Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, January 2016

| January 1, 2016

The ballroom dancers in the recent Beck Junior High production of Cinderella!

The ballroom dancers in the recent Beck Junior High production of Cinderella!

CINDERELLA! SIGHTING IN KATY TEXAS AT BECK JUNIOR HIGH – Beck Junior High’s Beck Backstage program recently delivered yet another fabulous theatre production – Cinderella! Director Stephen Sisk, who has taught at Beck for seven years and directed 13 shows, brought the classic to the stage along with the support of volunteer producer Teri Ward. Cinderella!’s production was no small feat. It involved 139 students – 67 in the cast and 72 in the crew behind the scenes. Cinco Ranch High School’s Advanced Welding class made the metalwork for the carriage used in the show, working with parent chairs Sherry Rice and Karen Pollard who constructed the base. Beck’s Orchestra played before both shows. And as an added bonus, Brookwood Community brought special visitors to the dress rehearsal performance.

 

KATY ISD BOARD APPOINTS NEW PRINCIPAL FOR KATY ELEMENTARY – In November, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees announced Beth Grimet as the new principal for Katy Elementary. Grimet began her career in education 24 years ago as an elementary teacher before joining Katy ISD in 1995. She became an assistant principal at Katy Elementary in 2001. Grimet holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching and a Master’s of Education in administration, both from Sam Houston State University.

 

Odessa Kilpatrick's Outbackers for the month of October are (l-r): art teacher Stephanie Aromy, Isabella Veis, Eva Jimenez, Karis Yi, Dahaba Abdalla, Candelaria Carlevaro, Ellen Gregersen and volunteer Jane Chasteen.

Odessa Kilpatrick’s Outbackers for the month of October are (l-r): art teacher Stephanie Aromy, Isabella Veis, Eva Jimenez, Karis Yi, Dahaba Abdalla, Candelaria Carlevaro, Ellen Gregersen and volunteer Jane Chasteen.

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY OUTBACKERS OF THE MONTH – “Outbacker of the Month” is the most prestigious award earned in the Outback. Odessa Kilpatrick Outbackers exhibit “Koalaty” character continuously. Outbackers are those that always lend a helping hand, always have a smile on their face, serve as role models, and go above and beyond to make OKE the exemplary school that it is.

 

MAYDE CREEK STUDENT SIGNS WITH MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY TRACK – On Nov. 11, Hailey Williams signed for a track scholarship at Memphis University. Her parents Harvey Williams and Lia Williams wore the biggest smiles in the room. Also in attendance were her siblings, her grandfather Neil Thompson, her coaches from high school and community leagues, her friends and administrative staff.

Hailey has been at Mayde Creek High school for four years. The Long Beach, California native relocated to Katy with her parents in 2005. She began her running career at the age of 9. When the family relocated to Texas, Mrs. Williams found the Hersey Track Meet (an event for youth runners), so she signed Hailey up. Hailey won two independent races, a surprise because at this time she was not attached to a team or an organization.

The first year she competed on a track team, Hailey was the district champion in the 1,500 meter run, qualifying for the Junior Olympics for that event as well as the 800 meter run. She then went on to be a six-time national qualifier for the AAU Junior Olympics in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

In 2012, Hailey ran with Houston Synergy, where she began to compete as a hurdler. Under the training of her hurdle coach, James Spivey, she finished in second place for the 400 meter hurdles at the ESPN Club Championships and was a finalist in the 100 meter hurdles. She was also invited to the Great South West Classic in New Mexico.

Hailey received multiple scholarship offers, but chose University of Memphis because it offered her preferred major in mass communications.

 

Raymond Clayborn, Jr.

Raymond Clayborn, Jr.

KATY RESIDENT STUDENT SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE 2016 US ARMY COMBINERaymond Clayborn, Jr. of St. Pius X High School has been invited to attend the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Jan. 7. Six hundred of the nation’s top high school football underclassmen will gather in San Antonio for this honored tradition. The combine will take place at the Alamodome. Clayborn was invited by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, 247Sports and XOS Digital. Athletes can also nominate themselves to earn an invitation to this prestigious event.

The U.S. Army National Combine focuses on measuring speed, strength, quickness and football skill, while also providing educational seminars touching on the recruiting process, speed and strength improvement and leadership. Held annually in association with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the U.S. Army National Combine is the first opportunity for the nation’s top underclassmen to demonstrate their physical talent and compete against one another before high school and college football’s top scouting organizations, including 247Sports and XOS Digital, as well as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

The Combine is specifically designed to highlight the football abilities and talents of today’s rising under­­classmen and tomorrow’s high school, college, and NFL stars. U.S. Army National Combine alumni include Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs), LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills), DeMarco Murray (Philadelphia Eagles), Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers), Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals) and CJ Mosley (Balti­more Ravens). National sponsors of the U.S. Army National Combine include the U.S. Army, adidas, American Family Insurance, Gatorade, 247Sports, XOS Digital, NCSA, Battle Sports Science and Football University. For more information, visit usarmyallamericanbowl.com.

