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Another state top three finish in the coveted Lone Star Cup making Kennedale High one of the top rated schools in 3A for academic, athletic and other co-curricular activities

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Kennedale High School should finish 3rd in the state?s Lone Star 3A competition this year after finishing in second place last year. The final standing will not be posted until July 1 but all UIL activities have been completed for the year, only possible appeals are left to consider. Current

Lone Star Cup Standings

The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to five high schools, one in each of the five UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A), based on their team performance in district and state championships. {{more}}
Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is open to all UIL participant high schools. All University Interscholastic League (UIL) member high schools in good academic and athletic eligibility standing will be included for contention. The UIL is based on the premise that students are students first, and participation in activities is a privilege.
This year Kennedale won nine district titles in academics, football, girls and boys basketball, girls soccer, boys powerlifting, girls and boys track, and girls softball. Two state titles were won in boys powerlifting (powerlifting is not considered for the Lone Star Cup) and boys track. The boys basketball team finished third in the state. The girls basketball team ranked most of the season in the top 10 reached regional play. The girls soccer team won a first ever district title. In UIL academics, Kennedale High School sent the most students ever to state competition with two students receiving 2nd place honors, two winning 7th place and the computer science team taking fourth.
In non-scoring cup contests, the Wildcat Band finished with superior ratings in concert and marching contest, earning a ?Grand Champion Award? and added one more ?Sweepstakes? award to its collection of yearly honors. Two members were selected to the Texas All-State Band.
The KHS Varsity Choir finished with ?ones? (top scores) and sent six to state competition. One received the ?Outstanding Soloist” Award, three earned the ?Outstanding Ensemble” Award, three earned ?Excellent Soloist” Awards and also made the “Excellent Ensemble” Award.
KHS students were able to compete successfully in tennis, golf, cross country, volleyball and baseball, winning 2nd place and/or advancing in playoff/tournament play. The KHS Cheer team earned a third place in national competition. The KHS AristoKats dance team earned ?Best in Class? honors. Theater students were able to participate in a variety of musical or dramatic productions and are sending a group of eight to attend the International Thespian Festival held this year in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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