April 21, 2011 - A debater and a news writer from Leonard High School easily handled the competition Saturday at the Class 2A Region II UIL Academic Championships at Tarleton State University.
Senior Wesley Orr and junior Cory Martin earned medals in their respective events and will now represent Region II at the 2011 State UIL Championships in Austin on May 5-7.
LHS UIL Coordinator Greg Connelly had high praise for his troops.
"These two kids have worked harder than anybody else this year," Connelly said. "Cory was writing his debate cases very early in the year, and Wesley gave up his place on the UIL Spelling team to concentrate on journalism. It's no surprise that they have made it to the final stop on the tour."