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Student Spotlight: Nicollette Arabie

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Nicollette Arabie poses with the trophy that earned her the final bid she needed to qualify for the Tournament of Champions in Kentucky in March. She is the first student in BHS history to do so.

Nicolette Arabie is a member of the class of 2024 class who plans to attend A&M for economics before heading to law school. Her work in debate is sure to help her when it comes to getting her law degree – and to prove she’s good at it, she just qualified for the national Tournament of Champions in Congressional debate, the first student at BHS to earn that spot.  

“Nicollette set herself a goal to earn her spot last year, and she missed it by one spot,” debate coach Melonie Menefee said. “We were both so excited when she made it this year. I can’t wait to see how she does in March in Kentucky.” 

Nicollette has also already qualified for Texas Forensic Association’s state meet in Houston in March and UIL state in January. 

“She is a very passionate and opinionated person, and she does her best in every event,” senior Ryan Brown said. “I really respect her because she pushes herself and makes things happen.”  

Debate isn’t the only area that Nicollette pushed herself in. 

She knew that what I was asking her was going to be tough and out of her comfort zone but she trusted me enough to allow me to push her to be an amazing player,” volleyball coach Judith Harris said. “Nicollette Arabie is a one-of-a-kind athlete and human.” 

Nicollette is the type of person that is willing to jump through hoops to meeet her goals and plow through challenges that arise. 

“I have personally seen it – for example, in OAP season when things go wrong, she pushes through and makes them better than they were written,” senior Kadance Britt said. “She is always adjusting and changing the way she is doing things so that they can become even better.”  

Nicollette sereves as the debate team leader and has earned the respect of hre teammates both there and on thee court. 

“Nicollette Arabie is a one-of-a-kind athlete and human,” senior Alyncia Jackson said. “She’s good at what she does and she deserves all the awards and praise.” 

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Kadance Britt, Reporter
I am 17 and this is my first year in journalism. I work at DQ and I like spending time with my family and my boyfriend. I stick to myself but I am a social person when it comes to being in a large group or in class. I am a senior and will be graduating very soon. I am looking forward to all of the fun memories that will be made in this class and I am ready to evolve into a young graduated adult.