Students Advance to Regional UIL Competition

by Claire Kyllonen, Staff Writer

Students competed at the University Interscholastic League Academic District Competition, which was hosted at Dripping Springs on Saturday, March 29. In every category and event, top three scorers become eligible to compete in Regional UIL Competition.

Junior Caroline Cravens placed third in Headline Writing for Journalism.

“Last year I placed second in Headline, but I was unable to go to Regionals. So this year I’m just excited to get to participate. Our main competition is kind of already out of the picture, so I’m just trying to place in the top five,” Cravens said.

Junior Siandhara Bonnet also placed third in Feature Writing for Journalism.

“I’m really excited that I’ve placed because this is the second year that I’ve done it. Last year I didn’t place at all, so to see the improvement that I’ve made means a lot,” Bonnet  said.

Junior Claire Kyllonen placed fourth in Feature Writing for Journalism, making her first alternate for Regionals, senior Emily Steele placed fourth in Spelling and Vocabulary, making her first alternate for Regionals, and senior Terry Ballard placed fifth in Current Events, making him second alternate for Regionals.

Congratulations to our top three scorers! They will go on to participate at Regional Competition in San Antonio on May 2nd and 3rd.