Several Lufkin High School student-athletes were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements in the classroom and in the athletic arena. The Texas Army National Guard and the Texas High School Coaches Association recognized 5 individuals in cross country and volleyball.
These 2022-23 Academic All-State Recipients include:
Grant Ashby - Elite
Jacqueline Silva - 1st Team
BreeAnna Hodges - 1st Team
Morgan Kier - Honorable Mention
Libby Flores - Honorable Mention
To be recognized as an Academic All-State Recipient, nominations must be made by the head coach of the prospective sport and the head coach must be a member.
The nominations are sent to the THSCA for review. When reviewing the nominations, the THSCA considers each student’s GPA, class rank, SAT and/or ACT score. The students receive points based on each criterion. The total number of points they receive determines on which team they are placed.
The best team a player can make is the Elite Team. It is a great honor to make the Elite team, as a player must have near-perfect scores in all categories. The hierarchy then follows in this order: 1st Team 2nd Team Honorable Mention
“We understand that students’ performance in the classroom can sometimes be difficult to manage while participating in athletics, but their hard work has not gone unnoticed. The THSCA Academic All-State Teams recognize high school athletes who excel in the following categories: GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT score. The students below are being recognized as a team member based on their scores in these categories. We applaud them for their commitment and dedication to perform with the highest of excellence academically and on the field or court.”
Congratulations to these students for their success in and out of the classroom!
2022 UIL Cross Country State Qualifiers from Deep East Texas
Here are photos of some of the young men and women from area high schools who have qualified for the State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock, Texas
Cheerleader and Dance Team Competition at the 2022 Texas State Forest Festival
Teams from across East Texas competed in the Cheerleader and Pom Squad/Dance Team Competition at the 38th annual Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin.