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St. Paul students advance to state


St. Paul students who advanced to the state meet in May are (front row, l-r) Carter Brymer, Dillan Akin, Emmerson Fisher, Natalie Newton, (middle) Meagan Newton, Jayci Martinka, Ashton Kiesling, Lauren Newton, Michael Herzog, (back) Katie Henson, Emory Woods, Justin Ford, Ashton Schaefer, Mason Fisher, Luke Leschber, Garrett Woods, Colton Pitts. St. Paul students who advanced to the state meet in May are (front row, l-r) Carter Brymer, Dillan Akin, Emmerson Fisher, Natalie Newton, (middle) Meagan Newton, Jayci Martinka, Ashton Kiesling, Lauren Newton, Michael Herzog, (back) Katie Henson, Emory Woods, Justin Ford, Ashton Schaefer, Mason Fisher, Luke Leschber, Garrett Woods, Colton Pitts. THORNDALE— It wa s a record breaking year for St. Paul Lutheran School at the PSIA competition on Feb. 22 in Giddings. They entered 81 events for the competition and came away with 52 ribbons and have advanced in 20 events for State competition later in May. The school also placed second in district, the best ever finish for the school overall.

PSIA stands for Private School Interscholastic Association. It is an academic competition for home schools, parochial schools and private schools. The district competitions take place from February to March all over the state of Texas. The next step in the competition is State held in Fort Worth.


These St. Paul students participated in events at the Feb. 22 PSIA district contest. These St. Paul students participated in events at the Feb. 22 PSIA district contest. In most of the competitions both the first and second place gets to go on to state. The exception is Storytelling, where only the first place goes on to state.

St. Paul also had two pilot programs. These are being offered by some Districts with the understanding that you can’t go to State since they are not official competitions, yet. They were Mathematics for 2nd and 3rd grades and Number Sense for 2nd and 3rd grades.

The following is a list of the district results:

1st Grade

Storytelling—3. Landin Ellington.

2nd Grade

Mathematics—1. Killan Akin, 2. Dawson Gillmore, 3. Natalie Newton.

Number sense— 2. Emi ly Owen.

Spelling—1. Natalie Newton, 2. Dillan Akin, 4. Agustin Cooke.

Storytelling—1. Natalie Newton, 2. Harrison Bender.

3rd Grade

Mathematics—2. Logan Davis.

Number sense—1. Emmerson Fisher, 5. Stryker Leschber.

Ready writing—5. Emmerson Fisher.

Spelling—2. Emmerson Fisher, 6. Logan Davis.

Storytelling—2. Stryker Leschber, 5. Branson McCoy.

4th Grade

Number sense—2. Carter Brymer.

Prose interpretation—5-tie. Brianna Dee and Ethan Williamson.

Spelling—2. Michael Herzog, 3. Reina King.

5th Grade

Dictionary—1. Justin Ford, 2. Meagan Newton.

Listening skills—2. Emory Woods, 5. Landri Leschber.

Maps, graphs and charts—5. Brodie Bachmayer.

Music memory—1. Justin Ford, 5. Allison Albert.

Number sense—2. Jayci Martinka, 4. Brodie Bachmayer.

Prose interpretation—1. Katie Henson, 5. Landri Leschber.

Spelling—2. Justin Ford.

6th Grade

Maps, graphs and charts—6. Elise Biar.

On- site drawing—1. Luke Leschber.

Prose interpretation—1. Ashton Kiesling, 4. Elise Biar.

Spelling—1. Lauren Newton.

7th Grade

Dictionary skills—5. Logan Fisher.

Listening skills—5. Allison Betak.

Maps, graphs and charts—4. Ashton Albert.

Music memory—1. Garret t Woods.

Number sense—1. Mason Fisher, 2. Ashton Schaefer.

On-site drawing—6. Ashton Albert.

Prose interpretation—5. Logan Fisher.

8th Grade

Mathemathics— 4. Colton Pitts.

Maps, graphs and charts—2. Colton Pitts, 5. Brandon Williamson.

Prose interpretation—6. Joshua Iselt.


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