Lomax Junior High School won the first place overall sweepstakes award at the UIL Academic Meet held Feb. 18 at Santa Fe ISD.
The championship team earned six first-place awards as well as numerous other medals during the competition.
In the eighth grade categories, Ashley Holt won first place in art and Lauren Robinson earned first place in dictionary. In the seventh grade competition, those winning first place were Brianna Albritton, editorial writing; Casey Boriskie, ready writing; Josh Pittsenbarger, art; and Myles Davis, modern oratory.
In other eighth grade contests, Sara McCabe won fourth place in impromptu, with Emily Gatlin winning seventh and Alanis Bing earning eighth. In calculator applications, DeVohn White won fifth place, and Andre Ford placed sixth.
Eighth grade art winners were Sara McCabe, fourth; Justin Cain, fifth; Bailey Webster, sixth; and Noah Parmely, eighth. In science, winners were Kevin Goldstein, fourth, and Bennie Flores, eighth. In maps, graphs and charts, Dylan Friend won second and Carlos Rios placed fifth.
Christian Hochadel placed fourth in listening, with Paula Bermudez earning eighth and Tyler Smith winning ninth. Sara Longoria, Donald Giffin, and Noah Parmely placed second, third and fifth, respectively, in modern oratory.
Ethan Lau placed third, Jonathan Rivera placed seventh and Garrett Tipton placed eighth in the social studies competition. Hannah McCandless earned fourth, with Sara Longoria fifth and Megan Klinger seventh in oral reading, and Ivie Rocha earned fifth in math.
In the dictionary competition, Jazmine Saiz placed fifth. In editorial writing, Taylor Hutton earned second, with Julianne Agarrado placing fifth and Lauren Josey ninth.
Spelling winners included Maggie Simmons, fifth; Katelyn Taylor, seventh; and Reiko Gavin, eighth. Laura Dodson placed second and Victoria Robles ninth in number sense. In ready writing, Miguel Serrano earned second, followed by Samantha Beacham, third, and Lauren Risenhoover, fifth.
In the seventh grade competition, art winners included Bradley Kennedy, third; Aaron Albritton, fifth; and Parker Sodaro, seventh. Jordan Land placed fourth and Aaron Watson placed seventh in science. Hernan Garcia placed fifth and Andrea Oscoto earned sixth in dictionary.
In calculator applications, Alec Alvarado placed second, Joseph Hinna placed third and Hernan Garcia placed ninth. Alec also earned sixth in impromptu. Savannah Rose and Bradley Kennedy placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in editorial writing, and Casey Boriskie and Haley Goodrum placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in listening.
Cheyenne Copeland placed third and Jamie McNemar placed fifth in spelling, while Cheyenne Tober placed seventh in both oral reading and impromptu. In number sense, Jackson Bigby and Kallie Juel tied for fifth, with Kim Garcia earning ninth.
Marlyn Beltran earned eighth place in math, with Jaydn Reis placing ninth. Rebecca Salinas and Jordan Land won second and fifth, respectively, in maps, graphs and charts. Rebecca Salinas won sixth in oral reading, with Cheyenne Tober placing seventh. Rebecca also earned fourth place in social studies. Trey Farley and Savannah Hart placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in ready writing.