SIX Creekview teams—more than any other school in the nation—have advanced to the semifinal rounds of the Harlan Institute Virtual Supreme Court competition. This year’s case, currently pending before the actual U.S. Supreme Court, is Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, which deals with whether universities may use race as a factor in admissions decisions. Students read through hundreds of pages of case materials to develop arguments and submitted both full legal briefs and recorded oral arguments. The top 12 teams from each side advanced to semifinals and virtual elimination rounds will continue over the course of the Spring until competitors are narrowed down to the top team on each side, which will compete in person at Georgetown University School of Law in May.
Please join me in congratulating these Creekview student teams for advancing:
Congratulations to Creekview High School Band All-State Qualifiers
This past weekend, two Creekview High School band students were selected to the Texas All-State Band. This is the highest individual honor for a high school musician, only 2% of the competing students achieve this distinction!
Congratulations to Creekview High School Band Members Osmar Flores (12) earning a chair on Bb Clarinet from Dan F. Long Middle School and Isidoro Martinez (11) earning a chair on Tenor Trombone from Blalack Middle School.
Throughout the semester, students learn and practice three difficult etudes to audition for a panel of judges that evaluate through through Phase 1, Phase 2 and then the Area Auditions before earning placement into the Texas All State Bands. Creekview High School had 17 students make one of the 4 All Region Band for Region 31 and out of those students 4 students placed high enough to advance to the TMEA Area Auditions, two of which made the All State Band.
Osmar Flores, 12th grade - Bb Clarinet
Isidoro Martinez, 11th grade - Tenor Trombone
"We are incredibly proud of all students that participated in the All-Region, Area and All-State process, regardless of making it or not," Said Mr. Arturo Denis, Director of Bands at Creekview High School. "Being able to learn this difficult music and dedicate the time and effort to refine it has elevated our members playing ability and inspired many to make it a future goal in our program. We're incredibly proud of our Creekview Band members and program"