Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students June 2012
RYLIE BRANDT COMPETES FOR THE MISS JR. PRE-TEEN HOUSTON TITLE – Rylie Brandt of The Woodlands participated in the 2012 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Houston pageant competition. Rylie learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant coordinator.
Rylie competed for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Rylie competed in the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions featuring young ladies between the ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines that include casual wear and formal wear. Most importantly, she displayed her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with the Houston judging panel. She made it to the top 10 in her division. Her community sponsors were Frost Bake Shoppe and The Smith Team, Jerry, Gayle and Steve Smith, Keller Williams The Woodlands.
WOODLANDS HS GIRLS JV LACROSSE TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT – The Woodlands High School Girls JV lacrosse team won first place at the 2012 Houston City Shootout Lacrosse Tournament. The Woodlands started strong by handing Bellaire a 12-1 loss and then beating the Kingwood Mustangs by a score of 14-1 in pool play — winning their division and advancing to the Gold Bracket for the tournament round.
The Woodlands girls continued their strong play by beating cross-city rival St. Johns 6-4 in the semifinal round. The crowning moment came when The Woodlands won the championship game over the Memorial Mustangs by coming back from a four-point deficit to tie the game at the end of regulation and win in sudden death overtime by a score of 10-9.
SECOND-GRADERS AT WOODLANDS PREP TAKE FIELD TRIP TO HOSPITAL – In conjunction with a unit called “Sharing the Planet,” second-graders at Woodlands Prep put together activity bags and made fleece blankets for the children at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands to have during their stay.
The students visited the hospital and learned many things about how children are cared for when they stay in the pediatrics unit. They also had the chance to meet the mother of a newborn and give her a fleece blanket for her infant daughter.
Cooper Chapter of Cum Laude Society Inducts 18 Seniors – The John Cooper School Chapter of The Cum Laude Society inducted 18 seniors during an assembly for students, parents and faculty. New members are Chandler Abshire, Christina Bray, Sean Choksi, Daniel Clark, Ruohan Gao, Neil Iyer, Ellena Malek, Stephanie Manceor, Jenna Pace, Katie Parkerson, Timesh Patel, Alessandro Portela, Oliver Quintero, Mimi Rajapaksa, Ellen Sands, Abigail Stricker (honorary), Michelle Tiu and Neha Verma.
Anne Donahoo, Cooper’s director of Counseling Services and psychology faculty member, gave the keynote address that offered simple life lessons based on her nearly 30 years of counseling students. Chapter members include Joe Broccoli, head of Upper School, president; Anne Naman, director of College Counseling, secretary; faculty members Shannon Wiley, Kim Larance, Lilia Gallivan, Anita Pilling, Tina Davies and Mike Maher, head of school.