2017 GRHS ABC Scholarships are now available!

GeorgeRanchHSThe George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club is honored to make 10 scholarships totaling $23,000 available to George Ranch High School student athletes.  Scholarships will be granted for the purpose of recognizing outstanding seniors who have been representative of the high ideals of athletic competition at George Ranch High School.

2 – $4,000 “Always Believe” Scholarships
2 – $3,000 “One Herd, One Heartbeat” Scholarships
6 – $1,500 General Athletic Booster Club Scholarships

The following requirements must be met for all applicants:

  1. Student must be a senior graduating in the Spring of 2017.
  2. Student must belong to a family that is a member in good standing of the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club and the George Ranch High School Parent Teacher Organization.  (Join the ABC | Join the PTO)
  3. Student must be in good standing and have completed a full season of any athletic program that is listed on their application.
  4. Student must complete the scholarship application and essay(s) and turn it into Ms. Mobley, College and Career Specialist, by the published deadline.
  5. A transcript must accompany the application; therefore, all outstanding school fees must be paid.

The deadline to turn in the application is February 28th.  Late applications will not be accepted.  All candidates will be notified, via mail, once the evaluation and award process is complete.  Decisions are final.  Recipients will be recognized at the Spring Sports Banquet.  All funds will be sent directly to the college/university and applied to the recipient’s financial account.

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2017 Winter General Meeting

GeorgeRanchHSPlease join the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club for our 2017 Winter General Meeting on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 PM in the GRHS Library.  This is a great opportunity to meet the ABC Board, see what we have planned for the Spring, and discover how you can become more involved.  If you have not joined the ABC, you can join on-line or at the meeting.

George Ranch Sports App

grbuttonThe GRHS Athletic Booster Club has created a new mobile app for GRHS sports teams. It will become your single source for sport team rosters, schedules, event locations/directions, social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter), Live Audio (GRHS I-Radio), video (YouTube), etc. There is a lot of data in this app and it will continue to be expanded for additional GRHS sports teams throughout the year. You can download it now for your Apple and Android devices for only $1.99 per download using the links below.

 

President’s Letter

GeorgeRanchHSWelcome back to a new school year, Longhorns!

I hope everyone had a great summer and is looking forward to a new year of Longhorn athletics.  Our fall sports programs are under way and I am excited about all that our student athletes and coaches will accomplish this year.

Once again, our student athletes met the challenge in front of them and delivered District, Regional and State level honors to the Ranch.  Longhorn football, volleyball, cross country, wrestling, aquatics, golf, tennis and track and field all made UIL 5A State appearances.  Our football team won the 5A Division 1 State Championship and our Boys’ Track team brought home a couple of gold medals from the 5A State Meet.  You can see the accomplishments of our sports programs on our 2015-2016 Longhorn Wall of Fame.  We win at the Ranch!

The Athletic Booster Club (ABC) exists to serve our sports programs, student athletes and coaches at George Ranch High School, in the form of fundraising and volunteer resources.  The ABC accomplishments for the past year were:

  1. Raised over $40,000 at our annual Boots and Bling fundraiser.
  2. Donated over $40,000 to our Longhorn sports programs.
  3. Provided $20,000 in scholarships to deserving senior Longhorn student athletes.

This year, we are in a bit of a transition.  In the last UIL realignment, George Ranch was moved to Division 6A, while our other LCISD counterparts remain in 5A.  This means new opponents, new district, new traditions (and rivalries!) and higher expectations on our programs.  Competing against the big schools provides lots of challenges, and opportunities, to raise the bar for our sports programs.

The ABC needs to “step up the game” to meet these challenges, just like our coaches and student athletes.  We need EVERY family at the Ranch to play a role in supporting our sports programs.  We have several ways for you to get involved:

  1. Become a family member of the ABC by joining us today. We have a couple of different membership levels and for those that want to contribute financially, above and beyond, can do so at our Lone Star level.  Our goal this year is to get as close to 100% participation in the ABC as possible.   If you have a student athlete at the Ranch, we need your assistance to help serve and support these programs.
  2. Become a business member of the ABC through sponsorship. We have several business membership levels available, which include new signage on the athletic fields/facilities, GRHS iRadio advertising and much more.  We need our business community to rally around our sports programs so that every need is met.  If you have an employer willing to sponsor us, or are a local business owner, we would love to hear from you.

Families and businesses can sign up online at our website.  We can’t do what we do without the support of our Longhorn families, businesses and communities.  We challenge you to be a part of the best sports programs in the State of Texas!

Lastly, I would like to thank the ABC Board of Directors for all that you do.  We have a great team that is very focused on a challenging mission.  I love serving alongside each one of you.

