Briggs High School Announcements

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    February 07, 2024 -- Habibo Abdiaziz and Sheila Warbington play important roles at Briggs High School. As family ambassadors, the two of them work to ensure all families are aware of opportunities available to students, both academic and extra-curricular.

    Along with working at the school, both Abdiaziz and Warbington are Briggs alumni. As Bruins, they have the insight needed to keep families informed. They were once Briggs students themselves, and they know that the best way to keep families in the know is to build a personal relationship with them. 

    “Parents talk to me all the time,” Abdiaziz said. “They love and appreciate the fact that I am there with whatever they need.”

    Warbington said that often, there will be resources that students aren’t aware of or don’t share with their parents. Through the connections the ambassadors have built, parents have come to trust Abdiaziz and Warbington to keep them up-to-date with these resources.

    An example of this is the Briggs APEX tutorials. APEX is an online learning platform allowing students to take additional classes outside the typical classroom curriculum. By doing APEX, they get ahead or obtain credentials for classes they still need to pass. Through APEX, students can stay on track for graduation or even prepare to graduate early. 

    Though students are informed about APEX, the information doesn’t always reach their families without the assistance of Abdiaziz and Warbington. 

    “A lot of information is shared with the students, but the parents aren’t always receiving that information,” Warbington said. “I think by us sharing information with the parents, it’s like we’ve become a team.”

    With this knowledge, parents can encourage their students to take advantage of all the opportunities Briggs offers, and it has a LOT of opportunities! As alumni, both Abdiaziz and Warbington want to show people how incredible the school is, and they love that their role allows them to highlight the excellent opportunities at Briggs. 

    “Since [we’ve been] here, the parents feel more connected with the school,” Abdiaziz said. “I love to show people all of the amazing things that are happening at Briggs."


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  • BRIGGS BOWLING TEAM USES TEAMWORK AND A STRONG WORK ETHIC TO SECURE CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

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    March 5, 2024 – Coach Art Susi believes the Briggs High School bowling team is the only team in the District that gets excited when they roll a seven-ten split. 

    The split is renowned as one of the most difficult skills to pick up in bowling, but Briggs bowlers know that if they succeed in knocking both pins bowling posedown, there is a reward in their futures.  

    “My team doesn’t mind having a seven-ten split because they know that if they pick it up, I’ll buy them Waffle House,” Susi said with a laugh. 

    The Waffle House agreement is just one of the ways the team bonds and builds camaraderie. Susi said the most important thing for the team to do is stay positive and have a good time playing. He wants his bowlers to do well, and the best way they can do that is not by maintaining a winning record but by being there for their teammates. 

    “I might bowl a gutterball, but I still have people smiling, laughing, and high-fiving me,” said AJ Motley, a Briggs senior. “We keep the energy up. When we’re having fun, we get loud, and the whole alley knows we’re having a great time.”

    The team’s positive mentality is one that Susi has worked hard to foster since starting up the team six years ago with fellow coach, Joe Coplan. Since the team was created, the school-wide enthusiasm for bowling has grown. Susi and Briggs Athletic Director Cameron Pangallo are proud of where the team is today, and they attribute much of that success to the support of the community. 

    One of their strongest supporters is the AMF Stardust Lanes bowling alley, the location where the team practices. They allow the team to use their lanes to improve their bowling game, and then, they ensure the students have the equipment they need to succeed as bowlers.

    “They understand [the needs of our students],” Pangallo said. “They understand that the equipment can get very expensive very quickly, and they provide us with that equipment for students to use. They’re there to support our kids. If we didn’t have their generosity, I don’t think we would be in the same spot as a team that we are.”

    The alley wants to see Briggs students succeed as much as Pangello and Susi do. Jason Lundquist runs the pro shop inside the AMF Stardust Lanes. Since opening the pro shop, he’s donated bowling equipment to students across Central Ohio. He ensures that the Briggs bowlers have what they need to play by taking high-quality used bowling balls and refurbishing them for competition use. 

    Lundquist’s love for helping the team goes beyond donating equipment. He coached the Briggs girl’s bowling team for several years and succeeded in bringing the team to the state competition. 

