Accomplishments abound across academics, clubs, sports

The 2018-2019 school year was full of accomplishments from record-setting sports seasons to first time wins in UIL academics. Here is just a bit of what Colts achieved during the year.



Jacob Muskrat and Noah Renteria competed at the 2019 national archery tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.


The AHS Visual Arts department had a successful trip to State VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event). The following students competed:

Maci Clark (received state medal)

Linh Doan (received state medal)

Kim Tran (received state medal)

Jesus Valenzuela (received state medal)

Carlos Mella Rijo (received state medal)

Riley Johns (received state medal)

Jenny Huynh

Jemelyn Montesinos

Erik Rivera

Trigo Villegas

Of the 25 artworks selected for State from the AISD, 11 were from AHS and, 6 of the 13 AISD state medals were won by AHS students.


AVID graduates include 3 Dell Scholars, 1 Big Dream Scholar and 97% of the seniors have been accepted to one or more 4 year colleges and 100% are going to college 2/4 year or the military. Total scholarship and grants total over $2.9 million over the course of 4 years (for all college accepted).


Tommy Holloway won outstanding soloist at the Festival Disney Awards.

These students advanced to STATE UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest:

Aaron Castleberry

Sierra Harrold

Elias Hernandez

Brianna Ledesma

Madeline Gammage

Justin Honea

Alen Lopez

Giselle Serrano

Jorge Mendoza

Kelsey Joyce

Sam Dantan

Hayden Earley

Jake Hanshaw

Tommy Holloway

Aiden Memez

Megan Krause

Nathaniel Krause

Bonnie Nichols

Allison Buer

Quinten Simms

Karina Kimani-Stewart

Samantha Ramos

Sky Searcy

Alex Snyder

Bass Fishing Club

The Arlington High School Bass Fishing Team finished 3rd overall in the THSBA Metroplex Division and sent 10 anglers to the regional tournament including Ben Burnett, Brigg Bates, Kent Lawrence, Brian Declerq, Jason Hansen, Carson Carrington, Justin Waldrop, Wren Wadlington, Adam Lemonds and Cooper Webster. Kent Lawrence, Brian Declerq, Jason Hansen and Carson Carrington also qualified for the state tournament. Ben Burnett and Brigg Bates were Angler of the Year in the Metroplex Division and were awarded a $1,000 scholarship.


The FFA wildlife team – . Lauren Brett, Dakota Lindemulder, Joseph Saenz, Kaleb Jordan – placed 44th out of 200+ teams in the state.

The Poultry Judging team competed at the area show and placed 3rd as a team and advanced to the State Contest. Team members include: Paige Phillips, Ryan Smith, and Danette Morales who placed 3rd as an individual.

FFA students showed their livestock animals at the Tarrant County Junior Livestock show. Overall, we had 53 students entered in the show with 150 projects entered. We had 11 students (8 from AHS) represent Arlington FFA in the sale and we had a group of buyers that came and bought their animals in the auction. These buyers were alumni from this program including a school board member. They bought all the students animals, spending close to $15,000. That money went straight to the student.


The varsity team went undefeated during the regular season and played two rounds in playoffs.

For the 3rd year in a row, the AHS Football Colts Offensive/Defensive lineman won the Hardin Simmons State University State Championship Lineman Challenge. We competed against teams from all over the state of Texas and won 1st place for all 5A and 6A schools. The team consisted of Quintyn Walls, X’zavion McDonald, Dakota Shirley, Brain Declercq, Max Castillo, Joey Felts, Marcus Wess and more.

Key Club

Adam Price served as the Lieutenant Governor for District 39 North.

They went to district convention and won:

Leader of Leaders award to our president Raigen Smith

1st place for non-traditional scrapbook

3rd place for t-shirt design

The Key Club is #23 out of 249 Key Clubs in all of Texas and Oklahoma.


Both boys and girls soccer teams advanced into the playoffs.


Softball had several All-District Awards this year:

District 4-6A

MVP: Nia Newsome

Utility Player of the Year: Brooke Kolanek

1st Team All-District: Aaliyah Trevino, Chloe Drake, Reagan Oustad

2nd Team All-District: Kylea Smith, Hope Bowers

Honorable Mention: McKenzie Carlin

Academic All-District:

Aaliyah Trevino

Kylea Smith

Josabet Flores

Chloe Drake                                                 

Nia Newsome

McKenzie Carlin

Emma Woodard

Softball also went to playoffs for the 4th year in a row.


One Act Play was named district champions.

The Colt student newspaper

Received an Honorable Mention for Web Design 11-12 in the AHS Media Fair 2019.

UIL Accounting Team

The UIL Accounting Team: Ethan Ballou, Cole Gardner and Morgan Kincaid took 1st place at the James Bowie UIL Invitational in November. They also received 2nd place for the District Meet at Benbrook Middle-High School in March.