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Recognized at a Connally ISD board of trustees meeting by Connally High principal Jill Talamantez (left) and board President Steven Carter (right) were freshman Alyssa Chavez (starting second from left), senior Sarah Glen and senior Christian Gutierrez.

Connally High School students competed in the One-Act Play and UIL academic contests May 26 at the University of Texas in Austin.

The cast and crew of the One-Act Play performed “Marathon ‘33” about 7:45 p.m. and placed sixth out of eight plays. Senior Marian Midgett received a silver medal for All-Star Cast recognition. Junior Austin Olivo received a bronze medal for Honorable Mention All-Star Cast.

Earlier in the day, three students competed in UIL State Academic Meet contests. Marian Midgett competed in prose interpretation at 8 a.m. Freshman Alyssa Chavez competed in the feature and editorial writing contests. Senior Sara Glen completed in persuasive speaking.

Although they did not place, the students represented Connally as among the top 12 students in the state in their contests.

To reach the state level, the play had to advance through district, bidistrict, area and regional contests. Students in the academic contests had to place in the top three at district and regional to advance to state.

In March, seniors Christian Gutierrez and Caleb Tovar placed ninth at UIL State CX Debate.

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Connally High School’s One-Act Play cast and crew placed sixth at May’s state championship at the University of Texas in Austin.

Recognized at a Connally ISD board of trustees meeting by Connally High principal Jill Talamantez (left) and board President Steven Carter (right) were freshman Alyssa Chavez (starting second from left), senior Sarah Glen and senior Christian Gutierrez.

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