    Susi said Lundquist’s dedication to the bowlers shows what everyone connected with Briggs already knows: westside students are talented and can succeed at anything they put their minds to. 

    “You have to invest in our kids because they can and will achieve anything that another District kid can,” Susi said. “I’m a product of this side of town, and let me tell you, there are a lot of success stories.”

    One of those success stories happened during the 2024 City League Boy’s Bowling Championship. Briggs had a four season winning streak until the 2023 championship match where they missed out on the winning spot. This season, they vowed to bring the trophy back to the Briggs trophy case, and after an exciting match, they were successful. 

    Senior Peyton Brobst’s first City League championship match was when he was a sophomore. The team took home the first-place title that year, and Brobst was eagerly looking to continue the streak in his junior year. That year was 2023 when the Briggs bowlers fell to cross-town rival Walnut Ridge. After the loss, Brobst knew he had to help the team retake the title in his senior season. 

    “When we lost, I knew the next year I wanted to push [for the win],” Brobst said. “I pushed as hard as I could to get to where we ended up – champions. It felt great to win again and bring the trophy home.”

    The 2024 season marks both an achievement and an end. Susi plans to retire from coaching the boy’s team, and his departure is bittersweet. He looks back on all that he’s accomplished with the team, and more than anything, he’s proud of the boy’s sportsmanship. 

    “The phrase we always say is, ‘When you have fun, good things will happen,’” Susi said. “I don’t let these kids do anything other than stay positive [because] when we believe, we succeed. I’ve got my daughters at home. These students are my sons.”

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  • CCS News / Homepage Episode 50: Justin Sharfenaker **City League Sports Podcast** - YouTube 

    January 13, 2024- 2019 Briggs alum and Lincoln Memorial University Men's Volleyball Player Justin Sharfenaker joins the show. He tells us how he brought a boys volleyball team to his high school, which did not have one at the time, and ultimately becoming the 2019 Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Division II State Player of the Year. He also talks about the work he's putting in playing college volleyball, and how he helped his team earn a No. 19 rank in the AVCA Pre-Season Poll for the first time in program history. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldHMKOpf8Gw

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  • MARCH  

    • Mar. 27 Qtr. 3 Honor Roll 12:00 pm (Student Event)

    • Mar. 28 30-Minute Early Dismissal 

    • Mar. 29 - Apr. 5 All Schools Closed - Spring Break 

     

    APRIL

    • Continued Mar. 29 - Apr. 5 All Schools Closed - Spring Break

    • Apr. 8 Professional Development Day Students Not in Attendance

    • Apr. 10 OST ELA 2 testing

    • Apr. 16 & 17 OST ELA 2 Makeup testing

    • Apr. 23 OST Algebra 1 testing

    • Apr. 24 OST Geometry testing

    • Apr. 25 OST Algebra 1 make up testing

    • Apr. 27 Multi-Arts Festival 9 am - 12:30 pm

    • Apr. 30 OST Biology testing

     

    MAY

    • May 1 Government OST testing

    • May 1 *Seniors-DEADLINE for APEX, Internship Hours, Seal completion, testing & certifications to count towards participating in the June graduation

    • May 2 Spring Music Concert (Band) 1:45pm (Student Event) 6:30pm (Parent & Student Event) 

    • May 3 OST American History testing

    • May 6-9 OST Makeup Testing 

      • Algebra 1

      • Geometry

      • Biology

      • Government

      • American History

    • May 7 Spring Music Concert 1:30 pm (Student Event) 6:30 pm (Parent & Student Event)

    • May 10 Asian & Pacific Islander Event (Student Event)

    • May 13 Seniors - Senior matriculation celebratory trip

    • May 15 IKIC Grant & Columbus Promise Applications Due

    • May 16 Senior Sunrise Family Breakfast @ 7am

    • May 17 Prom 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm at the Westin Downtown

    • May 22 End of Year Awards Assembly & Senior Recognition 8:45 am (Parent & Student Event)

    • May 23 Senior Fest 2024@ Africentric HS

    • May 24 Senior Scholar Walks: visits to elementary & middle schools in cap & gowns 

