Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, February 2018

| February 1, 2018

The NCL Star Chapter 2018 Senior Class.

The NCL Star Chapter 2018 Senior Class.

NCL STAR CHAPTER TO HONOR 25 SENIORS

National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter (NCL, Inc.) will honor the Senior Class of 2018 at the Chapter’s annual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square at 6:30 p.m. The evening includes recognition of each of these 25 graduating seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to the community, as well as dinner and dancing with family and friends in attendance.

Over the last six years, these young ladies, alongside their mothers, have contributed over 11,191 volunteer hours at 30 local charities throughout the community. The Class of 2018 volunteered at The Westview School, Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC), Neighborhood Kidz Club, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), Interfaith Ministries (Meals on Wheels), The Ballard House, Fulshear Library, Katy Christian Ministries, Fort Bend Women’s Center, Oakmont Nursing Home, The Krause Center, The Monty Ballard YMCA and Willow River Farms, to name a few.

In addition to serving their community through volunteering, these young ladies were also honing leadership skills and developing cultural awareness by planning and attending educational meetings, chapter-wide events, socials, class retreats and cultural events that included the ballet, opera and theatre.

“The Class of 2018 has completed a six-year program designed to foster the mother-daughter relationship through community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences,” said Tina Costley, NCL, Inc., Star Chapter President, “we are very proud of them and who they have become. Whatever they choose to do, we know that they will be prepared to serve, lead and be successful.”

The seniors are Holly Ayers, Nicole Bourgeois, Sydney Bryant, Lillian Costley, Maddie Cotton, Rachel Courtney, Kate Agostino, Brooke Dumas, Katherine Everhard, Kaitlyn Sheroke, Hannah Garcia, Victoria Gimenez, Layla Gutierrez, Madison Hanning, Kiersten Henley, Kayla Huisman, Kelsey Joe, Vivian Lipp, Dori Mallinger, Makenna Munger, Lauren Plummer, Sophia Schim­menti, Kaylee Scott, Emma Struble and Tori Volan.

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(L-R): Alyssa Bergeron, Kenneth Ancar and Alyssa Tran.

(L-R): Alyssa Bergeron, Kenneth Ancar and Alyssa Tran.

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL’S “BEST BUDDIES” ENJOY HOLIDAY EVENTS

Reagan Kallina and Alyssa Tran represented Seven Lakes High School Best Buddies at the Best Buddies Masquerade Gala and Fashion show held in downtown Houston in November. They walked the runway wearing fashions provided by Elaine Turner. The event brought in more than $230,000 that will be used to help Best Buddies Texas expand in local elementary, middle and high schools in 2018.

Seven Lakes Best Buddies also hosted Thanks­giving and Holiday parties in November and December. Participants got to enjoy snacks, dancing and crafts.

Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In high schools, the Best Buddies program fosters one-to-one friendships between high school students with and without IDD, helping to break through social barriers at an important time in a young person’s life.

For more information, go to bestbuddies.org.

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Senior Azaleas (front row, l-r): Ema Rhea, Amy Rhea, Maris Baughman; (middle row): Ashley Nighswander, Abby McKasle, Nykol Pratt, Audrey Pennington, Laura Campbell, Lindsey Mumey, Payton Hanks; (back row): Alexis Champagne, Ella Vincent, Paloma Ames, Abby Bender, Amanda Saxman, Emma Bordeaux, Claire Fortier, Devan Andres, Bailey Gatz and Jordyn Jones.

Senior Azaleas (front row, l-r): Ema Rhea, Amy Rhea, Maris Baughman; (middle row): Ashley Nighswander, Abby McKasle, Nykol Pratt, Audrey Pennington, Laura Campbell, Lindsey Mumey, Payton Hanks; (back row): Alexis Champagne, Ella Vincent, Paloma Ames, Abby Bender, Amanda Saxman, Emma Bordeaux, Claire Fortier, Devan Andres, Bailey Gatz and Jordyn Jones.

NCL AZALEA CHAPTER HONORS GRADUATING SENIORS

The National Charity League, Inc., Azalea Chapter will honor its graduating seniors at its annual Senior Recognition in early January at the Sugar Land Marriott. At the dinner and dance, attended by family and friends, chapter members will celebrate the accomplishments of each of the girls in the Azalea Class of 2018 and recognize her contributions to the community during her six years of service in The National Charity League (NCL) program. The seniors are students at Cinco Ranch High School, Seven Lakes High School, Taylor High School, Tompkins High School and Faith West High School.

The mission of the NCL is to foster mother daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership develop­- ment and cultural experiences. The Azalea Chapter was formed in 1999 and in the past year its members have served over 10,000 volunteer hours in support of 24 charitable organizations in the Katy area.

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Senior Lady Birds (back row, l-r): Kalyn Olivia Roxburgh, Elizabeth Heintz, Sarah Kay Harvey, Taylor Jordan Kramer, Sabrina Elizabeth Allard, Eshna Manish Parikh, Briana Nicole Hilligiest, Lauren Ronaghan, Kylie Jo Hofmeister, Alanna Ksenia Ganz, Brooke Michelle Bigott, Carly Sara Herbert; (front row, l-r): Ana Moore, Claire Gabriella  Olivas, Hannah Rose McCarty, Shreya Dhutia, Alexandra Nicole Kyser, Madison Leigh Orillion and Sabrina Wilson.

Senior Lady Birds (back row, l-r): Kalyn Olivia Roxburgh, Elizabeth Heintz, Sarah Kay Harvey, Taylor Jordan Kramer, Sabrina Elizabeth Allard, Eshna Manish Parikh, Briana Nicole Hilligiest, Lauren Ronaghan, Kylie Jo Hofmeister, Alanna Ksenia Ganz, Brooke Michelle Bigott, Carly Sara Herbert; (front row, l-r): Ana Moore, Claire Gabriella
Olivas, Hannah Rose McCarty, Shreya Dhutia, Alexandra Nicole Kyser, Madison Leigh Orillion and Sabrina Wilson.

NCL LADY BIRD CHAPTER 2018 SENIOR PRESENTATION

National Charity League, Inc. Lady Bird Chapter honored the 2018 graduating class during the Senior Presentation Ceremony in January at the Sugar Land Marriott. The Chapter recognized the 19 wonderful young ladies for their accomplishments achieved over the last six years. These young ladies, along with their mothers, have volunteered more than 8,554.25 hours of philanthropic service to their community throughout the years. They have served in a variety of leadership positions, along with planning and attending various cultural events. Additionally, they have made lasting relationships and memories within their community, organization, and mostly with their mothers.

The Lady Bird Chapter’s total philanthropy hours this year have surpassed 7,300 hours in community service. The National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a national nonprofit mother-daughter service organization. For more information, visit ladybird.nationalcharityleague.org


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