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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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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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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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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2014

| February 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2014

TOMPKINS HS FFA STUDENTS COMPETE IN CONTEST – Tompkins High School FFA students competed in District Leadership Development Events (LDE’s), a contest held on the Tompkins campus. The results are: Sr. Creed Speaking – Natalia Torres-Perez, ninth out of 20; Jr. Creed Speaking – Mollie Franklin, fourth out of 17; Radio Broadcasting – Keenan Shuman, […]

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High School Athlete Doesn’t Skip A Beat

| January 1, 2014
High School Athlete Doesn’t Skip A Beat

Jump Roper Wins Titles And Performs On National TV By Cindy Ziervogel Patrick Anaemejeh in action is as fascinating to hear as he is to see. He’s an elite jump roper and when he’s performing his rope makes a soft whirring hum or at high speeds it whistles as it cuts through the air. Every […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jan 2014

BOY SCOUT TROOP 557 ANNOUNCES NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS Boy Scout Troop 557 of the Texas Skies District announced the seven latest scouts to achieve their Eagle rank, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting. Aaron Murray, Ashton Rocker, Colby Leal, Cory Christoffersen, Tony Steinbrecher, John Liner, and Aiden Burke have been working hard to complete the […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2013

FALL EVENTS AT PATTISON ELEMENTARY – Pattison Elementary students recently completed the Boosterthon Fun Run, which is a fundraiser for the Pattison PTA. Pattison students raised money by receiving pledges for laps ran in the Fun Run. Pledges were any amount, and students could collect for up to 35 laps on the Boosterthon track. Leading […]

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Real Team, Real Wins

| December 1, 2013
Real Team, Real Wins

Playing football a dream come true for home-schooled boys  2013 Fort Bend Chargers (varsity) Ryan Penney, #3  Trevor Pendergast, #4  Garret Pendergast, #15  Jaren Walker, #7 Seth Blankenship, #5 Ivan Adams, #6 John Dosch, #11 Connor Brock, #8 Andrew Fields, #25  Rob Holzknecht, #36 Joseph Grinestaff, #45 Ethan Rodriquez, #84  Cameron Kimbley, #85   By […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2013

| November 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2013

ZACHARY WALKER EARNS EAGLE RANK – Zachary Walker, a member of Boy Scout Troop 230 in Katy and senior at Cinco Ranch High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout. As a Boy Scout, Zach earned 27 merit badges and held numerous leadership positions including patrol leader, chaplain aide, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior […]

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A New Outlook on Life

| November 1, 2013
A New Outlook on Life

Transplant recipient travels to South Africa for World Transplant Games By Cindy Ziervogel She is only 18, but Jasmine Williams has spent more than half her life being secretive about her liver and kidney transplant. Her medical complications began when she was 7 with diseases that had names bigger than she was. By the time […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2013

TOMPKINS CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS WIN FIRST MEET – The first cross country meet attended by the Katy’s Tompkins High School varsity girls proved to be successful. The team competed against 10 teams and won the meet. Four girls earned a medal by finishing in the top 20. Elise Odegard led the way with a second-place […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2013

| September 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2013

FOUR CINCO RANCH HS VARSITY CHEERLEADERS RECEIVE ALL AMERICAN AWARDS – Cinco Ranch High School varsity cheerleaders attended NCA Camp at Moody Gardens in Galveston. The Varsity team received all Superior Ratings and received Special Recognition for Outstanding Stunts and Motions and the Spirit Award. Maddie Cook, captain; Jordan Peterson and Taylor Morrison, co-captains; and […]

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Man of Steel

| September 1, 2013
Man of Steel

A teenage bladesmith carves his way with centuries-old craft By Cindy Ziervogel Philip Reyneke doesn’t look like he just emerged from a covered wagon or that a time machine fast-forwarded him from another century. Yet he has the look of a rugged adventurer and possesses intelligence and philosophy beyond his years. Philip is a talented […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2013

| August 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Aug 2013

BRAVO SHOW CHOIR ANNOUNCES MEMBERS FOR SCHOOL YEAR -Cinco Ranch High School’s Bravo Show Choir recently named its 2013-14 members. The school year will kick off with the Bravo Fall Show on Sept. 26-28. Director Dorothy Wilson and David Lee are excited about the diverse talent this ensemble will bring to the stage. Bravo Show […]

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“I Wish My Dad Got a Tattoo”

| August 1, 2013
“I Wish My Dad Got a Tattoo”

Eighth-grader’s essay earns first runner-up in Dupont Science Competition Gaurav Garg, DuPont Challenge first runner-up and other essay winners get VIP status at the NASA Kennedy Space Center control room in Florida. By Cindy Ziervogel Gaurav Garg spent nearly 80 hours researching and writing an essay that no one asked him to do. So what […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2013

| July 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2013

THIRTY-TWO KATY-AREA BOYS ATTEND AMERICAN LEGION’S BOYS STATE IN AUSTIN – Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of The American Legion in Katy selected 32 Katy area boys to attend Boys State in Austin, a program that provides training for city, county and state governments with students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court […]

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