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OAP Advances to Area

On Saturday, March 25th, Wink High School's One-Act Play company traveled to Sundown to perform at the UIL 5-AA/6-AA Bi-District Competition. After a great performance, several students were recognized with the following individual awards.

Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Delanie Rackler, Thomas Halterman
All-Star Cast: Lasha Wineinger

Additionally, the play was selected to advance to the Area contest to be held at Seminole High School on April 3rd. Wink will perform at approximately 5:00 PM, with the first of six plays starting at 2:45 PM.

State CX Debate Tournament Results

On March 12th-13th, Wink High School's state qualifying CX Debate team of Malorie Gray and Lasha Wineinger travelled to Austin to compete in the UIL State CX Debate Tournament. Competing in the preliminary rounds on Monday, Gray and Wineinger managed to finish with a 3-1 record, and advancing to the second day of competition. In the Octofinal round Tuesday morning, Malorie and Lasha lost a very close round to the eventual silver medalist team from Sundown to eliminate them from the tournament. This meant they were recognized as Nonadvancing Octofinalists and one of the top sixteen CX debate teams in Class 2A in the state.

Wink One-Act Play Advances to Bi-District Competition

On Friday, March 10th, Wink High School's One-Act Play company travelled to Van Horn to perform their contest play, Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring at the UIL District 6-AA Competition. After a great performance, several students were recognized with the following individual awards.

All-Star Crew: William Underwood
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Lasha Wineinger
All-Star Cast: Dawson Black, Delanie Rackler
Best Actor: Thomas Halterman
Outstanding Technical Crew: Malorie Gray, Sydney Payne, William Underwood, Jackie Walker

Additionally, the play was selected to advance to the Bi-District contest to be held at Sundown High School on March 25th. Wink will perform at approximately 3:00 PM, with the first of six plays starting at 11:00 AM.

2017-2018 High School / Junior High Cheerleaders

Varsity Cheer Squad:
Brooke Carman
Kylie Creech
Jordan Dewberry
Kaelyn Haynes
Maci Garrett
Vanessa Rios
Laura Rodriguez
Lexie Sonnier
Jonnah Smith
Anita Villarreal

Mascot
Preslee Black

JH Cheer Squad:
Savannah Bell
Kyndall Garduno
Alyssa Seals
Autumn Smith
Kirklyn Smith
Korbi Wineinger

Girls All-District Basketball Selections

Honorable Mention All-District: Laura Rodriguez
First Team All District: Esperanza Rodriguez
Newcomer of the District: Delanie Rackler
Co-Offensive Player of the District: Kim Lara
Most Valuable Player of the District: Jonnah Smith

CQ, CQ, CQ, This is W1INK by Derek Fostel

Wink High School students again competed in the annual School Club Roundup, for the third consecutive year. With new technologies donated to Wink High School from the ARRL School Equipment Grant, new students and returning students were able to use digital messaging for the first time. The grant from ARRL also provided the school with a Kenwood radio, power supply, and the new antenna that sits on the home stands of Wink’s football field.
Teacher and Sponsor, Cary D. Hannsz, noted that with new generations there are new technologies. Mr. Hannsz said, “HAM radio brings in a form of new technology and puts it in the hands of the students.”
Students this year seemed to enjoy using the radio because of the success of the Roundup. W1INK, the school’s call sign, made eighty-five total contacts from twenty-six different states and two international contacts, from Puerto Rico and Ireland. Mr. Hannsz was impressed with the work ethic of the students and how “they were always working.” The use of both the voice communication and digital communication made it easier for the students to talk and type to others on the radio.
Cary D. Hannsz, and the rest of the Wink student body, sends a special thank you to Grady Smith from Pecos, call sign WA5ZBX, and Kermit’s Royce Senn, call sign WA5KMH, for all of their time and the contributions they made to the annual School Club Roundup.

TEAM TENNIS ADVANCES TO STATE

Team Tennis advanced to the State Tournament (as the Regional Runner-Up Team) which will be held March 10-11, 2017 in Round Rock.
Picture:
Back Row, L-R: Coach Wendy Ratliff, Coach Pete Lara, Vanessa Rios, Victor Berzoza, Kim Lara, Laura Rodriguez, Brooke Carman, CJ Mercier, Sabrina Mercier, Jonnah Smith, Kim Montes, Kaitlynn Frie, Gabi Ramirez
Front Row L-R: Colton Ashabranner, Trevor Dillard, Kenny Hrncir, Josh Riley, Raul Salinas
Not Pictured: Kylie Creech, TyAnn Slaughter, Thomas Halterman, Trent Dillard

UIL Solo and Ensemble Results

Wink H.S. Band - UIL Solo & Ensemble Results
Feb. 4th, 2017

Alexis Armendariz (9th Grade) - Choir Solo - Division 2 Excellent
Alexis Armendariz (9th Grade) - Flute Solo - Division 1 Superior
Whitney Tate (9th Grade) - Tenor Sax Solo - Division 1 Superior
Dawson Black (12th Grade) - Snare Drum Solo - Division 1 Superior
Chloe Crow - (9th Grade) - Mallets Solo - Division 1 Superior

Flute Trio - Division 1 Superior
Alexis Armendariz (9th Grade)
Maddy Bordayo (9th Grade)
Maci Garrett (8th Grade)

Tuba-Euphonium Quartet - Division 1 Superior
Raul Salinas (9th Grade)
Shaun Burrows (8th Grade)
Matthew Underwood (9th Grade)
Ethan Purcell (9th Grade)

Brass Quintet - Division 1 Superior - State Qualifier
Ben Rios (9th Grade)
Haley Garcia (10th Grade)
America Mendoza (11th Grade)
Tyler Dodson (11th Grade)
Matthew Underwood (9th Grade)

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