Please join us in congratulating Austin Maurice McDonald '18 on joining the Tennessee State University football program as linebacker! His football bio popped up on tsutigers.com last week, and we are so proud to see our Houston Christian High School alum featured. We can’t wait to see all you accomplish in the “land of golden sunshine”! You can follow the TSU Tigers football journey by clicking here. Go stangs!
Houston Christian High School students had the distinct privilege of being able to attend a very special virtual event featuring comments from Ambassador Ryan Crocker, through the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, and Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government & Public Service. Max Angerholzer, CEO of George & Barbara Bush Foundation, moderated this meaningful discussion, providing attendees Strategic Insights on the Recent Developments in Afghanistan. Ambassador Crocker is the Former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon and former Dean of the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. This event is just one of many that HC promotes for the students’ development of scholarship and leadership.
Students at Houston Christian High School used their artistic talents in a tribute to the heroes of 9/11. Like all of us within the HC community, they struggle to comprehend the unfathomable destruction and loss of innocent life that day. Their response was through their art, with specialized media and styles that were personal to them. Click through to see beautiful artwork from students Avery Elkins, Grace Transou, Harper Lee, Jackson Herauf, Josiah Wu, Kennedy Garza, and Maddie Carmichael.
Houston Christian High School had the honor of hosting William Branch, a.k.a. The Ambassador, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Bible for The College at Southeastern, as our Chapel Guest Speaker. On Thursday, September 9, Branch delivered the gospel through his unique and captivating perspective to HC faculty, staff, and students! Even though it was his birthday, Branch gave HC the gift of hearing his latest Christian rap song, asking for input. The recording of our live stream can be found here (skip to minute 12 to start chapel). To read Branch’s bio click here, and follow him on Twitter for scripture, updates, and the latest Christian rap releases.
Joshua Chin '22 shares his account, in The Buzz Magazine, of volunteering alongside the HC Theatre program this past summer for a children's day camp called Spring Spirit. As a School Buzz Reporter, Joshua had the opportunity to shine a bright light on the acts of service Houston Christian High School students participate in to enrich the lives of those in our greater community. Theatre Director Robert Linhart's dream has become a reality! Read Joshua's compelling article here. Mustangs are making a difference!
HC is leading the way! On Saturday, September 4, Houston Christian High School's StangTech Robotics Club attended the North Houston Best Robotics Competition season kick-off at Lone Star College-Montgomery. Best Robotics offered workshops and announced this season's challenge. Our StangTech team has a history of success within this competition, as well as the ability to train and lead other teams. There were four workshops, two of which were HC student- and faculty-led. The workshops they conducted were phenomenal, but even more so was their willingness to share what they had learned with other teams. Mustangs are making an impact!
Gratitude and Blessings! Friday, September 3, alumni parents Mary Lyn and Obie Langford delivered their 30th consecutive year gift to Houston Christian High School! Their daughter Beverly '82 wanted to come to Northwest Academy as it transitioned under Houston's First Baptist leadership. She was soon followed by her sister, Vickie '85. Mr. Langford was on the Founding Board of Houston Christian High School and knew the plans God had for this community. What a blessing the Langfords have been - for 30 years!
Houston Christian High School is excited to welcome our parents to campus for Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, September 9. We invite you to come and meet the people who are spending significant amounts of time investing in your student. The event starts at 6:00 pm with student schedule pick up in the Founders’ Circle. For full details regarding the night, please click here. See you soon!
Houston Christian Alum Kolby Killion ’16 has been awarded the Engineering Graduate Merit Doctoral Fellowship for 2021 at Texas A&M University. After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, our mustang is pursuing his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. You can read more about his accomplishments here. Kolby, we are so proud of you!
Congratulations to Jonathan Chen '22 for his recognition as a Coolidge Senator! In February of this year, he applied for the Coolidge Scholarship, ranking among the top 100 applicants out of 4,700. Jonathan was awarded a one-time scholarship and took part in a four-day Washington, D.C. trip with his fellow senators. In addition to participating in debates, they attended seminars relating to fiscal policies and met with economists, statisticians, and entrepreneurs. Chen expressed his delight at the opportunity to meet some of the most promising high schoolers and gain knowledge of the country's politics, economy, and policies. Join us in congratulating our Mustang!
Houston Christian hosted our principal preview event on August 19, 2021. Dr. Darren Price and families from HC gathered for a night filled with connections and conversations. In addition to sharing progress on previous initiatives, Dr. Price shared his vision for the upcoming academic year, including developing opportunities for our students. If you were unable to attend, we have made the recording of the event available online. Please visit this link to watch.
