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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jun 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jun 2011

MCMEANS JH STUDENTS RECEIVE REFLECTIONS AWARDS FOR LITERATURE – McMeans Junior High  honored students receiving awards for the National PTA Reflections Contest in the Literature category. Students wrote an essay with the theme “Together We Can … .” Receiving awards are Leah Stevenson, Ishani Desai and Emily Zhang. _________________________________________________________________________________ TAYLOR GIRLS COMPETE IN GOLF TOURNAMENT […]

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A Daughter’s Salute to Her Military Mom

| June 1, 2011
A Daughter’s Salute to Her Military Mom

Winning Katy essayist appears on CNN to promote more patriotism By Cindy Ziervogel Budding journalist Ashley Childs knows a thing or two about making headlines. Ashley did what any good journalist would do to spotlight a special cause:` She used her writing skills. Ashley, a 2011 graduate of Katy High School, won an essay contest […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2011

MORTON RANCH SENIOR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT – Ryan Roesler, a senior at Morton Ranch High School, has signed his letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Texas Dallas.

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Animal Attraction For shelter volunteer Amanda Mickan, leaving her favorite dogs and cats each time is the hardest part

| May 1, 2011
Animal Attraction For shelter volunteer Amanda Mickan, leaving her  favorite dogs and cats each time is the hardest part

One of the hardest parts of an internship at an animal shelter is most likely the clean up work. But not for Amanda Mickan, a 23-year old special needs student. The hardest part of Amanda’s job is leaving. Amanda is used to being surrounded by those who love her. She has her family, who travel […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, April 2011

| April 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, April 2011

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY NAMES 2011-12 TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School named Tom D’Andrea its 2011-12 Teacher of the Year. D’Andrea is a P.E. Coach who has taught at Kilpatrick since its opening in 2003, and has worked in Katy ISD for 27 years. _________________________________________________________________________________ ALL DISTRICT SELECTIONS FOR  BOYS BASKETBALL – The […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, March 2011

| March 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, March 2011

MAYDE CREEK HS NATIONAL SIGNING DAY – Mayde Creek High School senior athletes signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day, Feb. 2. Students who signed are: Nick Grizzell, baseball, Alvin Community College; Dreon Johnson, football, Towson University; Kevin Khilnani, football, Tyler Junior College; Craishia Washington, track, Southern Methodist University; Kirby Peddicord, soccer, Trinity […]

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Teen Thankful for the New Typical

| March 1, 2011
Teen Thankful for the New Typical

Strake Jesuit student returns to classroom after cancer battle Thomas Heiberger, a Katy resident and Strake Jesuit student, has typical days like any other 16-year-old and he’s thankful for that. Although he prefers not to think about the past too often, he can’t help but be very thankful for where he is today. Prayer and […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, February 2011

| February 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, February 2011

PACESETTERS DONATE GIFT CARDS TO KCM – The award-winning Taylor High School Pacesetters dance team held its annual holiday event at Willow Fork Country Club. Each girl brought a gift card to the dinner as a way to give back to the community. Katy Christian Ministries was the recipient of the gift cards and distributed […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, January 2011

| January 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, January 2011

MAVERICK JOURNALISTS WIN STATE AWARDS – Maverick journalists from Morton Ranch High School won awards at the State Journalism Convention in San Antonio. Competing with more than 900 students from all over the state, three students won state-level awards. Senior Selina Savala won a first-place Superior Award for Photography Open Category; senior Alyssa Uresti won […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2010

| December 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2010

MAYDE CREEK HS HOMECOMING COURT – Members of the 2010 Mayde Creek High School homecoming court are: Jerielle Lambert, Craishia Washington, Alyssa Olvera, Kirby Peddicord, Rachel Toth, Stefan Sinclair, SungJin Lee, Julian Jimenez, Cesar Serrano and Noah Crider. The homecoming game was held on Oct. 29 against Strake Jesuit. While the Rams were outscored, school […]

