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WHS Students Compete at State UIL Academic Meet

May 9, 2022

Members of the Wimberley High School UIL Academic Team competed at the state meet held at the University of Texas at Austin on May 6-7. Senior Quinton Mendoza earned two medals, a gold in Current Events and a silver in Social Studies. Mendoza's stellar finishes led each of those teams to high placings as well. The Current Events team earned a silver medal and the Social Studies team was third. In Current Events, Mendoza finished with the highest score in the state, regardless of classification. It was his second consecutive State Championship in Current Events.

During the Speech events on May 24-25, senior Jack Garrett won a silver medal in Prose Interpretation and teammate Azula Hunter-Thiam was close behind - winning a bronze medal in the same event. Jack also advanced to finals in Persuasive Speaking, finishing 6th.

The full list of those who competed at the state meet is below:

Copy Editing coached by Ms. Reeves
Carson Ramsey (top-12 in state)

Current Issues coached by Mr. Biggers
Team Place: 2nd
1st - Quinton Mendoza
9th (tie) - Harrison Mayhew
13th (tie) - John Moore
13th (tie) - Alex Caldwell

Feature Writing coached by Ms. Reeves
Carson Ramsey (top-12 in state)

Science coached by Ms. Sellers
Team Place: 5th
17th (tie) - Ava Armstrong
20th - Jacob Mantsch
21st - Kaitlyn Marinos
25th - Tate Murphy

Social Studies coached by Mr. Biggers
Team Place: 3rd (tie)
2nd - Quinton Mendoza
5th - Tillman Martinez
16th - John Moore
17th (tie) - Trinity Rivera

Persuasive Speaking coached by Mrs. Brookshier-DeLeon
6th - Jack Garrett

Poetry Interpretation coached by Mrs. Brookshier-DeLeon
Eveleigh Jennings (top-12 in state)

Prose Interpretation coached by Mrs. Brookshier-DeLeon
2nd - Jack Garrett
3rd - Azula Hunter-Thiam

Overall Team Standings
(The state team score is a cumulative total that includes the academics events, speech and debate events, and the One Act Play.)

Argyle HS - 282
Lindale HS - 134.5
CC Tuloso-Midway HS - 131
Dallas School for Talented & Gifted - 84
Melissa HS - 76
Salado HS - 76
Burnet HS - 71
LaVernia HS - 67
Wimberley HS - 64
Big Spring HS - 64
Port Lavaca Calhoun HS - 63
Giddings HS - 58
Lufkin Hudson HS - 53
Brownwood HS - 51.5
Paris North Lamar HS - 51.5
See full standings here.

The Wimberley HS UIL Academic Coordinator is Kyla Brookshier-DeLeon.