UIL places at Regionals


Francis Morell, News Writer

Academic UIL competitors Emily Hayde, Caraline Otte, Alan Owens, and Francis Morell traveled to Texas A&M Commerce for the Regional UIL Meet with coaches Melissa Avery, Jessica Otte, and Ty Whitworth on Saturday, April 23rd.

Hayde competed in Ready Writing, Owens competed in Persuasive Speaking, Morell attended as a qualifying alternate for Feature Writing, and Otte competed in Editorial Writing.

Otte placed 4th in the Region for Editorial Writing qualifying as a State Alternate. Owens was 3rd in the room and only one spot away from advancing to the Persuasive Speaking Regional Finals.

“I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to represent Chapel Hill,” Otte said. “I was shocked I placed among some of the state champ schools.”

The State Competition will be held in Austin on Friday, May 6th where Otte will have a chance to write as an Alternate.