Follow me as I “FA-LA-LA” my way through the holidays at the 2013 IWOW & Lighting Of The Doves Festival.
Several times a year The Woodlands High School and the PTO honor students for outstanding citizenship, achievement, or service. Students are nominated by faculty and staff based on Good Citizenship, High or Unique Achievements, Improved Performance, A Random Act of Kindness, Leadership, Excellent Attitude, etc. The honored students were invited to attend a reception in their honor hosted by Mr. Colschen at the Senior Campus and Dr. Povich at the Ninth Grade Campus and additional faculty and staff. The “Highlighted Highlanders” received a certificate and a highlighter recognizing their accomplishment. Senior campus honorees were Kevin Barry, Arijit Bhuyan, Francis Bond, Phong Bui, Austin Burcham, Grace Carvajal, Robert Charbonnet, Devin Cherry, Avery Coco, and Alex Common.
The District 14-5A opener was over before it ever got started.
The Woodlands High School girls’ basketball team scored the first 26 points of the 14-5A curtain-raiser at home Tuesday and went on for a 58-20 victory over the College Park High School girls’ basketball team.
The Lady Highlanders led 26-3 at the quarter and 36-10 at the half before taking a 49-12 advantage into the fourth quarter.
Nicole Iademarco hit six of 11 shots from the floor, scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Kristin Mahoney added 14 points to lead the way. click here for complete story
Representatives with Clariant Oil and Mining Services presented a special group of Conroe ISD students and a Knox Junior High School teacher with a $5,000 STEM Grant as part of a new initiative designed to reward local science and robotics teams.
Katrina Meng, eighth-grade science teacher at Knox Junior High School and robotics team coach, and seven CISD students from both Knox and Wilkerson Intermediate School demonstrated the group’s FIRST LEGO League project. The students included Hayden Meng, Kailynn Fong, Connor Brown, Stephanie Du, Alexy Skoutnev, Ben Scarborough and Amy Chang. click here for complete story and additional photos
The separation wasn’t big between The Woodlands and two other powerhouses considered for the top volleyball team in the country. More like razor thin.
When the Highlanders took over the No. 1 spot in MaxPreps.com’s Xcellent 25 rankings in October, they did nothing to relinquish their place. Instead, they continued dominating one team after another all the way to a state title.
And now a national championship. The Woodlands finished No. 1 in the final MaxPreps poll released Tuesday. click here for complete story and additional photos
The Woodlands held College Park to single-digit points in all four quarters on Tuesday night as the Lady Highlanders defeated the Lady Cavaliers 58-20 in the District 14-5A opener for both teams.
The Woodlands benefited from its tenacious press defense early and often, forcing the Lady Cavs into several turnovers and building a commanding 26-3 lead by the end of the first quarter. Click here for complete story
The final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Volleyball Rankings will be out later Tuesday, and the best team in Texas is expected to be named the best team in the nation.
The Woodlands capped its perfect 45-0 season last month by beating Clear Falls and San Antonio Churchill at the Class 5A state tournament. The Highlanders have held the state’s top spot for most of the season and took over the national’s poll’s top spot during the regular season without letting go. click here for complete story
Texas Torque Robotics Team had the honor of opening the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City.
Texas Torque Robotics Team had the honor, along with four other award-winning teams from across the United States, of opening the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. Texas Torque, which is made up of student from The Academy of Science and Technology, College Park High School, The Woodlands High School and Oak Ridge High School, was part of a three-team alliance that won the World Champion title at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics World Championship in May of this year.
The Woodlands Invitational wrestling tournament’s 12th installment begins Friday at The Woodlands High School. Wrestling starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. There are 23 boys teams and 15 girls teams registered with more than 400 wrestlers set to compete. The inaugural The Woodlands Invitational was held in 2000, but the tournament dates back to the 1999 Texas Open.
Cassie Mohkami, of Conroe, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen Houston pageant competition to be held Dec. 8. She learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the Houston area. Mohkami submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s pageant coordinator. She’ll be competing in the Miss Teen division.
Peyton Eisinger, of The Woodlands, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Houston pageant competition that will take place on Dec. 8. She learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant Coordinator.
Ivonne Angel, of Spring, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Houston pageant competition that will take place Dec 8. She learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Houston area. She submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Houston Pageant Coordinator.
Caldwell leads the charge for the War Eagles with 17 points
Oak Ridge coach Joe Price made defending home court a priority for the War Eagles this season. On Tuesday night, they did just that.
Oak Ridge defeated Katy Seven Lakes 73-70 in a double-overtime thriller, improving its overall record to 7-1 and moving its current winning streak to six games.
It was a big win for Price and his players, as the Spartans (5-3) came into the contest ranked No. 18 in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
James Thomas Vanhook graduated from U.S. Marine Corp. basic training in San Diego, Calif.
James Thomas Vanhook graduated from College Park High School in Woodlands, Texas. He is the son of Pascula and Stephen Vanhook and the grandson of Betty Vanhook of Springfield.
Boys’ basketball coaches from the four Conroe ISD high schools were on hand Wednesday at the Lone Star Convention Center to talk about their respective teams at the 38th Annual 14-5A Roundball Round-Up sponsored by the Conroe Noon Lions Club. click here for complete story