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Bridgeland, Langham Creek students win UIL Academic state titles

Bridgeland High School freshman Shawn Ray, right, placed first overall in the Social Studies competition.
Bridgeland High School junior Shawn Ray, right, placed first overall in the Social Studies competition at the UIL Academic State Meet, held May 13-15 at the University of Texas at Austin. 

May 16, 2024—Bridgeland High School junior Shawn Ray and Langham Creek High School sophomore Laine Yates earned individual state titles at the 2024 UIL Class 6A State Academic Meet, held May 13-15 at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ray placed first overall in Social Studies and Yates placed first overall in Ready Writing.

Langham Creek High School sophomore Laine Yates placed first overall in the Ready Writing competition.
Langham Creek High School sophomore Laine Yates placed first overall in the Ready Writing competition at the UIL Academic State Meet. Yates was one of two CFISD students to earn individual state titles at the 2024 contest. 

“Being a UIL state champion is an incredible accomplishment that is the culmination of a lot of hours of studying, practicing and hard work,” said Ryan Hennessey, UIL academics district coordinator. “These students and their coaches have accomplished something amazing.”

At UIL academic competitions, students and schools earn points by placing in different categories, which add up to an overall score. Multiple CFISD students and teams placed at this year’s state competition.

Cypress Ranch High School junior Hunter Payne placed fourth overall in the Informative Speaking competition.
Cypress Ranch High School junior Hunter Payne placed fourth overall in the Informative Speaking competition at the UIL Academic State Meet, held May 13-15 at the University of Texas at Austin. 

The following CFISD students competed at the UIL Academic State Meet:

UIL Academic Class 6A State Meet – Individual Results

Event

Student Name

High School

Place

Computer Applications

Nikhil Shanmugham

Cypress Woods

7

Braden Bronaugh

Cypress Woods

11

Computer Science

Aiyaz Mostafa

Cypress Ranch

10

Current Issues & Events

Erykson Zelt

Cy-Fair

15

Informative Speaking

Hunter Payne

Cypress Ranch

4

Lincoln Douglas Debate

Avery McSwain

Cy-Fair

6

Poetry Interpretation

Audrey Shea

Cypress Park

4

Ready Writing

Laine Yates

Langham Creek

1

William Choi-Kim

Cy-Fair

3

Social Studies

Shawn Ray

Bridgeland

1

Spelling

Shawn Ray

Bridgeland

16

Davansh Joshi

Bridgeland

17

Noah Patel

Bridgeland

25

Liam Philp

Bridgeland

27

 

Cypress Park High School senior Audrey Shea, right, placed fourth overall in the Poetry Interpretation competition.
Cypress Park High School senior Audrey Shea, right, placed fourth overall in the Poetry Interpretation competition at the UIL Academic State Meet, held May 13-15 at the University of Texas at Austin. 

The following CFISD teams competed at the UIL Academic State Meet:

UIL Academic Class 6A State Meet – Team Results

Event

High School

Place

Spelling

Bridgeland

5

Speech

Cypress Park

19

Cypress Ranch

19

Cy-Fair

27