Baccus, Oak Woods Students Shine At UIL Academic Contest

January 24, 2020

Students from Nettie Baccus Elementary School and Oak Woods School came home winners from a UIL A+ academic competition on January 18, 2020, in Springtown.

Dozens of Granbury ISD students competed in the meet, which also featured students from Aledo, Mineral Wells, and Springtown.

Baccus results from the contest were:


  • 4th Grade:  team (Aden Bates, Gracyn Bird, Ayden Foster, Ethan Rubio, Gael Tovar), third; individual – Gael Tovar, fifth
  • 5th Grade:  team (Kaydence Grumbine, Claire Heywood, Nolan Olthoff, Clayton Rubio), third; individual – Claire Heywood, third; Clayton Rubio, sixth

Chess Puzzles

  • 5th Grade:  Logan Chapmon, sixth

Dictionary Skills

  • 5th Grade:  Jacquelyn Hernandez, second; Lilly Sojourner, fifth; Isabella Cruz, sixth

Maps, Graphs, and Charts

  • 5th Grade:  Nikolas Maddux, first; Armani Patton, second; Lailah Tigert, third

Number Sense

  • 4th Grade:  Natalia Kijnitchee, fifth

Ready Writing

  • 3rd Grade:  Laura Lewis, fifth
  • 4th Grade:  Yahaira Olivares, sixth
  • 5th Grade:  Kaitlyn Davis, third; Makaylee Robason, sixth

For Oak Woods students, fifth graders won first place for their grade level.  Event results were:


  • 4th Grade:  Cryslynn Cox, sixth
    • 5th Grade:  team (Cheyanne Forrester, Sarah Kolenovsky, Eduardo Perez, Carmen Wright), first; individual – Carmen Wright, first; Cheyanne Forrester, second

Chess Puzzles

  • 2nd Grade:  team (Ryder Espinosa, Edgar Olea, Colten Telarico), first; individual – Colten Telarico, first; Edgar Olea, fourth; Ryder Espinosa, fifth
  • 3rd Grade:  team (Lunah Doss, Breyer Schenewark, Ryan Valdez), first; individual – R Ryan Valdez, second; Breyer Schenewark, second; Lunah Doss, third
  • 4th Grade:   team (Wyatt Bolinger, Quinten Cook, Cobin Edmond), first; individual – Quinten Cook, second; Wyatt Bolinger, sixth
    • 5th Grade:  team (Hayden Dunn, Cris Krantz, Owen van Deusen), second; individual – Cris Krantz, third; Owen Van Deusen, fourth

Creative Writing

  • 2nd Grade:  London Broadhurst, sixth

Dictionary Skills

  • 5th Grade:  Andrew Haverlah, first; Rayleigh Langdon, third; Landrie Maloney, fourth

Listening Skills

  • 5th Grade: Taylor Gastring, first; Harley Gossett, third

Number Sense

  • 5th Grade:  Nolan Porter, second; Kai Cook, fourth

Oral Reading

  • 3rd Grade:  Rachel Dueck, third; Madison Blanton, fifth
  • 4th Grade:  Averie Knudson, first; Adelynn Topley, third
  • 5th Grade:  Michelle Morales, fifth

Ready Writing

  • 3rd Grade:  Peyton Crain, third
  • 4th Grade:  Elyse Lemens, second
  • 5th Grade:  Zoey Dunagan, first; Larin Oliver, second; Reina Rosas, fourth

Social Studies

  • 5th Grade: Collier King, second; Lucas Mills, fourth; Levi Logsdon, fifth


  • 2nd Grade:  Trey Thomas, first
  • 3rd Grade:  Max Moore, third; Girshma Shrestha, fourth
  • 4th Grade:  Brendan Thorne, third
  • 5th Grade:  Joshua Welch, second; Zach Willey, fourth; Caiden Owens, sixth

A+ Academics is part of the University Interscholastic League. Events span the curriculum and are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom, both through learning specific subject knowledge and through learning skills that are valuable in many disciplines.

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Jeff Meador, Director of Communications