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Henrietta students qualify for UIL regional academic meet


Henrietta High School students competed at the District 9-2A UIL Academics Meet March 22-23 at Midwestern State University. Nine will advance to the regional meet in Stephenville.

Eight Henrietta High School students have qualified for the UIL regional academic meet April 21 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville after taking first place honors at the district 9-2A meet last week.

The meet was held Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, at Midwestern State University. The top three individuals in each competition, and first place teams advance.

Miranda Flores became Henrietta’s only individual district champion, earning a gold medal in spelling and vocabulary. Flores is also a member of the spelling and vocabulary team, with Matthew Mitchell, Justin Caldwell and Braden Hinkle, which also took first place for a berth to regionals.

Earning silver medals in individual competition to advance to regionals are Trevor Roop in headline writing, Katelyn Suneson in literary criticism, Jonathan Gardner in science and Mitchell in spelling and vocabulary.

Roop placed fifth in literary criticism and Crystal Kroes finished sixth in current issues and events.

Despite a second place finish, Henrietta’s literary criticism team has a chance to move on to regionals as a wildcard team. The team is made up of Soneson, Roop, Emma Fletcher and Krystal DeLucio.

The science team of Gardner, Riley Mathews, Joyana Zamzow and Daniel Sheldon placed third. In computer science, the team of Mathews, Jacob Jones, Sheldon and James Duke also placed third.

The regional meet is scheduled for April 21.


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