The NBISD Board of Trustees recognized students during a regular monthly meeting that was held on Monday, March 4. Recognized during the meeting were students who excelled in both athletics and fine arts.

Fine Arts Excellence:

In the realm of fine arts, Katerine Pickett stood out as she earned a spot as a Texas Music Educator Association All-State performer.

“This achievement shows the hard work I’ve put in throughout the years and the time I’ve dedicated to get into the All-State Choir,” Pickett said. “Now, I have the opportunity to share this accomplishment and sing with other talented individuals who are equally as dedicated. The words we will be singing are very meaningful, and I’m excited to hear the wall of sound when we all come together.”

Pickett was presented to the board of trustees by New Braunfels High School choir teacher Caitlyn Gallegos.

Additionally, New Braunfels High School Mighty Unicorn band student Trevor Dietert was recognized as a TMEA all-state performer. Dietert play percussion instruments and played with the all-state band in San Antonio earlier this year.

“The last two years I’ve made it to the area audition. The first year that I competed, everyone but me got to go to all state. The second year, I made it to area again and then came up short with one other person,” he said. “The second time hit harder, so when it came to competition season this year, I took a laid back approach not wanting to get my hopes up again. The more relaxed view helped me in the end and I got to be an all-stater at last.”

Daniel Guzman was selected as an all-state jazz band performer. The senior trumpet player finished the year as one of the top 10 trumpet players in the state of Texas.

“This was my goal for high school band,” Guzman said. “I am passionate about jazz, so this was really exciting for me.”

Dietert and Guzman were presented to trustees by band director David Eckert.

Athletic Achievements:

The Board of Trustees applauded the incredible accomplishments of four student-athletes who qualified for the state wrestling meet in February.

Colin McQuone, a junior, took fourth place at the Region 4 Class 6A qualifying him for state. Miller Marsh is a sophomore who wrestled in the boys 285-pound range. He took fifth at regionals, qualifying him as a state alternate. Freshman Cruz Morales also took fifth-place at the regional event, earning a state alternate spot. Fellow freshman Leila Wetzel also made the trip as a state alternate after placing sixth at the regional event.

The Unicorn wrestling team is coached by Jake Wertz.