Briggs High School Announcements
Congratulations Class of 2023
May 31, 2023 -- When she first started high school, Natasha Baker didn't consider herself a leader. Now, the graduating senior said Briggs High School showed her otherwise.
“I used to think that I wasn’t the leader type, but being involved in programs at Briggs, I’ve really taken a lot of initiative,” Baker said.
Since joining different programs at Briggs, Baker has discovered a passion for involvement that she plans to continue pursuing at The Ohio State University. She will enter OSU as an Undecided major with an interest in Criminology, excited to explore different career paths before committing to one concentration.
Through OSU, Baker was awarded the Morrill Scholarship, the school’s ‘premier diversity/merit scholarship program, rewarding academically talented students actively engaged in diversity-based leadership, service, and social justice activities.’
Morrill scholars are encouraged to engage in diversity-based leadership while on campus, and Baker is eager to get started.
“The scholarship is for students who want to stand up against social injustices and value diversity and inclusion. My essay was based on that and what I want to do for the OSU campus,” Baker explained. “I plan to talk with other people and join organizations while I am there.”
Along with diversity and social justice, Baker is also passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy. At Briggs, she was involved with a mentorship program that brings high school students to middle schools. While there, she spoke with students about mental health and answered any questions they had about the transition to high school.
“Transitioning to high school can take a toll on you; I wanted to talk to kids about that,” Baker said. “I was in a classroom where I asked kids what they were worried about for high school. I told them it’s going to be difficult, but they should keep going, and if they need to take a break, it’s okay.”
Briggs Principal Pamela Smith is incredibly proud of the work Baker has done since she started at Briggs. She said watching Baker grow into a confident leader has been rewarding, and she is happy that Briggs played a part in it.
“Since starting at Briggs, Natasha has become more extroverted and determined to go to college. She has not let setbacks or circumstances stop her from achieving her goals,” Smith said.
As the year wraps up, Baker said she is anticipating the next step in her academic journey. She is ready to walk across the graduation stage as a Bruin and start her career as a Buckeye.
“I’m eager to graduate,” Baker said. “I like change, and I think graduating high school will be a milestone for me.”
Congrats Briggs Boys Volleyball team on winning their 5th straight City Championship Title.
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November 9, 2022 -- The Briggs High School counseling team started the 2021-2022 school year as a new team working together for the first time. Together, they became the winners of an Ohio School Counselor Accountability Report (OSCAR) award.
“Receiving this distinction as a first-year team is affirming and confidence building,” said Dan Emberger, one of the Briggs counselors. “This was a demonstration of the efficacy of what we do.”
The award recognizes counselors who submit an outstanding OSCAR. The OSCAR is a results-based document demonstrating a school counselor’s effectiveness. Briggs was one of 11 schools in the state of Ohio to receive the distinction.
Counselors Dan Emberger, April Posey, Sara Williams, and Kendall Lawrence made up the award-winning group. They credit their success to collaboration and teamwork.
“The key to our success was working together,” explained Posey. “We did so well because we communicate often. We meet together, plan together, and do everything else together.”
Winning an OSCAR after their first year working as a team sets a high standard, but the Briggs team has no plans to stop there. They want to keep growing and continue to have a positive effect on the Briggs students and staff.
“Winning this award is really a huge deal. We were one of the few schools in Ohio to get it,” said Lawrence. “It’s evidence that we’re doing good work and making an impact in the school.”
Oct 22, 2022 We sit down with first team all city players Ja'Miah Thomas, and Isabella Williams from the Briggs High School Volleyball team. They talk about their journeys playing in the program over the years, starting out as underclassmen to becoming seniors and leaders on the court today, while being recognized as some of the best players in the City League. Coach Herb Sharfenaker also joins the show. He talks about the "Bruin Strong" culture at Briggs, and how he thinks the students, teachers and athletes support one another. He also talks about his long tenure as a coach, and how many of his former players now join him as assistant coaches giving back to the new generation.
Congrats to the Varsity and JV Bruin Girls Volleyball Teams on winning the 2022 City League Championship on Saturday October 15, 2022. The JV Bruins def. Whetstone 2-0 and finished the season with a 18-2 Record. The Varsity Bruins def. Whetstone 3-2 and are currently 18-4 on the season. Great Job Ladies!
Click on the link below for the 2022-2023 Meet and Greet Welcome Back to School Memo from Mrs. Smith.
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The Columbus City Schools Office of Student Activities is excited to announce a new online ticket purchasing process that is convenient and easy to use. Starting with this winter sports season, the District will move to a cashless ticketing system.
Spectators wishing to attend a CCS high school ticketed sporting event will be required to purchase tickets online in advance of the contest.
Using a mobile phone, computer, or laptop device, individuals wishing to attend an event can access the Local Level platform, type the school name in the search box, and get a populated list of sporting events for which tickets can be purchased. Once purchased, tickets can be printed or scanned at the door right from your mobile phone.
This will allow for a contact-free, COVID-friendly entrance process. In addition, all guests will be required to wear a mask at all CCS athletic events and adhere to all health protocols issued by the District.
To Access Briggs High School Tickets please use the link below.
WELCOME TO BRIGGS HIGH SCHOOL. GO BRUINS!
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Briggs High School
2555 Briggs Road
Columbus, OH 43223