News and Updates
Houstonfest Scholarships -
Scholarships at State
What's new for 2018
Tips for Pair Discussion
Arrival at Heights High School
Plays will be performed at Houstonfest
Daily log of changes to
Fri., Mar. 9, 2018:
Scholarship applications due.
Mon., April 30, 2018:
Teacher Grant applications due.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019: Regular deadline to submit registration
spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have
to be mailed until 1/25).
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019: Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet
for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019:
Proof sheet of entries sent to teachers for final
verification and changes.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019::
Research Papers due
by 11:59 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019,
8:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit changes (adds,
drops, substitutions). After this point, no more additions or
substitutions will be allowed in individual events. Substitutions in group events may continue in emergency situations.
Thur., Jan. 31, 2019:
Videos due to
Mark Johnson by 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019:
Feb. x, 2019:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in
order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online
registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12
per student. Also, deadline to apply for the
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.
Feb. x, 2019:
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m.
(regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless
of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the
Feb. x, 2019: Entries for promotional video contest due to State director Jennifer Christianson
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019:
Texas State German
Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos.
Sat., Mar. 2, 2019:
$500: Sai Odinga, Clements High School (109
Piper Horrell, Morton Ranch High School (104 sweepstakes points)
$400: Karolis Vaiciulis, Cinco Ranch High School
(83 sweepstakes points)
$350: Shelby Wiecker, The Woodlands High School (77 sweepstakes points)
$300: Dagny Carlsson, Heights High School (76
Charlotte Rissky, Tompkins High School (69 sweepstakes points)
$50: Nasya Hewlett, Clear Lake High School
(26 sweepstakes points)
Scholarships of $500, $450, $400, $350, and $300 will be awarded.
The deadline for entry is
11:59 p.m. on
Any student currently in 11th or 12th
grade who placed in the top five in three or more events at
Houstonfest 2019 is eligible. (Students who win a scholarship as juniors
are eligible to be nominated again their senior year, but if they win their
senior year, their total winnings over the two years will be capped at $500.
The philosophy here is to spread the wealth around. For instance, if a
student wins $350 as a junior and then qualifies for a $400 scholarship the
following year, he/she will receive $150 the second year, for a two-year total
of $500, and the remaining $250 the second year will go to create a scholarship
for someone else further down in the rankings.)
The student must be nominated by his/her German teacher.
Each school may nominate only one student.
The entry must be submitted on this
downloadable form as an
e-mail attachment to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tip: click the link, then save the
form to your computer before editing and e-mailing it.
Scoring will be based solely upon how many
sweepstakes points the student contributed to
his/her school’s sweepstakes total, with the following provisions:
Only points earned for 1st through 5th place
will be considered. Points earned for 6th through 10th
place will NOT be considered.
Only the original placing will be considered. If a student
who placed 6th through 10th in a particular event later
became eligible for State because someone in 1st through 5th
place dropped out of that event, that event will not be considered.
Individual events and group events are treated equally, i.e., enter the full
number of sweepstakes points earned for each event, regardless of whether the
student worked on the event alone or in a group.
The accuracy of your entries may be checked against the results
spreadsheet and the alpha lists submitted at the time of registration for
Houstonfest. Inaccurate or dishonest entries will result in the
disqualification of the application.
Sweepstakes points can be found on the original
Ties will be broken by the 100 words or less written by the
Scholarship payment will be in the form of a check made out to the student and
mailed to the teacher by April 1, 2019.
$500: Erik Halsband, The Woodlands High
$450: Adrianna Navia, Clements High School
$400: Collin Setzer, Kingwood High School
$350: Matthew McGrenera, College Park High School
$300: Rachel Pham, Cinco Ranch High School
$100: Spring Agnew, Deer Park High
$75: Cole Thompson, Tompkins High
$50: Alexandra Bellon, Tomball High School
$500: Lexi Kokines, The Woodlands High
$450: Hans Lammeman, Tompkins High School
$400: Cindy Yongoueth, Clements High School
$350: Anqi Lou, Kingwood High School
Madison Ledoux, Deer Park High School
$125: Susana Simmonds, Cinco Ranch High
$75: Juan Huerta, Morton Ranch High
* The fifth-place award would normally have been $300, but because
won a $400 scholarship in 2015 and because the lifetime limit per student is $500,
received $100 in 2016. This allowed us to use the remaining $200 to award
smaller scholarships for sixth and seventh places.
$500 - Burhanuddin Calcuttawala, Clements High
$450 - Scott Stevens, College Park High School
$400 - Madison Ledoux, Deer Park High School
Allison Williamson, Kingwood High School
$200 - Jason Timmins, Brazoswood High School
$200 - Alec
Schillinger, Tompkins High School
$500 - Desserai Ramos, Deer Park
$450 - Jeremy Beaty, Clements
$400 - Robyn Morison, The
Woodlands College Park High School
$350 - Madeline Jasper,
Brazoswood High School
$500 - Juli Scamardo, Clements High School
$450 - Darien Higgins, Kingwood High School
$400 - Jenny Baglio, Friendswood High School
$350 - José Antonio Jiménez Rocha, Seven Lakes High School
$300 - Zach Brown, Deer Park High School
$200 - Aundrea Westfall, The Woodlands College Park High School
$150 - Emily Grant, Cinco Ranch High School
$100 - Madeline Jasper, Brazoswood High School
$100 - Stephanie Hoffman, Clear Lake High School
$500 - Halla Bearden, Bellaire High School
$450 - Britt Montross, Deer Park High School
$400 - Ethan Mader, Clements High School
$350 - Hannah Aergerter, Kingwood High School
$300 - Stephen Schilter, Friendswood High School
Honorable mention, $50 each:
José Antonio Jiménez Rocha, Seven Lakes High School
Anna Clawson, The Woodlands College Park High School
Lynsie Patschke, Taylor High School
$500 - Callie Parrott, Deer Park High School
$450 - Miranda James, Clements High School
$400 - Connor Heaton, Cy-Fair High School
$350 - Kaitlyn Berreth, Seven Lakes High School
$300 - Nikita Viswasam, Cinco Ranch High School
1. $500 - Ana Builes, Clements High School
2. $100* - Luke Chen, Seven Lakes High School
3. $400 - Jessie Jones, Deer
Park High School
4. $350 - Philip Meyer, Cinco Ranch High School
T5. $325 - Samantha Birchard, Taylor High School
T5. $325 - Tracilynn Roberts, Langham Creek High School
* The second-place award would normally have been $450, but because Luke
won a $400 scholarship in 2009 and because the lifetime limit is $500, he
received $100 in 2010. This allowed us to award 6 scholarships instead of
$500 - Stephanie Sladek, Kingwood High School
$450 - Alice Lin, Clements High School
$425 - Garrett Steiger, Friendswood High School
$400 - Luke Chen, Seven Lakes High School
$375 - Daniel McBride, Deer Park High School
$500 - Brian Clark, Clements High School
$450 - Amalie Barras, Cy-Fair High School
$400 - Courtney Svatek, Taylor High School
$350 - Abby Spitzer, Cy
Woods High School
$250 - Lucas Center, Westside High School