Congratulations to our 2017 UIL Congress STATE qualifier, Abigail Franke!
On November 8, 2017, the UIL speech and debate squad competed at the regional congressional debate meet in El Campo, Texas. Senior Christian Bergeron placed 5th as a state alternate. Senior Abigail Franke placed first as a regional champion and STATE qualifier. Freshmen Joshua Hale and Geneva Gilley also competed that day in the prelims.
State Congress will be at UT Austin on January 9, 2017.
Coaches are Matthew Soliz and Melissa Johns.
2017 UIL meet results...
Editorial writing 5th place Kendall Kelley and 1st place Kyler Palmer
Feature writing 3rd place Kendall Kelley
News writing 4th place Jimmy Lopez and 1st place Abigail Franke
Headline writing 3rd place Kyler Palmer
Ready writing 1st place Jimmy Lopez
Poetry 6th place Abigail Franke, 5th place Shelby Helms, and 3rd place Rene Moncada
Prose 6th place Marina Bianchi, 4th place Christian Bergeron, and 3rd place Kyler Palmer
Congressional debate 4th place Kyler Palmer (state alternate) and 1st place Abigail Franke (state qualifier)
CX debate 3rd place Bianchi/Franke (state alternates) and 1st place Palmer/Bergeron (state qualifiers)
LD debate 6th place Shay Ragsdale
Informative speaking 5th place Christian Bergeron and 3rd place Marina Bianchi
Persuasive speaking 6th place Rene Moncada, 3rd place Shelby Helms, and 1st place Kyler Palmer
2nd team journalism and 1st team speech
Area advancing one-act play
Coaches are Stephanie Martinez (OAP, poetry, and prose), Melissa Johns (speech and debate), Matthew Soliz (speech and debate), and Bethany Castro (journalism writing).
Top three places advance to the regional meet at Texas State University (April 8th). Congrats to these students and coaches!! Go Badgers!!
Regional meet results—
Marina Bianchi 7th place informative speaking
Kendall Kelley 4th place feature writing (state alternate)
Kyler Palmer 2nd place headline writing (state qualifier)
State meet results--
Kyler Palmer 4th place medalist in headline writing