Elementary students rise to the challenge at UIL District Meet



As part of the Competitive Edge Initiative, Elementary students had a strong start to their academic competition career during the UIL District Meet on February 7, 2015.

Jefferson Elementary took home first place for the small campus category and Long Elementary earned first place for the large campus category.

Hosted by Memorial Middle School, over 500 fourth and fifth grade students competed in ten different academic events: Art, Dictionary Skills, Listening, Maps and Charts, Music Memory, Number Sense, Oral Reading, Ready Writing, Social Studies, and Spelling. Students developed their skills with the assistance of nearly 190 teachers and staff coaching them for this annual event.

The students earned points by placing first through sixth in their respective events. The school’s rank was determined by the total amount of points that students accumulated.

All 17 of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District’s elementary schools were in attendance.

The schools were categorized as a small campus if their campus did not exceed 499 students. Campuses that exceeded 500 students were classified as a large campus.

The Competitive Edge Initiative is designed to align academic competition to a student’s primary and secondary education by implementing district-wide academic programs and competition regulations.

View full results below.

Small Campus

1st Place – Jefferson

2nd Place – Austin

3rd Place – Crockett

4th Place – Wilson

5th Place – Travis

Large Campus

1st Place – Long

2nd Place – Lamar

3rd Place – Stuart Place

4th Place – Lee Means

5th Place – Treasure Hills

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