Student Achievement News Archive

Byrd, Waddle, and Watts Earn Recognition

The accolades continue to roll in for standouts in the Athletics Pillar.

EHS senior Mylana Byrd was named Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches SPC Player of the Year. The senior setter and Alabama commit led the Knights to their first SPC title in almost twenty years. Byrd also led the Knights in assists and blocks, finished second in aces and third in digs.

EHS senior Jaylen Waddle received the Touchdown Club of Houston's Offensive Player of the Year Award last night at the club's Private School awards dinner. Waddle accounted for 1,958 total yards this season and 23 touchdowns, including twelve receiving, six rushing, two passing, and three on kick returns.

After leading her team through a championship season, Amanda Watts was named Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches SPC Coach of the Year after leading the Knights to their ninth SPC title in school history. The Knights finished the season with a record of 29-6 and completed the season unbeaten in the SPC.

2017 Visual Arts Fall Show Awards Announced


The Visual Arts Department is proud to present the Fall Art Exhibit in the B Building and Library. The work represents a wide array of painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and drawings throughout the displays on the first and second floors. Students enrolled in Visual Arts classes have overcome the challenging start to the fall semester, and the results are spectacular. The exhibition is produced by students of all grade levels and creative experiences, from beginning students taking their first arts class, to upper-level students working on college portfolios. The meaning of each piece is shaped by the intentions of the artist as well as the feelings and ideas it gives the viewer, so don't miss the opportunity to become a part of the experience.
-Kate Philbrick, Chair of Visual Arts Department

Studio 2D & 3D Judge: Jeff Forster/Glassell School of Art
Photography Judge: Keliy Anderson-Staley Houston Center for Photography

> Judge Bios Below

Photography Awards:

BEST IN SHOW: Gwen Rippeto - Chianda Schoolhouse

1ST PLACE: Trinity Watts Black, White, Human

2ND PLACE: Mollie Hanna - Man + Nature

3RD PLACE: Teagan Ashworth - Looking in To History


Rosalind Coats - Evelyn

Sam Wilson - Natural

Parker Nickerson - Dinner with The Nickersons'

Cydne Harrell - You ARE Beautiful

Spencer Donely - Lake Life

Julia Toups - Road Trip

3D Studio Awards:

BEST IN SHOW: Emma Pulaski - Peeked

1ST PLACE: Annmarie Youtt - Who Am I?

2ND PLACE: Chapman Crosswell - Toothpick Sculpture

3RD PLACE: Lulu Jones - Honeycomb


Sam Wilson - Music Zine

Marshall McCann - Big Fish

Jack Grams - Ceramic Basket

Mia Carrabba - Home

2D Studio Awards:

BEST IN SHOW: Mary Helen Kennedy - Unfold

1ST PLACE: Morgan McKee - She's a Piece of Meat

2ND PLACE: Sam Wilson - 4 Maps with Figure

3RD PLACE: Merrie Afseth - Portrait


Sarah Vanderbloemen - City Streets

Blair Lovoi - We Will Always Have Summer

Matthew Chin - Mapping Harvey

Grace Beasley - Bridge

Studio 2D & 3D Judge:
Hailing from Minnesota, Jeff Forster received a B.A. from Saint John's University and a M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. He has completed residencies at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach Florida, Lone Star College-North Harris and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft where he was awarded the Helen Drutt Studio Fellowship. Forster's most recent award is the first annual "Faculty of the Year" award at the Glassell School of Art where he heads the Ceramics Program. In addition to teaching full time and maintaining an active studio practice, Jeff serves on committees with Fresh Arts and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Additionally, he has served on the board of ClayHouston as well as The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Photography Judge:
Keliy Anderson-Staley studied photography in New York City and currently lives and teaches photography at the University of Houston in Texas. Anderson-Staley's images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. Her book of tintype portraits titled On a Wet Bough was published in 2014. In 2016, she completed a major public commission for the city of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, producing 50 large-scale portraits for installation in the airport tunnel of the rapid transit line. Currently, Anderson-Staley is the Exhibition Committee Chairperson at Houston Center for Photography.

Knights Win 2017 Fall SPC Girls Volleyball Championship!


Varsity Girls Volleyball

Girls Volleyball beat Southzone rival Houston Christian 3-1 for the SPC title.

Congratulations to our coaches and athletes! Go Knights!

For more up to date results and photos go to:

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):

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