Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students April 2012
ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCES VALEDICTORIAN – Rosehill Christian School Principal Marshall Priest announced the class of 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian. Nathan Spann, who has a cumulative average of 97.2500, is the 2012 valedictorian. He will attend Texas A&M in the fall with plans to study engineering.
Lindsay Little is the class Salutatorian. She has a cumulative average of 96.1607 and will attend the University of Houston this fall to study speech pathology.
BOY SCOUTS DONATE TO INTERFAITH – Local Boy Scouts collected food during the Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign. Approximately 10,000 pounds of non-perishable items were donated to Interfaith of The Woodlands.
WOODLANDS PREP GREEK FESTIVAL – Teacher Mia Harpel frequently brings history to life in her classroom. The sixth-grade ancient history class ended its six week study on Greece by throwing a “Greek Party.” At the party, students held different contests such as “A toga fashion show,” and “Who memorized the most Greek letters.” The students brought festive food from Greece including hummus, pita and falafels, and also had different events representing the Greek culture.
ST. ANTHONY STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR STATE GEO BEE – Collin Filley, an eighth-grader at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, qualified to participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The state Bee will be held in Bedford, Texas. Filley took first place in the school-level last January and submitted a written test to qualify for the state competition.
ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL STUDENT WINS REGIONAL MATH COMPETITION – Matthew Grimm, a third-grader at Rosehill Christian School, placed first in the Regional ACSI Math Olympics. This competition was held in Conroe and included private schools from Houston and the surrounding areas. Students went through several rounds of testing in class, school and district before being eligible to compete in the Regional meet. Matthew not only placed first, but had a perfect score.
COOPER STUDENTS PERFORM IN TPSMEA ALL-STATE CONCERT – Thirteen choral students from The John Cooper School and two instrumentalists were selected to perform in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association All-State Choir and Band comprised of students from across the state. Additionally, Cooper’s Upper School Choir Director Rae Moses was asked to serve as the piano accompanist for the All-State Choir Concert.
In the vocal section, 40 students were selected to sing in the All-State Choir. Cooper choral students included seniors Chandler Abshire, Caitlin Finnie, Alessandro Portela, Neha Verma and Kelly Zupan; sophomores Jesse Bates, Amelia Eskridge, Lindsay Hale, Jeremy Mani and Lauren Spearman; and juniors Alexis Raymond, Emily Spaulding and Muna Uzodike. These students sung a variety of choral selections as part of the 160-member choir.
Senior Alejandro Ramirez, who plays trumpet, and junior Jacob Brown, who plays clarinet, were among the approximately 80 students selected to play in the All-State band and Ramirez had a small solo. Band students attended approximately 15 hours of rehearsals and studied under renowned clinician Richard Floyd. Cooper’s Assistant Band Director Cary Porter said the all-state band played traditional band pieces including Frank Ticheli’s An American Elegy, which was composed in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, and to honor the survivors.