UIL State

2nd Place UIL State Speech Team!

With 78 total sweepstakes points, the Speech Team came in 2nd in the state with only 2 points from 1st after a tie breaker that went to the other school that won first.

With CX Debate, Calculator Applications, and One Act Play successes at State as well as the results below, our UIL Academics team placed 3rd in the state after this week’s meet. Going in to UIL State trailing the 2nd place team, Highland Park, by 65 points, the speech/debate students competing set out to make the race a close one.  The team finished 3rd overall with 115 points missing 2nd by only 3 points. Please give all of these students and their coaches well deserved praise!
LD debate
  • 3rd place – Kaleb Simes
  • 5th place – Alec Antonakakis
Persuasive Speaking
  • 5th place – Zane Smith
Poetry Interpretation
  • 2nd place – Julia VanDuren
  • 5th place – Logan Riseling
Prose Interpretation
  • 3rd – Josie Loving
  • 4th – Myah Durham
Also competing as part of the top 12 in the State, but not medaling in the Top 6, was Bryan Derebery. He and his partner, Emma Herring, won the silver medal in State in CX earlier in the year.