Students successful at district events
Even though it doesn’t feel like spring with the current cold spell upon us, spring is here with its multitude of activities and events. While we are aware of the numerous athletic events that occur this time of year, we also want to take time to highlight some of the other contest as well.
Our One Act Play cast and crew competed last week at their zone competition and advanced out of zone to the district contest. District is Wednesday, March 27 in Georgetown at Eastview High School.
Congratulations go out to our varsity boy’s golf team. They had their district tournament in Cameron on Monday and captured the district championship. Members of the golf team are Derek Walton, Mik Mader, Toby Sanders, Jacob Willingham, and Tyde Taylor. Next competition for the boys will be the regional tourney, which will be held in Brenham on April 15-16.
After leaving Cameron on Monday, I traveled to Iola to watch the junior high track teams compete in their district meet. The teams competed very hard and had many successes. It is always a joy to see the excitement and enthusiasm our young athletes bring with them to their competitions and activities.
The baseball and softball teams are in the midst of their district schedules. While the boys have not had as much success in terms of wins, they are showing improvement and compete hard. The girls will host Somerville on Thursday in a battle of teams that are undefeated in district play. Come out and support the girls in their quest to capture the district championship.
It has been a few years since the high school has competed in the Academic UIL contest. With the multitude of changes in the district this year, we got off to a late start in our preparations, but still feel it is a worthwhile endeavor and an extension of the classroom. The district contest was held this past Friday in Brenham, with Blinn College hosting the competitions.
Stonie Guthrie has qualified for regionals in Mathematics and Literary Criticism, while Lindsay Greenwelge qualified as the district champion in spelling. Also qualifying for regionals is the district champion accounting team, which is comprised of Samantha Waldrep, Kristen Polich, Kaila Heil and Allyson Steinbecker. Regional competition will be April 19 at Blinn College in Brenham.
Congratulations to all of our Academic UIL participants for helping us lay the foundation as we work to build an Academic UIL program.