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Around Cy-Fair, January 2017

| January 1, 2017

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Sean Osbourn, second from right, was a member of the Cy-Fair High School club bowling team, coached by mathematics department chair Sherry Reddington, third from left.

Cy-Fair High School graduate Sean Osbourn bowled the first 900 set in Texas history on Nov. 21 at Copperfield Bowl.

Cy-Fair High School graduate Sean Osbourn bowled the first 900 set in Texas history on Nov. 21 at Copperfield Bowl.

Cy-Fair Graduate Registers Elite Bowling Achievement

Cy-Fair High School alumnus Sean Osbourn made Texas bowling history in November, becoming the first bowler from the Lone Star State to roll three consecutive 300 games.

Osbourn, a 2011 Cy-Fair graduate, became the 30th player in recorded history to achieve the 900 set during a USBC-sanctioned league game at Copperfield Bowl on Nov. 21.

“I never thought I would get two 300s in a set, let alone three in a row,” said Osbourn, who works as an operations manager for a local chemical distribution company. “By the time I got into the 10th frame of the third game I was definitely pretty nervous, but it was the best feeling after all those pins came down.”

The attention he has garnered since the achievement has been overwhelming for the reserved 24-year-old.

“It’s pretty crazy. My phone didn’t stop blowing up for about three days after that and I have all these people adding me as a friend on Facebook,” he said. “I’m not one to really like attention.”

Raised in Cypress, Osbourn grew up around the bowling alley, where his parents and grandparents played in leagues. The former Millsap Elementary School and Hamilton Middle School student bowled his first 300 game while he was in high school.

“I was 15 or 16. It was definitely special, being my first one,” he said. “My dad was there. It was special.”

Osbourn competed on Cy-Fair’s club bowling team during his junior and senior years of high school, coached by current mathematics department chair Sherry Reddington. The CFISD alum said he enjoyed his time at Cy-Fair.

“Cy-Fair was one of the better schools, and the district as a whole is a great system,” he said. “I might be biased, but I wouldn’t have gone anywhere else.”

 

Classical Theatre Company Receives Recognition
From The American Theatre Wing

Classical Theatre Company has announced that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards, is awarding the Classical Theatre Company with one of the 2016 National Theatre Company grants.

Created by American Theatre Wing to recognize and support the most promising emerging theatre companies, the 2016 grants for Initial Support are being presented to seven companies from around the country. Companies chosen to receive the grants have articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre.

“The recognition from the American Theatre Wing is a tremendous honor,” said CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston. “This grant will provide us with the funds necessary to expand our operation a bit despite the local difficulties many nonprofits are facing because of the current challenges in the energy industry – and subsequently many local funders. We are thrilled to garner national recognition not only for CTC, but for the Houston theatre community at large.”

More information about the National Theatre Company grants can be found at americantheatrewing.org/program/national-theatre-co-grants.

Information about Classical Theatre Company is available at classicaltheatre.org


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