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April 2008

Release Date: April 8, 2008

ASU to Host UIL Region 1-4A Academic, Athletic Spring Meet

Approximately 3,500 high school students, coaches, sponsors and parents will descend on San Angelo April 11-26, for the UIL Region 1-4A Academic and Athletic Spring Meet.

Region 1-4A includes 60 schools in eight districts in an area bordered by El Paso, Dumas, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Stephenville and San Angelo.

The one-act play and computer science competitions are scheduled Friday, April 11, and academic events are set for Saturday, April 12, on the ASU campus. Golf and tennis events are scheduled April 21-22 at Bentwood Country Club and Quicksand Golf Course. The UIL contests will conclude April 25-26 with track and field competitions at the ASU Multipurpose Sports Complex.

The one-act plays will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the ASU Auditorium and are open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. The computer science competition will be on Friday, April 11, beginning at 3:45 p.m. in the Rassman Building.

The remaining academic competitions are set for Saturday, April 12, at various times and locations on campus. Those competitions include informative speaking, persuasive speaking, prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, Lincoln-Douglas debate, spelling and vocabulary, ready writing, current issues and events, social studies, literary criticism, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing and headline writing.

Also on Saturday, April 12, students will compete in a number of science and technology events, including number sense, calculator applications, science, computer applications, computer science, mathematics and accounting.

The boys’ and girls’ tennis tournaments will be played on the courts at Bentwood Country Club April 21-22. First-round matches will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 21, and will continue through the next day.

The boys’ and girls’ golf tournaments will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, and will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Tournament play for the boys will be at Quicksand Golf Course and for girls at Bentwood Country Club.

The regional boys’ and girls’ track and field meet will begin Friday, April 25, with the long jump, discus and pole vault at 1 p.m. for the girls and at 3:30 p.m. for the boys. The running event preliminaries begin at 5 p.m. The competition will resume on Saturday, April 26, with field events beginning at 11 a.m. and running event finals starting at 4 p.m.

Admission to the track and field competition is $8 per day for adults and $5 per day for students. A two-day pass is available for adults for $10.

Schools participating in the competitions include:

From District 1: El Paso, Andress, Austin, Bowie, Burges, Chapin, Irvin and Jefferson high schools, all of El Paso.

From District 2: Canutillo, Clint Horizon and Mountain View, El Paso Del Valle, El Paso Parkland, El Paso Riverside, El Paso Ysleta, and San Elizario high schools.

From District 3: Amarillo Caprock and Palo Duro, Canyon Randall, Dumas, Hereford and Pampa high schools.

From District 4: Big Spring, Lubbock Estacado, Plainview, San Angelo Lake View and Wolfforth Frenship high schools.

From District 5: Denison, Denton, Denton Guyer, Denton Ryan, Sherman, Wichita Falls, and Wichita Falls Rider high schools.

From District 6: Azle, Fort Worth Boswell, Fort Worth North Side, Fort Worth Western Hills, Keller Fossil Ridge, N. Richland Hills Birdville, Saginaw, Springtown, and White Settlement Brewer high schools.

From District 7: Fort Worth high schools Arlington Heights, Carter-Riverside, Dunbar, Eastern Hills, Polytechnic, South Hills, Southwest, Trimble Tech, and Wyatt.

From District 8: Aledo, Alvarado, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, Joshua, Mineral Wells and Stephenville high schools.

REGION 1-4A ONE ACT PLAYS April 11, 2008

2 p.m. “Bury the Dead” – El Paso Riverside High School

3 p.m. “Royal Gambit” – Denton Guyer High School

4 p.m. “Eurydice” (SF) – Keller Fossil Ridge High School

5 p.m. “The Madwoman of Chaillot” – Canyon Randall High School

6 p.m. “The Diary of Anne Frank” – Aledo High School

7 p.m. “The Importance of Being Earnest” – El Paso High School