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 Fort Bend Christian Academy Senior Awarded NROTC Scholarship

Maddox Telschow

Sugar Land, TX – Maddox Telschow, a senior at Fort Bend Christian Academy, has been selected to receive the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship worth $180,000 by the U.S. Marines of Recruiting Station Houston. 

Maddox Telschow plans to attend Texas A&M University and be a part of the Corps of Cadets, the largest, oldest and most visible student organization and leadership training program at Texas A&M University. It is one of the largest uniformed bodies of students in the nation that provides hands-on leadership experience and enhances a world-class education.

The NROTC scholarship is a program to educate and train qualified young men and women as commissioned officers in the Navy or Marine Corps that pays for the full cost of tuition and provides a stipend of $750 per academic year for textbooks. 

There are many factors taken into consideration to be competitive for the scholarship. Academic and standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and physical fitness tests are thoroughly examined by a panel of officers on the selection board. 

According to Capt. Mark Green, the executive officer of RS Houston, it was a combination of Telschow’s tangible strengths, along with being a morally sound and well-rounded individual that contributed to his selection for the award. Of the more than 100 applicants, only six were selected to receive scholarships in the Houston area.


Fort Bend Christian Academy Transitions Boots, Blues & BBQ Featuring Keb’ Mo’  to an Online Event

Sugar Land, Texas — Boots, Blues & BBQ Concert UPDATE: The FBCA concert, Boots, Blues & BBQ, is transitioning to a virtual experience on Saturday, February 20. 

We are thrilled to share that this special virtual evening will include a LIVE performance by Grammy Award Winner of Best Americana Album, Keb’ Mo’, from Nashville, TN! We are inviting the community to celebrate safely at home and enjoy a fantastic performance as a way to support FBCA students, faculty and staff. 

His biography shares, “since 1990, Keb’ Mo’ has earned a reputation for his mastery of multiple blues styles, his ability to combine traditional approaches with a contemporary attitude, and for his timeless storytelling sensibility. In addition to releasing a series of acclaimed albums, he’s lent his talents to a variety of theater and film projects, and collaborated with a wide range of prominent musicians from various genres, as well as having his songs covered by a broad array of notable artists. He’s also a vocal advocate for the preservation of the blues, and is active in charities that support music education.

Keb’s guitar playing has garnered him his third invite to Eric Clapton’s prestigious Crossroads Festival and has inspired leading instrument makers, Gibson Brands, to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster and Bluesmaster Royale acoustic guitars and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model. He has been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl, appeared three times on the television series Touched By An Angel, played a leading role on Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground, and performed for President Obama at the White House.”

Enjoy his recent performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:

The 2020-2021 Boots, Blues & BBQ chair members are Heather Brown, Katie Harris, and Leah Henley. FBCA thanks them for all their hard work in order to provide a special event for the community. 

The 2020-2021 Boots, Blues & BBQ sponsors are Hendershot Cowart P.C., The Cathy Stubbs Team, The Dickey Family, Steve and Nancy Kempe, Momentum BMW Southwest, Amtex Auto Insurance, and Texas Capital Bank.

For ticket and sponsorship information, please visit, and for more information about Keb’ Mo’, visit You can still sign up to be an event sponsor and purchase tickets at Questions? Please contact Sarah Fiore, Special Events Coordinator, at 281-263-9192 or if you have any questions.


Pictured in front: Addison McMillen (playing Matilda) Pictured in back L to R: Madison Glenn (playing Mrs. Phelps), Grace Fiore (in Ensemble), and Madelyn Pozzi (playing Alice).

Fort Bend Christian Academy Presents Matilda, the Musical

Sugar Land, TX – Fort Bend Christian Academy is excited to present Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical, to the Sugar Land community. 

Join us for one of our performances on April 9 at 7 p.m., April 10 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and April 11 at 1 p.m. Performances will take place at Stafford Civic Center located at 1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford, TX 77477. 

Tickets are open to the public, and the community is invited to join the students and their families for all four performances. More information and tickets can be found at

The Directors for this production are Mrs. Lana Thompson, FBCA Upper School Theater Arts Teacher, and Mrs. Gabrielle Gripon, FBCA Middle School Theater Arts Teacher. The Vocal Director is Mr. Andrew Webb, FBCA Choir Director. 

“We are so thrilled to be directing this year’s musical Matilda, filled with vibrant characters and memorable songs that our cast is going to just bring the house down with. This show is about a group of kids battling the world around them, led by Matilda herself, and reminds us each day of the power of their resiliency. It is similar to our cast’s resiliency as we navigate the world of live theatre during a pandemic. We truly hope that families come to enjoy this show, to be able to enjoy the energy and excitement that only comes with seeing a show performed by these talented actors!” – Mrs. Lana Thompson, FBCA Upper School Theater Arts Teacher, and Gabrielle Gripon, FBCA Middle School Theater Arts Teacher “I’m so excited to be playing Matilda, one of my favorite musical characters of all time. I see myself a lot in this character. Matilda is so spunky and is not afraid to be her true self. I love Matilda’s relationship with Miss Honey and how it grows throughout the show, and the musical’s message that you’re never too little to stand up for yourself and what you believe in.” – Addison McMillen, FBCA Student

Fort Bend Christian Academy’s visual and performing arts programs have been recognized with a multitude of awards over the years. The fine arts program at Fort Bend Christian Academy offers its students a comprehensive program throughout all levels of education. For more information about Fine Arts at Fort Bend Christian Academy, visit


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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.