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MCTC Culinary Arts Team Sharpened Skills at Nationals

| July 1, 2012
MCTC Culinary Arts Team Sharpened Skills at Nationals

With a state title and scholarships already on their menu, just being at the top event was gravy By Cindy Ziervogel If TV execs were cooking up a recipe for a new reality show, for inspiration they might have visited the National ProStart Invitational, the premier culinary competition for talented high school students. The 11th […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jun 2012

| June 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jun 2012

MORTON RANCH STUDENT NAMED SUPREME SCRAMBLER – This was a historical year at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as it was the first year that scramblers who caught a calf last year were able to choose to purchase a market steer or a breeding heifer. Hunter Devane, a junior at Morton Ranch High School, […]

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Art Student All Wrapped Up In Her Work

| June 1, 2012
Art Student All Wrapped Up In Her Work

By Cindy Ziervogel – Award-winning flag design flies high both in Austin and Washington, D.C. – Katy ISD art students know a thing or two about winning big. They’ve had their first-place creations pinned with impressive ribbons, others were displayed in prominent buildings, and some have even fetched high dollars for their work at auctions. […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2012

| May 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2012

KATY PIANO STUDENTS PERFORM AT HONOR’S RECITAL – Lindsay Chu and Lexie Kwon, who are Katy piano students of Mary Ann LaCour, were among those chosen to perform at the Katy Music Teachers Association Spring Festival Honor’s Recital at the Performance Center of Houston Community College. _________________________________________________________________________________ STUDENTS DONATE TO PREGNANCY HELP CENTER – Pregnancy […]

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Hip-Hop Dancer or Piano Man?

| May 1, 2012
Hip-Hop Dancer or Piano Man?

  By Cindy Ziervogel The day is just not long enough for Lawton Hervey. The energetic and talented 8-year-old wants to do it all. And some days it seems he does. Bottom line is that Lawton is a performer, whether he’s dancing, piano playing, guitar strumming or singing; it doesn’t matter because he’s artistic, entertaining […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Apr 2012

| April 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Apr 2012

MCMEANS STUDENT WINS PIANO COMPETITION – McMeans eighth-grader Troy Marasigan won first place at the Houston Music Teacher’s Association Piano Competition (14U category) held at HCC Performing Arts Center. He performed Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major Op.14 No.1 and Golliwog’s Cake-Walk by Debussy.   _________________________________________________________________________________ GRIFFIN ELEMENTARY WINS FIRST PLACE IN KATY RODEO PARADE – […]

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Seventh-Grader Is A Two-Time Katy ISD Spelling Bee Champ

| April 1, 2012
Seventh-Grader Is A Two-Time Katy ISD Spelling Bee Champ

By Cindy Ziervogel The Gopilan brothers, Lance, 13, and Basil, 11, have let a lot of words come between them. And they’re all good. While Lance is the older, quieter brother who speaks with authority and measures his words with deliberation, Basil by contrast is a boy in constant motion. He releases words, rapid-fire style. […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Mar 2012

| March 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Mar 2012

NCL CELEBRATES CLASS OF 2012 – The Star Chapter of NCL celebrated the Senior Class of 2012 in the ballroom of the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside in February. Twenty-three young ladies were recognized for all they have accomplished in the past six years in the NCL organization. They have contributed more than 6,000 hours […]

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Young Artist Keeps Hitting The Right Notes

| March 1, 2012
Young Artist Keeps Hitting The Right Notes

By Cindy Ziervogel Ethan Le wins area competitions with violin It is the very same thing Ethan Le loves about playing the violin today that failed to capture his interest when he was 6 years old and first introduced to the instrument. “I didn’t like it at all the first time I held a violin. […]

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Luck O’ the Irish in the Heart of Katy

| March 1, 2012
Luck O’ the Irish in the Heart of Katy

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, we step into a uniquely Irish culture to celebrate the occasion By Melanie Saxton Houston and surrounding areas all have their fair share of Irish traditions, and Katy is no exception. It is home to the Irish American Heritage Association (IAHA), a close-knit group that meets the fourth Tuesday of […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Feb 2012

| February 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Feb 2012

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES SPELLING BEE WINNERS – Kilpatrick Elementary held its annual school-wide spelling bee, which was open to fourth- and fifth-grade students.  There were 19 students who qualified. Sid Puranik was crowned the champion after spelling the word “battalion” and Kalyanee Nanaware was the first runner up. Sid will participate in the district wide […]

