Competing against 15 schools, Mason High captured the District 30-A academic championship. When points from all academic events and the One Act Play were tallied MHS had 266 points well ahead of second place Brackettville with 231 points. 60 students made contributions to the academic program. This year’s academic team was lead by an outstanding senior class. Many from the Class of 2009 have competed in multiple events over the past four years. 17 students from MHS advanced to regional competition as the result of their placement in recent District 30-A contests held in Center Point. To make the regional contest, which will be held April 23rd and 24th at Blinn in Brenham, Texas, a student must have finished in one of the top three positions of a given category. The fourth place finisher was named as an alternate. First place teams also advance to regional.
District competition started in February when Courtland Hemphill and Bobby Buist placed fourth in CX Debate. They were alternates to state.
The MHS students placing and those advancing to regional along with their events are as follows:
Tabitha Zant- third, Persuasive Speaking; first, LD Debate; fourth, Editorial Writing
Brodey Taylor-third, LD Debate
Amanda Hudson-fourth, LD Debate; first place team Lit. Crit.
Jorge Morales-fourth, Editorial Writing
Cristi Slocum-first, Literary Criticism; Lit. Crit, first place team
Bobby Buist-first place team, Literary Criticism,
Orlando Jaquez- sixth, Number Sense
Madison Burney- third, Poetry Reading
Courtland Hemphill-fourth, Ready Writing
Amanda Henrich-fourth, Poetry Reading
Gabe Gonzales-first, Headline Writing; fourth, Spelling
Brittany Estes-first, Prose Reading
Zack Nash- sixth, Science; first place in Physics
Ellie Blair- first, Poetry Reading
Star Longoria-second, Prose Reading
Havana Schmidt-second, Ready Writing
Rachel Collett-fourth, Literary Criticism; first place Team Lit.Crit.
Jenny Smith-fourth, Prose Reading
Gerardo Perez-sixth, Calculator
Dyllan Hofmann-fifth, Informative Speaking
Denay Baxter-sixth, Informative Speaking
Alex Martinez-fifth, Persuasive Speaking
MHS students captured first place team honors in Literary Criticism and Speaking.
Coaches for placing students included:
Justin Josselet-CX Debate
Tami Russell and Merlina Gamel- One Act Play
Chris Habecker-Number Sense
Sherry Keller- Calculator
Jamie Hatfield- Science
Kelly Guice- Spelling and Ready Writing
Dawn Hahn- Prose and Poetry Reading
Glendene Underwood- Literary Criticism and Journalism
Gay Nesloney-LD Debate, Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, and MHS UIL Academic Coordinator