Shelbyville HS District 23AA Academic UIL Champion

March 28, 2022 - Shelbyville High School competed at the District 23AA University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic Spring Meet held on March 23 and 26. Shelbyville competitors scored points in 21 academic events, qualified 25 students for the Region III-AA Academic UIL Meet, scored over 600 total points and captured the District Championship.

Shelbyville students receiving medals at the district meet:

First Place
Accounting – Kelley Garcia
Accounting Team – Kelley Garcia, Kayla White, Brenda Bautista, Jennifer Castro
Current Issues & Events Team – Dawson Jackson, Naomi Caporali, Aubree Camp, Eli
Computer Applications – Shiloh Amburn
Current Issues & Events Team – Dawson Jackson, Naomi Caporali, Aubree Camp, Eli
Editorial Writing – Jamarria Wright
Informative Speaking – Naomi Caporali
Lincoln-Douglass Debate – Dawson Jackson
Literary Criticism – Haven Heiman
Number Sense – Kason Parker
Number Sense Team – Kason Parker, Kiara Bennett, Malachi Sierra, Elizabeth Marin
Persuasive Speaking – Aubree Camp
Ready Writing – Jamarria Wright
Science – Jacob Smith
Science – Top Scorer Chemistry – Kason Parker
Science – Top Scorer Physics – Jacob Smith
Science Team – Jacob Smith, Kason Parker, Celeste Holloway, Eli Taylor
Speech Team

Second Place
Accounting – Kayla White
Computer Science Team – Eldon Hendrix, Brenda Bautista, Emily Bautista, Jennifer
Current Issues & Events – Dawson Jackson  
Feature Writing - Jesse Vail
Informative Speaking – Ava Silva
Persuasive Speaking – Dawson Jackson
Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Naomi Caporali
Literary Criticism Team – Haven Heiman, Malachi McArthur, Laka Sanders, Jamarria
Prose Interpretation – Hallie Merriman
Journalism Team

Third Place
Copy Editing – Kaylin Miller
Current Issues & Events – Naomi Caporali
Headline Writing – Hallie Merriman
Number Sense – Kiana Bennett
Persuasive Speaking – Kara Jones
Poetry Interpretation – Ava Silva
Prose Interpretation – Kendall Murry
Science – Kason Parker

Fourth Place
Accounting – Brenda Bautista
Computer Applications – Elizabeth Marin
Current Issues & Events – Aubree Camp
Number Sense – Malachi Sierra
Poetry Interpretation – Kara Jones
Prose Interpretation – Gracie Leach
Spelling Vocabulary – Jaelyn Crawford

Fifth Place
Calculator Applications – Chloe McArthur
Computer Science – Eldon Hendrix
Editorial Writing – Kaylin Miller
Headline Writing – Kaylin Miller
Mathematics – Abigayle Shofner
Spelling Vocabulary – Jamarria Wright

Sixth Place
Accounting – Jennifer Castro
Informative Speaking – Lanie Bass
Literary Criticism – Malachi McArthur
Mathematics – Kason Parker
News Writing – Kaylin Miller
Social Studies – Chloe McArthur

First, second and third place individual medalists and first place team members will compete at the 2022 Region III-AA Academic Regional Spring Meet at Panola College on April 22nd and 23rd.

Shelbyville Academic UIL coaches attending the regional meet:
Brooke Harrison (Science), Cole Harrison (Number Sense), Megan Holt (Accounting), Dominique Roland (Literary Criticism), Mario Osby (Computer Applications), Emily Sowell (Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Current Issues Events), Jeane Taylor (Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation), and Claire Windham (Copy Editing, Editorial Writing, 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.”