Posts Tagged ‘contest’


College’s History Fair Winner Places First in National Contest

July 15, 2011

Spring, TX. After competing in the Lone Star College-Montgomery Regional History Fair this spring, Annie Salinas, a 17-year-old, home-schooled student from Spring, placed first in her division in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest held last month in the Washington, D.C., area.

Her entry, “Solidarity: From a Polish Shipyard to the Kremlin, the Diplomacy that Shaped Western Europe,” was awarded first place in the individual exhibit senior division. Salinas also received the Legacy Prize sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution & the Creativity Foundation.

“Winning top awards at the National History Day competition is an amazing achievement,” said Dr. Betsy Powers, professor of history and director of LSC-Montgomery’s regional history fair. “Qualifying to participate is quite a rigorous process, but the students’ enthusiasm is matched only by the strength of each entry. That is why year after year Texas makes such a strong showing in the national competition.”

For the past four years, Salinas has begun the “rigorous process” at LSC-Montgomery, competing in the regional fair and qualifying to advance to the
state contest in Austin. At the state competition, Salinas has placed eitherfirst or second for the past three years, securing her a spot in the national

“National History Day gives me the chance to create and present extensive research projects that go beyond the traditional textbook perception of
history,” said Salinas, who hopes to pursue university studies in history and humanities. “Exploring one small piece of history with such depth allows me to see the connections that tie our world together.”

The 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest took place at the University of Maryland in June.  Students from all 50 states, plus
Shanghai, Puerto Rico, and Guam, competed for awards with their outstanding exhibits, performances, documentaries, interpretive websites, and historical essays based on the theme “Debate and Diplomacy in History.”

“National History Day has been a great experience for us,” said Lisa Salinas, Annie’s mother and teacher. “It allows students to delve into particular
periods of history on their own, get excited about a topic, and share their expertise with other students, teachers, and professionals who work in fields
related to history. It’s a wonderful program.”

LSC-Montgomery sponsors the regional National History Day contest for high school juniors and seniors in The Woodlands/Conroe/Spring/Tomball/Magnolia areas. The 2012 regional contest is scheduled for February 11, 2012, with registration deadlines held in January.

For more information about the regional history fair competition, contact Dr. Powers at (936) 273-7036 or visit her blog at


News Briefs July 5, 2010

July 6, 2010
 Dear ExploreSpring Member,

Hope you had a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!!  
Congratulations Jennifer, you your Winning Daddy and Me Photo!  

Daddy and Me

Daddy and me!

  • Post your FREE Garage sale, pet, jobs, and general classified ads

    Looking for something to do this weekend, check out Spring’s Calendar of Events. ExploreSpring has been busy updating back to school events on our community calendar. 

    We want your news, are you having a special event or have a special announcement, log in to your Control Panel and post your news or Email us via our online form at  

    Thank you for being a ExploreSpring Community member. 


  • Enter our BFF Photo Contest for a chance to win a custom matching mug set featuring you and your best Friend!



    Contest Sponsor Opportunities Available 


    Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? The Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Auxiliary has new openings for adult volunteer drivers of two new 6-person visitor transport carts that will conveniently start to pick up visitors in the campus’ parking lots and bring them to a hospital entrance.

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    Appeals Court Upholds Jessica’s Law Statute.
    AUSTIN – The Third Texas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Belton Little League coach who was sentenced to life in prison under the Texas version of Jessica’s Law.
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    Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program Hosts a Red Hat Society “Do Dah Day”

    Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program and Fun4Seniors present a Red Hat Society “Do Dah Day” Wednesday, July 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. The afternoon event, especially for Red Hat Society members, features unique and alluring entertainment presented by The Rhythm of Magic.

