Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2010

| May 1, 2010

Joining Zach (center) as he signs are: (front row) Lisa Asaud, mother; David Asaud, father; (back row) Erik Hammond, assistant coach; Chad Simmons, defensive coordinator; Alex, brother; J.D. Fincher, assistant coach; James Cross, Cinco Ranch HS principal; and Don Clayton, Cinco Ranch HS head football coach.

Cinco Ranch Football Player Signs With Midwestern State University – Cinco Ranch standout defensive tackle Zach Asaud signed with Midwestern State University to continue his football career.

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Taylor High School Expressions choir

Expressions Take Home First Division Award – The Taylor High School choir, Expressions, received a First Division Superior Award and Choir of Distinction Award at the American Madrigal and Chamber Choir Festival in San Antonio.
Expression members include Robert Howell, Angel Steele, Drake Lupton, Emily Cutsinger, Morgan Young, Melanie Piche, Kathryn Heathcock, David Cregg, Lauren Cudney, Jeff Dunn and Natalia Romero.  The Taylor Choir is under the direction of Kevin Riehle and Kristin Taylor.

(L-R) Kendall Bosse, Rachel Klein, Hannah Grimsley, Remi Fruge, Kirby Bosse and Emily Williams from the Taylor High School JV golf team.

Taylor Varsity Golf Teams Place in District Tournament – The Taylor High School girls and boys Junior Varsity golf teams both placed second in the Katy ISD district tournament. Hunter Clemenceau and Remi Fruge placed third individually.

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(L-R, back row) Katelyn Jezierski, Sierra Walker, Emileigh Brewer, Samantha Fowler, Marie Terjero, Amanda Nunamaker, Mandy Hellwig, Director Gladys Sue Hovis; (front row) Ana Patino, Kaila Hernandez, Megan Hellwig, Scarlett Dwyer, Whitney Brewer, Danna Hamilton and Maggie Arieu.

West Houston Charter School JH Dancers Wow as Crowd Pleasers – The junior high dancers of West Houston Charter School competed in the Crowd Pleasers dance competition. They won first place for their lyrical and modern pieces and received the Crowd Pleasers Award, receiving no score lower than 85 from the judges.

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Girl Scouts Dye Eggs and Entertain at Alzheimer’s Center – Girl Scout Troop 17068 of Katy helped residents of Cinco Ranch Alzheimer’s Care Center dye Easter eggs. Money from Girl Scout cookie sales was used to purchase the supplies and refreshments. Girl Scout cookies were served, and the residents were entertained with traditional Girl Scout songs.

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Alvin Law with his niece and nephew, Rebecca and Nicholas Reitsma, who are students at Pattison.

Students at Pattison Learn From Alvin’s “Laws” – Pattison Elementary’s third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students and parents had the opportunity to hear a most inspiring story from Alvin Law.  Attitude, Learning, Value, Imagination, Never give up are the “laws” Alvin lives by every day and promotes across the United States Canada and the globe since 1981.
Born with no arms, Law has accomplished things in life most of us only dream about. He is a trained broadcaster, fundraiser and musician.

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Speech teacher Theresa McMeans with Samantha Stayton.

West Memorial JH Student Wins Patriot’s Pen Award – West Memorial Junior High student Samantha Stayton took top honors in the Patriot’s Pen Award for Katy ISD.
Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. More than 120,000 students participated last year in this contest.
Patriot’s Pen is an assignment in the speech classes directed by Theresa McMeans. West Memorial Junior High’s seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the project with Samantha taking first place at West Memorial. All of the essays were submitted to Texas District 17 for further judging and Samantha placed second in the next level of competition, which is a district (area) of VFW posts around this area. The first-place winner continues on to compete at the state level.

