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!