Education briefs for May 4

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Education briefs for May 4, 2023.

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Education briefs for May 4


Morton Ranch High garage sale May 13

The student council and the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Morton Ranch High will be hosting a garage sale, with the community invited to sell and shop.

The garage sale is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13 at Morton Ranch High School, 21000 Franz Road. For vendors, check in is from 6:30-7:45 a.m. Clean-up is 1-2 p.m.

Vendor booth rental begins at $30. Food trucks Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade and Truck E Delphia will be serving breakfast and lunch.

For more information about becoming a vendor or about the garage sale itself, email

Katy ISD Destination Imagination teams head to Global Finals Competition

Nine Katy ISD Destination Imagination are advancing to the Global Finals Tournament, to be held May 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo., to compete in creative problem-solving challenges.

The following teams will represent Katy ISD at the tournament.

  • The Seven Lakes High Crash Test Dummies team is first in Service Learning – High Stakes (Secondary).
  • The Exley Elementary Golden Knights team is third in Engineering – Thrill Ride (Elementary).
  • The Holland Elementary Space Huskies team is third in Service Learning – High Stakes (Elementary).
  • The Seven Lakes Junior High Ultimate Knights team is third in Engineering – Thrill Ride (Middle).
  • The Bryant Elementary Puzzlers team is fifth in Technical – Piece by Piece (Elementary).
  • The Morton Ranch High Nerd Herd team is fifth in Improvisational – Showdown (Secondary).
  • The Alexander Elementary Smart Stars team is sixth in Fine Arts – Flip the Script (Elementary).
  • The Tays Junior High Tricky Twix team is ranked sixth in Service Learning – High Stakes (Middle).
  • The Seven Lakes High Houston We Have a Problem team is ranked sixth in Fine Arts – Flip the Script (Secondary).

At the recent Lone Star Finals State Tournament, The Nerd Herd from Morton Ranch High and DIdymos from Beck Junior High participated in a special Instant Challenge category and brought home top honors. The Ultimate Knights from Seven Lakes Junior High earned a Renaissance Award.

Four Katy ISD students receive Ricky Scearce Memorial Scholarships

Megan Anton, Marcel Davis Trevor Hovance and Chase Truex have been named winners of the Ricky Scearce Memorial Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of the Katy community and friends of the Scearce family, each of these students will be receiving a $5,000 college scholarship.

The Ricky Scearce Memorial Scholarship was created to honor long-time Katy ISD educator and community member, Ricky Scearce, and is given to graduating Katy ISD student-athletes each spring. For more information, visit the website

Nine Katy ISD students receive Coca-Cola Scholarships

Nine Katy ISD students have received Coca-Cola Scholarship. Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to use towards their education. The Katy ISD Coca-Cola partnership Scholarship is a fund created by a special contract between Katy ISD and the Houston Coca-Cola Bottling Company. One $1,000 scholarship was awarded at each high school.

To apply, students had to be in the top 25% of their graduating class as well as demonstrate good citizenship, leadership, extra-curricular participation, and community service. Winners are:

  • Sienna K. Adigun, Morton Ranch High.
  • Jasmine V. Benau, Mayde Creek High.
  • Ananya S. Bhawsinka, Jordan High.
  • Kayla L. Boven, Tompkins High.
  • Teodora Delic, Katy High.
  • Aayushi A. Gandhi, Seven Lakes High.
  • Chidera N Kalu-Uka, Taylor High.
  • Elizabeth B. Wojciechowski, Cinco Ranch High.
  • Kaitlyn A. Young, Paetow High.

Katy Summer Academic Team offering programs

The 2023 Katy Summer Academic Term (KSAT) is offering programs for all eligible Katy ISD students grades Pre-K through 12. Programs are available for elementary, junior high and high school students. For more information, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is

North Fort Bend Water Authority holding art contest for middle and high school students

The North Fort Bend Water Authority invites middle school and high school students to submit their artwork focusing on the importance of water. Six grand prize winners will receive a Visa gift card based on creativity, clarity and understanding of the subject. Please review the guidelines here.

Middle school students can win up to $200. High school students can win up to $300.

Deadline for entries is May 31. For more information, visit the website, the abbreviated URL for which is

Nine students from Katy earn degrees at TSTC Spring 2023 Commencement in Fort Bend County

Nine students from Katy earned degrees from Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus, celebrating with the TSTS Spring 2023 Commencement held April 26 at the Stafford Centre in Stafford.

The students from Katy earning degrees are:

  • Jeffrey Allen, HVAC Technology.
  • Cole Campbell, Welding Technology.
  • Brendan Glover, Welding Technology.
  • Dominic Maya, Welding Technology.
  • Cameron Register, Welding Technology.
  • Saxon Stares, Industrial Systems.
  • James Thomassee, Welding Technology.
  • William Thomson, Welding Technology.
  • Tuma, Nicholas, Welding Technology.
Katy ISD, Morton Ranch High, Destination Imagination, Ricky Scearce Memorial Scholarship, Coca-Cola Scholarship, Katy Summer Academic Team, North Fort Bend Water Authority, Texas State Technical College