Stone Gate Home Owners Association vice president Robert Partin surprised Cypress Falls High School theatre directors and principal Becky Denton with a check for the total amount requested of $3,751.05 to renovate the school’s black box theater on Friday.
Robert Partin, vice president with the Stone Gate Home Owners Association and Stone
Gate Adopt a School program, far right, surprises (L-R) Cypress Falls High
School principal Becky Denton and theatre directors Sherry Frank and Cory
Kelley with a check for the full amount requested ($3,751.05) to make
renovations to the school’s black box theater.
The funding is $751.05 more than the school would have won through the SMASH Make a Musicalcontest, which ran from March 12-April 10.
“I thought it was awesome that they were willing to step up and help us in the first place,” said co-director Cory Kelley. “We were more than all right with making up the difference for extra costs. The full amount makes it even more amazing.”
The Stone Gate Adopt a School program has donated more than $400,000 to schools and community organizations over the last 10 years.
Kelley said the generosity of CFISD community members never ceases to amaze him.
“I’ve been working with the district for 4 ½ years and I’ve had other opportunities to go elsewhere, but what I love about Cy-Fair is that even though it’s a big district, the community has a clear investment in its schools. They always step up when they are needed.”