Academic Decathlon Wins State!
The Taylor High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State Academic Decathlon competition in San Antonio this past weekend and returned home as State Small School Champions. Medal winners in the individual categories include:
Interview – Honors Gold, Reginald Caldwell; Honors Silver, Dayton Volek; Scholastic Silver, Justin Paris
Speech – Honors Silver, Sarah Bohac; Scholastic Silver, Simon Niemtschk
Essay – Scholastic Silver, Justin Paris
Economics – Scholastic Gold, Justin Paris; Varsity Silver, Andres Delgado; Varsity Bronze, Gavin Hadley
All nine students finished in the top six in Economics.
Mathematics – Honors Bronze, Dayton Volek; Scholastic Bronze, Liam Plybon; Scholastic Gold, Justin Paris; Scholastic Bronze, Andres Delgado
All nine students finished in the top eight in Math.
Art – Honors Silver, Sarah Bohac; Honors Bronze, Reggie Caldwell; Scholastic Gold, Liam Plybon and Justin Paris, tie; Varsity Silver, Preston Rychetsky; Varsity Bronze, Gavin Hadley
Eight team members finished in the top five.
Science – Honors Bronze, Sarah Bohac: Scholastic Gold, Liam Plybon; Scholastic Silver, Justin Paris; Varsity Bronze, Andres Delgado; Varsity Silver, Gavin Hadley; Varsity Gold, Preston Rychetsk
Music – Honors Bronze, Reggie Caldwell; Scholastic Gold, Liam Plybon; Scholastic Silver, Justin Paris; Varsity Gold, Andres Delgado; Varsity Silver, Preston Rychetsky
All nine team members finished in the top five.
Language and Literature – Honors Gold, Sarah Bohac; Scholastic Gold, Liam Plybon and Justin Paris (tie), Varsity Silver, Andres Delgado
All nine team members finished in the top six.
Social Science – Honors Bronze, Sarah Bohac; Scholastic Gold, Simon Niemtschk; Varsity Gold, Andres Delgado; Varsity Bronze, Preston Rychetsky
Overall Individual Winners – Honors Bronze, Sarah Bohac; Scholastic Gold, Justin Paris:
Scholastic Silver, Liam Plybon; Varsity Silver, Andres Delgado; Varsity 4th Place, Preston Rychetsky
Overall, the team amassed 39, 454 points and 39 medals over this year’s curriculum, “New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation”. In addition, each team member will receive $1200 in scholarship money. Individual winners receive an additional $3500 for the Gold Medal, $2500 for the Silver Medal, $1500 for the Bronze Medal and $1000 for 4th Place.
Team members are:
Honors – Sarah Bohac, Junior, Reggie Caldwell, Senior, Dayton Volek, Junior
Scholastic – Liam Plybon, Senior, Simon Niemtschk, Junior, Justin Paris, Senior
Varsity – Andres Delgado, Senior, Preston Rychetsky, Senior, Gavin Hadley, Senior
Alternate – Philip Gray
Coach Vicki Rowe was also named the Coach of the Year.
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Duck Debate Holds Strong
According to coach Kaitlyn Hill, both Simon Niemtschk and Reed Olsen advanced to the semi-final round in the NSDA National Qualifier competition for debate. Reed placed in the top 18 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and Simon received 8th place in International Extemporaneous Speaking. After the first day of competition in the national qualifier tournament, Simon Niemtschk and Reed Olsen both advanced to the second day of competition with Simon ranked in the top 14 in International Extemporaneous Speaking and Reed in the top 18 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking. “ I am extremely proud of these two boys and they are excited to tackle UIL District!” Hill said.
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March 2, 2015 Edition
Taylor FFA Wins
After five days of showing pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, lambs and goats, Taylor FFA did exceptionally well at the Williamson County LIvestock Show over the weekend. FFA Advisor is Haley Vrazel and students who placed were:
Champion Hamp Pig
Champion Cross Pig
2015 Williamson Co. Overall Champion Pig
4th place hamp pig
Champion Fine Wool Cross - lamb
2nd in class - Reserve champion light heavy weight goat
5th place cross - pig
2015 Williamson Co. Grand Champion Pen of Rabbits
1st place heavy weight goat - Reserve champion heavy weight goat
6th place chickens
8th place hen
16th place tom
Reserve Champion intermediate showman
2nd place light weight goat
2nd place in class - Reserve champion medium weight goat
Chem-Free is the new After-Prom
Senior parents interested in helping to provide an after-prom celebration for students in an alcohol, drug and tobacco-free environment are encouraged to sign up for emails. When parents and students sign up, they open a DUCK BUCK Account where they accumulate points for the event auction. Click here for more information on the event.
Taylor FFA Competes in Area Contest
The Taylor FFA competed at the Area 7 Cen-Tex District LDEs at Rouse High School on November 11th. The three teams: Public Relations, Sr. Creed Speaker and an FFA Quiz team. The PR Team placed 3rd out of 9 teams and and missed advancing to Area by one spot. These students will now begin to prepare for Career Development Teams for spring competition.
Prom 2014: Flipbook Video
Check out the flipbook fun from Prom 2014 HERE