Ten NHS students advance to regionals

Ten NHS students advance to regionals
Posted on 04/19/2021
Ten NHS students advance to regionals

Two Nacogdoches High School students qualified for the state UIL academic competition Friday and Saturday. Stuart Beal won Ready Writing, and Nio Ajero was second in Number Sense at the regional competition. The state meet will take place May 1.

Beal and Ajero were two of 10 NHS students who advanced to the regional competition held in Whitehouse (speaking events took place virtually; all others were in-person). NHS also finished second overall in district sweepstakes, which is based on points accumulated in a number of competitions including, CX Debate, One-Act Play, all academic contests, LD Debate and speech contests.

Students winning their competitions at the district meet included Sydney Glotcher in poetry; Beal in persuasive speaking; Ajero in mathematics and number sense; and Nyssa Galatas in social studies. The NHS number sense team also won first place, and Ajero was joined at regionals by Arya Vyas, Haris Hashim and Israel Ocampo.

Other regional qualifiers included Janiya Teal (second in poetry); Paris Bryant (second in prose); and Vivyan Nieberding (second in current events).

Here’s the complete list of medalists for NHS from the district spring meet:

Wednesday, March 31
Sydney Gotcher – 1st place poetry, advancing to regionals
Janiya Teal – 2nd place poetry, advancing to regionals
Maryalexa Borrocich – 5th place poetry

Paris Bryant – 2nd place prose, advancing to regionals
Jackson Oliver – 4th place prose
Briana Hightower – 5th place prose

Nyssa Galatas – 2nd place informative speaking, advancing to regionals

Stuart Beal – 1st place persuasive speaking, advancing to regionals

Jason Hernandez – 4th place LD Debate
Tread Woodard – 6th place LD Debate

Saturday, March 27
Nio Ajero – 4th place calculator
Israel Ocampo – 5th place calculator
Coach: Jason Ray

Vivyan Nieberding – 2nd place current events, advancing to regionals
Nyssa Galatas – 4th place current events
Coach: Elyse Meyer

Nio Ajero – 1st place mathematics, advancing to regionals
Coach: Jason Ray

Nio Ajero – 1st place number sense, advancing to regionals
Arya Vyas – 6th place number sense
1st place number sense team advancing to regionals: Nio Ajero, Arya Vyas, Haris Hashim, Israel Ocampo
Coach: Jason Ray

Stuart Beal – 2nd place ready writing, advancing to regionals
Coach: Kristin Thomas

Nyssa Galatas – 1st place social studies, advancing to regionals
Coach: Elyse Meyer

Noah Satir – 4th place spelling and vocabulary
Coach: Rebecca Jaramillo

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