Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South traveled to the University of Texas at San Antonio to compete in the UIL 5A Region IV Academic Meet on May 2.
With their performances, students were attempting to qualify for the state competition by earning first, second or third place in their respective event.
Qualifying from HHS was Austin Wright, placing first in Computer Applications and earning the title of region champion. In Computer Science, Gilbert Maldonado placed third, and in Ready Writing, Clara Duffy placed fourth as the first alternate.
Qualifying for State from HHSS were, In Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, Jann Soto placed first.
Chris Esparza and Paige Robles, who both placed in Prose Interpretation, Robles placing first and Esparza placing fourth standing as the first alternate. In Poetry Interpretation, Sawyer Warrenburg placed fifth, standing as the second alternate. In Informative Extemporaneous Speaking, Jann Soto placed first. Ryan Mowers placed fifth in Number Sense, standing as the second alternate.
The UIL State Meet will be held in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas at Austin from May 19 – 21.