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2023

  • 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: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/naea-studio-gallery-exhibitions/current-exhibitions.
     
    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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