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UIL team finishes third at practice meet

UIL team finishes third at practice meet

The UIL academics team took home third place overall at a practice meet in Mount Pleasant on Jan. 6-7.

UIL Academic Coordinator Elaine Harrell was pleased about the team’s overall performance.

“This was our first meet of the season and our team performed wonderfully,” Harrell said. “I think our UIL academic team and coaches will be a winning force at district, region and state this year.”

Individual and team awards were as follows:

Jonathan Luna, fifth place.

Current Events: Bryan Berry, third place; Dylan Buchanan, fourth place; Clayten Simpson, fifth place. First place team: Bryan Berry, Dylan Buchanan, Clayten Simpson, Celeste Henderson, Alexis Williams.

Editorial Writing:
Morgan Williams, third place.

Feature Writing: Carlye Hudspeth, second place; Brianna Sellers, sixth place.

Headline Writing: Emily Hoover, second place; Carlye Hudspeth, fifth place.

Informative Speaking:
JB Wells, fifth place.

LD Debate: Paige Oliver, third place (perfect speaker points).

Literary Criticism: Emily Hoover, first place. Second place team: Emily Hoover, Jessi Chapman, Heather Lanier, Victor Wedding, Alex Walker.

Mathematics: Jonathan Luna, fourth place.

News Writing: Morgan Williams, first place; Carlye Hudspeth, fifth place.

Persuasive Speaking: Riden Reiter, first place; Paige Oliver, second place.

Science: Jonathan Luna, fourth place.

Social Studies: Abigail O’Gorman, third place; Victor Wedding, fourth place. First place team: Abigail O’Gorman, Victor Wedding, Sherry Phillips, Heather Lanier.

Spelling and Vocabulary: Macy Shirley, fourth place. Second place team: Macy Shirley, Courtney Ray, Ashley Westley.

The next UIL meet will be Friday and Saturday at North Lamar High School.

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