News and Updates

 

Houstonfest Scholarships - winners posted!

 

Scholarships at State

 

Special Rules and Procedures for the 2021 Remote Contest

 

Teacher-to-Teacher Tips

 

Tips for Pair Discussion

 

Photo Gallery 2014

 

Arrival at Heights High School

 

Lunch options

 

Plays will be performed at Houstonfest

 

Daily log of changes to state-qualifier list

 

 

Important Dates

 

Sat., Mar. 6, 2021 State online awards ceremony posted. Also, Houstonfest Scholarship applications due.

 

Fri., Mar. 12, 2021:  Gail Cope Scholarship applications due.

 

Fri., April 30, 2021:  Gail Cope Teacher Grant applications due.

 

The rest of this will be updated for 2022 some time soon:

 

Sat., Jan. 16, 2021:  Regular deadline to submit registration spreadsheet in order to pay regular price of $10/student (payment does not have to be mailed until 1/25).

 

Mon., Jan. 25, 2021:  Final deadline to submit registration spreadsheet for late price of $12/student and deadline to postmark payment.

 

Wed., Feb. 3, 2021, 8:00 p.m.Deadline to submit changes (adds, drops, substitutions). After this point, no more additions or substitutions will be allowed.

 

Sat., Feb. 6, 2021 Houstonfest (100% remote): some events conducted "live" (online) that day, all others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.

 

Thur., Feb. 11, 2021 Houstonfest online awards show emailed to teachers.

 

Wed., Feb. 17, 2021:  State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. for "early bird" price of $10/student (payment does not have to be mailed yet). Also, deadline to apply for the Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship.

 

Mon., Feb. 22, 2021:  State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. at regular price of $12/student. Also, entries for promotional video contest due to State director Jennifer Christianson by 8:00 p.m. and deadline to postmark payment.

 

Sat., Feb. 27, 2021:  Texas State German Contest (100% remote): some events conducted "live" (online) that day, all others submitted digitally by 9:00 a.m.

Daily Log of Changes to State-Qualifier List

 

After Houstonfest, some schools and individuals opt not to attend State for various reasons, although this should be rare in 2021 with contests being online.  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.

 

Changes:

 

Affecting no other school:

Drop K. Janz (Bellaire) from Extemporaneous Speaking Advantaged and Poetry Advantaged; there is no one to move up.

Drop C. Ramirez (Heights) from Directed Dialogue 1; there is no one to move up.

 

Affecting Heights:

Drop S. Chester (Cinco Ranch) from Sight Reading 2, move up Marsden Finney (Heights).

When is the next Houstonfest?

 

Saturday,

February 5, 2022

 

Where is Houstonfest?

 

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 contest was conducted entirely REMOTELY. We hope to be back at our usual venue, Heights High School in Houston, in 2022.

 

Link to Texas State German Contest

 

Texas State German Contest on Facebook