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TAPPS Academic and Speech Meet Team earns District Champion Title

February 13, 2012

Shown in photo are winners who qualified to compete at the state competition and sponsors: Back row:  Bailey Comeaux, David Hurst, Barnabas Odeyomi, Ben Bennett, Katie Moore, Kit Rhea, Amanda Swanton, Cameron Tipton, Travis McGrath; Middle row: Academic/Speech Meet Sponsor Shannon Strange, 2011 Yearbook Sponsor Beth Beach (accepted award for 2010-2011 yearbook); Front row:  Lauren Slater, Allison White, Olivia Roberts, Alyssa Beach, Shannen Longridge; Not shown: Joel Solar

Shown in photo are winners who qualified to compete at the state competition and sponsors: Back row: Bailey Comeaux, David Hurst, Barnabas Odeyomi, Ben Bennett, Katie Moore, Kit Rhea, Amanda Swanton, Cameron Tipton, Travis McGrath; Middle row: Academic/Speech Meet Sponsor Shannon Strange, 2011 Yearbook Sponsor Beth Beach (accepted award for 2010-2011 yearbook); Front row: Lauren Slater, Allison White, Olivia Roberts, Alyssa Beach, Shannen Longridge; Not shown: Joel Solar

We are pleased to give God all the glory for our victories at the TAPPS 3A District 4 Academic and Speech Meet held on February 11, organized and hosted by our own Cypress Christian School. High school students received 37 ribbons in each of the eighteen categories. Overall, CCS was the District Champion as a team - defeating all of the other teams in the district for the first time since 2006. Fifteen students and our CCS yearbook also qualified in 21 events to continue on to the TAPPS State Competition on March 30-31 at Concordia University in Austin. Ribbons for the students listed below were presented during chapel on Wednesday, February 15. (*Denotes students that qualified to move on to the State Competition.)

Congratulations to all students who participated. A special thanks to all teachers and parents that helped to make this meet a success. It was a fantastic day. To God be the glory!

Ready Writing

  • Lizzie Hilton - 5th place

Science

  • Barnabas Odeyomi - 5th place
  • David Hurst - 6th place

Prose Interpretation

  • Amanda Swanton - 2nd place*
  • Travis McGrath - 3rd place*
  • Katie Moore - 4th place*

Persuasive Speaking

  • Kit Rhea 1st place* - DISTRICT CHAMPION
  • Cameron Tipton - 2nd place*
  • Lauren Echols - 5th place

Spelling

  • Alyssa Beach - 5th place
  • Josh White - 6th place

Current Events

  • Kit Rhea - 5th place

Number Sense

  • David Hurst - 1st place* (Three-time DISTRICT CHAMPION & TAPPS 2011 State Silver Medalist)

Calculator

  • Barnabas Odeyomi - 2nd place*
  • Ben Bennett - 4th place*

Advanced Math

  • David Hurst - 4th place*
  • Ben Bennett - 6th place

Solo Acting

  • Lauren Slater - 1st place* (Two-time DISTRICT CHAMPION)
  • Allison White - 2nd place*
  • Abby Martinez - 6th place

Literary Criticism

  • Lizzie Hilton - 6th place

Social Studies

  • David Hurst - 6th place

Spanish

  • Alyssa Beach - 3rd place*
  • Ben Bennett - 5th place (tie)
  • Shannen Longridge - 5th place (tie)

Duet Acting

  • Bailey Comeaux/Joel Solar - 3rd place*
  • Lauren Slater/Allison White - 4th place*

Poetry Interpretation

  • Katie Moore 1st place* - DISTRICT CHAMPION
  • Travis McGrath 3rd place* - (TAPPS 2011 State Bronze Medalist)
  • Bailey Comeaux - 4th place*

Original Oratory

  • Olivia Roberts 1st place* - DISTRICT CHAMPION
  • Shannen Longridge - 4th place*
  • Lauren Slater - 5th place

TAPPS Mathematics

  • Alyssa Beach - 4th place*

Yearbook

  • Unity in Motion - 4th place*