Students qualify for UIL Academic State Meet

April 11, 2017

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Cypress Woods High School’s Computer Science team placed first with a team score of 1227 to qualify for the UIL Academic State Championship. Pictured, from left, are junior Meggie Cheng, senior Walter Han, freshman Steven Cheng, senior Nathan Huckleberry and sponsor Stacey Armstrong.

April 11, 2017—Students from seven CFISD high schools have qualified for the UIL 6A Academic State Meet after earning advancement at the Region III-6A meet held April 7-8 at Cypress Woods High School. 

To advance to the state meet, students must place in the top three at the regional level. With a total of four regions in Conference 6A, advancing to UIL State typically places students among the top 12 in Texas in their respective academic categories. Students who placed fourth through sixth at regionals are alternates.

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Cypress Falls High School senior Dinah Chukwu placed second in Poetry Interpretation at the UIL Region III-6A Academic Meet at Cypress Woods High School to qualify for the state academic competition.

The UIL academic state championship will be comprised of two separate competitions held at the University of Texas at Austin. Speech and debate events will be held on May 22-23.  All other events will be hosted on April 21-22. 

Students who will participate at these state tournaments are eligible for college scholarships and must submit an online application by May 12. More information on UIL academic scholarships is available here: http://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/eligibility-requirements/.

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Cypress Springs High School sophomore Nathalie Marquez placed second in News Writing at the UIL Region III-6A Academic Meet at Cypress Woods High School to qualify for state.

The following students from Cy-Fair, Cypress Creek, Cypress Falls, Cypress Springs, Cypress Woods, Jersey Village and Langham Creek high schools placed at the regional level:

Individual Awards

Event

Student

School

Place

Advancement

Computer Applications

Samuel Armstrong

Cypress Woods

3

State

Spencer Norris

Cypress Woods

4

Alternate

Krish Suchdev

Cypress Woods

5

Alternate

Computer Science

Steven Cheng

Cypress Woods

1

State

Walter Han

Cypress Woods

5

Alternate

Current Issues

Daniel Lehmann

Cypress Creek

3

State

Journalism: Editorial Writing

Caroline Adami

Langham Creek

2

State

Journalism: Feature Writing

Jordan Miller

Cypress Woods

1

State

Sujean Shin

Cypress Woods

2

State

Journalism: Headline Writing

Allison Funk

Cypress Falls

3

State

Journalism: News Writing

Nathalie Marquez

Cypress Springs

2

State

Number Sense

Anand Iyer

Cypress Woods

6

Alternate

Social Studies

Bhavesh Sayal

Cypress Falls

5

Alternate

Speech: Informative Speaking

Daniel Lehmann

Cypress Creek

3

State

Evan Ortiz

Cy-Fair

4

Alternate

Speech: Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Amanda Liu

Cy-Fair

3

State

Speech: Poetry Interpretation

Dinah Chukwu

Cypress Falls

2

State

Speech: Prose Interpretation

Danial Mehkri

Langham Creek

6

Alternate

Spelling & Vocabulary

Amy Zhou

Jersey Village

3

State

 

Team Awards

Event

School

Place

Advancement

Computer Science

Cypress Woods

1

State

Journalism

Cypress Woods

2

N/A*

*While teams are awarded in journalism for overall performance, only individuals in this content advance to the state meet.

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Cypress Woods sophomore Sammy Armstrong, pictured with his brother Willy, placed third in Computer Applications at the academic regional competition to qualify for state. 

Cypress Falls senior Allie Funk, pictured with administrator Jennifer Young, won third place in Headline Writing at the academic regional competition to qualify for state.
Cypress Falls senior Allie Funk, pictured with administrator Jennifer Young, won third place in Headline Writing at the academic regional competition to qualify for state. 

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