FHS wins District UIL, 26 head to Regionals

Twenty six students advanced to regional in 15 academic events. Pictured: Erica McQuinn, Kathryn Bogle, Garridan Henderson, Kealie House, Victoria Donohoo, Lauran Adcock, Abbie Cunningham, Ashlyn Partain, Jack Ezell, Anna Kaye Williams, David Thomas, Brittani Oglesbee, Emma Copeland, Melanie Pina, Kailyn Partain, Ty Bachtel, Tristyn Kahrs, Michelle Rosales, Cody Anderson, Katelynn Mensch, and Brodrick Rose.
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Story by Kaytlyn Brewer, FHS senior and Eagle Beat copy editor

Twenty six Fairfield High School (FHS) students will compete in the Regional UIL competition on Saturday, April 14, in 15 academic events at Sam Houston State University. FHS has won the district UIL competition for 21 consecutive years, and 28 out of the last 29 years. Typically, FHS wins by a landslide, but this year the school only won by 115 points. “We should never get satisfied or complacent,” principal Von Wade said. “We should always strive to be better.” After day one of district competition, the points total left Palestine with 315 points, Athens with 353 points, and Fairfield leading with 510 points. The computer applications team was expected to sweep their event; however, during their competition students had to forfeit their points because their computer crashed. Technology Director Arland Thill drove a new computer to Athens for Davis’ remaining events, which both won first place team. “The team would have went 1, 2, 3 without a doubt after seeing the scores from the competition,” Computer Applications Coach Davin Davis said. “Victoria had a great shot at making it to state, but because of this unforeseeable incident, that’s not happening.” Prose interpretation competitors senior Britain Bossier and senior Braden Bossier placed first and third, respectively, at the district competition and advanced to the regional competition.



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