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GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2011
CONTACT: Jonathan Frey
(832) 386-1231
jfrey@galenaparkisd.com

Spring Signing Celebration in Galena Park ISD

          Congratulations to the three Galena Park High School and eleven North Shore High School athletes who were honored at the 2011 Spring Signing Day on May 26. Athletes signed scholarships for baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, track, and volleyball. Athletic Director for Galena Park ISD Ed Warken noted that over the last 20 years, Galena Park athletes have earned 70 scholarships, and North Shore athletes have received 350 scholarships. That is 420 athletic scholarships over the past 20 years, averaging 21 scholarships per year for Galena Park ISD athletes. This is another impressive group of athletes who Galena Park ISD community members can be proud of. It should be exciting to continue to follow their athletic achievements throughout college.

The following athletes earned scholarships:

BASEBALL
K. J. Black (NS) - Clarendon Jr. College
Efren Garcia (GP) - San Jacinto College
John Hernandez (GP) - Otero Jr. College
John Thigpen (NS) - Southern University

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Tayler Jefferson (NS) - Houston Baptist University
Katira Young (NS) - AIB Business College

SOCCER
Omar Chalhoub (NS) - Southwestern College

SWIMMING
Nicolas Alvarez (NS) - McMurray University

BOYS TRACK
Jaylon Hicks (NS) - Academy of Art University
Jayland Williams (NS) - Grambling University
Tarence McElroy (NS) - Southern University

GIRLS TRACK
Raquel Sims (NS) - Southern University

VOLLEYBALL
Tiphani Funk (GP) - St. Gregory University
Briliante Osborne - Grambling University

GPHS Athletes

Galena Park High School Athletes and Coaches celebrate their athletic scholarship signings. Pictured (front row L to R): John Hernandez; Tiphani Funk; and Efren Garcia. (back row) Mary Kellner - Galena Park HS Volleyball Head Coach and James Turrubiartes - Galena Park HS Baseball Head Coach.

NSHS Athletes

Eleven North Shore athletes celebrate as they sign scholarships to their respective colleges. Pictured from L to R: Katira Young; Tayler Jefferson; Briliante Osborne; John Thigpen; K. J. Black; Tarence McElroy; Omar Chalhoub; Jaylon Hicks; Nicolas Alvarez; Raquel Sims; and Jayland Williams.