Meet Kolton Kaminski

By Joan Frances | Photos by Alisa Murray Photography –

Kolton Kaminski

As a senior at Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA), Kolton Kaminski has achieved unprecedented success in every aspect of his high school career. He has excelled at academics, extracurricular activities, philanthropic endeavors and sports, and he will continue to impact this world in the future.

Kolton has taken Advanced Placement subjects throughout his four years and is the salutatorian of his graduating class. He is a member of the National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, chaplin of the National Honor Society, Student Council President and Class Representative for the Spanish Club. He is affiliated with the Interact Club, the Student Leadership University and the National Youth Leadership Council.

Kolton has received numerous awards throughout his high school career including the AP U.S. History Award, the AP English Language Student Award and the Soaring Eagle Award bestowed to one student annually for exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. His leadership skills are insightful. “It is always fulfilling to resolve problems that affect your peers,” shared Kolton. “I believe that high school should be an enjoyable experience for students, and I believe that student leadership creates a more engaging learning and social environment in schools.”

Kolton’s favorite teacher is his junior Bible teacher, Mr. Wes Pogue.  “Mr. Pogue has been one of the best mentors I have ever had and continually supports me through any troubles. He really knows how to encourage someone to be their best.”

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Kolton has been involved in the Theater department since sixth grade. He was on the first theatre team to win the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) State One Act Play Competition in the school’s entire history. He received Honorable Mention TAPPS One Act Play State in 2016 and 2017 and the All-Star Cast Award this year, and he is a member of the International Thespian Society. Kolton also received first place in the 2017 TAPPS State Ready-Writing Competition.

One value that Kolton lives by is commitment. “I genuinely believe that the most successful people in the world do not always have to be the smartest; they just have to be willing to work harder than anyone else around them. These are the kinds of principles that my parents instilled in me from a very young age.”

Kolton was also active in sports.   He was a member of the junior varsity basketball, varsity soccer and varsity cross country teams. As a member of these teams, he developed valuable friendships during his years at FBCA. “My friends have been the best influence on my life during high school,” said Kolton. “The memories created with them will definitely be one of my most treasured possessions in the future. I have gone to school with some of these people for the past 13 years. Many of them have become more like family than anything else.”

Four years ago, Kolton created a youth fellowship group with several of his friends called P251 based on Psalms 25:1, which says “Unto thee, Oh Lord, do I lift up my soul.” He used this as an opportunity to create a safe environment for kids to talk about their struggles. Membership has grown to about 80 individuals.

When not busy at school, Kolton volunteers his free time to serve his community. He has participated in mission trips to Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic at Doulos Discovery School, Praying Pelicans in Florida and Mission to the World in North Carolina, where he devoted many hours to helping children in need.

In the fall, Kolton will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and will major in Unspecified Business at the McCombs School of Business. Congratulations Kolton for your intuitive spirit and generous heart. Good luck as you take the next step to an exciting future.