PRESS RELEASE


April 1, 2015

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

Top Placement Earned by THS UIL Academic Students during District 15-5A Competition

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School UIL Academic Team members scored top placements, along with an overall Fourth Place finish during the District 15-5A University Interscholastic League Academic Meet held on March 28.

Those students earning individual 1st, 2nd or 3rd place will now advance to the Region II UIL Meet on April 23-24 in Nacogdoches, 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 – 5th Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Issues & Events: David Mitchell – 4th Place. Coached by Chad Evans.

Editorial Writing: Anna Cannon – 5th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Feature Writing: Anna Cannon – 1st Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Headline Writing: Brianna O’Shaughnessy – 4th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Informative Speaking: Robert Hoover – 3rd Place; Robin Cooper – 5th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Persuasive Speaking: Jillian Cheney – 2nd Place; Caleb Snow – 4th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Poetry Interpretation: Caroline Parks – 1st Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Prose Interpretation: Sidney McGough – 4th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Ready Writing: Leah Crenshaw – 4th Place; Haley Rogers – 5th Place. Coached by Holly Mooneyham.

Social Studies: Haley Rogers – 3rd Place; Alex Markham – 4th Place; Madison Maynard – 6th Place. Team of Alex Markham, Madison Maynard, Haley Rogers & Jay Williamson – 1st Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

Speech: Team of Jillian Cheney, Robin Cooper, Robert Hoover, Sidney McGough, Caroline Parks & Caleb Snow – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

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