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Shelbyville High School District 23AA Academic UIL Champion




Shelbyville High School competed at the District 23AA University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic Spring Meet held on March 23rd and 26th.  Shelbyville competitors scored points in twenty-one academic events, qualified twenty-five students for the Region III-AA Academic UIL Meet, scored over 600 total points and captured the District Championship.


Shelbyville students receiving medals at the district meet:



Accounting – Kelley Garcia

Accounting Team – Kelley Garcia, Kayla White, Brenda Bautista, Jennifer Castro

Current Issues & Events Team – Dawson Jackson, Naomi Caporali, Aubree Camp, Eli 


Computer Applications – Shiloh Amburn 

Current Issues & Events Team – Dawson Jackson, Naomi Caporali, Aubree Camp, Eli 


Editorial Writing – Jamarria Wright

Informative Speaking – Naomi Caporali

Lincoln-Douglass Debate – Dawson Jackson

Literary Criticism – Haven Heiman

Number Sense – Kason Parker

Number Sense Team – Kason Parker, Kiara Bennett, Malachi Sierra, Elizabeth Marin

Persuasive Speaking – Aubree Camp 

Ready Writing – Jamarria Wright

Science – Jacob Smith

Science – Top Scorer Chemistry – Kason Parker

Science – Top Scorer Physics – Jacob Smith

Science Team – Jacob Smith, Kason Parker, Celeste Holloway, Eli Taylor 

Speech Team



Accounting – Kayla White

Computer Science Team – Eldon Hendrix, Brenda Bautista, Emily Bautista, Jennifer 


Current Issues & Events – Dawson Jackson  

Feature Writing - Jesse Vail

Informative Speaking – Ava Silva

Persuasive Speaking – Dawson Jackson

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Naomi Caporali

Literary Criticism Team – Haven Heiman, Malachi McArthur, Laka Sanders, Jamarria 


Prose Interpretation – Hallie Merriman 

Journalism Team



Copy Editing – Kaylin Miller

Current Issues & Events – Naomi Caporali

Headline Writing – Hallie Merriman

Number Sense – Kiana Bennett

Persuasive Speaking – Kara Jones

Poetry Interpretation – Ava Silva

Prose Interpretation – Kendall Murry

Science – Kason Parker



Accounting – Brenda Bautista

Computer Applications – Elizabeth Marin

Current Issues & Events – Aubree Camp 

Number Sense – Malachi Sierra

Poetry Interpretation – Kara Jones

Prose Interpretation – Gracie Leach

Spelling & Vocabulary – Jaelyn Crawford



Calculator Applications – Chloe McArthur

Computer Science – Eldon Hendrix

Editorial Writing – Kaylin Miller

Headline Writing – Kaylin Miller

Mathematics – Abigayle Shofner

Spelling & Vocabulary – Jamarria Wright 



Accounting – Jennifer Castro

Informative Speaking – Lanie Bass

Literary Criticism – Malachi McArthur

Mathematics – Kason Parker

News Writing – Kaylin Miller 

Social Studies – Chloe McArthur  


First, second and third place individual medalists and first place team members will compete at the 2022 Region III-AA Academic Regional Spring Meet at Panola College on April 22nd and 23rd.


Shelbyville Academic UIL coaches attending the regional meet:  

Brooke Harrison (Science), Cole Harrison (Number Sense), Megan Holt (Accounting), Dominique Roland (Literary Criticism), Mario Osby (Computer Applications), Emily Sowell (Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Current Issues & Events), Jeane Taylor (Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation), and Claire Windham (Copy Editing, Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, Headline Writing, Ready Writing).


“Students who compete in UIL events devote countless hours preparing for UIL academic competition”, said Dr. David Stevens, UIL director of academics.  “Like their athletic counterparts, they practice before, during and after school and attend invitational meets and competitions.  For virtually every school in Texas, it serves as an extension to the regular classroom for highly motivated, intelligent young men and women.”  


“The UIL schedules a greater variety of contests, holds larger meets, and provides services to more students than any similar program in the nation.  The UIL offers contests in 23 academic events, including Cross-Examination Debate.  “In its own way, each contest is intended to teach the thinking skills students will need in college and in their careers,” Stevens said.  “We have tremendous anecdotal evidence from students who testify to the importance UIL academic contests played in their high school careers.  We also know that employers want workers who can solve problems, speak effectively and write clearly.  Each contest is designed to help students reach those goals.” 

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