The Regents Academy TAPPS team recently returned from District 1A competition in Dallas with the first place trophy.
TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) competition is the private school equivalent of UIL and affords students the opportunity to participate in academic, drama, and speaking contests at the district and state levels. The 15-member team participated in eighteen events and garnered enough points to win first place out of the eight competing schools. The team travels to Austin next month to compete at the state level.
Winners in specific events included the following: Prose Interpretation: Aaron Bryant (1st), Sam Alders (3rd), Elizabeth Castleberry (4th); Persuasive Speaking: Miranda Kunk (1st), Haley Duke (2nd); Spelling: Tim Marshall (4th); Current Events & Issues: Miranda Kunk (1st), Jonathan Sowell (3rd); Number Sense: Sam Alders (1st), Tyler Sowell (6th); Calculator: Sam Alders (1st), Tyler Sowell (2nd), Dylan Richardson (5th); Advanced Math: Sam Alders (1st); Solo Acting: Megan Marshall (2nd), Alice Bryant (3rd); Duet Acting: Aaron Bryant & Haley Duke (2nd), Alice Bryant & Kyla Alders (4th); Literary Criticism: Miranda Kunk (1st), Sam Alders (2nd); Social Studies: Michaela Hill (1st); Poetry Interpretation: Aaron Bryant (1st), Elizabeth Castleberry (4th), Alice Bryant (5th); Original Oratory: Haley Duke (1st); Miranda Kunk (2nd); Mathematics: Kyla Alders (4th).
Pictured (left to right) front: Alice Bryant, Kendall DeKerlegand, Michaela Hill, Kyla Alders, Elizabeth Castleberry, Haley Duke, Megan Marshall, Miranda Kunk; back: Jonathan Sowell, Dylan Richardson, Tyler Sowell, Caleb Henry, Tim Marshall, Aaron Bryant, Sam Alders.