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Holland Elementary Student Wins Man’s Best Friend Art Contest

| December 1, 2010
Holland Elementary Student Wins Man’s Best Friend Art Contest

Mandy Kosmack is 6 years old and knows what she wants. A dog, please. A Yorkie to be exact. And this little girl knows something about dogs. Well sort of. Mandy is in the first grade at Bonnie Holland Elementary school. She’s an artist who won Best in Grade as a kindergartener and received a […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, November 2010

| November 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, November 2010

MAYDE CREEK STUDENT GIVES UP BIRTHDAY GIFTS FOR BREAST CANCER – Mayde Creek High School student Jamie Burch asked friends and family to donate money they would normally spend on her birthday to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Jamie and her fellow Mayde Creek girlfriends walked the race together in celebration of […]

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Friday Night Lights Shine for Media Kids

| November 1, 2010
Friday Night Lights Shine for Media Kids

Students have jumbo job on weekends Jose Lopez, a Katy High School senior, is sometimes so close to the action on the football field he can hear exactly what the coach is yelling. He can also hear the sound of the players’ shoulder pads crunching against their opponents’ pads. Jose can be found at most […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, October 2010

| October 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, October 2010

MEMORIAL PARK JH STUDENT CAPTURES TEEN TITLE AT PAGEANT – Joy Barlow, a student at Memorial Parkway Junior High, captured the 2010 State Teen title at the Texas Cinderella Scholarship Program State Pageant held in Rockwall. Competition in her age division (13-17 years of age) included a closed one-on-one interview with each of the three […]

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Rachel Havins Overcomes Dyslexia to Win Award

| October 1, 2010
Rachel Havins Overcomes Dyslexia to Win Award

There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd when 15-year-old Rachel Havins read her winning essay to Texas Association of School Librarians at the Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio. Rachel was the Texas winner of the “Letters About Literature” contest, a national reading promotion program sponsored by the “Center for the Book” in […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, September 2010

| September 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, September 2010

KATY ISD EDUCATORS PARTICIPATE IN DISCOVERY EDUCATOR NETWORK SUMMER INSTITUTE – Adalia Davis, an eighth-grade social studies teacher at WoodCreek Junior High, and Shelly Locke, an integration specialist at Miller Career and Technology Center, along with 75 other educators from across the country, spent six days at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., participating in an […]

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All In The Family, Mom, Dad and kids together at Katy ISD

| September 1, 2010
All In The Family, Mom, Dad and kids together at Katy ISD

All in the Family Mom, Dad and kids together at Katy ISD Ask any high school student what it’s like to have a parent show up at their school and the answer you’re likely to get is a roll of the eyes or a look of terror. Kourtney Faldyn, a recent high school graduate, had […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, August 2010

| August 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, August 2010

KATY GIRL SCOUT RALLIES SENIOR CITIZENS FOR CELEBRATION – Silver Spur Service Unit Girl Scout Nellie McClellan treated residents of the Oakmont Healthcare & Reha­bilitation Center of Katy to a 4th of July celebration. She volunteered at the center this summer as part of her service project to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. She […]

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Kathryn Heathcock, Performing on Different Stages

| August 1, 2010
Kathryn Heathcock, Performing on Different Stages

From singer to Mustang, all in one gallop Whether Kathryn Heathcock’s experience entertaining crowds took place horsing around on the field or dazzling audiences with her singing on stage, she is a performer at heart. The recent Taylor High School grad had a bit of a split personality her senior year, although it didn’t keep […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, July 2010

| July 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, July 2010

SEVEN LAKES STUDENT TAKES BEST OF SHOW HONORS Taylor Power, a freshman at Seven Lakes High School, won Best of Show with her pottery in the Advanced Art Category at the Katy ISD Spring Art Show held at Merrill Center. * James Taylor HS orchestra performs in chicago The James E. Taylor High School Orchestra […]

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Mayde Creek Senior, Josh Yap, Spends Week at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

| July 1, 2010
Mayde Creek Senior, Josh Yap, Spends Week at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Being a leader has never been a problem for Josh Yap, a 2010 graduate of Mayde Creek High School, but letting someone else lead was a new concept for him. So, subscribing to the philosophy that in order to lead you have to learn to follow, Josh applied to and was chosen as one of […]

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