The team competed in Tilden on Saturday, Dec. 1 and outscored all the schools present. The students and teachers worked extra hard this year to defeat powerhouse McMullen County Schools.
“The Redfish have been nibbling at the Cowboy’s heels for five years finally knocking them out of the saddle,” said Principal Stephen Maldonado. “It was a sweet victory for the team, teachers and the community.”
The kids came close last year to defeating the Cowboys but fell short.
“After last year’s near loss, McMullen County ISD stopped looking down their nose at little A-T,” Maldonado said. “The teachers provided excellent guidance and inspired kids to excel. We even had Saturday practice at the junior high level. We are very proud of our 2012 championship team.”
The UIL winners by grade and points at the elementary school includes second graders Zachary McClellan, storytelling and chess puzzles, 15 points; and Alejandro Ruiz, creative writing, 15 points.
Third grader Amy Brewer earned 28 points in ready writing, oral reading, storytelling and spelling; Sierra Galindohess, 10 points for puzzles and spelling (Alt); Audrey Martinez, 10 points for storytelling, and chess puzzles.
Fourth graders include Nautica Calzada, music memory (Alt); Ashlyn Chadwell music memory, spelling, art (Alt); Justine Gonzales, music memory, spelling participant; Isaiah Torres, 4 points in music memory.
Fifth graders Madison Countryman, ready writing, art, listening, spelling participant; Aries Cruz, art participant, listening (Alt); Lili Estrada, 6 points for oral reading; Madison Hatfield, 12 points for ready writing, social studies, chess puzzles; Lia Hernandez, music memory, art participant; Macey Hernandez, 10 points for music memory, dictionary skills; Lauren Lutz, 35 points for music memory, social studies, spelling, dictionary skills, chess puzzles; Sean McClellan, chess puzzles and social studies (Alt).
Sixth graders Ian Brewer, 36 points for ready writing, maps graphs and charts, social studies, chess puzzles; Analiese Garcia, 8 points for oral reading, music memory, calculator (Alt; Alyssa Gonzales, music memory (Alt); Nate McClellan 54 points for number sense, dictionary skills, calculator, mathematics, maps, graphs and charts (Alt), chess puzzles; Sofia Miranda, 36 points for music memory, maps graphs & charts, number sense, listening, calculator, mathematics; Tony Misener, 28 points for number sense, calculator, mathematics, maps, graphs & charts; Brian Rivera-Hopper, chess puzzles, mathematics (Alt); Katelin Ruddock, 45 points for ready writing, art, spelling; Morgan Simmons, 20 points for oral reading, art, listening.