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Clements graduate featured on “America’s Next Top Model”

Hadassah Richardson

By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Former supermodel Tyra Banks helped select some of the top up-and-coming models in the United States for a television show that she presents and produces. One of the honorees was Hadassah Richardson, a 23-year-old Sugar Land native who graduated from Clements High in 2010. “Modeling has always been a dream of […]

Dulles senior wins statewide pageant

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Congratulations to Karen Yang of Dulles High School on being crowned the 2015 Miss American Texas Junior Teen this summer in the Miss American Coed Pageant. The 16-year-old also took home the title of Texas Junior Teen Talent Winner and placed in the top five of the fashion modeling competition. She will now represent Texas […]

Air Force honors Kempner’s AFJROTC with Community Service Award

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Dedication and commitment to serving their community have paid off for Kempner High School’s Air Force JROTC Unit (TX-924). The 101-member unit earned the Silver Star Community Service with Excellence Award, presented by the United States Air Force, for completing nearly 3,000 volunteer community service hours during the 2014-2015 school year. Kempner’s unit is ranked […]

COMMENTARY: Broken – Fort Bend ISD candidate observations

Stuart Jackson, former FBISD Board candidate

Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) and the process with which we elect our representatives is broken, and until representative governance is restored, we will continue to churn through board members and superintendents with every election. My name is Stuart Jackson. I just completed an unsuccessful run for FBISD Trustee Position #6 which was held […]

FBISD breaks ground on Sullivan Elementary

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Sullivan Elementary is the first construction project in the $484 million bond. Members of the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees used shovels to move dirt at the future site of Anne Sullivan Elementary School on Wednesday, July 15, ceremoniously marking the first groundbreaking in the 2014 Bond Program. The school is located in the […]

Applebaum named to Wake Forest Dean’s List

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Ciara Appelbaum has been named to the Wake Forest University’s Dean’s List for the 2015 spring semester, with a 3.8 GPA. Appelbaum is from Sugar Land and is a 2013 graduate of the Sugar Land Preparatory Academy. The WFU Dean’s List recognizes undergraduate students who have a 3.5 or higher academic average for the semester. The 19-year-old […]

Jacobson named FBISD Bond Oversight chairman

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The Fort Bend ISD Bond Oversight Committee (BOC) selected Stewart Jacobson as its new chairman. Jacobson, a Sugar Land resident, is a financial representative with Dearborn & Creggs where he personalizes financial plans and customizes retirement counseling, among other services. Jacobson succeeds Deron Harrington, an attorney and CPA from Sienna Plantation, who resigned due to […]

Sugar Land student places fourth at national chemistry competition

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Rafay Ashary, an eighth grade student at Fort Settlement Middle School in Sugar Land, Texas, placed fourth at the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® on June 22 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. It was Ashary’s first time competing at the national level of the competition. The You Be […]

Austin High emphasizes STEM

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On June 1, Austin High School students brought science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to life for elementary students with zombies, rockets, celebrities, and more, how exciting can that be. The AP Chemistry students at AHS did this for the third grade students in Ms. Emily Megna’s classroom at Settler’s Way Elementary School in Fort […]

Fort Bend ISD names new directors

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• Oscar Perez as Executive Director of Design and Construction. Perez will help lead efforts on the execution of projects approved in the November 2014 Bond. Perez has more than 20 years of experience with public school districts and most recently managed San Antonio ISD’s $515 million bond program. In this new position, Perez will […]

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