Shelbyville HS Academic UIL District 22AA Champion; Windham Named High Point Individual

March 29, 2019 - Shelbyville High School competed at the District 22AA Academic UIL Spring Meet held at SFA on March 27th. Shelbyville competitors scored points in twenty out of twenty-two events, qualified twenty students for the Region III-AA Academic UIL Meet and captured the District Championship.

Molly Windham was the District 22AA Academic UIL high point individual. Molly scored 64 individual points when she placed 1st in Editorial Writing, 1st in Ready Writing, 3rd in Feature Writing, 3rd in News Writing, 4th in Headline Writing and was Honorable Mention All-Star Cast.

Shelbyville students receiving medals at the district meet:

First Place
Ty Kevia Blount – Poetry Interpretation
Emily Brixey – Informative Speaking
Hagan Crumpton – Lincoln Douglas Debate
Samantha Ferrebee – Chemistry
Jimmy Jimenez – Literary Criticism
Jasmine Osby – Computer Applications
Trey Smith – Number Sense, Mathematics
Molly Windham – Editorial Writing, Ready Writing
Literary Criticism Team – Jimmy Jimenez, Emily Nicosia, Emily Brixey, Mallory Permenter
Mathematics Team – Trey Smith, Jimmy Jimenez, Kurtrick Allen, Naquila Barnes
Number Sense Team – Trey Smith, Kiana Bennett, Kurtrick Allen, Naquila Barnes
Science Team – Kurtrick Allen, Eli Taylor, Emily Nicosia, Levi Dramberger
Speech Team

Second Place
Kurtrick Allen – Science
Naquila Barnes – Accounting
Kiana Bennett – Number Sense
Hagan Crumpton – Persuasive Speaking
CaDayasia Garrett – Lincoln Douglas Debate
Emily Nicosia – Chemistry, Literary Criticism
Eli Taylor – Biology
Accounting Team – Naquila Barnes, Brisa Martinez, Trey Smith, Kiana Bennett
Calculator Applications Team – Jacob Lang, Kathy Luna Tiesha Allen, Logan Williams
Computer Science Team – Kurtrick Allen, Dawson Jackson, Dawson Windham, Clayton Powell
Journalism Team

Third Place
Kurtrick Allen – Number Sense
Chassity Davis – Computer Applications 
Brisa Martinez - Accounting
Emily Nicosia – Ready Writing
Eli Taylor – Prose Interpretation, Science
Molly Windham – Feature Writing, News Writing

Fourth Place
Naquila Barnes – Number Sense
Naomi Caporali – Informative Speaking 
Jimmy Jimenez - Mathematics
Kelsey Jones – Prose Interpretation
Emily Nicosia – Science
Molly Windham – Headline Writing

Fifth Place
Kurtrick Allen - Computer Science
Azsahlia Cartwright – Copy Editing
Jaelyn Crawford – Poetry Interpretation

Sixth Place
Jaelyn Crawford – Spelling & Vocabulary
Jeremiah Davis – Persuasive Speaking 
CaDayasia Garrett - Informative Speaking
Autumn Hubble – Feature Writing
Dawson Jackson – Computer Science
Jacob Lang – Calculator Applications
Brisa Martinez – Poetry Interpretation
Emily Nicosia – Editorial Writing, Headline Writing
Ethan Wood - Computer Applications

First, second and third place medalists and first place team members will compete at the 2019 Region III-AA Academic Regional Spring Meet at Panola College on April 12th and 13th.

Shelbyville Academic UIL coaches who will be attending the regional meet are: Brooke Harrison (Science), Cole Harrison (Number Sense), Crystal Harrison (Mathematics), Megan Holt (Accounting), Dominique Roland (Literary Criticism), Mario Osby (Computer Applications), Emily Sowell (Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate), Jeane Taylor (Prose Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation), and Claire Windham (Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, Headline Writing, News Writing, Ready Writing).

“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,” Stevens 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.”