Student Activities

  • Get involved!  Meet others and make a difference in not just your life, but others’ lives as well.

    Student Council: Courtney Matthews, sponsor

    Student Council (Student Government) is the governing student body here at Steele. Any student is encouraged to participate in Student Council.   We value your opinions about the issues that face high school students.  Student Council has successfully planned events and awareness projects that benefit everyone at Steele.  This year we hope to continue voicing your concerns and implementing your ideas to make Steele an even better place to be for students, faculty, and staff.  Student Council meets on Mondays in room F206.  Meetings start with business and then end with a work night.  Everyone is welcome to join Student Council.     


    National Honor Society: Michelle Hargett, sponsor

    The Steele High School National Honor Society is an organization dedicated to four basic principles:  scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  The National Honor Society is a nationally recognized honors organization, and those who are selected for membership in it have their status as a member reflected on their diploma and transcripts.  College admissions counselors do look favorably upon those receiving such endorsements.  In addition, there are scholarships available for those who are members of the National Honor Society.  Only Juniors and Seniors may apply for membership.  An applicant must have an overall grade point average of 92 to be considered for membership.  In addition, the applicant must be able to demonstrate service to the community, leadership, and personal integrity and strength of character before he or she will be considered for membership.


    FCCLA- Family Career Community Leaders of America: Jana Mahoney, Jennifer Kowalik, Karla Friesenhahn, Chef Slight, Tessa Foster, sponsors

    FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private schools, grade 7 - 12.  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life: planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.


    Key Club: Gabriela Favela, sponsor

    Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to serve our community, build character and develop leadership skills. The core values of Key Club International are Leadership, Character Building, Caring, and Inclusiveness. Our club is sponsored and supported by our local Kiwanis Club whose members work with us to help us meet our goals.  Membership in Key Club provides several scholarship opportunities for college-bound students, in addition to the experiences you'll be able to list on your resume. For all students, membership will enable you to meet new friends, have fun serving your community, and develop life-long skills.


    Gifted and Talented program: Susan Shires, coordinator

    The GT program is in place to provide curriculum differentiation and enrichment for students identified as gifted. We provide services for these students within the four core subject areas and by offering field trips and activities during the year. If you attended school in the district last year and were identified as GT, you will continue to be in the program here at Steele H.S. If a student is new to the district but has participated in a GT program at another school, he/she needs to provide the test scores to the registrar and see Mrs. Shires as soon as possible at the beginning of the year.  Please make sure to let your teacher in your area of giftedness know what your strengths are; that teacher can differentiate lessons for you. Join the GT meetings to be a voice in what we do during the year.


    HOSA: Linda Guerra, Christy Vinklarek, Louis Favela, Gale Cabe, Dustin Dawkins, sponsors

    HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSTE-HOSA Partnership.  The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.

    DECA: Tessa Foster, sponsor 

    DECA is an international organization of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service.  DECA members compete locally, state-wide and even internationally in events specific to their field of study for the chance to earn experience and recognition but also to win scholarships for their education.  


    Steele Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC):  Lt. Col Arnold Mosley, SMSgt Randy Taylor, MSgt Nakenya Lewis

    AFJROTC - A student-led citizenship development program focused on building character, academic excellence, career and life skills, and a sense of community service.  We are a high performance organization that uses the U. S. Air Force structure and Core Values (Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do) as our basis for teaching and training.  We have been recognized by the Air Force as a Distinguished Unit (Top Performing Program) for our outstanding academic, school, and community achievements.  We have a variety of activities for our students:

    •              Military Drill                                     •   Formal Military Ball                  •  School Community Service Projects                                     

    •              Armed Drill                          •   School Sports Flag and Push-Up Team        

    •              Unarmed Drill Team                        •   Honor / Color Guard        •   Civilian Marksmanship Program

    •              Military Base Tours                         •   Physical Fitness Competition Team                          

    •              R/C Multicopter/Airplane              •   Interscholastic Academic Competitions      

    •              Elementary - Jr. High School Mentoring Activities                               •   Veteran and Senior Citizen Community Service         

    Knightly News Broadcast: Paul Hartzog, sponsor

    Steele Knightly News (SKN) airs a broadcast weekly to the entire campus.  SKN is a student-driven experience for those who have successfully completed the Introduction to Journalism or Audio/Visual Production courses.  Students film, edit and produce weekly entertaining broadcasts which inform the campus of activities and events of interest. Most often, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC are used to produce high-quality programs for SKN. This opportunity provides the ultimate hands-on, leadership-building, higher-order thinking experience for the students of Steele High School.


