Woodlands Schools, Sports,
Students July 2016
STUDENTS WIN AWARDS AT INTEL ISEF
Three students from the Academy of Science and Technology at College Park High School in the Woodlands won prizes in their respective categories at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the 2016 competition’s final round in Phoenix, Arizona, according to Intel’s press release May 13.
Intel ISEF announced that Andy Kim, 16, placed third in the Plant Science division for his project titled “Turning the Red Planet Green: Study of Cyanobacteria/ Algae Growth Kinetics Coupled with Hydroponic Applications for Terraforming and Settling on Mars.”
Hannah Meiseles,16, placed fourth in the Energy: Chemical division and won an American Chemical Society special award for her project titled “Novel Brine Water-Graphene Based Energy Generation: Engineering the Endless Cycle.”
Nicholas Bracci,16, received a Society for Experimental Mechanics special award for his project titled “Bio-Engineered Concrete: A Sustainable Self-Healing Material.”
The Intel ISEF, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. It gives the opportunity to more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries to show their independent research and compete for awards worth more than $5 million.
TWCA ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT
Three athletes from The Woodlands Christian Academy signed letters of intent to play at the college level.
Colton Whittecar will play football for Mississippi College while studying homeland security. Hannah Bub, class of 2016 salutatorian, will be swimming for New York University. Colin Murphy will join the swim team at Virginia Tech.
The Woodlands Christian Academy is an independent, Christ-centered, college preparatory school serving students in PreK-12th grade. For more information, visit twca.net.
ROTARY CLUB OF THE WOODLANDS HONORS STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Eight students from The John Cooper School were recognized as Rotary Club Students of the Year at the May 19 luncheon of Rotary Club of The Woodlands. This award is given to students based on their proven qualities of leadership, community service, school spirit/service, academics and outstanding character. An award is given to one male and one female per grade level.
Award-winners are ninth-graders Christopher McDonald and Uche Oguchi; 10th-graders T.J. Gill and Keelie Sinnott; 11th-graders Peyton Hayes and Kaitlyn Ramirez and 12th-graders Charles Scorpiniti and Lindsay Roth.
The John Cooper School is an independent, college preparatory school for students in Pre-K through Grade 12. Visit johncooper.org for more information.
COOPER ART STUDENTS EARN SUPERIORS AT JR. VISUAL ART COMPETITION; TWO WIN SILVER
Eighth-graders Avery Nakahara and Caroline Muhith and seventh-graders James Donald, Nancy Lee, Amara Oguchi and Kirthi Chandra represented The John Cooper School at the Texas Art Educators Association Jr. Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) held on May 14 in College Station.
Cooper submitted 11 entries in the regional competition (out of 119 total) and were awarded 10 Superior ratings and one Excellent rating, based on the combined points of artwork and interview with judges.
Of the 80 works receiving a Superior rating, a total of eight were awarded Silver Medals. Nakahara’s jewelry piece and Lee’s drawing were both awarded Silver Medals.
The mission of the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event is to recognize exemplary student achievement in the visual arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve.