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UIL Results Santa Anna ISD

Congratulations to all the students who participated in UIL yesterday. Everyone represented Santa Anna well and worked hard throughout the day. The following students placed during the contest:
Marin Guthrie – 1st place Calculator Apps, 1st place Editorial Writing, 2nd place Mathematics
Jaylie Jones – 2nd place Calculator Apps, 4th place Mathematics, 3rd place Number Sense
Mateo Lara – 3rd place Calculator Apps, 5th place Mathematics
Angie Calfa – 1st place Computer Apps, 1st place Literary Criticism, 4th place Science
Hunter Hammond – 5th place Computer Science
Chase McIver – 2nd place Current Issues, 1st place Social Studies
Ashley Beauchamp – 5th place Feature Writing, 2nd place Headline Writing, 5th place News Writing
Katelynne Craig – 3rd place Literary Criticism
Laci Donham – 5th place Persuasive Speaking
1st place Calculator team of Marin Guthrie, Jaylie Jones, Mateo Lara, and Madi Perez
1st place Social Studies Team of Chase McIver, DJ Mattes, and Tony Calfa

Santa Anna High School – 2nd place overall

The following students will represent Santa Anna at the regional contest: Marin Guthrie, Jaylie Jones, Mateo Lara, Angie Calfa, Chase McIver, Ashley Beauchamp, Katelynne Craig, Madi Perez, DJ Mattes, and Tony Calfa

Congratulations and thank you for continuing the tradition of excellence in Santa Anna.

Track results Santa Anna ISD

Santa Anna Mountaineer Track team Participated in Piper Relays in Hamlin TX, on March 18, 2017.
Girls team:
Ashley Beauchamp, Madison Diaz, Marin Guthrie, Alexis Donham & Trinity Sanchez
These girls all competed well and are improving their individual events each meet.
Scoring for the Lady Mountaineer- Trinity Sanchez 8th place Long Jump 14’ 3.75”

Boys Team:
Carson Keeney, Mateo Lara, Hunter Hammond, Joe McCall, Domanic Enriquez, Jacob Herrod, Jake Smiley, Cody Robertson & DJ Mattes
These Young men competed well and improve each meet on individual and team events.
Scoring for the Mountaineers-
Jake Smiley 1st place 100m, 3rd place 200m
Jacob Herrod 5th Place 100m
Domanic Enriquez 7th 3200m, 8th 1600m
4x200m relay placed 4th with a time of 1:34.64 (Hunter Hammond, Jake Smiley, Joe McCall, Jacob Herrod)

Concert & Sight-reading

On Thursday, March 2, The Santa Anna Mountaineer Band traveled to Hamilton ISD to participate in the annual UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. This is the first time in several years the band has participated in this particular contest. The band has been working on 3 pieces of music for the contest since returning from Christmas Break. The pieces included Copper Creek March by John Edmonson, Majestica by Gary Gazlay, and Courtlandt County Festival by William Owens. The band received a 2-2-2 (excellent) for their performance of the three pieces. The ratings go from 1 (superior), 2 (excellent), 3 (average), 4 (below average), 5 (poor). The band’s performance was rated EXCELLENT!!!!

The next portion of the contest involved Sightreading a piece of music that the group had never seen before. The Mountaineers received a 1-2-2 for their performance of the piece. For most of the students, this was their first opportunity to participate in Sightreading. The students did an amazing job this year at Concert and Sightreading!

The students involved in the contest were as follows: Delaynee Absher, Ashley Beauchamp, Angie Calfa, Tony Calfa, Lily Carter, Katelynne Craig, Ella Crowder, Madison Diaz, Luke Dotson, Chris Ely, Domanic Enriquez, Kellen Evans, Madison Fields, Trace Garrett, Daniel Garza, Noah Garza, Lisamarie Gomez, Kloey Guerrero, Paris Guerrero, Taylor Guerrero, Marin Guthrie, Hunter Hammond, Jaylie Jones, Mateo Lara, Silas Lara, Dwayne Mattes, Chase McIver, Breanna Michon, Madalyn Perez, Sudie Puckett, Trystan Rice, Cody Robertson, Jake Smiley, Alexis Washington, Mia Whaley, Madison Wise, and Makayla Wise. A big thank you to Eddie Alonzo and Jackie Sowell for their help in getting the kids to contest that day!!

