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March 31, 2014

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

Sixteen THS UIL Academic Students Score Top Placement during District 14-4A Competition; Eleven Advance to Regional Competition

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School UIL Academic Team members scored top placements, along with an overall Third Place finish during the District 14-4A University Interscholastic League Academic Meet held on March 29.

Those students earning individual 1st, 2nd or 3rd place will now advance to the Region II UIL Meet on May 2-3 in Arlington, TX. Additionally, the Social Studies Team, who scored in the state Top Ten, will advance to the Regional Meet.

Placements, subjects and coaches are as follows:

Accounting: Kaulyn Loe – 4th Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Issues & Events: David Mitchell – 4th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Editorial Writing: Sydney Schoen – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Feature Writing: Taylor Potter – 1st Place; Olivia Corbett – 3rd Place; Sydney Schoen – 4th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Headline Writing: Morgan Williams – 1st Place; Taylor Potter – 2nd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Journalism: Team of Olivia Corbett, Taylor Potter, Sydney Schoen, Morgan Williams – 1st Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Informative Speaking: J.B. Wells – 2nd Place; Robert Hoover – 3rd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Lincoln Douglas Debate: J.B. Wells – 1st Place; Josh Robinson – 3rd Place. Team of Jillian Cheney, Keyerra Harfield, Robert Hoover, Josh Robinson & J.B. Wells – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

News Writing: Taylor Potter – 1st Place; Sydney Schoen – 5th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Persuasive Speaking: Jillian Cheney – 3rd Place; Josh Robinson – 6th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Poetry Interpretation: Keyerra Harfield – 4th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Ready Writing: Anna Kate Cannon – 4th Place. Coached by Holly Mooneyham.

Social Studies: Haley Rogers – 4th Place; Peter Garrett – 6th Place. Team of Peter Garrett, Alex Markham & Haley Rogers – 2nd Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

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