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Posted on: May 25, 2017

The Woodlands Township Board holds meeting

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (May 25, 2017) – The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a regular meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.

The Board of Directors recognized several accomplishments in the community:

  • Approved a proclamation acknowledging The Woodlands College Park High School’s JROTC Marine Corps and Academic Team as the 2017 National Drill and Academics Champions. College Park was one of only 15 of the 265 eligible schools nationwide to compete for the national championship. With a total of 39 students participating in the championship, this was an unexpected and unprecedented victory for a program in only its third year of existence. This remarkable victory is a credit to the leadership of Principal Dr. Mark Murrell, Senior Marine Instructor Major Cody Stewart, Marine Instructor Sergeant Major Christopher Combs, and all the members of the College Park High School Marine Corps JROTC Drill and Academic Team. The 2017 The Woodlands College Park High School Marine Corps JROTC Drill and Academic Team participants are: Alan Andhavarapu, Michael Beadle, Roger Bennett, Emily Bratton, Corbin Bubb, Ken Bundy, Alec Bushong, Meleah Caron, Rheanna Caron, Devin Clifton, Jose Conde, Paul Curcio, Ryan Dejournet, Manny Figueredo, John Gill, Richard Hairgrove, Ashlyn Hendryx, Ethan Hernandez, Kenneth Kikuchi, Ashlynn Krigbaum, Braedon Leshe, Jesus Lopez, William Lynch, Cristina Morilla, Carola Murguia, Jaylyn Myles, Jessica Ojendiz, Vanessa Ortiz, Jaden Peterson, Stacey Peuplie, Desiree Rigoli, Brianna Robohn, Cooper Snyder, Tjaden Stanosheck, Clayton Stewart, Zakary Villarreal, Nicholas Watson, Cole Wells and Mykela Williams.
  • Approved a proclamation acknowledging The Woodlands High School for winning the Class 6A Texas Track and Field Championship. The nine athletes representing the Highlanders left Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin this year with a total of 60 points, eclipsing George Ranch High School by 6 points followed by Converse Judson High School, and Oak Ridge High School. Cecil Gregg earned gold in the long jump with a personal best 24 feet, 1 inch; Adrian Peperi earned a gold in shot put with a throw of 68 feet, 3.75 inches and a silver in discus, and Kesean Carter claimed gold for a blistering time of 10:32 in the 100-meter dash. The Highlanders capped of the final event of the championships by snapping a 10-year Class 6A record with a time of 1:23:81 in the 4x200 enroute to recording the second fastest ever in the U.S. High School history with Ethan Bonner, Jacob Barrett, Jake Lanier and Kesean Carter. The Highlanders are under the direction of Coach Juris Green who now follows in the footsteps of his father Dan Green in leading the Highlanders to a Track and Field State Championship.
  • Approved a proclamation acknowledging The Woodlands Youth Rugby in winning the Texas State High School Championship. The Woodlands Youth Rugby team had a perfect season, undefeated; scoring a total of 621 points and 162 scored against the team. All practices and games are held at Alden Bridge Sports Park and The Woodlands Youth Rugby is an approved organization per the park rules. Head Coach Phil Beck, Forwards Coach Frank Rizzo and Backs Coach Doug Mooneyham, led the team to a 48-15 win for the final game against the Dallas Harlequins Colts. The coaches gave player-of-the-game honors to the entire team. Sipi Sipilano, Luke Rizzo, Anthony Tanguma, Timothy Brantley, Callum Rock, Jack Holdsworth, Alex Rayton, Stijn Albers, Ian Martinez, Kieran Farmer, Matthew Myers, Tyler Watson, Eugene Bizer, Stephen Butler, Tyler Gartner, Joshua Triestman, Jonathon Jackson, Nicolas Corsico, Oliver Scheerhorn, Evan  Conlon, Langden  Smith, Manuel Sanchez, Leni Sanft and Derian Roper played in the final game against the Dallas Harlequins Colts. Thomas Dixon, Simone Feletoa, Mitchel Hoyer, Will Paxton, Dylan Vaughn and Tyler Baker played during the season. The Woodlands Youth Rugby team is ranked fifth in the country.
  • Approved a proclamation declaring July as Parks and Recreation Month in The Woodlands Township.

The Board of Directors then moved to the Regular Agenda:

  • Tabled a proposal to build out existing office space in Town Hall to accommodate the display of the donated model of The Woodlands and the relocation of CVB operations to the adjacent area.
  • Received a presentation on the San Jacinto River Authority Budget and proposed rate increase and related matters regarding the Groundwater Reduction Plan contracts.
  • Approved changes to the Board Policy Regarding Meeting Time and Format related to proclamations and reports and adding a President/General Manager’s Report to future meeting agendas.
  • Discussed a special event on Patriot’s Day, September 11, 2017, and directed staff to bring back more information to the Board in June.
  • Deferred a 2017 Interlocal Agreement with Montgomery County for the provision of Law Enforcement Services provided through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (C-2017-0458).

For more information on The Woodlands Township, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov, or call 281-210-3800.

Photo: The Woodlands College Park High School’s JROTC Marine Corps and Academic Team was recognized by The Woodlands Township Board of Directors, May 24, 2017, as 2017 National Drill and Academics Champions.

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