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After previous success at the Regional UIL Meet, Harlingen High School South students represented the school district at the 2016 UIL Academic State Meet on May 21 in Austin.

In Speech and Debate, Matthew Cannon placed third in Prose Interpretation and Sawyer Warren placed fifth in Poetry Interpretation.

In Math, Ryan Mowers placed sixth in Number Sense.

In Essay Contests, Hemma Uzoho placed third, Micaela Garza placed sixth, and Allyson Benavides and Taylor Cooley were state finalists in the Latino History Essay Contest. Erika Hernandez placed fifth in the Barbara Jordon Essay Contest.

To compete at the State UIL meet, students first had to qualify at the UIL Academic Regional Meet on April 22-23 in San Antonio.

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