Hundreds of HISD student-athletes filled Delmar Fieldhouse Wednesday, Aug. 23, for Athletics Media Day, an initiative created by Athletics Director Andre’ Walker in 2022 to provide high school athletes exposure to professional media training at no cost.
“I think it’s very important for our kids to have some form of training and understanding in how they ought to respond to certain questions they’re being asked in interviews,” said Walker. “If they have an opportunity to receive some proper training, it makes interviewing easier and makes them feel more comfortable.”
Each year before the start of a new football season, the Touchdown Club of Houston names its Preseason All-Greater Houston UIL High School football team. This year, two HISD seniors were selected to represent the district at the annual Touchdowner of the Year gala, where they were recognized alongside athletes from neighboring school districts.
Houston Independent School District has a legacy of producing some of the top athletes, not only in the state of Texas, but the entire sports world. For the third year in a row, the HISD Athletics Department hosted its annual Hall of Honor ceremony to recognize those who have paved the way for today’s rising student-athletes.
For the first time in 33 years, an HISD student is the UIL 6A state champion in girls tennis. Bellaire High School freshman Catherine Shen earned the title after winning district, regionals, and three state matches to advance and win the final round of the tournament.
Shen is only the second freshman to win the 6A state tournament and the first HISD freshman in history.
HISD Strategic Communications Specialist Travion Harmon met with Shen to discuss her athletic achievement and her plans for the future.
HISD Athletics summer camps are in full swing, but registration is still open for students in grades 6-11.
The department will continue to host a variety of summer camps each week throughout the month of June at different HISD athletic facilities to enhance students’ athletic skills while learning about committing to cooperative goals, perseverance, and physical well-being.