Cy Creek, Cy Woods students place at UIL Academic State Meet

May 8, 2018

: Cypress Woods High School sophomore Steven Cheng (left) won an individual state championship at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic Meet
Cypress Woods High School sophomore Steven Cheng (left) won an individual state championship at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic Meet, held May 4-5 at the University of Texas. Cheng tied for first in computer science. Standing with Cheng is Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods computer science teacher and UIL academic coordinator.

May 8, 2018—Cypress Creek High School senior Samantha Billings and Cypress Woods High School sophomore Steven Cheng each won state championships in their respective events at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic State Meet, held May 4-5 at the University of Texas.

Billings won feature writing in the journalism category, adding to the Region III-6A championship she claimed this spring as well.

“I am extremely proud of Sam. She works so hard in class, never complains, and never gives me excuses,” said Amanda Armour, Cypress Creek journalism teacher. “She is a no nonsense student who knows exactly what she wants to do with her life and consistently works to reach her goals.  There is no one more deserving of this honor.”

Cypress Creek High School senior Samantha Billings won first place in feature writing at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic State Meet, held May 4-5 at the University of Texas.
Cypress Creek High School senior Samantha Billings won first place in feature writing at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic State Meet, held May 4-5 at the University of Texas.

Cheng claimed the state championship in computer science as he tied for first place with Richardson High School’s James Rayman.

Cypress Woods also claimed three other top-three finishes at the state competition.

Seniors Spencer Norris and Krish Suchdev placed second and third, respectively, in computer applications.

In the computer science team category, Cypress Woods finished third. The team was comprised of Cheng, senior Meggie Cheng and juniors Sammy Armstrong and Anand Iyer.

The Cypress Woods High School computer science team placed third at the state competition. Team members, from left, are Anand Iyer, Sammy Armstrong, Steven Cheng and Meggie Cheng. Joining them with their trophy is Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods computer science teacher and UIL academic coordinator.
The Cypress Woods High School computer science team placed third at the state competition. Team members, from left, are Anand Iyer, Sammy Armstrong, Steven Cheng and Meggie Cheng. Joining them with their trophy is Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods computer science teacher and UIL academic coordinator.

“The Cy Woods UIL Academic Team finished strong with a ‘212’ showing at state,” said Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods computer science teacher and UIL academic coordinator. “All of these students worked very hard and did everything asked of them and more. Some move on to college and many get a chance to do this again next year. Great to see them wrap up the year with some hardware.”

The competition marked the first half of the academic state competition. The second half will take place at the University of Texas on May 21-22, when all speech and debate events will be held.

Cypress Woods High School seniors Krish Suchdev (left) and Spencer Norris both placed in the top three in computer applications at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic State Meet. Norris finished second and Suchdev placed third.
Cypress Woods High School seniors Krish Suchdev (left) and Spencer Norris both placed in the top three in computer applications at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2018 Conference 6A Academic State Meet. Norris finished second and Suchdev placed third.

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