PRESS RELEASE


April 1, 2013

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

THS Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team Sweeps District Meet - Eight Advancing to Regionals

Texarkana, TX – The Texas High School University Interscholastic League Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team swept all three places during the District 14-4A UIL Academic Meet held on March 22-23. Overall, the THS Academic Team garnered a 4th Place finish.

Sixteen students received top placements during the meet with eight of the students advancing to the Regional UIL Meet in ten events. The meet will be on April 19 – 20 in Arlington, TX.

Placements, subjects and coaches are as follows:
Current Events: Nick Sehy – 3rd Place; Chris Keith – 6th Place; Team of Chris Keith, D.J. Mack, Josh Robinson & Nick Sehy – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Editorial Writing: Sydney Schoen – 4th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

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

Headline Writing: Morgan Williams – 2nd Place; Taylor Potter – 5th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Informative Speaking: J. B. Wells – 3rd Place; Chris Keith – 5th Place; Robert Hoover – 6th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Lincoln Douglas Debate: Paige Oliver – 1st Place; J.B. Wells – 2nd Place; Josh Robinson – 3rd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

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

One-Act Play: Ramsey Anderson – All Star Cast; Kato Brown – All Star Crew; Cara Fowler – Honorable Mention All Star Cast. Directed by Micah McBay. 

Persuasive Speaking: Paige Oliver – 2nd Place; Riden Reiter – 5th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp. 

Poetry Interpretation: Keyerra Harfield – 6th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Ready Writing: Leah Crenshaw – 2nd Place. Coached Holly Lacefield.

Speech: Team of Keyerra Harfield, Robert Hoover, Chris Keith, Paige Oliver, Riden Reiter, Josh Robinson & J. B. Wells – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp

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