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Coyote Pride

The high school UIL Academic District Meet was held at Menard on Thursday, March 22.  Nelson Smith is UIL academic director for the spring meet. Kudos to volunteer Melanie Smith who also helps students prepare for academic success in UIL academic events.  District UIL Academic meet points were incorrectly calculated and here are the revised results:

Menard 364

Richland Springs 326.5

Eden 301

Cherokee 180.5

Paint Rock 143

Rochelle 97

Lohn 36

Brookesmith 41

Congratulations to Richland Springs students and staff for a solid 2nd place finish! Richland Springs regional qualifiers headed to the Regional UIL Academic Meet at Angelo State University on April 13 and 14 include:

Jordan Burkhart: Calculator applications, Computer Science, Mathematics and Number Sense;

Jacey Gossett: Calculator Applications, Computer Applications, and Mathematics;

Linden Brown: Calculator Applications, Computer Science, Computer Science, Feature Writing, Mathematics, Number Sense, Science and Biology;

Ben Schultz: Calculator Applications, Mathematics, Number Sense, and Computer Science;

Kira Hobbs: Computer Applications and News Writing;

Keleigh Crysler: Computer Applications;

Zach Brown: Computer Science and Number Sense; and

Cameron Parham: Informative Speaking.

It’s great to be a Coyote academic athlete. Bring Home the Gold!

The theatre students under the direction of Patsy Hall traveled to Angelo State University on Saturday, March 31 to compete in Area One Act Play competition. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was named the Alternate to Regional competition. The play did not advance to the Regional meet. This cast and crew had an outstanding year and showed great teamwork! Jared Martin received Honorable Mention All Star Cast honors. Cameron Parham and Chase Gossett received All Star Cast honors. Sierra Tharp was named to the All-Star Technician’s cast. It’s great to be a Coyote thespian.

The high school District Track Meet will be held at Menard on Thursday, April 5. Coach Thomas Tipton invites track fans to travel to Menard to see some great student athletes in action. You won’t be disappointed. Bring home the Gold!

Day 1 of the varsity boys and girls District Golf Tournament was held at Eden on Monday, March 26. Richland Springs girls’ team is currently in 1st place after round one. Congrats to Kamree Lewis-92, Gracie Ashworth-95, Atrel Carlisle-121, and Keleigh Crysler-121 with a team Best 4 score total-429. Richland Springs boys’ team is currently in 1st place after round one. Congrats to Lane Shannon-104, Zach Brown-114, Wade Appleton-97, Jordan Burkhart-106, and Chase Gossett-112 with a team Best 4 score total-419.  Individual Richland Springs scores include Hutton Lusty-108, T.J. Grant-126, and Dawson Crysler-126. Day 2 of the boys & girls District Golf Tournament was held at San Saba golf course on Monday, April 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. It’s great to be a Coyote golfer. Bring home the Gold!

STAAR testing starts next week for grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11. Parent involvement is important! Schools must partner with parents and guardians to help each student understand their potential and reach a new level of achievement. We must stay positive in a society that loves to dwell on the negative. Life is good!

As golf season is at hand, here is a special shout-out to the 1967 Richland Springs Golf State Champions-Billy Fred Schneider, Ricky Lusty, Bobby Mask, Kenneth Land, & Rick Baskin who became State Champions 51 years ago                                            

Community involvement is the key to our success!

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