Competition is a fact of life. Students face competition in both UIL athletics and UIL academics. This week we focus on academic competitions. Richland Springs’ one act play, “All My Sons,” placed third at district zone competition. Only two plays advance. However, several Richland Springs’ thespians did receive honors: Kelyn Green – Best Actress; Emily Smith –All Star Cast; Mitchell Jacobson and Callie Teel – Hon. Mention All Star Cast.
The UIL Academic Spring Meet was held at Santa Anna this year. The meet composite team points are as follows: Zephyr HS-244; Richland Springs HS-240; Veribest HS-202; Brookesmith HS-162; Santa Anna HS-148; Panther Creek HS-134; Cherokee HS-86; Eden HS-68; Paint Rock HS-40; Rochelle HS-32, and Lohn HS- 8 points. Richland Springs was well represented and finished just 4 points short of winning the academic meet. Individual and team results are as follows:
Accounting-Randy Couch-6th; Bonnie Stasey-6th (tie)
Calculator Applications-Andrew Fowler-3rd
Current Issues-Sara Hedley-1st; Lindsey Roberds-6th
Editorial Writing-Lindsey Roberds-4th
Feature Writing-Ashten Huddleston-4th
Informative Speaking- Kelyn Green-2nd; Emily Smith-3rd; Abraham Ahumada-4th
Literary Criticism-Brennen McGinty-5th
Mathematics-Andrew Fowler-1st; Stephen Fowler-5th
Number Sense-Andrew Fowler-3rd; Stephen Fowler-6th
Persuasive Speaking-Andrew Fowler-1st; Sara Hedley-2nd
Prose Interpretation-Kelyn Green-1st
Ready Writing-Stephen Soto-2nd
Acct. Team-R. Couch, Bonnie Stasey, Marsha McMillan, Kelsey Huddleston-2nd
Current Issues Team-Sara Hedley, Lindsey Roberds, Nigel Bates, A. Ahumada-1st
Cross Examination Debate Team- Stephen Fowler, Brennen McGinty-2nd
Cross Examination Debate Team- Andrew Fowler, Stephen Soto-4th
Mathematics Team-A. Fowler, Stephen Fowler, Brennen McGinty, Emily Smith-1st
Number Sense Team-A. Fowler, Stephen Fowler, Stephen Soto, Emily Smith-2nd
Speech Team-Jennifer Melin, Joe Tomlinson, Kelyn Green, Andrew Fowler, Sara Hedley, Abraham Ahumada, Emily Smith-1st
Literary Criticism Team-Elbert Thomas, Tommy Hollon, Brennen McGinty-4th
Social Studies Team-Lindsey Roberds, Stephen Soto, Nigel Bates-4th
Science Team-S. Soto, Justin Trevino, S. Fowler, Nigel Bates, Lindsey Roberds-6th
Richland Springs will send 10 students to the High School UIL Academic Regional Meet at ACU on Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25. Good luck to all and bring home the gold, and thus make it to the state meet in Austin.
The high school district track meet was at May High School on Wednesday. Several tracksters qualified for the regional meet.
School will release at 3:36 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 for the Easter holiday.
The Richland Springs school board is hosting a town hall meeting to inform, discuss, and answer questions about the upcoming May 9 bond election. The meeting will be held at the Richland Springs cafetorium on Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m.
It’s great to see our community supporting students in their efforts to achieve. We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. It takes everyone working together to achieve success.
Community involvement is the key.