Students from ATEMS, Abilene High and Cooper High competed March 29-30 in district UIL spring academic meets, with each school qualifying contestants for the regional round of competition.

AHS and ATEMS competed in the District 3-6A UIL Spring Academic Meet at San Angelo Central. Students advancing will participate in the Region 1 UIL Academic Meet on April 13 at the University of Texas at Arlington.


The following individuals qualify for regionals:

  • Harrison Smith, 3rd, Number Sense
  • Connor Mullins, 1st, Feature Writing; 3rd, Copy Editing
  • Bridgette Wright, 1st, Editorial Writing; 3rd, Feature Writing
  • Anoe Chavez, 3rd, Editorial Writing
  • Brooke Garduno, 1st, Spelling & Vocabulary
  • Makayne Favor, 1st, Lincoln Douglas Debate; 2nd, Persuasive Speaking;

Other students and teams that placed:

  • Estefany Hernandez, 4th, Accounting
  • Harrison Smith, 6th, Calculator Applications; 8th, Mathematics
  • Bridgette Wright, 6th, Copy Editing; 6th, Headline Writing
  • Connor Mullison, 4th, News Writing, 6th, Editorial Writing; 7th Headline Writing
  • Anoe Chavez, 6th, Feature Writing; 4th, Headline Writing
  • Sidney Irwin, 4th, Literary Criticism
  • Brandon Rodriguez, 6th, Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Chloe Ramirez, 5th, Persuasive Speaking
  • Sonia Liu, 4th, Informative Speaking
  • Number Sense Team, 3rd; Calculator Applications Team, 3rd; Journalism Team, 2nd; Literary Criticism Team, 3rd

The AHS team scored 263 points to finish second in the team standings.


The following individuals qualify for regionals:

  • Jackie Lacey, 3rd, Current Issues & Events
  • Journai Lancaster, 1st, Copy Editing; 3rd, Reading Writing
  • Seth Fry, 1st, Headline Writing
  • Spelling & Vocabulary Team, 1st, (Bibhasha Tripathi, 6th, Bijita Tripathi, 5th, and Emma Voss 2nd)
  • Jacqueline Garcia Torres, 3rd, Social Studies
  • Faith Fang, 2nd, Mathematics
  • Bijita Tripathi, 3rd, Literary Criticism
  • Levi Del Vecchio, 2nd, Ready Writing

Other students and teams that placed:

  • Jacob Elliott, 4th, Number Sense
  • Faith Fang, 5th, Number Sense
  • Lizette Garza, 5th, News Writing; 6th, Editorial Writing
  • Journai Lancaster, 5th, Feature Writing
  • Computer Science Team, 2nd, (Will Ash, Hunter Jensen, Israel Mares, Bijita Tripathi); Number Sense Team, 2nd, (Jacob Elliott, Frank Fang, Savannah Goza, Bijita Tripathi); Current Issues & Events Team, 2nd, (Chris Huerta, Jackie Lacey, Carmin Ray); Mathematics Team, 3rd, (Jacob Reynolds, Faith Fang, Hunter Jensen, Andrew Long); Literary Criticism Team, 2nd, (Maddy Beal, Levi Del Vecchio, Jackie Lacey, Bijita Tripathi)

The ATEMS team scored 220 points to finish third in the district standings.


Cooper High School students competed in the District 4-5A Meet held at Aledo High School. Students advancing will participate in the Region 1 UIL Academic Meet on April 13 at Texas Tech University.

The following students advance to regionals:

  • Isaac Lock, 1st, Lincoln Douglas Debate; 1st, Informative Speaking
  • Angela Smith, 2nd, Persuasive Speaking
  • Ready Writing, 2nd, Katlyn Payne
  • Clayton Donhauser, 2nd, Chemistry

Other students and teams that placed:

  • Julian Martinez, 4th, Informative Speaking
  • Jaxson Luke, 5th, Informative Speaking
  • Nia King, 4th, Persuasive Speaking
  • Brian Taylor, 6th, Ready Writing
  • Isaac Lock, 4th, Current Issues & Events\
  • Calculator Applications Team, 4th; Mathematics Team, 5th; Number Sense Team, 4th; Literary Criticism Team, 4th, Science Team, 4th; Social Studies Team, 4th; and Current Issues & Events Team, 3rd

The CHS team scored 144 points to finish fourth in district.