The Bullard High School University Interscholastic League academic teams recently returned home from competing at the District level event, bringing home a number of top team and individual finishes, while also qualifying for the upcoming Regional meet.
The Conference 4A District 15 UIL Meet for the BHS UIL teams was held Wednesday, March 21, on the campus of Spring Hill High School. At the event, the teams representing BHS banded together to collect the first place overall team award.
“I am incredibly proud of our UIL teams at Bullard High School,” said Sheryl Stevenson, BHS UIL coordinator. “The students and their coaches were very dedicated and put in a lot of work into competing this year. They went into the competition with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, which allowed them to succeed at such a high level.”
The BHS Poetry Interpretation team made a clean sweep of the top placements at the District contest and advance to the next round, as Emmalie Ellis took home first place in the event, followed by Ashlyn Meador in second place and Brooke Henry in third place.
Likewise, the Prose Interpretation team from BHS also brought home the competition’s top awards, with Maddie Grace Beam finishing in first place, as well as Collin Skelton in second place and Tyler Baker in third place. All three members of the Prose Interpretation team will advance to the Regional meet.
The BHS Math team proved to be the smartest during the contest at the District meet, finishing as the first place team and advancing to Regionals. Individual awards in the event were presented to Conner White, first place; Ethan Medley, second place; Megan McCoy, fifth place; and Meghan Brems, ninth place.
Also taking home the top team award in their contest and making their way to the next round of competition was the BHS Number Sense team, consisting of White, Medley, Katy Kuczkowski, and Sephia Blair. White and Medley finished as first and second place individuals in the contest, respectively.
The BHS Calculator Applications team, consisting of Medley, White, Kuczkowski, and McCoy, also performed well at District, finishing as the second place team and claiming their qualifications for the next round. Medley took home fifth place individual honors, while White secured a sixth place individual finish.
The Regional meet will also see participation from the BHS Current Issues team after the team placed first at the District level with team members Landon Langston, Joshua Luper, and Katie Woodard. Langston and Luper also took home individual accomplishments, placing first and fourth, respectively.
Several members of the BHS Journalism team were able to punch their ticket to the Regional round thanks to strong finishes at the District competition, including the News Writing duo of Nick Calhoon, placing third, and Bailey Baker, finishing sixth; Feature Writing team of Calhoon, finishing first, and Emma Rhyne, placing second; Editorial Writing duo of Baker, placing first, and Rhyne, finishing fifth; and Headline Writing team of Baker, finishing second, and Rhyne, placing fourth.
Overall, the BHS Journalism team was able to tally up the score and finish as the second place team at the District event.
The BHS Social Studies team, consisting of Kristen Clark, Julehissa Galvan, and Langston, brought home the first place team finish, which allows the team to advance to Regionals. Clark was recognized with a first place individual finish.
Similarly, the BHS Literary Criticism team of Hannah Sieben, Emma Rhyne, Caroline Calhoon, and Chloe Duvak placed first at District and will advance to the Regional round, with Sieben and Rhyne placing first and second, respectively.
The BHS science team was able to finish in second place at District, qualifying the entire team for the upcoming Regional meet. Team members include Kuczkowski, placing fifth, as well as White, Medley, and McCoy.
BHS also collected a trifecta of first place finishes in a number of competitions, allowing students to make their way onto the next round, including White, placing first in the Physics contest; Valerie Vierkant, finishing first in the Spelling event; and Rhyne, finishing first in the Ready Writing competition.
Additionally, the BHS Persuasive Speaking team of Caden Kutach and Cole Rude also competed at the District meet, finishing in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
The BHS UIL teams advancing past the District round will compete next at the Conference 4A Region II UIL Regional Meet, scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at Texas A&M University – Commerce.