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Community Theatre Veteran Ready To Move On

| February 1, 2012
Community Theatre Veteran Ready To Move On

By Cindy Ziervogel Busy young actress Hope Harris has sights set on New York If there’s a community theatre somewhere in the Houston area, Hope Harris has probably taken its stage. Hope is 14 and only in her third year of musical theatre, yet the pint-sized girl with the strong voice and gallon-sized personality has […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jan 2012

| January 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jan 2012

MCMEANS JH STUDENTS CHOSEN FOR HONOR CHOIR – Students from Katy, Houston and Alief ISD auditioned for the Region 23 Junior High Honor Choir. More than 600 students auditioned, with only 120 girls and 90 boys selected for the honor. McMeans students chosen for the Honor Choir are Carol Cox, Elia Wray, Nikki Bilbao and […]

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First-Grader Wins “Awareness” Video Contest

| January 1, 2012
First-Grader Wins “Awareness” Video Contest

  Brandon Wees is trying to help his 3-year-old sister with mitochondrial disease By Cindy Ziervogel Brandon Wees is a 7-year-old boy with lots of youthful energy. He definitely likes to run and jump and chase in typical little boy fashion, but he’s just as comfortable spending time discovering and inventing. He’s a thinker and […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Dec 2011

| December 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Dec 2011

MORTON RANCH HS SENIOR SELECTED AS HISPANIC HERITAGE YOUTH GOLD MEDALLION WINNER – Morton Ranch High School senior Felisa Cantu was selected as the 2011 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Gold Medallion winner in the Community Service category of the Houston Region. The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards annually honor young Latino leaders with $1,000 educational grants […]

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All The World’s a Stage for Teen Singer-Songwriter

| December 1, 2011
All The World’s a Stage for Teen Singer-Songwriter

Macy Medford is a mix of old-world and modern By Cindy Ziervogel Macy Medford is a talented14-year old singer-songwriter with an infectious smile, a beautiful look and a modern-day presence, yet there is an old-world feel to some of her favorite things in the world. This contemporary teen can be as comfortable at a Starbucks […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Nov 2011

| November 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Nov 2011

MCMEANS JH NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY COLLECTS ITEMS FOR FIRE VICTIMS – McMeans Junior High National Junior Honor Society held a donation drive to help those in need who lost their homes and belongings in the wildfires. Students collected clothing, toothbrushes, water, canned food, school supplies and even  pet food. _________________________________________________________________________________ MORTON RANCH HS HOSTS […]

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Victoria Garcia’s imagination earned her a five-year publishing contract

| November 1, 2011
Victoria Garcia’s imagination earned her a five-year publishing contract

From Age 7, A Successful Author By Cindy Ziervogel I Imagine Things Because I Picture Myself There is an anthology of children’s stories written and illustrated by Victoria Garcia when she was just 6 years old. She first started writing them when she was 5 and living in Monterrey, Mexico. Victoria’s book of 10 witty stories […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Oct 2011

| October 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Oct 2011

CINCO RANCH HS CHEERLEADERS ATTEND UCA CAMP – The Cinco Ranch High School Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders attended the UCA cheer camp at Moody Gardens. The varsity squad received first-place camp champions in both extreme dance routine and camp cheer. The JV squad received superior recognition for both their extreme dance routine and camp […]

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Taylor High Senior Selected for HGO Voice Studio

| October 1, 2011
Taylor High Senior Selected for HGO Voice Studio

Talented opera singer almost traveled to a different stage By Cindy Ziervogel On the way to learning to play the cello in a junior high orchestra class is a defining that moment put Jasmine Johnson on a different path. And now, the Taylor High School senior with a big voice and an easy smile is an […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Sep 2011

| September 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Sep 2011

  KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES REGION 12 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS -Kilpatrick Elementary students Kendrick “KJ” Leggins, fifth grade, and Finnley “Dru” Polidore, third grade, are members of the Track Houston Track Club who competed in the USATF Region 12 Junior Olympic Championship in Arlington. KJ ran the 200, 4×100 relay, and the 400-meter run where he […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Aug 2011

| August 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Aug 2011

    TAYLOR ORCHESTRA PARTICIPATES IN CONTEST – James E. Taylor Orchestra members Kevin Cho (viola), Alyssa Thomason (viola), Jake McKinley (string bass) and Isaac Kim (violin) were selected as All-State Orchestra members. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. These students were selected through a process that begins with more […]

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Actress Wins Behind-the-Camera Contest

| August 1, 2011
Actress Wins Behind-the-Camera Contest

Lisa Ashby’s passion for one-act plays leads to winning documentary By Cindy Ziervogel Before Lisa Ashby graduated from Katy High School in May, she was voted “Most Likely to Win an Oscar” by her classmates. And, maybe she will. Lisa is a talented actress as well as singer and is heading to Trinity University on […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jul 2011

| July 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jul 2011

FAITH WEST ACADEMY NAMES 2011 VALEDICTORIAN, SALUTATORIAN – William Jones and Jarren Brown were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Faith West Academy Class of 2011.   Jones, the son of David and Karen Jones,   maintained a 4-year GPA of 4.74, as well as participated in numerous extracurricular activities. In competitive sports he was on […]

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