Busy School Year for Cinco Ranch High School

Tom Behrens

Cinco Ranch High School students have been busy competing in several academic and club contests, continuing the Cougar tradition.


Cinco Ranch Boys and Girls Bowling teams competed at the Region VIII championships with teams from Katy and the Conroe area.


The Girls Varsity (pictured L-R: Holly Payne, Sydney Tran, Rheilyn Cox-Rodabaugh, Samantha Bailey, Inessa Tate, Captain Isadora Tate, Hailey Tran, Morgan Ferguson) edged Taylor to finish Second and earn a trip to State Championships on March 25.

The Boys Varsity: Captain Jack Conrad, Cutter Thompson, Anderson Tate, Gavin Tan, Daniel Idishkin, Dylan Lincoln, Adolofo Dittrich, Carson Wagner gave it their all, but in the end fell just short of qualifying for States.

In Singles, Cutter Thompson, Anderson Tate, Jack Conrad, Sydney Tran and Rheilyn Cox Rodabaugh all competed and played well but none advanced to state.

FFA @ Katy ISD Livestock Show & Rodeo:

These exhibitors worked hard over the last 9 months, 5 months, or 45 days to prepare their animals for the show ring.

Cinco Ranch HS had many members compete in the Katy ISD Floral Challenge, Special Rodeo, Best Buddies Grand Drive and Scramble in the Katy Rodeo. Cinco Ranch FFA brought home 8 Championship banners and sold 32 animal projects in the Live Premium Auction on Saturday! Katy ISD Livestock show broke a record of $945,000 going back to our exhibitors in premium sale, barn sale & add on’s!

Katy ISD Floral Challenge Participants:

Lainey McDonald & Alejandro Pereira

Maddie Thomas & Hailey Tran

Caroline Kemner & Tazia Dickinson

Ciara Williams & Bella Keenoy

Danna Salazar & Kaelin Ring

Lily Ragsdale & Whitney McDonald

Rabbit Show:

Elizabeth Mahady – Grand Champion Showmanship

Payne Rainosek – 3rd Place & Showmanship Callback

Jan Betancourt – 5th Place & Showmanship Callback

Hailey Tran

Brady Price – Showmanship Callback

Lucia Ball – Showmanship Callback

Sasha Stewart – Showmanship Callback

Meagan Christian

Lucy Schuler – Showmanship Callback

Jacavia Lewis

Ella Mirabelli – Showmanship Callback

Trace McElyea

Broiler Show:

Logan Bates – 8th Place

Swine Show:

Rachel Grant – Reserve Overall Market Swine

Isaac Maya – Grand Champion Showmanship

Daisy Stovall – Reserve Champion Showmanship

Class 1

Faith Piper – 1st Place & Showmanship Callback

Reagan Galloway – 2nd Place

Taya Charchuk – 3rd Place & Showmanship Callback

Emma Avery – 4th Place

Connor Reese – 8th Place

Justin Sapp – 10th Place

Delaina McDaniel

Vince Maya

Class 2

Whitney McDonald – 2nd Place

Riley Skinner – 4th Place

Jakob Cadena

Zach Jones

Aidan Plut – Showmanship Callback

Class 3

Adison Baker – 1st Place & Showmanship Callback

Caroline DeBow – 3rd Place

Izzy Baldazo – 5th Place

Ciara Williams – 8th Place

Class 4

Harmonnie Cantu – 3rd Place

Class 5

Ellie Shanks – 7th Place

Class 6

Laniey McDonald – 3rd Place & Showmanship Callback

Class 7

Madison Thomas – 4th Place

Micah Thibodeaux – 7th Place

Steer Show:

Class 1 Shea Rainosek – 3rd Place & Showmanship Callback

Class 4 Landon Sturdevant – 5th Place

Goat Show:

Austin Carr – Grand Champion Overall Goat

Regina Gonzales – Reserve Grand Champion Overall Goat

McKenna Guyton – Grand Champion Showman

Class 1

Ella Jordan – 1st Place & Showmanship Callback

Class 2

Connor Matthesseen – 7th Place

Class 3

Lily Ragsdale – 5th Place

Jayden Moon-Schneckenaichner – 7th Place

Holden Calkins – 9th Place

Casey Williams

Class 4

Cody King – 1st Place

Sydney Herring – 2nd Place

Bennett Rothwell – 7th Place

Sieanna Cantu – 8th Place

Alex Salinas – 9th Place

Philip Courtois – 10th Place & Showmanship Callback

Class 5

Isabella Keenoy

Class 6

Aubrey Watts – 2nd Place

Jacob Kohlmaier – 9th Place

Patrick Keener – 4th Place

Lamb Show:

