HPMS UIL students compete in Tournament of Champions
Twenty-one Hal Peterson Middle School students brought home top tier medals from the University Interscholastic League Tournament of Champions held on February 18 at McNair Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District.
According to David Gregory, HPMS UIL Coordinator, the Peterson Spikes “made themselves proud” during their season-ending competition against 13 area schools.
“We are proud of all our students who made the extra effort to participate in the UIL program this year,” Gregory said. “All the teachers appreciate you for your dedication and rest assured your commitment will pay off for years to come.”
Every student who placed 1st through 6th in one of the three qualifying tournaments had a chance to compete in the “Tournament of Champions.”
Bringing home 1st place medals were Rose Moczygemba and Zoe Jordan for Duet Pantomime. In 2nd place were Jordan Busby and Natalie Neal, also in Duet Pantomime.
2nd place medals also went to Josh Bestor in Maps, Charts, and Graphs, David Troxell in Math, and James Merrington in Science.
3rd place medals went to Nick Fitch for Spelling, Brittany Ramos for Prose Reading, Colton Harmon for Ready Writing, and Kianna Dao for Science.
4th place medals went to Gerardo Marquez for Maps, Charts, and Graphs, Richard Rogers for Solo Humorous acting, Naomi Exum for Oratory, and Ellie Butler for Poetry Reading.
5th place medals went to Gibby Badillo for Maps, Charts, and Graphs and Kianna Dao for Math.
6th place medals went to Haden Sutherland for Calculators, Gibby Badillo for Number Sense, Andriana Perez for Prose Reading, and Trevor Ford for Ready Writing.
More than a half million students participate in Texas UIL academic contests, the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. These activities are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.
For more information, contact David Gregory, UIL Coordinator at Hal Peterson Middle School at 257-2204.
Tivy High School’s Alissa Foreman, Pierce Grisebaum, and Caroline Freedle traveled to St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Tuesday, January 24th, to take a Microsoft Specialist exam for Word. The three passed and received their certification, a national industry standard certification.
Says teacher Sharon Bigott, “All the students who took this test had to meet certain standards before taking the test. They had to have outstanding classroom grades, high keyboarding speeds, and top attendance rates. What is also important to know is that each of them exhibited outstanding knowledge and time-management skills, all of which will make them valuable future employees or employers.”
The test is a timed test covering all aspects of Office ’07 Microsoft Word. The areas covered are: Creating, Customizing, Formatting, and Reviewing Documents; Sharing, Securing and Organizing Content; and working with Visual Content.
For more information on the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification or Career and Technology courses at Tivy High School, contact Sharon Bigott at 257-2212, ext. 286.
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