John Foster Dulles High School

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John Foster Dulles High School
John Foster Dulles High School logo
School Founded 1951
Team Established 1984
History Flagship school of Fort Bend ISD; winner of four state titles
City Sugar Land, TX
Team Colors Red, Blue, and White
Principal Dr. Jennifer Nichols
Head Coach Kelsey Halfen and Andrew Hartman
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Mark Rosenbalm and Felipe Valdes
National Championships None
State Championships 2
Regional/County Championships At least 3 (2016, 2018, 2019)
Region/County Location Region VII (West Houston)
Highest Finish 1st in Region (2016, 2018), 1st in state (1987, 2019), 2nd in nation (1987)
School Website http://www.fortbendisd.com/dhs

John Foster Dulles High School[edit]

Dulles High School is a school in Fort Bend ISD which is southwest of Houston. Located in Sugar Land, Texas, Dulles won a state championship in 1987 under the coaching of Judy Matney and placed second at nationals that year. They placed in the top 10 at least eight times (1987, 1988, 1991, 1996, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and qualified for the state competition every year between 1987 and 1996, as well as in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

They did not return to the state competition again until 2015, when they placed 10th at the large state competition with a team of 7 juniors. In 2016, 4 of those juniors returned as they continued their rise by winning region VII and finishing 5th at the large school state competition with the highest score in Fort Bend ISD history and in Region VII history (started 2002).

In 2017, a team made up of six scholastics and three varsities placed second at the Region VII meet behind James E. Taylor, and were also second in the state in the large school category coming out of regionals. The team would then go on to win the large school state championship by over 900 points, scoring 49,717, once again breaking the Fort Bend ISD and Region VII record. Arman Nazerian, an alternate for the team, qualified for individual nationals and claimed a 3rd place award in music.

In 2018, two returners, four other seniors, and three juniors placed first at the Region VII meet, winning by over 2,500 points over James E. Taylor and Seven Lakes, despite their 2nd varsity missing out due to eligibility. At state, Dulles increased over 2,000 points, but lost out to Lubbock in 91.8 points. Dulles would appeal the results of the scores based on essay grading and subjective scoring differences at the medium and large school meets, but the appeal was denied.

In 2019, two returners, five other seniors, and two juniors placed first at the Region VII meet, winning by nearly 6,000 points, claiming 8 of the top 9 overall spots. At state, the team would go on to have two honors and two scholastics score over 9,000, winning state by over 2,500 points, and breaking the Texas State record for highest scoring team with a score of 53,202.2. They are the first Texas team to score over 53,000. They would place the 1st and 3rd overall scholastics, and the 1st and 2nd overall varsities.

Performance Chart[edit]

Year Regional Score Regional Rank State Score State Rank National Score National Rank
2019 50,398 1st 53,202.2 1st overall TBD TBD
2018 49,754 1st 52,114.4 1st large, 2nd overall - -
2017 47,840 2nd 49,717.8 1st large, 2nd overall 37,628.9 2nd (E-Nats large)
2016 48,202 1st 49,637 5th large - -
2015 42,682 3rd 45,089 10th large - -
2014 31,299 8th DNQ DNQ - -
2013 20,070 13th DNQ DNQ - -
2012 26,472 9th DNQ DNQ - -
2011 ? ? DNQ DNQ - -
2010 33, 697 7th DNQ DNQ - -
2005-2009 ? ? DNQ DNQ - -
2004 38,376 6th 36,398 31st large - -
2003 ? ? 37,358 31st large - -
2002 ? ? 35,107 32nd large - -
1997-2001 ? ? DNQ DNQ - -
1996 ? ? 44,871 10th large - -
1995 ? ? 39,548 32nd large - -
1994 ? ? 38,518 29th large - -
1993 ? ? 39,798 25th large - -
1992 ? ? 40,180 27th large - -
1991 ? ? 43,699 8th large - -
1990 ? ? 40,427 18th large - -
1989 ? ? ? ? - -
1988 ? ? 40,039 5th large - -
1987 ? ? 44,177 1st 44,784 2nd
1986 ? ? ? ? - -
State Ranks by Subject
Year Division Math Music Econ Science LangLit Art SocialSci Essay Speech Interview Objs Subs Overall
2019 Large 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st
2018 Large 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 31st 4th 4th 1st 19th 1st
2017 Large 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 6th 2nd 32nd 1st 3rd 1st
2016 Large 7th 5th 10th 9th 3rd 4th 4th 27th 5th 3rd 5th 6th 5th
2015 Large 5th 15th 12th 3rd 8th 8th 12th 6th 15th 24th 9th 15th 10th
2004 Large 1st 24th 25th 30th 29th 30th 29th 30th 10th 28th 31st 33rd 31st
2003 Large ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2002 Large ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1996 Large ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1995 Large 11th 35th (Fine Arts) 24th 28th 22nd 21st (SQ) 27th 12th 26th 5th 34th 16th 32nd
1994 Large ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1993 Large 4th 15th (Fine Arts) 24th 14th 26th 10th (SQ) 24th 28th 23rd 21st 24th 29th 25th
1992 Large ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1991 Large ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
1990 Large 6th 22nd (Fine Arts) 25th 2nd 17th 10th (SQ) 18th 4th 23rd 34th 17th 20th 18th

