Academic teams earn district championship


Among many other departments that performed well, the school’s newspaper and yearbook students earned the journalism championship with first place finishes in three of four events.

Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter

    The school’s first year in 4A continues to be a success as Leopard academic teams earned the 13-4A District championship, taking first place in 9 of 24 events.

Listed below are the school’s results listed in alphabetical order by event.


1st place  – Evan Harter*

3rd place – Gregory Neitsch*

6th place – Thomas Kotecki

Calculator Applications:

6th place – Julia Belk

Computer Applications:

3rd place – Maddie Pool*

4th place – Cassidy Zale

Computer Science:

1st place – Nick Powell*

3rd place – Nick Larson*

5th place – Ben Speicher

6th place – Stephen Larson

Cross Examination Dabate:

4th place – Ryan Thompson and Megan Tran-Olmstead

Current Issues:

1st place – Jack Andrews*

3rd place – Adam Schasel*

5th place – Trenton Alexander

6th place – Anna Libey

Editorial Writing:

1st place – Ginger Hervey*

6th place – Adam Schasel

Feature Writing:

1st place – Kassidy Cox*

5th place – Riley Heruska

Headline Writing:

2nd place – Kate Hessong*

Lincoln Douglas Debate:

2nd place – Max Anderson*

Literary Criticism:

3rd place – Nemul Khan*


1st place – Julia Belk*

News Writing:

1st place – Olivia Griffin*

4th place – Savannah Whitmer

Number Sense:

1st place – Aaron Hintz*

2nd place – William Speicher*

6th place – Calvin Liu

Poetry Interpretation:

5th place – Nate Wutzke

6th place – Bryce Broomham

Prose Interpretation:

2nd place – Emma Holmes*

Ready Writing:

6th place – Shelby Brooks


4th place – Julia Belk

Social Studies:

3rd place – Cole Tedman*

Spelling and Vocabulary:

4th place – Heidi Zettl

* = advancing to regional competition at UNT April 19-20.