Middle School competes in UIL Academic Meet

West Orange – Stark Middle School students competed in the UIL Academic District Meet. WOS students placed in the following grade level events:

Sixth Grade

  • Spelling – Evelyn Jasso, 1st, Rosalie Yarbrough, 6th; Evelyn Jasso, Rosalie Yarbrough, Derek Williams Jr., 3rd place/ Team
  • Chess – Benjamin Luna, Anthony Rodriguez, Marlon Cortez, 2nd place/Team; Marlon Cortez, 3rd; Anthony Rodriguez, 5th
  • Social Studies – Gavin Victoria, 2nd; Gavin Victoria, Mackenzie Newberry, Pashonce Solomon, 2nd place/Team
  • Ready Writing – Marlia De Jesus, 5th
  • Number Sense – Zach Nation, 6th


Seventh Grade

  • Science 1 – PJ Lawrence, 3rd
  • Art - Alexis Baumgartner, 4th
  • Impromptu Speaking – Ca’din Jones, 5th
  • Poetry – Ryu Wade, 6th
  • Dictionary Skills – Asia Stewart, 6th


Eighth Grade

  • Number Sense – Joshua Arthur, Austin Russell, Valo Mack, 3rd place/Team; Joshua Arthur, 4th; Austin Russell, 4th
  • Ready Writing – Katie Hogg, 5th
  • General Math - Joshua Arthur, 6th, Darian Hardin, 7th
  • Spelling – PJ Lawrence, 6th

Additionally, Rosalie Yarbrough, Joshua Arthur, and Darian Hardin earned additional recognition for participating in three or more events. Yarbrough participated in calculator, number sense, and spelling. Arthur competed in general math, number sense and chess. Darian Hardin competed in ready writing, general math, number sense, and chess.