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Clements graduate elected to serve on Columbia University’s Senate

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Jillian Ross, a 2012 graduate of Clements High School and a current Chemical/Biomedical Engineering junior at Columbia University in New York City, was elected to the university’s Senate and will serve a two-year term through 2016. She represents the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and is the first African-American female elected Senator in the engineering […]

Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers Football continue to grow program

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com For an expansion team, the Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers have enjoyed a great deal of success in Six-Man Football. The Chargers reached the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) Championship Game the past two seasons and made the TCAL quarterfinals in their inaugural season of 2012. Last month, the Chargers lost to […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Amir Smith

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By Adrian Martin For The Star Ridge Point High’s Amir Smith is the beneficiary of great genetics and a killer mindset.  The 6-foot-6 shot-blocking senior was born on September 16, 1997. Two years earlier, his father Joe Smith, was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. After three games, he […]

More Fort Bend ISD students are taking Advanced Placement exams

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Over the last five years, the number of Fort Bend ISD students taking Advanced Placement exams increased by more than 23 percent, according to College Board data shared with the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees on Monday. Even more impressive, according to District administrators, is that 16 percent of that growth occurred during the […]

Brazos Bend Elementary Students wear Orange to stomp out bullying

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Students at Brazos Bend Elementary participated in several school activities to raise awareness about the harmful effects of bullying during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. During the month of October, students wore orange and created school unity chains to spell out the word “United.” Each student wrote a message in their chain link, explaining what […]

Sheffield will announce college choice at All-American Game

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The celebration of New Year’s Eve and an endless slew of bowl games aren’t the only thing that local sports fans have to look forward to over the next couple of months. Marshall High senior cornerback Kendall Sheffield will announce his long-awaited college choice at the Under Armour All-American High School Football Game on Jan. […]

FBISD extends Dupre’s contract through 2018, hires new Facilities director

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At a Regular Board Meeting on Nov. 17, members of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to amend the employment contract of Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, extending the agreement through April 30, 2018. Dupre’s initial contract, signed in April of 2013, was due to expire in 2016. In addition to extending the […]

Clements, Austin High School football teams donate breast cancer shirts

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Two Fort Bend ISD high school football squads recently made generous donations to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Care Center. Athletes from the Clements High School and Stephen F. Austin High School football teams donated a number of post-mastectomy pocketed button-up shirts to the Center.  The shirts are specially designed for the unique needs […]

Stafford High senior joins Fort Bend Symphony

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By Karen Daniels Fort Bend Star The Fort Bend Symphony and the Stafford High Honors Band played together for the first time last month as part of the Stafford Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration. Stafford High senior Misaela Pineda had no idea his life was about to change. Pineda began playing the percussion in the sixth […]

FBISD will keep academies, consider new feeder patterns

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Fort Bend ISD’s community dialogue meeting regarding Academies & Career Pathways last Thursday may have been one of the most anticlimactic public gatherings in the history of the county. In a standing-room only crowd, 40 or so parents and students held signs urging the district to keep the Digital Media, Engineering, […]

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