Eastern Hills High School Students Excel during UIL Competition
April 10, 2012 -- Students from Eastern Hills High School recently competed in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition and walked away with several medals and awards for their efforts.
Ninth grader Ninja Jackson received 4th place in prose interpretation for Yours Truly by A.M. Homes. Receiving 5th place honors was senior Montisha Wells for Get Off Our Campus by Tom Grace.
In the informative extemporary category 9th graders Joshua Comer and Dominique Washington received 5th and 6th places, respectively. In persuasive extemporary sophomore Azure Bradger won 6th place, and received 4th place in spelling and vocabulary. Senior Chase Beggs received a 4th place finish in the current issues and events competition.
The speech team and the current issues and events team excelled in the UIL competition with 3rd place overall finishes. In addition, the mathematics team landed a 4th place overall finish.
In the UIL one-act play, Distracted by Lisa Loomer, several EHHS seniors received medals. Taylor Daughtery received an honorable mention All Star Cast, Anthony Jones received All Star Cast and Chase Beggs received an outstanding Technician Award.
Seth Johnston, EHHS theatre arts instructor, said the EHHS students excelled in the UIL competition despite stiff competition from other accomplished schools. “We couldn’t be prouder of the recognition the Eastern Hills High School students received,” he said. “They worked very hard to prepare and polish up their presentations, and they were rewarded for those efforts.”
The University Interscholastic League exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. The UIL was created by The University of Texas at Austin in 1910 and has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world.