Paradise High School

UIL Academics

PHS Students Attend Academic Camp

On July 10, Riley Penny, Emersen Adams, Hailey Holt, and Krista Richey traveled to Lubbock to attend academic camps at Texas Tech, joining Jaclyn Kaler and Shyann Jennings who were there for a speech camp. Riley attended a math/science camp, and the other three young ladies attended a journalism camp. All these students learned and accomplished a lot at these camps, and we appreciate them taking a few days out of their summer to attend them.

Our three journalists came back with some awards: Emersen with a 2nd place in Feature Writing and the same in Headline Writing; Hailey with a 1st place in News Writing and a 4th place in Editorial Writing; and Krista with a 5th place in News Writing, a 5th place in Feature Writing, a 1st place in Editorial Writing, and a 3rd place in Headline Writing. Krista had the most overall points for all those attending the camp, and Emersen was one of the two top scoring seniors at the camp! They all came back on July 14 more prepared to represent Paradise Academic UIL in 2018-19!

Photo gallery.

Students Leave for Camp

LUBBOCK-On July 9, Jaclyn Kaler and Shyann Jennings left for a speech competition camp at Texas Tech. Thanks to Mrs. Bohmfalk for the pictures.

Jaclyn and Shyann leaving for academic camp

Jaclyn and Shyann at academic camp

Jaclyn and Shyann at academic camp

Hailey Holt receives award

Holt Wins Medal at State

On May 4, PHS Freshman Hailey Holt earned the fifth place medal in News Writing at the State UIL Academic competition in Austin. Thanks to Mrs. Bohmfalk for the photo.

Two Advance to State Meet

ABILENE-On April 14, PHS students Hailey Holt (news writing) and Logan Waggoner (number sense and mathematics) qualified for the State UIL Academic Meet.

Logan Waggoner
Logan Waggoner
Mathematics and Number Sense
Hailey Holt
Hailey Holt
News Writing

Tres Pennington finished in sixth place in Current Issues and Events

Heather Karg had the 8th highest score for Calculator Applications and had a personal best score.

Tryston Webb and Megan Aldape placed in the top half of the scores for Computer Applications and Science, respectively.

Others that competed: Hadleigh Anthony in News Writing, Lucy Ruiz in Editorial Writing, and Brodie Paschall in Science. Tryston Webb, Seth Rodriguez, Mia Caddell, and Tres Pennington were alternates for other events (Computer Science, Persuasive Speaking, Feature Writing, and Social Studies, respectively) but did not get to compete because 1st - 3rd places were present and able to compete in those events.

PHS Attends UIL Regional Event

Over the weekend of April 14, Paradise High School competed in the Regional UIL Academic competition in Abilene.

Hadleigh and Hailey prepare for news writing

Hadleigh Anthony and Hailey Holt prepare to compete in news writing.

Seth poses with his stuffed giraffe

Seth Rodriguez poses with his giraffe, "Hubert."

The coaches pose for a selfie at the zoo.

PHS Wins Awards at District

WICHITA FALLS-On March 22-23, Paradise High School competed at the district UIL meet held at Midwestern State University. Paradise finished in third place overall and had 12 students qualify for the April 13-14 regional meet. Here are the results:

Number Sense
Logan Waggoner – 2nd place **
Siclaly Delgadillo – 5th place
(2nd place team: Logan Waggoner, Siclaly Delgadillo, Nick Licea, Riley Penny)

Calculator Apps
Heather Karg – 4th place*
Riley Penny – 5th place
(2nd place team: Heather Karg, Riley Penny, Hailey Holt, Katie Davis)

Computer Apps
Tryston Webb – 3rd place**
Tanner Forsyth – 4th place*
Clayton Smith – 5th place

Computer Science
Tryston Webb – 4th place*
(3rd place team; Tryston Webb, Drew Hedgecoke, Ray Fultz)

Current Issues/Events
Tres Pennington – 3rd place**
(2nd place team: Tres Pennington, Megan Aldape, Nash Ingram, Krista Richey)

Logan Waggoner – 2nd place**
Tryston Webb – 6th place
(2nd place team: Logan Waggoner, Tryston Webb, Siclaly Delgadillo, Megan Prindle)

Brodie Paschall – 2nd place/Top score Chemistry (tie)**
Megan Aldape - Top Score Chemistry (tie)**

Persuasive Speaking
Seth Rodriguez – 4th place*
Reighlee Carbajal – 6th place

Editorial Writing
Lucy Ruiz – 3rd place**
Emersen Adams – 5th place

Headline Writing
Brodie Paschall – 6th place

Feature Writing
Mia Caddell – 4th place*
Hadleigh Anthony – 6th place

News Writing
Hailey Holt – 1st place**
Hadleigh Anthony – 3rd place**
Lucy Ruiz – 6th place

Copy Editing (a pilot event)
Hadleigh Anthony - 1st place
Lucy Ruiz - 6th place

Overall Journalism (Editorial, Feature, Headline, News): 2nd place team

Social Studies
Tres Pennington – 4th place*

Heather Karg – 5th place
(2nd Place Team: Heather, Siclaly Delgadillo, Rose Powers, Matthew Eisen)

** Qualified for Regionals
*Regional Alternate

PHS Makes Strong Showing at Home Meet

On February 24, Paradise High School hosted a UIL academic meet that was attended by several schools. Here is a summary of our students placed:

Accounting - 1st Place Team
Rose Powers - 1st Place
Heather Karg - 2nd Place
Siclaly Delgadillo - 4th Place

Calculator Applications - 2nd Place Team
Heather Karg, Riley Penny, Hailey Holt, Katie Davis

Computer Applications
Tryston Webb - 1st Place

Current Issues and Events
Megan Aldape - 5th Place

Editorial Writing
Mia Caddell - 1st Place
Emersen Adams - 2nd Place
Krista Richey - 6th Place

Feature Writing
Hadleigh Anthony - 1st Place
Mia Caddell - 5th Place
Krista Richey - 6th Place

Headline Writing
Brodie Paschall - 4th Place

Informative Speaking
Destiny Brock - 3rd Place

Literary Criticism - 1st Place Team
Elise Cobb - 2nd Place
Tres Pennington - 5th Place

Logan Waggoner - 4th Place

News Writing
Hadleigh Anthony - 2nd Place
Lucy Ruiz - 4th Place

Number Sense
Logan Waggoner - 4th Place

Persuasive Speaking
Parker Burross - 2nd Place
Bonner Brackeen - 3rd Place

Lynsey Medlin - 4th Place

Nevan Graves - 2nd Place
Rose Powers - 4th Place

Galadriel Smith - 4th Place

UIL Academic Team Does Well at Burkburnett

On February 10, a group of PHS students competed at the Burkburnett UIL Invitational meet. Paradise brought home 36 individual awards, four 1st place team awards and four 2nd place team awards. Here are the results:

Number Sense - 1st Place Team (small school)
Logan Waggoner (12) - 1st Place
Siclaly Delgadillo (12) - 3rd Place
Tryston Webb (12) - 6th Place

Calculator Applications - 1st Place Team (small school)
Heather Karg (11) - 1st Place
Hailey Holt (9) - 3rd Place
Riley Penny (10) - 4th Place

Computer Applications
Tryston Webb (12) - 1st Place

Current Issues and Events- 2nd Place Team (small school)
Tres Pennington (9) - 4th Place
Krista Richey (9) - 6th place

Feature Writing
Hadleigh Anthony (11) - 1st Place
Laura Livesay (9) - 3rd Place
Krista Richey (9) - 4th Place
Mia Caddell (9) - 6th Place

Accounting - 2nd Place Team (overall)
Heather Karg (11) - 6th Place

News Writing
Lucy Ruiz (9) - 3rd Place
Hadleigh Anthony (11) - 4th Place

Science - 2nd Place Team (small school)
Brodie Paschall (12) - 2nd Place
Megan Aldape (10) - 4th Place

Computer Science
Tryston Webb (12) - 5th place

Editorial Writing
Lucy Ruiz (9) - 2nd Place
Emersen Adams (11) - 4th Place
Laura Livesay (9) - 5th Place
Hailey Holt (9) - 6th Place

Mathematics - 1st Place Team (small school)
Logan Waggoner (12) - 1st Place
Tryston Webb (12) - 2nd Place
Siclaly Delgadillo (12) - 3rd Place
Megan Prindle (10) - 4th Place
Austin Stephens (9) - 5th Place
Katie Davis (10) - 6th Place

Social Studies - 2nd Place Team (small school)
Nash Ingram (11) - 5th Place
Tres Pennington (9) - 6th Place

Headline Writing
Emersen Adams (11) - 3rd Place
Krista Richey (9) - 4th Place

Copy Editing
Mia Caddell (9) - 6th Place

Persuasive Speaking
Seth Rodriguez (12) - 4th Place

Poetry Interpretation
Lynsey Medlin (10) - 5th Place

Our fourth 1st Place Team Award goes to our Journalism team. Their combined awards earned them this award - they had 13 individual awards overall!

Paradise Hosts Invitational Meet

On November 11, we saw a packed cafeteria as 8 schools sent students from 2A to 6A in enrollment to compete at our fall invitational. It was a busy, productive day. Our students had a lot of competition, but as usual represented our school well.

These are our results (1st through 6th place individual, 1st/2nd place team if applicable):

Accounting (1st Place Team)
Heather Karg - 1st place
Matthew Eisen - 3rd place
Siclaly Delgadillo - 4th place
Rose Powers - 6th place

Computer Applications
Jenna Huitt - 3rd place
Tryston Webb - 5th place

Editorial Writing
Emersen Adams - 5th place

Feature Writing
Hadleigh Anthony - 2nd place

Headline Writing
Grant Caddell - 3rd place

Literary Criticism (1st Place Team)
Alondra Loza - 1st place
Megan Prindle - 4th place
David Benson - 6th place

Logan Waggoner - 5th place

News Writing
Hadleigh Anthony - 2nd place

Number Sense
Logan Waggoner - 3rd place

Social Studies (2nd Place Team)
Nash Ingram - 4th place
Blake Cummings - 6th place

Spelling and Vocabulary
Megan Prindle - 6th place

District 7-3A (Region 1) Teams for 2018-2019

  • Boyd
  • Breckenridge
  • Brock
  • Jacksboro
  • Millsap
  • Paradise
  • Peaster
  • Tolar
  • See the academic alignments for all districts here.