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The 411: Youth

Poth Junior High dominates UIL District Academic Meet

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By Mackenzie Collins

Poth Junior High School brought in first place with 1070.5 overall points at the UIL District Academic Meet Jan. 10 in Stockdale. Karnes City came in second with 569.8 overall points. The sixth-grade class had 384.0 points, the seventh-grade class had 319 points, and the eighth-grade class had a total of 367.5 points.

Art Division

Sixth grade, 39 points: Gena Cabrera and Faith Canales, first place; Cadence Macias, fourth; Harmony Hunt, sixth.

Seventh grade, 10 points: Makayla Miller, third.

Eighth grade, 13.5 points: Brooke-Lynn Holland, first.


Sixth grade, 29 points: Blake Moody and Connor West, first; Miles Korzekwa, sixth.

Seventh grade, 37 points: Mikaela Luna and Phaidra Malcher, first; Emma Johnson, third.

Eighth grade, 35 points: Mason Archer and Kyle Zaiontz, first; Heath Dunn, fourth.

Chess Team

Sixth grade, 13.5 points: Thomas Criado, first.

Seventh grade, 37 points.

Eighth grade, 28 points: Dylan Melton, second; Orly Sanchez, third; Abraham Cortina, fifth.

Dictionary Team

Sixth grade, 25 points: John Pruski, first; Sarah Theuret, third.

Seventh grade, 6 points: Jacob Alexander, fifth.

Eighth grade, 25 points: Leigha Reyes, first; Johnny Hime, third.

Editorial Writing

Sixth grade, 23 points: Morgan Pape, first; Catherine Henke, fourth.

Seventh grade, 26 points: Emma Johnson, second; Alyssa Canales, third; Genesis Cabrera, sixth.

Eighth grade, 37 points: Kyle Zaiontz, second; Alyson Reyes, third.

Impromptu Speaking

Sixth grade, 18 points: Catherine Henke, second; Gena Cabrera, fifth.

Seventh grade, 15 points: Emma Johnson, first.


Sixth grade, 7.5 points: Kassidy Kroll, first; Lauren Ross, third; Trace Harris, fifth.

Seventh grade, 27 points: Zachary Hoover, first; Makayla Miller, second.

Eighth grade, 14 points: Lexi Ramsey, third; Brianna Maha, sixth.


Sixth grade, 35 points: Miles Korzekwa, first; Connor West, second; Dane Dylla, fourth.

Seventh grade, 11 points.

Eighth grade, 20 points: Kyle Zaointz, second; Jenna Weston, fourth.


Sixth grade, 37 points.

Seventh grade, 15 points: Makayla Miller, first.

Eighth grade, 37 points: They had a sweep with Heath Dunn, first; Lana Pruski, second; Kyle Zaiontz, third.

Modem Oratory

Seventh grade, 12 points: Kelsey Soto, second.

Eighth grade, 27 points: Brooke-Lynn Holland, first; Michael Jarzombek, second.

Music Memory

Sixth grade, 12 points: Lauren Ross, fourth; Aaron Antuna, sixth.

Number Sense

Sixth grade, 35 points: Connor West, first; Dane Dylla, second; Sydney Cooper, fourth.

Seventh grade, 33 points: Sean Allen, first; Mitchel Marquart, second; Emma Johnson, fifth.

Eighth grade, 37 points: They had a sweep with Heath Dunn, first; Kyle Zaointz, second; Brianna Maha, third.

Oral Reading

Sixth grade, 37 points: They had a sweep with Kyrah Luna, first; Elijah Nelson, second; Sarah Theuret, third.

Seventh grade, 37 points: They had a sweep with Emma Johnson, first; Reagan Urbanczyk, second; Phaidra Malcher, third.

Eighth grade, 18 points.

Ready Writing

Sixth grade, 10 points: Catherine Henke, fifth; Zane Luna, sixth.

Seventh grade, 23 points: Genesis Cabrera, first; Jhett George, fourth.

Eighth grade, 20 points: Johnny Hime, third; Alyson Reyes, fifth; Leigha Reyes, sixth.

Science I

Seventh grade, 10 points: Jhett George, fifth; Brock Kerby, sixth.

Science II

Eighth grade, 35 points: Johnny Hime, first; Kyle Zaointz, second; Melanie Koroluk, fourth.

Social Studies

Sixth grade, 14 points: Trace Harris and Kassidy Kroll, tied for fourth; Miles Korzekwa, sixth.

Seventh grade, 6 points: Brock Kerby, fifth.

Eighth grade, 15 points: Kyle Zaiontz, first.


Sixth grade, 15 points: Miles Korzekwa, first.

Seventh grade, 8 points: Makayla Miller, fourth.

Junior Journalist Mackenzie Collins is the daughter of James and Rosalie Collins. The Poth High School junior works part time at Dairy Queen and participates in softball and track. She hopes to work in the fields of psychology and youth ministry after high school.

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