TAPPS Fall 2023 Photo Award Winners

TAPPS Fall 2023 Photo Award Winners

Cypress Christian School photographers exhibited their talent and skill in the 2023 TAPPS Photo Contest. In the 4A division, our photographers earned 11 student awards – one first place, two second place and eight honorable mention awards, and two faculty award – two honorable mention awards. On a special note, in the 4A Animal category, CCS was awarded 50% of the awards. We are so proud of all the photos that were submitted for the contest and are already thinking about our entries for next year.

Animals:

  • Second Place – Cailea Chalton (Madikwe Lions)
  • Honorable Mention – Kayla Barfoot (Yellowstone Bison)
  • Honorable Mention – Keaon Chalton (Untitled)
  • Honorable Mention – Hank Yeates (The Bug)

Landscape/ Scenic

  • Honorable Mention – Kayla Barfoot (Majestic Mountains)
  • Honorable Mention – Keaon Chalton (Tswalu Landscape)
  • Honorable Mention – Colton Beckman (Alaska Dog Sled)

Sports 4A:

  • First Place – Jackson Gibb (Tunnel Vision)

Student Life 4A:

  • Second Place – Tatum Webb (Reading Time)
  • Honorable Mention – Allison Exum (Homecoming Confetti Celebration)

Waterscapes 4A

  • Honorable Mention – Jackson Gibb (Arctic Freeze)

Faculty:

  • Honorable Mention – Rachael Lechman (Price)
  • Honorable Mention – Rachael Lechman (47-0)

Thank you for encouraging our student photographers to strive for excellence. CCS is proud of their accomplishments.

Out of the Box Christmas

"Out of the Box Christmas"

On December 14-15, the Middle School Intro to Theatre class performed “Out of the Box Christmas” for their families and classmates. The show featured eighth-grader, Bella Wright, as the crazy drama teacher dealing with a costume mix up for the nativity play including, wisemen dressed as cowboys, shepherds dressed as pirates and angels dressed as cheerleaders. But even with the hilarity of the situation, the message of Jesus’s incredible birth was clear. The performance was made complete with a special appearance by the CCS Middle School Choir singing a “Christmas Love Song.”

On December 14-15, the Middle School Intro to Theatre class performed "Out of the Box Christmas" for their families and classmates. The show featured eighth-grader, Bella Wright, as the crazy drama teacher dealing with a costume mix up for the nativity play including, wisemen dressed as cowboys, shepherds dressed as pirates and angels dressed as cheerleaders. But even with the hilarity of the situation, the message of Jesus's incredible birth was clear. The performance was made complete with a special appearance by the CCS Middle School Choir singing a "Christmas Love Song."

2023 Christmas Program

2023 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

On Thursday, December 7, the sanctuary of The MET Church was filled with the sounds of Christmas. Our youngest TK Warriors opened the evening with a song, followed by amazing performances from the secondary choirs. With the help of high school drama students and members of the drumline, our K-5 students honored the Lord Jesus while performing “The Little Drummer Dude.” Thanks to the CCS fine arts directors, faculty, staff, students, volunteers and the staff at The MET Church for making this event a joyful and God-honoring occasion. Merry Christmas! 

CCS One Act Play is STATE RUNNER-UP!

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On November 11 and 12, Cypress Christian School’s One Act Play students competed in the TAPPS State One Act Play Competition in Kerrville, TX with their performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher ” by Rick Elise. Students worked diligently as a team and received State-Runner-Up (second place). Upon reviewing their scores with the TAPPS judges, students learned that one of the three judges gave them a state champion (first place) rating. This is a huge accomplishment and we hope you join us in celebrating their achievements.

SENIORS: (6)

Robby Mynes, Ezekiel Hogan, Rayne Harris, Ashleigh Townsend, Jackson Broussard, Brandon Fivecoat              

JUNIORS: (10)  

Avery Connelly, Ester Torres-Pinheiro, Nicole Santos, David Romero, Matthew Storey, Noah Utley, Sasha Farrington, Barrett Wilhelm, Emily Muse, Katie Schmitt           

SOPHOMORES: (8)

Zak Wright, Erica Davenport, Caden Kreitz, Gabe Caldwell, Jerry Kiely, Alison Richard, Danielle Roberts, Aidan Salazar

 FRESHMAN: (1)

Lydia Duphorne      

Cypress Christian School was also the school that won the most individual awards in the contest:

  • Sophomore, Caden Kreitz, and Senior, Jackson Broussard, were recognized as All-Star Technicians
  • Junior, Ester Torres-Pinheiro was awarded Honorable Mention Cast for her performance as Smee
  • Seniors, Robby Mynes and Rayne Harris, along with Junior, Nicole Santos, were recognized as All-Star Cast members for their performances as Boy (Peter), Mrs. Bumbrake and Molly, respectively

Students made lots of memories and look forward to another award-winning season next year as they move up to Division I. Students would like to thank their directors, (Marit Broussard, Kiley Harris and Jessica Mynes) chaperone/trailer driver, (Daniel Wright) and their parents for their unwavering support and dedication.

Great job, Warriors! Way to bring home the silver!  

