April 17, 2018 – Greathouse Elementary School, Midland, Texas
MISD along with partner, First Tee West Texas; held their official launch event announcing the arrival of the First Tee National School Program in Midland. Audra Hooker – MISD Director of P.E., Health, and Wellness made the initial selection of four schools to begin the programming. These four schools are Burnet, Franks, Greathouse, and Washington STEM Academy. Each school began their NSP program in October of 2017.
Attending the event were MISD officials: Orlando Riddick-Superintendent and Audra Hooker along with 32 kids (8 from each school), PE instructors, and many parents. Additionally, the event was honored to have two special guests in attendance – Ms. Pepper Peete, Development Associate-Outreach from The First Tee national headquarters in St. Augustine, FL., and Midlands own Judy Rankin, World Golf Hall of Fame member and Golf Channel Lead Analyst for the LPGA Tour.
During the event the kids from the four elementaries demonstrated to attendees how their daily program lessons are preformed.
MISD is planning to add many more schools in the fall of 2018. ECISD is also planning this fall to launch the National School Program in their elementary schools.
For more information about the National School Program (NSP) and how your child can participate call:
Bill Kirby – Exe. Director (see contacts above)