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Houstonfest Scholarships - winners posted!


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Plays will be performed at Houstonfest


Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list


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Important Dates


Fri., Mar. 8, 2019 Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.


Tue., April 30, 2019 Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.


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 !


x, Feb. x, 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.


x, Feb. x, 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.





The results of Houstonfest can be viewed in an Excel spreadsheet by clicking the link below.  When the spreadsheet opens on your computer, you will see four tabs across the bottom representing these four worksheets:

  • Original 1-10:  The original, unaltered list of winners from Houstonfest.  This list will never be altered (unless errors are discovered), so that the original list of winners will always be available.

  • Updated 1-10:  The current list of places 1-10, reflecting all drops and move-ups to date.  This spreadsheet will be updated daily between the date of Houstonfest and the date of State.  If State were held today, the students in slots 1-5 in each event would be the competitors.

  • Sweepstakes Totals:  The original list of winners, resorted by school and showing each school's total sweepstakes points.

  • School Codes:  A key to the four-letter school codes.


    Open results spreadsheet

Tips for teachers:

  • The spreadsheet can be a very flexible and useful tool for you.  You can save it to your computer and re-sort it in various ways.  For instance, because "School" is a separate column, you can re-sort the list by school and thereby group all of your winning students together.

  • To simplify the process of monitoring changes to the state-qualifier list that affect your students, you can also view a daily log of changes.

  • E-mail me (Rustin Buck) if you have any students who will not attend State so that I can drop them from the qualifier list and move up the next student.

Archived results:













When is the next Houstonfest?



February 8, 2020


Where is Houstonfest?


Heights High School

413 E. 13th Street

Houston, TX 77008


Link to Texas State German Contest


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