News and Updates

 

Changes and updates for 2023 - important!

 

Houstonfest Scholarships

 

Scholarships at State

 

State Promo Video Contest

 

Arrival at Heights High School

 

Lunch options

 

Contest Promo Video #1 (students from one school tell why they love contest)

 

Contest Promo Video #2 (one student tells why she loves contest)

 

Teacher-to-Teacher Tips

 

"Texas State German Contest at 40" newsletter series (full of tips for contest prep and Pass auf! study material)

 

Tips for Pair Discussion

 

Photo Gallery

 

Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list

 

 

Important Dates

 

Tue., Jan. 17, 2023, 11:59 p.m.Houstonfest registration spreadsheet due for regular price of $12/student (payment does not have to be mailed until 1/23).

 

Mon., Jan. 23, 2023, 11:59 p.m.Houstonfest registration spreadsheet due for late price of $15/student. Deadline to postmark Houstonfest payment.

 

Sat., Jan. 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m.:  Submission of entries in the 7 virtual Houstonfest events due (get link to Google Form from your teacher).

 

Tue., Jan. 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m.:  Remote judging of the 7 virtual Houstonfest events ends.

 

Wed., Feb. 1, 2023, 9:00 p.m. Houstonfest changes (adds, drops, substitutions) due. After this point, no more changes will be allowed.

 

Sat., Feb. 4, 2023 Houstonfest, Heights High School, Houston

 

Fri., Feb. 10, 2023, 11:59 p.m.:  State online registration due for "early bird" price of $12/student (payment does not have to be mailed until 2/15).

 

Wed., Feb. 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m.:  State online registration due for regular price of $15/student. Deadline to postmark State payment.

 

Sat., Feb. 18, 2023, 9:00 a.m.:  Submission of entries in the 7 virtual State events due (get link to Google Form from your teacher). Also, Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due.

 

Mon., Feb. 20, 2023, 8:00 p.m.:  Entries in promotional video contest due to State director.

 

Tue., Feb. 21, 2023, 11:59 p.m.:  Remote judging of the 7 virtual State events ends.

 

Sat., Feb. 25, 2023Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

 

Sat., Mar. 4, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.

 

Sun., Mar. 12, 2023 Gail Cope State Scholarship applications due.

 

Sun., April 30, 2023 Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.

Results

 

The results of Houstonfest will be posted below, initially as a Google Sheet and then later as an Excel spreadsheet. The Google Sheet will have two tabs at the bottom:  Winners List and Sweepstakes. The Excel spreadsheet will have three tabs:

  • Original 1-10:  The original, unaltered list of winners from Houstonfest.  This list will never be altered (except to correct errors), so that the original list of winners will always be available.

  • Updated 1-10:  The current list of places 1-10, reflecting all drops and move-ups to date. This spreadsheet will be updated daily between the date of Houstonfest and the date of State. If State were held today, the students in slots 1-5 in each event would be the competitors.

  • Sweepstakes:  An event-by-event listing of the events won and sweepstakes points earned by each school along with the results of the sweepstakes, Klein aber fein, Rookie Teacher, and Rookie School competitions.

2023 Results

 

Tips for teachers:

  • The spreadsheet can be a very flexible and useful tool for you.  You can save it to your computer and re-sort it in various ways.  For instance, you can re-sort or filter the list by school and thereby group all of your winning students together.

  • To simplify the process of monitoring changes to the state-qualifier list that affect your students, you can also view a daily log of changes.

  • E-mail me (Rustin Buck) if you have any students who will not attend State so that I can drop them from the qualifier list and move up the next student.

Archived results:

2022Spreadsheet    Slide Show    Video

2021Spreadsheet    Slide Show    Video

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

 

We do not have complete results before 2008, when I (Rustin Buck) became director. However, when I retired from my job as German teacher at Clements High School in June 2021, I found hard copies of the results from some of the earlier years as I was cleaning out my filing cabinet (going back to my first year as a German teacher). I have scanned them for inclusion here. Please excuse the highlighting of Clements winners (and others in our school district) and the X'ed out names (those students did indeed win but then opted not to attend State), as these hard copies were for my use as the Clements teacher as we planned our trips to State. Still, they're better than nothing! If anyone comes across copies of the results from 2004 to 2007 or pre-1996, send them to me and I'll post them.

 

2003

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

 

When is the next Houstonfest?

 

Saturday,

February 4, 2023

 

Where is Houstonfest?

 

Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street, Houston, TX 77008

 

Link to Texas State German Contest

 

Texas State German Contest on Facebook

 

Texas State German Contest 40th Anniversary Facebook Group