January 31, 2022 - The winner of this year’s Comal Shake competition is a fifth-grade student from Hoffmann Lane Elementary.
Georgia Schexnayder, 10, was crowned champion of the friendly competition designed to develop interpersonal skills after advancing from her campus to the semifinals and then to the final round.
For the eighth year in a row, the Comal Independent School District hosted the Comal Shake competition to encourage elementary students to hone their interpersonal skills, specifically, starting conversations, showing confidence and shaking hands.
The competition begins at the campus level with every Comal ISD elementary campus selecting two representatives to compete in the semifinals. The top six out of those 32 advance from the semifinals to the championship round.
This year’s six finalists competed Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the district’s headquarters for the championship title. Representing their schools, the competitors were given two minutes with each of three judges to show off their interpersonal skills.
This year’s judges for the championship included Superintendent Andrew Kim and Comal ISD Board of Trustees Courtney Biasatti and Tim Hennessee. Besides Schexnayder, finalists were Addison Bemis, fifth grader, Garden Ridge Elementary; Emma Healey, fourth grader, Rebecca Creek Elementary; Ava Sechrist, fifth grader, Arlon Seay Elementary; Khloe Villa, fifth grader, Bill Brown Elementary; and Lylah Yerrington, third grader, Indian Springs Elementary.
-The 2022 Comal Shake Champion, Georgia Schexnayder from Hoffmann Lane Elementary is pictured with Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim.
-The 2022 Comal Shake finalists are pictured with this year’s judges from left Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim, Khloe Villa from Bill Brown Elementary, Ava Sechrist from Arlon Seay Elementary, Lylah Yerrington from Indeian Springs Elementary, Comal ISD Board of Trustee Tim Hennessee, Addison Bemis from Garden Ridge Elementary, Comal ISD Board of Trustee Courtney Biasatti, Georgia Schexnayder from Hoffmann Lane Elementary and Emma Healey from Rebecca Creek Elementary.
-Comal ISD Board of Trustee Tim Hennessee served as a judge for this year’s Comal Shake Competition. In this photo he is shaking hands with Georgia Schexnayder who won the competition.
-Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim served as a judge for this year’s Comal Shake Competition, and in this photo he is shaking hands with Georgia Schexnayder who won the competition.