Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students November 2010
ROWING CLUB’S VARSITY DOUBLES TAKE HOME AWARDS – Varsity Boys double Thomas Eastwick, and Hugo Gomez struck gold out of a field of 20 boats to win in a time of 15:52.100, beating out Kansas City Rowing Club at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta.
Varsity Girls double Tara Dalton and Marjorie Ferrone took home the bronze in a time of 17:18.841.
Rachel Lazar finished third in the women’s novice single in a time of 24:12. Tara Dalton finished fifth in the Varsity women’s single in a time of 19:16 to qualify for the all out 500M OGE Night Sprints. Paris Rosman and Jill Wethington brought home a bronze in the Varsity Girls lightweight double with a time of 20:18.
COOPER CLUB FAIR OFFERS DIVERSE ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES – Upper School students in grades 9-12 at The John Cooper School signed up to join clubs at the annual Club Fair. Nineteen clubs were represented with decorated booths offering information and treats to entice new members to sign up. Choices included chapters of national or statewide organizations such as Interact, Quiz Bowl, Interact and Junior State of America, or clubs inspired by student interest in specific activities, such as Students for the Prevention of Animal Mistreatment, International Club, Culinary Club and Medical Professions at Cooper.
THE WOODLANDS THEATER WINS AT TOURNAMENT – In the final round of Duet Acting at the Deer Park High School State Qualifying Speech Tournament, four of the six teams were from The Woodlands High School. Winning first place was the team of seniors Vic Shuttee and Ryan Breuer. Also in duet finals were Joe Dougherty and Jessica Trinque, Cecily Breaux and Allison McKinney, and Katelyn Mattingly and Alex McCauley. All have now won points toward qualifying for the TFA State contest. Winning third place in Humorous Interpretation was Katlin Newman.
The Woodlands High School theater department is directed by Connie Godwin and Tammy McClanahan, and assisted by Carlen Gilseth, Tim Jackubek and Sandra Erlandson. The competitive acting squad attends eight tournaments throughout the year.
WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN CELEBRATES HOMECOMING – The Woodlands Christian Academy celebrated homecoming 2010 on Oct. 1, crowning seniors Elizabeth Echols and Martin Cronin as queen and king. The Warrior football team was victorious over Alpha Omega Academy with a score of 54-0.’’
JOHN COOPER SEMINAR DEVELOPS LEADERS – John Cooper School alumni Coby and Cory Cotton and their father, Pastor Larry Cotton, kicked off a leadership seminar for juniors and seniors. The Cotton twins, who are recent graduates of Texas A&M University, continue to receive national and international coverage for their “Dude Perfect” basketball tricks and spoke to students about how leadership skills have led to their success.
The Cooper seminar, designed to enrich leadership skills in older students, included motivational speaker Pete Hinojosa, who introduced the key concepts of the full-day session — focus, attitude, self-worth and tendencies. The Cottons, Hinojosa and members of the Cooper faculty and staff led small group sessions throughout the day that focused on these topics. During the lunch break, students joined Coby and Cory to practice basketball trick shooting.