School Spirit

Amazing Achievements at Cypress Schools

Article by Laura SanchezQuan

Photography by CFISD Staff

Originally published in Cypress Lifestyle

Adam ES student raises money, donates to school for playground

Shivansh Shirodkar, Adam ES second grader, donated $200 to Adam’s PTO for improvements to the campus playground. Shivansh made and sold homemade goods at the Wortham Arts & Crafts Fair, and used his proceeds for the donation. “It makes you feel good to know you’re instilling the right values in your children,” said Sandhyaa Shirodkar, Shivansh’s mother. Shivansh was excited to donate to his school; “It was my idea,” he said. “Kids like the playground so much that I thought donating money to the playground would help more kids have fun.”

Cypress Ridge student participates in Atlas Fellowship Program

Cy-Ridge junior Chirag Maheshwari attended The Atlas Fellowship Summer Program, alongside other talented students from all over the world for an 11-day program near the University of California Berkeley campus. He earned both a $50,000 scholarship and access to additional funding and support for startups, experiments or programs. Chirag completed all high school math courses by the eighth grade, advancing to university-level math computer science courses the same year. Chirag thoroughly enjoyed his time with the fellowship and continues his relationship with the university. The experience will help Chirag continue his interest in artificial intelligence, machine learning and algorithms.

Cy-Woods HS student, alumna cast in Broadway musical Parade 

Cy-Woods senior Erin Doyle and Class of 2016 graduate Ashlyn Maddox were both recently cast in the Broadway musical Parade. Erin has been cast in the lead role of “Mary Phagan,” and Ashlyn has been cast as one of the “Factory Girls,” as well as an ensemble role. Responding to a nationwide open casting for the part of Mary Phaganm (with encouragement from her older sister) Erin submitted a virtual audition, then an in-person callback in New York City. “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime moment to have a former student, Ashlyn, and a current student, Erin, in the same show on Broadway at the New York City Center,” said Toby Drake, Cy-Woods head theatre director.

Cy-Fair HS Wins 17-6A title; 4-team Tie  for First in 16-6A 

CFISD ended its football season claiming one outright district championship, one shared league title and qualifying six teams to the postseason. Cy-Fair High School finished 7-0 in District 17-6A to claim an undefeated district title. In District 16-6A, Bridgeland, Cy-Falls, Cy-Ranch and Cy-Woods all posted identical 5-2 records to had a four-way tie for the district championship.  

Bridgeland, Cy-Fair, Cy Woods bands end season at state contest

Bridgeland, Cy-Fair and Cy-Woods marching bands wrapped up a successful season at the State Marching Band Championship. The 2022 state contest marked the third consecutive state bids for Bridgeland and Cy-Woods and the fourth overall appearance for Cy-Woods. Cy-Fair competed for the sixth time in program history after being named the 2022 Area I Marching Contest grand champion. “There is no doubt that the entire CFISD community was able to celebrate three fantastic performances by our Bridgeland, Cy-Fair and Cy-Woods bands. Seeing the joy from the students, staff, parent volunteers and administrators following each school’s performance was inspiring.” said John Morrison, director of fine arts.

CFISD compete at Cross Country State Championships

The Bridgeland girls’ and boys’ cross country teams, along with Cy-Ranch senior Thierry Garcon and Cy-Springs High School junior Manny Vela, competed at the UIL Cross Country State Championships in Round Rock. The Bridgeland girls placed eighth overall, with an overall score of 235. The Bridgeland boys placed ninth overall, with an overall score of 220 points with sophomore “It was a very successful season.” said Charles Ament, associate athletic director. “The coaches and athletes are to be commended for their devotion to continue to incrementally improve their performances throughout the season.” 

Boys’ & girls’ water polo athletes earn 2022 All-District League Honors

For boys’, Cy-Ranch Junior Bode Feille was voted the Goalkeeper of the Year. Bridgeland junior Aaron Nguyen was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. For girls, Cy-Ranch senior Sarah Feely and Langham Creek senior Morgan Evans shared the league’s Most Valuable Player. Bridgeland junior Hannah Heinrich was voted Goalkeeper of the Year. While Head Coach Richard Carnicle shared Coach of the Year honors with Cy-Springs Head Coach Daniel Gober

Cy-Fair HS athletic teams raise awareness with Pink Out Pep Rally

Cy-Fair held their much anticipated annual event, the Pink Out Pep Rally where the Bobcats’ volleyball team and other girls’ athletic programs teams came together in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Raise money for Cleaning for a Cause, a non-profit organization that cleans the homes of cancer patients. The highlight of the event was honoring the cancer survivors, presenting them with a bouquet of pink flowers and a gift bag as well as pink wreaths made by members of the girls’ athletic teams. The Pink Out Pep Rally is just another example of Cy-Fair High School showcasing ‘Bobcat Fight Never Dies.’

CFISD Volleyball Players Earn All-District Honors

In 16-6A, Cy-Ranch senior Bianna Muoneke was named Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year. Cy-Woods freshman Caroline Walden was named Newcomer of the Year. Bridgeland senior Lauren McIntyre was named Setter of the Year and teammate junior Alice Volpe was named Defensive Specialist of the Year. Langham Creek junior Kennedy Jones was named Attacker of the Year and Langham Creek sophomore Jordan Taylor was named Blocker of the Year. Cy-Ranch Head Coach Chrissy Woodward and Cy-Springs High School Head Coach Jocelyn Adams were named Co-Coaches of the Year. In 17-6A, Cy-Creek senior Grace Krohn was named Outstanding Setter and teammate sophomore Jaeda Rawls-Fletcher was named Newcomer of the Year. Cy-Ridge junior Shaelin White was named Outstanding Hitter. 

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