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Cadet commander was honored to place a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
By Cindy Ziervogel
Even though Samantha Guerrero always possessed the right mix of skills, attitude and background for military service and leadership, it took watching …

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

ELKINS HS STUDENT WINS 2013 WORLDWIDE STAR SEARCH AWARD – Elkins High School junior Ehweavworia “Aria” Enaohwo received the “Star of the Year 2013” award presented by Worldwide Star Search during the company’s 2013 Summer …

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

HARVEY ZHU WINS SEVENTH PLACE IN ONLINE CHESS TOURNAMENT – Brazos Bend Elementary School second-grader Harvey Zhu participated in the second annual Online National Chess Invitational Championship. He competed against several other top players from …

Seeing Dancing Doubles Seeing Dancing Doubles

OR IS IT THE TADEMY “TRIPLETS” WHO TURN MORE HEADS?
By Cindy Ziervogel
If fans at a George Bush High School dance team performance think they’re seeing double, they are. If they wonder if it’s an illusion, …

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

LOCAL AUTISTIC TEEN ARTIST RECOGNIZED AT TEXAS SENATE – The Texas Senate recognized 17-year-old  Grant Manier for his outstanding achievements as an artist. Grant is a student at FOCUS Academy who has been diagnosed with …

Travis High Theater Students Win State Championship Travis High Theater Students Win State Championship

The One-Act Play champs will be a hard act to follow
By Don Maines
Travis High School won its second state championship of 2013 when theater students performed scenes from Israel Horovitz’s “Unexpected Tenderness” at University Interscholastic …

Isabella Marino is the first to admit she’s not like other fifth-grade girls Isabella Marino is the first to admit she’s not like other fifth-grade girls

Her Career Plans: Computer Programmer or NFL Kicker
By Cindy Ziervogel
Isabella Marino, a fifth-grader in Cornerstone Elementary School’s Gifted and Talented program, is passionate about two things: computer programming and football. It’s a Sunday toss of …

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

TRAVIS HS SENIOR RECEIVES RANDY ARNAUD SCHOLARSHIP – Ryan Bell, a senior at Travis High School, has been selected from more than 170 applicants as the recipient of the Randy Arnaud Memorial Scholarship from the …

Art, Inspired by Dad – Michelle Huang Art, Inspired by Dad – Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang is only 16, but she’s drawing attention as an artist
By Cindy Ziervogel
Michelle Huang is just halfway through high school and she has already earned some of youth art’s most coveted titles. Michelle …

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

FBJSL AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS FOR OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERISM – The Fort Bend Junior Service League presented Arielle Schochler and Victoria Rigsby with college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for their outstanding volunteer …

Samir Rahi’s nonprofit school organization Samir Rahi’s nonprofit school organization

By Cindy Ziervogel
Just about any kid and even some adults could stand to learn a life skill or two from Samir Rahi, a freshman at Clements High School. Samir learned most of the skills; time …

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

FOSTER HS ARTIST NAMED GRAND RESERVE CHAMP – Foster High School student Rachael Faye Becker is the Reserve Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Show. Her piece, “Peek-a-Boot,” was the …

Youth Volunteer of the Year Named Youth Volunteer of the Year Named

Volunteering seed planted at an early age
By Cindy Ziervogel
Trevor Schnupp never thought he’d be recognized for having fun.  And fun is how the 18-year-old Dulles High School senior described all his years of volunteer work. …

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Signs on as Title Sponsor for Sugar Plum Market Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Signs on as Title Sponsor for Sugar Plum Market

The Sugar Plum Market features more than 100 vendors from across Texas with unique items perfect for gift-giving.
The Fort Bend Junior Service League  announced that Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the title sponsor of …

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

 
LAMAR CONSOLIDATED HS SPEECH STUDENTS COMPETE – Four Lamar Consolidated High School students competed with more than 1,000 students from all over the state at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament in March. Drew Heugel …

Drilling for the Right Answers Drilling for the Right Answers

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 …