UIL medals at meet


Jessica Otte, Advisor

UIL Academic Team members competed at Miller Grove High School’s practice UIL meet on Wednesday Feb. 16th.

Journalism coach Jessica Otte attended with seniors Francis Morell, Jesus Perez, Ginevra Cerri, and Caraline Otte as well as juniors McKenzie Peery and Brianna Martin who all competed with approximately 4o students per event from surrounding schools. Morell placed 2nd in Feature Writing while Otte placed 3rd. Peery placed 5th in Copy Editing. In addition, Otte placed 3rd in Editorial and Morell placed 6th in Headline.

“This was my first time competing in Journalism and it was really exciting to place,” said Peery. “I’m looking forward to seeing how we do at the District meet.”

Debate coach Ty Whitworth attended with juniors Alan Owens and Alexis Young as well as senior Bryce Gilpin. Young placed 7th in the Lincoln Douglas Debate event.

The UIL Academic Team will compete at District, in Kilgore, on Wednesday, March 23rd.