Dayton students advancing to Regional UIL after placing at District contests

Left to right are Emily Villanueva, Jimmy Rivera, David Coll, Azalynn Narvaez and Emma Franklin.

The Dayton High School UIL Academics Team competed on Saturday at Porter High School and Tuesday at Stephen F. Austin State University in the District 16-5A Academic Competition. Several Dayton students placed in the competition and will be advancing to the Regional Competition.

Here are the results:

  • Number Sense Team – Placed first in District and will advance to Region Competition; Team members are David Coll, Jimmy Rivera and Azlyn Narvaez.
  • Madison Beathea placed third in Poetry Interpretation and will advance to the Regional Competition.
  • Placing in Poetry Interpretation were Shelby Berry in 4th place and Aaron Sells in 5th place.
  • Eric Silva placed 4th in Extemporaneous Informative Speech.
Madison Bethea

One Dayton student, David Coll, had an exceptional day and placed in numerous events:

  • Calculator Applications – 1st Place Overall
  • Number Sense – 1st Place Overall
  • Science – 2nd Place Overall
  • Chemistry – 1st Place
  • Biology – 2nd Place
  • Physics – 2nd Place
  • Mathematics – 3rd Place Overall
  • Social Studies – 3rd Place Overall

Coll is advancing to Regional Competition in all of these events.

The Regional Competition will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington campus next month.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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