UIL Academics competes in District
March 28, 2018
Nine students will be advancing to compete in Regionals, which will be held at Texas A&M Commerce on April 14. These students participated in District meet held in Spring Hill on March 21.
“I’m proud of the dedication of the students, especially taking their weekend’s up,” computer apps coach Sherry Lockman said. “I so want them to do well at the Regionals. But I know they will have fun.”
Prior to District, UIL participants received the opportunity to compete in several practice meets held across East Texas. These meets were held in Lindale, Hallsville, and Whitehouse.
“During the practice meets I would compete in News Writing, but I was never confident,” senior Dayana Sanchez. “However, when I competed in Headline Writing during District, I felt better. I ended up placing!”
After having competing experience in these meets, the students were all ready for District. All in all, our school retained twenty medals in total.
“I was happy with the results since I did better than expected,” senior Cameron Stephens.
The following students placed and will be advancing to Regionals:
Cameron Stephens – 2nd Computer Applications; 4th Literary Criticism
Jackie Lopez – 1st place Computer Applications
Krystal Loredo – 4th place Computer Applications
Bailey Green – 1st place News Writing; 1st place Headline Writing
Ankit Chahal – 4th place News Writing
Carlie Massey – 3rd place Feature Writing
Nicholas Hoskins – 1st place Biology
Dayton McElyea – 2nd place Editorial Writing
Mikaila Williams – 3rd place Editorial Writing
The following students placed in district:
Mackenna Watkins – 6th place Spelling
Faith Jones – 5th place Feature Writing
Dayana Sanchez – 5th place Headline Writing
Mikaila Williams – 6th place Headline Writing
Dayton McElyea – 6th place Ready Writing
Lexus Harrington – 5th place Literary Criticism
KHS Journalism Team – 1st place Team
KHS Science Team – 3rd place Team
Madeline McCrory – 2nd place Copy Editing
Samantha Linkinhoker – 3rd place Copy Editing
Bailey Green – 4th place Copy Editing