One Herd, One Heartbeat!
Don McGee
President, GRHS ABC

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ABC Scholarships Announced

GeorgeRanchHSThe George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club is honored to announce the recipients of our 2016 scholarships!  The scholarships will be awarded to the recipients at the Spring Athletics Award Ceremony on May 23rd at 6:30 pm at GRHS.  Please join us to celebrate with these deserving senior student athletes:

David Kvinta $4000 “Always Believe” Scholarship
Shreya Desai $4000 “Always Believe” Scholarship
Noah Joe $3000 “One Herd, One Heartbeat” Scholarship
Lydia Masters $3000 “One Herd, One Heartbeat” Scholarship
Madeline Bares $1500 ABC General Scholarship
Sydney Scott $1500 ABC General Scholarship
Sydney Heikkila $1500 ABC General Scholarship
Allyson Dernehl $1500 ABC General Scholarship

Thank you to all of the students that took the time to apply and good luck on your future endeavors.

2016-2017 GRHS Athletic Booster Club Executive Officers

GeorgeRanchHSJoin us in welcoming the 2016-2017 George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club Executive Officers:

 

President:  Don McGee
1st VP of Merchandise/PTO Liaison:  Gina Burkett
2nd VP of Athletics:  Eddie Morris
3rd VP of Membership:  Josh Connealy
4th VP of Sponsorship:  Jeff Galvan
5th VP of Communications:  Bill Murray
6th VP of Fundraising:  Stuart Rimes
Treasurer:  Carol Kostelnik
Secretary:  Karen Reid

We would like to express our gratitude to outbound 1st VP Lisa Watson for her leadership and hard work this past year, and welcome Karen Reid as our newest member of the ABC Board of Directors.

ABC Spring General Meeting

GeorgeRanchHSPlease join the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club for our 2016 Spring General Meeting on Monday, April 25 at 6:30 PM in the GRHS LGI Room.  This is our most important meeting of the year.  The 2015-2016 fiscal year audit results will be reviewed, the 2016- 2017 budget will be presented for approval, and the 2016-2017 ABC Executive Officers will be elected (ballot) during this meeting.  In addition, this is a great opportunity to meet the current ABC Board, learn about this year’s accomplishments, see what we have planned for the future, and discover how you can become more involved.  If you have not joined the ABC, you can join on-line or at the meeting.

ABC Winter General Meeting

GeorgeRanchHSPlease join the George Ranch High School Athletic Booster Club for our 2016 Winter General Meeting on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 PM in the GRHS LGI Room.  This is a great opportunity to meet the ABC Board, see what we have planned for the Spring, and discover how you can become more involved.  If you have not joined the ABC, you can join on-line or at the meeting.

Longhorn Nation – Kick-off & Watch Party

LonghornNationKickoffPartyJoin Longhorn Nation as we recognize our awesome Longhorns students and kick back to watch the Houston Texans play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday October 4, 2015 at Constellation Field. The Longhorn Nation Kick-Off Pep Rally will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the game begins at noon. Tickets are $10.00 which includes admission and access to the moonwalks, carousel, silent auction, raffle entry, playground and splash pads. We’ll also have a few Longhorn favorites drop in to hangout with us. Visit www.sugarlandskeeters.com to purchase your tickets.

Volunteers are needed.  Click on the link to sign up.  www.signupgenius.com

There will be a silent auction.  Below are a few of the silent auction items:

  • Tex the Chi-Weenie (Chihuahua/Dachshund)
  • 4 Texans vs Titans Tickets with a suite
  • 4 Sugarland Skeeters Tickets for the 2016 season in the Insperity Club Level
  • Golf for 4 at Blackhawk Golf Course
  • Golf for 4 at Wildcat Golf Course
  • Golf for 4 at Sweetwater Golf Club
  • 8 passes to the Children’s Museum
  • Drive a Lexus for a weekend while you get your car detailed
  • Candice Byers Photo Session and 11×14 photo

More items to come!!!

*** Silent auction items must be paid for by cash or check. Payment will be due in full at the end of the Texans game

We will also be raffling off items during half time of the Texans vs Falcons game.

ABC Fall General Meeting – October 12, 2015

BillyLiucciPlease join us on October 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the LGI for our Fall General Meeting.

We are excited to announce that Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com will be joining us to discuss college recruiting (recruiting services, camps, social media, etc.) and share some information about Texas A&M athletics.  He’ll finish up with an open Q&A session.  If your student athlete competes in any sport and desires to learn more about the college recruiting process, this is a MUST ATTEND event!

Billy graduate from Fort Bend Kempner High School in 1992 and completed his Industrial Distribution degree from Texas A&M University in 1996.  Currently, he is the Vice President and Executive Editor of TexAgs.com.  TexAgs is an independent fan website that features articles, chat, forums and recruiting information about Texas A&M University sports.  In addition to writing for TexAgs, Billy co-hosts The Beliucci Hour semi-weekly radio show on 1150 AM in College Station, TX.

This event is open to all George Ranch families, including those who are not members of the Athletic Booster Club.  The ABC is able to host events such as these because of the generous support of our members.  If you are not yet a member of the ABC, you can join online, or sign up at this event.

We are asking that all families wishing to attend to let us know by completing this online form, so that we can guarantee adequate space:

RSVP Online

We are excited about having Billy with us and look forward to seeing you there!