The Reader’s Theater returns to the Lone Star College CyFair – Natural Self Esteem

After a pandemic-related hiatus, the Lone Star College-CyFair Reader’s Theater returns this April with two one-act plays.

This spring, Reader’s Theater will read The Bicyclers and A Proposal Under Difficulties by John Kendrick Bangs. English professor Laura Taggett, a member of the theater, said she and the other memoirs would cover the Jane Austen-like works and take the contestants back to 1896.

Talent includes professors from other faculties such as history professors Keith Altavilla and James Seymore, education professor Shamim Arastu, and others.

“Dramatic reading is right up my alley, having been doing it in class for years. What had to be figured out in that (opening) show was how,” Seymour said. “We decided to do the performance like a radio play, where we read dramatically without actually acting the part. That and reading the lines instead of memorizing them made it an easier task for busy professors and staff.”

The lack of memorization gives readers less time investment but more fun learning the material.

“I’m participating because I’ve always had an interest in theater but have never been involved much in the field,” said Arastu, one of the returning cast members. “I like to step into the shoes of a character and I can do it without the pressure of ‘playing’ them.”

Theater will be held on April 6 at 12:00 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater on campus, 9191 Barker Cypress, Cypress. It will also be live on WebEx on April 8th at 10am GMT.

-Contributed by Lone Star College CyFair

Lone Star College-CyFair Welding Student Rodeo Scholarships

Two Lone Star College-CyFair welding students, Seve Leal and John Williams, received scholarships to attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

“This scholarship has been a tremendous financial help to me and my family,” Williams said. “I can continue to educate myself and make my way to becoming a welder and eventually an entrepreneur.”

Both students plan to continue their education after completing their Associates at LSC-CyFair.

“The Houston rodeo scholarship has given me more confidence in the career path I’m taking, and I’m grateful because I know others will support the path I’ve chosen,” Leal said. “The grant also allows me to achieve equipment goals more quickly, such as: B. buying a welding machine to practice welding at home.”

-Contributed by Lone Star College CyFair

Empowerment programs run by Cy-Fair schools

In February and March, CFISD secondary campuses celebrated their empowerment with the “Guys in Ties”, “Thousand Guys and Gals in Ties”, “Girls in Pearls” or “Leading Ladies” conferences, events and programs.

Students from Jersey Village High School, Cypress Spring High School and other campuses participated with their peers in fashion shows, talent shows, speaking engagements and career days.

The empowerment programs were developed by the staff of Cypress Springs High School and have been a presence in the district ever since.

– Provided by Cy-Fair ISD

Bridgeland, Cypress Creek, and Cypress Ranch high schools advance in UIL One-Act Play

Students in UIL one-act plays at Bridgeland High School, Cypress Creek High School, and Cypress Ranch High School advanced to the next level in their respective competitions.

Cypress Ranch’s production of “Treasure Island” took first place in Bi-District 15/16A, while Bridgeland’s “Leading Ladies” took second place. Cypress Creek placed third in 17/18-6A with “Eurydice.”

Students will compete again on April 1st and 2nd.

– Provided by Cy-Fair ISD

18th Annual Air Force Junior ROTC Pass in Review at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

The Annual Air Force Junior ROTC Pass in Review was held March 26 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium with 850 cadets from 12 CFISD high schools.

“When we have drill meetings and competitions, that’s just part of any school. But here the majority of cadets were out,” Senior Master Sgt. James Core, aerospace science instructor at Cypress Ridge, said. “That just shows you the camaraderie of the Air Force. We teach the kids what it’s like to become one as a whole team. We have teams at each school, but now everyone gets a chance to see the big team by bringing all 12 high schools together.”

Members of the CFISD Board of Trustees also attended, as did campus administrators.

– Provided by Cy-Fair ISD

Three Cypress Woods High School students participate in HP CodeWars

A team of three Cypress Woods High School students, freshman Bowen Yang and seniors Victor Nguyen and Jack Le, won third place in the Hewlett Packard Enterprises CodeWars Championship.

“The Cypress Woods computer science team worked really hard this year and put in effort all the way through 212,” said Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods CodeWars sponsor. “Our goal is always to compete against the best and perform at the highest level. We are constantly improving and hope for a strong end to the contest season. I am very proud of the team.”

– Provided by Cy-Fair ISD

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