    Yearbook/ Newspaper: Stephanie Strange, adviser/teacher

    Student journalists involved in yearbook or newspaper have the unique opportunity to attend campus events (for free!), take photos, conduct interviews and write stories. Producing these media is the first step to writing history! Journalists also receive valuable experience in photography and Adobe software that will benefit them far beyond their years in high school. This is THE place for creative and hard-working students who are passionate about telling the story of their high school years. Students must be enrolled in the class to participate. 


    Culinary Arts Club: Chef Slight and Jennifer Kowalik, sponsors

    If you are taking Culinary Arts or Practicum Culinary Arts, then you are automatically a member of the Culinary Arts Club. This Club is incorporated within the Culinary Arts class and therefore you will need to be in the class to be a member of the Culinary Arts Club! We have guest chefs visit throughout the year to teach the students new culinary skills, we offer ServSafe training to earn a certification in food safety, which can be used as a tool to find your first job in a kitchen; we do fundraisers and community service projects and we compete in Culinary Competitions in and outside of class.The Culinary Arts Club elects officers every fall and we hold our meetings during class, with the exception of competition planning meetings. If you’re interested in joining this club, make sure to take Introduction to Culinary Arts your sophomore year and then Culinary Arts your Junior and/or Senior year! Hope to see you in the kitchen soon!


    Steele FFA: Arely Hernandez, Matthew Smith, Sam Butler, Kennedy Nichols sponsors

    What is FFA?  FFA is a dynamic student-led leadership development organization for students of agricultural education. The FFA changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  The FFA is an integral part of our school’s agricultural science program. FFA members apply what they learn in the classroom in FFA activities through school activities.  FFA is a part of the teaching program in agricultural sciences. The first step is to enroll in an agricultural science class.  FFA activities are an outgrowth of the classroom and supervised independent enterprises and projects.

    Are FFA members going to be farmers?  Yes and No.  Agriculture is a very broad field of study. Members study things like landscaping, floriculture, animal science, veterinary medicine, computer applications, accounting, environmental science, mechanics and engineering. Regardless of an FFA member’s career choice the FFA provides opportunities to build and apply math, science, technology and leadership skills to their life.

    Foreign Language Club: Katharina Talley, Martha Herrera, and Francois Huet, sponsors.

    The Foreign Language Culture Club joins the entirety of Steele's foreign language programs into one club to learn about and engage in cultural diversity across the planet. We always strive to have students from one language class share their knowledge with students from the others. Each meeting will focus on activities in which all students can partake such as Dia de los Muertos, Wurstfest, and Mardi Gras.                Nous sommes les chevaliers!           Wir sind die Ritter!             ¡Somos los caballeros!


    The Steele Art Club: Theresa Vargas, Cecilia Garza, Eileen Salazar, and Brady Russell, sponsors

    Art Club is an organization that is open to all students even if they are not currently in an Art class. We meet twice a month after school to plan and to work on projects such as murals and sculptures. Our goal is not only to have fun creating art but also to raise the community awareness of Art. Throughout the year the club members participate in various art contests and competitions as well as community service projects. We welcome everyone to come and be a part of this very creative group.


