Basketball team speaks against bullying

Basketball team talking with youngsters

From left: Duop Reath, Da’Jon Streeter, Andre Edwards, LaDarrius Chester, Julian Powell, Malik Anderson, Javonte Cooper, and Tim Coleman.

Rooty Rebel and the Lee College Basketball Team took part in a special assembly this week at Bowie Elementary School to encourage students to show respect for themselves, their classmates and their school by not bullying others.

Head Coach Roy Champagne and the student-athletes reminded students at the assembly to walk away and tell a teacher if they or someone they know is being bullied, and to always treat others with kindness. The team also passed out pencils and posed for photos with students and teachers during their visit.

The Runnin’ Rebels will kick off the regular 2015-16 basketball season Saturday, Oct. 31, in Plano against Odessa College as part of the East v. West Texas Challenge. The first home game is Friday, Nov. 6, against Collin County Community College. See the full schedule.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite office in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit