Signing Day at FHS
Congratulations to the following athletes! FHS is very proud of your accomplishments. Please see below for information about where our mustangs will be playing next year.
- Jake Revere – Tulane University
- Rylan Kaufman – San Jacinto Junior College
- Skyler Pope – Ohio Valley University
- Ashley Elliott – Austin College
- Alexandra Samonski – East Texas Baptist University
- Hannah Carpenter – LSU Eunice
- Celina Saenz – Alvin Community College
- Hayley Bowers – East Texas Baptist University
- Sydney Gurry – Indiana Butler University
- Riley Grden – Texas A&M Corpus Christi
- Tyler Page – Southern Methodist University
Click here to access the photos from signing day.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Special Children's Committee Rodeo
Congratulations the following MCS students who placed at the Skills USA district contests held on January 28 and February 4.
1st and 2nd place students will compete at the state contest in Corpus Christi on April 6th - 9th.
District President: Katie Mulloy
District Vice-President: Libbey Dean
Broadcast News Production
1st - Katie Mulloy, Dylan McKim, Kylie Trotti, Tyler Radigan
2nd - Caden Owen, Sarah White, Chandler Killian, Zack Dodson
3rd - Kyle Jones, Julia Marr, Ryan Lakner, Jordan Ritzberger
2nd - Michael Claunch & Josh Hlavenka
2nd - Jordan Ritzberger
3rd - Jonathan Hatfield
3rd - Kyle Jones
3rd - Chris Bluth
3rd - Libbey Dean
4th place - Health Career Display
Rahee Buch & Evelyn Garcia
Outstanding HOSA Chapter
Evelyn Garcia, Chapter Reflections Scrapbook-
3rd place - Public Health
Crystal Chacko, Christy Fong, Christine Luu, Brandon Thint
2nd place - HOSA Bowl
Jessica Pham, Julia Pham, Sydney Schmutz, Camille Shaffer
1st place - Job Seeking Skills
2nd place - Dental Terminology
3rd place - Dental Terminology
3rd place - Prepared Speaking
FHS Speech & Debate
Congratulations to the FHS Speech & Debate team who started their regular season Labor Day weekend. Here they finished the season with an exclamation point--winning 1st place Grand Sweepstakes out of 29 schools. Now off to the playoffs & UIL District. Individual winners were:
1st place Informative, 2nd place Impromptu & 3rd place International Extemp
1st place Impromptu & 2nd place International Extemp
2nd place Informative & 6th place International Extemp
1st place tie Championship LD Debate
1st place tie Championship LD Debate
3rd place Speaker award Championship LD Debate
3rd place Impromptu
4th place Informative
4th place International Extemp
4th place Impromptu
3rd place Novice Extemp & 2nd place Novice Poetry
4th place Novice Extemp
6th place Novice Extemp
5th place Novice Poetry
Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon students for their placements in the Regionals 2017 6A meet.
Overall FHS placed:
- 1st place in Super Quiz
- 4th place team
- Top ten team qualifier for state meet
- Hannah Xia- 1st place overall Honors, super quiz gold, Lang and lit 1st, music 3rd, science 1st, essay 2nd, social Science 2nd
- Daniel Devoll- 1st place overall Scholastic, Super quiz gold, music 1st, science 1st, Art 1st, Lang and Lit 3rd, social science 3rd
- Jaden Walker- Super quiz gold, science 3rd, interview 2nd
- Jade Peters- Super Quiz gold, Art 1st
- Joachim Bendixen- Essay 3rd, Speech 1st, super quiz gold,
- Ben Parker- Music 3rd, math 2nd, Interview 3rd, super quiz gold.
- Nolan King- Super quiz gold
- Audrey Isaak- super quiz gold
- Sarah Thomas- super quiz gold, 2nd Math
FCCLA Regional Competition
Congratulations to the following students who did a great job at FCCLA Regional Competition in Galveston this past weekend and will be advancing to the State Competition in April.
- Sophie Hiang - Promote and Publicize
- Isabella Hoang - Promote and Publicize
- Ashley Adams - Food Innovations
- Preetina Ramkissoon - Food Innovations
- Jeremy Trevino - Serving up Success
- Courtney Schrader - Teach and Train
- Milana Ramkissoon - Teach and Train
The following students also competed at the Regional Competition and although they did not place, they worked very hard and did an awesome job!
Nick Powell, Cidney Hicks, Emily Peryam, Brianna Parr, Raina Trotti, Haley Davidson, Josh Nichols, Keenan Spencer, Ruben Rubalcava, Kendall Binkley, Anna Stevens, Emily McDonald, Mikhaila Bachynsky
Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair
Thank you to all the teachers who supported these students in their research including Dawne Welch, Theresa Lawrence, Vanessa Parker, Kristen Balch, Arden Zimmerman, Laura Peter and Don McGowan.