    Steele Medallions and Knightlites JV Pom Squad:  Melinda Sweet, director and Catherine Smietana, asst. director

    The purpose of the SHS Dance Program is to promote and encourage team spirit, to foster good fellowship and sportsmanship by example, to engender enthusiasm and loyalty to team and school, and to excel and represent at any performance level.  Dance members are involved in pep rallies, dancing and showing support at athletic events, participating in community events, and competition.   Everyone is eligible to audition for our JV Knightlites Pom Squad regardless of his/her dance background.  A one- year membership completion in Knightlites, Cheerleading, or Color Guard is required to be eligible for Varsity Medallion auditions.  Dance is a year round commitment with camp and practices in the summer and throughout the year.  Any questions about the program should be directed to the Directors.  We welcome you to our program and GO KNIGHTS!


    Steele Varsity, Junior Varsity Cheer: Danielle Zachary, head coach and Jana Mahoney, asst coach

    Steele Cheer is at the heart of providing the most spirited support of our athletic teams. Cheerleading involves athleticism, dedication and a commitment to be a part of a team that is going places. We are involved in:

    ·     sponsoring pep rallies                             ·    cheering at athletic events   ·    carrying school spirit and pride                               

    ·     supporting our community activities      ·      competing at the regional and national levels        ·   state UIL competitive team

    Preparation for the organization is an ongoing process that involves summer camps, private tumbling and coaching, and personal fitness. Our season doesn’t end! GO KNIGHTS!


    Steele Colorguard: Linda Guerra, sponsor

    The Colorguard is a competitive performing art. Performers combine their equipment (flags, rifles, sabres) with interpretive body movements (dancing/marching/acting). During the fall, Colorguard members perform with the band at all football games, UIL competitions, and contests as selected by the directors. In the Spring, Colorguard members perform in an indoor season called Winterguard.  Winterguard allows the team to develop an indoor show and perform at multiple competitions throughout San Antonio that lead to a Color Guard Championship.


    Photography Club: Justin Hellmann, sponsor

    Photography is more than just having a camera or taking pictures. Here we will hone our skills by understanding and learning about what makes a good photograph, from composition to artistic expression. Members of this club will learn how to use industry standard software to edit and enhance photographic images for their own use, as well as for publication. Students are encouraged to practice their skills while photographing school related activities and events. All levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to explore this exciting side of the visual arts. 


    Fashion Club: Karla Friesenhahn, sponsor  

    The mission of Fashion Club is to encourage and facilitate activities that relate to the fashion industry. Students will learn about fashion career opportunities, participate in community service events, create with fabric and textiles, design and draw, watch fashion shows or fashion-oriented movies, discuss the latest trends, hear a guest speaker from the fashion industry, and fundraise for club activities. Possible club activities may also include organizing a school fashion show or a vintage clothing recycle fashion show.  Fashion club is for any individual interested in the fashion industry, clothing, runway, fashion design, or sewing. Our goal is to promote fashion forward creativity among student members.  Fashion Club is open to any Steele High School students. 


    Round Table Theatre Company/Thespian Society: Katie Adams and Charlci Ahrens, sponsors

    Become a part of Steele's chapter of the oldest national honor society in the country. Come to our bi-weekly meetings to hear information about upcoming auditions, productions and activities. All students interested in theatre -- whether onstage or behind the scenes -- are invited!

    Skills USA Architecture and Engineering: Angelica Ramos, sponsor 

    Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classroom.  In the Architecture and Engineering Club, we will focus on hands-on competitions (Architectural & Technical drafting), Job exhibits, Engineering Technology, and Search & Rescue.  We compete at the district, state, and national levels.  For students not interested in competing, we will also offer activities related to the fields of architecture and engineering at club meetings.  


    Girls Who Code: Angelica Ramos, sponsor

    Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Our club is geared towards creating pathways into the computing workforce while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help our students.


    Floral Club:  Arely Hernandez, sponsor

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make homecoming mums and garters?? Or make your own corsage and boutonniere for Prom? Floral club is for you! We will meet once a month. You will have the opportunity to work with fresh flowers throughout the year for different events. Floral Club designs the arrangements for Honors Night, Graduation and District Banquet just to name a few. So, if you are looking to make new friends and make beautiful arrangements during the year, Steele Floral Club is for you.


