Host Glen Rose High School edged out Stephenville by five points to earn the team championship in the District 8-4A UIL Academic Meet on March 23, and 22 Glen Rose students qualified to advance to the regional meet.

Glen Rose overtook Stephenville in the team standings when the points were tabulated for the final event. GRHS had 462 team points, compared to 457 for Stephenville. It was the first UIL Academic meet title for GRHS in five years, according to Principal Kelly Shackelford.

The top three individuals in each event, as well as the first-place team in each category qualify for the regional meet. The fourth-place individuals will be alternates.

The Region I-4A Meet will be April 13-14 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Those who qualify for the state meet will advance to Austin, May 3-5, or May 24-26 (speaking events).

Some of the 22 GRHS students who are advancing will be doing so in more than one event.

“This was a huge win,” Shackelford said. “All of the students and sponsors are very deserving. I witnessed first-hand the dedication and the effort they put into it. I’m just proud of them, and for them. They worked hard to get to regional. They got a lot of support from their peers.”

Shackelford said that Glen Rose has two teams in particular that have “a great chance” to make it to Austin for this year’s state meet. They are the Spelling team and the Accounting team.

“From the scores around the region, we are very competitive in Spelling and Accounting,” Shackelford said.

The GRHS Spelling team is trying to reach the state UIL meet for a second consecutive year. Grace Hill and Payte Treadaway are on that time again this year.

Glen Rose earned the most team points in the Speech events — Cross Examination Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Persuasive Speaking, Prose Interpretation and Poetry Interpretation. Godley High School won the Journalism team points title.

Accounting — 1. Ashley Hang; 2. Jordan Nabors; 3. Emma Crabtree; 5. Savannah Culpepper.

First place team — Hang, Nabors, and Crabtree.

Calculator Applications — 3. (tie) Andrea Mendoza, Grace Hill.

Second place team — Mendoza, Hill, Bryan Pounds.

Current Issues — 3. Payte Treadaway; 4. Harrison Hawkins.

Second place team — Treadaway, Hawkins, Hope Jones.

Computer Science — 1. Payte Treadaway 2. Chase Osborne; 4. Savannah Culpepper; 6. Justin Harte.

First place team — Treadaway, Osborne, Culpepper, Harte.

Feature Writing — 4. Ashley Hang; 6. Jordan Nabors.

Headline Writing — 1. Payte Treadaway.

Informative Speaking — 5. Paloma Gonzalez; 6. Michael Watson.

Lincoln Douglas Debate — 1. Joseph Hague; 4. Sarah Reilly; 5. Nick Cruse.

Mathematics — 1. Grace Hill; 2. John Wisdom; 6. Jordan Nabors.

First place team — Hill, Wisdom, Nabors.

Number Sense — 3. John Wisdom; 5. Jenna White.

First place team — Wisdom, White, Noah Phillips.

Persuasive Speaking — 1. Kelsey Bishop; 2. Joseph Hague.

Poetry Interpretation — 6. Rhett Downing.

Prose Interpretation — 1. Kelsey Bishop; 3. Ashlynn Perry.

Ready Writing — 5. Shelby Simpson.

Science — 6. John Wisdom.

Spelling and Vocabulary — 1. Payte Treadaway; 2. Grace Hill; 3. Amanda Mao; 4. Ashlynn Perry.

First place team — Treadaway, Hill, Mao.