Tag: Academics

Teen Writing & Art Challenge hosted by Montgomery County Women’s Center

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Photo: From left:  Melanie Jackman, Community Outreach Education Manager for MCWC;Cassandra Carrillo Aguilera – 2nd Place High School Writing; Bianca Mendoza – 1st Place High School Writing; Sophia Gonzalez – 2nd Place Jr. High Art; Caramia Mirra – 3rd Place High School Writing; Davis Payne – 2nd Place High School Art; Emily Danette Sanchez -3rd Place High School Art; Megann Helms – 3rd Place Jr. High Art; and Sarah Raleigh, MCWC President and CEO.

The Montgomery County Women’s Center invited teens to participate in the challenge as a way to create a safe environment to explore and discuss the impacts –

both positive and negative – of common dynamics found in these experiences.

The Writing & Art Challenge was open to all middle school and high school students who reside in Montgomery County. It included students attending public school, private school, alternative education, homeschool, etc. Participants were encouraged to enter a maximum of one submission in a writing or art category.

The writing submission ideas included essay, script, journal entry, poetry, short story, personal essay/memoir. The art submission ideas included flat art, 3D sculpture, ceramic/glass, jewelry, digital design, drawing/illustration, fashion, mixed media, photography, painting, and sculpture.

All works were evaluated by a blind judging process by a group of volunteer community members including high school students and adult judges on the criteria of theme, originality and creativity, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.

An awards ceremony was held at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Feb. 22, 2018 which featured a Viewing Party where all students received a Certificate of Participation and the winners also received a Certificate of Appreciation. The winners included:

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • First Place Writing ($1000 Scholarship) – Bianca Mendoza, 12th grade, Conroe High School, “Metamorphosis”
  • First Place Art ($1000 Scholarship) – Chloe Pascual, 11th grade, The Woodlands High School, “Common Bond”
  • Second Place Writing ($500 Scholarship) – Cassandra Carrillo Aguilera, 11th grade, Conroe High School, “Dear Humanity”
  • Second Place Art ($500 Scholarship) – Davis Payne, 11th grade, Montgomery High School, “This Woman Believes”
  • Third Place Writing ($250 Scholarship) – Caramia Mirra, 11th grade, Conroe High School, “Trust In Relationships
  • Third Place Art ($250 Scholarship) – Emily Danette Sanchez, 11th grade, Conroe High School, “Trust can Change Like Day To Night”
  • Honorable Mention Art ($50 gift card) Ariadna Franco, 12th grade, Oak Ridge High School, “Waltz of Emotion”

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

  • First Place Art ($100 Gift Card) – Jennifer Alvarado, 8th grade, Washington Jr High, “Social Media Marriage”
  • Second Place Art ($50 Gift Card) – Sophia Gonzalez, 7th grade, McCullough Jr High, “Bold Stands Out In The Crowd”
  • Third Place Art ($25 Gift Card) – Megann Helms. 8th grade, “Hand In Hand”

The Montgomery County Women’s Center’s (MCWC) Youth Advisory Committee started in February 2017. “We acknowledge that youth are experts in their own lives and are key in developing solutions to the health issues in their lives,” notes Melanie Jackman, MSW, Community Outreach Education Manager for MCWC. “The primary function of the Youth Advisory Committee is to recognize youth as valuable stakeholders and we included them in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming that our agency is delivering in schools and in the community.”

For more information about the MCWC’s Youth Advisory Committee, contact Melanie Jackman at (936) 441-4044 or melaniej@mcwctx.org.

The Montgomery County Women’s Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a United Way agency whose mission is to lead the effort in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, assistance, advocacy, empowerment and social change. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, advocacy, counseling, legal services and community.

For more information about the Montgomery County Women’s Center, please call(936) 441-4044 or the 24-hour crisis hotline at (936) 441-7273 or visit www.mcwctx.org.

Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children

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Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…

Students Begin 2016-2017 School Year At The Woodlands Christian Academy

TWCA first day 2016The Woodlands Christian Academy resumed classes on Wednesday, August 10th, with a record enrollment of 585 Warriors in PreK-12th grade.  The Woodlands Christian Academy is an independent, college preparatory school serving the greater Woodlands area.  For more information on Woodlands Christian visit: www.twca.net

4 tips to negotiate your way to a better financial aid package

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Let’s face it: College can come with some serious sticker shock. Oftentimes, the strength of a financial aid package or scholarship offer can very well make or break a student’s decision to attend a particular school. But before ruling out a college because of its high price tag, have you considered actually asking for more money? click here for complete story

Academics:Brains beat brawn: College Station High School’s team one finished fourth in Science Bowl

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The Super Bowl may be the main event this weekend, but more than 150 high school students from across Texas traded footballs for buzzers Saturday at Texas A&M for a different type of game — the Science Bowl.

Thirty-one teams from 25 high schools — including four teams representing A&M Consolidated High School and College Station High School — participated in the regional level of the 26th annual Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl in the Blocker Building at A&M. click here for complete story