I hope you all had a fantastic Fourth of July – full of food, family, fun, fireworks and patriotic love of our country!
I am currently enjoying a couple of weeks off sailing around the Galapagos archipelago with a good number of other Ledouxs from around the country celebrating summer and Don and Lucy Ledoux’s 80th birthdays. The yacht (boat? ship? vessel?) only carries 20 passengers and fully half of them are family. I’m sure Daniel will be posting pictures via Facebook of all the amazing wildlife and marine life.
Out and About on the 4th of July:
Over at Valley Ranch was a crush with hundreds of people enjoying Pat Green and yummy food from my favorite BBQ guy, Dave Welch. Mark and Marie Linabury were there as well as Laurel Erickson, Teresa Welch, Matt Kee, Claude Guillemette, John Smith, Cullen Stowers, Ron Holley, Kathleen Pennese, Sheila Hebert and so many others.
At the Kingwood Country Club were Darryal and Connie Chandler, Rick and Kelly Paull, Danny and Geralyn Sullivan, Gene and Beth Powell, Sam and Casey Schrade, Carol-Leigh Harvey, Rachel Harlin, Kay Manning, Karen Fennell, Kurtz and Katie Stowers, Sydney Ware, Allison McCrady, Danell Fields, Jay Fields, Jess Alan Fields, Kathy Smith, Kimberly Rice and Helen Reuland who enjoyed fireworks, food and children’s activities.
At Kingwood Town Center were also hundreds of people munching on food from all the different food trucks and snagging prime outdoor seating at Chachi’s while enjoying entertainment from a number of live bands. Nancy Foisner was enjoying the day with adorable grandson Caleb while Juanita Zavala checked out the scene before heading off to see what was going on over at the Kings Harbor celebration. It felt a little strange not having the annual Alspaugh’s Street Dance – hope it comes back next year.
Congratulations to the 52 student athletes from Humble ISD who made the commitment to play college athletics this coming school year.
Thirteen baseball players are headed off to college: from Atascocita High School – Clay Bradford at Temple Junior College, McCrae Kendrick at Angelina Junior College, Zachry Schneider at Truman State University, Hudson Luce at San Jacinto College and Steven Cortina at Alvin Community College; from Kingwood Park High School – Matthew Burke at Flagler College, Brandon Madden at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Parker Roberts at Centenary College of Louisiana and Clay Sowell at Tufts University; from Summer Creek High School – Daniel Garza and Matthew Yound at Schreiner University and Dylan Smith at St. Edwards University; from Kingwood High School – Trey Dees at Southwestern University.
Eight student athletes will be running track at the collegiate level: from Summer Creek High School – Mason Schrade at the University of Houston, Amiya Matthews at Nicholls State University, Jaylon Jacobs at Northwestern State University and Ashton Frey at Southwestern University; from Atascocita High School – Mari Robinson at University of Louisiana at Lafayette; from Humble High School – Jaden Johnson at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale).
Six basketball players and a student assistant signed commitments: from Atascocita High School – Daizah Garner will be a student assistant while Shaniya Klauser plays basketball at Jacksonville College; from Humble High School – Chyndall Daniels at Schreiner College, Melanie Wenkebach at Rust College and Maribel Gomez at Esslesia College; from Summer Creek High School – Dylan Phillips at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Teagan Brouwer at Cowley College.
Eight football players are headed to college as athletes: from Humble High School – Isaiah Robinson at Navarro Junior College, Jarrell Wheeler at Bethany College and Glenn White at Louisiana College; from Atascocita High School – Kenneth Bray at Texas Lutheran University, Holden Stubbs at Illinois College and Carrington Wooden at Millsaps College; from Kingwood High School – Michael Van Uden at Millsaps College; and from Kingwood Park High School – Hunter Watkins at Austin College.
Running cross country at the collegiate level: from Kingwood High School – Leah Sanders at Southern Arkansas University and McKenzie Clark at Texas Tech University; from Summer Creek High School – Avery Martinez at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Five Humble ISD soccer players will be running on the pitch at college: from Kingwood High School – Andrew Kovacik at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Arron Pontiff at Blinn Junior College and Noah Siega at Paris Junior College; from Summer Creek High School – Omar Avila at Marymount University and Luis Civallero at Hendrix College.
Atascocita High School’s Jacob Witkowski signed with Dallas Baptist University for bass fishing and Olivia Schoch will cheer at the University of Texas.
Swimmer Emma Frey of Kingwood Park High School committed to Southwestern University while Summer Creek High School’s Magdelene Gullion signed to swim at Hendrix College.
Claire Slaughter of Kingwood Park High School signed on to play tennis for the Southeastern Conference at the University of Arkansas.
Atascocita High School’s Maddie VanDyke will continue to play volleyball at New Mexico Junior College.
Connor Wood of Kingwood Park High School will wrestle at Schreiner University.
Good luck at college to all of you.