Mayde Creek High School French Symposium team

Mayde Creek HS French Symposium Team Wins Big – The Mayde Creek High School Texas French Symposium team competed at Atascocita High School and came in eighth out of 25 schools from across the state of Texas, winning a Sweepstakes Award.
Individual winners are Michael Alavi, Bande Dessinée (4th) Christine Andersen, Bande Dessinée (3rd), Drama Group semifinals; Shazia Avila, Vocabulary (5th); Jocelyn Castillo, Vocabulary (4th); SaeHo Chun, Instrumental Group finals; Edson Dacosta, Civilization (5th) Grammar (3rd), Guided Speaking (1st), Listening; Comprehension (1st), Sight Reading (5th), Vocabulary (1st); Elyna Dacosta, Bande Dessinée (3rd), Civilization (4th), grammar (4th), Guided Speaking (3rd), Listening Comprehension (3rd), Poetry (3rd), Prose (6th), Sight Reading (4th), Vocabulary (2nd); Ryan DeRice, Listening Comprehension (4th), Sight Reading semifinals; Emily Garcia-Briones, Guided Speaking semifinals, Sight Reading Semifinals; Mollie Gerus, Grammar (5th), Prose semifinals; Joel Gonzalez, Sight Reading semifinals; Alfredo Huerta, Poetry semifinals, Sight Reading semifinals, Vocabulary (4th); Mark Jablinski, Civilization (6th), Grammar (5th), Instrumental Solo semifinals, Listening, Comprehension (3rd), Sight Reading semifinals, Vocabulary (5th); Elisa Juanillo, Piano (6th); Xyrius Langston, Civilization (6th), Dramatic Solo (4th); Victor Mauricio, Instrumental Group finals; Samantha Offutt, Colored Pencils/Pastels (3rd); Angel Pineda, Drama Group finals; Jesus Pizano, Poetry semifinals; Marisa Ramirez, Drama Group semifinals, Instrumental Group finals, Prose semifinals; Alice Reyes, Drama Group semifinals, Guided Speaking semifinals, Sight Reading semifinals; Fernando Rodriguez, Bande Dessinée (5th); Alyssa Sager, Dramatic Solo (2nd), Instrumental Solo (2nd), Listening Comprehension (5th); Yvonne Sanchez, Grammar (5th), Vocal Group finals; Yasmin Tovar, Drama Group semifinals, Vocal Group finals;Yire Vallejos, Guided Speaking finals; Christiana Walden,  Sight Reading semifinals, Vocal Group finals.
Also contributing to the success of the team: Evan Barber, Preston Cline, Sophia Rivera, Jennifer Berrios, Andres Luna, Ike Onyekwere, Paige Buchheit, Laquesia Gorins, Victoria Garza, Audrey Majors, Julian Munoz and Antonio Racancoj.

The Cinco Ranch High School Hockey team poses with the 2010 Justice Cup.

Ice Cougars Named Justice Cup Champs – With three periods played there was no score between Fair/Creek and the Cinco Ranch Ice Cougars as they battled for the first place title in the Justice Cup City Championship. In the overtime period, and with only three minutes left, Cole Sharrah took a pass from John Rogeri, and buried a goal to capture the win. The goal crowned the Cinco Ranch Ice Cougars City Champions for the first time. Goalie Brandon Beals was named MVP of the game for Cinco, allowing zero goals in the 1-0 shut-out win.
Members of this championship team include: Taylor Engel, Chance Rickel, Megan Servaes, Layne Corliss, Sean McCarthy, Wayne Hubley, Matthew Swan, Julien Demers, Cole Sharrah, Cody Heiser, Bryan Jean, Jordan Linder, John Rogeri, John Boyle, Robert Fernandes, Devon McCarthy, Jake Shinkle and Houston Cisneros. Seniors: Stormy Weiss, Nick Niedzielski, Torin Chisholm, Brandon Beals and Austin Fruge, alternate captains Ben Keeler and Kellen Good, and captain Josh Hempel will be remembered for their efforts in this historic game.
During the weekend of March 26-28, the Ice Cougars participated in the Texas Cup State Championship held in Dallas. Only the top teams from the cities of Houston, Austin and Dallas  qualified teams for the tournament. Cinco Ranch High School was the only Katy team to qualify for this the final tournament of the 2009-10 hockey season.
While the Cougars were on the hunt to become state champions after being seeded third in the gold division, the Ice Cougars ended the season ranked eighth out of the 16 teams participating. The coaching staff consists of Arthur Jean and Bill Keeler; and team managers Steve Good and Cory Rickel.

Roosevelt Alexander Elementary Special Buddies strives to teach all children to overlook differences.

The New R-word is Respect at Alexander Elementary – In honor of children with disabilities, Special Olympics and Best Buddies International, the RAE Special Buddies took a stand to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the “R-word” (retarded). Their hope is to encourage others to think before they speak and educate their peers about how using the “R-word” supports a negative stereotype.


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