A top finish at the district academic meet and an area-qualifying One-Act Play performance propelled Decatur High School to the UIL District 9-3A Academic Champion title.
Bridgeport finished third with 370 points.
The award also includes points earned from district cross-examination debate in January.
At the academic meet March 20, Decatur earned 354.33 points and had 16 regional qualifiers.
Bridgeport High finished second with 349 points and will take 15 students to regionals.
DHS’s rendition of “A Company of Wayward Saints” was to compete in area OAP today after a qualifying finish at district March 28 in Krum. At that contest, Graham McCain, Benji Walker and Kelsey Smith were named to the All-Star Cast, and Alex Carroll, Paige Dickinson, Britini Gillespie, Mark Harle and Erin Patterson were recognized as Best Overall Tech Crew. Josh Santos made Honorable Mention All-Star Cast.
Bridgeport’s OAP finished third at district.
DISTRICT 9-3A OVERALL STANDINGS
1. Decatur, 388.33
2. Gainesville, 377
3. Bridgeport, 370
4. Sanger, 188.33
5. Krum, 156.33