Harlingen South captures UIL Academic District Championship


The Harlingen High School South UIL team won the 32-6A UIL Academic District Championship on Saturday, March 25.  Students competed in 25 academic events accumulating the most points out of the 12 schools that make up the academic district.  The top three competitors in each event advance to the UIL Academic Regional Meet to be on April 7-8 at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Harlingen South took first place in the Cross Examination Debate, One Act Play, and Speech events.

Individual results are as follows:

Calculator Applications
5th – Carlos Torres

Current Issues
4th – Miguel Dominguez

Editorial Writing
4th – Erika Hernandez

Informative Speaking
1st – Hondo Garcia
2nd – Abbie De Leon
4th – John Duncan

Lincoln Douglas Debate
1st – Chris Smith
3rd – Lizzie Everett
5th – Abbie De Leon

4th – Carlos Torres

News Writing
2nd – Jacob Fraga
4th – Erika Hernandez

Persuasive Speaking
2nd – Chris Smith
3rd – Lucero Sauceda
6th – Lizzy Everett

Poetry Interpretation
1st – Jessica Durant
3rd – Jaime Gomez
4th – Savannah Smith

Prose Interpretation
1st – James Gracia
2nd – Valerie Luevanos
3rd – John Duncan

Ready Writing
1st – Zoe Deal
2nd – Erika Hernandez