    Steele Garden Club: Valeria Hellman, sponsor

    The garden club meets after school and promotes the love of horticulture and gardening. Our goal is to explore and share knowledge of landscaping, environmental management, community gardening, and the fun of playing in the dirt! Throughout the year students plan out, build, and cultivate raised bed gardens for fall and spring harvests of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. 


    Steele Bowling Club: Jana Mahoney, sponsor

    No experience needed!  Tryouts take place  in October, but interested students need to contact Ms. Mahoney. If you make the team, there will be a participation fee which will cover coaching, matches, practice, and shoe rental.


    Science Fiction Club: , sponsor

    This club is a way for students to talk about, explore, and interact with different aspects of Science Fiction. There will be short stories, shows, clips, and excerpts from different periods.


    Knights Robotics Team: Shawn Cyr and Eric Botello, sponsors 

    The Knights Robotics Club guides students through the exciting world of robots. Students define what a robot is and what it isn’t, study the myths that surround robots, examine how robots are used in movies and stories, and consider how robots assist humans, and engineer their own robot. Students will also learn more about artificial intelligence and what the future holds for humans and machines. Students focus on the origins, applications, and latest trends in robotics and learn how robots are built and controlled. They will compete in group challenges where they try to make a robot successfully complete a certain task.  Whether you are a tinkerer or robot-curious or want to compete professionally through FIRST Robotics, come join us! 


    Model United Nations (MUNSA): Deborah Sittenauer, sponsor 

    Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) is a non-profit, student-run organization that seeks to create a dynamic and hands-on learning opportunity for students from the San Antonio area, the state of Texas, the United States of America, and Mexico. As a simulation of the United Nations, MUNSA strives to offer a forum in which academic, leadership, and interpersonal skills are combined to foster student discussion of our world's most pertinent issues. This club will meet weekly and write position papers for the countries that we will represent. This will culminate in a two-day conference.


    Fellowship of Christian Athletes:  Justin Vogt and Daniel Smith, sponsors

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an organization that is open to all students.  The focus is to make a difference in the world by honoring Jesus Christ.  The FCA aims at coaches and athletes to improve the world and encourage others to live their life for Christ.  The meetings help to empower and encourage one another to honor and bring glory to God in all we do.


    Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA): , sponsor 

    The purpose of the Gay-Straight Alliance is to provide an atmosphere of love and acceptance for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  All students are welcome to attend our meetings and events, as we strive to achieve a culture of acceptance and diversity on our campus and in the community.


    Living Second: Brady Russell, sponsor

    Living Second is a non-denominational student-led group that focuses on connecting other student believers, helping them find a deeper understanding of their faith, and creating a greater bond between them and their God. Connection with the community is also encouraged by group community service.  Living Second isn’t about denominational beliefs; it is about our connection with God and beliefs as individuals.


    Bible Study Club: April Phillips, sponsor

    The Bible Study Club allows Christian students to learn principles from the Bible and teach them how to implement them into their daily lives. The Bible Study Club allows students to fellowship with other believers and create great relationships, which enables them to enhance their relationship with Christ. The Bible study club discusses a new topic every other week after school and lasts one hour per meeting. 


    Law Enforcement Club: Jenifier Walls, sponsor

    Law Club meets weekly to discuss the expectations of the law enforcement career path. We also are actively assisting administration and local law enforcement with campus and community events.


    S2S: Heather Addington and April Phillips, sponsors; Military Student Transition Consultant: LTC Ronnie Williamson

    Encouraging 100% acceptance is a hallmark of this successful program that brings military-connected and civilian kids together. Student 2 Student welcomes incoming students to their new school and helps departing students prepare for their next school. An intensive training program conducted under the close supervision of a teacher or school counselor, S2S flourishes in high schools across the country and overseas.


    The K-pop Club: , sponsor

    The K-Pop Club allows students to emerge themselves into Korean culture through the music genre  K-Pop or Korean Pop. It is a student run organization intended to enhance cooperation and musicianship through group choreographies and school assembly performances. 


