Zane Ziad

By Landan Kuhlmann

Fort Bend ISD announced Sept. 8 that Zane Ziad was chosen as the 2020 National Ambassador for the “Do the Write Thing “challenge, a writing campaign for middle school students.

Ziad, a student at Garcia Middle School in Sugar Land, was one of two students chosen from the Houston/Harris County area out of more than 14,000 submissions.

To hear Ziad’s winning essay submission, go to

Overall, FBISD had 507 submissions and 16 finalists. The other finalists are below.


Justin Le and Makayla Wolfe

Fort Settlement

Charlotte He and Samuel Koh

Hodges Bend

Dustin Howard and Van Dao


Ethan Garza and Yaretzi Perez

Lake Olympia

Bradley Garcia and Marylovelyn Okereafor


Ziad and Najwa Falou

Missouri City

Hailey Hawkins and Mason Gibbs


Ian Harper and Issabella Santo

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