Poth UIL Academic team wins district
Poth UIL Academic winners are (back, l-r) Daniel Soto, Cameron Labus, Cody Martinez, Jason Kolodziej, (middle) Morgan Urbanczyk, Sarah Rosenberg, Blake Lyssy, Marisol Palacios, Claire Dallmeyer, Mackenzie Collins, Allee Bertrand, Bria Lyssy, (front) Rachel Raabe, Shae Harris, Lexi Wauters, Clayton Jaskinia, and Rosa Rosales.
By Rosa Rosales
At the District UIL Meet held March 19-27, Poth finished with 367 points, Karnes City came in second with 310; Hallettsville, 225; Stockdale, 158; Luling, 147; Schulenburg, 108; and Nixon, 87, giving Poth the district championship.
In accounting, Blake Lyssy received first place; Lexi Wauters, second; Shae Harris, third; and Sarah Haverlah, fourth. All received first-place team and will be advancing to regionals.
In headline writing, Cameron Labus placed second and Allee Bertrand, fourth. In feature writing, Mackenzie Collins placed third and Kalynn Garza, fourth, as well as second in news writing. Rachel Raabe placed third in editorial. The journalism team received second place.
Also receiving second place, the speech team consisted of Daniel Soto, who got first in prose and persuasive; Cody Martinez, second in prose; Hayden Dallmeyer, third in prose; Rosa Rosales, second in informative; Claire Dallmeyer, fourth; Clayton Jaskinia, third in persuasive; and Sarah Rosenberg, second in poetry.
Jason Kolodziej placed fourth in computer apps and second in science. Jonathan Pape will also be advancing in science as an alternate.
In ready writing, Bria Lyssy placed second and Rachel Raabe placed third. In spelling, Rachel Raabe placed first and Marisol Palacios placed third, receiving first-place team. Lacie Weilbacher was also on the team and will advance to regionals.
A big congratulations to everyone who participated and a big thanks to Tiffany Polasek, this year’s UIL academic coordinator. This is the first time since 2009 that Poth has won district in UIL, and we couldn’t be more excited. Good luck at the Regional Meet on May 2-3 at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Poth High School senior Rosa Rosales is the daughter of Jose and Vicortia Rosales. She is a member of the FCCLA and participates in UIL informative speaking and current events. She works at Taqueria Jalisco and plans to major in mass communications in college.