Shelbyville Academic UIL Team Sweeps District 22-2A Meet

March 30, 2015 - Shelbyville High School competed in the District 22-2A Academic UIL Spring Meet held at SFA on March 26, 2015. Shelbyville competitors are District Champions and qualified thirty students in twenty-one events for the Regional Meet. Kylee Windham received the plaque for District 22AA High Point Individual by scoring an impressive seventy-five individual points when she placed first in Ready Writing, Feature Writing, News Writing, Headline Writing and Editorial Writing.

District 22AA Schools and Total Points Earned

Shelbyville - 686.00 
Timpson    - 289.00
Joaquin    - 188.50
Beckville    - 162.00 
Martinsville - 97.50

Shelbyville students who received medals at the district meet include:

First Place
Ali Baty – Computer Applications, Altobeli Caporali – Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Spelling & Vocabulary, Caleigh Sparks – Current Issues & Events, Harlie Hagler – Informative Speaking, Kaci Griffin – Lincoln Douglas Debate, Kylee Windham – Ready Writing, Headline Writing, News Writing, Feature Writing, Editorial Writing, Perla Caporali – Literary Criticism, Sam Windham – Computer Science, Savannah Talbert – Persuasive Speaking, Ty Fox – Number Sense

Second Place
Altobeli Caporali – Number Sense, Sam Windham – Lincoln Douglas Debate, Dee Osby – Computer Applications, Devenne Smith – Informative Speaking, Hannah Nicosia – Literary Criticism, Harlie Hagler - Mathematics, Kaci Griffin – Persuasive Speaking, Lindsey Holbrook – Editorial Writing, Madison Taylor – Poetry Interpretation, Mariana Mendoza – Calculator Applications, Mikel Carter – Social Studies, Odalis Martinez – Accounting

Third Place
Austin Crocker – Lincoln Douglas Debate, Christian Schilder – Number Sense, Jake Bragg – Informative Speaking, Madison Taylor – Persuasive Speaking, Ty Fox – Computer Science

Fourth Place
Caleigh Sparts – Social Studies, Christasha Johnson – Calculator Applications, Harlie Hagler – Number Sense, Kaitlin Campbell – Prose Interpretation, Kamaryn Smith – Poetry Interpretation, Lindsey Holbrook – Feature Writing, Raylen Black – Literary Criticism, Sam Windham - Science, Tristan Smith – Ready Writing, Ty Fox – Spelling & Vocabulary

Fifth Place
Ryan Alvis – Spelling & Vocabulary, Tristan Smith – Editorial Writing, Headline Writing

Sixth Place
Courtney Bass – Accounting, Vivian Mendoza - Accounting, Cleosha Jeter - Mathematics, Lindsey Holbrook – News Writing

First Place Team
Altobeli Caporali, Mariana Mendoza, Christasha Johnson, Harlie Hagler - Calculator Applications, Altobeli Caporali, Ryan Alvis, Kalina Bradshaw, Ty Fox – Spelling & Vocabulary, Altobeli Caporali, Harlie Hagler, Cleossha Jeter, Jessica Hemphill – Mathematics, Altobeli Caporali, Ty Fox, Harlie Hagler, Christian Schilder – Number Sense, Perla Caporali, Hannah Nicosia, Raylen Black, Angel Hubble - Literary Criticism, Journalism, Speech

Second Place Team
Caleigh Sparks, Jake Bragg, Dee Osby, Kennedey Parker - Current Issues & Events, Mikel Carter, Caleigh Sparks, Kennedey Parker, Ambria Garrett – Social Studies, Odalis Martinez, Vivian Mendoza, Courtney Bass – Accounting, Sam Windham, Ty Fox, Randall Dusang – Computer Science

Ali Baty, Altobeli Caporali, Angel Hubble, Caleigh Sparks, Christasha Johnson, Christian Schilder, Cleosha Jeter, Dee Osby, Devenne Smith, Hannah Nicosia, Harlie Hagler, Jake Bragg, Jessica Hemphill, Kaci Griffin, Kaitlin Campbell, Kalina Bradshaw, Kamaryn Smith, Kylee Windham, Lindsey Holbrook, Madison Taylor, Mariana Mendoza, Mikel Carter, Odalis Martinez, Perla Caporali, Raylen Black, Ryan Alvis, Sam Windham, Savannah Talbert, Tristan Smith, and Ty Fox will compete at the 2015 Region III – 2A Academic Regional Spring Meet at Panola College on April 24th & 25th.

Shelbyville Academic UIL coaches are: Brooke Harrison (Science), Claire Windham (One Act Play, Ready Writing, Editorial Writing, Headline Writing, Feature Writing, News Writing), Cole Harrison (Number Sense), Crystal Harrison (Mathematics, Calculator Applications), Emily Sowell (CX Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking), Jeane Taylor (Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation), Mario Osby (Computer Applications), Matthew Gregston (Accounting, Computer Science), Joyce Oliver (Science), Kristie Brown (Spelling & Vocabulary) and Sonya Parker (Social Studies, Current Issues & Events).

“Students who compete in UIL events devote countless hours preparing for UIL academic competition”, said Dr. David Stevens, UIL director of academics. “Like their athletic counterparts, they practice before, during and after school and attend invitational meets and competitions. For virtually every school in Texas, it serves as an extension to the regular classroom for highly motivated, intelligent young men and women.”

“In its own way, each contest is intended to teach the thinking skills students will need in college and in their careers,” Steven said. “We have tremendous anecdotal evidence from students who testify to the importance UIL academic contests played in their high school careers. We also know that employers want workers who can solve problems, speak effectively and write clearly. Each contest is designed to help students reach those goals.”