Tuesday, June 28, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search

Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

VideoLost: Lab/Pit, missing evening of Mon., June 6, between 5-8 p.m., from Shannon Ridge Subdivision, Floresville, his name is Buster. Call 210-331-8966 if found.

VideoFound: Great Pyrenees on CR 124, June 5, young male, not neutered, red banded collar, no tag, black spot on tip of tongue, cannot keep. 830-216-2380.
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
Floresville ISD is accepting applications at www.fisd.us for the position of custodian, 260 days, 5 days per week, 8 hour workday.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

The 411: Youth

Poth UIL members advance to State

Poth UIL members advance to State
Poth High School UIL team members (back, from left) Cody Soto, Daniel Soto, Seth Dunn, (front) Kenya Barrientos, Cameron Labus, and Molly Jarzombek show off their medals.

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Junior Journalists
May 8, 2013
Post a comment

By Kenya Barrientos

“Chances are, out of 18 students, someone has to advance, right?” was what some people thought as the Poth High School bus pulled out of the parking lot on Friday afternoon. And they were right.

On April 19, four teachers and UIL coordinator Lisa Theuret fearlessly escorted 17 students to the Tanger Outlet mall in San Marcos as a regional qualifiers’ treat. Some students were also let loose on Half-Price Books a few hours later, and the whole gang reunited for the traditional dinner at Grins. Later that night, students prepared for the next day in their own different ways: practicing their pieces, playing X-box, watching the news, lounging by the pool, and cramming.

Finally, the day the students had been anticipating for months came and went; six students were going to State.

Seth Dunn was the first to get his good news; he received third place in number sense. Then brothers Cody and Daniel Soto both placed second in their categories, poetry and prose interpretation, respectively; Cody also placed second in news writing. The rest of the crew moved on as alternates (fourth place) to State: Kenya Barrientos in literary criticism, Molly Jarzombek in accounting, and Cameron Labus in headline writing.

How do you feel about advancing to State?

Seth Dunn: “Accomplished.”

Cody Soto: “It’s a great way to finish out my senior year; I’m really excited I’m able to show my talent at the State meet.”

Daniel Soto: “I’m so happy! I’m only a freshman and this is a huge accomplishment! It is also an event that I love, so I’m ecstatic!”

What are you doing to prepare?

Seth: “Practicing.”

Cody: “I plan on writing more writing prompts and reading my poetry pieces to different audiences to prepare for State.”

Daniel: “Just perform to the max! The more practice, the better!”

What was your first reaction when you heard of all the people advancing to State?

Seth: “Really?”

Cody: “I was shocked. I’ve been working at this for my entire high school career, so knowing that I’m going with my brother makes it even more special. I can’t wait.”

Molly: “Excitement. I think it is going to be really fun.”

Kenya: “I was really excited; Daniel and Cameron are really talented to be advancing at their age, Molly for her first year in accounting, and the rest of the seniors deserve it after working hard at their competitions for four years.”

Cameron: “I was pumped when I found out how many people are going! It’s really exciting to be able to represent Poth with six people at State!”

Daniel: “I turned to Cody and said, ‘You know what this means,’ and we said at the same time, ‘extended lunch.’”

The students will set off to State on Monday, May 20, with coaches Ursula Wauters and Lynn Jarzombek, compete, return Wednesday night, and maybe, win a state championship ... or two.

Junior Journalist Kenya Barrientos is a senior at Poth High School. She is a member of the FCCLA and Book Club and participates in UIL literary criticism, current events, and social studies. The daughter of Carlos and Veronica Barrientos plans to major in journalism after high school.

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

The 411: Youth Archives

NIE school
Triple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.