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  • Two Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent to Play Division 1 Athletics

    Fort Bend Christian Academy students and families gathered on campus on Wednesday, November 8, to celebrate two outstanding athletes as they signed National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.

    Jaelynn Lee has committed to play Division 1 softball for Bryant University in Rhode Island. She has played softball for 11 years and was a four year varsity letterman at FBCA. In addition to playing for FBCA, Jaelynn plays for Bombers Gold 18U. She has been awarded TAPPS 2nd Team All-District (9th), TAPPS 1st Team All-District (10th, 11th), TAPPS All-State Honorable Mention (10th), 2nd Team All-District (11th), and All Greater Houston Private School 1st Team Shortstop (11th).  Her favorite memory from her time at FBCA is winning District three years in a row and walking off the District Championship at home against Lutheran South.  While at Bryant University, she plans to study Marketing.

    Kyra Whitman has committed to play Division 1 soccer for Merrimack College in Massachusetts.  She has played soccer for 14 years and was a four year varsity letterman at FBCA. In addition to playing for FBCA, Kyra plays for Kaptiva Sports Soccer Club.  She has been awarded 1st Team All-District Offense (9th, 10th, 11th), All-State Honorable Mention (10th), Most Valuable Player Award (10th), All-State 2nd Team Offense (11th), Academic All-State (11th), and Player of the Year Award (11th). Her favorite memory from her time at FBCA is scoring a goal from almost half field during a home game last year. While at Merrimack College, she plans to study Biology or Health Science.

    “One of the most exciting days in the life of a high school student-athlete is the opportunity to sign to play collegiately. FBCA is very proud of them and their accomplishments. Both are extremely talented and make the FBCA community proud,” said Bert Emanuel Sr., FBCA Director of Athletics.  “We are very excited to see what lies ahead for these dedicated student-athletes as they continue at their respective universities.”
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  • Drumline Students Receive Superior Rating at TAPPS State Championship

    Recently, our Upper School Drumline students gave an exceptional performance at the TAPPS State Championship. The Drumline received a superior rating from the judges and were awarded Drumline Division 1 honors and Runner-Up at the competition. A few students also received the best in class award for their specific instruments.

    Those students were:
    • Luke Cummings on Cymbal
    • Alex Guajardo on Snare Drum
    • Ryan Hiegel on Tenor Drum

    Congratulations to these Eagles on an amazing job!
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  • Students Awarded with Commended and Academic Honors

    Three FBCA Students have been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2024 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2024 competition by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. 
    National Merit Commended Award Winners
    Eniefiok James
    Thea Longbottom
    Kathryn Volmert
    Fort Bend Christian Academy students excelled in College Board assessments and school work to earn these awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students.
    Fort Bend Christian Academy students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.
    Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and are African American or Black, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, and/or attend school in a rural area or small town.
    Eligible students will be invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and will be awarded at the beginning of the next school year. Students will receive their awards in time to include them on their college and scholarship applications.
    National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)
    Jaden Evbomoen
    Eniefiok James
    Faith Kukoyi
    Madison Smith
    Ruth Tamuno
    Gabriella Valadez
    National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
    Valentina Covarrubias
    Miles Melichar
    Emanuel Montoya
    Sophia Polasek
    Gabriella Valadez
    Santiago Zurita
    “We’re thrilled for our students, and we're proud of their achievements in the classroom and on College Board assessments,” said Graham Traylor, FBCA Director of College Counseling.  “These programs help students qualify for scholarships and stand out to colleges during the admissions process. This is just one representation of the diversity and academic quality in our school community."
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  • Bert Emanuel Sr. Named Director of Athletics at Fort Bend Christian Academy

    Renie Deanda
    Bert Emanuel Sr. has been named the new Director of Athletics at Fort Bend Christian Academy, the largest, Christian private school in Fort Bend County. 

    “Bert Emanuel has a proven record of successful executive leadership experiences.  Combined with his dedication and passion to invest in student-athletes and coaches, I am confident in Mr. Emanuel's ability to promote and advance FBCA's athletic program to be among the leading Christian schools in the nation,” Head of School Joshua Gettys said.

    Emanuel will begin his new role at FBCA this month.  He joins Fort Bend Christian as a strategic visionary athletic leader, a former Rice University Quarterback and NFL Wide Receiver, who has held numerous athletic leadership roles in the Houston area. 

    “I am very excited at the opportunity to lead the FBCA athletic program. This is a program with a proud tradition of excellence, as shown with the numerous accomplishments and state titles in the past few years,” Emanuel Sr. said. “I am looking forward to being on campus and meeting our student athletes, collaborating with the campus community, and working with our coaches and staff to provide a first-class student-athlete experience.”

    Bert Emanuel Sr. is a former Rice University Quarterback and NFL Wide Receiver.  He comes to FBCA after a successful professional football career, where an NFL rule was named after him, ‘The Bert Emanuel Rule.' After eight years in the NFL, Mr. Emanuel has worked as an accomplished executive in business strategy, strategic operations and operational management, and strategic brand management. These professional experiences included front office roles with the Houston Texans, Houston Roughnecks, VYPE Media and other organizations. He also is a certified life coach and operates a successful athlete development program, Bert Emanuel Sports. 

    Today’s announcement follows an extensive search for a candidate that could help provide a premier experience to all of FBCA’s student athletes by leading and developing a thriving athletic program, selecting and mentoring exceptional Christian coaches and athletes, and representing the school by embodying the Mission and Vision of FBCA.

    “I strongly believe that Bert Emanuel is the right candidate to build a relevant and high-performing athletic program and culture that is Christ-centered and promotes the development, well-being and success of our student athletes,” Gettys said.
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  • Visual Arts Program has an Excellent Showing at the 87th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo School Youth Art Competition

    FBCA Art Students were recently awarded by the 87th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo as top young artists in the 2023 School Youth Art Competition. Lower, Middle and Upper School art students exhibited 92 pieces of artwork in this year's youth art competition that will be on display at the county fairgrounds in building D from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, Oct 8, 2023.  

    The student honorees won Rosettes in the following categories: Mixed Media, Carnival Scene, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Color Pencil.

    Junior, Sidney Arnold, and Senior, Ashlyn Daily, won a Best of Show Rosette for their pieces.

    Senior, Joana Liu, Senior, Gavin St. Jean, Junior, Helina Zhang, Sophomore, Nina Melichar, and fifth grader, Caleb Williams were awarded an Outstanding Rosette for their artwork.

    “It is an honor for FBCA to be a part of this year's 87th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo. Our Lower, Middle and Upper School art entries represent the extraordinary range of creative expression that celebrates this year's theme "Proud Traditions Inspiring Our Future," Director of Fine Arts, Robert Sanders said.  “Thank you to all of our impressive FBCA art teachers and artists for helping to facilitate an opportunity to showcase art at one of this area's signature celebrations. Each year, we are excited to partner with the Fort Bend County Fair to bring our community together to support one of the largest and most successful events in the area and state.” 

    “We are thankful for the continued support that the Fort Bend County Fair gives to young artists to have a juried exhibition each year to recognize the creative talents of all young artists in our Texas arts community,” Sanders said. 

    For more information about the Fort Bend County Fair School Youth Art Competition visit:

    Level of Rosette
    Title of work
    Gavin St. Jean
    Outstanding Rosette
    From the Earth
    Division 1
    Ashlyn Daily
    Best of Show Rosette
    Anatomy of Creatures With and Without Possessions
    Division 2
    Mixed Media
    Caleb Williams
    Outstanding Rosette
    Rodeo Action
    Division 2
    Mixed media
    Joana Liu
    Outstanding Rosette
    Division 2
    Helina Zhang
    Outstanding Rosette
    Division 2
    Colored Pencil
    Nina Melichar
    Outstanding Rosette
    Peace in the Unseen
    Division 2
    Colored Pencil
    Sidney Arnold
    Best in Show Rosette
    The Boo Crew
    Division 2
    Pen and Ink
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  • FBCA Students Receive National Recognition at the Scholastic Art & Writing Symposium and Awards

    Rachel Migues
    Three Fort Bend Christian Academy Upper School students had the opportunity to travel to New York to attend and be recognized at the Scholastic Art & Writing National Symposium and Awards Week.
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  • Senior Named as a Semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Renie Deanda
    Senior Joana Liu has been named a 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

    NMSC officials, on Wednesday, announced the over 16,000 semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. All semifinalists will now have the opportunity to compete for some 7,140 scholarships worth almost $28 million next spring.

    Graham Traylor, FBCA Director of College Counseling, is very proud of Joana and her excellent accomplishment. 

    "Congratulations to Joana on such an incredible accomplishment. I am excited to support her as she goes through this prestigious, but intensive, process. This honor is affirmation of the intellectual ability we see in her every day on our campus, and she has a chance at exceptional opportunities for their time after FBCA through this program," Traylor said.

    All semifinalists, now seniors, entered the program as juniors in high school by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Nationwide, they represent less than 1% of high school seniors and include the highest-scoring entrants from each state.

    "I didn't expect it, so I'm very excited to become a National Merit Semifinalist! I'll continue to work hard so I can improve even more in the future!," Joana Liu, FBCA Senior and National Merit Semifinalist said.  

    According to the NMSC release, "To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received."

    "A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test," the release states.

    More than 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to finalists, who will be notified in February. Scholarship winners will be selected from the group of finalists based on their skill level, accomplishments, and potential for success in college. Winners will be announced in four nationwide news releases from April to July 2024.

    Congratulations Joana! 
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  • Congratulations to Two Eagle Varsity Football Players on their Touchdown Club of Houston Recognition

    Congratulations to Bennett Warren and Ivan Jimmy-Ducksworth on being recognized at the Touchdown Club of Houston's Private High School Kickoff Dinner! They are ranked among the top private school football players in the area. Way to go, Eagles!
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  • FBCA Band Director Earned a Summer Residency Chair with Prestigious Orchestra

    FBCA Band Director, Marquis Wincher, recently returned to FBCA after spending several weeks at the Prisma Festival & Academy in Powell River, BC, Canada, as well as the Festival Napa Valley in Napa Valley, California. Mr. Wincher auditioned and was selected as a member of both festival orchestras. During his residency, he performed in several chamber music ensembles, as well as studied with and performed alongside faculty from some of the top orchestras in the world.  
    "I had a wonderful time at both the Prisma Festival & Academy as well as Festival Napa Valley. As a music educator I believe it is important to challenge myself and always be a student of music. I am always seeking inspiration that can be passed on to my students," Wincher said.

    We are proud of you Mr. Wincher for constantly cultivating your musicianship and sharing the skills you've gained with our FBCA students!
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  • Lower School Students Awarded Red Ribbon Awards for Houston Dog Show Art Contest

    Congratulations to three Lower School artists on receiving Red Ribbon merit awards for their entries to the Houston Dog Show Art Contest! Their artwork was on display in the NRG Arena during the dog show, and they received tickets to attend. Great job, Eagles!

    Allison Rainbolt - "Golden Retriever"
    Corynne Ledet - "Labradoodle"
    Preston Reina - "Great Mountain Bernese"
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  • Meet FBCA's New Chef - Benito Frausto

    Get excited as Chef Benito is back to cook up some amazing meals for our Eagles!

    Chef Benito Frausto may be new this school year, but he is not a new face at FBCA. Chef Benito was previously the head chef at FBCA, and his cooking is still remembered and talked about around campus. He has many exciting ideas and recipes to bring to FBCA in the coming school year. The first day of school, Chef Benito and his staff is starting the year off strong with a Back to School grill out for Opening Day! All divisions will have grilled burgers and all the toppings for a fun outdoor cookout. 

    Let's meet our new Chef!

    Question: What changes will we see to the dining program this year?
    Answer: The Upper School will be adding a coffee shop with a barista, who will serve lattes, espressos, smoothies and more. Think a mini-Starbucks on campus, where we will even have homemade kolaches and muffins. We will also be bringing back the deli station and salad bar at the Upper School. Throughout the school year, we will even do a fun 'Chef's Table,' where I will be at the frontline cooking and serving our students cooked to order items such as, Pasta Pronto, Ragin Cajun, Pho and more. The Lower/Middle School will continue to have great choices, and we will make sure to meet the needs of all our students in each division. One of my goals for this school year is to be 100% cooking from scratch on all items served. 

    Question: What are some of your favorite items to cook?
    Answer: This is hard! I love to make pizza (a fan favorite, especially for the little fans), Tex Mex, and Southern Comfort Food. Last year, I made Birria Tacos for the students, and it was a huge hit! I will definitely do that again this year. 

    Question: Tell us about your career path to becoming a Chef.
    Answer: When I was younger, I worked at Luby's, which gave me a passion for food and cooking. From there, I worked at Schlumberger, Shell, and a few other places, where I was able to work under some amazing chef's who taught me so much. I love the customer service and seeing the students smile while they are eating your food. I have always felt that you can change a person's day or touch their heart - through food. 

    Question: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
    Answer: I live on a farm in Needville. I have three children - two boys, who are a freshman and junior in college, and one daughter, who is 13. I grew up in the Houston area, and if I could only have one meal for the rest of my life - it would be tacos. 

    Welcome Chef Benito! We are so glad you are here!
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  • FBCA Eagles Win TAPPS 5A Coach and Athlete of the Year

    Rachel Migues
    Last week at the 2023 TAPPS Conference, FBCA Athletics brought home top awards. Congratulations to FBCA Coach Deon Minor on being named the TAPPS 5A Coach of the Year and to Brady Dever, Class of 2023, on earning the TAPPS 5A Athlete of the Year!
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  • FBCA Sophomore Reagan Campbell #1 in the Nation for Individual US Academic Decathlon

    FBCA Sophomore Reagan Campbell has earned the title of number one in the nation in the US Individual Academic Decathlon Division I in the Scholastic GPA group. Reagan won gold in seven events and silver in one event. She came in with a point total of 4,467.20 from her performance in the eight categories.  As a freshman at Travis High School, Reagan competed on the THS Decathlon team and scored very well for her age. Next school year, Reagan hopes to begin an Academic Decathlon team here at FBCA, so that she can compete again in team competitions. At FBCA, Reagan is on the Soccer and Tennis teams and active with the Scouts BSA, where she is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout.

    Way to go, Reagan! 

    • GOLD Division I Literature Scholastic
    • SILVER Division I Music Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I Science Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I Art Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I Mathematics Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I Economics Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I Essay Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I Social Science Scholastic
    • GOLD Division I OVERALL for Scholastic
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  • FBCA Students Have a Great Showing at PSIA State Competition

    Renie Deanda
    On April 29, a group of Lower and Middle School students participated in the Private School Interscholastic Association State Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. There was seven lower school and four middle school students who competed in various academic competitions.  Fourth grader Zara Ashiofu, a second time state participant, placed first in spelling! We are so proud of all of these Eagles and their desire to be challenged academically!

    Lower School Participants
    • Westin Ward, 2nd grade spelling competition, participation 
    • Nathan Lee, 2nd grade spelling competition, 10th place  
    • Layla Hellman, 2nd grade creative writing competition, 4th place
    • Zara Ashiofu, 4th grade spelling competition, 1st place
    • Kendrick Bassey, 4th grade spelling competition, 3rd place
    • Molly Brennan, 4th grade poetry interpretation competition, participation
    • Elaine Xi, 4th grade ready writing competition, participation

    Middle School Participants
    • Rachel Benjamin, 7th grade, 5th place in Spelling and Vocabulary
    • Cierra Spraggon, 7th grade, 7th place in On-Site Drawing
    • Paige Henley, 6th grade, State Qualifier Maps Charts and Graphs
    • JD Anderson, 7th grade, State Qualifier Modern Oratory and Vocabulary

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  • FBCA Junior Sara Sanchez Artwork Selected to be Featured in Southern Teachers 2023-2024 Calendar

    Congratulations to Junior Sara Sanchez whose piece was selected for the second time to be in the Southern Teachers Calendar for 2023-24!

    Sara's artwork was chosen out of 500 entries to be included in the calendar that will be sent to hundreds of independent schools. Way to go, Sara!

    About the Student Art Contest -

    Founded in 1902, Southern Teachers Agency is the oldest teacher-placement service in America. We have served private & independent schools and educators in the South for more than a century.

    At Southern Teachers, we believe that teaching the fine arts is fundamentally important to the overall education of children. Art teachers develop in their students not only an aesthetic sense and technical abilities, but also creativity and imagination, which are essential talents in our ever-changing world.

    We are looking for original two-dimensional artwork from your students in grades 8-12. STA will select twelve pictures for publication in the art calendar and on our web site. In July, the calendar will be sent to more than two thousand private & independent schools around the country, making this a wonderful opportunity to showcase your students’ artistic talents.

    The twelve winning student artists will receive five copies of the calendar and $100 in gift certificates for art supplies.

    The Southern Teachers Art Calendar celebrates southern independent schools and their talented students. Please encourage your aspiring artists to submit their creations!
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  • FBCA Track Wins Gold at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

    Renie Deanda
    FBCA Varsity Track and Field continues to dominate meets and grab attention of their competition as they make their way through the 2023 schedule.  This past weekend at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at the University of Texas - Austin was no different, as they push forward in hopes of repeating the 2022 Champion State Title. 
    Number Six in the Nation, the team went to the Texas Relays with their sights on some hardware. They accomplished that goal! They were even able to continue to break school records, a feat that has been occurring weekly for this powerhouse.
    In the Division 1 Girls 4x400 Relay event, the Eagles (Gabbie Washington, Brooke Perry, Lilly Coppedge, Bayleigh Minor) blew past the competition and won first place with a time of 3:53.10. 
    In the D1 4x200, the Eagles (Brooke Coleman, Gabbie Washington, Brooke Perry, Bayleigh Minor) finished as the Runner-Up with a time of 1:39.37.
    The Boys team also had a great showing with the Eagles (Ben Longbottom, Noah Brooks, Max Granville, Jordan Rodgers) breaking a  previous school record in the D1 4x400 Relays, where they finished with a time of 3:24.28 in the Preliminary round.
    "On such a large stage for these athletes to show up and place - is something I knew they could do - they just had to believe and just go out and compete. And they did!," said FBCA Head Track and Field Coach, Deon Minor. "I have nothing but high expectations and goals for both boys and girls here at FBCA.  This group is special and very talented. I know they are going to meet those goals and exceed them! I'm looking forward to what is to come!"
    With the end of District, Regionals and the State Meet coming up, we are sure to see more great things from these Eagles! Way to go!
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  • FBCA Visual Arts Program Wins Tenth TAPPS 5A Art State Championship

    Renie Deanda
    Fort Bend Christian Academy's Visual Arts program was recently recognized as the 2023 TAPPS 5A Art State Champions. FBCA was also awarded this recognition in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, and this year, 2023. 
    Under the direction of the Director of Fine Arts, Robert Sanders, the program continues to excel and encompass a wide variety of visual art mediums. FBCA has 157 students who participate in the art program at the Upper School level.  This year, 35 Upper School Students submitted work for the State Competition. FBCA scored over 313 points, which was 123.5 points more than the second competitor and culminated in the State Championship title.  
    At the state level, FBCA students have excelled in drawing – black & white & color, communication design, computer rendered art, painting, printmaking, 2d mixed media,  photography black & white & color, sculpture, 2d relief, fashion design, textile arts, applied/industrial design, pottery, ceramics, senior portfolio, art history, on-site drawing seek and sketch – black and white & color, and short film (narrative, documentary, animation). 