    Steele Tabletop Club: Ryan Talley and Andrew Sutton, sponsors

    Grab your pencil, your dice, and your imagination and join fellow adventurers in the various worlds of pen-and-paper RPGs as you quest, adventure, battle, and vanquish!  Dice and Pencils are not required!  Rookies and Veterans welcomed, many game engines explored - don't be afraid, it's only in your head.  Meets in the library every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00. 


    Chess Club: Morelia Grace, sponsor

    Chess Club is a great opportunity to get together with friends and foes in order to "beat the pants off them" in chess.  Beginners will have fun learning how to play chess.  Experienced players will learn to increase their tactical abilities.  All will enjoy climbing the school's chess competition ladder. 


    Steele Esports: Kevin Jones, sponsor

    Esports encourages communication and coordination amongst student athletes. By playing games, students are able to deepen their levels of interaction and communicate more effectively, readying them for later life. Esports is a booming industry. Many job opportunities besides being a pro player are being created. Esports teaches participants many relevant skills, such as streaming, production, programming, and management.


    Class Officer Sponsors:                

    2024: Angie Fain and April Phillips 2026: Sandra Kearns and Makayla Walker 

    2025: Jessica Hernandez and  Deborah Sittenauer         2027: Isaac Gipson and Tonya Jackson

    Each class elects class officers who represent their class to the student council and school administration, act to heighten class spirit and prepare for their class activities and senior prom. Officers meet at least once a month, and class issues, concerns, and fundraising are brought forward and discussed and action is agreed upon.  

    UIL Academics:, Becky Williams, sponsor/coordinator

    Accounting, Coach: Cynthia Lira The contest will focus on the elementary principles and practices of accounting for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations, and may include bookkeeping terminology, the worksheet with adjustments, income statement, balance sheet, trial balance, account classification, journalizing, posting, bank reconciliation, payroll, and other items related to the basic accounting cycle.


    Calculator, Coach: Amanda Hartson The 30-minute contest shall include calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, roots, powers, exponentiation, logarithms, trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, iterative solutions for transcendental equations, differential and integral calculus, elementary statistics and matrix algebra. In addition to straightforward calculation problems, the contest shall include geometric and stated problems similar to those found in recently adopted high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus textbooks, previous contests, and UIL materials related to the contest.


    Mathematics, Coach: Amanda Hartson  The 40-minute test will consist of 60 objective-type questions designed to test knowledge and understanding in the areas of algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, analytic geometry, pre-calculus, and elementary calculus. Questions will be multiple choice.


    Number Sense, Coach: Amanda Hartson  The 10-minute contest shall include mental calculations of concepts from basic mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analysis, number theory and calculus. Types of problems and concepts can be found on the Problem Sequencing Chart for the UIL High School Number Sense Test.


    Computer Science, Coach:  Shawn Cyr  Computer Science is to challenge high school students to study a broad range in the areas of computer science, to gain an understanding of the significance of computation as well as the details of programming, to be alert to new technology and information in computer science, to gain an understanding of the basic principles as well as knowledge of the history and philosophy of computer science, and to foster a sense of enthusiasm about computer science.


    UIL FIRST Robotics, Coach: Eric Botello  Early exposure to hands-on learning and STEM education is one of the best ways to engage students and ultimately set them on a long-term path for success in college and a career of their choice. Robotics programming allows students to receive exposure to real-life problem solving in a competitive, fun environment. UIL activities exist to complement academic curriculum and are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. The robotics pilot program will be a tremendous opportunity for you to create, innovate, and compete!


    Current Events, Coach: Becky Williams The contest will focus on a basic knowledge of current state, national and world events and issues. “Current events” are defined as those which have occurred during the current school year. The content will consist of questions which will be posed in such a way as to allow for objective grading and an essay question that all participants are required to answer.   


    Spelling and Vocabulary, Coach:   The UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Contest promotes vocabulary development and precise and effective use of words. The three-part contest consists of multiple choice questions of proofreading and vocabulary and words that are written from dictation. Part I is a 15-minute period for written vocabulary. Parts II and III are words pronounced for the contestants.


