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Seven Students Head to State PSIA Competition

Thirty-two Lower and Middle School students represented St. Andrew’s with flying colors at the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) competition on March 9. For several preceding months they worked hard after school and during weekends and holidays to prepare for a variety of academic events with the help of faculty and parent volunteers. After placing first or second in the District 8AA meet, seven students - Abigail Gormin ‘26, James Graham ‘26, Ava Hanners ‘25, Olivia Korman ‘26, Sally Queen ‘29, Aidan Strauss ‘27, and Anna Wayne ‘24  - are heading to the State competition at TCU in April. Fifteen students placed in the Top 10 of their respective competitive categories.
St. Andrew’s parent Amy Zimmerman, who coordinates the annual participation in PSIA, described the day of the meet as, “A great community builder where the children encouraged their peers and celebrated their wins together.”

She added, “Preparing for these meets requires self-discipline, dedication, and perseverance. We are particularly proud that these students took a risk and tried something that was new for many of them.  This experience reminds me of one of my favorite verses from the Bible, Hebrews 21:1, ‘Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.’"

PSIA State Finalists
Abigail Gormin ‘26 - Prose Interpretation
James Graham ‘26 - Vocabulary; Information Skills
Ava Hanners ‘25 - Vocabulary; On-Site Drawing
Olivia Korman ‘26 - Vocabulary; Ready Writing
Sally Queen ‘29 - Storytelling
Aidan Strauss ‘27 - Maps Graphs and Charts
Anna Wayne ‘24 - Vocabulary

PSIA District 8AA Top 10
Zain Bhiwandiwala ‘30 - Storytelling
Pierce Curry ‘30 - Creative Writing
Bea Dixon ‘30 - Creative Writing; Storytelling
Miles Erlanson ‘29 - Spelling
Vivienne Gonzalez ‘27 - Prose Interpretation
Nate Hofer ‘27 - Maps Graphs and Charts
Isabel Horne ‘23 - Ready Writing
JP Hudson ‘28 - Number Sense
Olivia Korman ‘26 - Spelling
Jordan Manuel ‘27 - Prose Interpretation
Annie McMullen ‘26 - Spelling; Vocabulary
Isla Seats ‘28 - Number Sense
Anita Vemulapalli ‘29 - Spelling
Anna Wayne ‘24 - Ready Writing
Adelynn Zimmerman ‘27 - Spelling; Ready Writing
 
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Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.