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| August 1, 2012

Langham Creek High School incoming senior Skylar Ross-Ransom (left) vaults over a hurdle at the New Balance Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

LANGHAM CREEK HURDLER CAPTURES GOLD MEDALS – Langham Creek High School senior track and field athlete Skylar Ross-Ransom followed up her state championship in the 100-meter hurdles event by winning the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter hurdles event at the New Balance Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

Skylar’s time of 13.59 seconds improved upon her 13.74-second state title time, giving her the top time in Texas and the No. 6 time in the nation.

The Lobos’ star went on to win the gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.92 seconds at the USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Championships at the University of Texas-Arlington. Ross-Ransom will now prepare for the AAU Junior Olympics in Humble.


SOFTBALL PLAYERS SELECTED TO ALL-STATE TEAMS – Ten Cy-Fair ISD softball players have been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A All-State or Academic All-State softball teams. Cy-Fair High School senior Paige Murray was CFISD’s lone representative on the TGCA All-State team.

Softball players named to the Academic All-State team are seniors Jenna El-Aazami and Hannah Kelley, Cy-Fair High School; seniors Lauren Fairman, Jordan Kunz, Taylor Kunz and Michele Ramos, Cypress Lakes High School; and seniors Lynsey Patterson, Margeaux Petrash and Ashley Rodenbeck, Cypress Ranch High School.


BASEBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO THSBCA ALL-STATE TEAMS – Five Cy-Fair ISD baseball players have been named to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 5A All-State team and five were named to the Academic All-State team.

Cypress Ranch High School senior second baseman Leon Byrd was named to the all-state first team, while Langham Creek High School senior pitcher Hayden Jones, Cypress Ranch senior Grant Slaughter, and Langham Creek senior catcher Brandon Montalvo were named to the all-state second team. Jersey Village High School senior outfielder Kyle Survance was named to the all-state third team.

Jersey Village’s Joey Sliepka joined Langham Creek players Ryan Burns, John Erck, Cameron McCartney and Ryan Rand as CFISD’s representatives on the academic all-state team.


Chef Darian Hewitt assists Kema Bishop with her third-place-winning menu.

CY-FAIR STUDENT PLACES THIRD IN CULINARY COMPETITION – Cy-Fair High School senior Kema Bishop won third place in the culinary arts competition of the NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

During the ACT-SO event, Sodexo Food Service and the Hyatt Regency provided chef mentors as well as ingredients, equipment and space for the competition.

Students met with their chef mentors, who spent time with them perfecting their ideas, techniques and timing prior to the contest. Chef Frank Majowicz of the Hyatt Regency and Chef Darian Hewitt of Sodexo were Kema’s chef mentors.

Each culinary competitor created a menu from a specific ingredient list and had two and one-half hours to complete menu plans. Kema developed a healthy, low-sodium and low-fat menu starting with southwest gazpacho. Her entreé included a baked chipotle chicken breast, mixed greens tossed in a honey lime chipotle vinaigrette, and a handmade gordita stuffed with goat cheese and roasted poblano peppers.


(L-R, front row) Lynsey Patterson, Abigail Miranda; (second row) Alexandra Pretto,Citlalli Alvarez; (third row) Halie Schmitt, Caitlynn Morris, Katherine Castaño; (back row) Scholarship committee Alice Arechiga-Wimberly and Linda Akins.

CY-FAIR FCU NAMES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS – Over the past 11 years, The Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union has awarded more than $73,000 to deserving area students. This year, six seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships and one student was awarded the $2,000 Pattie R. Miller Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are Lynsey Patterson, Abigail Miranda, Alexandra Pretto, Citlalli Alvarez, Halie Schmitt, Caitlynn Morris and Katherine Castaño.


Kaylie Anderson holds an albino bull snake with Chris Dieter from Crocodile Encounter.

CROCODILE ENCOUNTER VISITS LSC-CYFAIR SUMMER READING PROGRAMChris Dieter and Carlie Hinchman with “Crocodile Encounter” brought an albino bull snake, burmese python, siamese crocodile, baby alligator, alligator snapping turtle, yellow-footed tortoise and a black-throated monitor with them to the Summer Reading Program at LSC-CyFair for the kids to learn more about these interesting animals.


Emily Fredrickson and Conner Orrick display their Sword and Shield awards.

CY-CHRISTIAN ATHLETES HONORED – Cypress Christian School athletes were recognized and honored for exemplifying excellence in athletics, leadership, determination, sportsmanship, Christian character, academic achievement, and integrity. Recipients exemplified every part of this award in their sports, the classroom, and in their spiritual walk. This year’s recipients were Valiant Warriors Elena Ray and Barnabas Odeyomi; and Sword and Shield winners Emily Fredrickson and Conner Orrick.

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