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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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Fifth-Grader Wins People’s Choice Grand Prize

| July 1, 2011
Fifth-Grader Wins People’s Choice Grand Prize

Griffin ES artist in top three of Houston Rodeo’s student art program By Cindy Ziervogel While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, when it comes to beautiful artwork, sometimes it’s also in the hands of the online voter. Siv Henny Horensky, a fifth-grade, award-winning artist at Griffin Ele­mentary School knows just how […]

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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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