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Filmmaker shares grandparents courageous story at Clements High School screening

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com When Massachusetts-based filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky III was a freshman in high school in the early 1980s, his teacher asked him to interview someone of “moral courage.” Little did he know that a ninth grade assignment would become a lifelong project. Joukowsky’s mother recommended that he interview his grandparents – Waitstill and […]

Willowridge High graduate posthumously inducted into Brown University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

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The Willowridge High School community is celebrating a recent honor presented to the family of Willowridge High School alumnus Gregory Parker. Brown University honored the legacy of Parker by inducting him posthumously into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The university honored 11 individuals and one team at its 40th Induction Dinner. Gregory’s mother, Missouri […]

Hightower High School grad’s becoming the new “Air Jordan”

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Tied for third place in the Southland Conference, it’s unlikely that the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament, which begins next month. But anything’s possible with Islanders senior guard John Jordan, a Hightower High graduate, and his 50-inch vertical leap leading the way with 15.5 […]

Athlete Spotlight: Austin High’s Kristina Battle

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Austin High senior point guard Kristina Battle played an important role in leading the Bulldogs to the UIL Class 6A playoffs. Austin, which lost to Clear Springs in the first round on Monday night, had Battle as its floor general over the past two seasons. “I enjoy controlling the pace of […]

Time for Dalmatians…

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Feb. 6 was the 101st day of school and Oakland Elementary students dressed up as Dalmatians as they learned to count. Pictured above are Mikayla Simmons, left. Elliott, left, and Gabriel Runge are pictured right. (Submitted photos)

Trent Intenationale students met with Holocaust survivor

Students from Trent Internationale School met with Leon Cooper, a Holocaust survivor, last week. (Submitted photo)

Nestled in our own backyard, Trent Internationale school’s continuing focus on educating for a global 21st century refuses to leave the past behind.  The morning of Jan. 27 marked the 70th anniversary of them liberation of Auschwitz.  Trent students were given the unique opportunity of visitingLeon Cooper, a Holocaust survivor.  In meeting with Mr. Cooper, […]

Ten Fort Bend ISD Students selected as candidates for 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Fort Bend ISD is proud to announce the names of 10 high school seniors who have been selected as candidates for the 2015 United States Presidential Scholars Program. They are among the nation’s more than 3,900 candidates identified for the academic component of the program, based on having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or […]

Global Studies will transition to Travis through fall of 2018

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Proponents of Clements High’s Global Studies Academy (GSA) won twice with Fort Bend ISD this academic year. In November, FBISD changed course on keeping the academies open just three days after announcing it would phase out academy programs. A significant amount of the academy support during that three day window was […]

Sugar Land students win national honors

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Inspiration Stage has just returned from Atlanta, Georgia after attending the 10th Anniversary Junior Theatre Festival. This year at the Junior Theatre Festival, also known as JTF, 4500 participants in 101 theatre companies all gathered together to celebrate theatre and compete for awards. At JTF, in association with Music Theatre International (MTI) and iTheatrics, theatre […]

Fort Bend students listen to Anti-Bullying message

Singer Tristan Blaine shared an anti-bullying message with students at Baines Middle School last month. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter)

Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com It’s difficult for any individual to hold the attention of approximately 400 sixth graders simultaneously at any given time. But up-and-coming singer Tristan Blaine managed to do it during a concert last month at Baines Middle School in Missouri City. This wasn’t just any concert — it was part of the Allstar […]

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