Santa Anna ISD One Act Play

The Santa Anna Secondary one act play cast and crew recently attended district competition at Eula. The group competed against five additional schools with three selected to advance to bi-district. Santa Anna was selected to represent district 15 at the bi-district competition on March 23, 2017 in Eula. In addition, three cast members were given individual awards: Sudie Puckett and Mνa Whaley received All Star Cast medals and Breanna Michon was given an Honorable Mention All Star Cast award. Rylee Hammond was chosen as part of the All Star Crew. Additional schools advancing are Cross Plains and Eula.

Pictured from left to right: Mνa Whaley, Director Jackie Sowell, Jaymee Corns, Madison Diaz, Hunter Hammond, Sudie Puckett, Trace Garrett, Breanna Michon, Rylee Hammond, Ashley Beauchamp, and Assistant Director Matthew Sowell.

Wynell Hipp


Wynell Hipp age 84 of Santa Anna, Texas passed from this life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Holiday Hill Nursing Home in Coleman.

Services will be Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Santa Anna Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. David Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Anna Cemetery with services under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna.

She was born Effie Wynell Wristen on October 8, 1932 in Santa Anna, Texas to Daniel Franklin and Ollie Lee Kelley Wristen. Nell was raised in Santa Anna where she attended the Santa Anna Schools. On December 28, 1949 she married James Clifton Hipp in Brownwood, Texas and they celebrated forty four years of marriage. James preceded her in death in 1993. James and Nell lived in Odessa and Clyde until returning to Santa Anna in 1993. Nell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Santa Anna and was a homemaker.

Linda and husband Ron Adams of Odessa, Texas
2 Granddaughters
Staci and husband Brad Howell of Odessa, Texas
Lori and husband Brian Wilkerson of Dallas, Texas
4 Great Grandchildren
Brother – Wayne Wristen of Santa Anna, Texas
Wynell was preceded in death by her parents and 2 Sisters and 4 Brothers

Robert Robinett


Robert Robinett age 91 of Santa Anna, Texas passed from this life on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Coleman County Medical Center.

Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 pm at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Hale and Rev. Gary Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at the Santa Anna Cemetery with services under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home of Santa Anna. The family will receive friends from 6:00 till 8:00 pm at Henderson Funeral Home.

He was born Robert Dallas Robinett on May 5, 1925 in Coleman County, Texas to Dallas and Bera Ferguson Robinett. Robert was raised in Coleman County where he attended the Hardin Elementary and Mozelle High School. On December 5, 1942 he married Maggie Cope and they celebrated seventy three years of marriage. Maggie preceded him in death on March 13, 2016.

Robert was a lifetime resident of Santa Anna where he was a member and Deacon of Northside Baptist Church and member of the Santa Anna Volunteer Fire Department. He was a dairy farmer and a dozer operator for the Santa Anna Silica Sand Company. Robert and Maggie owned and operated Robinett's Garage until his retirement.

3 Daughters – Linda and husband James White of Santa Anna, TX
Jean and husband Ray Findley of Santa Anna, TX
Gail and husband Richard Horner of Santa Anna, TX
Son – David and wife Shelley Robinett of Santa Anna, TX
Sister – Maurine Griffin of Del Valle, TX
2 Brothers – Billy Joe and wife Donna Robinett of Brady, TX
Jimmy and wife Jean Robinett of Durango, CO
Several Nieces and Nephews
14 Grandchildren – Cindy and husband James Pelton, Troy and wife Mindy Pierce, Penny White, Kasha and husband Ryan Bartholomew, Scott and wife Paula Findley, Mandy and husband Mark Hunter, Brandi McIver, Briana and husband Tom Guthrie, Shyler and wife Davia Farley, Caylee Robinett, Honorary grandchild – Brittany Morris
18 Great Grandchildren – Chrystal & husband Tyler Morgan, Jennifer and husband Josh Rambo, Jessica and husband Chris Cheaney, Walker, Hadlee and Hudson Pierce, Addyson and Bethany Findley, Karly Ryan and Brenden Dallas Bartholomew, Clayton Hunter, Chase and Ellie McIver, Cason and Mylee Guthrie, Spurr, Jayda and Skylar Farley.
4 Great Great Grandchildren Jayden, Dawson and Jolie Rambo, Luke Kerr

Robert was preceded in death by his sister Mary Dunn

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