GSA and CHS Computer Science Hosting Codefest, March 28

CHS Computer Science and the Global Studies Academy is hosting a Codefest in partnership with the IIT Alumni Group of Houston.  The IITAGH Codefest is a one day free coding workshop for students to learn how to make a website live in a day and learn the basics of HTML and some JavaScript.  This is a session for students of Clements HS.  No prior coding experience is required.

Please visit  to find the registration.

Event date: Saturday, March 28 from 9am-3pm.  Register by Thursday, March 26, 11:59p

CHS Rodeo Art Worth $105,000

Rodeo results are official and CHS art is highly sought after from the Houston community! Congratulations to the following art students:

  • Linda Li: won “Grand Champion Quick Draw” – received a $1000.00 check for drawing the best live model portrait in 55 min. (also portrait artist of our beloved Mrs. Porter)
  • Stacy Tao: her old man painting auctioned for $10,000.00
  • Ethan Donart: his old Ford truck drawing auctioned for $35,000.00
  • Andy Wei: his old deteriorated wagon drawing auctioned for $59,000.00
  • That’s $105,000.000!!!

Also congratulations to the following recipients selected for the very elite & prestigious “Western Arts Academy” 4 week summer studies program at Schreiner University: (We are the only school with multiple winners!)

  • Stacy Tao
  • Andy Wei
  • Rachel He

WAA WORKSHOP:  To be eligible, a student must meet rigorous artistic and academic criteria after winning at a district Rodeo Art show. HLSR judge members personally interview selected applicants and review their art portfolios as part of the final selection process. The Western Art Academy Summer Workshop is a four-week program held in Kerrville, Texas under the direction of the Museum of Western Art and Schreiner University. Students study sculpture and oil painting with a focus on Western heritage as their subject matter. Students work with models and are taken on field trips for study. Workshop classes are conducted Monday through Saturday. Students stay in housing at Schreiner University.

CHS Speech Team Wins Sweepstakes at State Meet

Clements Speech Team Wins Sweepstakes at 2015 TFA State Meet

Tang and Yang State Champions of Public Forum Debate

The Clements Academic Speech Team received the following team awards at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament held in El Paso March 5 through 7 at Franklin High School: first place—top ten schools for most qualifications, Region 4 Sweepstakes, and sixth place overall sweepstakes of the 209 participating schools.

Clements students earned a total of forty-one qualifications through competition in local tournaments held August through February. Individual speech team members received awards in debate and extemporaneous speaking.

Seniors Austin Tang and Joshua Yang placed first among the 151 qualifying teams in public forum debate and were recognized at the TFA State Breakfast of Champions held at The Doubletree Hotel Sunday, March 8.  Fort Bend ISD superintendent, Dr. Charles Dupre, was the guest speaker for the occasion and served as this year’s Superintendent of Schools for TFA.  Dr. Tim Martindell, coordinator of English Language Arts, journalism, and speech and debate, was also present at the breakfast, as well as throughout the FBISD group’s stay in El Paso.

Tang and Yang are the second Clements team to bring home the state championship in PF debate.  In 2009, the team of Hamsika Chandrasekar and Shreya Balhara won the championship.  It was the first year of public forum debate competition at the TFA State Tournament.

Other outstanding competitors in public forum debate include the team of seniors Ishaan Kurji and Uddhav Marwaha, who advanced to the top sixteen, and the team of juniors Alex Mao and Samyukta Singh, who ranked number thirty-five.

For the third consecutive year, senior Rebecca Gelfer competed in the final rounds of Lincoln-Douglas debate.  She placed second among the 209 qualifying individuals.  Junior Felix Tan advanced to the top sixteen.

In the senate division of congressional debate, senior Riti Santra advanced to the final round of competition and ranked among the top sixteen of the ninety-seven qualifiers.

In extemporaneous speaking, seniors Romic Aevaz and Joshua Yang advanced to the semifinal round in the domestic division (top 18 of 137 qualifiers). Senior Mohammad Asif and junior Samir Rahi advanced to the quarter-final round in the foreign division (top 38 of 135 qualifiers).

