Regents Academy high school students competed in the TAPPS 1A district speech and academic competition at the Westwood School in Dallas over the weekend. The Regents team finished in first place with a total of 197 points. The second and third place teams scored 115 and 69 points, respectively, so this was a decisive victory.
Several of our students also competed in the art competition and finished in 4th place overall.
This is a real credit to the hard work and dedication of these students. They competed as a team in speaking events such as persuasive speaking, solo and duet acting, original oratory, and poetry and prose interpretation. Academic events (tests) included mathematics, current events, spelling, social studies, science, and ready writing. The team had a total of 8 first place victories which earned students the title of district champ in an individual competition.
Eleven of our high school students will go on to compete at the state 1A speech and academic competition in April: Sam Alders, Will Alders, Payton Andrews, Adrienne Duke, Haley Duke, Mitchell Henry, Ashley Herminitt, Kelsey Kunk, Miranda Kunk, Ashli McDonald, and Tyler Sowell.
Four of our students’ art will go on to compete at the state level: Will Alders, Ashley Herminitt, Kelsey Kunk, and Ashli McDonald.
Also competing with the team and earning points for the overall victory were Aaron Bryant, Anna Daniel, Jacob DeLoney, Ali Hosseinpour, Tim Marshall, and Dylan Richardson.
We are very proud of our team. Great job!