After having to wait to make sure, it’s official, The Lindsay High School Academic UIL team has won the 2A State Championship.
The schedule for this year’s state meet was split with the testing events on April 21 and 22 and the speech events not until May 22 and 23. After the Academic events, Lindsay was just 5.5 points behind the first place school. With the pressure on the speech team, they scored enough points to vault Lindsay into the lead.
“It was scary knowing that everyone was depending on us,” said senior Cohen Hunter. “It was such an awesome feeling when we put the team over the top.”
Lindsay came away with team championships in Number Sense, Calculator and second place team in Mathematics. Lindsay also had several individuals score points, including two state champions — senior Zach Hundt in Informative Speaking and junior Cameron Worth in Number Sense.
“I’ve been to state every year of my high school career, but this was special because it’s the first time our entire team placed in the top three,” said John Michael Fuhrmann, graduating senior who scored points at the state meet in three different events this year.
This marks the 15th time Lindsay has won the State Academic title.
“That really puts everything in perspective,” said Steve Cope, LHS Principal, “15 is amazing, the most ever of any school in any classification.”
After a streak of either placing first or second at state for 25 straight years, Lindsay had dropped in the ranks until their return to the top this year.
“After a short, brief, history of not being around, they have now continued their unprecedented most ever State Academic Championships in the history of the award,” said David Stevens, UIL State Academics Director.
Lindsay last won the title in 2010.
2nd Brandon Craigie
3rd Cameron Worth
First Place Team with John Michael Fuhrmann and Louis Krahl
2nd Zach Hundt
4th Logan King
2nd John Michael Fuhrmann
5th Cameron Worth
6th Brandon Craigie
Second Place Team with Luke Meece
1st Cameron Worth
2nd Brandon Craigie
3rd John Michael Fuhrmann
4th Luke Meece
First Place Team
5th Jake Hellman
3rd Kirsten Dennison
1st Zach Hundt
6th Cohen Hunter