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Cypress Woods HS earns UIL State Academic third-place finish

Members of the Cypress Woods High School UIL state academics team pose for a photo during a state send-off pep rally.
Members of the Cypress Woods High School UIL state academics team pose for a photo during a state send-off pep rally on May 6 at Cypress Woods. The team earned third place overall at the UIL Academic State Meet, held May 6-7 at The University of Texas at Austin earning 104 points. 

May 19, 2022—Cypress Woods High School was named the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 2022 Class 6A state academic third-place finisher at the UIL Academic State Meet, held May 6-7 at The University of Texas at Austin.  

Cypress Woods took home the second-place prize in 2021 after earning 97 points. This year, the Wildcats earned a total score of 104.

“Once again, I am ‘212’ proud of our UIL academics team,” said Gary Kinninger, Cypress Woods principal. “Their strong showing at the state level competition reflects the commitment to academic excellence at the Woods. Thank you to all students who participated at the district, regional or state level meets. In addition, a huge shoutout to the UIL academic coaches who go the extra degree in preparing our outstanding Wildcats for these events.”

Cypress Woods High School senior Victor Nguyen took home two individual state titles in Computer Science and Computer Apps.
Cypress Woods High School senior Victor Nguyen took home two individual state titles in Computer Science and Computer Applications at the UIL Academics State Meet, held May 6-7 at The University of Texas in Austin. 

At UIL academic competitions, students and schools earn points by placing in different categories, which add up to an overall score. While Cypress Woods earned third place overall as a team, individual students and event teams also placed and some even took home state titles.

The following CFISD students earned state titles and/or placed at the UIL Academic State Meet:

UIL Academic Class 6A State Meet – Individual Results

Event

Student Name

High School

Place

Accounting

Aidan Briggs

Cypress Woods

1

Current Issues

Ella Sal

Jersey Village

6

Computer Applications

Victor Nguyen

Cypress Woods

1

Aidan Briggs

Cypress Woods

6

Computer Science

Victor Nguyen

Cypress Woods

1

Theatrical Design Group

Alexis Brazil, Angel Bray, Emily Hacking and Megan Croom

Cypress Woods

4

Literary Criticism

Eshal Warsi

Cypress Woods

3

Brianna Bowers

Cypress Woods

6

Mathematics

Ramya Iyer

Cypress Woods

3

Spelling & Vocabulary

Henry Hoover

Bridgeland

4

Natalie Cornejo

Cypress Woods

5

The following CFISD teams earned state titles and/or placed at the UIL Academic State Meet:

UIL Academic Class 6A State Meet – Team Results

Event

High School

Place

Film Traditional Animation

Cypress Ranch

2

Literary Criticism

Cypress Woods

1

Spelling & Vocabulary

Cypress Woods

2

UIL offers high school students the opportunity to compete in 30 different academic competitions. UIL creates these competitions to complement academic curriculum and allows students to show mastery of specific skills. To learn more about academic competitions, visit the Academics page of the UIL website.