UIL academic team heads to regionals

UIL academic team heads to regionals

The UIL academic team will be advancing to the regional competition Saturday in Denton. Advancing are (front) Morgan Williams, Sydney Schoen, Heather Lanier, (second row) Victor Wedding, Emily Hoover, Taylor Potter, (third row) Abigail O’Gorman, Carlye Hudspeth, Alex Walker, (back row) JB Wells and Brian Berry.

Story by Taylor Potter, staff writer

After competing in the district meet in March, many of the UIL academic competitors will advance to the regional meet on Saturday in Denton. At the district meet, the team took home second place, as well as individual and team awards.
Individual and team awards were as follows:

Accounting: Hunter Bobo, sixth place. Second place team: Hunter Bobo, Alex McBay, Shakayla Scott.

Current Issues: Bryan Berry, second place; Clayten Simpson, fifth place. Second place team: Bryan Berry, Clayten Simpson, Dylan Buchanan.

Editorial Writing: Emily Hoover, first place; Taylor Potter, third place; Sydney Schoen, fifth place.

Feature Writing: Taylor Potter, first place; Sydney Schoen, second place; Carlye Hudspeth, sixth place.

Headline Writing: Morgan Williams, third place; Emily Hoover, fourth place.

Informative Speaking: JB Wells, third place.

Journalism: First place team: Emily Hoover, Carlye Hudspeth, Taylor Potter, Sydney Schoen, Morgan Williams.

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

News Writing: Taylor Potter, first place; Carlye Hudspeth, second place; Sydney Schoen, third place.

Persuasive Speaking: Paige Oliver, sixth place.

Poetry Interpretation: Tara Clem, fourth place.

Social Studies: Abigail O’Gorman, first place; Victor Wedding, sixth place. Second place team: Abigail O’Gorman, Victor Wedding, Meagan Hunt, Heather Lanier.

Spelling and Vocabulary: Macy Shirley, fifth place.

The one-act play cast performed “Dearly Departed” April 2 in Denison. Peter Garrett received All-Star Cast; Adam Graves received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast; and Kato Brown received the Technical Crew Award.

The following students will be advancing to the regional meet: Bryan Berry in current issues; Emily Hoover in editorial writing and literary criticism; Taylor Potter in editorial writing, feature writing and news writing; Sydney Schoen in feature writing and news writing; Morgan Williams in headline writing; Carlye Hudspeth in news writing; JB Wells in informative speaking; Abigail O’Gorman in social studies; Alex Walker in literary criticism; Victor Wedding in literary criticism; and Heather Lanier in literary criticism.