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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.

The Academic Meet Speech event competitions will take place at UT-Austin on May 24-25. WHS students have four event entries in that portion of the competition. Team points scored during the Speech events will count toward the overall team score.

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
Jack Garrett - event upcoming

Poetry Interpretation coached by Mrs. Brookshier-DeLeon
1st - Eveleigh Jennings - event upcoming

Prose Interpretation coached by Mrs. Brookshier-DeLeon
1st - Jack Garrett - event upcoming
3rd - Azula Hunter-Thiam - event upcoming

Overall Team Standings - Not including Speech events
(The state team score is a cumulative total that includes the academics events, speech and debate events, and the One Act Play.)

Argyle HS - 270
Lindale HS - 105.5
Dallas School for Talented & Gifted - 84
Melissa HS - 70
Salado HS - 64
Port Lavaca Calhoun HS - 63
Burnet HS - 59
CC Tuloso-Midway HS - 58
Giddings HS - 58
Lufkin Hudson HS - 53
Brownwood HS - 51.5
Paris North Lamar HS - 51.5
Big Spring HS - 50
Wimberley HS - 38
Midlothian Heritage HS - 37
See full standings here.

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