St. Paul students win fourth at meet
THORNDALE—What an amazing day. Each year I am impressed with the students of St. Paul, who step up and do a wonderful job of representing our school at the PSIA competition. The competition was held in Giddings at Immanuel Lutheran School on Feb. 28. PSIA stands for Private School Interscholastic Association. It is an academic competition between schools much like UIL competition.
The students go and compete in different areas with some competing in more than one event. Many of our students are going on to compete at the State competition in Fort Worth at TCU (Texas Christian University) later this year. I am proud of all the students who participated and did their very best competing against other schools and home schools.
The following students will be heading to Fort Worth for PSIA State Competition later this year. They are Agustin Cooke, Ashton Kiesling, Ashton Schaefer, Brodie Bachmayer, Cohen Moss, Dawson Gillmore, Emmerson Fisher, Haleigh Moehling, Jeovany Navarro, Justin Ford (two events), Katie Henson, Madison Masek and Stryker Leschber.
The following students are alternates for the State Competition. They are Jenna Frias, Emmerson Fisher, Garrett Bernstein and Mason Fisher.
The following students were awarded a ribbon at the competition. We have a total of 42 ribbons.
Storytelling— Cohen Moss, first; Payton Gillmore, third.
Number sense—Lily Churchman, fourth.
Spelling—Mason Masek, first.
Storytelling— Haleigh Moehling, first; Jenna Frias, second.
Mathematics— Dawson Gillmore, second; Natalie Newton, sixth.
Number sense—Dawson Gillmore, third; Landri Martinka, fourth.
Ready writing—Natalie Newton, fourth; Landri Martinka, fifth.
Spelling—Agustin Cooke, first.
Dictionary skills—Emmerson Fisher, first; Stryker Leschber, second; Branson McCoy, sixth.
Poetry interpretation— Katie Henson, first; Stryker Leschber, fifth; Branson McCoy, sixth.
Number sense— Emmerson Fisher, sixth.
Spelling— Emmerson Fisher, third; Dean Johnson, fourth; Logan Davis, fifth.
Number sense— Carter Brymer, fourth.
Spelling—Ashley Pesl, fifth.
Dictionary skills—Justin Ford, first; Meagan Newton, fourth.
Maps, graphs and charts— Brodie Bachmayer, first; Garrett Bernstein, third; Landri Leschber, fifth.
Music memory—Justin Ford, second.
On- site drawing—Jeovany Navarro, second.
Poetry interpretation— Ally Page, fourth; Allison Albert, fifth.
Poetry interpretation—Ashton Kiesling, second.
Spelling— Lauren Newton, sixth.
Listening skills—Allison Betak, sixth.
Maps, graphs and charts— Ashton Albert, fourth.
Number sense— Ashton Schaefer, second; Mason Fisher, third; Lane Niemtschk, sixth.
Poetry interpretation—Logan Fisher, sixth.
The students have been working hard since October getting ready for the competition. They are not the only ones. A huge “thanks” goes out to all of the coaches for these events. We couldn’t do as well as we do without their dedication and extra time spent coaching and encouraging their students.
A huge “thanks” also goes out to all those who helped with the competition on Friday. They come to PSIA and either grade, judge, assist in running a competition or directing a contest. We are very thankful to have you all come and support us through the competition and lend us a helping hand. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Thanks should also go out to Immanuel Giddings who has run this event successfully now for many years.
Each placement adds points to our overall school placing. I am proud to announce that we have earned a fourth place out of 10 schools. Congratulations to all the participants, coaches, faculty and parents. Thanks for another great year.