Please join us in congratulating Amani Bartlett '21 on her signing with the LSU Women's Basketball team! LSUSports.net announced the news on August 16, 2021, and we are so proud of her achievement. You can read more about Amani's journey by clicking here.
Read the link below to learn more about what our students think about their teachers! Students name physics teacher Lukas Reike in a Buzz Article about teachers who have had an amazing impact on student lives.
Former baseball player for The University of Texas, Beau O’Hara, will formally take the reins of Houston Christian High School’s baseball team this fall after serving as assistant coach for four years and interim head coach during the 2020-21 season, as well as a football assistant coach.
The HC Visual Arts Department is pleased to invite you to our online art exhibition. Our studio art students have documented their journey as artists this year to share with our HC Family. You can see Studio Art 2D & 3D here and Photography here. (Read more about our programs below.)
Congratulations to our HC StangTech Robotics Club on a record year, earning 6 awards in our local BEST Robotics competition and 2 awards at the four-state BEST Regional competition!
Some highlights include First overall in our local competition, 3rd overall in the regional competition, Best Engineering Notebook in the local and regional competition, and Best Marketing presentation at the local competition!
Houston Christian Counselor Carol Bartels, who is our LPC on campus, provides some guidance and useful tips on identifying stress overload and anxiety in your teen, and how to help them manage it. Read below for more information.
Congratulations to Will Vail, class of 2019, who posted a 7.26 meters in the long jump during the Southwest Baptist (Mo.) Bearcat Invite this weekend, landing him a spot at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. His leap landed at the fourth-longest in the nation so far this season.
This feat earned him the Sooner Athletic Field Athlete of the Week. Read the story below!
At this time, we will maintain our current protocols through the two weeks following Spring Break or April 2. Masks, hand sanitation, social distancing, and current adjustments to scheduling will continue as is on campus until otherwise notified. Given the potential for increased COVID-19 case numbers in our community over Spring Break, we will monitor our case numbers upon return from the holidays before making further decisions.
Ellie Ashby '20 wrote a call-out to her hometown of Houston, Texas, this week for her college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. Ellie is a freshman at Harvard University majoring in Social Studies with a minor in Economics.
Ellie was her graduating class's salutatorian and served as student body president while she was at Houston Christian. She also participated in theatre, was elected to homecoming court, and played volleyball. She also graduated with distinction through Houston Christian's Distinguished Scholars Program.
Congratulations to Jacob Romero ‘22 for his photography submission, “Personality of Emotions”, and Ella Drury ‘23 for her travel photography submission “La Longosta”. Both received Honorable Mention awards from the Scholastic Writing and Art Awards!
Congratulations to Jane Yuan ‘21 for her Silver Key award portfolio entry (5 pieces of art)!
Sadie Rose du Vigneaud’s illustration career began by doodling in class. A 2018 alum of Houston Christian High School, Sadie Rose took three classes while in school with social studies instructor Kevin Sivils, also an accomplished and prolific author.
Mr. Sivils said he was looking to illustrate his 14th fiction novel, a futuristic crime noir piece featuring a clone as the main character, when he noticed Sadie Rose doodling in class.
“She’s so talented,” he said. “I would recommend her.”
Congratulations to all of our Visual Art students who participated in the Annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art competition. We are thrilled to announce that Renee Anderson '22 and Karli Kapche '24 received medals and will have their artwork, "Watch and Learn" and "Howdy Partner", auctioned. Click to read about more winners!
Senior Cameron Alemond, (left) and junior Jonathan Chen, (right), placed third and first places respectively in a recent Model UN competition where students represented different countries throughout the world. Students were evaluated on how well and accurate they portrayed a delegation of a certain country. Congrats gentlemen!
Congratulations to Isla Ritchie who recently placed sixth overall in the Junior Female division at the International Modeling and Talent Association! The IMTA is a competition hosted by talent agencies to give exposure to burgeoning stars from around the country.
Isla competed in divisions such as Acting, Modeling, Cold Read, and Improv during the week-long event held in Orlando, Fl. She was represented by Neal Hamil Agency after auditioning in the fall of 2019.
Isla said she's always been interested in musical theatre and although the event was stressful, it was a good experience and fulfilling.
Houston Christian always prioritizes the safety and well-being of our students, and we're excited to report that we have completed the installation of the new bipolar ionization technology throughout our entire campus!
Bipolar ionization is a technology that is integrated into the HVAC system. It's an active process that provides continuous disinfection. It uses specialized tubes that take oxygen molecules from the air - in our case, the outside air - and convert them into charged (ionized) atoms that then cluster around microparticles such as airborne pathogens, allergens, and mold. The ionized atoms effectively surround and deactivate harmful substances including the Coronavirus.
Thank you to our many donors who helped ensure our learning environment stayed as safe and healthy as possible!