Team Performances since 2015[edit]

2015

Student Category Grade Round 1 Regionals State
Brian Bell A 11 5,810 8,332 8,893
Archibald Cruz A 11 4,470 7,033 7,189
Justin Bui A 11 3.840 6,651 6,800
Allison Yelvington B 11 4,780 7,381 7,709
Daniel Ho B 11 4,910 7,278 7,823
Ahsen Siddiqui B 12 4,080 7,454 7,532
Jason Yang C 11 3,730 6,009 6,513
Allen Wang C 11 3,900 6,472 6,093
Marium Haq C 12 4,080 5,820 6,963
Team 27,950 42,682 45,089

2016

Student Category Grade Round 1 Regionals State
Brian Bell A 12 6,291 9,302 9,125
Hari Sainath A 11 5,487 8,009 8,238
Christian Onuogu A 12 5,674 7,531 8,729
Allison Yelvington B 12 6,037 8,263 8,823
Archibald Cruz B 12 5,580 7,690 7,766
Ethan Tu B 11 5,709 7,688 7,964
Justin Bui C 12 5,246 7,884 7,739
Arman Nazerian C 11 4,274 7,054 7,256
James Kesler C 11 4,397 6,439 7,025
Team - - 33,354 48,201 49,637

2017

Student Category Grade Round 1 Regionals State
Samuel Steinman-Friedman A 11 5,640 8,446 7,964
William Huynh A 12 5,760 8,332 8,496
Kaidy Li A 12 5,574 8,311 8,527
Jared Roth B 12 5,857 8,072 7,952
Ethan Tu B 12 6,006 8,456 8,392
Madison Gabino B 12 5,609 8,127 8,579
James Kesler C 12 4,703 7,215 7,378
Alex Huffman C 12 4,683 5,894 7,550
Leighton Nylander C 11 4,411 7,264 8,174
Team - - 32,649 47,840 49,718

2018

Student Category Grade Round 1 Regionals State
Sophie Yangyi A 11 6,345.7 9,069.6 9,076.4
Jeffrey Zhang A 12 5,882.9 8,399.3 8,668.3
Matthew Gabino A 11 5,337.1 7,723.1 8,107.8
Samuel Steinman-Friedman B 12 6,365.7 9,016.4 9,187.6
Moeez Tariq B 12 6,042.9 8,271.6 8,765.6
Vani Vellore B 12 5,417.1 8,014 8,658
Leighton Nylander C 12 5,925.7 8,240.6 8,486.1
Tejas Tuppera C 12 5,100 DNC 7,930.4
Logan House C 11 4,648.6 6,756.3 7,575
Team 35,662.9 49,753.8 52,114.8

2019

Student Category Grade Round 1 Regionals State
Sophie Yangyi A 12 6,371.4 9,038.6 9,172
Robert Yang A 11 5,834.3 8,656.2 9,086.3
Lana Haffar A 11 5,648.6 8,578.1 8,615.8
Simon Sanchez-Paiva B 12 6,245.7 8,750.7 9,183.3
Olivia Jackson B 12 5,611.4 8,086 9,079
Ethan Sollenberger B 12 5,468.6 7,987 8,642.7
Logan House C 12 5,577.1 8,094.3 8,371.6
Davis Varghese C 12 4,997.1 7,771.7 8,310
Ali Abi Nassif C 12 4,851.4 6,999.3 7,784.9
Team 34,751.3 50,397.5 53,202.2

Team Records[edit]

Year Meet Score Place
2019 State 53,202 1st
2018 State 52,115 2nd
2017 State 49,718 2nd
2016 State 49,637 7th
2015 State 45,089 11th
1996 State 44,871 10th
1987 Nationals 44,784 2nd
1991 State 43,699 8th
1990 State 40,427 18th
1992 State 40,180 27th

Honors[edit]

Student Year Meet Score
Brian Bell 2016 Regionals 9,302
Sophie Yangyi 2019 State 9,172
Robert Yang 2019 State 9,086
Sophie Yangyi 2018 State 9,076
Brian Bell 2015 State 8,893
Christian Onuogu 2016 State 8,729
Jeffrey Zhang 2018 State 8,668
Lana Haffar 2019 State 8,616
Kaidy Li 2017 State 8,527
William Huynh 2017 State 8,496

Scholastics[edit]

Student Year Meet Score
Samuel Steinman-Friedman 2018 State 9,188
Simon Sanchez-Paiva 2019 State 9,183
Olivia Jackson 2019 State 9,079
Allison Yelvington 2016 State 8,823
Moeez Tariq 2018 State 8,766
Vani Vellore 2018 State 8,658
Ethan Sollenberger 2019 State 8,643
Madison Gabino 2017 State 8,579
Ethan Tu 2017 Regionals 8,456
Unknown 1991 State 8,152

Varsity[edit]

Student Year Meet Score
Leighton Nylander 2018 State 8,486
Logan House 2019 State 8,372
Davis Varghese 2019 State 8,310
Leighton Nylander 2017 State 8,174
Tejas Tuppera 2018 State 7,930
Ali Abi Nassif 2019 State 7,785
Justin Bui 2016 State 7,739
Unknown 1991 State 7,590
Logan House 2018 State 7,575
Alex Huffman 2017 State 7,550