From high school drill teams to junior high academic groups, the competitive spring season is under way and Copperas Cove students are bringing home top honors.
Most recently, Cove High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students experienced another successful year at regional competitions, stated a news release from the district.
Of the numerous students competing in Irving at regionals, eight will represent Cove at the state level.
“I am super proud of these students, as they have worked hard to represent Copperas Cove High School,” said Jana Perry, the organization’s sponsor. “From bullying prevention to chapter leadership, this accomplishment is a great honor for these students.”
S.C. Lee Junior High’s Cougar Vibe received fifth place at Battle of the Books, stated a news release.
The five-member team — Hailey Childers, Lauren Quiroga, Alexis Hering, Rachel Pierce and Brittany Colbath — read numerous books from the 2012 Lone Star Reading List to identify quotes and give short answer responses to test their knowledge of various titles.
“These girls read like crazy to make sure at least two of them had read each of the 20 titles,” said Sandra Carswell, S.C. Lee librarian.
The Copperettes worked hard all year and brought home more than 20 awards before ending their competition season Feb. 23 at Showtime International.
“These athletes work very hard and train many hours perfecting their dances and technique,” said Jessica Harris, Copperette Dance and drill team instructor.
The dance team next performs in April at its spring show.
Nine junior historians will continue to the state level in May, after competing in regionals in February.
Students spent months gathering historical information from various sources to create exhibits and or documentaries about their topics.
These students are very motivated, involved in multiple activities and great role models for their peers, said Randy Troub, principal of Copperas Cove Junior High. Many of the junior historians attend the school.