By Joseph Hamrick
The Commerce Independent School District school children competed well in the 2012-13 University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition.
The Commerce High School One Act Play, “An Experiment with an Air Pump”, advanced in the zone competition but fell short in district, receiving alternate play.
Other accomplishements include:
Art: Fourth Grade
Fourth place team overall; Abigail Weimar, First place, Bryan Flanagan, Wade Nicholson, Second place, Wyatt Smith, Brianna Patrick.
Art: Fifth Grade
First place team overall; Zach Jensen, Third place, Bailey Guinessey, First place, Marely Garcia, Fourth place, Coda Clayton, Harmony Willaby. Creative Writing: Second Grade Alexus Dafft, Jenna Gossett, Madison Warren, Peyton Brown.
Dictionary Skills: Fifth Grade Maria House, Breann Mulcahy, Nathaniel White, Kaitlyn Rymer.
Listening: Fifth Grade Camdyn Shaw, Logan Reed, third place, Zach Jensen, Maria House.
Maps, Graphs, and Charts: Fifth Grade
Genesis Campbell, Second place, Justin Castleberry, Sixth place, Rishi Nippani, Fifth place, Rockney Reid.
Music Memory: Third Grade
First place team overall; Meghan Green, Fifth place, Logan Duke, Kimberly Nichols, Michael McWhorter, First place, Jewel Williams.
Music Memory: Fourth Grade
Second place team overall; Abigail Weimar, Third place, London Duke, First place, Preston Robrecht, Becky Polk, Lakayln Neal.
Music Memory: Fifth Grade
Second place team overall; Daniel Angel, Second place, Sabrina Maldonado, Fourth place, Jaden Buchanan, Sixth place, Genesis Campbell.
Number Sense: Fourth Grade
Allison Underwood, Abdulaziz Aldossari, Jorge Rodriguez, Preston Robrecht.
Number Sense : Fifth grade
Aimaya Wilson, Maggie Robinson, first place, Marely Garcia Morales, Maria House.
Oral Reading: Fourth Grade
Emma Knight, Vanessa Navarette, Sarah Coffman, Makayla Addicks.
Oral Reading: Fifth Grade
Kaysi Putman, Edna Mendoza, Savannah Shaw, first place, Sejal Bhasin.
Ready Writing: Third Grade
Chamblee Morgan, Michael McWhorter, fifth place, Kimaya Williams, Jordyn McPherson, first place.
Ready Writing : Fourth Grade Nicholas Barker, Megan Faunce, fifth place, Zykeria Williams, Lane Hill.
Ready Writing: Fifth Grade
Maggie Robinson, second place, Mallari Moody, Laura Price, Genesis Campbell, sixth place.
Social Studies: Fifth Grade
Marely Garcia, second place, Coda Clayton, third place, Daniel Angel, first place, Maria Diaz, fourth place.
Spelling: Third Grade
Emma Dobbs, Payton Miller, Michael McWhorter, Gus Kilgore.
Spelling: Fourth Grade
Allison Underwood, fifth place, Miranda Price, third place, Nick Barker, fifth place, Zykeria Williams.
Spelling: Fifth Grade
Rishi Nippani, first place, Maggie Robinson, fifth place, Daniel Angel, Romy Cramer.
Storytelling: Second Grade
Reagan Clark, Emmajane Lewis, Libby Woodle, Onty Hatter.
Storytelling: Third Grade
Aubrey Clayton, Meghan Green, third place, Carlie Spinato and Keelie Jones.
Laney Davidson, sixth place.
Second place team at district; Mike Dempsey, fifth place, John Naizer, Tyrone Sheehan and Spencer Sullivan received second place at district.
By Joseph Hamrick
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