One-act play takes third in state, four speakers qualify as UIL academic season nears end


Alayna Amen

Region champion-- Junior Madison Dyck warms up with teammates before competing athletes the region meet on April 13. Dyck took the championship in poetry interpretation to advance to state.

The one-act play took a third at state on April 23 after advancing with Snyder as the two plays from Region I.

Senior Phiona Hiebert was named to the state all-star cast, while senior Grace Emig was named honorable mention cast.

The entire academic UIL team took third overall at the region meet with 132 points which included all individual and team events as well as one-act play.

The speech team took first overall with four state qualifiers who will compete at state on May 29 and 30 . Junior Madison Dyck took the region championship in poetry interpretation, while sophomore Reese Cooper was third. Senior Nat Little took the championship in persuasive speaking, while Sophomore Cathryn Johnson took third.

Three students were alternates to state: senior Dusty Barron took fourth in editorial writing, senior Dillon Gutierrez was fourth in prose interpretation, and junior Lisa Loewen was fourth in Lincoln-Douglas debate.

Barron also took sixth in feature writing.