Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students October 2011
THE WOODLANDS HS THEATER STUDENTS PLACE AT FIRST TOURNAMENT OF SEASON – After just one speech tournament held at DeKaney High School, senior Cecily Breaux is already more than halfway to earning a qualification for the Texas Forensics Association State contest. This is an honor in individual acting that thousands of high school students in Texas spend countless hours and many weekends trying to achieve. Aside from Cecily’s second-place finish in Dramatic Interpretation, senior Holly Rogers placed sixth in the same event. In addition, Gwen Jones and Sydney Elias placed fourth and sixth in Humorous Interpretation, respectively, all earning valuable points toward the TFA State contest in March.
Cecily is president of her Thespian troupe this year and played the lead role of Emily in the Texas All-State Thespian show, Our Town, last year, directed by UIL State Director Luis Munoz. She has already been accepted to numerous colleges and offered scholarships to pursue acting.
TWHS has often placed in the Top 10 in the TFA State Contest with well over 20 qualifications. All four TWHS theater teachers coach the student competitors.
COOPER INTERACT CLUB RESPONDS TO FIREFIGHTERS’ NEEDS – Members of The John Cooper School’s Interact Club moved quickly to put together much-needed supplies for firefighters who were battling the Tri-County blaze.
“We wanted to do something as soon as possible, so we found out that the Tomball Fire Department was taking collections and quickly gathered a group to purchase supplies,” said Annabelle Cousins, club president. “We had a $200 gift card to Walmart that we earned by sponsoring two blood drives on campus last year, and we voted to add $300 that we had in our account from last year’s fundraisers to purchase items the firefighters needed.” Faculty advisors are Deb Parks and Deb Spiess.
GIRL SCOUT GIVES BACK TO AREA HOSPITAL’S PEDIATRIC PATIENTS – Before leaving for her freshman year at Louisiana State University, Bryanna Stuart, a 2011 graduate from College Park High School, completed her Girl Scouts Gold Award project by donating 100 Hug-A-Bears to patients at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. The bears are given to children at MHTW to provide comfort.
COOPER STUDENTS KICK OFF HOMEBUILDING PROJECT -Approximately 100 students, alumni, parents and faculty of The John Cooper School gathered with Montgomery County Habitat volunteers to kick off the 13th Habitat Project. Volunteers carried beams, swung hammers, and drove nails to construct more than 30 individual walls that were transported to the worksite in Conroe for the first regularly scheduled workday. Workdays will continue atleast two Saturdays a month until the home is completed,usually sometime in March or April, depending on weather.
A student-led steering committee, comprised of lead chairs and grade-level representatives in grades 9-12, works with faculty and parent sponsors, in conjunction with Montgomery County Habitat.This year’s student co-lead chairs are seniors Jackson Larance and Katie Poeter.