Copperas Cove High School students won numerous University Interscholastic League awards last week, and some will advance to regional competition in April.

After placing in the district meet at Belton High School on March 23, several students will head to regionals at Texas Tech in Lubbock, stated a news release from Copperas Cove Independent School District.

“I am proud of all our UIL academic students because of their loyalty and dedication to the program,” said Amal Baty, high school coordinator of academics and testing, in the release.

Baty said the students meet with their UIL coaches on a weekly basis.

“These students get up on many Saturday mornings to catch the 6 a.m. UIL bus to compete at other high schools,” she said. “They do all this with a small reward in comparison.”

Winners at UIL District competition


Nate Butler – first place

Deleah Ames – sixth place, along with Tyler Fox, second place team

Current Issues

Marilyn Justiniano – sixth place

Computer Application

Houssam Mhiri – second place

Alexander Bragg – third place

Computer Science

Alexander Bragg, Antonio Loffredi and Tyler Fox, third place team

Feature Writing

Jesse Turner – third place

Arianna Chaco – sixth place

Headline Writing

David Spicer – second place

Jesse Turner – fifth place

Arianna Chaco – sixth place

Informative Speaking

Terry Chase – fourth place

Literary Criticism

Kim Fayard – fourth place


Alexander Ross – second place

Number Sense

Ross Alexander, Bryce Alexander, Alex Bragg and Erica Baldree, fifth place team

News Writing

Arianna Chaco – fourth place

Persuasive Speaking

Brendon Thompson – fourth place

Deonjrae Hunt – fifth place

Poetry Interpretation

Kylee Burgin – second place

Lucy Crouch – fourth place

Nicolle Loya – sixth place

Prose Interpretation

Jessica Temples – fifth place

Ready Writing

David Spice – fifth place

Kim Fayard – sixth place

Social Studies

Marilyn Justiniano – second place

Chelbi Agnew – fifth place and with Mercedes Daniels, second place team


Ross Alexander – first place

Bryce Alexander – third place and with Samantha Garrett, first place team plaque

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