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    Spring-Klein Chamber Celebrates Annual Christmas in July Gala with Special Guest Congressman Ted Poe 

    SKCC returns to Augusta Pines Banquet Hall for their third annual summer Christmas tradition in Spring, Texas

    The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) announced today that their annual Christmas in July Gala will be celebrated on Friday, July 31, 2010 at 6:30 p.m at the Augusta Pines Savannahs, 18 Augusta Pines in Spring, Texas. Congressman Ted Poe will speak at the event as the Chamber’s special guest for the evening. “We are so appreciative of the continued support that we have received from our representatives and the community,” said Toni Richard, president and co-founder of the SKCC. “The Christmas in July Gala is becoming somewhat of a tradition hear in Spring and to enjoy it again at Augusta Pines where it first began really brings it full circle.”

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    Spring Texas News Updates April 1, 2009

    April 1, 2009
    The Riddle Report March 31, 2009

    Dear Friends and Neighbors,

    It took much longer than any of us anticipated, but the House is finally on a regular schedule, hearing bills every day on the floor. It seems every session we feel like we are behind the expected pace, yet we always seem to catch up. The real question is this: is it a good thing or a bad thing if we pass less legislation than normal? On the one hand, fewer laws usually means less intrusive government. On the other hand, good bills and bad bills both tend to die when we fall behind. Like my mother always told me: “There’s no piece of pie sliced so thin that it doesn’t have two sides!”

    Spring ISD Kindergarten Roundup Schedule

    HOUSTON – Spring ISD elementary schools will hold Kindergarten Roundup in April and May for children who will begin kindergarten in the 2009-10 school year.
    Kindergarten in Spring ISD is a full-day program for children who will be five years old by Sept. 1, 2009. Registration for kindergarten is voluntary, but once a child enrolls for kindergarten, he or she becomes subject to the compulsory attendance law. That law requires a student to be in attendance at least 90 percent of the days that school is in session in order to receive credit.


    FUEL Friday returns to the South Montgomery County YMCA on April 3rd, 700pm.

    “Making Fitness Fun” at the South Montgomery County YMCA

    Healthy Kids Day® on April 18th
    YMCA Healthy Kids Day® Builds Healthier Lives for Local Kids and Families

    Join hundreds of children and their families as we celebrate fitness at the 18th Annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 18th,, at more than 35 YMCA centers across the Houston area. The big celebration is FREE to the public and is the nation’s largest health day for children, supporting the healthy growth and development of kids and families.

    YMCA Trail Run Presented by “Conroe’s Incredible Pizza”

    Charity Event Featuring a 5K Trail Run, One Mile Kids Race and 3K Walk
    Early Registration Deadline is April 24th.

    YMCA Spring Youth Sports

    Where everyone is given the opportunity to play

    Chamber Singers Set to Embark on Spring Tour in Central Texas

    “Choral Potpourri and the British Invasion” on Tap for Georgetown, Austin
    The Lone Star College-Montgomery Chamber Singers, a select choir of 16 voices, will appear on tour in Georgetown and Austin, Texas. The choir will present free, public performances at the First United Methodist Church of Georgetown on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.



    Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at .


    Just in Time for your Super Bowl XLIII Party, Win Chick-fil-A Party Platter in Spring TX New Year’s Photo Contest

    January 19, 2009

    One lucky contestant will win a Chick-fil-A Party Platter valued at $50 from the Spring Chick-fil-A located at FM 2920 & Kuykendahl Rd, just in time for their Super Bowl Party. The Open Theme contest is free to enter and photos from all categories will be accepted.

    Spring, Texas. –’s first Photo Contest of 2009 is well under way. The January Open Theme contest, sponsored by the Spring Chick-fil-A, has several entries and is asking the community to visit to vote for their favorite photo. The contest will end on January 31, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. so there is still time to enter!

    Entries are being accepted from all categories from Spring and surrounding area residents 13 and older.  The Explore Spring / Chick-fil-A New Year’s Photo Contest for a chance to winner will receive a Chick-fil-A party platter valued at $50 and an Explore Spring personalized t-shirt featuring the winning photograph. The winner is chosen by Explore Spring online viewers. Entries and voting take place online at The entry with the most online votes at the end of the month wins the prizes.

