16-8 season last year, and only losing two seniors, the Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys’ slow pitch team has high hopes for the upcoming season. Head coach Frank Moser said he is looking forward to the season, and plans for his girls to get better during the season.

“We want to get better as a team every day,” Moser said. “We want to improve in practice and in games each and every time.”

The Lady Donkeys will have a large team led by four seniors (J’Cee Edwards, Kaily Early, Kyndalin Byrd, and Myckie Gagnon) and a strong underclassmen squad.

“We don’t really have a main leader,” Moser said. “I also don’t have an age requirement on leadership positions. It really comes down to who wants to step up and help lead this team this year.”

For the Lady Donkeys to get in the win column and stay in the win column, Moser said his team needs to play solid defense with few errors.

“If we continue to improve on defense and stay with few errors we will be good,” Moser said. “We have a lot of girls that are good hitters, but we have to play good defense.”

UPDATE: The Lady Donkeys started the season with two wins against Lawton Christian on Monday, March 2.

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Donkeys ready to hit the diamond Mon, 02 Mar 2020 20:15:35 +0000 The Bray-Doyle baseball team are looking to improve last season’s 5-15 record. Coach Marcus Knight is will be moving from the football field to lead the Donkeys on the diamond this season. Knight says the goals for this season are simple.

“We want to win more games than we lose,” Knight said. “We want to get better each and every day.”

The Donkeys will be replacing five starters this season, and will be looking towards it’s seniors and strong underclassmen to lead the team this season.

“We’ve got a couple of seniors that will help us this season in Marshall Loveday and Evan Hines,” Knight said. “We also have underclassmen like Cody and Weston Edwards that are going to be a big help to us this year.”

Knight said one of the key things the Donkeys need to do, to win, is throwing strikes and playing defense.

“We need to push a lot of strikes across the plate and not walk a bunch of people,” Knight said.

The Donkeys kick the season off with their home opener on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. against the Velma-Alma Comets. On Friday, March 6, the Donkeys will lace their cleats back up when they host the second annual Joe Lumbert Memorial Festival.

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Reaching goals Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:55:15 +0000 This basketball season saw a lot of new things for both the Donkeys’ and Lady Donkeys’ basketball teams. Both teams were headed by new coaches. The Donkeys had to regroup after losing eight seniors to graduation, while the Lady Donkeys had a majority of their team returning.

New head coaches Anglea Robnett and Justin Miller said there were some highlights this season as well as some not so bright spots.

A major highlight that Robnett said was two of her senior girls (Kyndalin Byrd and Sydney Kovar) reaching the 1,000 point club.

“That was a huge accomplishment for both of them to do,” Robnett said. “Both of those girls work hard and it was an honor to get to be a part of that during their senior year.”

Miller said one of the biggest highlights for his team wasn’t just an individual highlight, but a focal point as a team all season.

“One of the greatest things was seeing us work together as a team against some extreme adversity,” Miller said. “We battled adversity, but still learned how to be competitive all game long.”

Overcoming adversity was a big team goal the Donkeys had to meet this season.

“One of the goals we set at the beginning of the season was maintaining effort in the face of adversity,” Miller said. “We had to overcome some injuries early in the season, but everyone stepped up and did their part in what we needed to do. Another goal that we met and maybe one of the most important goals was being good sportsmen.”

The Lady Donkeys tried to meet the goals set by their coach and as a team.

“We always aim to be a better team, in all aspects of the game, than we were the game before,” Robnett said. “Sometimes, we achieved that goal and sometimes we fell short, but we always strived to be better.”

With any high school athletics program the graduation of its seniors can play into the future of the program. Coach Miller will be losing three seniors (Lucas Fitzgerald, Evan Hines, and Marshall Loveday) and says even though he only spent a year with them, he will miss his seniors.

“They have been important to this team,” Miller said. “These three were the guys that bonded everyone together as a family.”

The Lady Donkeys will be losing five seniors (Byrd, Kovar, Kaily Early, J’Cee Edwards, and Myckie Gagnon), Coach Robnett said they have been a vital part of the success of the team.

“Our seniors will be greatly missed,” Robnett said. “We have to replace most of our starting lineup, but I have complete faith in all of our girls and know they are willing and ready to step up and meet the challenge next season.”

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Alumni Basketball game on Feb. 29 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:05:31 +0000 On Saturday, February 29 Bray-Doyle will be hosting the Annual Alumni basketball games,  chili cook off, and silent auction. The chili cook-off will start at 5 PM following that the women’s games will start at 6 PM, then the men’s game will start immediately after the women’s. Admission into the game will be $5, and the chili cook off entry fee will be $10. Alumni  playing in the games get in free. There will also be a half-time contest that will be the free throw and 3 point shooting contests.


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FCCLA Week Mon, 24 Feb 2020 21:18:22 +0000 FCCLA Week is this week (2-24-20 – 2-28-20) the dress up themes are as follows:

Monday – Family

Tuesday – Career

Wednesday – Inspirational Leader

Thursday – FCCLA T-shirt

Friday – Red and White Day

All Attire must be school appropriate.

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Byrd reaches millennium mark Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:44:20 +0000

Reaching 1,000 points is a difficult task for any person, but it was a task that Bray-Doyle Lady Donkey senior Kyndalin Byrd was ready for. Byrd reached the millennium mark in the 29-55 loss to class 3A Davis in the Stephens County Tournament.

“It felt really good to accomplish that in my career,” Byrd said.”It’s a really big thing to do because few people have done it.”

Byrd credits her teammates and coaches for helping her get to this historic point of her career.

“I couldn’t have gotten to this point without my teammates,” Byrd said. “We work together and we have adapted over the years together.”

Lady Donkey head coach Angela Robnett said she was proud of her senior for reaching the milestone in Friday night’s game.

“She’s worked really hard to get to this point,” Robnett said. “This is a huge milestone for any athlete and she got it.”

Though the county tournament didn’t go the way the Lady Donkeys had hoped, the new coach said there were some positives in the two games they played.

“No matter what the score was our girls never gave up,” Robnett said. “We played against two really tough 3A  teams (#9 Comanche and Davis). That makes it tough because it’s a different level of play.”

The Lady Donkeys couldn’t get back into the win column Monday night as they fell short to the Ryan Cowgirls 55-42. Senior Sydney Kovar led the Lady Donkeys with 22 points, followed by Kaily Early with 14.

Friday, January 31, the Lady Donkeys will host Thackerville for Senior Night with festivities starting at 6 and tip-off at 6:30.

Photo Caption: Kyndalin Byrd scored her 1,000 point Friday night against Davis in the Stephens County Tournament.
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Senior Spotlight: Patryck Shepherd Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:35:35 +0000 Back by popular demand, the B-D Donkey feed staff will be featuring two seniors each week for our “Senior Spotlights”. The first two weeks we will feature our Senior Staff Writers. Our first senior writer is Patryck Shepherd.

Q: When I was young, I imagined myself as…

Shepherd: I probably wanted to be a firefighter.

Q: What is an accomplishment you’re proud of?

Shepherd: I made it to my senior year of high school.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

Shepherd: To make money

Q: What is your favorite Junior High memory?

Shepherd: That one time that I….

Q: What is your favorite high school memory?

Shepherd: Eli bullying Logan

Q: What will you miss the most after graduating from Bray-Doyle?

Shepherd: I will miss the bois.

Q: What class have you enjoyed the most and why?

Shepherd: Mr. Tillson’s he’s straight fire.

Q: Who is your favorite

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Campus Quotes 1-20-20 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:55:47 +0000 The Bray-Doyle Donkeyfeed seniors (Aiden Brewer, Logan Dodson, Jayden Phillips, and Patryck Shepherd) have started the Bray-Doyle Campus Quotes page. Each week two of the four will interview three students and three faculty members with a random question and we will print the outstanding quotes. This week’s question was

What is your favorite fast food restaurant and why?

“I don’t have one, because they are all disgusting.” – Hannah Cox, Bray-Doyle Junior

“Taco Casa, they have the best tacos around and you can’t beat them. They also have the best sweet tea.” – Austin Kelly, Bray-Doyle Sophomore

Chicken Express because their fries are amazing – Nollen Phillips, Bray-Doyle Sophomore

“McDonald’s I guess because their fries are really good.” – Kandi Dodson, Elementary Secretary

“Whataburger, the Monterey Melt.” – David Eads, Bray-Doyle Superintendent


“Sonic, because it is fast.” Tammy Perez, Bray-Doyle Cafeteria Worker

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Ranieri answers the challenge Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:26:11 +0000 Coming into a new school can be hard for anyone, but coming in the middle of the school year can be more difficult. New Bray-Doyle English teacher Isabelle Ranieri is up for the challenge. A recent Oklahoma State graduate, Ranieri is looking forward to her new position.
“I’m super excited to be at Bray,” Ranieri said. “Everyone has been really nice.”
Growing up in Philadelphia, PA Ranieri gained a passion for reading and writing at an early age, and wants to instill some of that love into her students.
“I’ve always had a passion for literature, and love to read and write,” Ranieri said. “It’s really cool that I get to spread that with kids.”
Ranieri found her inspiration to become a teacher while she was in high school.
“My high school English teacher Mr. Werts inspired me my junior year,” Ranieri said. “We did a lot of fun projects, and had deep class discussions. He made us work hard, but I learned a lot through him.”
Being from Philadelphia and Dallas TX moving to small town Oklahoma could be a challenge for the new teacher, but it’s a challenge she’s ready for.
“It seemed like a good opportunity,” Ranieri said. “I’m a city person so being in the country is a big change for me, but it seemed like a new adventure I was ready for.”

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