News and Updates


Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list


Houstonfest Scholarships: Winners Posted


Scholarships at State


What's new for 2020


Arrival at Heights High School


Lunch options


Plays will be performed at Houstonfest


Teacher-to-Teacher Tips


Tips for Pair Discussion


Photo Gallery 2014



Important Dates


Fri., Jan. 17, 2020:  Regular deadline to submit registration spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have to be mailed until 1/27).


Mon., Jan. 27, 2020:  Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.


Mon., Feb. 3, 2020 Proof sheet of entries sent to teachers for final verification and changes.


Tue., Feb. 4, 2020: Research Papers due to David Kniess by 11:59 p.m.


Wed., Feb. 5, 2020, 8:00 p.m. Deadline to submit changes (adds, drops, substitutions).  After this point, no more additions or substitutions will be allowed in individual events.  Substitutions in group events may continue in emergency situations.


Thur., Feb. 6, 2020: Videos due to Mark Johnson by 6:00 p.m.


Sat., Feb. 8, 2020 Houstonfest !


Fri., Feb. 14, 2020 State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student.  Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12 per student. Also, deadline to apply for the Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.


Fri., Feb. 21, 2020 State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline. Also, deadline to submit entries for promotional video contest to State director Jennifer Christianson.


Sat., Feb. 29, 2020:  Leap into the Texas State German Contest !


Sat., Mar. 7, 2020 Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.


Fri., Mar. 13, 2020:  Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.


Thur., April 30, 2020:  Gail Cope Spring Teacher Grant applications due.


Sun., Nov. 15, 2020:  Gail Cope Fall Teacher Grant applications due.

Daily Log of Changes to State-Qualifier List


After Houstonfest, some schools and individuals opt not to attend State for various reasons.  When this happens, the name of each entry that will not attend State is dropped from the state-qualifier list, and the next entry (from places 6-10) moves up.  These changes are reflected in the results spreadsheet, but for the convenience of teachers who are watching for changes that affect their students, this page will also contain a log of the changes made each day.


Change made February 21:


Affecting no one:

Drop Morton Ranch from Upper Level Puppet Show; no one is left to move up..


Change made February 18:


Affecting Cinco Ranch:

Drop E. Met-Hoxha (Clear Creek) from Poetry Reading 4, move up Ariana Himmelfarb (Cinco Ranch).


Change made February 14:


Affecting Kingwood:

Drop T. Wright (Klein Oak) from Prose Reading 4, move up Kaleb Straney (Kingwood).


Changes made February 13:


Affecting Clements:

Drop A. Martinez (Clements) from Prose Reading 1, move up Akaash Kolluri (Clements).


Affecting Heights:

Drop K. Johnson (Klein) from Original Models, move up Raquel Emiliano (Heights).


Affecting Kingwood:

Drop S. Muppalla (Clements) and K. Chang (Clements) from Poetry Memory 4, move up Augie Sison (Kingwood).


Affecting Morton Ranch:

Drop Klein HS from Club Album, move up Morton Ranch.


Affecting Tompkins:

Drop S. Muppalla (Clements) from Reading Comprehension 4, move up Cameron Burke (Tompkins).


Affecting no one:

Drop S. Muppalla (Clements) from Prose Memory 4, no one is left to move up.


Changes made February 12:


Affecting Clements:

Drop G. Lucio (Heights) from Spelling 4, move up Shruti Pathak (Clements).


Affecting Taylor:

Taylor is 6th in Classical Ensemble and Skit 2.  Because the other two regionals (Sprachfest and Winterfest) do not have their full complement of 5 ensembles and 5 Skit 2 entries, the Taylor Classical Ensemble and Skit 2 can go to State (no sweepstakes points, however).


Changes made February 11:


Affecting Clements:

Drop N. Prada (The Woodlands) from Culture 4, move up Siri Prahlad (Clements).

Drop B. Broekhuis (Travis) from Reading Comprehension 4, move up Sid Muppalla (Clements).

Drop C. Harville from one of the Tompkins Pair Discussion pairs and H. Kirby from their other Pair Discussion pair; combine the two remaining students Z. Aliyeva and W. Suh into one pair. Move up Jonathan Back and Dat Le (Clements).


Affecting Heights:

Drop B. Broekhuis (Travis) and M. Palomino (Heights) from Spelling 4, move up Genesis Lucio (Heights).


Affecting Kingwood:

Drop B. Broekhuis (Travis) from Extemporaneous Speaking 4, move up Daniel Sundag (Kingwood).

Drop E. Carr (Tomball Memorial) from Poetry Reading 1, move up Billy Jones (Kingwood).


Affecting Klein Oak:

Drop M. Palomino (Heights) from Prose Reading 4, move up Trent Wright (Klein Oak).


Affecting The Woodlands:

Drop B. Broekhuis (Travis) from Vocabulary 4, move up Mark Mueller (The Woodlands).

Drop E. Carr (Tomball Memorial) from Culture 1, move up Samuel Hopkins (The Woodlands).


Affecting Tompkins:

Drop B. Broekhuis (Travis) from Grammar 4, move up Alex Schmidt (Tompkins).

Drop C. Harville from one of the Tompkins Pair Discussion pairs and H. Kirby from their other Pair Discussion pair; combine the two remaining students Zarifa Aliyeva and William Suh into one pair.


Affecting Travis:

Drop H. Ruf (Tompkins) from Sight Reading 4, move up Merari Portillo (Travis).


Affecting Willis:

Drop B. Broekhuis (Travis) and M. Palomino (Heights) from Spelling 4, move up Juliann Wallett (Willis).


Affecting no one:

Drop C. Harville (Tompkins) from Prose Memory 3, no one is left to move up.



Changes made February 10:


Affecting Bellaire:

Drop V. Joshi (Clements) from Grammar 2, move up Lucy Ma (Bellaire).


Affecting Kingwood:

Drop G. Braun (Brazoswood) from Culture 4, move up Kristen Allen (Kingwood).

Drop A. Rebba (Clements) from Poetry Memory 2, move up Shivam Patel (Kingwood).


Affecting Morton Ranch:

Drop Cinco Ranch from Polka Band, move up Morton Ranch.


Affecting Tompkins:

Drop R. Nolte (Taylor) from Extemporaneous Speaking Advantaged, move up Jongyun Shin (Tompkins).

Drop V. Joshi (Clements) from Prose Reading 2, move up Megan Phalen (Tompkins).


When is the next Houstonfest?



February 6, 2021


Where is Houstonfest?


Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street

Houston, TX 77008


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