Shelbyville HS Students to Compete in District 23AA 2023 Academic UIL Spring Meet

March 13, 2023 - High school students in Shelbyville ISD will compete for top honors during the 2023 District 23AA UIL Academic Spring Meet to be held on March 22 at SFASU. The UIL Academic District Meets bring students together to compete in over 23 college level academic contests that cover every aspect of classroom curriculum. These students meet rigorous scholastic requirements in order to voluntarily compete in UIL academics. Contestants compete for individual honors while schools compete for the district championship. Individual winners have an opportunity to advance to the regional competition and the state meet. No other program in the nation challenges students with the same rigor as UIL Academics.

Competing from Shelbyville:

  • Accounting: Emily Bautista, Jennifer Castro, McKenzie Gillaspie
  • Calculator Applications: Kason Parker, Abby Shofner, EJ Hendrix, Carsey Lovell
  • Computer Applications: Elizabeth Marin, Angelli Ortiz, Tristan Vickers
  • Computer Science: Emily Bautista, EJ Hendrix, Eli Shofner
  • Copy Editing: Kaylin Miller, Jamarria Wright, Alana Fuller, Sam Pless
  • Current Issues & Events: Aubree Camp, Kennedy McArthur, Jedd Wagstaff, Gray Winslow, Maddie Lout
  • Editorial Writing: Kaylin Miller, Alana Fuller, Jamarria Wright
  • Feature Writing: Kaylin Miller, Alana Fuller, Jesse Vail, Kylie Cash
  • Headline Writing: Kaylin Miller, Sam Pless, Hallie Merriman, Jamarria Wright
  • Informative Speaking: Ava Silva, Kennedy McArthur, Travis Caporali
  • Lincoln- Douglas Debate: Gray Winslow, Kennedy McArthur
  • Literary Criticism: Jamarria Wright, Zoe McKinney, Treana Macks, Elizabeth Marin, Kaytlin O’Neal, Ionnia Hubbard
  • Mathematics: Malachi Sierra, Kason Parker, Abby Shofner, Alexis Risinger
  • News Writing: Kaylin Miller, Alana Fuller, Kylie Cash, Jesse Vail
  • Number Sense: Kason Parker, Abby Shofner, Malachi Sierra, Ethan Jackson, Cami Chase
  • Persuasive Speaking: Aubree Camp, Gray Winslow, Maddie Lout
  • Poetry Interpretation: Ava Silva, Trinity Mitchell, Baylee Whiteside
  • Prose Interpretation: Hallie Merriman, Kendall Murry, Travis Caporali
  • Ready Writing: Sam Pless, Kaytlin O’Neal, Jamarria Wright
  • Science: Kason Parker, Malachi Sierra, Jacob Smith, Justin Filz, Ethan Shofner, Carsey Lovell
  • Social Studies: Jedd Wagstaff, Emily Pharris, McKenzie Gillaspie
  • Spelling & Vocabulary: Bailee Whiteside, EJ Hendrix, Elizabeth Marin, Emily Pharris

High School Academic UIL coaches: Cole Harrison (Number Sense), Crystal Harrison (Mathematics, Calculator Applications), Brooke Harrison (Science), Mario Osby (Computer Applications), Sonya Parker (Social Studies), Emily Sowell (Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Cross Examination Team Debate, Current Issues & Events, Congressional Debate, Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation), Megan Holt (Computer Science, Accounting), Dominique Roland (Literary Criticism, Spelling & Vocabulary), Jeane Taylor (Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation) and Claire Windham (One Act Play, Editorial Writing, Headline Writing, Feature Writing, News Writing, Ready Writing, Copy Editing)

Shelbyville High School’s One Act Play

Shelbyville High School’s One Act Play, “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn, competed at Panola College in 23AA UIL competition on March 1st. Participating in One Act Play:

Kara Jones, Clay Dean, Sam Pless, Gracie Leach (All-Star Cast), Travis Caporali, Ava Silva (All-Star Cast), Kendall Murry, Kaylin Miller (Honorable Mention All-Star Cast), Ayden Hubble, Lilly Crawford, Kaytlin O’Neal, Emily Bautista (Tech Award), Jake Nicosia, Eli Shofner, Jamarria Wright, Jasmine Stutts, Jacob Smith, Tucker Harbison, Catrina Bartee, Brittany Bartlee, Zoe McKinney, Hallie Merriman, Madalyn Lindley, Angelli Ortiz, Jesse Vail, Kylie Cash, Kiersten Richards, Benny Smith

The show advanced to bi-district competition that will be held at Panola College on March 21.