    Winning entries are published on, a popular site that served over 3.6 million page views in 2008. Print publication is also a possibility for some entries.

    Explore Spring is currently seeking sponsors for other 2009 monthly photo contests and would love to have your business partner with us. Theme’s currently available are Sweethearts, Baby, you should be in pictures, Cute Kid, Mommy & Me, Dad & Me, BFF, Best Moments of Summer Vacation, Explore Spring Texas, Cutest Pet, Vet’s in Action, and Christmas Photo Contest. To apply to sponsor a monthly photo contest please visit online at

    This month’s contest is all about what the Explore Spring user wants to share. “The New Year’s photo contest gives Spring residents the opportunity to showcase their photography skills and interests and really have some fun,” says Holly Munsinger, Chick-fil-A Marketing Manager. Contest entries may be from anytime or any place or can be taken specifically for New Year Photo Contest. For more details about Explore Spring / Chick-fil-A New Year Photo Contest, please visit the Explore Spring website. If it’s about Spring Texas it’s on Explore Spring. So come on make your Super Bowl Party great, enter the contest today!

    About Explore Spring

    Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. Here you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community guide and business directory for Spring Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, advertising, calendar, events and more. provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at

    About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
    Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., is the nation’s second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain. In 2006, Chick-fil-A produced record sales of $2.275 billion — a 15.16 percent overall increase and an 8.52 percent same-store sales gain that helped extend the chain’s streak of consecutive sales gains to 39 years. The Spring Chick-fil-A opened its doors on December 13, 2007 and features weekly events to engage the community. To learn more about Chick-fil-A visit them online at


    Contest Sponsors Wanted

    January 4, 2009

    Each month Spring’s premier online community sponsor’s monthly online photo contests on These monthly contests are in need of Sponsor’s for the 2009 year and we are currently accepting applications.

    Sponsorship Benefits: The sponsors shall be entitled to receive all the benefits provided in this document for the Sponsorship level chosen. Prizes must be provided in full to entitle the sponsor to the benefits provided. The fact that the sponsors has not made provided prizes due herein within the time scheduled will not relieve the sponsor from the legal obligation to provide all prizes or pay all sums of money agreed to under this agreement. In the event the ExploreSpring shall be required to institute legal proceedings to enforce any provisions of this agreement they shall be entitled to receive their reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred, in addition to any other relief granted. In the event that the Monthly Photo Contest is cancelled or is otherwise unable to be carried out, the sponsors prizes will be returned. $50 sponsor level will receive a ExploreSpring Certificate of Appreciation, and will be featured on ExploreSpring’s home page, Contest page, and monthly newsletter as a Contest Sponsor, with a link to their business directory listing for the sponsorship month(s) only. $75 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as, a one-time use 10% off coupon on a future purchase. $100 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as link to their web site, and an article in Featured Businesses Section. $200 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as 1 month Free in business directory business card rotator, and their logo or web-site on that month’s ExploreSpring T-shirt give away contest winner’s shirt(s). $500 level Sponsors will receive benefits of lower level as well as choice of 3 month business card rotator on home and business directory pages or 3 month upper & lower banner rotator.

    Deadline: In order to guarantee all benefits associated with printed materials, your sponsorship commitment needs to be made by the 10th of the month preceding sponsorship. Prizes/Payment must be received 15 days prior to the commencement of the contest. Every effort will be made to accommodate later commitments.

    The Theme’s for the monthly contests are as follows. Custom themes are available for a fee.



    February – Sweethearts. Showcase your love in the Sweetheart Photo Contest. Limited to 2 persons per photo. No Animals.


    MarchBaby, you should be in pictures! Do you have a beautiful baby age 0 to 3? Be sure to enter our all-new Baby Picture Contest! No Animals.


