Welcome Senior Class of 2023!

  • Check back here regularly for updates on important senior information!

    Graduation May 20,2023:

    LECOM Stadium at 8:00AM

    SENIOR FEES 2023 (This includes your diploma cover, senior gear, cap and gown expenses) REQUIRED BEFORE GRADUATION



    Update 2/22/23
    Senior Exams - 5/10-5/16 - Schedule Coming Soon!
         AICE, AP and other Advanced Studies exams follow their own schedule and those dates may be outside the range of the set Senior Exam Week - See your teacher for more information
    Last Day for Seniors - 5/16/23
    Mandatory Graduation Practices - 5/17/23 and 5/18/23 at Braden River High (must be present both days to be able to walk)
    Cap and Gown Pick Up - Date Coming Soon!
    Senior Portraits
    Cap & Gown portraits are now available for purchase! Log in using the link to order today: www.cady.com/capgown23
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    Update 2/13/2023

    Important Information from Mrs. Rouse (Senior Advisor):

    Seniors - Click the link below for the PowerPoint from the Senior Class Advisory meeting on 2/8/23. Please pay close attention to the end of the year information. Keep in mind, senior fees are not optional if you want to walk so if you have not paid your senior fees make sure you do so as soon as possible so that your cap and gown will be available.

    Senior Meeting PowerPoint - Please Review

    Senior Survey:

    As stated in the senior meeting, we are requesting you take 5 minutes to complete the senior survey. This survey will help us gather information about your post-secondary plans, as well as what achievements you have already earned. Our goal is to celebrate YOU! 

    Click Here to Senior Survey

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    Grad Bash Information


    Click here for the application: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hucFNeoFeEepTiFu5FjLNEJfwLz3ki9Ah53YOv4KXgNUQTkyN01DSzY5WkJaRDJYTEUzQURGN1FJVy4u



    ARRIVAL: 4:00 PM

    DEPARTURE: 2:30 AM

    COST: $180



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    Graduation Speaker Information


    • Applications are available online or with Mrs. Rouse in room 605  
    • Application & speech is due Wednesday, March 29th by 3 pm to Mrs. Rouse in room 605.
    • Present to a committee - week of April 3rd

    Click Here for the Graduation Speaker Application

    • A rough draft or outline of speech must be attached to the application to be accepted. 
    • Teacher Recommendations must be included.
    • Speeches must be at least 2 minutes but no longer than 3 minutes total. 
    • Speakers will go through a tryout in front of a group of staff and administrators. A final decision will be made by this group after tryouts.  
    • Speakers chosen will be notified via email and/or phone or letter. Speakers will be required to meet with staff to review their speeches and practice.  
    • Mandatory auditions will take place after school on Tuesday, April 11th. Failure to attend will result in the removal of the application from consideration.  
    • Judging will be based on the criteria below: 
      • Presentation & Delivery  
      • Organization & Thematic Cohesion 
      • Original Content 
      • Relevance to Graduating Class 

    Update 12/13/2022
    USF has an excellent opportunity for graduating seniors ​who have been admitted to the University of South Florida and plan to enroll as full-time students in Fall 2023. USF is offering nine full-tuition scholarships to students ​who have demonstrated high academic achievement, have documented financial need, and have overcome significant obstacles. All scholarship information is available in the financial aid scholarship portal at https://usf.awardspring.com. Both scholarships below are looking for first-generation and need-base​d recipients.

    The George W. Jenkins Scholarship is named after the founder of Publix. It is awarded to incoming first-year students who have overcome a significant obstacle and meet the following criteria: agree to attend orientation and register as a full-time student at the USF Tampa Campus; Florida Resident and U.S. Citizen; completed the FAFSA and were determined to be Pell Grant eligible; agree to live on campus during their first two years at USF; minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship may be renewable for up to eight semesters, contingent upon applicants meeting necessary requirements. 

    The First Generation Brad and Terry Holcombe Scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students who are among the first generation in their family to attend college. First-generation is defined as neither parent having a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must meet the following criteria: agree to attend orientation and register as a full-time student at the USF Tampa Campus; Florida Resident and U.S. Citizen; completed the FAFSA and were determined to be Pell Grant eligible; agree to live on campus during their first two years at USF; minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship may be renewable for up to eight semesters, contingent upon applicants meeting necessary requirements.
    Both of the above scholarship programs are intended to provide, after all other awards are applied, full funding to complete a bachelor's degree in four years at USF. Only four students will be selected per year for the Holcombe Scholarship, and only five students will be selected for the Jenkins Scholarship. Each provides a community of support, including one-on-one mentoring, additional advising, community events, educational activities, and volunteer opportunities, and requires degree progression and a 2.5 minimum GPA to renew.
    If you have any questions about these awards, please use the help features within the portal for assistance.

    Update 11/29/2022


    Seniors, just a reminder that your senior quotes for the yearbook are due this Friday! Please make sure your quote is school appropriate and you submit a photo of yourself to go with it.

    Submit at: · Reid2j@manaeeschools.net


    Instagram account: thecannonybk

    Yearbook Senior Section Editors Gracie Pino & Caitlin Morin

    Updates 10/24/2022

    Herff Jones Senior Meeting  

    Tomorrow, 10/25/22 will be our first senior class meeting with our Herff Jones representative. This meeting will take place during your Advisory period. During this meeting a representative from Herff Jones will be here to talk to you about graduation items that are available for ordering, including class rings and invitations. Cards will be handed out during the meeting that will be collected at the end. You will be asked to fill out the card which asks for your height and weight. This information is used to order your cap and gown for graduation. Please make sure to come prepared with your sizes. If you have any questions after the meeting, please make sure to reach out to your senior class advisor, Mrs. Rouse.

    Updates 10/3/22

    Updates from your Senior Advisor 

    Senior Fees

    Reminder, the Senior Fees will be $100 and must be paid in order to have a cap and gown for graduation. The first window for payment has been extended through 10/31/2022. Please go to the BRHS Home page and click on the "Student Payment Portal" under Quick Links to make a payment. You can also use this link for direct access to the payment portal for Senior Fees: https://manateeschools.revtrak.net/high-schools/braden-river-hs/braden-river-hs-senior-fees/   

    Cap & Gown/ Tshirt & Hoodie Sizing: Students should fill out the form using the following link so we have the sizing for all gear & Cap/gown. This form must be completed ASAP in order to ensure they have a cap & gown for graduation. IF THIS FORM IS NOT FILLED OUT, YOU MAY NOT HAVE A CAP AND GOWN AVAILABLE. Use the link below to complete your form ASAP.


    Information from your College and Career Advisor - Mrs. Hedgepeth

    We hope all of you are safe and dry from this crazy week that we have had.  Please reach out if you need anything. The school will do their best to help. 

    Starting October 1st, you are able to start filling out your FAFSA.  If you have a few extra minutes, please go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and set up your ID.  One parent will also need an ID, so grab mom/dad and check this off of the list.  The earlier you apply, the more funds are available for you.  If you have questions, please let me know. I still plan to visit classes in the coming days, but if you have time to get it done, please do.

    Regarding the SAT, which was supposed to happen on 10/1...  If you were signed up, please log onto the College Board and make sure they have scheduled you for the make-up on 10/15.  If they haven't, you must contact them to get on the list. 

    For those students applying to FSU Early Application... I reached out to them about the postponed test and this is the response:

    FSU is prepared to work with the students that have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Ian.  For those students that are taking the SAT for the first time, we will be accepting the make-up test given on October 15th.  For those that are retesting, we will be accepting new test scores until December 1.

    It is still your responsibility to report these scores to the school!!!

    Do not hesitate to reach out to myself or your counselor if you have questions.

    Update from Senior Advisor 9/19/22

    Senior Parent Virtual Meeting Night

    Parents, please use the following link to access the Teams Virtual meeting scheduled for Monday 9/19/22 at 6pm.

    Click Here for Virtual Teams Meeting

    Updates from Senior Advisor 9/14/22

    Hello Seniors! 

    The senior fee will be $100- Window for payment (online portal) should be open:

    September 26-30

    December 5-9

    February 6-11

    We will have a Senior Zoom meeting on the 19th (this Monday) and there will be an in-person meeting for those that miss the zoom meeting, that date is coming soon.

    Grad Bash-  April 28th - Friday - We have limited space and it will be first come first serve along with approval from Administration who will review discipline, attendance and grades. Applications will be posted soon.

    Prom -TBA

    Graduation- Saturday, May 20th

    Senior Pictures- last day at school, October 12th, otherwise you will have to book an appointment with Cady Studios in Tampa. The deadline to have your photo taken is November 15th to be in the yearbook. 

    Cap & Gown/ Tshirt & Hoodie Sizing: Students should fill out the form on the following link so we have the sizing for all gear & Cap/gown. This form must be completed ASAP in order to ensure they have a cap & gown for graduation. Use the QR code or link below to complete your form ASAP.



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    Remind App:  Text the number 81010  and enter the Class code: @brhssenio

    All Seniors and Parents are encouraged to join the Class Remind.

    This is how Mrs. Rouse and Mrs. Hedgepethwill send out all info regarding Senior pics, trips, graduation, etc.   You DO NOT have to download the app to receive text reminders.

    Senior Expectations: We can add the Powerpoint from the first assembly on the Pirate University page

    Transcript Request: Seniors- Do You Need to Order a Transcript? All transcripts are ordered on-line at https://www.manateeschools.net/studentrecordsrelease

    FAFSA/Financial AIDE:  Seniors - as you plan for "life after high school", one very important step is to complete the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Even if you don't know what college you will attend, or even if you are going to college, you should fill out the FAFSA.  It will determine if you qualify for federal grants, loans or work-study.  Don't think you can afford college? Complete the FAFSA and see if you might get a grant!  Federal financial aid can be used at any accredited college in the US - including Manatee Technical College and State College of Florida. The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2022

    FFAA: In addition to FAFSA, all seniors should complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) to be considered for state grants, including Florida Bright Futures. It only takes a few minutes but should be done before graduation. The FFAA also opens on October 1, 2022.


    If you have any questions, please reach out to your Senior Sponsor at the contact information listed below: 

     Mrs. Rebecca Rouse


    941-751-8230 ext. 31076

    Room 605

    Congratulations to our new Senior Advisory Board for 2023:

    President: Stuart Macauley

    Vice President: Sydney Wilcher

    Secretary: Vanessa Auer

    Spirit, Events & Privileges Co-ChairGianna Perry & Dipasvi Purohit

    T-shirt & Hoodie/Senior Swag Chair: Kristin Ecker

    Graduation Chair: Mia Breiding


    Updates from the College and Career Advisor 9/14/22


    I am Mrs. Hedgepeth the new College and Career Advisor!!  I am excited to get to work with the Amazing Class of 2023.  I will be updating this Senior Page with important information about college visits, FASFA, application deadlines, etc.  If you have specific things you want to learn more about please come see me or email me.  hedgepethv@manateeschools.net.

    The county is holding a Post Secondary Night on 9/15 at MTC (right in front of our campus).  Please consider attending.  There will be  colleges, universities, tech schools, military and first responders represented. They will also have information on FASFA (student aid) and scholarships.Click here for Flyer for more info!!

    College Visit - USF Admissions  will be here on 9/30 during your 3rd period.  If you are considering USF and you have questions or need more information, please sign up. The sign-up sheet will be outside of my office in the media center 202C.  There are a limited # of spots.  You WILL be required to make-up any work missed during this event.  Priority application deadline is 11/1 for USF.

    Scholarships - Scholarships are starting to come in for next school year, Fall 2023.  Many of these have a deadline of January.  Please look at the scholarship page on our website.  There are many different options to fit all types of students. We will update this page regularly so check back frequently.  The page is found on the BRHS website under Parents/students... Scholarship Central.

    Come see me in the Media Center room 202C (ext. 31085) if you have ANY questions about what your next path in life looks like.  I'd love to sit and chat with you !!!


    Updates from the Yearbook and Herff Jones 9/14/22

    Seniors, don't forget to schedule your senior photos for the yearbook. Go to www.cady.com to make an appointment. The deadline to have your photo taken to be guaranteed you will be in the section of the yearbook is Nov. 15. Cady will be on campus Oct. 20 for senior photos, or you can go to their studio in Tampa. Please see Mrs. Reid Spears with any questions. Don't get left out of your senior yearbook!

    C/O 23, would you like to have a Senior ad placed in the yearbook? What a wonderful way to celebrate your FINAL year of High School and the end of your PreK-12th grade education than with a special ad in the yearbook. Click on the following link to review purchasing options https://yearbookforever.com/schools/braden_river_high_school_buy_yearbook_350065/NtfD7IIq4v1kni7l0wMFrZf9

    Seniors, take a look at the video link below. Herff Jones is the company we partner with each year to order all of your graduation items. Class Rings, Graduation Announcements, and anything else you may want for your class can be purchased through them! They will be on campus soon to meet with you and take orders for these great items, so start to check out some of their selection on their website and get ready to order! We will alert you with their upcoming dates on campus soon.

    Herff Jones Welcome Video

  • Class of 2023 Senior Sponsor:

     Mrs. Rebecca Rouse


    941-751-8230 ext. 31076

    Room 605


Last Modified on February 22, 2023