Doss students for first time in recent UIL competition

DOSS STUDENTS who competed in the small school’s first-ever University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic meet outing included: (front row, from left) Michael Cooper, Stephanie Cooper and Clay Ellebracht; (second row) Ava Kruse, Jacob Pacheco, Audrey Herrera, Sierra Carroll, Clark Crenwelge, Ella Wyant and Case Cook, and, (back row) Adam Rodriguez, Riley Ellebracht, John Rodriguez, Riley Cook, Royce Cooper, Savanah Franek and Vanessa Herrera. The Doss youths competed in both the elementary and middle school levels of the scholastic meet in numerous categories, among them number sense, dictionary skills, storytelling, spelling and more.

Doss School students recently won numerous awards and medals in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 1A scholastics competition.

The event marked the first time that Doss School has participated in the UIL program and 100 percent of the eligible Doss students (17 youths) competed in at least one category of the contest, according to Terri Criswell, CPS, who serves as the administrative assistant for the Doss Common Consolidated School District (DCCSD.)

Doss students could be spotted among the several hundred students from six Class 1A schools at the meets in which they participated because they sported new electric green t-shirts that read: “There’s Good, There’s Better, and then There’s Doss School, established 1884.”

Traveling to Mason on Dec. 5 for the middle school level of competition was Clay Ellebracht, who won sixth place in seventh grade Listening Skills. He also competed in Dictionary Skills and Number Sense.

Also competing from Doss that day were Michael Cooper, who entered the eighth grade Calculator Applications, Dictionary Skills and Number Sense, and Stephanie Cooper, who competed in seventh grade Dictionary Skills.

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