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Earning honors

UIL students medal at Ennis meet
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A quick stop at Buc-ee’s after the meet gave competitors a chance to show off their medals to the beaver.

Last weekend UIL coordinator Melanie Menefee took competitors to a practice tournament in Ennis. After an early-morning leave time, the group returned to Buffalo with multiple medals to show for their hard work. 

 CX team Nicollette Arabie and Kaylen Sanchez took first place, with Arabie also placing first in Persuasive Eextemp and Sanchez placing second in Informative Extemp. Senior Alyncia Jackson placed third in LD Debate. 

 ¨I was glad my students got to get some practice in events they haven’t been practicing in,¨ Menefee said. ¨It was also good for them to perform in front of judges and get their nerves out.¨ 

 Senior Ryan Brown placed third in headline, second in copy editing and first in editorial. She said she was mostly looking forward to copy editing and headline writing since she went to state with them last year. This year, like every other year, she is doing all of the journalism events. 

 ¨I didn’t expect to get first place in editorial, especially since I don’t think I made it out of district last year. Copy editing is by far my favorite event because I’ve always been a grammar nerd,¨ Brown said. ¨Sometimes, when we look over writing prompts from news or features, I can’t help but point out spelling and grammar errors and I think it might be starting to annoy everyone else a little but I’m having fun, so whatever. Hopefully, I’ll place in news and feature, too.¨ 

 Freshman Genevive Arabie competed in extemp; it was her first time in the contest and while she did not come away with a medal, she did improve between the two rounds. With the practice that she is getting in, she hopes to do better next time. 

 ¨I was looking forward to excelling in extemp and while I did not break to finals I did excel, Arabie said. ¨I look forward to next time.¨ 

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Yuliet Gonzalez, Editorial Team
I am fifteen years old and a sophomore this year. This year is my second year doing journalism as well as FCCLA. Being a part of the FCCLA team was really fun and I look forward to making many more fun and exciting memories. In my free time, I love to paint, draw, and color. One of my favorite things to paint is sunsets and oceans. My favorite genre to read in my free time is murder mysteries. I am also doing powerlifting; I enjoy lifting heavy weights, especially if I am competing with it. One of my favorite foods is Mariana's mom’s chicken and beans tostadas, I could eat them ALL day. My favorite snack is rice crispy treats dipped in white chocolate; yes they are really sweet and might make your teeth hurt, but they are too good to not risk a cavity lol.