Winters students qualify for Region 1 UIL

Special to the Register
The Winters High School students who will compete in the Region I Academic UIL Meet in Odessa on Saturday are from left to right AJ Smith, K’Lee Lindley, Efren Rodriguez, Macey Gerhart, Sean Mooney, Megan Jacob, Brandon L’Abbe and Mariana Quintero.

WINTERS - A total of 14 Winters High School students placed in nine different events during the District 7-2A UIL Meet at Irion County on Saturday, March 25. Nine of those students have qualified for the Region I UIL competition to be held at Odessa College on Saturday.

Senior Grace Bryan qualified for regional competition in three events, placing first in Literary Criticism and Social Studies and second in Ready Writing. Also qualifying for regionals was senior K’Lee Lindley, first in Ready Writing and junior Brandon L’Abbe, first in Computer Applications. Senior AJ Smith qualified by placing second in Editorial Writing while junior Macey Gerhart placed third in the event to also earn her spot at regionals. The Social Studies team of Bryan, seniors Sean Mooney and Efren Rodriguez and juniors Marianna Quintero and Megan Jacob placed second and qualify as the advancing wild card team in the region.

In addition, Smith earned fourth place in Headline writing and sophomore Celeste Sanchez finished sixth in Literary Criticism. Junior Brooklynn Anderson placed fifth in News Writing, while classmate Ashton Hadlock finished fifth in Computer Applications. Junior Brenna Edwards placed fifth in Informative Speaking and junior Alonso Mendoza placed sixth. L’Abbe also placed fifth in Computer Science. The Literary Criticism team of Bryan, Sanchez and sophomore Marcelina Lopez placed second in district. The Journalism team of Lindley, Smith, Gerhart, Anderson, and seniors Desiree Wilson and Drey Patton finished third. The Computer Science team of L’Abbe and freshmen Keagan Esquivel and Miguel Rodriguez also placed third.

Deb Pritchard contributed to this report.