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WHS UIL Academics Named 6A District 15 Sweepstakes Runner-up

Waller High School’s (WHS) UIL Academic UIL placed an impressive 2nd overall and earned the title of Sweepstakes runner-up in its first appearance in 6AWHS Academic UIL Team competition at the District 15 Academic Contest. Congratulations to the following Bulldogs and those who have advanced to Regional competition, which will be held April 21-22 at Baylor University! 

Team Results:

  • Accounting: District Champion, advancing to Regionals
  • Current Issues and Events: District Champion, advancing to Regionals
  • Journalism (made up of competitors in News, Copy Editing, Feature, Editorial, and Headlines listed below): District Champion
  • Literary Criticism: District Champion, advancing to Regionals 
  • Social Studies: District Runner-Up 

Individual Results:

  • Accounting: Trent Oldham (District Accounting Champion, advancing to Regionals), Lydia Jurischk (District Accounting Runner-up, advancing to Regionals), Noel Razo (3rd, advancing to Regionals), Ashley Hill (4th, advancing to Regionals), and Misael Maldonado (6th)
  • Calculator: Hyrum Brown (6th)
  • Computer Applications: William Mattingly (District Accounting Runner-up, advancing to Regionals) and Benito Juarez (4th)
  • Copy Editing: Avery Ragsdale (3rd, advancing to Regionals), Aidan Ragsdale (4th), and Dalia Zamora (5th)
  • Current Issues and Events: Samantha Olvera-Huerta (4th) and Christian Turrubiartes (6th)
  • Editorial: Grace Isaacks (3rd, advancing to Regionals) and Brenna Crivello (6th)
  • Feature Writing: Dalia Zamora (District Feature Writing Champion, advancing to Regionals)
  • Headline Writing: Grace Isaacks (District Headline Writing Champion, advancing to Regionals), Aidan Ragsdale (District Headline Writing Runner-Up, advancing to Regionals), and Jadde Aponte (3rd)
  • Literary Criticism: Caden Sanchez (District Literary Criticism Champion, advancing to Regionals), Lucy Bayles (District Literary Criticism Runner-Up, advancing to Regionals), Delivrance Para Dekem Awounbeng (4th), and Michaela Williams (5th)
  • News Writing: Grace Isaacks (District News Writing Champion, advancing to Regionals)
  • Persuasive Speaking: Rachelle Escobar (4th) and Kaylie Stevens (6th)
  • Poetry Interpretation: Kaia Tullis (District Poetry Speaking Champion, advancing to Regionals) and Kenzie Plaisance (4th)
  • Ready Writing: Kaylie Stevens (4th)
  • Science: Hyrum Brown (6th)
  • Social Studies: Javier Porras (4th) and Dan Kenjura (6th)
  • Spelling: Samantha Olvera-Huerta (6th)