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UIL Students Head to District Competition

Beaumont United, Early College (ECHS) and West Brook High School students competed at the Port Neches Groves University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic Invitational Competition on February 11, 2023. 

For Early College, the entire UIL team represented the campus with winners including Miriam Mornya, second place in Journalism Feature Writing and Noah Balque, first place in Oral Interpretation Poetry and fifth place in Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking.

“Our team has put forth a tremendous effort this year. Several of our coaches have spent many hours helping to prepare our students for rigorous competition,” explained Delcie Thomas, ECHS UIL Coordinator and Coach. “Our administration is leading the way with unwavering support and our students have continued to place well overall against schools from many UIL regions.”  

The team previously competed in several UIL Academic Invitational competitions, including those held at Sabine Pass School, Nederland High School and Port Neches-Groves High School and have ranked in Science, Biology, Calculator, Journalism, Poetry and Extemporaneous Speaking.  

At West Brook, scholars brought back several individual and team awards including:

Number Sense Team - Second Place - Gyan Malani, Crystal Liu, Ben Chen, Ethan Xu

Hailey Renick - Sixth - Copy Editing and Fifth - Informative Speaking

Gyan Malani - Fourth - Calculator

Mahdy Chouirf - First - Biology

True Whitney - Fourth - