Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students April 2011
“HATS ON DAY” AT COOPER RAISES FUNDS FOR HEAVENLY HATS PROGRAM – The John Cooper Lower School Student Council sponsored “Hats On Day,” providing students with the opportunity to give a donation to the Heavenly Hats program and wear a favorite cap or hat to school. The funds raised were combined with money raised at a bake sale for a total donation of $900 to the nonprofit organization that collects and distributes new hats to people of all ages who lose hair due to the treatment of cancer or other medical conditions.
JOHN COOPER SCHOOL STUDENTS SING IN TPSMEA ALL-STATE CHOIR CONCERT – Ten choral students and four instrumental students from The John Cooper School were selected to perform in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association All-State Choir and Band. More than 2,000 students from around the state participated in the competition.
In the vocal section, 40 students in total were selected to sing in the All-State Choir. Cooper students included Graham Browning, who has been selected for all four of her high school years to sing in the alto section of the All-State Choir. Joining her in the alto section were Chandler Abshire, Neha Verma and Caroline Davis. Caitlin Finnie, Kelly Zupan, Lauren Spearman, Corina Stovall, Levi Uzodike and Jesse Bates were selected to sing with the sopranos.
TOUGH FLEX SCHOOL DONATES TO INTERFAITH - Coulson Tough Flex School’s second-grade students collected non-perishable food items for Interfaith of The Woodlands’ Food Pantry. In February, the students continued The Helping Hands and Hearts for Hundred’s Day Food Drive, a tradition to celebrate the 100th day of school, by donating more than 4,470 pounds of food to Interfaith.
“What a wonderful tradition this has become,” said Marie Stirman, the second-grade teacher who organized the event.
The goal of the Food Drive was for each of the nine classes to donate 100 food items.
COOPER SENIOR NAMED CANDIDATE IN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Farah Patel, a member of the class of 2011 at The John Cooper School, was selected as one of more than 3,000 candidates nationwide in the 2011 Presidential Scholars Program. Inclusion in the program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
A Cooper student since third grade, Farah has been actively involved in school, community and outreach activities. She is the co-leadchair and co-fundraising chair of Cooper’s Habitat Project. She has served on the Habitat Steering Committee for all four of her high school years, and this is her third year on the staff of the school’s award-winning literary magazine, Inkblots. Farah is also very active in the performing arts at Cooper and has been instrumental to drama productions as a member of the tech crew.