    • May 27 All Schools Closed - Memorial Day 

    • May 29 Fort Hayes Career Center Completion Ceremony (4pm Greater Cbus Convention Center:Battelle Hall)

    • May 30 Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal & Final Responsibilities 8am @ Briggs 

    • May 31 Records Day Students Not in Attendance 

     

    JUNE

    • June 1 Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony begins at 10am * Greater Columbus Convention Center: Battelle

    • June 19 All Schools Closed - Juneteenth

     

    AUGUST

    • Aug 9 Summer Graduation at East High School 9:30 am

     

    Note: To participate in Senior events from 1/12/24 & beyond: Must Have "On Track" status at semester

    • Earned 17.5 total credits; including

    • 3.5 credits in English

    • 3.5 credits in Math

    • Have at least 1 seal complete

    • Submitted and have 90+ Internship hours approved AND 80% ATTENDANCE DURING 3rd & 4th Quarter

     

    Event times and dates are subject to change.

    Updated March 11, 2024

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    December 5, 2023 – Basketball brought Tony Rice around the world. After graduation, the Briggs High School alum moved to Staten Island, New York, to play Division I basketball for Wagner College. Now, he’s found himself back on Columbus’ west side, where his basketball career began. This time, however,  instead of playing basketball, he’s coaching it. 

    “It was a dream job for me to come back home to the neighborhood where I started and help these young kids,” Rice said. “To see these young men grow is a win for me.”

    Rice has coached the Briggs boys basketball team for over a decade. In that time, he’s seen generations of students from their first day of high school to their last. One of those students was Brandon Eaken. Eaken started playing basketball during his freshman year. With a height of four feet nine inches, he may not have looked like a typical basketball star, but Rice saw his determination to improve his game. 

    “It didn’t matter [to Coach Rice] that I wasn’t the best at basketball; he still got me working every day with him,” Eaken said. “He helped me even off the court. He was always there.”

    Eaken was a member of the Briggs graduating class of 2023. Since then, he has begun his professional career in the workforce. However, like Rice, he was drawn back to Briggs, where he works as a volunteer coach.

    “I want to show the kids that they can [succeed,]” Eaken said. “For the kids to see me only six months after graduating and doing well for myself - I feel like that’s good for them to see.”

    Rice said one of the most essential parts of his job is making students feel confident in themselves. He wants his students to leave Briggs with high self-esteem, knowing that, like Eaken, they can succeed in whatever they choose. 

    “It’s a beautiful process to watch these young men grow,” Rice said. “A lot of these kids lack confidence. My main goal, as a coach, is to get these young men to believe in themselves.”

    Jordan Fleming is a junior at Briggs. He’s been on the basketball team with Rice since his freshman year. He said he wasn’t as dedicated when he first joined the team, but Coach Rice’s expectations for his players led Fleming to push himself beyond what he thought he was capable of. 

    “When I first started, I wasn’t super committed,” Fleming said. “Then, Coach Rice said some real [honest] stuff, and ever since, I’ve been in the gym with him working to get better.”

    Rice holds his players to the highest standards. He expects them to work hard on the court and in their academics. Districtwide, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to play on an athletic team; however, Rice is proud to say that his varsity team has exceeded that expectation with a 3.2 cumulative GPA. 

    Rice said his high expectations for the players prepares them for any opportunity they wish to pursue after graduation. 

    “These young men think life is just around 270, but the world is so big,” Rice said. “Education will lead you to all types of [opportunities.]”

    As Rice begins his 14th season of coaching, he has no intention of slowing down. He hasn’t won a championship game with his Briggs team yet, but he continues to work towards that goal. In the meantime, he regularly wins a championship of a different sort. 

    “I’m here to mentor these young men and build on my legacy that way,” Rice said. “It’s like a championship all day.”

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  • Briggs School Choice Fair

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  • Congrats Briggs Boys Volleyball team on winning their 5th straight City Championship Title.

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  • VBALL Podcast

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    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.

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  • WELCOME TO BRIGGS HIGH SCHOOL.  GO BRUINS!

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