    Literary Criticism, Coach: April Phillips This 90-minute contest requires knowledge of literary history and of critical terms, and ability in literary criticism. Students are tested over material on the reading list and required to select the best answers involving judgment in literary criticism. Students must also analyze literary passages not on the reading list. A tie breaker is required in which the student must write a short essay dealing with a specified topic about a short literary passage.


    Ready Writing, Coach: April Phillips Contestants write expository compositions. They are given a choice between two prompts, each an excerpt from literature, publications (past and present), or speeches.  Expository writing explains, proves, or explores a topic in a balanced way, allowing the argument and the evidence given to be the deciding factor in the paper. Descriptive or narrative passages may be used to illustrate or reinforce an idea or point, but they must be clearly subservient or incidental to the purpose of exposition. The composition is judged on interest (60%), organization (30%), and correctness of style (10%).

    Science, Coach: Eric Botello  The purpose of the Science Contest is to challenge high school students to do a wide range of reading in the areas of science, to gain an understanding of the significance of experiments rather than recall obscure details, to be alert to new discoveries and information in the areas of science, to gain an understanding of the basic principles and knowledge of the history and philosophy of science, and to foster a sense of enthusiasm about science and how it affects our daily lives.


    Social Studies, Coach: Roger White The purpose of the Social Studies Contest is to challenge high school students to read widely and deeply in the areas of social studies. Particularly, students will be required to:  (1) expand and apply their understanding of the nature of geography and the physical setting of the earth to physical and cultural environments. (2) expand and apply their understanding of the governmental systems. (3) expand and apply their understanding of historical trends, movements and eras, the impact and significance of time and place, cause and effect, and change over time.


    Journalism Events, Coach: Stephanie Strange 

    Headline: 45 minute contest. Test material shall consist of a fact sheet from which participants will read six short articles and write prescribed headlines for each.

    News Writing:  45 minute contest. Test material shall consist of a fact sheet from which participants develop an article.

    Feature Writing:  One hour contest. Test material will consist of a fact sheet from which participants develop an article.

    Editorial:  This is a 45 minute contest. Test material shall consist of a fact sheet from which participants develop an editorial.

    Copy Editing: Understand the value of editing and the need for clear, concise communication.  Test consists of Objective Questions, Proofreading Sentences, and Editing a News Brief


    Informative Speaking, Coach: Becky Williams  The purpose is to stimulate an active interest in current affairs at the state, national and international levels, and to teach the student to present extemporaneously in a clear and impartial manner the facts about a subject as they appear in the best available sources of information. This contest is an exercise in clear thinking and informing the public on the issues and concerns of the American people. The objective is to present information orally in an interesting way, and an attempt should not be made to change the listener’s mind beyond presenting the information. The speaker has 30- minutes to prepare a speech on a topic they draw and are allowed to use one note card.


    Persuasive Speaking, Coach: Becky Williams  The purpose is to train students to analyze a current issue, determine a point of view, and then organize and deliver extemporaneously a speech that seeks to persuade listeners to agree with that viewpoint. The objective is to reinforce the views of listeners who already believe as the speaker does, but even more so, to bring those of neutral or opposing views around to the speaker’s beliefs or proposed course of action. This oral contest should especially appeal to those who have a strong argumentative urge and who wish to advocate reforms or outline solutions for current problems.


    UIL One-Act Play, Coaches:  Katie Adams and Charlci Ahrens  This is a competition where similarly sized Texas schools present an 18-40 minute play. The contest is held on a single day in the spring and is open to the public. There are five possible levels of competition: District, Bi-District, Area, Region and State. At each level of competition the judge awards individual acting awards as well as selecting two or three productions to advance to the next level of competition. After the awards are announced the Judge gives an oral critique to each of the schools.


