Episcopal High School

Student Achievement News Archive

Winter Athletic Awards Announced

Junior Varsity Awards

JV White Girls Soccer:

MVP: Ellie Beaver

Most Improved: Presley Zylman

Sportmanship: Riley Sansbury

JV Blue Girls Soccer

MVP: Anna McLaughlin

Most Improved: Angel Stringer

Sportsmanship: Teagan Ashworth

JV Girls Basketball:

Most Improved: Bryana Bazile

Sportsmanship: Jamie Tatum

MVP: Sydney Hutchins

Girls JV Swimming:

MVP: Mary Margaret Knolle

Most improved: Catherine Andrews

Sportsmanship: Mea Ayers

Boys JV Swimming

MVP : Alex Haney

Most improved: James Henry Ray

Sportsmanship: Clayton Butler

JV White Boys Basketball

Sportsmanship: Will Arntzen

Most Improved: Garrett Sisk

Most Valuable: Chris Rossi

JV Blue Boys Basketball

MVP: Jack Rowe

Most Improved: Chris Scheffer

Sportsmanship: Tyler Johnson

JV Boys Soccer:

MVP: Josh Ormsby

Most Improved: Will Davis

Sportsmanship: Aidan Stewart

Varsity Awards

Girls Basketball

MVP-Kansas Watts

Most Improved– Sasha Manning

Sportsmanship– Madison Houston

Girls Soccer-

Most Valuable Player – Jaylynn Nunn

Most Improved Player — Brittany Marton

Sportsmanship Award — Isabelle Hornung

Swimming and Diving-

Most Improved: Richard Taylor/Sarah Andrews

Sportsmanship: William Butler/Abbie Balat

MVP: Calvin Zipper/Delaney Newsome


MVP: Steven Perez

Sportsmanship: Anthony Small

Most Improved: Jack Podsednik

Boys Basketball

MVP: Doc Nelson

Most Improved: Matt Bechter

Sportsmanship: Robbie Nicholls

Boys Soccer:

MVP-Carlos Valdez

Most Improved-Hall Sasnett

Sportsmanship-Omar Marinates

All-SPC Medalists

Swimming and Diving: Abbie Balat – (4th) 100 Breaststroke, Elizabeth Hunt – (3rd) Women's diving, Delaney Newsome - (1st) 200 IM, (2nd) 500 Free, Nina Plemenos - (4th) 200 Free, (2nd) 100 Fly, Girls 200 Medley Relay, 5th (Isabel Frasier, Abbie Balat, Nina Plemenos, Amanda Strang), Boys 200 Free Relay, 5th (Tanner Witt, Whitaker Proll-Clark, Ethan Knight, Calvin Zipper), Girls 400 Free Relay, 3rd (Nina Plemenos, Abbie Balat, Amanda Strang, Delaney Newsome)

Wrestling: Lane McCool, Matt Melody, Duncan Lamme, Anthony Small, Steven Perez, James Ogunrin, Kenneth Pereira

Girls Soccer: Jaylynn Nunn, Jamie Woolley

Girls Basketball: Kansas Watts, Trinity Watts

Boys Soccer: Carlos Valdez, Cristian Arias, Pablo Vilas, Victor Velasco, Ivan Bastidas

Boys Basketball: Doc Nelson, Jaylen Waddle

All-Southzone Medalists

Girls Soccer: Julia Nasser, Clare Jesulaitis

Girls Basketball: Alex Pearson, Sasha Manning, Madison Houston

Boys Soccer: Chris Short, Juan Rodriguez, Jose Reyes, Humberto Leal, Daniel Guandique

Boys Basketball: Jahari Long, TayJon Martin, Jordan Wells

Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions from Students and Faculty

Share your best work! The Advanced Creative Writing class seeks submissions from students and faculty for the award-winning Light & Shadow magazine. All entries are due by March 3.


  • Light Shadow considers writing of all creative forms, including but not limited to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  • Manuscripts must be final drafts and edited for mechanical and grammatical correctness. We will not publish pieces that have not been edited.
  • Pieces should not exceed 600 words. If your manuscript is over 600 words, we will consider publishing an excerpt. Please only send the excerpt as the submission; we will not select an excerpt for you.
  • We will not publish anything offensive or inappropriate.
  • Students may submit no more than three pieces.
  • Unfortunately, not all submissions will be published.

Make sure your manuscript meets the guidelines listed above.
Manuscripts must be submitted in 12 point, Times New Roman font. Prose pieces must be double-spaced.
In the header of your piece, please put your student ID number and grade level. If you are not a student, please identify yourself as faculty, staff, etc.
Save your piece as your first and last name and student ID.
Email your piece as an attachment to Hillary Houle.

To submit art or photography, please contact Kate Philbrick.

For the fifth year in a row, Episcopal High School students have earned recognition for the annual literary and arts publication Light & Shadow. The National Council of Teachers of English presented an award of Excellent for the outstanding 2016 edition of EHS's literary magazine titled "The South Bank," referencing the south bank of Buffalo Bayou. This award signifies that the magazine was judged to be of highest quality in the Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM).

Students Earn a Record Number of Scholastics Art Awards

The Harris County Department of Education has released the 2017 regional Scholastic Art Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention award notifications. The Visual Arts Department is proud to announce that 24 EHS Art students walked away with 38 awards this year. This number represents a record for the School.

