Bilger v. Bolding; Bilger takes all

Cheyenne Gilkey, Writer

12 years versus the inexperienced. Been there versus wants to be there. Has been there versus they should be. Two candidates, the one who holds the seat, Scott Bilger, and the challenging party Jonathan Bolding. One seat is being kept by Scott Bilger who won 2,177 out of 3,541 (61%). Jonathan Bolding lost 1,364 out of 3,541 (39%). 

Results were posted on Yahoo! Finance but have not been released formally to the public, which will be done at the next BOE meeting. 

Mr. Bolding and Mr. Bilger had a public debate at Bartlesville Highschool on March 27, 2022, at 7 pm. The whole process was very clean and organized by our very own debate team and PEAK. The moderator, a very eccentrically witty Carrie Bostwick, kept the crowd alive with jokes and mild bullying of her former classmates/students.

Ms. Bostwick is a Dean of Education at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. “…my job is to put teachers in schools who are well trained and have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to do a great job there”. She was a product of Bartlesville Public Schools and taught at BHS for 18 years in the English department. “…I am very passionate and proud to be a Bruin”. 

Keep the spirit, Bolding. Better luck next time around.