UIL Academic Teams take Runners-up at District

Many students advance to Regional competition

Ashlyn Scott, Assistant Editor

This past weekend the UIL Academic team competes in the District meet in San Angelo. Overall the team placed 2nd and the competitors who placed 1-3 will be heading to regionals. The teams who placed first will also advance to regionals and those individuals who placed 4th and 5th will be alternates.

“I think we did an amazing job. Last year we didn’t have as many people going for regionals as this year,” Senior Ezequiel Paz said.

The Calculator Applications, Mathematics and Journalism teams all took 1st place. The teams that took 2nd place are the Current Issue, Science team and the Spelling and Vocabulary teams. The Computer Science team ended up taking 3rd place.

“It was a fun year. The people in there are great and the coaches did an amazing job at helping us get our acts together this year,” Junior Cassandra Gonzalez said.

The following students received individual awards:

Zach Black took 3rd place in Current Issues and 3rd place in Social Studies,

Krzysztyanka Callejas placed 2nd in Ready Writing,

Rodolfo DeLaCruz took 4th place in Persuasive Speaking,

Al Nhi Thi Doan took 2nd place in Calculator Applications, 1st place in Mathematics and 4th in Number Sense,

Cassandra Gonzales took 6th place in Informative Speaking,

Jordan Groening took 2nd place in News Writing,

Dominique Hernandez took 4th place in Prose Interpretation,

Savanah Hernandez took 4th place in Poetry Interpretation,

Camille Kenner took 3rd place in Feature Writing,

Devon Mailey took 5th place in Computer Science,

Kade McNutt took 4th place in Feature Writing, 5th in Headline Writing and 5th in News Writing,

Anna Muy took 4th place in Calculator Applications,

Ezequiel Paz took 6th place in Mathematics,

Aubrianna Saxton took 1st place in Science and 1st in Biology,

Haley Smith took 5th place in Editorial Writing,

Heather Smith took 2nd place in Spelling and Vocabulary,

Katie Starnes took 5th place in Calculator Applications,

Mariana Veloso took 2nd place in Feature Writing and 4th in News Writing,

Those that advanced to the Regional competition will compete April 24 and 25.