UIL Academic Team Places Second in Regional Meet, Advances to State


This past weekend 60 schools competed in the Region 1-6A UIL Academic Meet at the University of Texas at Arlington. Carroll finished in second place and students in four categories will advance to the State meet on May 7.  Achievement in the UIL Academic State contests also adds points toward the UIL Lone Star Cup for the district. The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications, based on their team performance in district and state championships. Carroll is currently in first place for the cup with 83 points.

In order to advance to Region then State, these academic competitors had to place in the top three at the District Meet held earlier in the spring. During that meet Carroll won the District 4-6A Academic Overall Sweepstakes and advanced competitors in 11 categories.

The team and individual results for the Region Meet are as follows:

Literary Criticism – 1st Place Team (State Qualifier) – Second Highest Score in State

Kendall Lyman – 3rd Place (State Qualifier)

Eri Pilon – 4th Place (State Qualifier)

Emily Jia – 6th Place (State Qualifier)

Mandy Kehoe – Team State Qualifier

Coach: John P. Irish


Social Studies – 1st Place Team (State Qualifier) – Second Highest Score in State

Rylee Hunt – 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Malini Sampath – 2nd Place (State Qualifier)

Nora Sammons – Team State Qualifier

Coach: John P. Irish


Journalism – 3rd Place Team

Arden Berry, Copy Editing – 1st Place (State Qualifier)

Avery Chang, Headline Writing – 3rd Place (State Qualifier)

Sarika Ramesh, Feature Writing – 4th Place (State Alternate)

Pragnya Kaginele, News Writing – 6th Place

Coach: Natalie Brown


Computer Science – 3rd Place Team

Team: Daniel Henricks, Bryant Hargreaves, Andrew Balson, Krish Dalela

Coach: Carl Stovall


Current Issues – 3rd Place Team

Michael Ubis – 4th Place (State Alternate)

Team: Michael Ubis, Tin Lau, Rachel Moon, Ryan St. Martin

Coach: Elizabeth Irish


Ready Writing

Nicole Beres – 5th Place

Coach: John P. Irish


Speech / Debate

Dhyan Patel, Lincoln Douglas Debate – 6th Place

Coach: Anthony Brown


Science – 3rd Place Team

Team: Raghav Katta, Iris Schmeder, Ian Kwon, Brett Belleville

Iris Schmeder – 2nd Place Biology

Coach: Eben Olson