LHS Debaters Compete at Region 7 Congress

Longview High School Debaters competed with other Region 7 schools at John Tyler High School in Tyler on November 8. Competing were Carrie Gilliland, Maddie Johnson, Hunter Masten, Brandon Hernandez, and Autumn Gauthier. Carrie Gilliland was awarded third place, earning a spot at the state meet in Austin on January 9-11, 2017. Maddie Johnson medaled as sixth place. The state meet will be held at the University of Texas in Austin, with the final session being held in the Texas State Capitol. 

Congratulations, LHS debaters!

Congratulations to the talent show winners!

1st Place - Hannah Palmer - Temporary Home

2nd Place - Mya Patterson - Nothing is Original

3rd Place - Abby Jester and Kaylee Raymer - New York State of Mind

Audience Choice - Cynthia Rodriguez - Oceans

Thanks to all participants for sharing your talent! 

The 5th annual UIL Academics "Longview High School's Got Talent" show will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Melton Center.

Students can purchase tickets at the high school during lunch or at the door the night of the show.

All proceeds from the event benefit the LHS UIL Academic Scholarship program.

For more information please contact Jeannine Brandon, UIL Academic Coordinator, (903) 663-7161.

Three-time state CX Debaters Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor recount their experiences on the LHS debate team at the Longview ISD school board meeting on May 9, 2016. Seema will attend UT Dallas, majoring in Biology, and Trevor will attend Georgetown University, majoring in Government. 

Many thanks to Seema and Trevor for their dedication to UIL Academics!


Seniors: Scholarship Applications

Longview High School UIL Academics will present scholarships to two graduating seniors at the scholarship ceremony on Sunday, May 15, at 3:00 PM, in the Mickey Melton Auditorium

Any senior participating in UIL Academics is eligible to apply. Return the completed application to Mrs. Brandon in 121A no later than Wednesday, April 27. Applications are available in the "Forms and Documents" link.

LHS Hosts District Meet


Longview High School hosted the 15-5A District UIL Academics meet on Friday, April 1, and on Saturday, April 2. Participating schools were Longview, Hallsville, Pine Tree, Marshall, Texas High, Mt. Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, and Greenville.

                                                                Advancing to the regional meet are:

Gustavo Corrales - 2nd place (Computer Applications)

Jaylon Seastrunk – 3rd place (Informative Speaking)

Alex Lammers – 2nd place (Poetry Interpretation)

Sid Montano – 2nd place (Prose Interpretation)

Abby Jester – 3rd place (Prose Interpretation)


Alternates to the regional meet are:

Dakota Atteberry – 6th place (Accounting)

Brittany Campbell – 6th place (Computer Applications)

Daniel Bally 4th place (News Writing)

Abby Jester 6th place (News Writing)

Max Kelt 4th place (Poetry Interpretation)

Elizabeth Adeeko 6th place (Poetry Interpretation)

Maddie Duvall 4th place (Prose Interpretation)


The regional meet will take place at Stephen F. Austin on April 22-23.

The LHS theatre department performed Amadeus for their UIL One-Act play at the district competition on March 15 at Texas High School in Texarkana. The play was selected alternate play and received praises from both judges and audience. Selected for individual awards were:

All-Star Cast: Sid Montano 

All Star Cast Honorable Mention: Alex Lammers 

Technical All-Star Cast: Malia Boulware

Pam Mercer McWilliams, Director

Nicole Smith, Technical Director


CX Debate team Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor advanced to Quarter Finals at the state UIL CX Debate meet in Austin. Congratulations, Seema and Trevor, and their coach Nicole Smith! 

CX Debate team wins district, heading to State UIL competition

CX Debate.jpgLongview High School seniors Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor took first place Tuesday during the District 15-5A CX Debate held at Hallsville High School.Coached by LHS teacher Nicole Smith, the duo will advance to the state meet March 17-19 in Austin.

Brimmer was named Top Speaker and said she is thrilled to compete with the best of the best in the state of Texas.

"You get to hear different arguments and points of view about your topics," she said. "This experience has enabled me to apply these lessons to my life, not just the debate room."

It will be a return to Austin for both Brimmer and O'Connor, as this marks their third trip to state. 

"It is amazing to be part of a team that works so hard," said O'Connor. "We learn so many things from this experience. We learn how to critically think, which is a critical skill for any career."

CX debate is a form of UIL academic competition in which teams of two advocate for and against a resolution that typically calls for policy change by the United States federal government.

Also referred to as policy debate — or cross-examination debate because of the three-minute questioning period following each constructive speech — one team presents a proposal, with the other team arguing against the resolution. 


Congratulations to the Longview ISD middle schools for their successful performances of their one-act plays at the UIL middle school contest held at Pine Tree High School on January 16, 2016. 

