UIL Academics qualifies individuals, teams for state championship at UT

photo Speech – 2nd place team

After a long day of Saturday contests, the UIL Academics team finished second at the UTSA hosted regional tournament behind Sharyland Pioneer, qualifying students in five different areas for the state tournament. First through third places qualified for the state championships at The University of Texas May 4-5.

Computer Applications – Varun Verma, 1st place

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Computer Science – Ryan Gahagan, 3rd place (2nd place team)

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Informative Speaking – Griffen Smith, 4th place

Persuasive Speaking – Max Bibeau, 3rd place; Campbell Melton, 4th place

Lincoln Douglas Debate – John Mihaly, 3rd place

Literary Criticism – Gabrielle Avena, 3rd place (1st place team – Avena, Ashleigh McCoy, Hannah Huzzey, Sydney Hetherington)


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