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The Katy Tigers, Through the Len

| February 1, 2015
The Katy Tigers, Through the Len

Photographer Captures A Phenomenal Battle For The State Title Text by Melanie Saxton Photography by Diana Porter of Design Online For the third consecutive year in a row, the Katy Tigers and the Cedar Hill Longhorns faced off in an epic battle for the state championship. Scores of Katyites showed up on December 20 at AT&T […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2015

| January 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2015

KATY’S TARYN FITZGERALD RECEIVES STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP James E. Taylor senior, Taryn Fitzgerald signed her national letter of intent accepting a gymnastics scholarship to compete for Stanford University beginning the fall of 2015. _________________________________________________________________________________ KATY ISD PROMISE TO READ EVENT Community members, businesses and organizations across Katy came together in November to bring the love […]

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Cinco Ranch HS Robotics Team 624

| January 1, 2015
Cinco Ranch HS Robotics Team 624

Cryptonite Robotics Spurs Interest In High-Tech Careers Agroup of Katy area high school students is proving science and technology can appeal to the creative as well as the intellectual talents of young people — while also building employable and career-worthy skills. CRyptonite Robotics, the Cinco Ranch High School robotics team commonly known as Team 624, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2014

| December 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2014

PINK OUT DAY On Thursday, Oct. 23, Cinco Ranch and Seven Lakes high schools teamed up to create the largest Pink Out in Katy ISD history to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All football players, band members, cheerleaders and drill teams sported pink in some form, such as pink socks, arm bands, or pompons. In […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2014

| November 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2014

THS JV CHEERLEADERS HOLIDAY CHEER The JV cheerleading squad at Taylor High School decided to spread cheer to other parts of the Katy community. During this Holiday season, the JV cheer squad will assist Stuff the Sleigh, a Katy charitable organization whose purpose is to offer children with cancer to have their Christmas wishes come […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2014

| October 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2014

BECK PTA WELCOME BREAKFAST The Beck PTA board members hosted a breakfast for incoming sixth-grade parents to welcome them to Beck Jr. High. Beck PTA president Kristin Vigeant was dressed as buccaneer Captain Hook and recited a poem with the help of other board members playing along to the theme of “pirates.” Beck Jr. High […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2014

| September 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2014

SEVEN LAKES HS RECOGNIZED WITH HONORS AT FBLA LEAD­ERSHIP CONFERENCE More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to Nashville to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vie for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference […]

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Avoid Heavy Backpacks

| September 1, 2014
Avoid Heavy Backpacks

What parents need to know to protect their child’s health Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2014

| August 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2014

CRHS BRAVO FOR 2014-2015 – BRAVO! Congratu­lations to the recently named Cinco Ranch High School 2014-2015 Bravo Show Choir members. This talented group of students is looking forward to presenting many entertaining performances next school year. Mark your calendars for September 18, 19 and 20 for the Bravo Fall Show. Directors Dorothy Wilson and Brian […]

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Beckendorff JHS Team National Science Champs!

| July 1, 2014
Beckendorff JHS Team National Science Champs!

Team Crowned In 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament A team of talented students from Beckendorff Junior High (BDJH) in Katy won the 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament, hosted by The University of Central Florida (UCF) at Orlando on May 16-17. The team is coached by Scott Lightle. “Our Texas middle school team, Beckendorff Junior High, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2014

| July 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2014

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT King Turnbull, a senior at Seven Lakes High School, signed the National Letter of Intent to play basketball next year at Colorado State University-Pueblo. As a Point Guard for Seven Lakes HS Spartans, King was First Team All 19-5A for the 28-6. He led the Spartans […]

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COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

| June 1, 2014
COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

COLLEGE SIGNING DAY AT SEVEN LAKES HS A group of eight student-athletes signed their letter of intent. These young athletes were joined by family, friends and coaches. Seniors who signed are Erica Brown, track and field at Texas Tech University; Melissa Hepler, swim at Eastern Illinois University; Chuckwunenye Anagbogu, soccer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sebastian […]

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One, Two, Three — Draw!

| June 1, 2014
One, Two, Three — Draw!

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL ARTIST TAKES ON RODEO “QUICK DRAW” COMPETITION By Cindy Ziervogel Roxolana Krywonos is a talented, passionate and award-winning artist. And a quick one, too. Roxolana, a senior at Seven Lakes High, won first place in the Quick Draw Contest, one of several juried contests sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jun 2014

| June 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jun 2014

RECEPTION HELD FOR WINNERS OF LITERARY & FINE ARTS FESTIVAL. As a special 10-year commemoration of the Cinco Ranch Branch of the Fort Bend Public Libraries, Andy Meyers, Fort Bend commissioner, took the lead for the area in the support for the arts and young artistic talent. The winners of this exhibition were invited to […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students May 2014

| May 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students May 2014

POPE JOHN XXIII HS IN KATY GOLF WINS DISTRICT TITLE – The Pope John XXIII High School Lions won the school’s first district golf title at Sienna Plantation, beating second-place Second Baptist by 20 shots. Junior Philip Nijoka’s round of 75 placed him tied for second place overall. Junior Mark Nijoka shot an 80 to […]

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Wrestling with a Heavy Heart

| May 1, 2014
Wrestling with a Heavy Heart

Younger brother was athlete’s Superman By Cindy Ziervogel Mary-Kate Cooper is a tough 12-year-­old, accustomed to going up against menacing opponents, but now nearly everyday she wrestles with how she is going to continue on in a sport that reminds her so much of her little brother, David, who died tragically of a home accident […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2014

| April 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2014

POPE JOHN XXIII HS SENIOR NAMED NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST – Pope John XXIII High School’s Jack Parmenter has been named a National Merit Finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Jack is now eligible to compete for one of the 8,000 National Merit Scholarships offered next spring, worth about $35 million in total. Approximately […]

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Happiest at the Hackathon

| April 1, 2014
Happiest at the Hackathon

It’s hard to believe that computer programmer Jonathan Zong is still in high school By Cindy Ziervogel On paper, Jonathan Zong looks like today’s exemplary “techie kid.” And he is. The Taylor High School senior is a computer programmer, a coder who has designed impressive products. One is already on the market; others have potential. […]

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National Signing Day at Seven Lakes HS

| March 1, 2014
National Signing Day at Seven Lakes HS

Seven Students Make Their Exciting Choices Gavin Peterson, a senior at Seven Lakes High School, signed his National Letter of Intent to play football next year at University of Nevada Las Vegas. As an offensive and defensive lineman for Seven Lakes HS Spartan Team, Gavin has earned a Football award for 1st All District. He […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Mar 2014

| March 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Mar 2014

SUNDOWN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN WRITING CONTESt. Sundown Elementary students took part in a writing contest describing where their mascot Sunny went on vacation. The students wrote about Sunny going to Washington, D.C.; Hollywood, Calif.; Galveston beach and outer space. The contest winners were Adrian Eubank, fourth grade; Emily Roldan, third grade; and Hebert Cabrera Jimenez, […]

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Back in the Saddle

| February 1, 2014
Back in the Saddle

By Cindy Ziervogel Champion barrel-racer Caitlin Acree has more than just three barrels standing in her way. The 17-year-old cowgirl has been diagnosed with optic nerve glioma, a rare brain cancer. Caitlin just completed proton therapy treatment, which is an advanced form of radiation that uses a narrow beam of protons to deliver radiation directly […]

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