Ariyanna Strong – Reserve Grand Champion Overall Lamb

Class 1

Kaitlyn Lin – 4th place

Charlie Griffiths – 8th place

Mia Moderski – 9th place

Class 2

Kaylee Martinez – 2nd Place & Showmanship Callback

Kaylee Barnett – 3rd Place

Daniil Rudnik

Class 3

Payge Deen – 1st Place & Showmanship Callback

Lily Foremann – 5th Place

Class 4

Cole Scott – 2nd Place

Class 5

Morgan Thamm – 3rd Place

Best Buddies Grand Drive Participants:

Ibby Siebenman & McKenna Guyton – 3rd Place Lamb

Award Recipient

McKenna Guyton – Old Katy Originals Service Award

Scholarship Recipient

Mia Moderski – Katy Rodeo Scholarship

Calf Scramble Winners

Aidan Plut

Connor Matthesseen

Patrick Keener

Lily Ragsdale

Vince Maya

Ag Teacher Games:

Mrs. Gaines brought home the WIN against Seven Lakes & Mayde Creek Ag Teachers.

Technology Student Association (TSA):

The CRHS Technology Student Association (TSA) chapter participated in the Regional competition at Jordan HS. In the “STEM Olympics”, students compete in over one hundred events covering all aspects of STEM, ranging from Engineering Design to Photographic Technology and Digital Arts.

The CRHS Chapter advanced ten students to State in multiple events. State competition will be held in Fort Worth in April.

Matthew Watson set a Cinco record by finishing in 1st place and qualifying for State in four events:

Wood Manufacturing

Metals Manufacturing

Engineering Design Drawings

Engineering 3D printing

Codind 2nd Place – STATE Qualifier

Teymur Hajiyev

Kartik Rai

Children’s Stories – 2nd Place – STATE Qualifier

Janice Zhang

CAD Architecture – 3rd Place – STATE Qualifier

Mikee Macalello

Dragster Design – 3rd Place – STATE Qualifier

William Lu

Flight Endurance – 4th Place – STATE Qualifier

Stephanie Salazar

Lone Star Exam – STATE Qualifiers

Valerie Bedoya

Matthew Watson

Samantha Nebrijo – Regional high score of 92

Vanessa Qi

Software Development – 7th Place

Nikita Bazhanov

Children’s Stories – 7th Place

Sophia Rivera Rojas

Samantha Nebrijo

Vanessa Qi

Audio Podcasting – 9th Place

Josh Lennon

Max Finnegan

Tulio Hidalgo

Jake Van Slyke

Dragster Design – 9th Place

Cole Jiral

Software Development – 10th Place

Jacob White

Rohan Pandit

CAD Engineering

Matthew Watson

Danaka Mitchell

Rafael Calderon

Valerie Bedoya

Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) Competition:

The CRHS Art Department had 70 students participate in the TAEA Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE). Students meet individually with a judge and participated in a critique that included prior written responses by the student and a discussion with their specific judge.

From the almost 2000 entries at the competition from multiple districts around Region 4W, 11 CRHS students had artwork chosen to advance to State VASE in April.

Nevaeh Gregory

Isabella Hidalgo

Najung Jo

Varvara Martynova

Maylin Narvaez

Daniella Navas

Dang Nguyen

Abigail Romero

Kaitlyn Soule

Kara Sparks

Alexis Willis

CRHS VEX Robotics to State Championship:

Two of Cinco’s Vex Robotics Teams have secured a spot in this year’s State Competition.

Team 24626Z, formed by Dimitris Kalafatis, Puneesh Kapoor, Stevie Oberhofer, Angelo Reyes, Arjun Somavarpu, and Delaney Tao, and Team 24626S with Barron Bryce, Aric Bulos, Nicolas Cohen, Tamim Hasan, and Lucca Marinaro will be participating in State Region 3 Championship.

Congratulations to all the Cinco Ranch High School students, hard working teachers, and sponsors who help to make these resources available!