Student Achievement News Archive

Weston Bering wins All American High School Film Festival's award

Senior Weston Bering, one of Episcopal High School's most promising student filmmakers, brought home The All American High School Film Festival's award for Best Music Choice Video Challenge. ETV sponsor Pejman Milani calls Bering, who has created almost 100 videos/films in the past year, "One of the most talented and tenacious students I have taught at EHS."

The All American High School Film Festival competition is ranked among the elite media arts competitions in the U.S. This year, entrants were asked to create their own music video for Fall Out Boy's new song "Young And Menace."

Watch a clip of Weston's winning submission here:

Watch the full video on Music Choice (requires cable provider login):

#KnightsStandOut #EHSFilmmaking #AAHSFF

Eleven Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Seniors Sophie Allan, Aidan Cook, Avery Edwards, Parker Graves, and Blake Ogle have qualified as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants from the 2016 PSAT in each state. As one of approximately 16,000 high school seniors who are semifinalists, these students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships to be offered in the spring.

In addition, seniors Cristina Wyatt, Analia Salomon, and Alexis Aboulafia scored in the top 2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region on the 2016 PSAT and were named National Hispanic Scholars.

Seven seniors also qualified as Commended Scholars: Alexis Aboulafia, Ian Evans, Peter Geib, Shane Hauser, Mary Helen Kennedy, Eric Nagueh, and Analia Salomon. Commended scholars scored in the top 34,000 (top 5 percent) of 2016 PSAT test-takers, and show exceptional academic promise.

Art. Write. Now 2017.

On September 15, 2017, three EHS art students--Emma Pulaski, Sasha Vermeil, and Rachel Koch--traveled to Washington, D.C., along with 26 Harris County students, teachers, and EHS teachers Ms. Deborah Brock and Mrs. Jamie Sonnier, to participate in "Art. Write. Now 2017."

The event is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and is part of a year-long exhibition showcasing original works by teens from across the country. The touring exhibit features students from Harris County who received the highest recognition in the region. With the support of HCDE Board of Trustees and Superintendent James Colbert, students and teachers spent two days in D.C. viewing the exhibition, attending a workshop, and visiting local art museums.

For more information on the Art.Write.Now program, visit

Honors Chapel Recognizes Academic Excellence

Academic Knights- While some schools push students to fit in, EHS challenges them to stand out. Students who achieved outstanding academic performances during the 2017 spring semester were recognized at last week's Honors Chapel. #KnightsStandOut

> View full Honor Awards lists here