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Saltillo High junior advances to state academic UIL

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Saltillo High School will be sending one student to the state academic UIL meet in Austin later this week.

Junior Michael Simmons earned the right to compete at state by earning second place honors in headline writing at the regional meet last week. 

“We are very proud of him here at Saltillo ISD and he is very excited about going,” said Saltillo UIL Coordinator Johnna West.

Simmons advanced to region after winning second place honors at district in headline writing. He also qualified to compete in persuasive speaking at region by winning first place honors at district.

He wasn’t the only student to advance to region. The journalism team which won first place honors at district competition, also had several other members place high enough at district to advance to region.

Advancing to region in feature writing after winning first through third respectively at district were Cheyenne Neal, Brenda Castro and Shelby Matlock. Castro and Matlock also advanced in news writing after earning first and second at district. Neal also advanced to region after placing second and Rainie English third in editorial writing.

The current issues and events team also earned top honors at district, advancing them to region. Ryan Prewitt won first place honors, Matthew Gurley second place honors, Branson McGill third place honors and McKenna Wiler was recognized for placing sixth in current issues.

Ana Gallegos earned third place honors in calculator applications at district, advancing her to region.

Trevor Moore earned second place in number sense, qualifying him for region.

Zane Underwood also earned first place honors at district, qualifying him for region.

Simmons was the only student from Saltillo to score high enough at region to advance to the State UIL Academic contest on Friday, April 21.

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