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February 28, 2014

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Forty-two Awards Earned by Texas High School UIL Academic Team Members during recent Competition Meets

Texarkana, TX – During recent meets in Queen City, Sulphur Springs and Texarkana, Texas High School University Interscholastic League Academic Team members earned 38 individual awards and four team awards.

Placement, subject and coaching information is as follows:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:
Accounting: Kaulyn Loe – 1st Place; Misty Morris – 2nd Place; Tanner Parrott – 3rd Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Calculator: Natalie Portwood – 1st Place (10th Grade); Ka Ho Li – 2nd Place (11th Grade); Tucker Douglass – 3rd Place (9th Grade). Coached by Amanda Bickham.

Current Events: David Mitchell – 1st Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Editorial Writing: Taylor Potter – 1st Place (Sulphur Springs & Texarkana Meets). Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Feature Writing: Taylor Potter – 1st Place (Texarkana Meet); Taylor Potter – 2nd Place (Sulphur Springs Meet); Sydney Schoen – 3rd Place; Lauren Potter – 6th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Headline Writing: Morgan Williams – 1st Place; Taylor Potter – 3rd Place (Sulphur Springs & Texarkana Meets). Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Informative Speaking: Robin Cooper – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: Josh Robinson – 2nd Place; J.B. Wells – 3rd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Literary Criticism: Cortlandt Bursey-Reece – 1st Place; Savannah Pritchard – 3rd Place; Brianna O’Shaughnessy – 4th Place. Coached by Anne Fruge.

Mathematics: J.R. Portwood – 1st Place (12th Grade); Natalie Portwood – 1st Place (10th Grade); Ka Ho Li – 1st Place (11th Grade); Tucker Douglass – 2nd Place (9th Grade); Ka Ho Li- 5th Place (11th Grade). Coached by Julie McBay.

News Writing: Sydney Schoen – 2nd Place; Taylor Potter – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Ready Writing: Leah Crenshaw – 1st Place; Haley Rogers – 3rd Place; Brianna O’Shaughnessy – 6th Place. Coached by Holly Mooneyham.

Science: Tucker Douglass – 1st Place (9th Grade); Ka Ho Li – 1st Place (11th Grade); Natalie Portwood – 2nd Place (10th Grade). Coached by Bob Harris.

Social Studies: Haley Rogers – 1st Place; Alex Markham – 2nd Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

Spelling & Vocabulary: Kyleah Walton – 1st Place. Coached by Sam Tirrito.

TEAM AWARDS:
Accounting: Team of Kaulyn Loe, Misty Morris & Tanner Parrot – 1st Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Events: Team of Israel Arias, D.J. Mack & David Mitchell – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Journalism: Team of Lauren Potter, Taylor Potter, Sydney Schoen & Morgan Williams – 2nd Place.

Math & Science: Team of Tucker Douglass, Ka Ho Li & Natalie Portwood – 2nd Place for Division 1 Overall. Coached by Amanda Bickham and Marvin Harris.

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