Nathan Ruiz – Student Spotlight

If you ever met Cline kindergartner Nathan Ruiz, you would be shocked to learn he is just six-years-old due to his incredible maturity, outgoing personality and selfless ways. This young man is proving that no matter what your age is, you always have the ability to be kind. “Nathan sets a good example on how to treat others,” Cline Media … Read More

Harley Imamura – Student Spotlight

Every name has meaning, but some seem more suitable for their owner than others. Bales Intermediate fifth-grader Harley Imamura has a name that carries with it unique significance. His first name “Harley” comes from his father’s love of motorcycles; an ode to Harley Davidson. “Imamura” originated in Japan and means “new village.” Much like the root of their surname, the … Read More

Jovan Stojkovski – Student Spotlight

Friendswood ISD has students who come from all over the world, and one of those students is Windsong fifth-grader Jovan Stojkovski. Jovan was born in Skopje, Macedonia, a country located near Albania and Greece, in 2009. When he was just four years old, Jovan’s family decided to move to America in pursuit of better jobs and ended up finding themselves … Read More

Brody Wyers – Student Spotlight

There is a saying that goes, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, ever goes unnoticed.” Sometimes, people do not recognize the significance of their actions until they are told, and Friendswood Junior High Special Education Teacher Tyan Hutchinson believed it was time for sixth-grader Brody Wyers to know just how much his acts of kindness have impacted her … Read More

Ashlyn Killian – Student Spotlight

Everyone’s life is filled with high notes and low notes, but for those who have crossed paths with FHS senior Ashlyn Killian, the notes are mostly high. Killian has been a part of the FHS Choir program for the past four years and is currently serving as president of the group. She said four years ago, she would have never … Read More

Macie Simecek – Student Spotlight

Famous painter Bob Ross once said, “Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere – you only have to look to see it.” Ross was able to bring the beauty of this world to life through art, something Bales third-grader Macie Simecek knows a lot about. Inspired by the works of artists like Ross and Frida Kahlo, aspiring … Read More

Sydney Le – Student Spotlight

At the beginning of this school year, Windsong fifth-grader Sydney Le received a surprise in the mail. It was a letter from the President of the United States. Le had written to him as a part of a class assignment the year before where students were asked to write a letter to an influential person. “I had to write my … Read More

Makayla Logsdon – Student Spotlight

Friendswood High School has great athletic programs with many teams winning District, advancing to playoffs and some even going all the way to State. While this is incredible, there is a group of people helping the players get there that often go unnoticed. Head Athletic Trainer Megan Duncan calls her group of student trainers “the team behind the team,” and … Read More

Darius Goharkhay – Student Spotlight

Sometimes the smallest gestures make the biggest impact. Cline second-grader Darius Goharkhay proved that whenever he forfeited his team’s win to his classmates. During a review game for an upcoming math test, Goharkhay’s team was about to win the game when he noticed one of classmates looking sad. “I knew we were going to win the game, but I saw … Read More

Gracie Kempken – Student Spotlight

The first time Gracie Kempken ever walked into an FFA convention, she was just twelve years old, navigating her seventh-grade year. She was a dancer, but the FFA State Convention was not a place where flowy, bedazzled outfits necessarily fit in. Instead, she sat in an icy coliseum and watched thousands of students dressed in blue and gold corduroy jackets … Read More