 

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COLLEGE SIGNING DAY – The following seniors from Seven Lakes High School have recently signed letters of intent with their respective colleges or universities:

SWIM – Kristen Hepler signed to swim at Georgia Tech. Kristen, a 3-year letterman, has earned awards such as a 2015 District 19-6A MVP, 6 Time TISCA All-State and NISCA All-American Qualifier.

DIVING – Austin Childs, a 4-year
letterman, signed up for the diving team at
St. Bonaventure University.

GOLF – Ashni Dhruva signed to play golf at Pennsylvania State University. Ashni, as a #1 Varsity Girls golfer for the Seven Lakes Spartans and a 4-year letterman, has earned awards for first team all-district and all region the last two years.

BASEBALL ­– Conner Capel signed to play baseball at University of Texas-Austin. Conner is an outfielder and pitcher for the Seven Lakes Spartans and a 4-year letterman. He has earned awards such as 2015 1st Team All District Outfield, 2014 Honorable Mention All-District and 2013 District Newcomer of the Year.

Bryan Sturges signed to play baseball at Texas Christian University. Bryan is a 3-year letterman. He has earned awards such as 2015 1st Team All District Catcher and 2014 Honorable Mention All-District.

Carlos Varela Jr. signed to play baseball at Oklahoma State University. Carlos is an infielder and pitcher for the Seven Lakes Spartans and a 2-year letterman. In 2015 he earned an award for Honorable Mention All-District.

Carter Smith signed to play baseball at Sam Houston State University. Carter is a pitcher for the Seven Lakes Spartans and a 2-year letterman.

Zach Smith signed to play baseball at Blinn Junior College. Zach is a pitcher for the Seven Lakes Spartans and a 2-year letterman.

Andrew Knutson signed to play baseball at Weatherford Junior College. Andrew is a pitcher for the Seven Lakes Spartans and a 2-year letterman. He earned the 2015 1st Team All District Pitcher award.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Kacie Jo Corbin signed for cross country and track & field at University of North Texas. Kacie Jo is a 4-year letterman for CC and track. As a distance runner, she is 4-year State Qualifier cross country. She earned awards for 1st team all-district in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2nd team in 2013.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head swim coach Jordan Beck, diving coach Jake Kinzbach, sisters Alex and Allison, assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt; and Coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Austin Childs with his parents.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head swim coach Jordan Beck, diving coach Jake Kinzbach, sisters Alex and Allison, assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt; and Coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Austin Childs with his parents.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt, brother Brock Sturges, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Bryan Sturges with his parents Art and Jill Sturges.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt, brother Brock Sturges, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Bryan Sturges with his parents Art and Jill Sturges.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, assistant golf coach Eric Amick, assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt; grandparents and sister, head golf coach Sean Ewing and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Ashni Dhruva with her parents Rupal and Brindesh Dhruva.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, assistant golf coach Eric Amick, assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt; grandparents and sister, head golf coach Sean Ewing and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Ashni Dhruva with her parents Rupal and Brindesh Dhruva.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, brother Tyler Capel, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Conner Capel with his parents Elizabeth and Mike Capel.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, brother Tyler Capel, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Conner Capel with his parents Elizabeth and Mike Capel.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt, assistant baseball coach Royal Thomas and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): DJ Varela and his parents Carlos and Janet Varela.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt, assistant baseball coach Royal Thomas and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): DJ Varela and his parents Carlos and Janet Varela.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, assistant baseball coach Royal Thomas, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Zach Smith with his parents Dennis and Kathy Smith.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, assistant baseball coach Royal Thomas, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Zach Smith with his parents Dennis and Kathy Smith.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, assistant baseball coach Royal Thomas, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated):Andrew Knutson with his parents Lori Knutson and Neil Cramond.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head baseball coach J.R. Voyles, assistant baseball coach Royal Thomas, senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated):Andrew Knutson with his parents Lori Knutson and Neil Cramond.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, assistant coach Jessica Ratcliffe, brother Cameron Corbin, head CC/track coach David Pollack and senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt.; (seated): Kacie Jo Corbin with her parents Rob and Linda Corbin.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, assistant coach Jessica Ratcliffe, brother Cameron Corbin, head CC/track coach David Pollack and senior office assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt.; (seated): Kacie Jo Corbin with her parents Rob and Linda Corbin.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head swim coach Jordan Beck, sisters Melissa and Danielle Hepler, assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt; and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Kristen Hepler with her parents.

(Standing, l-r): SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, head swim coach Jordan Beck, sisters Melissa and Danielle Hepler, assistant principal Elisabeth Brodt; and coach Darrell Scurlock; (seated): Kristen Hepler with her parents.

 


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