Spring OAP and UIL Conquests

Jaycie Holley, Photo Editor

UIL academics, band and one-act play participants are focused on contests.
So far, two UIL competitors have qualified for state.
Senior Emily Shephard went to state for Congressional Debate. She competed in January but did not make it finals at state.
Junior Brianna Howard advanced to state with her bass clarinet and competed in solo band contest. She placed top 25 overall in 1A-3A in the state.
“My most memorable time of the trip was meeting new people who are as invested in the band program as I am,” Howard said.
Others are preparing for the district UIL academic meet that will be held on March 24 by taking part in invitational meets.
“Invitational meets are a time to practice your specific UIL sport,” senior Sara Schroeder said. “It shows what you need to work on before the district meet.”
One-act play cast and crew members have been practicing for their district competition on March 1 since November.
OAP hosted a festival on Feb. 8. Surrounding schools came to work with an experienced OAP director.
On Feb. 26, the public is invited to watch their performance of “The Cover of Life.”