Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, June 2016

| June 1, 2016

Jordan Chanelle McCullough, winner of Miss Harris County Cinderella Teen

Jordan Chanelle McCullough, winner of Miss Harris County Cinderella Teen

LOCAL TEEN COMPETES IN MULTIPLE PAGEANTS

Jordyn Chanelle McCullough, the 17-year-old daughter of Andre and Laura McCullough of Katy, won the title of Miss Harris County Cinderella Teen on April 3 at the Embassy Suites in Houston.

McCullough’s activities include being an 11th grade varsity cheerleader at James E. Taylor High School, cheer officer of the Leadership Council, competitive at Woodlands Elite Cheer and part-time caregiver at Second Baptist Church in Katy. She also enjoys choreographing and executing dance routines and spending time with physically challenged kids in her peer groups.

The Cinderella Scholarship Program is considered to be the largest and most prestigious youth development program of its kind. Cinderella is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the program awards over $100,000 in college scholarships and other prizes annually. Cinderella is more than just a “beauty pageant.” Cinderella is a youth dev­e­l­opment program that starts on the local level.

McCullough will represent Katy at the Texas State Pageant, which will be held in Houston on June 10-18 where over $25,000 in college scholarships, cash and other prizes will be awarded to contestants from across the state. From there, the Texas State winners will advance to the International Finals to be held in Dallas in July. The Cinderella Scho­lar­ship Program strives to help each child follow their dreams and reach their highest potential. For more information on the Texas Cinderella Scholarship Program, visit texascinderellapageant.com or call 713-702-2307.

McCullough has also been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Texas Pageant to be held June 19-20 at the Royal Sonesta-Galleria in Houston. The pageant is held for girls ages 4-18 in five different age divisions.

The newly crowned Miss Teen Texas will receive $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. She will also tour Hollywood and have the chance to represent Texas for the entire year.

Contestants will compete in four overall categories including formal wear modeling, personal introduction, interview and community service project. National American Miss is dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young ladies nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family-­­oriented.

The National American Miss Pageant System is the largest in the U.S. The focus of this organization is to create future leaders and to equip them with real-world skills to make their dreams a reality. The program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an “All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.” Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence and learning new skills, such as good attitudes about competition, as well as setting and achieving personal goals.

To learn more about the National American Miss Texas Pageant visit namiss.com.

McCullough’s sponsors include AlyMar Associates, Fastlane Entertainment, McCul­lough Management, friends and family.

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(L-R): Keyonna Ganious, Sasha Casiano, Kelten Mangrum, Keinann Ayuers and Christian Molina.

(L-R): Keyonna Ganious, Sasha Casiano, Kelten Mangrum, Keinann Ayuers and Christian Molina.

MAYDE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

The following athletes have signed letters of intent to play at the following schools of higher learning: Keyonna Ganious, volleyball, North Central Texas College; Sasha Casiano, softball, Alvin Com­munity College; Kelten Mangrum, football, Sul-Ross State University (preferred walk-on); Keinann Ayers, basketball, Tabor College (Kansas); and Christian Molina, soccer, Northern Illinois University.

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(L-R): Elisha Frost-Rivera, Kimberly Beidle, Jennifer Hoeferlin and Shona Begg.

(L-R): Elisha Frost-Rivera, Kimberly Beidle, Jennifer Hoeferlin and Shona Begg.

ODESSA KILPATRICK VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Kilpatrick Elementary School celebrates its 2015-2016 Volunteer of the Year nominees – Elisha Frost-Rivera, Kimberly Beidle, Jennifer Hoeferlin and Shona Begg. Volunteers are nominated by parents and staff and voted on by the Volunteer of the Year Nominating Committee. These volunteers helped OKE in various ways including organizing the annual Bonzer Bash, setting up hospitality events, coordinating homeroom parents, volunteering in areas including the front office, library, Eureka science, and stepping up to help in any area needed. These ladies have dedicated a combined total of over 880 hours this school year alone.

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Boy Scout Jason Shenoi with Eric Herrera and Heather Rojas of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Jason is sitting on one of the benches he built for the hospital.

Boy Scout Jason Shenoi with Eric Herrera and Heather Rojas of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Jason is sitting on one of the benches he built for the hospital.

JASON SHENOI EARNS EAGLE SCOUT RANK

Fifteen-year-old Katy resident Jason Shenoi has attained the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouting Program of the Boy Scouts of America-Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle project, the Cinco Ranch sophomore of Boy Scout Troop 424 built two picnic tables and benches for Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Shenoi led the design and construction of the project with help from fellow Scouts, friends from Cinco Ranch High School and parent volunteers. The tables and benches were recently dedicated and placed outside the doctors’ lounge, where physicians can use them to relax in an outdoor setting.

“I am grateful to all who helped me make this project a success,” said Shenoi. “I am especially thankful to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital for donating the wood for the project and helping with transportation. Also, special thanks go to Heather Rojas, Manager of Volunteer Services and Eric Herrera, Director of Engineering Services, for their assistance with this endeavor.”

Shenoi, also an active member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), chose the hospital as the beneficiary of his Eagle project because he aspires to practice medicine one day.

Since its inception in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. To become an Eagle Scout, a candidate must, among other requirements, earn 21 merit badges, demonstrate Scout Spirit and leadership within his troop, and plan, develop and lead a service project.

For more information on Boy Scouts of America, visit scouting.org. For more information on Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, call 281-644-7000 or memorialhermann.org.

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Crystal Cline won the Girls Singles state bowling title.

Crystal Cline won the Girls Singles state bowling title.

CRYSTAL CLINE WINS STATE BOWLING TITLE

Crystal Cline, a sophomore at Morton Ranch High School, was crowned the 2016 Texas High School Bowling Girls Singles Champion in San Antonio on April 3. Crystal was one of 65 girls from the state invited to participate in the tournament. She averaged 201 in the qualifying round, then the field was cut to the top 18. Crystal was seeded 13th in match play, eliminated the 2015 girls champion in the semi-final round 209-192, and won the final round 222-173. Crystal was the 2016 Katy ISD Girls Champion, 2016 Region VIII Girls Champion and was selected MVP for the All-Tourna­ment Team at the 6th Annual KAT Cup tournament sponsored by the Sam Houston State NCAA bowling program.


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