Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students March 2017
TROOP 1852 NAMES EAGLE SCOUTS
Boy Scout Troop 1852, chartered by Southminster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City, has announced its most recent Eagle Scouts: Fred McCloud, Vaughan Steves, Ben Rudzinski, Grant Townsend and Tyler Thompson.
Each scout completed a project that benefited their community. Fred built benches for Stafford High School and Middle School students to use while waiting in the car rider pick-up and drop-off line. Vaughan built four custom benches for senior residents and guests at Colonial Oaks Assisted Living Facility. Ben built four planter boxes and planted flowers for the courtyard for the residents of Colonial Oaks Assisted Living. Grant built an audio mixer rack and storage shelves for the Youth Group at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Tyler built a gaga ball pit for St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church.
For each project, the boys identified a need and worked with a beneficiary to meet certain requirements. In many cases, they raised money for materials. They designed their own solutions and presented their proposals to the beneficiary. They sought out volunteers to help carry out their projects. During project execution, their primary role was to be the project manager, overseeing all aspects of the job,including managing volunteers, procuring tools and materials, covering safety procedures, scheduling, and providing meals and beverages for the volunteers.
LAMAR CISD ARTISTS ON THE WAY TO THE RODEO
Lamar CISD artists once again displayed their talents, competing in the Lamar CISD Art Show. The top works at the high school level will be part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual art competition, which could earn the students scholarship money and a spot in the Art Show Auction.
“If Scout Could Talk,” a painting by Michael-David Archibong, a junior at Foster HS, was Best in Show. This is Archibong’s second consecutive Best in Show in the District’s annual Rodeo Art contest.
“Watchful Eyes,” a painting by Katelyn Clack, a senior at Foster, earned a Gold Medal, as did “Flank Rider,” a monochromatic drawing by Alexander Chulzhanov, a senior at Foster.
High School Special Merit Awards went to: “El Vaquero y El Caballo Bonito,” colored drawing by Lauren Buchwalter, a George Ranch High School, grade 9; “The Dilemma,” colored drawing by Dylan Rolon, Foster, 11; “Domino Twins,” colored drawing by Chloe Marcheli, Foster,12; “Violet,” mixed medium by Sonali Puri, Foster, 10; “White Gold,” mixed medium by Xienna Khim, Foster, 10; “Belleza Negra (Black Beauty),” colored drawing by Gariela Salazar, 10, George Ranch; “Play It Again, Larry,” monochromatic drawing by Timmy Tran, 10, George Ranch; and “Picture Perfect Sunrise,” colored drawing by Gracie Lian, 10, George Ranch.
Junior High Best of Show went to “Monroe Flower” by Alex Velasquez, 8th grade,
Reading JH. The Junior High Gold Medal went
to “The New Girl” by Maria Ospina, 8th grade, Reading JH.
Elementary Best of Show went to “Rooster on the Roof” by Rylan Ricklefson, fourth grade, Long ES. The Elementary Gold Medal went to “Paradise in the Pasture” by Jared Hubbell, fourth grade, Adolphus ES. The works of the elementary and junior high students will also be on display at the Rodeo.
FBCA ARTISTS RECEIVE BEST OF SHOW AND GOLD AT RODEO FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
Fort Bend Christian Academy received “Best of Show” and “Gold Medal” recognitions for two years in a row for the private school division at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Professional illustrator and senior at FBCA, Annalise Edwards received “Best of Show” and student Zixi (Tracy) Wang won “Gold Medal”.
Anna and Tracy will have their artwork on display in the Hayloft Gallery, located on the first floor of NRG Center in the west end of the lobby (main hallway). The gallery will be viewed by many
visitors during the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The students also have the opportunity to have their artwork auctioned for scholarship awards.
Student Trinity Pace was a finalist and will participate in the Quick Draw Competition at the Houston Rodeo in February.
First Place Ribbon Winners: Emily Fernando, Emily Shih and Savannah Orsak
Second Place Ribbon Winners: Julia Welch, Uyai Akapakpan, Brooke Spink and Renee Utter
Rodeo Merit Participants: Daniel Beuses, Jenisha Vernocchi, Shelby Mc Millian, Taylor Kelly and Sierra Orsak.
Fort Bend Christian Academy is a private, co-ed, college-preparatory school in Sugar Land, Texas. For more information about the Fine Art Program at FBCA, visit fortbendchristian.org.
THIRTY FORT BEND ISD STUDENTS SELECTED AS ALL-STATE MUSICIANS
Thirty Fort Bend ISD student musicians performed with the Texas All-State Band, Choir and Orchestra as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention on Feb. 8-11 in San Antonio. The FBISD students were among approximately 1,780 high school students who qualified for this prestigious honor after competing in the TMEA Texas All-State competition. All-State students participated in three days of rehearsals, directed by nationally recognized conductors. Their performances, before thousands of conference attendees, brought the convention to a memorable close.
2017 ALL-STATE BAND STUDENTS INCLUDE:
AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL – Christopher Courtney and Ryan Schroedter
CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL – Jason Eric Ancheta and David Quiazon
ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL – Mauricio Franco and Ryan Hunter
KEMPNER HIGH SCHOOL – Michael Ojo and Dong Pham
2017 All-State Choir students are:
DULLES HIGH SCHOOL – Jane Cloninger and Swara Mukkamala
ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL – Faith Eapen and Courtney Stelzer
RIDGE POINT HIGH SCHOOL – Kathryn Anthraper and Serena Jacob
2017 ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA STUDENTS INCLUDE:
AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL – Yvette Tiffany Chang, Lexie Livingood, Elizabeth Zhang, Cameron Ahmed, Daniel (Yung-Ju) Cheng and Asher Lee
CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL – Neo Scott, Randy Tan, Archer Wang and Jonathan Wing
DULLES HIGH SCHOOL – Omar Haffar, Paul Li, Ian Vetter and David Worstell
HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL – Robert Gonzalez and Loren Li
The Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the competition that welcomes more than 68,000 Texas high school students who seek the honor of performing in one of 15 All-State band, orchestra and choir ensembles. Students advance through statewide auditions. Ultimately, the highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. For more information, visit tmea.org/convention.