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January 16, 2013

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

Texas High School UIL Academic Program Brings Home 41 Awards for Individual and Team Events during Practice Meet

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School University Interscholastic League Academic Team members brought home 34 individual awards and seven team awards during the recent January 11th UIL Practice Meet in Mt. Pleasant.

Placement, subject and coaching information is as follows:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:
Accounting: Jessica Johnston – 4th Place; Ashley Ritchie – 5th Place; Kirstin Lowery – 6th Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Issue & Events: Chris Keith – 2nd Place; Josh Robinson – 4th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Editorial Writing: Taylor Potter – 1st Place; Sydney Schoen – 2nd Place; Morgan Williams – 4th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Feature Writing: Sydney Schoen – 1st Place; Taylor Potter – 2nd Place; Olivia Corbett – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Headline Writing: Olivia Corbett – 1st Place; Morgan Williams – 2nd Place; Taylor Potter – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

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

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

Literary Criticism: Alex Walker – 5th Place. Coached by Anne Fruge.

Mathematics: J.R. Portwood – 2nd Place; Heath Fore – 4th Place. Coached by Julie McBay. 

News Writing: Taylor Potter – 1st Place; Sydney Schoen – 2nd Place; Morgan Williams – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

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

Science: J.R. Portwood – 1st Place (12th Grade Science); Stephen Jacob – 2nd Place (10th Grade Science); Heath Fore – 5th Place (12th Grade Science); Hannah Klopper – 6th Place (12 Grade Science). Coached by Bob Harris.

Social Studies: Abigail O’Gorman – 5th Place; Michael Stanley – 6th Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

Spelling & Vocabulary: Macy Shirley – 5th Place; Bailey Vaughan – 6th Place. Coached by Monica Washington.

 

 

TEAM AWARDS:
Accounting: Team of Jessica Johnston, Kirstin Lowery, Tanner Parrott, Ashley Ritchie & Lataviunna Scott – 2nd Place. Coached by Pam Hamilton.

Current Issues & Events: Team of Chris Keith, D.J. Mack, Sandy Martinez & Josh Robinson – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

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

Literary Criticism: Team of Cortlandt Bursey-Reece; Jessi Chapman & Alex Walker – 2nd Place. Coached by Anne Fruge.

Mathematics: Team of Heath Fore, J.R. Portwood & Josh Robinson – 2nd Place. Coached by Julie McBay.

Science: Team of Heath Fore, Stephen Jacob, Hannah Klopper & J.R. Portwood – 2nd Place. Coached by Bob Harris.

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

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

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