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Temple Is District Academic Champ in Three Events

Temple was named District Champion in three events during the UIL 12-6A District Academic Meet on Saturday, March 26, at Belton High School. The top three ranked students from each contest will advance to the regional meet, April 22-23, at Baylor University.

Saniyah Galbreath won district poetry interpretation. Hanna Prince won the district prose interpretation. Mekena McVean won the district ready writing championship.

Other Temple students advancing to region include Colin Fowler (3rd place) in literary criticism, Allisandria Randle (2nd) and Miles Gaunt (3rd) in persuasive speaking, and Natalie Greenfield (2nd) and Skyler Gordon (3rd) in prose interpretation

Other Temple champions include Alivea Johnson (5th place) and Rania Ahmed (6th) in informative speaking; Alivea Johnson (4th) and Allisandria Randle (5th) in Lincoln-Douglas debate; Alyssa Maggitt (5th) and Natalie Greenfield (6th) in literary criticism; and Brinley Belson (4th) and Avery Tarbet (6th) in poetry interpretation.

Temple won the District Championship in Team Speech and came in second in Team Literary Criticism.


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Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound
Kayla Stewart

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30 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)