Alumni News – May 2021

ALUMNI NEWS - MAY 2021

Makayla Frye (’16) graduated in May 2020 from Baptist Bible College and Cox College of Nursing. Since then she has worked as a nurse in Springfield, MO, and served at High Street Church. This spring, she was approved as a WIN (World Initiative Network) missionary to Kenya and will be working with Real 4 Christ Ministries. Makayla says, “Ever since stepping off the plane to spend the summer of 2017 in Kenya, I knew that is where God wanted me to be. That summer I grew in my love for ministry, for God’s people, and specifically for the people of Kenya. I can’t wait to see how God is going to use this next phase of my life, and am humbled that He has chosen me to go share the Gospel and be His hands and feet to the incredible people of Kenya.” For more info: Real4Christ.com/

Click here to learn more about alumni on campus, college graduations, Warrior weddings and little Warriors by reading the May 2021 Alumni Newsletter.


If you have news to share, Submit Alumni News or email [email protected].

To read alumni news throughout the month, follow the Cypress Christian School Alumni Facebook page Facebook.com/CypressChristianSchoolAlumni, Facebook group Facebook.com/Groups/2353703922 and the CyChristianAlumni Instagram account. To read previous alumni newsletters: CypressChristian.org/Alumni/Alumni-News.

ALUMNI NEWS – APRIL 2021

Ashley Milstead Wilson (’14) married Colby Wilson on March 6, 2021. Ashley recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is starting a new job at Liberty Hill Child & Family Counseling.

Ashley Milstead Wilson (’14) married Colby Wilson on March 6, 2021. Ashley recently graduated from Sam Houston State University with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is starting a new job at Liberty Hill Child & Family Counseling. She looks forward to working with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as their family members. Colby works for Ashton Woods Homes in the Warranty Department. Colby and Ashley live in Leander, TX.

Click here to read the April 2021 Alumni Newsletter.


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To read alumni news throughout the month, follow the Cypress Christian School Alumni Facebook page Facebook.com/CypressChristianSchoolAlumni, Facebook group Facebook.com/Groups/2353703922 and the CyChristianAlumni Instagram account. To read previous alumni newsletters: CypressChristian.org/Alumni/Alumni-News.

Alumni News – March 2021

Josh Clark (’01) is the owner of Neverland Balloons and Facepainting and says that his business has really been growing. His TikTok account, @BalloonJosh, which provides fun, family-friendly content, has grown to over 1.4 million followers in just five months.

Josh Clark (’01) is the owner of Neverland Balloons and Facepainting and says that his business has really been growing. His TikTok account, @BalloonJosh, which provides fun, family-friendly content, has grown to over 1.4 million followers in just five months. He now gets paid to make TikTok videos and is also listed as Balloon Josh on FamousBirthdays.com.

Josh is a graduate of Columbia International University where he earned a B.S. with a double major in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies. His wife Amanda is a second-grade teacher at CCS and the couple attends Greater Houston Church.

Click here to read the March 2021 Alumni Newsletter.


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To read alumni news throughout the month, follow the Cypress Christian School Alumni Facebook page Facebook.com/CypressChristianSchoolAlumni, Facebook group Facebook.com/Groups/2353703922 and the CyChristianAlumni Instagram account. To read previous alumni newsletters: CypressChristian.org/Alumni/Alumni-News.

Alumni News – January 2021

Maddie Echols ('17) graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2020 earning a degree in communications, a minor in sociology and an associate degree in foreign language.

Maddie Echols (’17) graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2020 earning a degree in communications, a minor in sociology and an associate degree in foreign language. She says she is forever grateful for everyone who has supported her over the years. “I truly couldn’t have done it without y’all.”

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ALUMNI NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2020

“There is a new Warrior in town,” says alumnus Justin Kirtley ('04) and his wife/former CCS teacher, Natalie Kirtley. Their daughter Carlee Kirtley started third grade at Cypress Christian School this year, and they are so excited!

“There is a new Warrior in town,” says alumnus Justin Kirtley (’04) and his wife/former CCS teacher, Natalie Kirtley. Their daughter Carlee Kirtley started third grade at Cypress Christian School this year, and they are so excited! “Today marks a very exciting day! We made the decision to switch to CCS this year. It has been on our hearts for a while now and, honestly, it felt so right when we called and toured the school. We know so many wonderful people there from our time at CCS. It seriously feels like home. We felt so much peace dropping her off.”

Click here to read about 10 more second-generation Warriors and other alumni news.


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ALUMNI NEWS – JUNE 2020

Congratulations to our alumni college graduates, newlyweds, new parents, future Warrior and thank you to an alumni serviceman – all featured in this issue of the Warrior Alumni Newsletter.Click here to read about our Warrior alumni.

Congratulations to our alumni college graduates, newlyweds, new parents, future Warrior and thank you to an alumni serviceman – all featured in this issue of the Warrior Alumni Newsletter.Click here to read about our Warrior alumni.


If you have news to share, Submit Alumni News or email [email protected].

To read alumni news throughout the month, follow the Cypress Christian School Alumni Facebook page Facebook.com/CypressChristianSchoolAlumni and the CyChristianAlumni Instagram account. To read previous alumni newsletters: CypressChristian.org/Alumni/Alumni-News.

Due to widespread power outages and potential safety issues, school is CLOSED, and all activities are CANCELED tomorrow, Friday, May 17.

School will reopen on Monday, May 20. Updates will be sent by text and email, as needed. Please stay safe!