These students from Condit ES were two of the more than 1,000 that attended HISD’s Winter UIL Meet.
HISD has been offering students the chance to compete in University Interscholastic League (UIL) activities for years, but the district recently hit an attendance milestone, when more than 1,000 elementary school students participated in a single UIL competition.
The UIL A+ Academics Winter District Meet, which took place at Davis High School, had students from more than 40 schools competing, making it the most-attended UIL A+ Academics Meet in district history.
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released its district realignments for 2016–2018 on Feb. 1, 2016, at all Regional Service Centers across Texas.
The day was huge for athletics programs across the state, as both schools and school districts learned who they will be competing against for the next two years in football and basketball.
“HISD faired quite well,” said HISD Athletics Director Marmion Dambrino. “We are excited that in our 6A, 5A, and 4A conferences, all of the schools are within our district.”
In the last realignment, Navasota, Sealy, and LaMarque ISDs were included in the Houston ISD district competition schedule.
“When you involve other school districts, it becomes challenging due to the number of teams we have and the weekly long-distance travel for students,” said Dambrino.
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Reagan Senior also placed first in individual state competition
A mathematics team from HISD’s Reagan High School was declared the UIL State Mathematics Champion at the recent UIL State Meet. Reagan team member Dante Vela also placed first in the individual state competition.
The mathematics competition is one of the most competitive contests at the UIL State Academic Meet, drawing students from across Texas.
The Reagan team, composed of five seniors, qualified for the state championship after advancing from UIL district and regional meets. The team members have all been competing in UIL Academics for a combined total of 12 years.