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February 5, 2013

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

Texas High UIL Academic Team Earns Second Place Overall with Members Capturing Forty-Six Medals

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School University Interscholastic League Academic Team members garnered the Second Place Overall Team Award during the Tiger Invitational UIL Practice Meet in Texarkana, Texas on February 1.

The twenty-three participating students from THS were awarded forty-six medals for individual and team participation.

Placement, subject and coaching information is as follows:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

Accounting: Tanner Parrott – 4th Place; Ashley Ritchie – 5th Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Issues & Events: Chris Keith – 1st Place; D.J. Mack – 2nd Place; Nick Sehy – 4th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

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

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

Headline Writing: Morgan Williams – 1st Place; Taylor Potter – 5th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Informative Speaking: J.B. Wells – 1st Place; Robert Hoover – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate: J.B. Wells – 3rd Place; Josh Robinson – 6th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp. 

Literary Criticism: Cortlandt Bursey-Reece – 6th Place. Coached by Anne Fruge.

Mathematics: J.R. Portwood – 3rd Place. Coached by Julie McBay.

News Writing: Sydney Schoen – 1st Place; Taylor Potter – 2nd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Number Sense: Selwin George – 3rd Place (10th Grade). Coached by Amanda Wood.

Persuasive Speaking: Riden Reiter – 1st Place; Paige Oliver – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Science: Selwin George – 1st Place (10th Grade). Coached by Bob Harris.

Social Studies: Nick Sehy – 6th Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

Spelling & Vocabulary: Macy Shirley – 5th Place. Coached by Monica Washington.

 

TEAM AWARDS:

Accounting: Team of Jessica Johnston, Tanner Parrott & Ashley Ritchie – 2nd Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Issues & Events: Team of Chris Keith, D.J. Mack & Nick Sehy – 1st Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

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

Literary Criticism: Team of Courtlandt Bursey-Reece, Heather Lanier & Alex Walker – 2nd Place. Coached by Anne Fruge.

Speech: Team of Robert Hoover, Paige Oliver, Riden Reiter, Josh Robinson & J.B. Wells – 1st Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Spelling & Vocabulary: Team of Macy Shirley, Aimee Tran, Bailey Vaughan & Linette Westley – 2nd Place. Coached by Monica Washington.

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