South Texas BETA sweeps the competition this UIL season
January 22, 2018
A series of UIL (University Interscholastic League) academic meets has taken place over the course of the last few months hosted by Sharyland High School (November 4, 2017), Weslaco East High School (December 2, 2017), and at McAllen High School (January 13, 2018).
Typically, competitions begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 2:00 p.m. School districts from across the RGV participate. Regional competitions are usually populated by over 600 students, thereby giving students from across different schools the opportunity to interact in their mutual passion for their respective events. But at their core, UIL invitationals are a means by which students can hone in on their academic abilities before the entrance competition to state in March of 2018.
At these meets, BETA’s students represented their school proudly and placed in a variety of competitions. The placements are listed as follows:
Sharyland High School Invitational
Accounting: Abraham Chapa (1st place, novice); Jaden Worstell (2nd place, novice); and Norman Lee (9th place, novice).
Computer Science – Objective: Alberto Isaiah (2nd place, novice); and Francisco Cavazos (9th place, veteran).
Computer Science – Hands On: 6th and 9th place (team events).
Editorial Writing: Nima Francis (2nd place, novice)
Copy Editing: Adriana Diaz-Mayens (1st place, novice)
Weslaco East High School Invitational
Accounting: Jaden Worstell (5th place, novice) and Jinna Yoon (10th place, novice).
Computer Science: Treyton Strong (9th place, novice); Noah Baca (10th place, novice); Antonio Garcia (6th place, veteran); and Francisco Cavazos (7th place, veteran).
Editorial Writing: Deany Castro (2nd place, novice)
Feature Writing: Deany Castro (6th place, novice)
Number Sense: Antonio Garcia (5th place, 12th grade)
McAllen High School Invitational:
Accounting: Abraham Chapa (1st place, novice); Jaden Worstell (2nd place, novice); and Jinna Yoon (6th place, novice).
Current Issues and Events-Novice: Nima Francis (6th place, novice)
Editorial Writing: Deany Castro (3rd place, novice)
Feature Writing: Jilda Trevino (3rd place, novice)
Ready Writing: Jose Oscar Lopez (4th place, veteran)
At the moment, these students and others are now preparing for the fast-approaching district meet on March 24, 2018 at Brownsville Hanna High School. Practice meets still to come at Robert Vela High School on February 3, 2018, Edinburg North High School on February 17, 2018 and Sharyland Pioneer High School on February 24, 2018. Best of luck to all the teams.