Academic UIL competes in regional competition

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Academic UIL competes in regional competition

UIL Academics competed at the regional meet at Baylor University April 13. Four students will move on to the state meet. The state meet will be held in Austin, Texas May 2-4.

UIL Academics competed at the regional meet at Baylor University April 13. Four students will move on to the state meet. The state meet will be held in Austin, Texas May 2-4.

UIL Academics competed at the regional meet at Baylor University April 13. Four students will move on to the state meet. The state meet will be held in Austin, Texas May 2-4.

UIL Academics competed at the regional meet at Baylor University April 13. Four students will move on to the state meet. The state meet will be held in Austin, Texas May 2-4.

Kennedy Wyles, Reporter

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After winning their first district meet in 6A, Prosper academic competitors attended the regional University Interscholastic League meet in Waco, Texas, Saturday, April 13. As a result of their work, six students are headed for state meet appointments in Austin in May.

According to the UIL Academic brochure, competing in any event helps students prepare for college, train for future careers and enhance scholarship opportunities. In addition, the UIL website said the competitions also strengthen students’ life skills and boost confidence.

“Before competing in Waco, I was really nervous because this would decide if I qualified for state,” freshman Amanda Hare said. “After competing, I felt really relieved and knew I did the best I could.¨

Students in UIL competed in invitational meets throughout the winter and spring, followed by the district meet March 29. Those who placed in the top three spots or as a member of a top team advanced to the regional meet.

“I love to see the competitive spirit come out in some and seeing them smile with pride,” UIL Academic Coordinator Elise Calhoun said. “Student success is what keeps me coming back to UIL each year.”

Amanda Hare will compete May 3 for a state title in headline writing. Logan Davenport and Aryan Dhanraj, Austin Garner and Rehaan Merchant compete May 4 in calculator apps; Davenport also will compete in mathematics that day,  and Brittany Wood performs her poetry selections Tuesday, May 28. All of their contest sites will be held on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

Photo Courtesy @MATHster_Jedi advisor Thomas Gomez Twitter Feed
Computer applications competitors wear their UIL Regionals medals at Baylor University in Waco on Saturday, April 13. Logan Davenport placed first, Aryan Dhanraj placed third, and Austin Garner placed fourth. Together – along with Rehaan Merchant -they were the first-place team. Freshman Amanda Hare placed second in headline writing, Brittany Wood also placed second in poetry. The UIL teams will advance to state May.

District meet results

Calculator applications: Logan Davenport (1st), Austin Garner (2nd), Aryan Dhanraj (3rd)

Computer applications: Evan Ballard (1st), Kelly Trinh (4th)

Copy editing: Paige Ruder (1st), Annika Karri (3rd)

CX debate: Jordan Ramsey (1st)

Editorial Writing: Amanda Hare (4th)

Feature Writing: Isabella Abraham (2nd)

Headline Writing: Isabella Abraham (1st), Amanda Hare (2nd), Haley Medeiros (3rd)

LD debate: Alec Antonakakis (3rd)

Mathematics: Logan Davenport (2nd)

News Writing: Kennedy Wyles (1st)

One Act play: Prosper High School (1st)

Poetry interpretation: Brittany Wood (1st), Charlize Fedele (3rd)

Physics: Logan Davenport (1st)

Competitors at regionals:

Haley Medieros, Paige Ruder, Kennedy Wyles and Isabella Abraham take a moment to gather at the Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas. This was all of the competitors first stop on their ride to the regional meet. All four girls competed in journalism events.

Kennedy Wyles – news writing

Isabella Abraham – headline, feature writing

Paige Ruder – copy editing

Haley Medeiros – headline writing

Amanda Hare – headline writing

Annika Karri – copy editing

Logan Davenport – calculator applications

Aryan Dhanraj – calculator applications

Austin Garner – calculator applications

Rehaan Merchant – calculator applications

Brittany Wood – poetry

Charlize Fedele – poetry

Krishnan Prashanth – mathematics

Jason Brown – mathematics

Evan Ballard – computer applications

Alec Antonakakis – LD debate

Regional results

Calculator Apps 1st place Team (Logan Davenport, Aryan Dhanraj, Austin Garner, Rehaan Merchant) and Individually: Logan Davenport 1st, Aryan Dhanraj 3rd and Austin Garner 4th

Computer Apps:  Evan Ballard placed 5th

Feature Writing:  Isabella Abraham placed 5th

Headline Writing:  Amanda Hare placed 2nd

Mathematics:  2nd place Team (Logan Davenport, Rehaan Merchant, Jason Brown, Krishnan Prashanth) and Individually:  Logan Davenport 3rd

Poetry Interpretation:  Brittany Wood placed 2nd