Fort Sam Houston ISD - Journalism Students Attend National Conference in Chi-Town
Cole photography and journalism students traveled to attend and compete at the JEA/NSPA national journalism conference in Chicago with over 6300 students from across the United States! Junior, Raquelle Bennett competed in the Photography Portfolio division at the conference and was one of only three students in the country to receive a Superior Rating.
Congratulations to the following students who had an outstanding show at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Photography Contest.
- Sarah Haftorson was the Grand Champion and won several Best of Show categories and tied for the Judg'ss Choice award
- Micah Pierce tied for the Judge's Choice Award
- D'Aysia Mack, Chase Marafioto, Katherine Middleton, and Leonardo Urrego also won numerous Best of Show awards. All of their work will be on display inside the Coliseum during the stock show and rodeo.
Original post on the Ft. Sam Houston Facebook page here.
Cole High School students Parker Shuck and Brandon Guzman-Morales recently found a bug in a program from Facebook. While developing their own iOS app, the students downloaded the Facebook "API" code which would allow users in their app to log in using their Facebook account. But, the code they downloaded from Facebook didn't work. They were able to find the bug in the program and decided to email the engineers at Facebook to let them know. It was significant enough that the Facebook engineer that fixed the bug sent both students Facebook t-shirts, stickers, and $45 worth of Facebook coupons!
Original article located here.
More than 55 students from 15 schools such as Alamo Heights, Brandeis, Memorial and Lanier were there going head to head with Cole students. But before the day was over, our very own Eldred Brinson received 3rd place for his Peach Cobbler Cupcake.
Culinary students' busy weekend continued because the next day they served dinner to 130 guests at the Best Medic Competition. This event consisted of two weeks of planning, coordination and finally food preparation. For 5 days, the students worked on the spaghetti dinner, perfecting the sauce, rolling and decorating sugar cookies, boiling noodles, and baking bread. After loading everything onto the bus, they were on their way to set up. After a few setbacks (forgetting silverware and the sweet tea container), the night went smoothly as speakers gave their presentations and medics got second spaghetti plates.
The following week, two students competed in the St. Philips College Fall Invitational Cake Decorating Challenge. Eldred Brinson and Catherine Nichols each prepared a 3-tier decorated Thanksgiving theme cake. Catherine Nichols' cake was awarded the 3rd Place trophy and students learned the value of detailed planning and experienced the stress of transporting a large cake across town! These successful projects were made possible with the help of our brand new 20 quart commercial mixer!
Overall, the students had some busy weeks filled with wins and laughter. Special thanks to Mrs. Skidmore for all the hard work she has put in and for guiding these students.
Article submitted by Cole Senior Brielle Cooper
Students from FSHISD participated in the Army’s Virtual Medicine Opening on January 4 at BAMC. These students were selected to share their ideas about the future of medicine at the opening event. LTG West, the Army’s Surgeon General, along with other leaders in the community engaged them in conversation throughout the morning.
Original post on Ft. Sam Houston ISD's Facebook page.
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