Paradise High School

UIL Academics

PHS Does Well at Princeton

students with medals won at Princeton

On January 12, Paradise took a large number of students to the invitational UIL Academic meet at Priceton. Here is a summary of how our students placed:

Number Sense (2nd place team small school [1A-3A]): 2nd place - Nicolas Licea, 5th place - Riley Penny

Calculator Applications (1st place team small school [1A-3A]): 1st place - Heather Karg, 4th place - Riley Penny, 5th place - Hailey Holt

Prose: 3rd place - Shyann Jennings

Poetry: 2nd place - Lynsey Medlin, 4th place - Clayton Smith, and 6th place - Jaclyn Kaler

Spelling/Vocabulary (2nd place team overall): 6th place - Megan Cornett (other team members - Galadriel Smith, Karen Escalera, Jenna Huitt, Clayton Smith, Meagan Bacon, Kendyl Adams, Brooklyn Yoder)

News Writing: 4th place - Hailey Holt

Editorial Writing: 5th place - Hailey Holt

Headline Writing (2nd place team overall): 4th place - Lucy Ruiz, 6th place - Krista Richey

Persuasive Speaking: 4th place - Parker Burross (Mia Caddell made it to semi-finals)

Informative Speaking: Haiden Clark made it to semi-finals)

Mathematics: 6th place - Katie Davis

Current Issues/Events (tied for 3rd place team overall): this is a big accomplishment in a meet like this when many of the schools are 5A or 6A schools

Social Studies (3rd place team overall): again, this is a big accomplishment at a meet of this size! 6th place - Tres Pennington

Paradise Hosts Invitational Meet

On November 9, Paradise ISD held a UIL Academic meet that was attended by seven schools. Here is a summary of how our students placed:

Heather Karg - 1st Place

Calculator Applications:
Hailey Holt - 4th Place
Heather Karg - 5th Place (TIE)
Riley Penny - 5th Place (TIE)

Copy Editing:
Tanner Forsyth - 3rd Place
Hadleigh Anthony - 5th Place

Editorial Writing:
Hailey Holt - 2nd Place
Lucy Ruiz - 3rd Place
Emersen Adams - 4th Place
Mia Caddell - 5th Place

Feature Writing:
Hadleigh Anthony - 2nd Place
Emersen Adams - 5th Place

Headline Writing:
Krista Richey - 3rd Place
Emersen Adams - 5th Place

Literary Criticism:
Cade Pearson - 3rd Place
Alondra Loza - 4th Place
Tres Pennington - 6th Place

News Writing:
Hailey Holt - 2nd Place
Hadleigh Anthony - 5th Place

Spelling & Vocabulary:
Galadriel Smith - 3rd Place
Megan Cornett - 4th Place
Jenna Huitt - 6th Place

Ready Writing:
Alondra Loza - 5th Place

Anthony Named to All-State Staff

Senior Hadleigh Anthony has been named to the 2018 All-State Journalism Staff. Thanks to Mrs. Bohmfalk for the photo.

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

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.