February 24, 2015
Cypress Springs High School students celebrate their gold medal in the #FuelGreatness Breakfast Games at NRG Stadium on Feb. 20. Sponsored by Fuel Up to Play 60, Dairy MAX and the Houston Texans, the competition helped teach children to see food as fuel to start their day.
Feb. 23, 2015—Three teams of CFISD students placed in the top three of their respective divisions at the new game-style competition, the #FuelGreatness Breakfast Games, at NRG Stadium on Feb. 20.
Sponsored by Fuel Up to Play 60, Dairy MAX and the Houston Texans, the Breakfast Games empowered students with knowledge about food choices and how to fuel their school day.
Competing among 130 students from districts such as Aldine, Wharton and Katy, CFISD students were scored in events such as a quiz bowl, dance obstacle course, crabwalk relay, football toss, javelin throw and fitness obstacle course.
Cypress Springs High School won the gold medal in the high school division. Team members were Zakaria Sheikh, Roshad Dorsey,Lawrence Ghansah, Tyreek Lovings, Andrew Martinez Perkins,Anthoney Mahoney, Brian Harden, Jeffrey Orise, Adam Fisher andEloi Viramontes.
“I’m very proud of how the Panthers conducted themselves,” said Rusty Rohan, Cypress Springs assistant football coach. “The kids had tons of fun and were super competitive. They got to learn how important proper nutrition and having an active lifestyle is. They were the life of the party at every event. I love these kids and the young men they have become. They definitely represented our school, community and district well.”
Salyards Middle School won the silver medal in the middle school division. Team members were seventh-grade students Casey Brown,Sjoren Rimbey, Karmariah Myers, Joseph Guillory and Jeremiah Marshall; and sixth-grade students Charlie Moore, Mason Calvert,Marshall Barstow, Lauren Allen and Elyssa Hubbs.
Hamilton Middle School won the bronze medal. The team featured students Grace King, Jordan Barnhardt, Shelby Smith, Kaitlyn Sams,Khari Clark, Cameron Phillips, Ryan Nelub, Reed Smith, Ty Dubinsky and Derek Parker.
The lead-up event to National School Breakfast Week (March 2-6) and National Nutrition Month (March), school participation in the #FuelGreatness Breakfast Games hinged upon breakfast participation and student knowledge through Fuel Up to Play 60’s reward program. During the monthlong contest period, the four districts served 9,751 breakfasts daily equating to a total of 224,273 breakfasts.
Cypress Springs students stand in front of NRG Stadium after participating in the #FuelGreatness Breakfast Games.
Hamilton Middle School students prepare to compete in the #FuelGreatness Breakfast Games.