Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students September 2015
CONROE ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES RECOGNIZE STATE CHAMPIONS
The Conroe ISD Board of Trustees gave special recognition to two athletes from The Woodlands High School (TWHS) at the June meeting. Both students won 2015 UIL State Championships in Austin in May.
Ellyana Long, a junior, won the Class 6A Girls’ High Jump State Championship with a jump of 5’6”. Ellyana’s best jump of the season was 5’9.5”. Trustee Scott Kidd presented Ellyana with a plaque on behalf of the Board. Adrian Piperi, a sophomore, won the Class 6A Boys’ Shot Put State Championship with a throw of 65’5.25”, a personal best, and the Class 6A Boys’ Discus Throw. His throw of 188’2” went nearly three feet farther than the second place winner. Adrian received his plaque from Trustee Skeeter Hubert.
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Curtis Null introduced the student athletes, and coaches from TWHS expounded their talents.
MEMBERS OF JOHN COOPER SCHOOL CHOIR SING BACKUP WITH FOREIGNER
Eighteen members of the Upper School choir from The John Cooper School, a college preparatory PK-12 independent school, sang on stage with the legendary rock band, Foreigner, on July 22 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Cooper choir students joined the band to sing backup to their classic #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is” toward the end of the set and prior to headliner Kid Rock taking the stage.
The opportunity is part of Foreigner’s educational outreach in conjunction The Grammy Foundation which provides funds for high school music programs to support music education. Foreigner contributes to this effort by donating funds and having a local high school perform with the band.
Choir Director Rae Moses was contacted last spring about the potential for students to sing with the band. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to sing in an amazing outdoor venue with a classic rock band,” Moses said. The Grammy Foundation
HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AWARDS $35K IN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Auxiliary at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands (MHTW) Hospital recently held its Junior Volunteer Banquet to recognize graduating high school seniors and out-going officers. Each year, part of the funds raised by the MHTW Auxiliary through the Sweet Charity Gift Shop and sponsored special event sales is applied to the scholarship fund.
The graduating high school seniors of the MHTW Junior Volunteer Program represented schools from The Woodlands, Conroe, Klein, Tomball, Spring and more. This year, the MHTW Auxiliary rewarded 22 graduating high school seniors with $35,000 in scholarships. In order to apply for the scholarships, the junior volunteers must be a member of the program for two years, have accumulated 140 hours per year, and must participate in two outside community service events that