There was much celebrating at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School when their UIL Literary and Academic teams took First Place Sweepstakes at the District Meet this year. A number of LCM High School’s students competing in the District Meet also advanced to the Regional level.

These students included Jace Bagwell, who advanced in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Persuasive Speaking, Arish Bheraiya in Computer Science, Alex Borel in Poetry Interpretation, Ivy Casteel in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Literary Criticism, Josh Green in Current Issues, Clint Jordan in Number Sense, Trey Mathis in Informative Speaking, Kent Morris in Informative Speaking, Jacob Richard in Prose Interpretation, Eric Rushing in Number Sense, Danielle Sonnier in News Writing, Kara Stanford in Social Studies, Triston Stringer in Poetry Interpretation, Victoria Weeks in Literary Criticism, And Haley Wright in Prose Interpretation. In addition, the cast and crew from the One Act Play advanced to Area competition, and the Cross-Examination Debate Team of Trey Mathis and Kara Stanford, advanced from the District CX Meet to compete at the State CX Debate Meet.

Other students who earned points for the District Sweepstakes Championship were Izzy Echartea in Feature Writing and Headline Writing, Mallory Geautreaux in Literary Criticism, Ryan Keszeg in Informative Speaking, Sean Laughlin in Mathematics and Science, John Michael Moore in Computer Science, Rebecca Sanford in Poetry Interpretation, Sarah St. John in Editorial Writing, Tiffany Vu in Spelling and Vocabulary, and Kristin Yokum in Prose Interpretation.

LCM students also qualified for the Regional Meet in the team competitions by earning the highest number of team points in their events at the District meet. These included the Literary Criticism Team comprised of Victoria Weeks, Ivy Casteel, and Mallory Geautreaux; the Mathematics Team with Kent Morris, Eric Rushing, Sean Laughlin, and Shri Murthy; and the Number Sense Team with Josh Green, Eric Rushing, Sean Laughlin, and Shri Murthy.

Two of the students who competed at the Regional Meet qualified for the State Meet. Haley Wright (First Place at Region) and Jacob Richard (Third Place at Region) will both compete in Austin at the State competition on Tuesday, May 21.