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TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Eight schools took home trophies from the 2015 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for the 2014 season. Shown in the photo above are the first-place winners from this year's gala. First place in Class 6A was Kingwood High School; first place in Class 5A was George Ranch High School; and first place in the Class 4A/Private School cetegory was Concordia Lutheran. Rounding out the awards were -- in Class 6A, Dekaney in second place and Tompkin in third place. Second place in Class 5A went to Tomball Memorial, with Fort Bend Marshall winning third place. And second place in Class 4A/Private Schools, which was the only other place in this category, was won by Houston Sterling. The awards were voted on by the referees who call each game.
2015 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
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2014 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2014 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
Click the picture above to watch the 2014 UIL finalists
Click the picture above to watch the 2014 Private School finalists
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximaately $200,000 in scholarships to more than 275 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 15 years, and have given out approximately $200,000 in weights and weight equipment to 38 Greater Houston high schools in the past 14 years.
The high schools which received weights were Booker T. Washington, Forest Brook, Reagan, Smiley and Houston Sterling in 2002; Kashmere, Madison, Scarborough, Wheatley and Worthing in 2003; Milby, Northbrook and Westbury in 2004; Furr, Sharpstown and Houston Austin in 2005; Willowridge, Jones, Sam Houston, Aldine and Yates in 2006; Eisenhower, Houston Lamar, Pasadena and Scarborough (again) in 2007; in 2008, Dulles, Furr (again) South Houston and Spring Woods; in 2009, Booker T. Washington (again), Hightower, Spring and Waltrip; in 2010, Alief Hastings and Jeff Davis; in 2011, Alief Elsik, Reagan (again) and Bellaire; in 2012, Humble, Houston Lee, and Madison (again); and in 2013, Hightower (again), La Marque and Lutheran North; Westbury Christian in 2014; and Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans' Sean Washington, the team's director of player development, to distribute excess cleats and tennis shoes to high schools in the area.
The Texans players receive multiple shoes that they cannot use each season, and the TD Club funnels those shoes to needy high schools. So far, schools assisted are in HISD, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, C.E. King, Goose Creek ISD, Bridge City, Pasadena ISD, Stafford and Spring Branch schools Northbrook and Spring Woods
We helped start the Senior Showcase in 2009 with the Houston Texans and with Houston ISD's Phil Camp and Coby Rhoden, during which more than 700 high school kids have been offered almost $70 million in scholarships and grants from NAIA and NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools. The event takes place in the Methodist Training Facility on the Texans campus
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Amelia Fuchs, Kempner; Kathrin James, Kempner; Rhonda Jarvis, Deer Park; and Kendall Pryor, Foster
Zachary Esquivel, Clear Creek; Will McNulty, Spring Branch Memorial; Jonathon Sliepka, Jersey Village; and George Michael Swift, Magnolia
Kathryn Arcy, Stratford; Adriiana Jackson, North Shore; Erica Ogwumike, Cypress Woods; and Helen VanBeck, Westside
Reese Davis, Stratford; Connor Dilgren, Clements; Jake Ross, Langham Creek; and Trevor Thibodeaux, Carver
Kaitlin Gascoyne, Clements; Cynthia Hallmark, Clear Brook; Sabrina Orta, Clear Springs; and Jasmine Stewart, Marshall
Elizabeth Doykan, Spring Branch Memorial; Maggie Fulcher, Clear Lake; Victoria Turner, Clear Creek; and Amber Wang, Clements
George Doykan, Spring Branch Memorial; Reed Giesinger, Clear Lake; Timothy Purvis, Stratford; and Ashton Radvansky, Strake Jesuit
Allison Bellman, Clements; Salma Chavira, Milby; Rebekah Koehn, Spring Branch Memorial; and Lauren Newman, Stratford
Ryan Cronin, Tomball Memorial; Aidan Ferrer, Cypress Woods; Jacob Griffin, Ridge Point; and Adam Saleh, Fort Bend Austin
Miranda Barrios, Kempner; Alexandra Buscher, Spring Branch Memorial; Sophia Wang, Clements; and Abigail Wong, Ridge Point
Anthony Ashley, Strake Jesuit; Ashton Duke, Clear Creek; Andrew Grote, George Ranch; and Ryan Sorensen, The Woodlands
Ashley Hillin, Baytown Sterling; Amanda Ho, Elsik; Jenny Hwang, Aldine; and Shivani Shah, Klein
Javier Lehtinen, Stratford; Kyle McCaslin, Mayde Creek; Johnny Nguyen, Aldine; and Ruben Vargas, Dobie
Lauren Deutser, Spring Branch Memorial; Madison Gilcrease, Cypress Woods; Layla Haidar, Tomball Memorial; and Akira Mallett, Klein Forest
Blake Bordelon, Strake Jesuit; Alex Dantzler, Cypress Ridge; David Van Slyke, Spring Branch Memorial; and Kevin Zhang, Fort Bend Austin
Juliette DiGiuseppe, Clear Brook; Lindsay Etzler, Foster; Cailin O'Connell, Elkins; and Courtney Quinn, The Woodlands
Camille Camarata, Clear Springs - only nomination received
Michael Feng, Clear Lake; Adan Hernandez, Foster; Seth Robinson, Kingwood; and Gus Sulentic, Strake Jesuit
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2015 SPRING SPORTS
The 49th Spring Sports Scholar-Athlete Dinner will be at 7 p.m., Wed., May 27, at the JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer. The event is to recognize the top scholar-athletes in Greater Houston high schools in 18 UIL sports. Selection of finalists and winners are done by area high school athletic directors. The emphasis is on scholarship, but athletics and citizenship -- as embodied by extra-curricular activities -- also are judged.
Tickets are $50 each. Tables are $450 (regular table, a $50 discount); $600 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship). All tables are 10 seats each. To order tickets, call Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or use PayPal on this front page.
Come to the dinner and celebrate what is right with high school athletics. The finalists are listed below. A winner from each category will be announced live at the dinner. There also will be one Male and one Female Outstanding Scholar-Athlete winner named at the dinner.
Honorees sit at the head table and eat for free. All others need to purchase tickets.
NEXT EVENT -- Gallery Furniture University of Texas Day, presented by Independent Bank, with Charlie Strong, noon, Wed., June 3, JW Marriott. Ticket prices are the same as listed above for the Spring Sports Scholar-Athlete Dinner.