Henrietta Spelling and Vocabulary Team Wins State Championship for Second Year


Names for the attached photo, left to right:  Connor Mitchell, Leah Bullinger, Caleb Cody, Brett Mitchell.

Article from the Clay County Leader
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The Henrietta High School UIL Spelling and Vocabulary team won first place for the second year in a row on Saturday, May 22, at the University of Texas in Austin during the 3A State UIL Academic Meet.  Leading the team with a score of 91, senior Caleb Cody became the individual state champion.  Leah Bullinger earned third place honors with a score of 90 and an 18 tiebreaker while Connor Mitchell placed fourth with a score of 90 and a tiebreaker of 17.  Rounding out the team, Brett Mitchell finished in 11th place. Caleb Cody, Leah Bullinger, and Brett Mitchell earned back-to-back state championships with this year's win.

The Henrietta spelling team had the second highest score in the state this year including all divisions 1A through 6A.  Only 4A Salado High School's team score of 273 was higher than Henrietta's score of 271.  The spelling team's success earned Henrietta H.S. 12th place overall out of the 59 schools that competed at the state meet including all academic events.  

During the academic season, the team members challenged each other and strengthened the team as they competed for the individual gold medals with Bullinger winning the district championship, Brett Mitchell earning the regional championship, and Cody earning the state championship.  


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