Middle school electives fair welcomes future Cougars

Creek hosted its annual Middle School Electives Fair in the commons on Oct. 13. Clubs, classes, and sports teams set up signs and posters in hopes of convincing next year’s incoming freshmen to join.

Bats in hand, the boys’ baseball team, accompanied by coach Christopher Randolph, was excited to meet interested future players.

“It was pretty good,” senior and varsity team member Arturo Arreguin said. “Not as much middle schoolers came to our section. We only had one that came to our baseball section. It was pretty chill, though.”

Arreguin believes baseball is a good way, “to have a great experience, with learning how to be a team, showing life skills and everything.”

“We’re trying to build a culture here at Creek, a baseball culture with our program,” Arreguin said. “In a game of failure, you need to know how to fail first. You gotta learn how to fail so you can win.”

Other clubs and classes like Robotics, AFJROTC, and PALS also attended the fair. Water Polo, now a University Interscholastic League (UIL) sport, hoped to increase its incoming freshmen count.

Harrison Hyde, a junior and varsity water polo athlete for three years, was there to encourage middle school students to give the sport a thought.

“When I first joined, I was a freshman. I was trash at the sport. I was lost, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, I didn’t know what athletics I wanted to do,” Hyde said. “But the team was super welcoming.”

Junior Hadi Houssamy and Hyde gave advice to the incoming freshmen who want to try water polo in their high school careers.

“The progress you see yourself make is the best part,” Hyde said.

“You have to invest your time into the sport,” Houssamy said.

Houssamy also advises the students to take up the chance to join a water polo club, such as Cy Fair Water Polo Club Sharks.

“A lot of kids who do water polo also join clubs outside of school. It’s a very good way to train their skills,” Houssamy said.