Student Achievement News Archive

Knights Win Fourth Straight SPC Soccer Championship

EHS boys soccer earned the #1 spot in last week's national poll and backed that up by capturing their 4th consecutive SPC championship! After defeating Greenhill 3-0 in the quarterfinal and Casady 3-0 in the semifinals, the Knights completed an undefeated season with a thrilling 2-1 OT win over The John Cooper School in the SPC championship game.

The boys basketball team capped another outstanding season with a 2nd place finish in the SPC tournament. The Knights secured the #2 seed in the south zone and posted wins over Greenhill and St. Mark's to reach the final for the 5th consecutive year. The Knights fell 69-64 to a talented Houston Christian team in the title game.

The wrestling team returned to Houston as SPC runners-up after a thrilling day of competition at Ft. Worth Country Day. Three Knights won SPC championships and three more finished as runners-up as the Knights held of Casady and St. Mark's for 2nd place.

The girls soccer team capped their strongest season in many years with a 4th place finish in the SPC tournament. The Knights earned the #2 seed in the south zone on the strength of impressive wins over Kinkaid (4-0) and Houston Christian (2-0) and opened the tournament with a commanding 2-0 win over Trinity Valley. The Knights then fell to Hockaday in the semifinal and ESD in the consolation final.

The girls basketball team earned big wins over Hockaday and Trinity Valley to place 5th in the SPC tournament. The Knights only loss in Ft. Worth came against the eventual runner-up Greenhill School.

The EHS swimming and diving teams finished 8th (boys) and 9th (girls) at the SPC Championship Meet. Sela Sanders finished 5th in girls diving and Sam Randall set a school record in the 100 Free. The boys 200 Free and 400 Free Relay teams both set school records as well.

Congratulations to our students and coaches on a terrific winter athletic season!

EHS and SJS Team Up for Sharing Shoes

On Friday, February 1, the EHS boys basketball program teamed up with SPC rival St. John's School to give back to the community. The two schools collaborated with Sharing Shoes, an organization from Washington, D.C., to organize a shoe drive to help underprivileged youth.

Sharing Shoes, founded in 2018 by two high school boys, is a nonprofit charity organization that seeks to give new or gently worn basketball shoes to kids in communities who may not have access. Varsity Head Coach Wayne Jones says, "The goal of Sharing Shoes is to make sure that all kids have access to proper athletic footwear--they want all students to have the best opportunities possible." While this was Sharing Shoes' first event outside of their home state, the Episcopal and St. John's communities did not disappoint. More than 100 pairs of shoes were donated that night--the most ever collected in a single event by the organization.

The success of the event was two-fold for EHS: The varsity basketball team remained undefeated in conference play, and more important, two rival schools shared the same vision of selflessness, giving back to the less fortunate.

As Coach Jones sums up, "The event was a tremendous success. The boys look to partner with Sharing Shoes next season!"

Banner Year for Writers at EHS

EHS students set a school record for Scholastic Writing Awards this year, including seven regional Gold Awards. "What a banner year for writers at Episcopal High School," says Creative Writing teacher Hillary Houle '92. "The record amount of Gold Key awards this year is a testament to the growth our writers continue to experience at EHS."

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have provided prestigious recognition for creative teenagers in both writing and art. Past recipients of the writing award include Sylvia Plath, Steven King, and Truman Capote.Judging is based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision or voice. Regional Gold Award work advances to a national competition in New York City, with winners announced in March.

"As someone committed to expanding our Creative Writing program, I am over the moon about the success of our students," says Houle. "Whether this is a first-time win or an Honorable Mention, Silver, or Gold Key, or the first time a student has ever submitted any piece of work in a competition, I am proud—it takes guts to be vulnerable and put a little piece of yourself onto a page for others to read."

Gold Keys
Elliott Jones '19 (2) – Journalism

Anna Moise '20 – Flash Fiction

Lauren Porter '19 – Journalism

Chloe Song'22– Poetry

Griffin Thompson '19 – Poetry

Samantha Wotring '21 – Flash Fiction

Silver Keys
Catherine Andrews '20 – Poetry

Lauren Porter '19 – Journalism

Dylan Wilson '22 – Poetry

Honorable Mention

Anna Moise '20 – Flash Fiction

Chloe Song '22 – Poetry

Nico Zanotti '20 – Poetry

34 EHS Students Earn 56 Scholastic Art Awards

The Harris County Department of Education has released the 2019 regional Scholastic Art; Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention award notifications. The Visual Arts Department is thrilled to announce that 34 EHS Art students earned a total of 56 awards this year!

Scholastic Art Awards is a nation-wide 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. (Writing awards to be announced in February.)

Gold Keys:

Rohan Asthana - 2 Gold Keys - Photography

Mary Ayers - 1 Gold Key - Film & Animation

Alexandra Herrera - 1 Gold Key - Photography

Brennan Howell - 1 Gold Key - Photography

Julia Toups - 1 Gold Key - Photography

Amelia Traylor - 1 Gold Key - Photography

Luce Tysor - 1 Gold Key - Photography

Parker Vining - 1 Gold Key - Photography

Silver Keys:

Teagan Ashworth - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Rohan Asthana - 4 Silver Keys - Photography

Natalie Bird - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Felipe De Pinho - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Izzy Ehrlich - 1 Silver Key - Mixed Media

Nicole Hopwood - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Dani Lurie - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Megan Margraves - 1 Silver Key - Mixed Media

Finty Milton - 1 Silver Key - Film & Animation

Sophia Stassi - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Amelia Traylor - 2 Silver Keys - Photography

Luce Tysor - 2 Silver Keys - Photography

Elena Zavitsanos - 1 Silver Key - Photography

Honorable Mentions:

Rohan Asthana - 3 HMs - Photography

Madeleine Berckley - 2 HMs - Photography

Sydney Bosarge - 1 HM - Drawing & Illustration

Sophia Casetta - 3 HMs - Photography & Mixed Media

Shaffer Chandler - 1 HM - Film & Animation

Rosalind Coats - 2 HMs - Photography

Sydney Coward - 1 HM - Photography

Alex Diaz - 1 HM - Photography

Trey Hernandez - 2 HMs - Photography

Melinda Hovnatanian - 1 HM - Photography

Brennan Howell - 1 HM - Photography

Cara Kennedy - 1 HM - Digital Art

Cameron Lu - 1 HM - Photography

Finty Milton - 1 HM - Film & Animation

Henry Odom - 1 HM - Photography

Mary Carol Ray - 1 HM - Photography

Amiri Scrutchin - 1 HM - Drawing & Illustration

Lauren St. Paul - 1 HM - Film & Animation

Madison Stanke - 1 HM - Photography

Julia Toups - 1 HM - Photography

Amelia Traylor - 2 HM - Photography