GHS UIL academics is runner-up in 9-3a

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

GHS is the 2013 (9-3A) Runner-Up in UIL Academics. Before the UIL district meet’s final event, One Act Play, the scores were Decatur 354.33, Bridgeport 349, Gainesville 329, Sanger 180.33 and Krum 148.33. GHS One Act Play took First Place and was chosen to advance, therefore, leapfrogging Bridgeport in the final standings. Decatur’s “OAP” was also chosen to advance locking out GHS in the overall final standings to win the District Championship. GHS One Act Play will compete next on April 13 at Wilmer-Hutchins High School in the Area round. Out of 7 actors, GHS had 5 take away top acting honors:

All Star Cast - Jordan Moore, Corbin Watkins and Carson Markle
Best Actress - Marcy Ruiz
Best Actor - Conner Kennedy
Outstanding Lighting - Alex Huerta

“It is very rare for both Best Actor/Actress to come from the same school and this is the second year in a row that GHS has done so”

-Craig Hertel, UIL Director

“We have many more students going to the regional’s than we have had the last two years. Several students will be competing in multiple events.”

- Craig Hertel, UIL Director

“Every member of the One Act Play Cast and Crew competed at the District UIL meet. They knew how close the scores were and it motivated us to work even harder on the play. I was blown away by the results. We took away 5 of the top acting honors, including Best Actor/Actress, which gave us 1st place overall (for OAP). To win first place two years in a row is awesome. Gainesville High School truly does have talent.”

- Melissa Toomer, OAP Director

“Our students, again, rise to the top! It is great to see the months of hard work by our talented students and sponsors pay off in such a big way.”

- GHS Principal David Glancy

Winners from District UIL Meet

Calculator Alex Huerta 2nd
Shannon Walk 6th
TEAM—Alex, Shannon, Link-- 2nd
Current Events Corbin Watkins 6th
Austin Lumpkin 7th
Computer Applications Anna Beall 4th
Computer Science Danny Yang 4th
Sierra Davis 5th
Priyanka Bhakta 6th
TEAM—Danny, Sierra, Priyanka— 2nd
Editorial Hannah Gerken 3rd
Michael Garcia 4th
Feature Hannah Gerken 2nd
Headline Hannah Gerken 5th
LD Debate Jordan Moore 1st
Alley McCollum 3rd
Literary Criticism Alley McCollum 2nd
TEAM—Alley, Tate, Faith-- 2nd
Mathematics Conner Markle 6th
Number Sense Alex Huerta 2nd
Danny Yang 3rd
TEAM—Alex, Danny, Priyanka 2nd
News Hannah Gerken 4th
Jordan Moore 5th
Persuasive Priyanka Bhakta 1st
Austin Lumpkin 6th
Poetry Collin Izzo 2nd
Anna Beall 4th
Marcy Ruiz 7th
Prose Mark Clark 1st
Carson Markle 4th
Conner Kennedy 7th
Ready Writing Hannah Kennedy 6th
Science Conner Kennedy 2nd
TEAM—Conner, Alex Danny 2nd
Social Studies Alex Huerta 3rd
Austin Lumpkin 4th
TEAM—Alex, Austin, Corbin
Journalism Team (Hannah, Jordan, Michael) 2nd
Speech Team (Priyanka, Mark, Jordan, Alley, Collin, Ty, Conner M, Carson, Anna, Austin) 2nd


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