    April – Cute Kid. Do you have the Cutest Kid age 4 to 17? Be sure to enter our all-new Cutest Kid Photo Contest! No Animals.


    May – Mommy & Me. The contest is all about spotlighting the relationship between a mother and her child(ren).


    June – Dad & Me. Children and families are invited to share color photos of fun, meaningful moments with their fathers and the other “dads” in their lives, including uncles, stepfathers and grandfathers.




    July – BFF. Do you have a special friendship? Show us who your REAL best friend is.


    August — Best Moments of Summer Vacation. Showcase the highlight’s of your summer.


    September – Annual Explore Spring Texas Calendar Photo Contest. Photo’s of life in Spring, to be printed in annual calendar.


    October – Cutest Pet. Showcase your pet family member in this contest.


    November – Vet’s in Action. Best photo of our service member’s at work.

    December – Christmas Photo Contest. Do you think your house has the best decorations or prettiest tree? Are you known in your neighborhood for your decked-out Christmas trees? Do people drive by your house just to see your yard decorations? Do you dress up as Santa, an elf, an angel or snowman to perk up your holiday celebration? Do you have an adorable Christmas photo of a family member?

    To apply to sponsor a photo contest please visit today!!!!


    New Advertising Opportunity with

    January 4, 2009

    Each month ExploreSpring has monthly online photo contests in which businesses sponsor prizes and receive advertising on our web site. We are looking for businesses to donate small items to be included in an gift basket as a monthly prize for either new registrants and/or contest winners.  We would like to have 12 -24 items from each business represented, so that we may give out at least 2 gift baskets per month to members. You may include a business card and/or label on your donated item to promote your business. As we build these baskets, we will provide a list on the Photo Contest website of businesses that have donated items to the basket. If you would like to donate an item to the gift basket please contact Elle via email, telephone (281) 912-1107 or mail to, 1010 Spring-Cypress Rd, #133, Spring, TX 77373. A minimum of 12 items is required. We will begin working on these immediately so if you are interested, please let us know. 


    Spring Texas New Year Photo Contest

    January 4, 2009

    Spring Texas New Year Photo Contest


    Brought to you by

    Enter for a chance to win a Chick-Fil-A Party Platter Valued at $50 and Explorespring Tee with winning Photo.


    Theme: Open – Submit your favorite photo of anything as long as it meets the rules below.

    Submit your photos for this month. Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, w e invite you to participate in our photo contest.



    Entries for the Contest must be received by 6:00 p.m. CST the last calendar day of the month.

    ExploreSpring Monthly Photo Contests Rules

    Monthly photography contests featuring a different theme each month. All contests run from the 1st to the last day of each month and will be started 8:00 a.m. CST and close at 6:00 p.m. CST. Photo must be family friendly — nothing offensive. It’s not okay to enter photos with nudity or violence.



    Official Rules:


      1. Entries and voting will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. CST on the 1st day of the month and 6:00 p.m. CST on the last day of each month. 

      2. All entrants must be 13 years of age or older. Kids age 12 and under may enter photos, but only through a sponsoring parent or adult guardian. 

      3. Entries will be accepted from residents in the Houston Metro Area, except where indicated. 

      4. You must have taken the photos you submit YOURSELF. 

      5. associates or family members of associates are not eligible to enter.
      6. Entries must comply with the current theme.
      7. Winner annouced by 2nd of Each Month.
      8. Entrant must have a valid email address. Only one entry per email account.
      9. The photo with the most votes on the last day of the month wins!
      10. Contest will only allow one vote per registered user so email everyone you know and ask them to vote for their favorite photo too! T
      11. he winner will be featured on our homepage and contest winner page.
      12. By submitting your photo you consent to the rules of the Photo Contest. You authorize to post the photo on, Press Releases, and other media associated with the contest. No compensation other than contest prizes will be provided for use of photos.