The new Kathy Houser Memorial Garden at CES will be dedicated on Tuesday, May 29 at 4 p.m. Students, staff, parents and the community are invited to attend. Houser was a teacher in Texas for 34 years, 17 of those as a kindergarten teacher at CES. Staff, students and parents, in partnership with Landscapes, Etc. in Colleyville, created the garden in the Outdoor Learning Center behind the school. Through the garden, Houser’s name will continue to be associated with educating children at the school. She was known for taking the time to get to know her students, maintaining contact with them and attending many of their high school graduations.
Grapevine High School
The GHS Varsity Girls’ Gymnastic team competed on May 3-5, 2012 in the Texas High School Gymnastic Championship Meet in San Angelo, Texas. This is the first time the Varsity team has qualified for the State Meet, and competition was keen between the top 12 competing school teams in the state. GHS worked hard and earned 5th place in the meet. Erin Martin received 3rd place in the All Around category, with the third highest total score on all events of all the gymnasts competing.
In picture (right to left) Coach Krista Byno, Monica Henry, Jessica Musser, Amy Mullikin, Erin Martin, Autumn Stringer, Dana Sholten, Devon Meisetschleager, and Coach Amanda Hicks.
More than 200 of the top local speech and debate students have concluded their national-qualifying tournament season by competing in the Lone Star NFL District Speech, Debate, and Congress tournament. The tournament, one of 107 National Forensic League (NFL) district tournaments held throughout the country this spring, was the last step to secure a place at the prestigious 2012 LFG/NFL National Speech & Debate Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 10-15. Coaches are: Jane Boyd, Debate and Grant Hahn, Oral Interpretation. More than 3,200 students will participate in the 2012 NFL National Tournament, one of the world's largest academic contests. The event draws visitors from across the country and as far away as China. Top performers take home more than $200,000 in college scholarships. National qualifiers from Grapevine for the Lone Star NFL District include the following:
- Jesse Keleman and Gabriel Uceda
- Tanner Terrell and Clarise Ballesteros Fischbach
- Amanda Brauer and Tatum Wilson
- Maryn Richardson
- Marah Wilson
The late April trip to the UIL regional tournament in Lubbock earned GHS three slots at the UIL Academic State Meet May 21-22 in Austin. Junior Tanner Terrell (Coach Grant Hahn) placed third in Prose Interpretation. This is Tanner’s second consecutive trip to the state meet, where he finished third last year. Senior Chrishelle Patterson (Coach Jill Rooney) placed first in News Writing and first in Feature Writing. Chrishelle’s awesome performance also secured the second place team Journalism award for GHS. This too is Chrishelle’s second consecutive state berth. She placed sixth in News Writing in 2011. Additionally, senior Alec Mirchandani (Coach Dianna Trang) placed sixth in the Ready Writing competition and freshman Hassan Ashqeen (Coach Mark Patter-son) placed sixth in Mathematics. Both Mirchandani and Ashqeen are alternates for the state meet. Coaches and students will continue to practice in the weeks ahead, preparing to bring another state championship home. Congratulations to all!
Colleyville Heritage High School
The Choir Spring Concert is May 21, 7 p.m. in the CHHS Auditorium. All choirs, including the Jazz Choir will attend.
The CHHS Theatre Department has scheduled some student-directed one act plays called The Soaps which will include two dramas and two comedies. All plays will be performed in the Black Box Theater. The schedule is:
- Comedy & Drama Performance - Friday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. Comedies, and 8 p.m. Dramas
- Comedy & Drama Performance - Saturday, May 19, 2:30 p.m.
- Drama & Comedy Performance - Saturday May 19, 6:30 p.m. Dramas, and 8 p.m.Comedies
CHHS PTSA awarded four $1,000 scholarships
to graduating seniors Dylan Compo, Shih-Yong Huang, Hayden Short and Nina Smith. Students were recognized at the PTSA's May 14 meeting.