Woodlands Schools, Sports,
Students August 2016
COOPER STUDENTS RECEIVE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDALS
Claire Cromley, a rising senior at The John Cooper School, and Frank Masuelli, a 2016 Cooper graduate, were among 325 youth from around the nation who received a Congressional Award Gold Medal on June 16 in Washington, D.C. The Woodlands residents are two of only 21 students recognized from the state of Texas.
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives joined community and corporate leaders to recognize young people who have dedicated hundreds of hours of service to their communities. The two Cooper students attended an award ceremony in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill, followed by a Youth Wellness Recognition Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The Gold Medal is based on four criteria: 400 cumulative hours of public service, 200 hours of physical activity, 200 hours of personal growth, and an exploration which is designed to show independence and immersion in a different culture. Both students were required to write about the impact of the experiences that were to take place outside of school activities. Cromley and Masuelli were each awarded a Congressional Award bronze and silver medals by U.S. Representative Kevin Brady in 2014 and 2015.
Cromley met the Gold Medal criteria for public service hours by working at the South Montgomery County Memorial Library and the Montgomery County Food Bank. She achieved the physical activity criteria through Pilates classes and off-campus tennis and enhanced her personal growth by working at pools through The Woodlands Township.
Masuelli, a Cooper Pioneer, meaning he attended Cooper consecutively from kindergarten through 12th grade, gained his public service hours primarily by his outreach efforts through The Woodlands chapter of National Charity Roundtable, a nonprofit organization in which young men work with their parents in the community serving area philanthropies.
CONROE ISD STUDENTS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
Twelve Conroe ISD students were awarded scholarships through the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas Scholarship Program (JA) for the 2015-16 school year. Each scholarship was sponsored by an individual, organization, or business. The following CISD students were awarded scholarships:
Conroe High School – Abigail Roberson, $1,000 sponsored by Greg Garland; Gage Hallbauer, $1,000 sponsored by Scott Prochazka; Meghan Byrd, $1,000 sponsored by RB Herrscher.
Caney Creek High School – Francisco Garcia, $2,000 sponsored by BP; Mikayla Grimes, $1,000 sponsored by Frank Steininger; Rigoberto Reyna, $500 sponsored by IMA.
The Woodlands College Park High School – Ivy Taylor, $500 sponsored by JA.
The Woodlands High School – Brian Seeling, $1,000 sponsored by Thomas Iannacone; Nathaniel Musial, $2,500 donated by Solvay; and Phillip Block, $1,000 sponsored by JA.
For more information about Junior Achievement, visit juniorachievement.org/
For information about volunteering in CISD, visit conroeisd.net/parents/get-involved/