“Title IX: How has it changed my world?”
Title IX is celebrating a birthday in 2012. Since it was passed as law in 1972, the opportunities for girls and women in education and athletics have soared. What impact have those opportunities had on you?
Learn more about Title IX! Visit the Starlings Title IX Resources Page.
Literary: Essay (1,000 to 2,000 words) | Poetry (no limit on length)
Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography
Deadline: Entries must be submitted by June 1, 2012.
Prizes: $1,000 in cash (to be presented at Nationals)
The same theme, “Title IX: How has it changed my world?” will apply to all age divisions. Below are the divisions according to grades. All written material must be emailed to the appropriate judge in Word format (please no designs, photos or colors). Include name, grade, Starlings team and club.
For details on where to send submissions, please view the contest guidelines (PDF).
Lacee is director and coach for us in San Francisco and her sister, Lindsay, coaches for us too. They are daughters, and ex-collegiate players, of my old friend and teammate, Danny Patterson.
Danny was founder of Paradise Bakery, which has sponsored most of our Arizona teams for many years.
Lacee shares the same determination and work ethic as her dad. Quite an accomplishment.
From: Lacee Phillips
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:36 PM
To: Byron Shewman
Hope you’re doing well! It sounds, like always, that you have been busy. I thought of you because I just had my first “coaches meeting” for the start of the season. We hope to have 4 teams this year between San Francisco and Daly City. John Kast is the guy who sent you the email about getting in touch and he is great. He has more experience than I do with the logistics, so it will be great to have him on board.
On another note, I know my dad told you that I finished the AZ Ironman It has been quite the stretch as I’ve balanced teaching full time, training, and the family. There is nothing like the point in the run around mile 22 when you realize, ‘I AM going to finish’–it makes all the work with every minute. Anyway, my dad thought you might want a picture or two.
Looking forward to the start of another volleyball season
Happy belated Thanksgiving
Club update from Starlings Hoyt, Kansas:
… ready to start another club volleyball season with the first year Starling’s team member from last year which they will have to move up to 13 and under this season. Wanted to also let you know that a majority of last years Starling’s player also play together in the Royal Valley Middle School 7th grade team and are doing well with a record of 6-1. I have had so many parents comment on how have the opportunity to participate in club vball last year has made a world of difference in there attitude, skill level and competitiveness. The word had gotten around in this little rural town that I am getting emails from the near by city of Topeka parents that they want their daughters to try out for Starlings this up and coming season. I hope to add a 10 and 12 and under Starlings team but only time, funding and resources will tell.
From Melissa Tecumseh from Starlings Hoyt, Kansas