Texas High School Kicks-Off Contest Season with 18 Awards

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas High School University Interscholastic League Academic Team members kicked-off the contest season with 17 individual awards and one team award earned during the recent January 11 UIL Meet at Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas.

Placement, subject and coaching information is as follows:

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:
Copy Editing: Stephanie Jumper – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Editorial Writing: Stephanie Jumper – 5th Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Feature Writing: Stephanie Jumper – 2nd Place; Margaret Debenport – 3rd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Headline Writing: Stephanie Jumper – 1st Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Informative Speaking: Doug Kyles – 1st Place; Joseph Haynes-Stewart – 2nd Place; Sydny Correa – 5th Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

News Writing: Stephanie Jumper – 2nd Place. Coached by Rebecca Potter.

Persuasive Speaking: Macy Sloan – 1st Place; Anna Ward – 2nd Place. Coached by Amy Kemp.

Social Studies: Ethan Ross – 1st Place; Autumn Parrott – 2nd Place; Margaret Debenport – 3rd Place; Molly Kyles – 4th Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

Spelling: Jebin Justin – 1st Place; Haley Mitchmore – 4th Place. Coached by Hunter Davis.

TEAM AWARDS:
Social Studies: Team of Margaret Debenport, Molly Kyles, Autumn Parrott & Ethan Ross – 1st Place. Coached by Chuck Zach.

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Currently featuring eleven campuses, along with a virtual school academy, TISD provides a quality education for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Additionally, the District offers career & technology and special education opportunities for pre-school and school-age children and operates Tiger Learning Centers that provide childcare services for children ages three and up.