McKinney Christian Academy, for the second year in a row, made an impressive showing at the 3A TAPPS district speech and drama competition held at Richardson Canyon Creek Christian Academy, February 22 and 23.
Mrs. Cramer, TAPPS Coordinator, and Mrs. Orozco, Drama teacher took ten students for preliminary speech and drama competitions on Wednesday.
In Original Oratory, Emily Warren placed first, and Amanda Pace placed 3rd, earning the right to represent MCA at State Competition on March 30 and 31 in Austin. Making it through preliminary competition were Allyson Richey for Solo Acting, Mandy Moore for Poetry Interpretation, and Emily Warren and Shelly White in Persuasive speaking.
On Thursday, Mrs. Cramer, Mr. Keyes, and Mrs. Smith accompanied competitors for the district competition. At the end of the day, Bullard Brook Hill won first place with 122 total points; McKinney Christian placed second with 110.5.
First through fourth place winners in every category advance to state. The following students placed at district:
Emily Warren 1stin Current Events and Issues, 1st in Original Oratory, 2nd in Persuasive Speaking
Sean McClain 1st in Calculator
Paola Teran 1st in Social Studies
Timothy Barber 2nd in Calculator, 2nd in TAPPS Math
Sieun Ye 3rd in Calculator
Kylie Madry 3rd in Social Studies
Amanda Pace 3rd in Original Oratory
Aaron Teran 4th in Social Studies
Shelly White 5thin Persuasive Speaking
Nan Tolson 5thin Current Events and Issues
Andrew Collins 5th in Number Sense, 6th in Advanced Math