School performances selected for team awards were:

1st Place - Sulphur Springs Middle School

2nd Place - Foster Middle School

3rd Place - Hallsville Junior High

Acting awards include:

All-Star Cast

Carolina Olivas (Angel) Foster MS

Izzi Breaux – (Young Angel) Foster MS

Tessa Fried – (Macbeth) Judson MS

Honorable Mention All-Star Cast

Kayden Turner – (Lady Macbeth) Judson MS

Noah Green – (The Young Man) Forest Park MS

Rebecca Glasco (The Prima Donna) Forest Park MS


Earl Bonner - Forest Park

Kayleigh Mayhall - Foster

Mindy Holley - Judson

Schools participating were Forest Park Magnet School, Foster Middle School, Judson Middle School, Hallsville Jr. High, Pine Tree Middle School, Sulphur Springs Middle School, Mt. Pleasant Middle School, and Texas Middle School.

Elementary Students Excel at District Meet.

See results in the "Elementary Results" page.

J.L. Everhart to host

UIL Academic Competition

Saturday, January 23, 2016

 The Longview ISD elementary schools are set to compete in an academic University Interscholastic League competition at Longview ISD’s J. L. Everhart Elementary School on Saturday, January 23, 2016.  All seven Longview ISD elementary schools – Bramlette, J.L. Everhart, Hudson PEP, Johnston-McQueen, South Ward, Ware, and Ned E. Williams – are participating. The competition will feature:

 Event                                        Grades

Art                                            4th and 5th

Chess Puzzle                             2nd/3rd and 4th/5th

Creative Writing                         2nd

Dictionary Skills                         5th

Listening Skills                           5th

Maps, Graphs & Charts               5th

Music Memory                            3rd, 4th and 5th

Number Sense                            4th and 5th

Oral Reading                               4th and 5th

Ready Writing                             3rd, 4th and 5th

Social Studies                              5th

Spelling                                       3rd, 4th and 5th

Storytelling                                  2nd and 3rd


 To schedule event coverage or pre-event interviews with J.L. Everhart Principal Kim Marshall, contact her at 903-803-5400 or LISD District UIL Academic Coordinator Jeannine Brandon at 903-663-7161.

T-shirts and hoodies are on sale at Longview High School. Order forms are found under the forms and document link. Return high school order forms to Deborah Conrad for the high school t-shirt by January 15.

Whitehouse High School Invitational

November 14, 2015



Carrie Gilliland - 1st place, Congressional Debate


Magadelene Shen - 1st place, Freshman - Math


Wyatt Scott - 1st place, Freshman – Science


Naomi D'Arbell - 2nd place - Ready Writing


Daniel Balley - 5th place – News Writing; 5th place - Headline Writing; 6th place Feature Writing


Congratulations, students and coaches!

The UIL Academic team competed at Mt. Pleasant High School on October 24. Results were:

Ready Writing:

Naomi D'Arbell - 4th

Rachel Grant - 6th

Computer Applications:

Brittney Campbell - 2nd

Gustavo Corrales - 5th



Feature Writing:

Daniel Bally - 4th


Daniel Bally - 6th 


Magdalena Shen - 2nd 

Arjun Peddireddy - 6th


Sam Pistone - 6th 

Number Sense:

Magdalena Shen - 4th 

Amanda Dominguez - 3rd

Maddie Jones - 3rd

Magdalena Shen - 4th

Congratulations, Seema and Trevor!

Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor placed first in CX Debate at the Hallsville Invitational Debate Meet on Saturday, October 17. Other Lobo debaters include Adam Jones, Jaylon Seastrunk, Rachel Deller, Carlos Guerrero, Maddie Johson, Leslie Campos, and Carrie Gilliland.  The LHS Debate coach is Nicole Smith. 

Well done, Lobos! 

LHS UIL Academics parents will meet on Monday, October 12, at 7:15 PM, in Room 121 for an organizational meeting. Information regarding the year's schedule, requirements, fundraising, scholarship, and volunteer opportunities will be discussed. 

Come join an active support group for UIL Academics. 

LHS UIL Academics presented "Longview High School's got Talent" on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Mickey Melton Auditorium. Emcees were Cal Hanzik, Trevor O'Connor, and Uwa Ihionkhan, and Heather Cisco performed. Results were:

First Place - Hannah Palmer, performing "Crazy"

Second Place - Stephanie Guck, performing - "Chandelier"

Third Place and Audience Choice - Shay Massey and Hunter Masten, performing " Come Home to Me"

Thank you to all performers for an entertaining evening!

Congratulations, Hannah and Indira!

Hannah Brown earned a silver medal in Headline Writing at the state UIL Academic meet on May 26. Longview High School's Indira Zamora also earned a spot to compete at state in Computer Applications, finishing in the top twelve. We are proud of you, Hannah and Indira! Congratulations to their coaches, Sasha Cantu and Carolyn Warren!

