Hastings High School senior Priscilla Cao was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine. This high school medical summer program in Washington, D.C. will allow participants to gain real-world medical career experience and explore professional career opportunities in the expanding fields of medicine and health care.

Taylor High School student Vivian Duong was chosen to join The Junior Academy of the Global STEM Alliance. The program connects students to premier educational opportunities, mentoring, a community of peers and support networks to encourage the pursuit of careers in STEM.

Alief Early College High School students Aneequa Khan, Faiza Qazi and Veccino Rogers have been selected to participate in the online distance learning portion of the Texas High School Aerospace Scholars program, which is sponsored by the NASA Johnson Space Center. According to the NASA Aerospace Scholars Education Team, the students were chosen by a selection panel, and the applicant pool was very competitive.

The Killough Middle School Band won first place in the middle school category at the Texas Renaissance Festival School Days Music Festival. The band played three musical pieces and competed against schools from the greater Houston and surrounding area.

Miller Intermediate School families have been chosen by the Chester Pitts Charitable Foundation to attend the Holiday Shopping Spree for Single Fathers on December 1. Chester Pitts, who played for the Houston Texans, and Costco employees will give the families the opportunity to enjoy an evening of fun and holiday cheer. Each Miller family sponsored by the foundation will receive $350 to shop at Costco. Each child will make a wish list of at least three items, and the Costco employees will make them a part of their angel tree program.

Scholar Athletes for November:

  • Isaiah Leviege represents the Taylor High School football program. He is a two-year football letterman and has earned Second Team All-District and Academic All-District Honors in football. As a member of the varsity track team, Leviege runs the 400-meter dash and is on the 4×400 meter relay team. He has also received the Presidential Award for academics and is in the AVID program. Leviege also volunteers for the Houston Food Bank in his spare time. He previously attended Boone, Outley, Petrosky, Hicks, Best, Miller and Albright. Leviege plans to attend either Sam Houston State University or Prairie View A&M University to study kinesiology or sports medicine. He hopes to have a career as a physical therapist.
  • Sarah Faulhaber represents the Hastings High School basketball program. She is currently ranked number 12 out of a class of approximately 668 students. Faulhaber has been a member of the basketball program since her freshman year and is also a member of the volleyball, cross country and tennis programs. She is involved in PALS, choir and yearbook. Faulhaber previously attended Mahanay, Youngblood and O’Donnell. She plans to attend Sam Houston State University and major in clinical psychology.