Katy Texas News
Posted February 15, 2011
Rylander Elementary student Titan Doll was chosen to represent the school in the Elks National “Hoop Shoot” competition in the 8-9 year old division. Founded by Elks National Foundation, the “Hoop Shoot” national free throw contest is now in its 39th year. The ultimate goal is to advance to national competition and win a scholarship.
The contest begins within the physical education programs in the elementary and junior high levels. Each school holds free throw contests and winners are chosen to represent their school in the local competition. One boy and one girl from each school represents their age group (8-9 years, 10-11 years, 12-13 years) and competes against other students in their school district.
The local competition this year was held in January at Mayde Creek High School. Each competitor had two rounds of free throws to make. Titan made 19 out of 25 free throws, putting him in a three-way tie and two rounds of tie-breaker shoot-offs. Out of almost 30 competitors in the 8-9 year old age group, Titan placed third and came home with a trophy.
On February 9, Rylander Elementary volunteers enjoyed a luncheon hosted by school staff.Â Every year, teachers and staff of the school show their appreciation to their volunteers byÂ treating them withÂ a lunch, an array of desserts and goodies to take home. This year’s luncheon, “Volunteers Warm Our Hearts,” wasÂ coordinated by Gail Mikeska, teacher liaison of Rylander Elementary PTA. The volunteers had a wonderful time enjoying their meal, visiting with one another and took home a nice mug filled with coco mix, which was perfect for the chilly day.
First grade teachers led their Rylander Rhinos through the hallways of Rylander Elementary.Â To celebrate the 100th day of school, Rylander held its annual parade. First and second grade students marched in the procession displaying their originality through their 100th day outfits.
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