    Poetry, Coach: Deborah Sittenauer The purpose of this contest is to encourage the student to understand, experience and share poetry through the art of oral interpretation. (A) Oral interpretation, or the study of literature through its performance, can be defined as a demonstration of analysis, performance and communication skills offered publicly on behalf of literature. (B) Oral interpretation focuses on literature in performance through expressive oral reading. The goals of this contest are to encourage the contestant’s exploration of a variety of literary selections, and to enhance the performer’s and audience’s appreciation of literature through the performer’s interpretation of the work. 


    Prose, Coach: Deborah Sittenauer The purpose of this contest is to encourage the student to understand, experience and share prose through the art of oral interpretation. (A) Oral interpretation, or the study of literature through its performance, can be defined as a demonstration of analysis, performance and communication skills offered publicly on behalf of literature. (B) Oral interpretation focuses on literature in performance through expressive oral reading. The goals of this contest are to encourage the contestant’s exploration of a variety of literary selections, and to enhance the performer’s and audience’s appreciation of literature through the performer’s interpretation of the work.


    Theatre: Katie Adams and Charlci Ahrens    Band: Steven Deater, Alexia Beasley, Jackson Hisatake    

    Choir: Sean Whelan, Kevin Baxter                    Orchestra: Andrew Sutton



    David Saenz: Athletic Coordinator / Head football      Mike Barcenez: 1st Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Line 

    Stephen Driffill: Co-Offensive Coordinator / QB Coach   David Smith: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line   

    Ryan Beyer: Co-Special Teams Coordinator / RB          Nicholas McDow: Co-Offensive Coordinator / Recruiting Coor. / WR 

    Michael Gomez: Co-Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers Justin Vogt: Co-Special Teams Coordinator/ Defensive Backs 

    Daniel Smith: Assistant coach / Defensive Line Steve Schneider: Assistant football / Offensive Line     

    Justin Dominguez: Head Freshman Coach/ Linebackers Troy Wyant: Assistant football / Offensive Line/QBS/Defensive Line  

    Braden McMahan: Assistant football / WR/Defensive backs Mark Sauceda: Assistant Football/Offensive Line 

    Ron Gearhart: Assistant football  


    Volleyball:                                                                                         Cross Country:

    Jordan Madill: head volleyball                                                          Darcy Jackson: head cross country

    Danielle Pavlicek: volleyball                                                                  Tytesha Blackmon: cross country

    Zoe Castillo: volleyball

    Taylor Flores: volleyball                                                                                              


    Tennis:                                                                                             Golf:

    Jose Cuellar: head tennis                                                                David Mumme: head golf

    Marvin Rudd: tennis                                                                   Richard Tanner: golf


    Aquatics:                                                                                    Wrestling:

    Angie Fain: district swim coordinator                               Stephen Gallardo : head wrestling        

    Brandon Cheves: head swimming                                                      Amanda Adame: wrestling


    Boys Basketball:                                                                            Girls Basketball:

    Lonny Hubbard: head boys basketball                                         Jeffery Chatman: head girls basketball, Asst. coordinator          

    Clay Boggus: basketball                                                      Eugene Pena: basketball

    Louis Favela: basketball                                                    Erica Sosa: basketball 

    Troy Wyant: basketball      Tytesha Blackmon: basketball


    Boys Soccer:                                                                                    Girls Soccer:

    Jason Burnett: head boys soccer                                                        Leslie Otts: head girls soccer

    Nicholas McDow: soccer                                                             Taylor Robertson: soccer

    Jose Torres-Luna Jr: soccer


    Baseball:                                                                                         Softball:

    Michael Gomez: head baseball                                                            Alex Walkden: head softball

    Xavier Garcia: baseball                                                                 Ron Gearhart: softball

    Ryan Beyer: baseball                                                                   Zoe Castillo: softball                                                               

    Braden McMahan: baseball 


    Boys Track:                                                    Girls Track:

    Justin Vogt: head track                                      Ychlindria Dolce: head track

    Steve Schneider: track                                                          Darcy Jackson: track

    Justin Dominguez: track Mark Saucedo: track

      Amanda Adame: track


    Diedra Schwertner, head trainer      Kley Culberson, trainer