Paradise takes second: Three teams capture 7-3A titles

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Paradise won three team and five individual titles at the 7-3A meet March 27-28 in Brock.

Paradise was the district runnerup with 389 points. Brock captured the 7-3A sweepstakes trophy with 720. Boyd finished eighth with 24 points.

Paradise captured the district journalism title, taking individual titles in copy editing and feature writing. Tanner Forsyth won copy editing with Hadleigh Anthony taking second and Mia Caddell third to qualify for regionals. Anthony won feature writing. Hailey Holt was second in editorial writing. Krista Richey finished second in headline writing and Emersen Adams third.

The Paradise current issues team won the league title behind a top finish from John Pennington. Krista Richey was third and Grant Caddell fifth.

Paradise’s third league crown was in literary criticism. Cade Pearson finished second, David Benson third and Megan Prindle fourth.

Lynsey Medlin won poetry interpretation. Cade Pearson garnered first in ready writing.

Other regional qualifiers were Heather Karg second in accounting, Parker Burross second in persuasive speaking, Clayton Smith third in poetry interpretation and Destiny Brock third in prose interpretation.

Team: 1. Brock 720, 2. Paradise 389, 3. Tolar 237, 4. Jacksboro 136, 5. Breckenridge 77, 6. Millsap 57, 7. Peaster 40, 8. Boyd 24

Accounting: 2. Heather Karg, Paradise

Calculator applications: Team: 2. Paradise; Individuals: 5. Heather Karg, Paradise; 6. Hailey Holt, Paradise

Current issues: Team: 1. Paradise; Individuals: 1. John Pennington, Paradise; 3. Krista Richey, Paradise; 5. Grant Caddell, Paradise

Computer applications: 1. Jordyn Day, Paradise

Journalism: Team: 1. Paradise

Copy editing: 1. Tanner Forsyth, Paradise; 2. Hadleigh Anthony, Paradise; 3. Mia Caddell, Paradise

Editorial writing: 2. Hailey Holt, Paradise; 4. Emersen Adams, Paradise

Feature writing: 1. Hadleigh Anthony, Paradise; 6. Krista Richey, Paradise

Headline writing: 2. Krista Richey, Paradise; 3. Emersen Adams, Paradise

News writing: 5. Hadleigh Anthony, Paradise

Informative speaking: 4. Addison Hall, Paradise

Literary criticism: Team: 1. Paradise; Individuals: 2. Cade Pearson, Paradise; 3. David Benson, Paradise; 4. Megan Prindle, Paradise

Mathematics: 5. Tanner Forsyth, Paradise

Persuasive speaking: 2. Parker Burross, Paradise; 6. Reighlee Carbajal, Paradise

Poetry interpretation: 1. Lynsey Medlin, Paradise; 3. Clayton Smith, Paradise; 4. Maile Hopkins, Boyd

Prose interpretation: 3. Destiny Brock, Paradise

Ready writing: 1. Cade Pearson, Paradise; 6. Aliza White, Boyd

Social studies: Team: 2. Paradise; Individual: 4. John Pennington, Paradise

Spelling and vocabulary: 4. Karen Escalera, Paradise; 5. Megan Prindle, Paradise; 6. Megan Cornett,


One-act play: 4. Paradise; 5. Boyd

Speech: Team: 2. Paradise

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