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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Artist Recreates Famous Logo; Wins State Artist Recreates Famous Logo; Wins State

By Cindy Ziervogel
National contest was “just another project” for doodler
Doodle queen Alessandra Jara holds a pretty special place in the doodle world.  The Reading Junior High eighth-grader was named a state finalist in the Doodle …

Lexi Stavinoha: ‘Tween Country Western Sensation Lexi Stavinoha: ‘Tween Country Western Sensation

By Melanie Saxton
Only 12, this seventh-grader has played hundreds of gigs and is headed toward stardom
Alexis Lanea Stavinoha, known simply as Lexi, could sing better than she could talk at the age of two. “I …

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

GIRL SCOUTS OF RAINBOW STARS SERVICE UNIT ATTENDS NATIONAL CONVENTION – Rainbow Stars Service Unit played a vital part in the 2011 National Council Session/52nd Convention. With 100 years to celebrate and a new century …

Missouri City Teen Awarded Texas Wildlife Youth Volunteer of the Year Missouri City Teen Awarded Texas Wildlife Youth Volunteer of the Year

Hunter Farber is a hunter who likes the
quiet of the country
By Cindy Ziervogel
Hunter Farber’s patience is as evident in conversation as it is in his experience with the Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP).Hunter is 13 …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Dec 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Dec 2011

FIRST COLONY SWIM TEAM MEMBERS COMPETE IN JAPAN – First Colony Swim Team members Kyle Yu, Jordan Hancock, Romy Landeck and Simone Manuel were all part of the NCSA All American Team that competed in …

FBISD Grads Pedal from Texas to Alaska FBISD Grads Pedal from Texas to Alaska

Three UT students spent 70 days and 4,000 miles biking for cancer awareness
By Cindy Ziervogel
Shannon Kintner was only a casual bike rider and self-described nerd when she first heard a fellow student recruit for a …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : November 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : November 2011

PATRIOT DAY HONORS LIVES LOST ON SEPT. 11 – Eighth-grade social studies classes at Bowie Middle School created a Memory Hall to honor the 3,000-plus victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. The exhibit included posters …

Petite Sugar Land Singer Has a Big Voice and Even Bigger Aspirations Petite Sugar Land Singer Has a Big Voice and Even Bigger Aspirations

Reagan Johnson looks ahead to a musical career

By Cindy Ziervogel
Reagan Johnson, who just moved back to Sugar Land from a three-year family stay in Dubai, is a study in contrasts. Everything about the talented …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : Oct 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : Oct 2011

BOOK CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE AT SCHIFF ELEMENTARY – Storybook characters came to life for students in the bilingual/English as a Second Language summer school program at Schiff Elementary. The school held a storybook character …

Puppy Love – Clements Senior Juggles School and the 24/7 Job of Raising a Guide Dog Puppy Love – Clements Senior Juggles School and the 24/7 Job of Raising a Guide Dog

By Cindy Ziervogel
Jenni Scarmado, an 18-year-old Clements High School senior, made no bones about the fact she wanted to take on a major volunteer project. She was tired of the haphazard couple of hours here …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : September 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : September 2011

GIRL SCOUT HOLDS DANCE CAMP TO EARN GOLD AWARD – Girl Scout Ambassador Tiana Griffin held a dance camp at the Fort Bend Women’s Center to earn the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold …

The Stage Feels Like Home The Stage Feels Like Home

Performing in a theatre or leading worship at church, Drew Essen is where he’s supposed to be

By Cindy Ziervogel
Drew Essen knows how to captivate a crowd. He has the talent to entertain and the gift …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : August 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : August 2011

STING SELECT TEAM TAKES TOP  HONORS IN TOURNAMENT – The 8u Sting Select Team in the First Colony Little League took first-place honors in the Memorial Day Madness tournament.  Team members are Trace Lee, Jacob …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : July 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : July 2011

FIRST COLONY MS STUDENT NAMED CITIZEN OF THE MONTH – A member of many First Colony activities and extracurricular programs, Bobcat Sophia Zekkour was selected as Citizen of the Month by the Sugar Land Exchange …