Longview High School hosted the 15-5A District UIL Academics meet on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. Participating schools were Longview, Hallsville, Pine Tree, Marshall, Texas High, Mt. Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, and Greenville.

UIL participants advance to Regional meet

Fri Apr 15, 2016
 
Advancing to the regional meet are Gustavo Corrales, 2nd place (Computer Applications); Jaylon Seastrunk, 3rd place (Informative Speaking); Alex Lammers, 2nd place (Poetry Interpretation); Sid Montano, 2nd place (Prose Interpretation); and Abby Jester, 3rd place (Prose Interpretation).

Alternates to the regional meet are Dakota Atteberry, 6th place (Accounting); Brittany Campbell, 6th place (Computer Applications); Daniel Bally, 4th place (News Writing); Abby Jester, 6th place (News Writing); Max Kelt, 4th place (Poetry Interpretation); Elizabeth Adeeko, 6th place (Poetry Interpretation); and Maddie Duvall, 4th place (Prose Interpretation).

The regional meet will take place at Stephen F. Austin on April 22-23.

LISD UIL Academic Coordinator Jeannine Brandon said she was proud of all the contestants, and the success at the district meet is just the latest in a string of academic accomplishments.

Brandon said on March 15 the LHS theatre department performed "Amadeus" for their UIL One-Act play at the district competition at Texas High School in Texarkana.

"The play was selected alternate play and received praises from both judges and audience," she said.

Selected for individual awards were Sid Montano, All-Star Cast; Malia Boulware, Technical All-Star Cast; and Alex Lammers, All Star Cast Honorable Mention.

The play was directed by Pam Mercer McWilliams, with Nicole Smith as Technical Director.