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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 …

Passion Impels Her Passion Impels Her

Teen’s achievements in complex science research and other pursuits fueled by passion
By Cindy Ziervogel
Neerja Aggarwal is an experienced research scientist in the complex world of nanotechnology. She calls research her thing.
When it comes to understanding …

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

SUBURBAN SUGAR LAND WOMEN ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS – The 2011 Phenomenal Scholarship Recipients announced by SSLW all hail from Thurgood Marshall High School: Olewafemi Kinfeosi Adunbarin plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin …

Brother and Sister Run Away with Track Medals Brother and Sister Run Away with Track Medals

By Cindy Ziervogel
The Fields kids, Summor, 14, and Howard, 12, as well as older sister, Savannah, an 18-year old college freshman at Stephen F. Austin University, tried a variety of sports before they began running …

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

FORT BEND ISD HOSTS DIVERSITY CONFERENCE – Fort Bend ISD’s second annual High School Diversity Conference welcomed more than 500 students, representing each of the district’s high schools, for a day of learning, networking and …

Animal Attraction Animal Attraction

For shelter volunteer Amanda Mickan, leaving her favorite dogs and cats each time is the hardest part
One of the hardest parts of an internship at an animal shelter is most likely the clean up work. …

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

FINALISTS NAMED IN FORT BEND ISD’S QUIZ BOWL COMPETITION – The Quiz Bowl teams from Clements High School and Dulles High School were named finalists in Fort Bend ISD’s 2011 Quiz Bowl Competition. The competition …

Sixth Grade Teachers See Double Sixth Grade Teachers See Double

10 sets of twins at Dulles Middle School keep teachers busy
By Cindy Ziervogel
Fame has both its ups and downs. Just ask some of the kids that make up a very select group of students …

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

SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS TEAM HOSTS RESOURCE BOOTHS – Fort Bend ISD’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools team hosted a resource booth at all Fort Bend ISD high schools and specialized campuses to help inform …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : February 20118 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : February 20118

WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY MISMATCHES FOR A GOOD CAUSE – Williams Elementary had a “Mis-match day” to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Approximately $250 was sent to the St. Jude’s kids.

Elkins Actor Performs at State Festival Elkins Actor Performs at State Festival

Emmanuel Peeples is used to getting stares both on and off the stage. The eloquent and talented 17-year-old first joined and fell in love with theater in middle school. He quickly learned that being on …

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

LCISD STUDENTS OUTSTANDING PARTICIPANTS IN NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Three Lamar CISD students are Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Terry High School’s Kaleb Sterling and Caleb Williams made the list, as did …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : December 2010 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : December 2010

CLEMENTS NJROTC COMMANDER SELECTED AS HOMECOMING QUEEN – During a pre-game ceremony on Oct. 2 at Mercer Stadium, Cadet Lt. Cmdr. Christine LoPiccolo was crowned William P. Clements High School 2010-11 homecoming queen. Christine was …

Student, Jennifer Yu, Wins Man’s Best Friend Art Contest Student, Jennifer Yu, Wins Man’s Best Friend Art Contest

Jennifer Yu hopes to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Her mom says that animals are her passion — from hamsters to elephants.
The 11-year-old not only loves animals of all kind, she especially loves …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : November 2010 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : November 2010

CLEMENTS STUDENT ATTENDS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE – Kritaarth Mahankali, a senior at Clements High School, was one of two students to represent the city of Houston as a student leader at …

Shelby Kisiel to Rhythmic National Team Shelby Kisiel to Rhythmic National Team

Teen lives and trains in city where snow is high, temps are low, and future is sunny
To really appreciate the fact that 16-year-old rhythmic gymnast Shelby Kisiel was named to the 2010 USA national team …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : October 2010 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : October 2010

NATIONAL LEVEL COMPETITION FOR FIRST COLONY SWIMMERS – First Colony Swim Team Senior swimmers competed at the 2010 Conoco Phillips National Championships and the 2010 Speedo Junior National Championships in California. Overall,  the team had …

Annie Rule, Accomplished Author, Artist and Actress Annie Rule, Accomplished Author, Artist and Actress

Young Student Wins Local Pbs Writing Contest
By Cindy Ziervogel
Annie Rule at 9 years old can already be entertaining in an artsy kind of way. The charming third-grader can take on an endearing role in community …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : September 2010 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : September 2010

SYNCHROSTARS COMPETE IN NATIONAL SYNCHRONIZED SWIM CHAMPIONSHIPS – The First Colony SynchroStars 11-12 team competed in the Esynchro Age Group National Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. The group qualified for this competition by taking top honors …