Blake Propst- 9th
Behavioral/Social Sciences The Use of Virtual Reality to Improve Learning of Spatial and Navigation Skills 2nd place
Ali Knowles - 9th
Behavioral/Social Sciences Do Electronic Screens Impact Low Light Vision? 1st place
Biochemistry/Microbiology Shocking Soil! Testing Soil for The Presence and Efficiency of Electrogenic Bacteria 2nd place
Zeke Bickham- 9th
Biochemistry/Microbiology Shocking Transformations: The Effect of Heat Shock Duration on Cell Transformation 1st place
Environmental Science Affordable Desalination of Salt Water 2nd place
Nicole Huning- 9th
Chemistry These Muffins Will Rise to New Heights 2nd place
Christina Huang- 9th
Chemistry Chlorine Analysis for Drinking Water from Different Water Filters 1st place
Evan Rosenthal - 9th
Computer Science It doesn't have to be too late: A novel method of detecting overheating of electrical systems behind walls 1st place
Crystal Chacko- 12th
Biochemistry/Microbiology Role of Lipid Exchange Between Stromal and Epithelial Cells in Pancreatic Cancer 1st place
Kaitlyn Smith- 12th
Zoology The Canine Pulmonary Affect 2nd place
Madeleine Thompson- 12th
Zoology Evaluating an Alternative Food Source to Optimize the Growth Rate and Overall Size of Juvenile Aurelia aurita 1st place
Jaden Walker- 12th
Computer Science Cold Computation III 1st place
Engineering Remote Livestock Management System 2nd place
Engineering Optimizing Micro-geometric Bladeless Wind Turbines (5)1st place
Physics Fusion Reactor Simulator 1st place
Sarah Palmer won a $2500 senior scholarship to Texas A&M University at Galveston for placing first in the Senior division and won a $200 award from Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society for her research.
Donald Rolston was honored with a $200 award from Dr. Allan and Anne Brasier. The award is given annually to an outstanding science fair student and is in memory of their son Rob.
Art VASE Regional Competetition
Congratulations to our many creative art students who competed in the regional VASE competition at Ridge Point High School in Missouri City.
The competition was tough but we still received 54 Gold Medals with three students advancing to state in San Antonio.
- Lauren Fly
- Taylor Rudell
- Kyle Dickens
Choir - UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest
On Saturday, Feb. 18, eighty (80) FHS Choir students participated in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Angleton HS.
Sixty-four (64) students earned Division One-Superior medals for their efforts.
Sixteen students received a Division Two-Excellent rating.
Thirty-eight (38) students qualified for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, held in Austin in May.
Congratulations to these outstanding singers!
Class One Solo, Division One-Superior rating, advances to Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest:
Sydney Antill, Nadia Asgari-Tari, Mitchell Bauer, Morgan Bryan, Anjanette Carlisle, Alessia Castillo, Claire Clauson, Jonah, Cloyd, Will Clyburn, Tara Davenport, Kyle Dickens, Michael Donovan, Ally Eckhart, Christy Fong, Mary Gerlach, Sam Gerlach, Anna Gibson, Gabi Gonzalez, Natalia Gonzalez, Sarah Goodman, Lauren Goolsby, Helena Haas, Kylee Hill, Angelynn Hranitzky, Sarah Hulgan, Jacquelin Kutz, Christian Mathews, Marina Meche, Sam Mills, Jonathan Moreno, Garrett Morris, Kara Permenter, Tyler Phelps, Lea Sharp, Allison Tang, Jeremy Trevino, Maddy Walker, Emma Wimberly.
Class Two Solo, Division One-Superior rating (24):
Ashley Adams, Maddie Bender, Pradhitha Boppana, Alex Cottrell, Craig Davenport, Taylor Greny, Brittany Harris, Kyle Holcomb, Brooke Humlicek, Ashlyn Killian, Landon LaBiche, Philip Lu, Anna McHenry, Emily Montalvo, Isabella Morrison, Alice Nguyen, Clay Price, Katie Rodriguez-Keklak, Joseph Steiger, Rhianna Spong, Jeremiah Stubblefield, Jacob Vegas, Trevor Wilson, Elizabeth Worrell.
Class Three Solo, Division One-Superior rating (2):
Oliva Beken, Kenzie Weddel
Class One Solo, Division Two-Excellent rating:
Angelina Fantasia, Amanda Fleming, Sofia Gamero, Adela Gonzalez, Jacob Goodin, Katie Johnson, Chris Mendez, Aidan O’Donnell, Angela Requardt, Travis Schlicht, Camille Shaffer.
Class Two Solo, Division Two-Excellent rating:
Marcela Barton, Julia Curry, Maren Hamilton, Karalissa Hranitzky
Class Three Solo, Division Two-Excellent rating:
Golf - Pearland Spring Classic
Congratulations to varsity girls golf for their February 13th competition in the Pearland Spring Classic, these girls took home another 1st place! Overall tied for 3rd place out of 30 schools.
- Heidi Demel- 2nd place individually
- Shelby Michael- tied for 3rd place individually.
The Wranglerettes performed in their 1st contest of the season at Pearland High School. Congratualtions, Wranglers for ranking 2nd Place in the Officer Extra Large Size category, and 3rd overall in the Officer category (Entire Contest)! Ranking 2nd Place in the Team Extra Large Size category, and 4th overall in the Team category (entire contest)
This was a great start to the contest season and FHS is looking forward to going to State on March 4th!!
