Woodlands Schools, Sports,
Students November 2016
CURE AND WATTERSON NAMED 2016 HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN
The Woodlands Christian Academy announced its 2016 Homecoming King and Queen on Sept. 23. Seniors David Cure and Hailey Watterson were crowned during the halftime ceremony of the Warriors homecoming football game vs. Rosehill Christian.
Senior court attendees included Issac Hudson, Emily Rogers, Leland Henry, Randall Miller, Micah Dial and Austin Baker. Junior class attendees were Sam Powers and Autumn Goodwin. Representing the underclassmen were Thomas Freet, Ariel Tucker, Aaron Monsivaiz and Bella Eddie.
Court attendees were nominated by The Woodlands Christian Academy faculty and elected by the student body. In keeping with the school’s four foundational pillars, members of the homecoming court demonstrate spiritual strength in their daily lives, strive for excellence in the classroom, are positive role models and maintain healthy lifestyles.
The Woodlands Christian Warriors defeated Rosehill Christian in the homecoming match up 41-13.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES RECOGNIZE TEACHER FOR LIFE-SAVING ACTION – On Sept. 25 the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees recognized Austin Elementary teacher Irene Alcazar for her life-saving actions.
Alcazar, a third-grade bilingual teacher, jumped into action on Wednesday, Aug. 24 when a student at Austin Elementary began choking on a grape at lunch. Alcazar was on lunch duty with her class when she realized something was wrong with the student. She quickly responded by dislodging the grape, saving her student’s life.
Dr. Serena Pierson, Austin Elementary Principal, presented Alcazar to the Board, and Trustee Ray Sanders offered remarks on behalf of the Board thanking her.
CONROE ISD STUDENTS TAKE TOP HONORS AT BAM! FAST DRAW CONTEST – Three Conroe ISD students took top awards at the recent BAM! (Because Art Matters) Fast Draw Competition. BAM!, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, sponsored its fifth Annual Fast Draw Contest on Sept. 24. Students were given drawing materials and had 50 minutes to complete a still life as they worked against the clock.
Winners are as follows:
1st Place: Chiara Speranza – seventh-grader from McCullough Junior High
2nd Place: Nabeeha Khan – eighth-grader from McCullough Junior High
3rd Place: Emily Perez – eighth-grader from Washington Jr High
The contest was held at The Woodlands Mall and was open to seventh and eighth grade students. The winning artwork can currently be viewed in the BAM! Spotlight on the Arts Gallery at the mall and will remain on display until next year’s competition.
JAMES ROBINSON RECEIVES BOY SCOUTS’ COVETED “TRIPLE CROWN” AWARD – On Sept. 19, troop 1772 hosted its fall Court of Honor. In this ceremony Boy Scouts are given their awards and accomplishments through a very formal and celebratory service. Many Scouts were given Merit Badges and Achievement Awards. James Robinson has been a Boy Scout for almost 12 years and started at the first level of Bobcat in kindergarten and earned his Eagle Scout Award in May of 2014. After Robinson received his second Bronze Eagle Palm he was then awarded The Triple Crown Award.
Very few scouts achieve The Triple Crown Award due to the length of time that it takes (three years), distance traveled (thousands of miles), and difficulty (sailing, hiking, and canoeing) that is needed to earn it. In order to receive the Triple Crown Award, Robinson had to go on week-long camps at Sea Base in the Florida Keys, Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and to The Northern Tier High Adventure Base on the border of Minnesota and Canada.
Scouts can only attend these High Adventure Bases from the ages of 14-17. When asked if he would go to another high adventure camp Robinson said, “I look forward to going back to these camps when I have a son of my own.”
CONROE ISD STUDENTS CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM THE STATE AND NATION ON ACT – Conroe ISD students continue to exceed the State and National averages with their ACT scores. For the 2016 class, the District saw 1,606 seniors take the exam, an increase of 14 percent over the number of seniors who took the exam in 2015. Dr. Curtis Null, Deputy Superintendent of Schools remarked, “These results are the product of the hard work of our students and teachers. We are proud of the continued focus on producing students who are prepared for college and postsecondary success. An increase in the number of students taking this test is one indicator of the great work taking place in CISD.”
The District composite average for 2016 is 23.2, with the State and National averages being 20.6 and 20.8 respectively. Although, Conroe ISD’s average decreased by 0.9 percentage points from its 2015 average, the State and Nation experienced declines as well. The declines are largely thought to be due to the increase in the number of students taking the exam. For more information on college readiness, visit ready.conroeisd.net.