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BHS UIL Academic Team Rolls Through District 8-AA Championship
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • Posted April 5, 2012

Winning first place in 12 of 23 events, the Blanco High School UIL Academic Team rolled to the District 8-AA championship in events held March 21-31. The team’s nearest competition was Harper, who finished 265 points behind.

Leading the way were sophomore Kristin Watt with 56 points in seven events and Junior Jacob Hallenberger with 53 points in five events. A total of 45 students, about 15% of the high school, placed in a contest.

Students who placed first through third have qualified for the Region I-AA Meet at Odessa College on April 20-21. First place team members also qualified. Teams who placed second and students who placed fourth will serve as alternates. A complete list of winners follows.

Final point totals for district schools were:

Blanco – 637, Harper – 372, Comfort – 204, Ingram Tom Moore – 131, and Junction – 105

Individual results were:

Albrecht, Annie – Editorial Writing 1st, Headline Writing 2nd, and CX Debate 1st

Aly, Alina – Feature Writing 4th and Poetry Interpretation 3rd

Baker, Tate – Lincoln Douglas Debate 2nd

Barnes, Zachariah – Current Issues Team 1st

Barnett, Chris – Current Issues 3rd, Social Studies 1st, Current Issues Team 1st, and Social Studies Team 1st

Barnett, Natalie – Persuasive Speaking 1st

Burkhart, Echoe – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast

Button, Mekala – Prose Interpretation 2nd

Childress, Colton – Number Sense 5th, Number Sense Team 2nd

Cox, Madelyn – Literary Criticism 5th, Literary Criticism Team 2nd, and Best Actress

Culton, Callie – Calculator Applications 3rd and Calculator Team 1st

Dowlearn, Rebecca – Spelling and Vocabulary 1st, Mathematics Team 2nd, and Number Sense Team 2nd

Eyzeguirre, Connor – Current Issues 6th and Current Issues Team 1st

Fink, Frankie – Number Sense 6th, Mathematics Team 2nd, and Number Sense Team 2nd

Griffin, Annabeth – Lincoln Douglas Debate 3rd and Honorable Mention All-Star Cast

Griffin, Kathleen – Prose Interpretation 1st and Literary Criticism Team 2nd

Guinn, Braxton – Current Issues 1st, Informative Speaking 4th, Social Studies 3rd, Current Issues Team 1st, and Social Studies Team 1st

Hallenberger, Jacob – Calculator Applications 1st, Calculator Team 1st, Computer Applications 3rd, Computer Science 3rd, Mathematics 3rd, Number Sense 4th, Computer Science Team 1st, Mathematics Team 2nd, and Number Sense Team 2nd

Hicks, Destiny – Accounting 3rd and Accounting Team 2nd

Hogan, Marina – Persuasive Speaking 3rd, Social Studies 5th, and Social Studies Team 1st

Isenberg, Sam – All-Star Cast

Kirkscey, Eleanor – Literary Criticism 3rd, News Writing 3rd, Literary Criticism Team 2nd, CX Debate 1st

Koehl, Paxston – Poetry Interpretation 4th and Honorable Mention All-Star Cast

Liesmann-Slimp, Justis – Computer Applications 4th

McCaslin, Joshua – Informative Speaking 5th

Miller, Donald – Poetry Interpretation 5th

Morgan, Tina – Computer Applications 6th

Nabers, Kellam – Best Actor

Nance, Callie – CX Debate 2nd

O’Rear, Michael – Computer Science 1st and Computer Science Team 1st

Primeaux, Samantha – Feature Writing 3rd, Lincoln Douglas Debate 1st, Mathematics 2nd, and Mathematics Team 2nd

Ruiz, Jessie – Accounting Team 2nd

Salazar, Luis – Accounting Team 2nd and Accounting 5th

Schwind, Kelsey – Calculator Team 1st

Stephens, Ashlyn – Informative Speaking 2nd

Taylor, Kendle – Accounting Team 2nd and Accounting 6th

Watt, Kristin – Editorial Writing 4th, News Writing 2nd, Persuasive Speaking 2nd, Ready Writing 1st, Social Studies 6th, and Social Studies Team 1st

Wilson, Maegan – Calculator Applications 2nd, Computer Science 2nd, Calculator Team 1st, Computer Science Team 1st, and Literary Criticism Team 2nd

One-Act Play Cast/Crew – Albrecht, Annie • Aly, Alina • Arlitt, Emmalee • Arlitt, Robbie • Bagley, Shane • Baker, Tate • Burkhart, Echoe • Cox, Madelyn • Dillard, Quinn • Griffin, Annabeth • Griffin, Kathleen • Isenberg, Sam • Kasberg, Celia • Kirkscey, Eleanor • Koehl, Paxston • Krist, Sophia • Miller, Donald • Nabers, Kellam • Troublefield, Jurnee • Watt, Kristin • Wilson, Maegan

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