    TAPPS State Art 2010 to 2023 
    • 2023    1st Place- TAPPS 2023 State Art Champions 5A
    • 2022    1st Place- TAPPS 2022 State Art Champions 5A
    • 2021    3rd Place - TAPPS 2021 State Art Online- 3rd Place 5A
    • 2020    Senior Portfolio Students placed ,2nd,3rd,4th, 6th, 7th  (Covid/ TAPPS was Canceled)
    • 2019    1st Place-  TAPPS 2019 State Art Champions 5A
    • 2018    1st Place- TAPPS 2018 State Art Champions 5A
    • 2018    Senior Portfolio Students placed 1st,2nd,3rd,4th, 6th, 8th 
    •  2017   1st Place- TAPPS 2017 State Art Champions 5A
    •  2016   2nd Place- TAPPS 2016 Art State Art Runners Up 4A
    •  2015   1st Place-  TAPPS 2015 State Art Champions 4A
    •  2014   1st Place- TAPPS 2014 State Art Champions 4A
    •  2014   1st Place- TAPPS 2014 Art State District Champions 4A
    • 2013    1st Place- TAPPS 2013 State Art Champions 4A
    • 2013   1st Place- TAPPS 2013 Art State District Champions 4A
    •  2012   1st Place- TAPPS 2012 State Art Champions 4A
    • 2012   1st Place- TAPPS 2012 Art State District Champions 4A
    •  2011   1st Place- TAPPS 2011 State Art Champions 4A
    • 2011   1st Place- TAPPS 2011 Art State District Champions 4A
    • 2010   2nd Place- TAPPS 2010 Art State Art Runners Up 4A
    • 2010   2nd Place - TAPPS 2010 Art State District Runners Up 4A
    “This year as an Upper School we were charged to “Be the City on the Hill.” We have to start with the hearts and souls of the artist/students. Love your students and anything is possible but if they love you back you have something special. Often I remind our team about a Jim Elliot quote; ‘He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.’ Sacrifice does not come cheap and it will cost us all something. We don't want to confuse Legacy with our Christ Centered purpose to partner with our students to be salt and light. We balance the journey with the words of Robert Kushner in our visual arts program that states, ‘The idea of forging a new kind of art, about hope, healing, redemption, refuge, while maintaining visual sophistication and intellectual integrity is our growing movement, we want artist  to work toward the meaning of the word vanguard,’” Director of Fine Arts, Robert Sanders, said.

    “This year, myself alongside of Mr. Ryan Baptiste, a four-year 2D art teacher, captured our 10th TAPPS State Art Championship at FBCA. I wanted to dedicate the journey to winning the State Championship to my dad, Robert A Sanders, who was diagnosed with cancer on December 17, 2022, and passed away on April 2, 2023 - Palm Sunday,” Sanders said. 

    “Myself and Mr. Baptiste wanted to make this year a tribute to our fathers, who have both passed, and I wanted to dedicate this championship in honor of my father, who was also an principal/educator for over 28 years. The invaluable partnership and brotherhood that Mr. Baptiste and I have towards each our Friendship, Family, Faith + Art makes trusting each other the joy of listening to the ideas our students have in creating art.”

    “This year, our artists wandered to dream of things that never were and create them. Our students believed that God designed us with the power to draw resources of creation to bear on our team's unity to create and just work very hard to make art. My Dad often said, "Dream dreams of the impossible and allow God to determine which ones become reality.’ Mr. Baptiste and I have some of the most beautiful students to dream dreams of the impossible with this year. The best is yet to come,” Sanders said.
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  • FBCA Announces Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    Renie Deanda
    Whitney Childs was named the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2023 Valedictorian.

    Whitney Childs has attended FBCA for 6 years since the seventh grade and has been a member of a wide variety of school organizations, including the Science National Honor Society (president 12th/member 11th/12th), Sewing Club (founder and president 10th-12th/member 10th-12th), Multicultural Club (president 11th/member 9th-12th), National English Honor Society (secretary 12th/member 11th/12th), Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society (chaplain and treasurer 12th/member 10th-12th), Medical Club (historian 11th/member 10th-12th), International Thespian Society (chaplain 12th/member 11th/12th), National Honor Society (member 11th/12th), National Computer Science Honor Society (member 12th), Rho Kappa History Honor Society (member 11th/12th), Environmental Club (member 11th/12th), Interact Club (member 10th-12th), Servant Leadership Academy (member 10th-12th), Student Council (member 9th-11th), Big Sister Club (member 11th/12th), and Upper School Girls’ Bible Study (member 9th-11th).  Childs was also a four-year member of the varsity swim team (co-captain 12th, member 9th-12th) and the FBCA theater program (11th-12th; two musicals). 

    Childs has earned recognition for her outstanding performance in her various activities. She was awarded for being an AP Scholar with Distinction, Outstanding Honors Chemistry Award, Outstanding Spanish III Award, Outstanding World Religions Award, Outstanding AP Chemistry Award, and Outstanding Honors Pre-Calculus Award.  She was also awarded $617,000 in merit scholarships from the colleges she applied to. 

    In Athletics, Childs also found much success in the pool. She is a 5-time TAPPS swimming individual state medalist (3 silver, 2 bronze), 100 backstroke FBCA school record holder, 3-time FBCA varsity swimming female MVP, 3-time TAPPS second team all state, 3-time TAPPS Academic All-State Award, and a 2-time VYPE Houston female swimmer of the year nominee.

    As part of Eagle Week, a service opportunity each spring in the upper school at FBCA, Childs has served her local community as well across the United States. She went to San Antonio as a freshman to assist at Arms of Hope, Alaska her junior year, and Costa Rica as a senior. 

    Her favorite FBCA memories include the State Swim meets and winning the Outstanding Production award with Godspell at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta. 

    After obtaining a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, she would like to design and create medical machinery to help those with disabilities. 

    Whitney Childs is the daughter of Jody and Matthew Childs.
    Jackson Champion was named the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2023 Salutatorian.

    Champion has attended Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) for 6 years and has been a member of a wide variety of school organizations, including Eagles on the Air, National Honor Society, Science National Honors Society, Medical Club, Cross Country, Track, and Basketball. Champion was awarded the Art Student of the Year in 2022. 

    As part of Eagle Week, a service opportunity each spring in the Upper School at FBCA, Champion has served in Cherokee, North Carolina his freshman year, Florida Keys his junior year, and Costa Rica his senior year.  

    His favorite memories from his time at FBCA was broadcasting the Dallas Christian game for Eagles on the Air in Dallas and spending time with his senior class in Costa Rica during Eagle Week. 

    After obtaining a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University, he plans to go on to medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon.

    Jackson Champion is the son of Paolo and Tami Champion.
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  • FBCA Boys and Girls Track & Field Wins TAPPS 5A State Championship

    Renie Deanda
    FBCA Track & Field had another record breaking, monumental season, which culminated this past weekend with a TAPPS 5A State Championship for the girls and boys team. This marks the third State Championship win for girls track in school history and the first ever State Championship win for the boys. The point totals were 138 points for the girls team and 191 points for the boys team. 

    A relay trifecta, the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 girls relay teams won gold in each event, an amazing accomplishment. The 4x100 relay team set a new TAPPS State Record with a time of 47.43. For the second year in a row, sophomore Bayleigh Minor was awarded ‘Athlete of the Meet’ (MVP) with four gold medals. She won the 200 Meters, 400 Meters, Triple Jump and was a member of the 4x100 Relay. Bayleigh also set a new TAPPS State Record and new School Record in the Triple Jump (38’3”). Junior Gabrielle Washington was runner-up in the 200 Meters.  For the boys team, the boys 4x100 relay team also won gold. Senior Bryan Domino set a new TAPPS State Record and new School Record in the Long Jump (23’ 3.25”). Senior Matthew Brown was runner-up in the 100m dash and set a new School Record (10.52). Junior Ivan Jimmy-Ducksworth also set a new School Record for the shot put (51’ 0.25”).

    “I am very proud of the way our athletes competed at state. We started the season off with the goal of winning the State Championship for both the boys and girls. The girls came into the meet as heavy favorites, and they did not disappoint,” Head Track Coach Deon Minor said. “They put together some great performances on day one and followed them up on day two. The boys had a great day one, Ivan Jimmy Ducksworth kicked it off by finishing Runner-Up in the Shot Put, Max Granville had a great showing in the High Jump, and Bryan Domino wrapped up the day by winning the Long Jump. Everyone competed very well on Day 1.” 

    “We had one goal for the season and it was to win the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP,” Coach Minor said.  “As a coach, I wanted to see my athletes perform at a very high level at State.  I can truly say, all came to compete.  It was a joy to see the athletes compete and do their best.”

    Important Records:

    Gold Medals

    • 4x100 Relay - TJ Smith, Matthew Brown, Bryan Domino, Luke Cummings - 42.71
    • Long Jump - Bryan Domino
    • 200 Meters - Bayleigh Minor
    • 400 Meters - Bayleigh Minor
    • 4x100 Relay - Daniella Herrera, Brooke Coleman, Gabrielle Washington, Bayleigh Minor
    • 4x200 Relay - Danielle Herrera, Brooke Coleman, Lilly Coppedge, Kristen Shell 
    • 4x400 Relay - Gabrielle Washington, Brooke Perry, Lilly Coppedge, Kristen Shell 
    • Triple Jump - Bayleigh Minor

    • 400 Meters - Gabrielle Washington
    • 100 Meters - Matthew Brown
    • 400 Meters - Noah Brooks
    • Shot Put - Ivan Jimmy-Ducksworth

    Girls Team:

    100 Meters
    3. Brooke Coleman 12.13
    200 Meters
    1. Bayleigh Minor 24.66
    5. Daniella Herrera 26.52
    400 Meters
    1. Bayleigh Minor 55.14
    2. Gabrielle Washington 56.54 PR
    4. Brooke Perry 57.66 PR
    800 Meters
    3. Brooke Perry 2:23.24
    4x100 Relay
    1. Daniella Herrera, Brooke Coleman, Gabrielle Washington, Bayleigh Minor 47.43
    4x200 Relay
    1. Danielle Herrera, Brooke Coleman, Lilly Coppedge, Kristen Shell 1:43.55
    4x400 Relay
    1. Gabrielle Washington, Brooke Perry, Lilly Coppedge, Kristen Shell 3:58.75
    Shot Put
    4. Kennesha Nabors 34-08.00
    Long Jump
    3. Bayleigh Minor 18-02.00
    5. Brooke Coleman 17-07.75 PR
    Triple Jump
    1. Bayleigh Minor 38-03.00 PR
    5. Naomi Jones 35-05.50 PR

    Boys Team:

    100 Meters
    2. Matthew Brown 10.52 PR
    6. Bryan Domino 11.06 
    8. Braylon Gardoni 11.49
    200 Meters
    3. Matthew Brown 22.89
    6. Luke Cummings 23.18
    8. Noah Brooks 24.41
    400 Meters
    2. Noah Brooks 48.78 PR
    7. Ben Longbottom 52.73
    110m Hurdles
    4. Max Granville 15.37 PR
    7. TJ Smith 15.53 PR
    4x100 Relay
    1. TJ Smith, Matthew Brown, Bryan Domino, Luke Cummings - 42.71
    4x400 Relay
    4. Ben Longbottom, Max Granville, Ryan Welch, Noah Brooks 3:26.61
    Shot Put
    2. Ivan Ducksworth 51-00.25 PR
    High Jump
    5. Max Granville 6-00.00  PR
    Long Jump
    1. Bryan Domino 23-03.25 PR

    Important 2023 Season Records

    Bryan Domino **TAPPS State Meet
    Long Jump - 23' 3.25”

    Bayleigh Minor **TAPPS State Meet
    Triple Jump - 38' 3”

    Bayleigh Minor **District Meet
    400 Meters- 54.88

    Brooke Perry **District Meet
    800 Meters- 2:19.90

    Ivan Jimmy-Ducksworth **TAPPS State Meet
    SHOT PUT - 51' 0.25"

    Bayleigh Minor **District Meet
    Long Jump - 19' 0.75”

    GIRLS 4x100 Relay (47.32)  **Stafford
    D. Herrera, B. Coleman, G. Washington, B. Minor

    GIRLS 4x200 Relay (1:39.37) **Texas Relays
    B. Coleman, G. Washington, B. Perry, B. Minor

    GIRLS 4x400 Relay (3:47.28) **Stafford
    G. Washington, B. Perry, D. Herrera, B. Minor

    BOYS 4x200 Relay (1:29.42) **District Meet
    L. Cummings, B. Domino, B. Gardoni, J. Rodgers


    District Champions 
    Regionals Champions
    State Champions

    District Champions
    Regionals Champions
    State Champions
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  • FBCA Fine Arts & Writing Students Awarded with Eight Gold Keys and Six Silver Keys at HCDE Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Renie Deanda
    On Wednesday, May 3, nine FBCA students were recognized by the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) for their exemplary art at the Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center in Downtown Houston.

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running prestigious recognition program for creative teens. FBCA students earned 25 Scholastic Awards, including eight Gold Keys, six Silver Keys, and ten Honorable Mention awards.

    This year from this region, there were over 7,700 art submissions and over 5,200 writing submissions in the competition. Of those submissions, 425 were Gold Key awards and 575 were Silver Key awards. 
    Senior Surrell Taylor was also awarded the Texas Art Supply Award, where he was one of five students to be selected for this award.  

    Art Award Recipients

    Texas Art Supply Award
    Surrell Taylor - Sculpture True North 

    Gold Key 
    Alexa Gerke - D&I In the Shadows 
    Alexa Gerke - Printmaking Duomo 
    Thea Longbottom - Photography Explosion 
    Julia Marrow - Sculpture Life by Life in Creation 
    Julia Marrow - Sculpture Jubilee 
    Mandy Sievers - Photography Lands End 
    Mandy Sievers - Photography Maritime 
    Surrell Taylor - Sculpture True North 

    Silver Key 
    Madison Carter - Ceramics & Glass The Weight of Glory 
    Madison Carter - Ceramics & Glass Divine Glory 
    Thea Longbottom - Photography Perception of Dominance 
    Julia Marrow - Expanded Projects Altair
    Keenum Self - Photography Nucleus 
    Honorable Mention 
    Madison Besecker - Mixed Media Windows and Doors 
    Madison Besecker - Photography Red Sulfur 
    Ava Kwan - Printmaking Juxtapostion of Two 
    Jaelynn Lee - Photography Casting Back
    Joana Liu - Painting The Arrival 
    Thea Longbottom - Photography Moment of Silence 
    Sara Sanchez - Mixed Media Crown 
    Sara Sanchez - Drawing Woah There Partner 
    Mandy Sievers -  Photography Horizon Line 
    Mandy Sievers - Art Portfolio Grains of Sugar 

    *Scholastic Art Award Educators: Director of Fine Arts Robert Sanders and Upper School Art Teacher Ryan Baptiste. 

