Last week, students competed in the speech events at our UIL Speaking Events District. Senior Nelly Pedroza advanced to regionals in two events. She took home the Gold Medal in Informative Extemp, and the Silver Medal in Poetry Interpretation. The regional competition will take place in Commerce, on April 20. At the UIL CX State Meet, two AHS Debate teams competed among the best teams in the state. At the UIL CX State Meet, two Athens High School debate teams competed among the best teams in the state. Above, Senior Chris O’Brien and Junior Lauren Green, won the Bronze Medal. Juniors Madalyn Mikkelsen and Meridith McDonald also advanced to the quarterfinals and placed fifth.