Chada Among 240 U.S. Students Chosen to Prestigious STEM Program

Cy-Woods senior Govind Chada attended the 2019 MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI), a rigorous STEM program with hands-on projects, online courses and lectures presented by leading scientific researchers. Students are placed into one of 10 courses that involve project-based learning in an intensive team environment. Govind was selected for the Medlytics program, where students explored the intersection of data science and medicine culminating in a final research project. Govind’s project, “Using machine learning to identify risk factors and predict patient risk for opioid use disorder,” won “most notable project.”

Inspiring Hands Opens Application Process for Special Needs Scholarships

Inspiring Hands provides annual scholarships for Equine/Hippo-therapy, Special Needs Summer Camp and Service/Therapy Dogs to individuals of all ages with financial and special needs These activities provide opportunities for interaction with others in an environment that offers therapeutic support and adaptive recreation while instilling the skills, values and independence needed for success. Inspiring Hands is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer charitable organization whose mission is to directly make a positive difference in the lives of others in need. To apply or learn how you can help, visit InspiringHands.org.

Ault ES student selected as AHA National Ambassador

Ault Elementary School third grade student Alexa was chosen to be the National Ambassador for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Kids Heart Challenge program. Alexa was born with Tetralogy of Fallout, meaning there was a hole in her heart. Alexa had heart surgery before she was a year old and underwent additional surgery when she was 7 years old. Alexa is doing well now, thanks to the AHA and Kids Heart Challenge. Alexa’s story will be shared with more than 23,000 students, teachers and families across the country.

Bridgeland, Cy-Fair Win District Volleyball Titles

Bridgeland won the District 14-6A championship for the first time in school history and Cy-Fair won the District 17-6A championship for the second consecutive year, finishing undefeated in district play. In District 14-6A, Langham Creek claimed second seed and Cy-Woods tied for fourth seed with Bryan and Tomball Memorial high schools. In District 17-6A, Cy-Falls and Cy-Creek finished as third seed and fourth seed respectively.

Bridgeland Girls Cross Country Team Wins Second Consecutive Title

Bridgeland girls’ cross country team clinched its second consecutive district title at the District 14-6A Cross Country Championships. The top three teams and 10 individuals in each race advanced to the regional championships. Bridgeland’s Cassidy Graham, Elisa Grillo, Madeleine Wilson, Allison Millan, Brook Hensley, Haley Williams and Athena Reyna won the top seven spots, along with Cy-Woods’ Julia Ameringer (8th) Elizabeth Davis (10th) and Cy-Ranch’s Emma Elsbury (9th).

Bridgeland Boys Cross Country Team Wins First Title

Bridgeland boys’ cross country team won its first title at the District 14-6A Cross Country Championships. The eight CFISD boys who advanced to the regional championships were Bridgeland’s Randy Smith (1st) and Cody Gambrell (5th), Cy-Wood’s Xavier Torres (3rd), Cy-Ranch’s Ivan Garcia (4th), Kelton Hibbard (6th) and Andres Herrera (8th), Cy-Springs’ Pablo Martinez (9th) and Cy-Lakes’ Anthony Arocena (10th).

CFISD Alumnus Paints Portraits Honoring Deputy Dhaliwal

The Cy-Fair community mourned the death of HCSO Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was an alumnus from Jersey Village High School. Sergio Martinez Jr., who attended Jersey Village and later Cypress Falls High School, decided to honor the fallen officer in his own special way by painting three portraits of Deputy Dhaliwal. The portrait with the American flag was donated to Deputy Dhaliwal’s partner, while his sister received one showcasing a profile of his face. Sergio said the Harris County Sheriff’s Office approached him about producing another for the department.

National Charity League Seeking Mother-Daughter Members in Cypress

National Charity League (NCL), Inc. is seeking new mother-daughter members during its annual Membership Drive in five chapters in Cypress. NCL is the premier mother-daughter nonprofit organization committed to developing socially responsible community leaders through mission-based programming while strengthening the mother-daughter bond. The core program includes leadership development, community service, and cultural experiences. Chapters in the Cypress area accepting applications for membership from sixth grade girls and their mothers are:

Cypress Belles | MembershipCypressBelles@nclonline.org

Cypress Gems | MembershipCypressGems@nclonline.org

Cypress Pearls (also accepting other grades in addition to sixth graders) | MembershipCypressPearls@nclonline.org

Texas Diamonds | MembershipTexasDiamonds@nclonline.org

Yellow Rose | MembershipYellowRose@nclonline.org 

NCL, which has grown by nearly 70% in the last decade, has more than 72,000 members in hundreds of chapters across the nation. Last year, those members contributed more than 2.7 million volunteer hours to more than 4,000 local philanthropy partners and their chapters, resulting in a $66 million fiscal impact. National Charity League will proudly celebrate its 95th anniversary in 2020. For more information about National Charity League, Inc., please visit NationalCharityLeague.org.