    Writing Award Recipients
    Julia Yang - Silver Key  Wayward Daughter

    *Scholastic Writing Award Educator: Upper School ELA Teacher Rob LaVohn.

    Three of the above FBCA students, Surrell Taylor, Julia Marrow and Thea Longbottom, will be recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program this summer in New York City.  

    “We are equally honored and grateful to be recognized by this prestigious program! It is an honor to be selected and to have the student's work showcased in this manner,” Robert Sanders, FBCA Director of Fine Arts, said. “As educators, we are so proud of our students and the outstanding achievements in the arts at this professional level. We are proud of our student's originality, technical skill, and emergence of their exceptional artistic and literary talent that they put into each piece they create. What a joyous and beautiful honor!”

    HCDE annually sponsors the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. School districts, private schools, and home schools are represented as students earning Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards. Students submit their work through their teachers or school. Several hundred volunteer art and writing professionals judge the submissions.

    All Scholastic Art and Writing competition entries are considered for multiple awards, with the Gold Key being the pinnacle. The awards are presented to students during celebration ceremonies and exhibitions in each region of the state.

    Jurors look for work that exemplifies the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Entries are selected for awards without knowledge of the student’s gender, age, ethnicity, or hometown by some of the foremost visual and literary arts leaders.
    The regional Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards in New York City, where world-renowned creative professionals will judge them.

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, founded in 1923, provide young artists and writers in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to showcase their art and writing talents.  The goal of these competitions is to bring outstanding visual art and writing created by teens to a national audience by showcasing the work and encouraging creative development.  Click here for the HCDE Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to view a list of the winners.
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  • Seven Athletes Sign to Play Sports at the Collegiate Level

    Fort Bend Christian Academy students and families gathered on campus on Tuesday, April 25, to celebrate seven outstanding athletes as they signed National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Three athletes signed to play football, two signed for Track & Field, and two athletes signed for baseball.

    Noah Brooks has committed to run track for the University of Houston. He has been running track for six years, and this is his fourth year running at FBCA. Noah is a member of the Afterburners Track Club. Noah has been awarded FBCA Team MVP, five-time FBCA school record holder, two-time State Champion, two-time First Team All State, and two-time All American. His favorite memory from his time at FBCA was competing at the 2022 and 2023 Texas Relays. While at University of Houston, he plans to study Architectural Engineering. 

    Matthew Brown has committed to play football at Wheaton College in Illinois. Matthew has been playing football for seven years and a member of the FBCA football program for all four years of high school. Matthew’s accolades include First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State. His favorite memory is the hit he made against Iowa Colony’s punt returner and beating Austin Regents, which ended their “perfect season.” At Wheaton, Matthew plans to major in Business.

    Brooke Coleman has committed to run Division I Track at the Air Force Academy - Mountain West. Brooke has been running track for 12 years, and this is her fourth year running at FBCA. Brooke has received numerous awards during her time at FBCA. She has been awarded eight-time USATF All-American, 2021 TAPPS State Meet 1st Team All-State (4x200),  2021 TAPPS State Meet 2nd Team All-State (4x100), 2022 All State Honorable Mention (100 meters), 2022 1st Team All-State (4x200), 2022 2nd Team All-State (4x100), 2022 Academic All-State, 2022 Texas Relays (D1 4x200 Champions, 4x400 Runner-up, 4x100 3rd place team), 2022 TAPPS State Championship Team, 2023 Texas Relays (100 meter Finalist, 4x200 Runner-up), 2023 FBCA School Record Holder (4x100 & 4x200 relays), 2023 District Champion in the 100 meters (4x100 relay & 4x200 relay). Brooke’s favorite memory was winning the 2022 State Championship and running at the Texas Relays. During her time at the Air Force Academy, her goal is to compete at the NCAA National Championship and win a National Championship Medal. 

    Cord Copley has committed to play Division I Baseball at Stephen F. Austin University. He has played baseball for 14 years, and this is his first season at FBCA. He is a member of Marucci Elite - Texas, a select baseball team. Cord has been awarded three-time All-District, All-State Honorable Mention, and Defensive District MVP. His favorite memory at FBCA is sweeping Lutheran South Academy. Cord plans to be a Pre-Health major with a focus in chiropractic studies. 

    Clay Krisch has committed to play baseball at Cisco College. He has been playing baseball for 12 years, and this is his fourth year playing at FBCA. Clay has been awarded First Team All-District and Second Team All-District. His favorite memory at FBCA was from during his Sophomore year when FBCA was playing LSA and he was asked to take over as Catcher. In the final inning, bases were loaded, the batter hit the ball right back to the pitcher, the pitcher threw the ball to Clay, and he touched home and threw it to first to end the game. Clay plans to study Business at Cisco. 

    Jackson Preng has committed to play Division III Football at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He has been playing football for ten years, and this is his first year playing at FBCA. In 2022, Jackson was awarded to Second Team All-District. His favorite memory is winning the State Championship and beating Second Baptist in the playoffs. Jackson plans to study Business and Sports Management. 

    Aidin Rhodes has committed to play Division I Football at Texas State University. He has been playing football for six years, and this is his second year playing at FBCA. Aidin has been awarded First Team All-District and Second Team All-State.  His favorite memory is winning the State Championship in Football. Aidin plans to study Exercise Science at Texas State and earn a First Team All Sun Belt Honor in Football. 

    “FBCA is very proud of these athletes and their accomplishments. They are all extremely talented and make the FBCA community proud,” said Aaron Carpenter, FBCA Director of Athletics.  “We are very excited to see what lies ahead for these dedicated student-athletes as they continue at their respective universities.”
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  • Lower and Middle School Students Advance to State at PSIA Competition

    Renie Deanda
    On March 4, a group of Lower and Middle school students competed in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) District meet, and FBCA was well represented! Students competed against other area private schools in various subjects including spelling, writing, science, drawing and more. Eleven students are advancing to the State competition at TCU in April. 

    Lower School:
    Layla Hellman - 1st place, 1st Grade Creative Writing
    Molly Brennan - 2nd place, 4th Grade Poetry Interpretation
    Elaine Xi - 1st place, 4th Grade Ready Writing
    Nathan Lee - 1st place, 2nd Grade Spelling
    Weston Ward - 2nd place, 2nd Grade Spelling
    Kendrick Bassey - 1st place, 4th grade Spelling
    Zara Ashiofu - 2nd place, 4th grade Spelling

    Middle School:
    JD Anderson - 2nd place, Vocabulary 7-8; 1st place, Modern Oratory 7-8
    Rachel Benjamin - 1st place, Spelling 7-8; 1st place, Vocabulary 7-8
    Page Henley - 2nd place, Maps, Graphs, and Charts
    Cierra Spraggon - 2nd place, On-Site Drawing

    We are so proud of these Eagles and their desire to be challenged academically!
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  • Junior Joana Liu Receives Top Honors for Her Artwork in the HLSR School Art Program

    Renie Deanda
    Congratulations to FBCA Junior Joana Liu, who was recently named a 'Top Young Artist’ and her artwork was awarded as a ‘Top Work of Art’ by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program. Joana Liu was selected along with 72 other students out of 4,000 entries to advance to the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion level of judging. She ranked 25th out of the 72.  Joana and FBCA Art Teacher, Mr. Ryan Baptiste, attended the HLSR School Art Program Awards Ceremony this past Saturday, February 11.
    Her artwork will now advance to the art auction, which will be held on March 12 at the Hayloft Gallery during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 

    To view Joana’s artwork and to read more about the program, click here.

    This year, about 200,000 students participated in the Rodeo’s School Art Program, from 105 public school districts and 59 private schools. Teachers from around the state sent in almost 4,000 pieces of artwork for preliminary judging. The judges selected 809 pieces of artwork to advance to the next round of judging, where 72 students were selected to participate in the School Art Auction on March 12. The artwork is divided into seven categories: colored drawing, mixed media, monochromatic, painting, 3D, elementary and junior high.

    Winning artwork will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery, located in the lobby of NRG Center throughout the duration of the 2023 Rodeo.

    The Rodeo’s School Art Program promotes an awareness of agriculture, Western heritage and Rodeo activities through artistic competitions for students. The School Art Program has recorded approximately 10 million entries since 1965.  Learn more about the School Art Program and see the winning artwork here.
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  • Congratulations to the Two FBCA Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Renie Deanda
    Two Fort Bend Christian Academy students have been named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
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  • Five Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

    Renie Deanda
    Fort Bend Christian Academy students and families gathered on campus on Wednesday, February 1, to celebrate five outstanding athletes as they signed National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Three athletes signed to play football, one signed to play football and baseball, and one athlete signed for cheerleading.

    Brady Dever has committed to play Division I Football and Baseball for Brown University in Rhode Island. He has played football for six years and baseball for 15 years, a three year varsity letterman, and has been at FBCA since his sophomore year. Brady has received many awards during his time at FBCA.  He has been awarded in football for District MVP, District Offensive MVP, 1st Team All District (2021, 2022), 1st and 2nd team All State, VYPE Player of the Year (2021, 2022), and TAPPS Division 2 Player of the Year. In baseball, Brandy was awarded 1st Team All State, 1st Team All District, Houston Newcomer of the Year, Perfect Game Top 500 Player in the Country, and more. His favorite memory was winning the football state championship and hitting a walk off grand slam last summer. While at Brown, Brady will major in Economics.

    Bryan Domino has committed to play Division I Football for the University of Houston in Houston, Texas.  He has played football for 13 years, two of those years at FBCA.  Bryan has received numerous awards during his time at FBCA.  He has received 1st Team All State (2021, 2022), Finalist for Touchdown Club Offensive Player, Wide Receiver of the Year Finalist, and has been recognized by VYPE and numerous other organizations across the Greater Houston area. His favorite memories include winning the football state championship this season and learning how to correctly play the game, scoring touchdowns, making big plays and winning.  He plans to study Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management.

    Braylon Gardoni has committed to play Division I Football for Columbia University in New York City. Braylon has played football for 12 years and is a three year varsity starter at FBCA. He was awarded 1st Team All State Wide Receiver (2021, 2022), All District Wide Receiver (2020, 2021, 2022), Co-Offensive MVP, and Academic All State (2021, 2022). His favorite memory is winning the football state championship this season.  Braylon plans to major in business and finance.

    Nina Singleton has committed to NAIA Division 1 COED Competitive Cheer for Xavier University of Louisiana. Nina has cheered at FBCA for all four years of high school and cheered competitively for 13 years. Her favorite FBCA memories are cheering for the football team and the TAPPS Cheer Competitions. Nina has been awarded and recognized by TAPPS Varsity Cheer 1st Team All State (2022), All State Honorable Mention (2019, 2020, 2021), 2nd Team All State (2021, 2022), All Star Tumbling Award, THE ONE National Champion, Jamfest National Champion, and NCA National Champion. Nina plans to study Psychology Pre-Medicine and attend Physician Assistant School.

    Lucas Vargas-Diaz has committed to play Division I football for the University of Miami in Florida. Lucas has played football at FBCA for two years and has been awarded All District, ranked number 9 offensive lineman in Texas, and was the number 27 overall private school recruit. His favorite FBCA memory is beating Regents School on the last drive of the game and winning a State Championship this season. Lucas plans to major in Biology. 

    “FBCA is very proud of these athletes and their accomplishments. They are all extremely talented and make the FBCA community proud,” said Aaron Carpenter, FBCA Director of Athletics.  “We are very excited to see what lies ahead for these dedicated student-athletes as they continue at their respective universities.”

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  • FBCA Welcomes New Director of Advancement

    Renie Deanda
    Page Hernandez has been named the new Director of Advancement for Fort Bend Christian Academy. Hernandez has worked for many years in higher education with a large portion of that in advancement and development roles, giving her years of hands-on success in education and the advancement realm. 

    Previously, Hernandez served as the Director of Alumni Relations at Houston Christian (Baptist) University. There she oversaw all Alumni Relations efforts and worked in the university’s advancement department. She was extremely successful in cultivating and growing the HCU’s relationship with alumni, university friends and many potential donors.  She also oversaw an Alumni Relations Advisory Board, managed all events, including Homecoming and more, and assisted with the HCU Annual Fund by developing and hosting an Annual Giving Day. 

    A Fort Bend County native, Hernandez grew up in this area and attends the Bridge Fellowship, where she serves in the student and college ministry.

    Hernandez is a graduate of Houston Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Speech Communications.   In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and traveling with her husband, Gabriel.
    “Page’s wealth of knowledge and experience in areas of fundraising, special events, and alumni relations will be hugely instrumental in our continued efforts to further FBCA as a leader among Christian Schools in the nation,” FBCA Head of School, Joshua Gettys, said.  “Through Page’s leadership in the Office of Advancement, I am confident in our capability to advance FBCA’s legacy of Christian values, academic excellence, diverse co-curricular offerings, outstanding facilities and distinguished faculty.”

