Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Students Compete at AAU National Junior Olympics

Junior Olympians from SBISD campuses and their coaches were photographed together during the summertime competition. (Student ID's below)
More than 40 track and field student athletes from Spring Branch ISD took part in the recent AAU Junior Olympics Games held in Houston. The youth-oriented games, which celebrated a 50th year milestone, are the largest national multi-sport event for students across the United States.

A record breaking 14,000 student athletes competed in the games, which were held July 27-Aug. 6 in Houston. SBISD students competed at Turner Stadium in Humble. Junior Olympics ceremonies and a celebration of athletes were conducted July 31 at M.O. Campbell Center multipurpose facility located in Aldine ISD.

Congratulations to these SBISD students who attained national level reporting status in their particular age competition groups:
  • Francis Galdino, Stratford High, 17th nationally in the 3000 meters
  • Emanuel Galdino, Spring Forest Middle, 14th nationally in the 3000 meters
  • Divine Ozomma, Wilchester Elementary, 60th nationally in the 100 meters
  • Royale Jordan, Meadow Wood Elementary, 46th nationally in the long jump
  • Patricia Flores, Thornwood Elementary, 29th nationally in the 3000 meters
  • Gary Polk, Meadow Wood Elementary, 34th nationally in the 3000 meters
  • Mitchell Harper, Memorial Middle, 32nd nationally in the 3000 meters
  • William Amling, Frostwood Elementary, 22nd nationally in the 3000 meters
  • Devon Beckles, Spring Forest Middle, 20th nationally in the 1500/3000 meters
  • Jona Morford, Nottingham Elementary, 36th nationally in the 1500 meters
  • Abigail Davila, YES Prep Northbrook Middle, also competed in the 3000 meters 
Photographed, left to right, were:

Bottom row: Nathaniel Grant and Ellery Roberts, Meadow Wood Elementary; Isabel Davila, Sherwood Elementary; Daniella Pena, Meadow Wood; Jules Houston, Nottingham Elementary; Vijay Washington, Meadow Wood; Alex McLeod, Rummel Creek Elementary; Tristain White, Meadow Wood; Carsten Morford, Pine Shadows Elementary; Tyrone Hickerson, Nottingham; and Jazmine White, Meadow Wood.

Second row: Whakil Noor, Spring Forest Middle; Isabella Pena, Meadow Wood; Amelia Bommer, Valley Oaks Elementary; Angie Pena and Ariana Silva, Meadow Wood; Nathaniel Zorbroski , Nottingham; Ciara Sorto, Meadow Wood; Emmanuel Galdino, Spring Forest Middle; William Amiling, Frostwood; and Isa Carles, Bunker Hill Elementary

Third row: Coach Casey Brand; Michael Vincent and Ryan Mugia, Meadow Wood; Jona Morford, Nottingham; Eliah Aruor, Meadow Wood; Dunia Barundi, Spring Forest Middle; Joshua Boogie, Meadow Wood; Jackson Potter, Nottingham; Nikola Rodrigues, Meadow Wood; Patricia Flores, Thornwood Elementary; and Coach Lupita Flores.

Fourth row: Coach Angela Stribling; Garry Polk, Meadow Wood; Faisal Noor, Spring Forest Middle; Kamal Jalal, Stratford High; Zoraya Garza, Cornerstone Academy; Romelo Monticello and Royale Jordan, Meadow Wood; Mitchell Harper, Memorial Middle; Cameron Monticello, Meadow Wood; and Coach Rhonda Washington.

Top row: Divine Ozomma, Thornwood; Abigail Davila, YES Prep/Northbrook; Alyssa Bommer, Memorial Middle; Francis Galdino, Stratford High; Sarah Akpan, Spring Forest Middle; Devon Beckles, Spring Forest Middle; Barry Willson, Spring Forest Middle; Derease Steptoe, Spring Forest Middle; and Coach Joseph Flores.


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