Read more:


Congratulations to the following students and coaches for their performance at the regional UIL Academic meet:

Hannah Brown – 3rd place in Headline Writing – advancing to state

Indira Zamora – 3rd place in Computer Applications – advancing to state

Naomi D’Arbell – 4th place in Ready Writing – first alternate to state

Seema Brimmer – 6th place in Informative Speaking – medaled


UIL coaches for these students include:

Sasha Cantu – Journalism

Carolyn Warren – Computer Applications

Theresa Mills – Ready Writing

Bethany Venable – Extemporaneous Speaking

The UIL Academic state meet will be in Austin, TX on May 26. Good luck, students and coaches!

CX Debaters Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor excel at the state meet in Austin on 

March 20-21. The dynamic duo advanced as one of 16 top teams in the 5A Texas high schools. 

Congratulations, Seema and Trevor, for your accomplishments!

Longview High School One Act Play Leading Ladies advances to Bi-District competition, which

will be on April 9 at LHS Mickey Melton Auditorium. Congratulations and Break-a-leg, Cast and Crew!

LHS UIL Academic team participates in District 15-5A competition on March 27-28 in Texarkana. 

See the results in HS Meet Results.

District Champions 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014!!
Prepare for College - Competition develops higher-level thinking, organization of thoughts and information, and effective communication with others.
Train for Careers - Numerous studies indicate that students who have been involved in extracurricular events have higher job success.
Develop Life Skills - Participation in extracurricular events builds a strong foundation for life-long learning and the development of social skills.
Build Confidence - Involvement in academic contests builds poise and assurance, as well as the ability to handle stressful conditions.
Have Fun - Competition allows students to interact with others, establish lasting friendships and enjoy the thrill of learning.

Elementary Students Perform for the LISD School Board. See Photo Gallery/Elementary School.

LISD Middle Schools

Compete in 15-5A One-Act Play Contest

Forest Park - Good-bye to the Clown

Foster - By Candlelight

Judson - Cagebirds

Advancing to District -

Foster and Judson

Longview High School's 

got Talent

First Place - Jazmin Dennis

Second Place - Stephanie Guck

Third Place - Jaylon Seastrunk

Audience Choice - Stephanie Guck

Congratulations and 

Thank You, Performers!

Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor are going to State in CX Debate. Congratulations!

Read more about it: http://w3.lisd.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=439656&id=0

Congratulations to the LISD Elementary Schools

See District Meet Results

LISD Elementary UIL Academic Meet

January 24, 2015

Ware Elementary

Trevor O'Connor 

Takes Second Alternate to State


Congressional Debate!

Congratulations to the UIL Academic Team for their wins at the Whitehouse UIL Meet on Saturday, November 8:


Simone Macklin, 1st place Poetry, 1st place Feature Writing


Abby Jester, 6th place Prose


Chakira Seastrunk, 5th place Congressional Debate


Naomi D'Arbell, 1st place, Ready Writing


Indira Zamora, 4th place Computer Applications


Bradie Davis, 3rd place Current Events, 3rd place Social Studies


Ashlyn Shobert, 3rd place Feature Writing


Emily Araiza, 1st place Newswriting, 6th place, Feature Writing, 2nd place, Headline Writing


Maddie Johnson, Top Freshman score, Calculator


Second Place Teams: Current Events, Journalism, Number Sense, Calculator

LOBO Debate Team Continues to Excel!

Coach: Bethany Venable


Lindale Debate Tournament on Saturday, September 27:

Novice Policy Debate

Maddie Johnson and Carrie Gilliland - Selected to the Top 4


Hallsville Debate tournament Saturday, Oct 18:

Congressional Debate

Madeline Johnson- 1st place

Chakirra Seastrunk- 8th place

Lincoln Douglas

Roshni Edlur- 5th place


Jaylon Seastrunk/Lucas Steele- 8th place

LHS Debaters Win at Texas Speech and Debate Camp

Congratulations to juniors Seema Brimmer and Trevor O'Connor for their win at the Texas Speech and Debate Camp at East Texas Baptist University. The CX Debaters competed against teams from across Texas to secure a 3-0 win.  Read about their experience in HS Meet Results.

 LHS Journalism Team Wins State!

The Longview High School Journalism Team, led by Coach Kevin Berns, wins first place in the 2014 state 5A UIL Academic contest in Austin, TX.

Senior Caroline Araiza took first place in Feature Writing and first place in News Writing. Additionally, Caroline took third place in state in Headline Writing and in Editorial Writing.

Senior Lauren Bally finished third in Feature Writing and sixth in Headline Writing.

Senior Jori Sutton competed in Accounting by winning the regional competition, finishing in sixteenth in state.

Congratulations, Caroline, Lauren, Jori, and Mr. Berns. We are proud of your accomplishments. Thank you for representing Longview High School!

Congratulations, LOBO UIL Academic Team for winning another District Championship! (See High School Results Link for District and Regional Results)

UIL Academics