Education brief for Nov 3

Contributed Reports

Royal ISD FFA members win big at the State Fair of Texas breeding calf show

Two members of the Royal ISD FFA showed their heifers at the Junior Breeding Calf Oct. 20-23 at the Texas State Fair.

At the Pan American Show, Kinleigh Guidry was the Hereford Champion Corned Hereford female, and second place in her class with her Polled Hereford. Kinleigh was also Champion in Intermediate Showmanship.

Raelee Hacke placed fourth in her class with other genealogies of her kind.

Harmony Public Schools is opening applications for Fall 2023

Harmony Public Schools, the largest STEM-focused public charter network in Texas, began accepting applications last year.

Harmony provides free public education with a special emphasis on Project-STEM STEM learning, College Prep, Safeguarding, and Character Education to PreK-12 students at 61 state campuses. For the current school year, Harmony shattered previous records with applications and enrollment, surpassing 40,000 students for the first time.

In 2022-23, Harmony Public Schools received 28 “A” District and Campus Ratings for Overall Accountability from the Texas Education Agency, and was recognized by both Newsweek and US News & World Report for their academic and college programs. Harmony is also a seven-time winner of the National School of Character.

New families enrolling at Harmony from November 1, 2022 through February 10, 2022. 2023 can be done online at or at the nearest Harmony campus.

To ensure fairness to all applicants, any Harmony campus that receives more applications than seats are available will randomize all applications and select students through a blind lottery. Each campus will set its lottery date within two weeks of the application deadline.

Parents will be notified in the spring if students have been selected for enrollment or placed on a waiting list.

For more information, visit the website.

Cinco Ranch quiz bowl team

The Cinco Ranch Cougar A Team, despite playing short man, won the Texas Kickoff Challenge for the first competition of the year.

Captain Tamim Hasan, Dimitris Kalafatis and Robbie Hahn played through some tough issues, including a determined dogfight with Troy Michigan in the finals that came down to the final question.

The B Team comprising of captain Arnav Joshi, Tony Liang, Enina Edosomwan and Grace Park, played some tough battles and only lost in the finals to the A Team 8. They handed Troy their only defeat until the A Team lost in the finals. .

The C Team, comprising captain Sean Padilla, Arsen Imanbayev, Zuhair Asaduddin and Ishan Paliwal, came within one question of beating the B Team in the playoffs.

Individually, Hasan was the top player for the tournament. Kalafatis, Joshi and Liang were also in the top 20. Asadaddin and Paliwal finished 17th and*respectively in their first variety of competition.

Meanwhile, the Cinco Ranch junior varsity squad practiced its first in-person Quiz Bowl tournament in nearly three years.

The A Team, including captain Ella Hill and Bao Vu, went 6-3 and finished second, losing only to the perennial powerhouse, Village School. In each category, Vu finished 17th.

The B Team, including Ryan Pilot, Nicholas Zang, Mary Waseem, Ethan Moloney and Nina Patel, is made up of a new brand of fresh. The team deservedly made it to the consolation final, where Cy Fabr fell. In each category, the Governor finished 12th and Zang 19th.

The king is high;

Royal FFA

Harmony Public Schools,

Cinco Ranch High

quiz team


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