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Aledo High School's current events and issues team won first place today (Saturday, May 8) at the University Interscholastic League State Academic Meet.
Also, AHS' literary criticism and social studies teams each finished in second place in their respective competitions as the trio of teams helped Aledo to a fourth-place finish overall with 79 1/4 points.
Earlier in the meet, AHS senior Eric Elsken won the individual state championship in computer science.
In individual competition, placing third for AHS were Anna Flinchbaugh in ready writing and Kiefer Odell in current events and issues, with Odell also placing fourth in social studies.
Flinchbaugh placed fifth in editorial writing and Kent Anderson finished fifth in social studies, while finishing sixth for Aledo were Nick Vance (current issues) and Zach Zambreski (literary criticism).
In One-Act Play, Aledo's Derek Shepherd earned All-Star Cast honors with Logan Rodgers earning an honorable mention.
For the complete story, and for comments from Aledo High School academic team coordinator Myrna Sam and AHS team members, please see the May 14 issue of The Community News.