    “I am so excited to join the FBCA family. I look forward to working with our families and the greater community to continue to make FBCA the premiere school that God has called us to be,” Hernandez said. 
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  • 2023 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Competition Recognizes 25 FBCA Students

    Renie Deanda
    Congratulations to the 25 FBCA Students across all Divisions, whose artwork was selected or recognized by the Houston Livestock & Rodeo in their annual ‘School Art Program’ competition!

    Upper School 2D & 3D Art Competition Winners
    Alexa Gerke ‘23 (2D) - “Best In Show”
    Joana Liu ‘24 (2D)  - Gold Medal
    Helina Zhang ‘25 (2D) - Teal Award of Excellence Finalist Ribbon
    Sara Sanchez ‘24 (2D) - Teal Award of Excellence Finalist Ribbon
    Brooke Thompson ‘24 (3D) - Teal Award of Excellence Finalist Ribbon

    These finalists will be awarded the opportunity to apply for Western Art Academy (students to receive 3 college hours of credit from Schreiner University), and Glassell Junior School of Art due to their outstanding achievement in the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. *We are not able to share photos of Alexa G. and Joana L.'s artwork until the conclusion of the judging.

    Additional Upper School Winners
    Nina Melichar ‘26  - White Awards of Excellence Ribbon
    Kelcy Nguyen ‘26 - White Awards of Excellence Ribbon  

    Select art pieces will be on display throughout the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It will be located in the Hayloft Gallery, on the first floor of the NRG Center at the west end of the lobby (main hallway). 

    The Best of Show, & Gold Medal winners have advanced to the Grand Prix Judging to compete for the 2D & 3D Class Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. The 2D  & 3D Class Grand Champion, Reserve Class Champion, and Premium Winner artwork become the property of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

    Middle School Art Competition Winners

    6th Grade 
    Courtney Kubala - “Bacon”  - Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
    Christie Hui - “Cowboy Mouse Riding a Tabby Cat”  - Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
    Bryce Lee - “Pig Behind the Fence”  - Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
    Holden Propst - “ Cowboy Squirrel” - Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
    Campbell Garvin - “Cowboy Companion & Herding Helper  - Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
    Olutola Odanlumen - “Mr. Cactus”  - Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence

    7th Grade
    Brooklyn Wilson - “Horse and Barn” Red Ribbon Award of Excellence
    Blake Hebert - “The Chick” Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence
    The above rodeo artwork will be on display upstairs in the middle school display case.  

    Lower School Art Competition Winners

    The following students received first place Blue Ribbons:
    Karis Williams (Kindergarten)  - “Lasso Lady”
    Reagan Motal (1st) - “Cows of Texas”, 
    Astrid Ruiz (1st) - “My Fun Farm”
    Ella Franco (2nd) - “Texas Prairie”
    Hazel Taylor (3rd) - “Wild West”
    Tinsley Huynh (5th) - “Galloping to Greatness”
    Abigail G. Chen (5th) - “Stampeding to Victory”, 
    Masha LaFleur (5th) - “Runaway Rodeo Bull”
    Kylie McGivern (5th)  - “Practice Makes Perfect”

    The following students received a second place Red Ribbon:
    Rebekah Jaycob (3rd) - “Western Scene”

    Their rodeo artwork will be on display during the week of Rodeo Day, February 24.

    "Congratulations to these students and we are so proud of each of them for the exceptional work they have accomplished to start the new year! Proud to be an Eagle, and we are proud to see our students experiencing Christ in their gifts!," Fine Arts Director, Robert Sanders said.

    Good luck to our students who are advancing in the competition!
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  • Three FBCA Art Students Selected For Prestigious National Exhibit

    Renie Deanda
    Three FBCA students' pieces (Julia Marrow, Surrell Taylor, and Aidin Rhodes-Hug) were selected out of 2,410 entries to be included in the eighth annual National Art Honor Society/National Junior Art Honor Society (NAHS/NJAHS) Juried Exhibition, organized by the National Art Education Association (NAEA).

    The annual national exhibit showcases the artwork of talented student artists who are members of the NAHS/NJAHS programs.  This competitive exhibit provides an opportunity for students to display their artwork through NAEA’s national and global exposure.

    These three FBCA students had artwork accepted into the 2023 NAHS/NJAHS Juried Exhibition:

    Senior Julia Marrow- Submission title: Life By Life in Creation

    Senior Surrell Taylor - Submission title: True North

    Senior Aidin Rhodes-Hug - Submission title: The Inner Ring

    Check out their work in the virtual exhibit here:
    NAEA received a record number of 2,410 submissions for the 2023 NAHS/NJAHS Juried Exhibition; 127 artworks were selected for inclusion. Representatives from Burren College of Art, California College of the Arts, California Institute of the Arts, College for Creative Studies, Delaware College of Art and Design, Maine College of Art and Design, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Montserrat College of Art, Moore College of Art and Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute and University of the Arts served as jurors for this exhibition.
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  • FBCA Student Received Commended Honors in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Renie Deanda
    Congratulations to Senior Ehi Odanlumen for being named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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  • FBCA Theater & ASL Win Outstanding Production Award at Junior Theater Festival

    Renie Deanda
    The FBCA Godspell Theater & ASL Cast was one of nine production groups out of 125 groups that received a JTF Outstanding Production at this past weekend's Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. With this recognition, the cast was asked to perform one number from their adjudication piece from Godspell "Save the People" during the Freddie G Awards Ceremony on Sunday, January 15, in front of more than 6,000 people, the highest honor a group can receive at the festival.
    FBCA Juniors Jack Brown and Matthew Schwab were chosen as JTF 2023 Performance All-Stars and were invited to attend a special workshop with iTheatrics staff. These All-Stars work with the iTheatrics staff to learn a grand finale number, which they performed onstage on the last day of the festival. A Technical Theater All-Star was also awarded to FBCA Junior Katie Breedlove.

    "These students saw rich content, packed each day with purpose, growth, risk-taking, and reward. We are all so proud of them for being a light and living out what it means to be a city on a hill," Robert Sanders, FBCA Director of Fine Arts, said. "This is a moment of a lifetime that we will all remember. I am so proud of them for their hard work and dedication to producing an excellent piece."
    Congratulations to the students and ASL & Theater teachers, Mrs. Thompson, Ms. DeBuck, and Mrs. Patterson on an awesome showing!

    Click here to watch their main stage practice performance.

    The first Junior Theater Festival in 2003 was designed to see if educators and students would enjoy three days of a non-stop musical theatre celebration – and, after the first JTF Atlanta, the answer was an enthusiastic “yes”!  In 2023, they celebrated 20 years of JTF Atlanta with adjudications, workshops, and one-of-a-kind main stage events where all sorts of musical theater surprises are in store.
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