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Sugar Land Girl Scout betters YMCA soccer fields to earn Gold Award

Sasha Asthana

Girl Scout Sasha Asthana planned, constructed and installed benches at her local YMCA’s soccer fields to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award. “As a child, I always played soccer so I thought it would be appropriate to place my benches at the YMCA soccer fields,” said Sasha, a 2014 graduate of Clements High […]

FBISD student selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy

Caroline Meador

Caroline Meador, daughter of Andy and Heather Meador and a student at Baines Middle School in FBISD has been selected to travel to the Austin/San Antonio area as a participant in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy, July 13-18. 2014. Caroline’s selection for the Academy was based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership […]

Local FCST swimmer to represent USA in Open Water meet

Pictured are Chris Yeager and Peyton Quattlebaum.

Two First Colony Swim Team (FCST) Senior Elite swimmers recently competed in the USA Swimming Open Water National Championship meet in Castaic Lake, California. Christopher Yeager, age 15, placed 16th in the 10K and 3rd overall for 18 & under boys.  His time of 1:54:47 qualified him to represent Team USA at the 2014 Junior […]

Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Club holds scholarship awards luncheon

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FBFN Foundation, the charitable arm of Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors women’s social club, awarded $2,500 college scholarships to five Fort Bend County students at the Education:  The Key to Success luncheon held at BraeBurn Country Club, Houston, Texas, on Thursday, May 15.  Fort Bend Independent School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Charles Dupre, delivered the keynote […]

Elkins HS’s Ruhika Roy was recognized for science project

Ruhika Roy

Ruhika Roy, a senior at Elkins High School was invited to a Scholarships Awards Night on June 4, at the HESS Club,  Houston by Instrument Society of America( ISA) to present her spectacular science project “A novel sensor & microcontroller for vibration detection” in front of  professional engineers and students. Instrument Society of America (ISA) […]

Students take part in Cultural Celebration

As part of their summer learning experience, students enrolled in Bilingual/English as a Second Language classes at Mission West Elementary School took part in a multicultural festival to recognize and celebrate the diverse population represented in the summer program. Students in 21 classrooms joined school staff and parents in the celebration that featured cultural artifacts […]

Burton Elementary Summer School celebrates Independence Day

An Independence Day celebration came early for students enrolled in the Bilingual and English as a Second Language summer school program at Burton Elementary School. During the week of June 23, the students completed activities focusing on the importance of Independence Day and what it means to be a proud American. To commemorate their studies, […]

FBISD names Steve Shiels as Director of College and Career Readiness

Steve Shiels has been named the Director of College and Career Readiness for Fort Bend ISD.  Most recently, Shiels served as the College and Career Readiness Director in Pflugerville ISD.  Prior to that, he was a high school lead counselor in Pflugerville ISD and a middle school lead counselor in Austin ISD. He also served […]

Presidential Scholars Program offers students unique educational opportunity

WCJC Academic Advisor Catherine Shoppa is coordinating the Presidential Scholars Program, a new initiative that will allow WCJC students to share one-on-one time with the college president, meet foreign dignitaries and take educational trips.

From one-on-one meetings with the college president to educational trips out of state, the Wharton County Junior College Presidential Scholars Program is sure to be an opportunity unlike any other. WCJC Academic Advisor Catherine Shoppa, coordinator of the new program, is hoping to reach students in a whole new way. “They’re going to do things […]

Homeless war veteran finds success through HCC Southwest

The road to recovery has been a long one for Houstonian and U.S. Navy veteran, John Gay. In 2012, the Vietnam veteran found himself homeless, bankrupt and abandoned. Thanks to Gay’s determination, coupled with the Houston Community College Foundation and its Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), one of our heroes is on his way to […]

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