Other students who competed at the state tournament include seniors Arpam Dutta, Steven Jiang, Ethan Lau, Alan Lo, Michelle Ming, Matthew Mutammara, Jacob Ruiz, Riya Santra, Arjun Talpallikar and Kevin Zhang; juniors Victor Fu, Grant Lu, Amy Ma, and Alex Mutammara; and sophomores Shayan Ali, Melinda Ding, David Huang, Drew Kaul, Nathan Lee, and Rahim Malik.

Seventy five Fort Bend ISD students attended the TFA State Meet.  Of that number, thirty-two are Clements Rangers.

Students who compete in the main events of the TFA State Meet must earn a minimum of twelve points through participation in qualifying competitions.  Since a student who earns first place at a tournament receives a maximum of eight points, students must demonstrate that they are able to advance in competition multiple times. The range of points awarded is also dependent on the total number of participants in each event.

Pictured below:  Dr. Charles Dupre, Austin Tang, Joshua Yang and Renita Johnson

2015 State Champs


Pictured below:

Kneeling—Alexander Mutammara, Shayan Ali, Arpam Dutta, Drew Kaul, Nathan Lee, and Rahim Malik.

Center—Michelle Ming and Rebecca Gelfer

Middle—Riti Santra, Amy Ma, Samyukta Singh, Samir Rahi, Ishaan Kurji, Steven Jiang, Arjun Talpallikar, Felix Tan, Grant Lu, Mohammad Asif, Melinda Ding, Victor Fu, Romic Aevaz, Riya Santra, Ethan Lau, and Matthew Mutammara.

Back Row—Joshua Yang, Da Huang, Alex Mao, Kevin Zhang, Alan Lo, Uddhav Marwaha, Jacob Ruiz, and Austin Tang.

TFA 2015 Qualifiers

NJROTC Receives Grant from the National Rifle Association

Clements High School Navy JROTC Marksmanship team received a grant from the National Rifle Association worth $5,000. The grant comes in the form of 8 new competition style air-rifles and a CO2 recharging canister.

“This equipment provides our team state of the art air rifles and will allow us to be much more competitive in the coming year. Having this equipment will increase our standing in marksmanship and allow us to exceptionally compete in all Navy competitive areas,” stated Cadet/Lieutenant Commander Felix Chavez, Commanding Officer of the Clements Navy Unit.

According to Chief Jason Gorsuch, Naval Science Instructor and marksmanship team coach, “The NRA provides these grants to programs like ours because we are providing students with fire-arm education, safety and familiarization training and because we provide a safe, controlled venue for students interested in marksmanship,”

While competitive air-rifles are low velocity fire arms, they are the center-piece and catalyst for teaching proper handling procedures, range safety and marksmanship.

Over the past few years, Clements Navy JROTC marksmanship team had been unable to compete at a consistent level due to a lack of competitive grade air-rifles. The NRA grant will allow for equipment consistency in the program over the coming years. The Clements NJROTC marksmanship team will resume practice this May in hopes of competing in State and National level meets this fall.

About Clements High School Navy JROTC: The program teaches cadets about American History, Government and International Affairs with an emphasis on U.S. Navy operations and activities associated with global events. The program stresses physical fitness and healthy competition, participating in State level meets for Military Precision Drill Teams, Academic and Athletic Teams as well as Color Guard. Navy JROTC provides a venue for cadets to serve their community and participate in volunteer service activities throughout the year.

GSA Booster Club Career Presentations, March 23

The GSA Booster Club is hosting a career presentation afternoon on Monday, March 23, after school in the ELA area of Clements HS.  Come join us and find out how what you are doing in your Humanities studies, Math/Science, and/or Global Studies is relevant in the fields of Engineering, entrepreneurship, law, and medicine.  Read the bios on the sign up link for more information.  We can accommodate 120 students–students will hear all speakers but should sign up for a group with their starting room number.  This opportunity is open to all CHS students.

Click on the link below to sign up for the presentations: