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August 2017


Coaches and students from The Woodlands High School's Boy's Track Team pose with Trustee Ray Sanders (fourth from left) at the June board meeting.

Coaches and students from The Woodlands High School’s Boy’s Track Team pose with Trustee Ray Sanders (fourth from left) at the June board meeting.

TWHS STATE CHAMPION TRACK TEAM HONORED BY CISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The June meeting of the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees was an occasion for celebration as The Woodlands High School Boys’ Track Team was honored for their performance at the 2017 UIL Class 6A Track and Field State Champion­ships held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin in May. Juris Green, head track coach, introduced his coaching staff and athletes after reminiscing on some of the key elements that contributed to the momentous season.

“It’s incredible when you have all the athletes who participate either meet or exceed their expectations in what is probably the most difficult state meet,” Green said.

Members of the 2017 Championship Team received special recognition from the Board. Adrian “Tripp” Piperi, who will attend the University of Texas at Austin this fall, became the 6A Boys’ Shot Put Champion for the third year in a row, with a throw of 68’3.75’’. Cecil Gregg, who is headed to MIT, secured the Boys’ Long Jump State Championship with a jump of 21’1’’. Both will participate in track and field at the college level. Junior Kesean Carter attained the 100 Meter Dash Championship with a time of 10.32 seconds, and also competed on the 4×200 Meter Relay Team with Ethan Bonner, Jacob Barrett and Jake Lanier. The athletes took home the State Championship with a time of 1:23.81, setting the new 6A state record. William Hunsdale and Patrick Piperi were also instrumental to the team’s success in gaining points which secured the team’s title of 2017 6A Champions, beating 50 teams and winning the title by 6 points.

The head coach introduced Adrian and Patrick Piperi to the Board before introducing his coaching staff, which includes Sean Hamilton, first assistant track & field coach, Gary Madore, throwing coach, Chris Bails, relays coach, and Robbie Dueitt, pole vault coach. Handshakes and congratulations were exchanged between the Board members and the team staff and players after Trustee Ray Sanders presented them with a plaque commemorating their success. Text by Gabrielle Dufrene, The Woodlands High School senior & EfTA intern

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Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier joined Fine Arts Festival Week co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to TWAC Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier joined Fine Arts Festival Week co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to TWAC Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

COOPER ART FACULTY DONATE TO THE WOODLANDS ART COUNCIL

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Depart­ment Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction held in conjunction with the school’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April. The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.

Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC.) The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through TWAC.

“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Mosier.


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