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Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students February 2016


(L-R): George Ranch Longhorn defensive back Mikial Onu, Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle and running back Darius Anderson. PHOTO-TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF HOUSTON

(L-R): George Ranch Longhorn defensive back Mikial Onu, Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle and running back Darius Anderson. PHOTO-TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF HOUSTON

LAMAR ISD ATHLETES WIN TOUCHDOWN CLUB HONORS – The Touchdown Club of Houston chose two George Ranch Longhorns for two of its top awards at its annual High School Awards Dinner. Football head coach Ricky Tullos earned the group’s Coach of the Year award and senior running back Darius Anderson was the group’s Offensive Player of the Year. Foster Falcon Evan Fairs was a Touchdown Club finalist for Offensive Player and George Ranch’s Mikial Onu was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. Anderson was also the Houston Chronicle’s Offensive Player of the Year, while Onu was named to the paper’s first-team defense.

 

Members of the Kempner High School basketball team volunteered at the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.

Members of the Kempner High School basketball team volunteered at the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.

KEMPNER HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM HELPS FEED FAMILIES – As a show of support to members of the Fort Bend community, the Kempner High School Cougars basketball team spent time during their Thanksgiving holiday helping the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry feed families during its annual Thanksgiving food drive. Being thankful for all they have and to individuals who support them, the Cougars were eager to extend their appreciation to their community. The Kempner team, including coaches, helped provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 300 families this year.

 

(L-R): Kayla Luces, Kaitlin Fernando, LaTayra Watts and Chidera Ugwu; (back row) Brittany Malone, Latonya Gray, Anya Arambulo, Lacy Campbell, Myles Bartholomew, Omosefe Obanor, Alexis Idjaghoro and English Pratt.

(L-R): Kayla Luces, Kaitlin Fernando, LaTayra Watts and Chidera Ugwu; (back row) Brittany Malone, Latonya Gray, Anya Arambulo, Lacy Campbell, Myles Bartholomew, Omosefe Obanor, Alexis Idjaghoro and English Pratt.

HIGHTOWER SENIOR CLASS STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS HOST GIFT WRAPPING EVENT – High­­tower High School senior class Student Council members held a two-week event to collect wrapping paper and boxes to support FBISD’s Shared Dreams Holiday Cheer Program. The teens, representing various student groups, collected and decorated 50 boxes to hold gifts that community members donated to the Holiday Cheer Program this year.

Student Council President Myles Bartholomew spearheaded the project. He can recall his family supporting the Holiday Cheer program over the years. “I remember doing this as far back as my eighth-grade year of school, and it has remained a big part of my life ever since,” he said. “I feel it’s important for our generation to show everyone that we care about the welfare of others, and not just about ourselves.”

Myles and approximately 20 other student volunteers from Hightower’s senior class spent time after school wrapping recycled boxes they found on campus for the project.

 

Trudy Rogers

Trudy Rogers

TRUDY ROGERS EARNS GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD – Ambassador Girl Scout Trudy Rogers of New Territory (Brazos Valley Community – Troop 28103) completed her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. It symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and advocacy. The Girl Scout Gold Award involves more than a year of work, including a minimum of 80 hours of planning and leading a project that benefits the community and will have a long-term impact.

Trudy’s project for The Sugar Land Animal Services was called Underdog Yelp! She rebuilt and constructed a staircase, exercise ramp and platform for the health, physical therapy and enjoyment of the animals at the shelter. She also sponsored a community outreach providing information about dogs and cats currently available for adoption through the shelter and Pet Harbor, with the associated website links and information, and the importance of proper inoculation, spaying and neutering of dogs and cats upon adoption.

Trudy is a junior at William B. Travis High School and is the daughter of Phoebe and Steven Rogers. Her mother is also Trudy’s troop leader.

Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the second-largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 66,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Girl Scouts celebrated its centennial in 2012.

 

St. Laurence Catholic School Spanish Culture Club and Spanish Honor Society students participated in Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration along with Fr. Drew, pastor at St. Laurence; Principal Debra Haney, and SLCS Spanish teachers along with the “Monumental Mariachi” band.

St. Laurence Catholic School Spanish Culture Club and Spanish Honor Society students participated in Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration along with Fr. Drew, pastor at St. Laurence; Principal Debra Haney, and SLCS Spanish teachers along with the “Monumental Mariachi” band.

LAURENCE CATHOLIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – St. Laurence Catholic School celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, with a special school mass led by the school’s Spanish classes.

For this special occasion, mass was celebrated by Father Drew Wood. The SLCS Spanish Culture Club reenacted the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the miracles and the image she left almost 500 years ago. Bilin­gual readings and petitions were read by St. Laurence Spanish Honor Society students. The celebration included the traditional “Las Mañanitas” and other special songs to serenade Our Lady of Guadalupe. The students and staff enjoyed Mariachi music and were honored with the participation of the Knights of Columbus.

In December 1531, Mary appeared to Juan Diego, a peasant and farmer, on Mexico’s Tepeyac Hill and told him to visit his bishop and request that a temple be built on the site of her appearance. Doubting Juan Diego’s tale, the bishop denied his request, so the peasant brought him flowers at the orders of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Upon opening his tilma in front of the bishop, Juan Diego found an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on his cloak.

Students shared the story, highlighting the devotion to the Blessed Mother’s message at Tepeyac. The celebration brought together students, faculty, staff, parents and the school’s community friends.

 

Gabrielle Driver, first-grade; Lyric Edwards, kindergarten; Kymberly Lawrence and Jessica Ortega, fifth-grade; and (back row, from left) Christopher Woods, Ericka Burr, and Academy employees Jay Brecia, John Heald and Brandon Pinnock.

Gabrielle Driver, first-grade; Lyric Edwards, kindergarten; Kymberly Lawrence and Jessica Ortega, fifth-grade; and (back row, from left) Christopher Woods, Ericka Burr, and Academy employees Jay Brecia, John Heald and Brandon Pinnock.

BRIARGATE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS RECEIVE DONATED BIKES – Thirty students at Briargate Elementary School deservingly received bicycles for their outstanding character and leadership skills from a local Academy store. Each year, Academy reaches out to elementary schools and donates bikes to deserving students.

School counselor Ericka Burr expressed her appreciation to Academy for rewarding students with the bikes in recognition of their good conduct and citizenship. “The bikes provide motivation for them to continue to display leadership and good behavior in the classroom,” Burr said.

As a former Briargate student, Academy marketing representative Christopher Woods welcomed the opportunity to give back to FBISD students.

“During the holiday season, we randomly select schools on a need-based criterion and spread joy by rewarding students for being great future leaders in their community,” Woods shared.

Both Burr and Woods agree that being rewarded shows students that their efforts are noticed and lets the parents know that they are doing a great job at raising their children.


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