YHS qualifies eight for UIL regionals

From Staff Reports

Apr. 12, 2007 - Eight students from Yantis High School earned the right to compete at this weekend's Regional Academic UIL Meet at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches by earning first through third place honors at the district meet. The spelling and vocabulary team also won the school's fifth consecutive district championship title.

The team of Ervin Sanchez, Jordan Kenney and Shelby Allen defeated the second-ranked spelling and vocabulary team from Cumby by 93 points. Sanchez earned second, Kenney third and Allen fourth individually in the contest.

District champions Holly Madden and Rachel Spurgeon will make their second appearance at the regional meet. Madden is advancing by earning top honors in headline writing, and Spurgeon took top honors in ready writing. 

Amanda McKinney also advanced to region after taking third in both feature writing and headline writing.

Other journalism wins which helped contribute to the district's second place team ranking included MacKenzie A. Apel, fifth in feature writing; Jamie L. Gilliland, sixth in editorial writing; and Stephanie B. Hogg, fourth news writing.

Frank Aven and Andrew Moore will compete in the regional contest after earning second and third place, respectively, in current issues and events. The pair were also part of the second place current issues team, as was James Brooks, who earned fifth individually in the category. Brooks also placed fifth in social studies.

Other students recognized for individual awards included Rebekah Spurgeon, sixth in ready writing; Rachel Spurgeon, sixth in literary criticism; Shelby Allen, fourth, and Amanda McKinney, fifth in computer applications; Wade Phillips, fifth in number sense; Kaylyn M. Williams, fourth place in prose interpretation; and Cory B. Ward, fourth place science, which helped earn a second place award for the science team).

All regional competitors, except Aven, a senior, will be eligible to compete in UIL next year, according to UIL sponsor Chip Mathews.

Eight Yantis High School UIL competitors are advancing to regional competition this weekend. Pictured left to right are: (front) Shelby Allen, Amanda McKinney and Holly Madden; (back) Rachel Spurgeon, Frank Aven, Andrew Moore, Ervin Sanchez and Jordan Kenney.

YHS qualifies eight for UIL regionals

From Staff Reports

Eight students from Yantis High School earned the right to compete at this weekend's Regional Academic UIL Meet at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches by earning first through third place honors at the district meet. The spelling and vocabulary team also won the school's fifth consecutive district championship title.

The team of Ervin Sanchez, Jordan Kenney and Shelby Allen defeated the second-ranked spelling and vocabulary team from Cumby by 93 points. Sanchez earned second, Kenney third and Allen fourth individually in the contest.

District champions Holly Madden and Rachel Spurgeon will make their second appearance at the regional meet. Madden is advancing by earning top honors in headline writing, and Spurgeon took top honors in ready writing. 

Amanda McKinney also advanced to region after taking third in both feature writing and headline writing.

Other journalism wins which helped contribute to the district's second place team ranking included MacKenzie A. Apel, fifth in feature writing; Jamie L. Gilliland, sixth in editorial writing; and Stephanie B. Hogg, fourth news writing.

Frank Aven and Andrew Moore will compete in the regional contest after earning second and third place, respectively, in current issues and events. The pair were also part of the second place current issues team, as was James Brooks, who earned fifth individually in the category. Brooks also placed fifth in social studies.

Other students recognized for individual awards included Rebekah Spurgeon, sixth in ready writing; Rachel Spurgeon, sixth in literary criticism; Shelby Allen, fourth, and Amanda McKinney, fifth in computer applications; Wade Phillips, fifth in number sense; Kaylyn M. Williams, fourth place in prose interpretation; and Cory B. Ward, fourth place science, which helped earn a second place award for the science team).

All regional competitors, except Aven, a senior, will be eligible to compete in UIL next year, according to UIL sponsor Chip Mathews.

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