The Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees recently recognized six student-athletes who have excelled on the field and arena, as well as in the classroom.
Queens Intermediate eighth grader Elton Dyer was honored for his efforts as the starting quarterback for the Hornets and as the point guard on the district champion basketball team. He was a top five finisher in all cross country meets and district champion in the high jump and long jump. In addition, Dyer became the new district record holder for the high jump when he broke a 27-year record held by Jeff Wylie by clearing 6'5" in the high jump. Dyer was selected Hornet Athlete of the Year and is on the AB Honor Roll.
Memorial High School girls' golfer Christina Stringham was recognized for advancing to the state golf tournament for the third year in a row. She placed fifth at the state event. In academics, she is also known for her high level of achievement, as she currently carries a 3.7 grade point average.
Leroy Scott, a junior, has started for the South Houston High School football team since he was a freshman and has carried honors such as 2007 district honorable mention and first-team all-district defensive back in 2008 and 2009. Scott was just nominated to participate in the US Army Bowl in San Antonio where some of the top college prospects in the nation will be attendance. Scott has a 3.12 GPA in the classroom and has verbally committed to play for Mack Brown and the University of Texas Longhorns
Jaime Esquivel recently graduated from South Houston High School. The senior pitcher led the Trojans to the playoffs for the first time in 23 years and a bi-district championship. Esquivel finished the year with a 7-5 record, throwing 85 innings with 30 walks and 151 strikeouts for a 1.847 earned run average. Esquivel has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Rice University.
Representing the Pasadena Memorial softball team, Sydney Aguilar and Amy Smith were part of a team that went 25-12 and were bi-district Champions, area champions, and a regional quarterfinalist. Aguilar and Smith were part of a team that overcame adversity and injuries to have the best season in school history. Aguilar was an all-district first team catcher and Smith earned first-team all district honors at first base. The two were also named to the District 22-5A all-academic team. Aguilar will play college softball next year at Southern Mississippi, while Smith will return for Memorial next season.