The Scholastic Art Awards program is a nationwide visual art competition for junior high and high school students sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Gold Key awarded artwork will advance to the national competition in New York City. National Gold Key winners will be announced in March. Exhibits will be planned to showcase all the winners, and the schedules and venues will be announced at a later date.

Gold Key Recipients: 8

Weston Bering Film & Animation

Sydney Bosarge Photography

Rachel Koch Mixed Media

Isabella Littlejohn Photography

Emma Pulaski Mixed Media

Morgan Thompson Drawing & Illustration

Sasha Vermeil Photography

Kansas Watts Drawing & Illustration

Silver Key Recipients: 14

Weston Bering Film & Animation

Weston Bering Film & Animation

Sydney Bosarge Photography

Jack Hernandez Photography

Isabella Hornung Drawing & Illustration

Grace Leggett Photography

Blair Lovoi Drawing & Illustration

Tate Martin Photography

Anna Moise Mixed Media

Leah Rodriguez Mixed Media

Morgan Thompson Drawing & Illustration

Morgan Thompson Drawing & Illustration

Morgan Thompson Drawing & Illustration

Morgan Thompson Painting

Honorable Mention: 16

Ivan Bastidas Photography

Weston Bering Film & Animation

Weston Bering Film & Animation

Madison Carter Drawing & Illustration

Madison Carter Drawing & Illustration

Phoebe Crow Photography

Lauren Foyt Photography

Isabella Hornung Drawing & Illustration

Isabella Hornung Painting

Elliott Jones Mixed Media

Weston Rembert Printmaking

Weston Rembert Drawing & Illustration

Joy Smith Sculpture

Sophia Wayne Photography

Harrison Williams Film & Animation

Will Worthington Mixed Media

2016 Visual Arts Fall Show Awards Announced


The Visual Arts Department is proud of the work and effort that our students have put into the art works hanging in the B Building and Underwood Library. The work on display was created by students enrolled in visual arts classes during the summer and fall semesters. The exhibition is notable because of the diversity of mediums used for self-expression and interpretation. This exciting 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 elicits in 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: Patricia Hernandez/Studio One Archive Resource
Photography Judge: Jamie Robertson/Houston Center for Photography
> Judge Bios Below


Judge's Choice Awards Photography:
BEST IN SHOW: Ruby Kelley - Silver Lining
1ST PLACE: Miranda Greenwalt - She Sprouted Love
2ND PLACE: Teagan Ashworth - Drummer
3RD PLACE: Carolyn Hammond - Dancing Sister

Madison Miller - Cockatoo
Catherine McParland - Bustins Island
Jack Sloan - Night Life
Trinity Watts - Peter Pan
Rachel Boeker - Blurred Lines

Instructor's Choice Awards:



Judge's Choice 3D Studio Awards:
BEST IN SHOW: Joy Smith - Stacked
1ST PLACE: Vivika Rodriguez - Chuunibyou (8th Grade Syndrome)
2ND PLACE: Louise Jones - A Journey Through the Mind of a Synthesete
3RD PLACE: Merrie Afseth - Linear

Cameron Gray - Houston
Anna St. Denis - 3 Ceramic Pieces
Thomas Razim - Untitled
Dre Guthrie - Fish-ful Thinking

Instructor's Choice 3D Award: Merrie Afseth

Judge's Choice 2D Studio Awards:
BEST IN SHOW: Joy Smith - Lizards Are Spooky
1ST PLACE: Morgan Thompson - Need Sleep
2ND PLACE: Kelsey Benitez - Is It Really Me?
3RD PLACE: Carter Kardesch - Landscape Abstraction

Isabelle Hornung - Banana Phone
Cleo Epley - Hanging by a Thread
Nicole Shanks - Life Goes On
Will Worthington - Constructive Cubism

Instructor's Choice 2D Award: Isabelle Hornung


Studio 2D & 3D Judge:
Patricia Hernandez is a visual artist, arts educator, archivist and native Texan. She moved to Houston in 1985 to attend Rice University, earning her BA in Art and Art History in 1989 and a BFA in Painting in 1990. She received her MFA in Painting from the University of Houston in 2000. Over the years, she has taught Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Design, Art Appreciation and Art History within Houston's community college systems, the Glassell School of Art and the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She is the founder of Studio One Archive Resource, a new service organization whose mission is to work with members of the Houston arts community to preserve their stories. She is also a member of Box13 Artspace, an artist run nonprofit exhibition and studio space, located on Houston's East End.

Photography Judge:
Jamie Robertson is a native of Houston, Texas. She earned her BA in Visual Art from the University of Houston in 2012 and her MS in Art Therapy from the Florida State University in 2014. She is a former recipient of the Pearlie Roberson Award for her joint Frenchtown Mural project. Jamie's interests include the implementation of art and art therapy for social change and cultural community development. In addition, her personal art explores African American History and her personal genealogy and mythology. Her photographic work was featured in the 18th Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition and in Texas Art Asylum's, I'm Not Like You–Race and Power in America. Jamie hopes to use the healing and transformative properties of art to improve her community in Houston. She currently works as the Access and Community Education Coordinator for Houston Center for Photography (HCP).