Band, Choir and Students Earn Honors for Virtual CPL Music Festival
Congratulations to our TIS US Chamber Choir and US Concert Band on their performances at our (Virtual) CPL Music Festival this week. Both groups recorded selections for submission to the CPL Music Festival and earned II (Excellent) ratings from our judges. Sophomore Mehala Muthukumar and junior Vijay Muthukumar entered solos in the festival, and each received II (Excellent) ratings.
Middle School Student Places in State Chess Tournament
Social distancing and altered tournaments did not slow Finley Andrews down! He competed in several virtual chess tournaments and placed, qualifying him for the state chess tournament. On Saturday, March 13, Finley competed in the state chess tournament and placed 15th out of one hundred participants. Congratulations, Finley, you make us #PantherProud!
Congratulations to our art students who participated in the Friends University Art Challenge Week! They competed in both the juried art competition and in their art-a-day Art Challenge Week on social media where they've won a pizza party for the entire school from Friends University!
Sophomore English teacher, Monica Patiño felt some magic in her classroom last week. And, what made it even better was it was unexpected. When they students finished Wilder's Our Town, and after some symbolism work, they were asked to to create their own time capsules that people would theoretically find 1,000 years later, like in the play.
If I told you that Bob Fisher was better at basketball than Lebron James, you’d probably want to know who Bob Fisher is. If you know who he is, you might think I’m crazy.
Bob Fisher, Kansas’s native son, the pride of Centralia. Twenty-four time world record holder Bob Fisher. The man who set six basketball world records in one hour. Lebron James is nowhere near any of these records.
Back in 2011, Fisher set a record by making 2,371 free throws in one hour. He alternated shots between his right hand and left hand. With his right hand, he shot with 86% accuracy. This eclipses the paltry 73% free throw shooting percentage that Lebron James holds for his career. Bob sank 71% of his free throws using his left hand.
Wait. I know what you're thinking. These are false comparisons. Fisher’s world records for free throw shooting don’t compare to the accomplishments James has had in his career. The idea that I would take this single skill set and use it to extrapolate such a bold and blatantly bad opinion is ridiculous. You might want me to consider all the other areas in which Lebron James excels and has demonstrated over and over again that he is in elite company in the world of basketball.
I hope you all had a wonderful and refreshing holiday break. We are all set for an amazing semester, and I look forward to seeing each and every one of our Panthers continue to grow, thrive, and surpass our expectations as we continue to earn our reputation as the best school in Wichita.