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UIL Academics Wins Sweepstakes at District, Advances to Regionals
The UIL Literary Criticism team poses for the picture. They placed first place as a team at district.

The UIL Academic Team competed at Cumberland Academy on Thursday and Trinity Valley Community College in Athens on Friday. 31 total students qualified for Regionals at Texas A&M Commerce University on April 27.

“Our teams delivered, continuing a legacy of success that Lindale is known for across the state,” UIL debate sponsor JP Fugler said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the work they put in to earn the district championship.”

Lindale placed first overall with 717 points, with Canton in second with 222 points. The mathematics, computer science, journalism, literary criticism, science, and speech teams placed first as teams.

“Walking into district, I had no set expectations,” Fugler said. “This makes their success at the UIL District level even more impressive. Some events are so subjective that you never know what might happen.”

The academic events include accounting, calculator applications, computer science, journalism, current issues and events, literary criticism, mathematics, ready writing, science, and spelling. The debate events include cross-examination, Lincoln-Douglas, informative and persuasive extemporaneous, poetry, and prose.

“I’m so proud of my mathematics team because they put in a lot of hard work leading up to district,” UIL mathematics sponsor Stephanie Sembritzsky said. “The results were a reflection of their dedication.”

The teams have attended practice UIL meets since the fall in preparation for district. In addition, many teams attended after-school practices that were held throughout the school year.

“Our team has been working really hard to prepare for district,” senior UIL science member Angelina Jansen said. “We are now working hard to prepare for regionals, and I’m excited to see how we do.”

Regional Qualifiers

  • Aden Ramsey – Current Events and Literary Criticism
  • Alyssa Starkey – Spelling
  • Andrea Hernandez – News Writing
  • Angelina Jansen – Science
  • Anthony Shoukry – Number Sense, Math, Science
  • Audrey Ratliff – LD Debate
  • Cash Russell – Science
  • Connor Stevens – LD Debate
  • Emma Dilley – Spelling
  • Ethan Barchak – Informative
  • Haylie Maccalous – Prose
  • Jacob Groth – Calculator, Computer Science, Math
  • Jaida Jones – Ready Writing, News Writing, Headline Writing
  • Jakob Davenport – Persuasive
  • Jason Buttram – Literary Criticism, Poetry (Alternate)
  • John Rasbury – Computer Science
  • Josey Derosier – Editorial Writing
  • Julia Montgomery – Copy Editing, Editorial Writing, Headline Writing
  • Kaden Strickland – Calculator, Number Sense
  • Kaylee Kelley – Spelling
  • Keren Lee – Copy Editing
  • Kylon Kincade – Informative (Alternate)
  • Laura Whatley – Literary Criticism
  • Lilyana Permenter – Literary Criticism
  • Madison Barnes – Informative, LD Debate
  • Micah Spencer – Computer Science
  • Morgan Myrick – Spelling
  • Odin Burks – Calculator, Computer Science, Math Number Sense, Persuasive
  • Owen Bewersdorf – Accounting, Calculator, Math, Number Sense
  • Sarah Sundholm – Poetry
  • Sydney Hines – Copy Editing, Feature, Headline (Alternate)
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Andrea Hernandez
Andrea Hernandez, Managing Editor of News
Andrea is a junior and is the news editor for the Eagle Eye. She is currently in National Honor Society and participates in robotics. She also hopes to attend UT Austin to pursue a career in the medical field.

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