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Best friends strike oil with Foster’s EnergyQuest Team
By Cindy Ziervogel
Diem Tran and her best friend Elizabeth Nguyen think one of the funniest things about being on the award-winning Foster High School EnergyQuest team, besides the …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students March 2013 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students March 2013

Stone Garrett
STONE GARRETT SELECTED FOR UNDER ARMOUR ALL AMERICAN BASEBALL GAME – Stone Garrett, who plays outfield for George Ranch High School, has been selected early by Baseball Factory and has committed to participate in …

Young Animal Lover Launches a Purr-fect Business Young Animal Lover Launches a Purr-fect Business

Recycling old computer monitors into custom-designed cat beds

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Feb 2013 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Feb 2013

FIRST COLONY SWIM TEAM MAKES A SPLASH AT WINTER JUNIOR NATIONALS. Simone Manuel, Brett Pinfold and Kaitlyn Swinney had outstanding performances at the 2012 USA Swimming Winter National Championships. The group came away with numerous best …

Aakash Jacob Aakash Jacob

By Cindy Ziervogel

Aakash Jacob has his mind set on the brain. He loves learning about, talking about and for the past three years, doing research all about the brain. Ever since Aakash was 13, he’s …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Jan 2013 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Jan 2013

STUDENTS AT SUGAR MILL MONTESSORI COLLECT FOOD ITEMS – Students at Sugar Mill Montessori School collected non-perishable food items for the Fort Bend County Women’s Center. This year, SMMS not only met, but exceeded its …

Victor Taylor Victor Taylor

By Cindy Ziervogel
Victor Taylor’s job is child’s play. Victor is 9. Just a kid, acting like a kid, in a place where kids hang out. Yet once a month he shows up for work where …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Dec 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Dec 2012

HARRISON TWINS ANNOUNCE COLLEGE CHOICE ON ESPN – Travis High School basketball standouts Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced their college of choice during a live ESPN broadcast, which took place in the school’s gymnasium in …

Have Song, Will Travel Have Song, Will Travel

Language academy student Edbony Colemon wins grant trip to Japan
By Cindy Ziervogel
L ittle did Edbony Colemon know back in the summer after seventh grade that hearing a beautiful song on the radio would change the …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Nov 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Nov 2012

JUNIOR ROYALTY NAMED AT FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR – New royalty was crowned at the Fort Bend County Fair in September. Fair Princess Lizzie Rule was surrounded by her court — Ava Lucas, first runner …

When She Speaks Others Listen; When She Writes They Read When She Speaks Others Listen; When She Writes They Read

Twelve-year-old writer Alice Harvey transforms her assignment into Kindle eBook
By Cindy Ziervogel
A lice Harvey, always the dutiful student, took her sixth grade English Language Arts (ELA) assignment very seriously last year. She journeyed through the writing …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Oct 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Oct 2012

TRAVIS HS MARINE CORPS JROTC NAMED NATIONAL NAVAL HONOR SCHOOL – Travis High School’s Marine Corps JROTC has been named a National Naval Honor School by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Travis unit is only …

Kempner senior Chris Sabbagh’s summer field trip of inspiration Kempner senior Chris Sabbagh’s summer field trip of inspiration

Assignment: Connect With Global Visionaries, Bring Great Ideas Back Home
By Cindy Ziervogel
It wasn’t a typical field trip for Chris Sabbagh, a senior at Kempner High School, or FBISD educator Naomi Brown. There weren’t any trinket …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Sept 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Sept 2012

LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS EARN SILVER AWARD – Girl Scouts from Troop 724 in Sugar Land received the Girl Scout Silver Award at a ceremony.
This award symbolizes a Cadette Girl Scout’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and …

Eric Saldanha Eric Saldanha

 

To this Travis student, history never gets old
By Cindy Ziervogel
History Day programs awaken us from historical slumber. In a world characterized by accelerating change, there is no better way to get a sense for time, …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Aug 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Aug 2012

JILLIAN ROSS NAMED COCA-COLA REGIONAL SCHOLAR – Jillian Ross, a 2012 graduate of Clements High School, was selected as one of 250 Finalists in the 2011-12 Coca-Cola Scholars Program, presented by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. …

Fort Bend ISD: Are you Ready for Some Football?! Fort Bend ISD:  Are you Ready for Some Football?!

A preview of the new season’s schools and players to watch
By Melanie Saxton
With a new school year upon us, fans are already wondering, “Will Fort Bend head back to state?”
Fans are still buzzing about last …

Hightower Student Has Her Eye on the Sky Hightower Student Has Her Eye on the Sky

Aviation program puts her on cloud nine
By Cindy Ziervogel
The sky’s no limit for Dimple Joseph, who had an unusually easy time coming up with a career objective, most likely making her the envy of anyone …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Jul 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Jul 2012

SARTARTIA MS BRINGS HOME THE GOLD – The Lamar Consolidated High School speech and debate team hosted the  fifth annual Mustang Middle School Festival.  Sartartia Middle School came home with one of the three major …

Imagine This: Kids reach their global “Destination” Imagine This: Kids reach their global “Destination”

By Cindy Ziervogel
Three Fort Bend ISD teams brain battled against some of the world’s most innovative minds at the Destination Imagination (DI) finals held at the University of Tennessee.
About 8,000 students representing 1,200 teams also …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Jun 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Jun 2012

HIGHTOWER HS STUDENT TAKES FLIGHT WITH HISTORIC AVIATION GROUP – Dimple Joseph, a junior at Hightower High School, has always dreamt of flying, but never imagined she would fly with the Bronze Eagles Flying Club …

Holy Cow! Moolah for Art Holy Cow! Moolah for Art

 Terry High artist wins First Place in national Art of Dairy contest­
 
By Cindy Ziervogel
It’s not that Fariha Rashid, a senior at B. F. Terry High School, took herself too seriously; it’s just that of all …

Starting A Club That Cares Starting A Club That Cares

Student launches Red Cross club at Travis High School

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students May 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students May 2012

TRAVIS HS STUDENT WINS SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION – Travis High School theater student Robert Jamerson won first place in the English-Speaking Union’s regional Shakespeare Competition held at Main Street Theater in February. Robert represented the Houston …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Apr 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Apr 2012

CLEMENTS HS STUDENT MAKES PERFECT SAT SCORE – Lilly Shen, an 11th-grade student at Clements High School, earned a perfect score of 2400 on her SAT test. She also made a perfect score of 240 …

George Ranch’s Garrett in Under Armour Baseball Tournament George Ranch’s Garrett in Under Armour Baseball Tournament

But playing at home with the same guys since Little League is why he loves the game

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students March 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students March 2012

GEORGE RANCH HS RECEIVES AWARD – The Touchdown Club of Houston awarded George Ranch High School a Special Achievement Award during its annual Sportsmanship Luncheon. Terry High School was third out of 14 finalists for …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Feb 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Feb 2012

LAMAR CONSOLIDATED SENIOR  EARNS EDMUNDS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Lamar Consolidated High School senior Morgan Pierce received a $500 scholarship from The Edmunds Foundation.
Morgan qualified for the scholarship by writing an essay about Nanotechnology. She plans …