Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students February 2016
COOPER THIRD-GRADERS WEIGH IN A HEFTY DONATION FOR INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
Third grade students at The John Cooper School sponsored a food drive on campus in November, and when the final numbers were in, learned that they had collected 1,544 pounds of food for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Students created posters and volunteered to spread the word during car line in support of the service project. Dr. Ann Snyder, president and CEO of Interfaith, and Missy Herndon, Interfaith’s director of programs and services, met with students on campus to thank them for their efforts, bringing them an oversized thank you card. For more information, go to johncooper.org.
EIGHTH-GRADER WINS COOPER GEOGRAPHY BEE
Each year, students in schools across the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee the National Geographic Society. The annual Geography Bee is an academic competition that includes participants in grades five through eight who are posed questions on culture, economics, current events, politics and geography. Twelve students from The John Cooper School participated in the school-level Bee on Dec. 18 by placing first during elimination rounds in their history classes. Of those, eighth-grader Paige Cromley was determined to be the school-level winner and seventh-grader Rebecca Juranek was runner-up.
THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONS HONORED
The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees gave special recognition to the 2015 UIL 6A Cross Country State Championship Team and Individual State Champion from The Woodlands High School at their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
The team had a great season which culminated in winning the school’s 18th state championship, the first since 2010. Five of the team’s members placed in the top 11 positions including State Champion Daniel Golden and State Runner-Up Noah Wells. The team claimed the Class 6A State Championship in Round Rock on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Golden won the 2015 UIL Class 6A Boys’ Cross Country State Championship with a time of 16:17.06 to be crowned State Cross Country Champion with a pace of 5:13 per mile.
Team members include: Golden, State Individual Champion; Wells, State Runner-Up; William Hunsdale; Matthew McClellan; Nicholas Enochs; Matthew Henderson; and
The coaching staff consists of head coach, Juris Green, and his assistant coach, Chris Bails.
The Woodlands High School Principal Gregg Colschen introduced Coach who spoke about the team’s tremendous season. Trustee Melanie Bush congratulated the team and presented them with a plaque.
ST.ANTHONY OF PADUA STUDENTS GET A VISIT FROM MIKE MCCOY
Mike McCoy, former NFL player and Notre Dame player in college, visited the students of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic school in The Woodlands. McCoy shared his experiences as a professional athlete and as a man of faith, recounting his personal relationship with God for the students. Letting them know that with hard work and with a strong faith that all things are possible. For more information on Mike McCoy, visit championsfortoday.org. For information on St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, visit staopcs.org.
CONROE ISD WESTERN ART SHOW
The Conroe Independent School District Western Art Show competition was held on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Oak Ridge High School 9thGrade Campus. The event, sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Association, featured approximately 650 student art pieces portraying a western theme. Conroe ISD students in grades K-12 across all 60 campuses were showcased in the display prepared by District art teachers for judging by a team from the HLSR Association.
Twelve students had their artwork selected for exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for the duration of the rodeo. These students are now eligible for a variety of scholarships and program opportunities as a result of their efforts.
The following students won awards:
BEST OF SHOW: High School – Katrina Cumanan, Caney Creek HS; Junior High – Abby Bonzon, McCullough JH; Elementary – Belinda Rodriguez, Anderson Elementary.
GOLD MEDAL: High School – Jessica Zhang, The Woodlands College Park HS; Marion Nece, Oak Ridge HS 9th; Junior High – Vinnie Tombari, McCullough JH; Elementary – Craig Prentice, Giesinger Elementary.
SPECIAL MERIT: High School – Kallista Mertins, Oak Ridge High School 9th; Kayla Whipple, Oak Ridge High School; Helen Wang, The Woodlands HS; Chloe Pascual, The Woodlands HS 9th; and Morgan Newsoroff, The Woodlands College Park HS.
K-2 COOPER STUDENTS BRING MUSICAL HOLIDAY CHEER
Kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students in Jackie Leon‘s music classes at The John Cooper School shared their talents at a December concert before school got out for the winter break. Their sweet voices and choreography put everyone in the holiday spirit. The John Cooper School is an independent, college preparatory school in The Woodlands for students in Pre-K through Grade 12.