Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding Bellaire Seniors

The Alumni and Friends of Bellaire High School have just awarded scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, grade point average, class rank, and community involvement.

This year, 6 – $2,000 scholarships have been awarded to these outstanding students:

Binze Li – UCLA

Arianna Zhao – Rice University

Carol Argenal – Houston Community College

Jimmy Xin – University of Texas

Thomas Lai – Prairie View A & M

Marina Gago – Texas Tech

Another annual scholarship is in memory of Sherry Senior, who taught Math at Bellaire High School. This year’s recipient of Mrs. Senior’s scholarship Peyton Richardson, who plans to attend Notre Dame.

Another scholarship is the Cesar Cortes.  The recipient of that is Jason Rodenbaugh. 

Lastly, the Bellaire African American scholarship was presented to Amari Arthur.

The AFBHS also awarded a Faculty of the Year Award to Kay Kubena, Math Dept. Chair, PAP Pre-Cal & AP Statisitics Teacher and the Outstanding Staff Award to Marta Flores de Gomez, Head Custodian.  Each of these received a $500 award.

The Alumni and Friends of Bellaire High School (AFBHS) was organized in 1994 to provide annual student scholarships, improvements to the school, and provide faculty and staff awards to support the dedication of their work at BHS. The Alumni and Friends have given over $2,000,000 in scholarships & donations over the years. Funds are raised through our annual alumni event, alumni donations, and sale of Cardinal Courtyard Bricks (which will continue after the school’s renovation).

Any graduate of Bellaire High School is encouraged to register with the website to keep informed of all alumni events, class reunions, and school happenings.

Please go to website to register:

Class of 1971 50th Reunion

The BHS class of 1971 is having their 50th reunion on October 15 & 16, 2021. We are trying to locate as many of the 1,000+ graduates that we can! If you are a BHS 71’er or know anyone that is, please go to our official website at and get all the information you need. Thank you!

Jim Weston and the Reunion Committee

BHS Is Collecting Pictures

Bellaire High School is collecting pictures for an end of year slideshow that will be played during the Bellaire High School Fine Arts Showcase taking place in the late spring of 2021 (date TBD). Since this is our last performance in the current BHS Auditorium before we move to the new space, we would love to feature your fine arts photos in the slideshow – especially if they were taken in the BHS Auditorium or on the original campus from 1955-Present! We can accept photos as scanned hard copies of photographs or digital photographs by Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM.   Photo Subject: We are looking for photos of students and alumni participating in any fine art {including – but not limited to – band, theatre (production or tech), orchestra, guitar, choir, dance: Belles, Emotions, etc., and any visual art}.  
How can you submit photos? If emailing: please include your name, graduation date, the year the photo was taken, fine art area pictured, and any other relevant information (example: names of other individuals pictured, caption of photo, etc.)   

Dropbox link: If uploading to DropBox, please send an email to that gives your first and last name, graduation date, year photo was taken, fine art area pictured, and other relevant information.

Let’s Bid for a Great Cause!

Dear Alumni & Friends,

For 30 years, the Alumni & Friends of Bellaire High School (AFBHS) has focused its efforts on raising money for student scholarships, teacher grants, and school improvements at Bellaire High School, raising over $1,000,000 for scholarship and support for BHS.

The AFBHS has raised money by hosting events such as the Fun Run, several golf tournaments, Happy Hours with silent auction and annual Alumni donations. Covid-19 has disabled us from having in person events to raise money for scholarships which is why we are asking for your help to donate in order to continue to provide scholarships to strong academic students and students with financial needs. 

Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you! Together, we have an opportunity to lead Bellaire High School through the 21st century and maintain the national standards for which it is known. As many of you know, the doors of our newly constructed building are scheduled to open in 2021 and we are eager to rally together as a family to support our students. 

With your generous support, we can meet this great need. Here are a few ways you can make an immediate impact. 

A Special Thank You to Our Silent Auction Sponsors

Check our our online auction! We have an amazing array of gift cards, Gift Baskets, Apple Air Pods and so much more! 

Auction ends September 15, 2020

We have some amazing raffle items! Get your raffle tickets today! The more raffle tickets you buy, the better odds you have of winning something! Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.00. Raffle winners will be announced on September 16, 2020.

Red & White Patron                                $50

Cardinal Patron                                       $100

Silver Patron                                            $250

Gold Patron                                             $500

Lifetime Charter Member                        $1,000

All donations are greatly appreciated! No gift is too small or too big. 

Please consider donating to one of our scholarship programs. 

Alumni & Friends of Bellaire High School

Sherry Senior Scholarship Fund

Cesar Cortes Scholarship (Scholarship designed specifically for JROTC Senior Students)

Bellaire African American Association Alumni Scholarship (Scholarship designed specifically for Black graduating seniors)

Coming Soon

Opportunities to purchase bricks that will be available to commemorate the new BHS buildings

New Online Directory

Bellaire High School has been and continues to be a fine representation of our community. In order for us to continue to have contact with you, provide information about Bellaire High School activities, and be an avenue for locating old friends and classmates, and make new ones, we need you to update your contact information for our online directory. You can do this by simply going to

Hope you continue to enjoy connecting with old friends and classmates and locating people you have lost touch with through using this new online format for the Bellaire High School Alumni Directory.

Our legacy depends on you. Please stay connected and informed about Bellaire High School through the alumni website

Thank you for your continued support! GO CARDS!

Leslie L. Crossman (Class of 1982) | President, Alumni & Friends of Bellaire High School

Becky (Burcalow) Phillips (Class of 1969) | Vice-President, Alumni & Friends of Bellaire High School

Scott Simpson (Class of 1972) | Treasurer

Kristi (Phillips) Roland (Class of 1990) | Secretary

Kristi Coffey (Class of 1998)

Trey Henderson (Class of 1985)

Paige (Henderson) Ruiz (Class of 1991)


Planning on a class reunion? We can help facilitate information. Send reunion information to and we will get the word out. 

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