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Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students June 2010


Andrew Blaschke places in the 1A HS TAAPS tournament.

WOODLANDS PREP GOLFER PLACES IN TAPPS TOURNAMENT – Woodlands Preparatory freshman Andrew Blaschke placed seventh in the 1A HS TAPPS tournament. Andrew is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and has one of the top GPAs in the freshman class.

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This year’s winners of the 2010 Partners Scholarship from The Woodlands High School are Keith Hale, Craig Putman and Travis Meador.

THE WOODLANDS HS THEATER STUDENTS WIN SCHOLARSHIPS – This year, three actors from the The Woodlands HS Theater won the 2010 Partners Scholarship and four former theater students have had their scholarships renewed as they continue their college education in the arts. Keith Hale will be attending the acting program at Elon University. He was awarded the Nancy Bock Memorial Scholarship. Travis Meador will attend Sam Houston State University. He received the Vince Caracio Memorial Scholarship. Craig Putman has been accepted into the inaugural BFA acting program at the University of Houston.

In addition, current college students from The Woodlands HS theater who will be receiving continuing scholarships are Caroline Dignes at Wake Forest University, Diane Goldsmith at the University of Oklahoma, Kelley Peters at Sam Houston State University, and Sidney Rascoe at the University of Houston.

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The Junior Novice girls squad wins a silver medal at the Bachman Junior Invitational Sculling Shootout.

RCTW JUNIORS COMPETE AT BACHMAN LAKE REGATTA – The Rowing Club of The Woodlands Juniors crew went to Dallas for the 2010 Bachman Junior Invitational Sculling Shootout. A few boats were put in the water and medals won before the regatta was called to a halt due to gusty winds and white caps on the water.

The Junior Novice girls quad placed second to win a silver. The girls in this boat were Stephanie Mallard, a junior at The Woodlands College Park High School; Jill Wethington, sophomore at The Woodlands High School; Grace Carbajal, a freshman at The Woodlands High School; and Cambridge Bolen, a senior at The Woodlands High School.

The boys varsity double of Justin Koch, a junior at College Park High School, and Thomas Eastwick, junior homeschooled, braved the wind and waves to win a bronze.

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(L-R) Colin Waynaurd , David Hamer, Vicente Matute, Anja Pauli, Benjamin Ryan and Vittorio Monteverdi earn honors in the spring TAPPS 1A State Championships.

THE WOODLANDS PREP TAPPS SPRING SPORTS RESULTS – Students from The Woodlands Prep­aratory School who earned honors in the spring TAPPS 1A State Cham­pionship, including those who won key matches in the state tennis competition were: Colin Waynaurd and David Hamer, boys doubles semi-finalists; Vicente Matute, semifinalist in Boys Singles;  Anja Pauli, Girls Singles State Champ (as a freshman); Benjamin Ryan and Vittorio Monteverdi, State Boys Doubles Runners-up; and Berk Cangir, boys state qualifier; which helped the Woodlands Preparatory Boy’s Tennis Team become state team champions for the second year in a row. Valentina Baraldi and Rachael Burgess were also state qualifiers in Girls Doubles.

In track and field news: Dani Johnson, State Qualifier, first place in 100m dash, second place in 200m dash, first place in Long Jump, third place in Triple Jump; and Andee Nelson, State Qualifier, first place in 3200m, second place 800m. Dani and Andee finished in third- place out of 12 teams at the Regional meet.

Ricky Weimer, State Qualifier, third place 110mh, third place 300mh; Matt Dechant, State Qualifier, first place 800m; and Nelson Remels, personal best in the 1600m.

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Members of the cast, crew and directors of The John Cooper School’s production of The Secret Garden attended the Tommy Tune Awards at the Hobby Center.

SECRET GARDEN WINS TWO TOMMY TUNE AWARDS – Cooper Upper School’s production of The Secret Garden took home two Tommy Tune awards in the categories of Best Lighting Design and Best Crew and Technical Execution. Tommy Tune Awards recognize excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students in the greater Houston metropolitan area.

Forty five high schools entered in one or more of 15 categories. Members of the tech crew for The Secret Garden were Brenda Falkenstein, Jordana Faruqi, Lauren Gallup (lighting designer), Sinclair Hodge, Farah Patel, Gabriela Paz, Aamer Rakla, Suzanne Varughese and Derek Wohlfarth.

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Dr. Ann Snyder, president and CEO of Interfaith, with first-grade students Mila Russum, Christine Dekanter, Abbie Hill, Zoe Luckett, Maggie Aylesworth and Cole Blount.

FIRST-GRADER DONATE TO INTERFAITH – First-grade students at David Elementary participate in Citizenship in Action each year, and this year, students from seven first-grade classes presented a check to Interfaith of The Wood­lands’ Food Pantry for $1,886.19.

Students raised the money as part of their study of economics and volunteerism. Each first grade teacher donated one dollar to each participating student. These students were inducted into the C.I.A. with the charge that they were to make their money grow on behalf of others. The students used their dollars as seed money to develop projects that would raise money for Interfaith’s Food Pantry.

For several weeks, students developed and carried out projects that included everything from selling lemonade, popsicles and cookies to making slime, selling photos, teaching dance lessons to grandma and collecting cans to be recycled for cash.


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