Shelbyville High School Academic UIL District 23AA Champion

March 29, 2021 - Shelbyville High School competed at the District 23AA University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic Spring Meet held at SFA on March 24th. Shelbyville competitors scored points in twenty academic events, qualified thirty students for the Region III-AA Academic UIL Meet, scored 700 total points and captured the District Championship.

Shelbyville students receiving medals at the district meet:

1st Place
Accounting – Slade Smith
Accounting Team – Slade Smith, Morgan Jefferson, Randall Bailey, Josalynn Black
Computer Applications – Shiloh Amburn
Feature Writing – Molly Windham
Informative Speaking – Ava Silva 
Lincoln-Douglass Debate – Hagan Crumpton
Literary Criticism – Jimmy Jimenez
Literary Criticism Team – Jimmy Jimenez, Laka Sanders. Molly Windham, Jakaila Swindle
Number Sense – Trey Smith
Number Sense Team – Trey Smith, Naquila Barnes, Kason Parker, Abby Shofner
Persuasive Speaking – Aubree Camp
Poetry Interpretation – Ava Silva
Ready Writing – Katelynn Risinger
Science – Levi Dramberger
Science – Top Scorer Chemistry – Levi Dramberger
Science – Top Scorer Physics – Levi Dramberger
Science Team – Levi Dramberger, Eli Taylor, Clare Yu, Sam Pless
Speech Team

2nd Place
Accounting – Morgan Jefferson
Calculator Team – Jacob Lang, Kathy Luna, Logan Williams
Computer Applications – Myla Wagstaff
Computer Science Team – Eldon Hendrix, Randall Bailey, Dawson Windham 
Current Issues & Events Team – Aubree Camp, Hagan Crumpton, Dawson Jackson, Eli Taylor 
Informative Speaking – Naomi Caporali
Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Naomi Caporali
Literary Criticism – Laka Sanders
Mathematics – Jimmy Jimenez
Mathematics – Trey Smith
Mathematics Team – Jimmy Jimenez, Trey Smith, Levi Dramberger Malachi McArthur
Number Sense – Naquila Barnes
Persuasive Speaking – Hagan Crumpton
Poetry Interpretation – Kara Jones
Ready Writing – Molly Windham
Science – Eli Taylor
Social Studies Team – Jacob Lang, Logan Williams, KiOuja Gates
Spelling & Vocabulary Team – Jimmy Jimenez, Jaelyn Crawford, Jamarria Wright, Jakaila Swindle

3rd Place
Accounting – Randall Bailey
Computer Science – Eldon Hendrix
Current Issues & Events – Aubree Camp
Headline Writing – Molly Windham
Informative Speaking – Jeremiah Davis
Literary Criticism – Molly Windham
Number Sense – Kason Parker
Spelling & Vocabulary – Jimmy Jimenez

4th Place
Computer Applications – Chloe Coleman
Copy Editing – Jaelynn Crawford
Current Issues & Events – Hagan Crumpton
Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Dawson Jackson
Number Sense – Abby Shofner
Prose Interpretation – Hallie Merriman

5th Place
Calculator Applications – Jacob Lang
Current Issues & events – Dawson Jackson
Persuasive Speaking – Dawson Jackson
Poetry Interpretation – TyKevia Blount
Science – Clare Yu

6th Place
Accounting – Josalynn Black
Calculator Applications – Kathy Luna
Computer Science – Randall Bailey
News Writing – Molly Windham
Prose Interpretation – Kendall Murry
Ready Writing – KiOuja Gates
Social Studies – Jacob Lang
Spelling & Vocabulary – Jaelyn Crawford

First, second and third place medalists and first place team members will compete at the 2021 Region III-AA Academic Regional Spring Meet at Panola College on April 16th and 17th.

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, Computer Science), Dominique Roland (Literary Criticism), Mario Osby (Computer Applications), Emily Sowell (Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Current Issues & Events), Jeane Taylor (Poetry Interpretation), and Claire Windham (Feature Writing, Headline 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.” 

The UIL schedules a greater variety of contests, holds larger meets, and provides services to more students than any similar program in the nation. The UIL offers contests in 23 academic events, including Cross-Examination Debate. “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.”