Everyone was a winner at the Stilettos last get together before taking a break for the summer. Danell Fields handed out door prize after prize – bags, jewelry, scarves, hats, wine, gift certificates to Worth Wear and the grand prize, a summer lounge chair won by Devon Alexander. It was so relaxing to just sit in Amedeo’s back room, nibble on yummy fried oysters, brie and fried calamari and visit for an hour or so with Lynn Fields, Suzanne Monk, Denise Krieger, Millie Garrison, Wendy Alexander, Linda Copeland, Emmy Lee, Connie Chandler and Anita Davis. Some plans were made as well for fun events coming soon including the Empty Stocking Toy Drive and Ladies Night for Humble Area Assistance Ministries in December. Watch this space for details!

And just like that we’re at the halfway point of 2015. Congratulations to everyone who survived graduations and project graduations and those on their way to empty nesting. Congratulations to five Kingwood High School students who received $1000 scholarships from the KHS PTSA - McKenzie Chen, Jordan Fuja, Laura Hunt, Jordan Umrysh and Tanner Walker. KHS PTSA also presented Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Honorary Life Membership to Deborah Cesarek, Elizabeth Herink, Pam Lard and Mindy McQueen in recognition of their distinguished service to children and youth.

Howdy, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2019! SAVE THE DATE! The Kingwood Humble Aggie Moms Howdy Party is Sunday July 26, 2015, 3-5 p.m., for new and returning students and their families (both the College Station and Galveston Campuses) at First Baptist Church in Kingwood. There will be gifts for each Aggie student, snacks, door prizes, a meet and greet with Fish Camp Counselors and more! Come meet other Aggies! Special Guest Speaker: Alyssa Michalke, First Female Corps of Cadets Commander in the 139 year history of Texas A&M!

Danell Fields hosted a very informative Ladies Beauty Luncheon at the Kingwood Country Club with guest speakers Dr. Mark Schustermann, a renowned plastic surgeon specializing in reconstruction and mom makeovers; Dr Charlie Campbell, hometown chiropractor and practitioner of functional medicine; Shannon McIntyre of McIntyre Skincare, who spoke about the newest advances in skincare; and Rebecca Madden, Kingwood Country Club’s Day Spa director, gave useful tips for everyday skincare. Enjoying the healthy lunch of grilled chicken salad and angel food cake while picking up useful pointers were Michelle Parnell, Cynthia Nix, Sharon Lewis, Carole Covey, Diane Blanco, Robin Martinez, Kyle Campbell, Donna Wiener, Kathy Adkins, Annette Wood and a whole host of beautiful women.

The Kingwood Women’s Club was founded in 1985 with the goal of providing volunteers to perform service through various community organizations. KWC, which now has over 130 active members, has exceeded its original goal and has been able to add generous donations to local organizations as part of its community service. Since its inception in 1985, Kingwood Women’s Club has donated a total of $919,910 to organizations in the Kingwood and Humble,Texas area. Their logo, the dogwood, has four petals, which symbolize commitment, community, charity and camaraderie. Congratulations to their new board members, installed at their May luncheon: Executive Board President Bobbie Wells, Vice President of Projects Carole Covey, Vice President of Programs Su Duggan, Vice President of Membership Kaye Reifschneider, Vice President of Ways and Means Clotile Berlin, Vice President of Philanthropy Debbie Spears, Vice President of Social Sara Fuchs, Secretary Donna Wiener and Treasurer Lu Ann Schmidt.

The Humble Intercontinental Rotary awarded five scholarships to Humble Independent School District students last week including the first annual CATE (Career and Technical Education) and the first annual CARES (Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service). Congratulations to Humble High School’s Olga Sanchez for the CATE Award, Karishma Desal, also from Humble High School, for the CARES Award and the final three scholarships, awarded to the winners of the Rotary’s Four Way Test and all from Atascocita High School – Madison Nelson, Aisha Khan and Courtney Nguyen.

Congratulations to the newly minted Kingwood High School Fillies Military Officers for the 2015-2016 school year. Fillies director April Swensen formally announced the new team: Colonel Hannah Lam, Lt Colonel Amy Felder, Lt. Colonel Sydney Fletcher, Captain Caroline Knox and Lt. Madeline Snell.

Welcome to the new Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman who fills the shoes of former Constable Ron Hickman, our newly appointed Sheriff. Constable Herman will be working closely with Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle, Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack, Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, Precinct 1 Commissioner El Franco Lee and Donald Seward, promoted to fill Herman’s position as Harris County Precinct 4 Assistant Chief.

Congratulations to the Students of Character, chosen from all of Humble Independent School District’s secondary schools. These students, awarded certificates from US Congressman Ted Poe and State Representative Dan Huberty, exemplified the six pillars of character promoted throughout the school district’s curriculum: responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship and caring. This year’s Students of Character are: from Atascocita Middle School, Allie Roe and Ryan Abante; from Creekwood Middle School, Hannah Boyd and Zane Russell; from Humble Middle School, Nadya Celeste and Taurean Sales; from Kingwood Middle School, Lindsey Broussard and Hayden Park; from Riverwood Middle School, Jacqueline Barry and Jacob Vasquez; from Ross Sterling Middle School, Autumn Bailey and Gerardo Garza-Luna; from Timberwood Middle School, Olivia Schoch and Alan Whitehead; and from Woodcreek Middle School, Nadia Armstrong and William Dunn.

Happy belated birthday to my good friend, Karen Boughton