Category: Academics

The Art and Literary Magazine of The John Cooper School Honored by Scholastic Press

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(L-R): NSPA: 2016 Inkblots Editors Nina Rivela, Gibson Field, Nikki Juszczak, Sadie Robb and Claire Cromley.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) have each recognized the 2016 edition of Inkblots, the art and literary magazine of The John Cooper School, with top honors.

Inkblots, Volume XIX, “Silent Symphonies,” was nominated by CSPA for its highest honor, a Scholastic Crown, that will be announced in March at CSPA’s annual spring convention at Columbia University. For the eighth consecutive year, the magazine has received the highest ranking of Gold Medal in the CSPA Medalist Critique. Senior Sadie Robb was editor-in-chief of the 156-page magazine, and Gibson Field and Nikki Juszczak were assistant editors.

Cooper student artists and writers were also recognized with eight Gold Circle Awards. Senior Claire Cromley was awarded two third place awards; in Free Form Poetry for “The Artist” and Traditional Poetry for “Dress Code.” Certificates of Merit were awarded in Photography to Sam Brus for his single photo, “Soulful” and to Heather Scotti for her portfolio of photography and Alex Swanbeck for Portfolio Illustration. Students from Cooper’s Class of 2016 who were awarded Certificates of Merit were Seth Dickens and Marina Ferguson for design, and Meredith Brus for her Experimental Fiction piece, “Open Ocean.”

Agriculture a foundation of county’s history

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A lot can happen in a century, and Montgomery County is no exception. Now the quickly expanding county is established, balancing economic growth and historic preservation, but over 100 years ago the area was vying to make a name for itself.

According to “Montgomery County, Texas: Picture of a Dream Coming True” produced by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, farming was a primary livelihood for the early settlers. They had come for the land and many had been farmers before arriving in Texas. Read more…

Lone Star College-Montgomery Honors College Recruits High Achieving Fellows – Application open until April 15

LSC-Honors-College-logo-2c-smallThere are exciting educational opportunities available to high achieving local high school graduates through the Honors College at Lone Star College-Montgomery. This fall, incoming freshman honors students will began coursework as Chancellor’s Fellows–a unique scholarship program within the Honors College at LSC-Montgomery that provides funding and advanced educational opportunities for a select number of students pursuing an honors associate degree.


The Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship allows 17-20 freshman students who are selected through a competitive application to pursue a unique Honors associate degree program. They receive an award package covering:

  • All tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours per semester)
  • A book allowance of up to $600 per semester
  • A fourth semester international capstone.

In addition to pursuing an individualized honors curriculum, Fellows scholarship recipients benefit from extensive co-curricular activities, specialized advising, leadership development, civic engagement opportunities, cultural events and a participation in a close-knit learning cohort.

“Our Fellows commit to a rigorous two-year, sixty credit hour, college curriculum that includes a minimum of 27 honors credits, and results in students earning an honors associates degree,” said David Kennedy, political science professor and director of the Honors College at LSC-Montgomery.  “Lone Star College is one of the few community colleges in the country currently offering this specialized honors associates degree program. The honors degree plan incorporates a progression model, developing students’ analytical, research and presentation skills, providing engaging lecture series, and cultural activities outside of the classroom.”

facebook-computer-internet-college-school-grades-shutterstock-1000x667In addition to the Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship program, the Honors College offers all students with a minimum 3.25 academic GPA the ability to earn honors course credit at LSC-Montgomery and build essential critical thinking skills, all within a smaller, college within a college environment.

Students participating in The Honors College benefit from scholarship and internship opportunities, specialized honors and transfer academic advising, early registration, smaller class sizes, honors designation on transcripts, and much more.

Incoming LSC-Montgomery freshman Tania Bahena couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity presented to her.

“This is an open door to becoming successful in my life,” Bahena said. “This isn’t just about getting a scholarship, this is a way of investing.”

As a member of the Fellows cohort who will graduate from LSC-Montgomery in 2017, Bahena knows this opportunity will have a big impact on her future as she prepares to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin.

“Aside from this scholarship allowing me to save money for after I transfer, the atmosphere of the campus itself, along with the benefits of small class sizes, will help me immensely in developing myself as a person,” Bahena said.

Click Here for Application Process, Eligibility, Course Offerings, Honors Scholarships

For more information about the Honors College or the Chancellors Fellows scholarship at LSC-Montgomery, call (936) 273-7035, or visit www.lonestar.edu/honors-montgomery.htm.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45,between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

 

The Woodlands Bar Association accepting Future Lawyer Scholarship applications

Graduation Day. Clipping path included.Applications are now being accepted by graduating seniors residing in Montgomery County for the “2017 Future Lawyers Scholarship in Memoriam Ida G. Stewart” and the “2017 Future Lawyers Scholarship in Memoriam Kevin T. Shea.”

Each scholarship will award $3,000 to outstanding local high school students through The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) scholarship program. Read more…

The Woodlands Township environmental professionals visit The John Cooper School

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas — In mid-December, eighth grade science students in Stef Groves’ and John LaBonte’s classes at The John Cooper School presented solutions to reducing marine debris to seventh grade science students, as part of a problem-based learning unit. Read more…

Mitchell Library in The Woodlands nominated for national award

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library, a branch of the Montgomery County Memorial Library System located in The Woodlands, Texas, has been nominated for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Services by U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady. Read more…

The Woodlands Area Student Center is the center of student affairs and activities. The Center offers information on a variety of academic & athletic events occurring in the Woodlands area.