The UIL journalism team competed at the regional contest recently in Abilene. Madison Hagood placed first in Feature Writing and third in News Writing and will advance to state in both of the contests. She also placed fifth in Editorial Writing. Dillon Cotten placed fifth in Feature Writing.
Kendra Gillam and Kailee Hansmire also competed in Headline Writing
This is Madison’s second year to qualify for state (competed last year in editorial writing). This is the eighth consecutive year that a student from CHS has qualified for state in journalism and during that time we have had nine students qualify in 12 different events.*
I am very proud of all of these students and their hard work. Both Dillon and Madison plan to major in journalism in college and write for their college’s newspaper. I am thrilled that through academic competitions such as UIL they have been able to find and hone their passion for writing.
Madison will represent CHS on May 26 at the University of Texas at Austin. Wish her luck if you see her! -Leanne Ingram, CHS journalism teacher.
*I added the bold red, and I hope you will read it again. WAY TO GO CHS STUDENTS AND MS INGRAM!! And in case you’d like to see the most current issue of the school paper, The Smoke Signal, just click on the link. Once you are there, click on the arrow in the top right corner and the paper will download and be easier to read; you may also print it.