- Payton Montemayor- solo
- Courtney Banfield- solo
- Isabelle Naylor- solo
- Social Officers
Team Hip Hop
- Dream Ensemble
- Officer Lyrical
The Varsity Guard continued competition on February 4th by competing in Winter Guard International's Houston Regional. The group placed 2nd in Open Class raising their score 7 points from the previous week.
The Color Guard staff and FHS is extremely proud of this group's hard work and accomplishments so far this season! Congratulations on these accomplishments!
Friday night, February 17th, our Mustangs made a trip to the swamp at Dickinson HS to take on the Chargers from Clear Springs in a play-in game to see who would face Dawson in the first round of the 6A playoffs. The Mustangs came into the night with a 15-16 (6-8) record on the year, and needed a win to get back to .500.
In typical Mustang fashion this year, the Mustangs started out slow, and wanted to give Dickinson ISD a couple extra bricks for any new facility they try to build in the future. The Mustangs trailed 12-9, until Griffin Schneider (12 pts) hit a three as the first quarter buzzer chimed to tie it up after one.
After looking to carry some momentum into the second after the buzzer beater, the Mustangs did just the opposite. The Mustangs still had trouble scoring, as Griffin's buzzer beater would be the only three made in the half. Clear Springs ended the half on a little run to give them a 30-23 lead heading into the break. Griffin (8) was followed by Alex Dehoyos with seven to lead the Mustangs in scoring in the first half.
In the third, the Mustangs got down by twelve, before rallying back to cut the deficit to five heading into the fourth. Elijah Martinez (7 pts) hit a huge three to keep the Mustangs close and start the turning the game in the Mustangs direction.
The fourth quarter started with the Mustangs down 45-40. Tanner Bandini came alive in the fourth quarter hitting three 3's, and scoring 14 of his 15 points in the final frame. When the Mustangs took their first lead midway through the fourth, the crowd and Crazies gave the biggest roar of the season and Clear Springs had trouble communicating a play on the other end. The boys fed off that energy, and finished the fourth quarter outscoring the Chargers 23-15 to win by a score of 63-60! Clear Springs had a couple of chances late, but missed a wide open lay-up and had the ball go out of bounds with a second left down by 3. The Mustangs got key contributions for everybody that touched the floor. Jake Yurachek had 5 points and went 3 for 4 from the FT line. Ben Redding played out of his mind on the defensive end, and had a couple blocks and tips which led to turnovers for the Chargers. Double digit scorers for the Mustangs were Alex (20), Tanner (15), and Griffin (12).
Swimming and Diving State Competition
Congratulations to our swimming and diving team for their accomplishments in the State Swimming Competition.
State Swimming Competition
- The girls team placed 42nd overall in the medley relay of Allison Proulx, Sydney Gurry, Olivia Theall
- Sadie Wilson finished 14th
- The boys team finished 16th in the medley relay of Max Hardt, Nico Monroig, Mark Theall
- Thomas McHenry finished 15th,
- Mark Theall was 11th in the 200 free and 6th in the 100 fly with an Automatic All-American time,
- Michael Claunch was 4th in diving
- Brandon De La Fuente was 15th
- The boys 200 free relay was 15th Mark Theall (leading off in school record 50 free), Max Hardt, Nico Monroig and Thomas McHenry and Max Hardt was 16th in the 100 breast.
Regional Swimming and Diving Meet.
Both teams finished 3rd in the Regional Swimming and Diving Meet.
- Michael Claunch was 2nd- will advance to the State meet.
- Brandon De La Fuente was 3rd- will advance to the State meet.
Lastly, congratulations to Coach Haffeld for being named Boys Regional Diving Coach of the Year!!!
Congratulations to our Mustang Wrestling team for another outstanding showing at the Regional Tournament. FHS came home with the largest number of state wrestling qualifiers since joining 6A.
Of the 5 athletes who qualified for the Regional tournament, 4 earned medals and 3 will go on to the next level to wrestle at the State Tournament this weekend.
- 3rd Place - Baily West (113 lbs.)
- 4th Place - Manny Elizondo (170 lbs)
- 5th Place - Amber Prichard (148 lbs.)
- 6th Place - Brodey Beckman (182 lbs.)
Results from the District 12-6A Tournament
District Champions and District Runner-ups advance to Regionals.
- Brodey Beckman - 182 lbs.
- Amber Prichard - 148 lbs.
- Zach Aune - 106 lbs.
- Baily West - 113 lbs.
- Manny Elizondo - 170 lbs.
- Kayla Molina - 128 lbs.
- Ian Wright - 160 lbs.
- Cameron Brunt - 195 lbs.
- Roderick Hutchinson - 285 lbs.
Substitute of the Month
Congratulations to Maria Garza, our February 2017 Substitute Teacher of the Month! Thank you for all that you do! Ms. Garza is currently serving as our long term substitute in Spanish.
FHS wants to give a special thanks to all of our substitute teachers. Substitutes make a difference everyday for our students. They are committed to making a seamless bridge in the classroom environment when our teachers have to miss. They do a very important job and do it with Mustang Pride! Thanks to our Subs for all they do for our students!