Students find success at district UIL meet, advance to regionals


UIL Regional Qualifiers Dexter Young, Judith Moreno, Kade Mercer, and Austin Hagood. Not pictured: Emily Haught and Reade Barber

Austin Hagood, Editor

The district UIL Academic Meet was recently held in Dublin. Several students and one team will advance to the UIL Regional contest to be held on  April 13-14 in Abilene. 

Those advancing to the regional round include Dexter Young in Accounting, Judith Moreno in Feature Writing, Austin Hagood in Headline Writing, Kade Mercer in News Writing, Emily Haught in Poetry Interpretation and Reade Barber in Science.

“I’m really excited about the chance to advance to regionals,” Hagood said. “This is my senior year, and I am hoping to finally compete at the state meet this year.”


Member of the Regional Qualifying and District Champion UIL Mathematics team: Zach Foster, Vianey Rangel, and Cristian Mallory (not pictured Dev Bhakta)

The mathematics team consisting of Cristian Mallory, Dev Bhakta, Vianey Rangel, and Zach Foster placed first at district and will also advance to regionals.  

“This year we have a good, solid team,” mathematics team coach Heather Cuellar said. “However, we are going to have to step up our game if we want to be competitive at regionals. I am very proud of the work they have put in to make it this far, and hopefully we can do even more in the future.”

Complete District UIL Academic Results:

Accounting–Coach V. Barnett 3rd Place Team

Dexter Young  2nd Regional Qualifier

Nikita Salas

Sandra Roe

Rylee Deters

Calculator Applications–Coach C. Kuklies  3rd Place Team

Vicki Lopez  6th

Kenna Hall

Kenia Hernandez

Madelynn Welch

Computer Science–Coach  M. Jones

Gabby Arreloa

Alex Davalos

John Gilliam

Emily Hughitt

Hailey Lorta

Copy Editing–Coach  A. Shackelford

Makenna Carr

Reagan Harms

Taelon Sorrells

Current Issues & Events–Coach L. Ingram

Zeph Christian

Emily Guerrero

Editorial Writing– Coach L. Ingram

Taylor Berends  5th

Stacie Bowen

Gracy Schulte

Feature Writing–Coach L. Ingram

Judith Moreno  2nd Regional Qualifier

Clayton Mercer  5th

Austin Hagood

Headline Writing–Coach  L. Ingram

Austin Hagood  2nd Regional Qualifier

Gracy Schulte  4th Regional Alternate

Madelynn Welch  6th

Informative Speaking–Coach  S. Garcia

Jenifer Anaya

Macey Brawley

Alex Duran

Literary Criticism–Coach  A. Shackelford

Alexis Donald

Mathematics–Coach H. Cuellar  1st Place Team All Regional Qualifiers

Dev Bhakta

Christian Mallory 3rd

Vianey Rangel  4th

Zachary Foster  5th

News Writing–Coach L. Ingram

Clayton Mercer 3rd Regional Qualifier

Austin Hagood  5th

Judith Moreno

Number Sense–Coach  H. Cuellar 4th Team

Zachary Foster

Cristian Mallory

Jaton Pate

Chloe Williams

Persuasive Speaking–Coach S. Garcia

Kendel Beck  5th

Reade Barber

Cordell Fishback

Poetry Interpretation–Coach  A. Shackelford

Emily Haught  2nd Regional Qualifier

Jennifer Anaya

Prose Interpretation–Coach  A Shackelford

Elizabeth Hancock

Ready Writing–Coach  A Talley

EmmaLee Barber  4th Regional Alternate

Judith Moreno

Science–Coaches M. Drexler and M. Lancaster  2nd Place Team

Reade Barber 1st Regional Qualifier also Top Chemistry

Sophia Jimenez 4th Physics

EmmaLee Barber

Kristin Losoya

Araceli Rameriz

Leif Sanders

Social Studies–Coach  D Bridges

Kenzy Brawley

Sophia Jimenez

Spelling & Vocabulary–Coach  L Sierra 4th Place Team

Alize’ Lopez

Daniella Meras

Sharon Victoria