Choir adds to string of UIL wins

| April 8, 2017

By Lizbeth Cuellar |

Music and academic UIL season is in full swing, and yesterday the varsity choir added to the school’s wins earning sweeptakes with straight 1’s. The season opened with orchestra winning sweepstakes in March, journalism, with two region qualifiers, the One Act Play, Radium Girls, and the remainder of the academic events, bringing two more regional qualifiers.

Choir celebrates the sweepstakes win yesterday, adding to a string of UIL wins this season,. Courtesy Photo

Students who placed in academic events include: junior Ana Linares, fifth place in Accounting and junior Israel Perez earned fifth place in Computer Applications, both coached by Sherry Thomas; junior James Daley, third place in Current Events, with Coach Kristin Hammack; senior Cameron Sapp, second place in Computer Science, with Coach Don Davis. In speech and debate, junior Matthew Mandell earned fourth in Informative Speaking, junior Claire Tolsma earned fourth in Persuasive Speaking, and freshman Elena Polo earned fourth in Prose Interpretation, coached by Jennifer Purcell. In journalism, senior Juan Villanueva earned third place in features, senior Caylin Coleman got six place in editorials, and freshman D’Miracle Burleson earned third in news, coached by Allison Boerger.

 

“Mrs. Boerger is one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. She’s always there to give me advice with stories and is open to work with anything you give her. I admire that about her and appreciate the help she gives me everyday,” Villanueva said.

Burleson, Daley, Sapp and Villanueva will compete in region competition today at UTSA.

Band heads to UIL at Madison April 11.

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