When you hear the words UIL State Tournaments, what first comes to mind?

Many will be drawn to athletic competitions such as football, basketball, track, baseball, or softball. Student-athletes sacrifice many long hours of work to compete at a high level in sports.

Unfortunately, students who compete at UIL Academic State competitions sometimes get overlooked. That's a shame since these students also spend countless hours training, practicing, and preparing for this high level of brain-challenging encounters.

We thought we would highlight Deep East Texas area schools and their students who excelled at the UIL Academic State Meet in Austin. Students that finished in the top ten of their competition are highlighted, as are teams that finished in the top three.

CLASS A

Spelling

  • 7th - James Barclay - Kennard
  • 8th - Harley Troy - Kennard
  • 10th - Skylar Stevenson - Kennard
  • 2nd place team - Kennard - Ryder Stafford, James Barclay, Harley Troy, Skylar Stevenson

CLASS 2A

Calculator Applications

  • STATE CHAMP - Carter Tucker - Latexo
  • 3rd - Mohammed Asad - Latexo
  • STATE CHAMP TEAM - Latexo - Kate Walker, Emma Jones, Carter Tucker, Mohammed Asad

Computer Applications

  • 2nd - Colton Theriot - Chireno
  • 3rd - Tristan Vickers - Shelbyville

Accounting

  • STATE CHAMP - Preston King - Douglass

Computer Science

    • 2nd - Khang Doan - San Augustine
    • 3rd - Brittan Nance - San Augustine
    • 9th - Autumn McCallum - San Augustine
    • STATE CHAMP TEAM - San Augustine - Miguel Mendoza, Khang Doan, Brittan Nance, Autumn McCallum

Copy Editing

  • 6th - Megan Hannah - Groveton

Editorial

  • 3rd - Brielle Theriot - Chireno
  • 5th - Megan Hannah - Groveton

Informative Speaking

  • 6th - Trevin King - Chireno

Lincoln Douglas Debate

  • 2nd - Kennedy McArthur - Shelbyville
  • 3rd - Kaden Sims - Shelbyville

Literary Criticism

  • STATE CHAMP - Mason Mosley - Groveton
  • 2nd - Lauren Gentry - Groveton
  • 3rd - Jaden Hart - Groveton
  • STATE CHAMP TEAM - Groveton - Madison Turrentine, Mason Mosley, Lauren Gentry, Jaden Hart

Mathematics

  • STATE CHAMP - Carter Tucker - Latexo
  • 2nd - Mohammed Asad - Latexo
  • 8th - Natalie Nicol - Latexo
  • 10th - Tristan Hill - Latexo
  • STATE CHAMP TEAM (12th Straight Year) - Latexo - Carter Tucker, Mohammed Asad, Natalie Nicol, Tristan Hill

Number Sense

  • 2nd - Kason Parker - Shelbyville
  • 6th - Malachi Sierra - Shelbyville
  • STATE CHAMP TEAM - Shelbyville - Aiden Swindle, Ethan Jackson, Kason Parker, Malachi Sierra

Poetry Interpretation

  • 3rd - Grace Walsh - Douglass

Prose Interpretation

  • 2nd - Eva Baker - Douglass
  • 5th - Alana Fuller - Shelbyville

Social Studies

  • 3rd - Steven Streetman - Grapeland
  • 9th - Conner St. Clair - Grapeland

Spelling

  • 9th - Sydney Shout - Timpson

Overall School Sweepstakes

  • 2nd - Shelbyville
  • 4th - Latexo
  • 9th - Groveton

Speech Team Results

  • 2nd - Shelbyville
  • 7th - Douglass

Journalism Team Results

  • 8th - Chireno, Groveton

CLASS 3A

Accounting

  • 9th - Abigail Liddle - Central
  • 10th - Mackenzie Coleman - Central
  • 3rd Team - Central - Keyla Contreras, Sergio Jimenez, Abigail Liddle, Mackenzie Coleman

Editorial

  • 6th - Annabelle Liddle - Central

Feature Writing

  • 5th - Annabelle Liddle - Central

Literary Criticism

  • 9th - Blake Cherry - Central
  • 3rd Place Team - Central - Keyla Contreras, Emily Ramos, Julia Cherry, Blake Cherry

News Writing

  • 3rd - Giselle Jaime - Central

Number Sense

  • 5th - Luke Davis - Central Heights

Spelling

  • 3rd - Luke Davis - Central Heights
  • 8th - David Coleman - Central Heights
  • 9th - Nick West - Central Heights
  • 2nd Place Team - Central Heights - Hailey Sparks, Luke Davis, David Coleman, Nick West

CLASS 4A

Ready Writing

  • 5th - Sydney Dwyer - Hudson

CLASS 5A

Current Issues and Events

  • STATE CHAMP - Justin Phillips - Nacogdoches

Ready Writing

  • 4th - Samantha McQuage - Nacogdoches

Here are some pics of the students who excelled at State. We tried our best to scour Facebook to find photos.

 

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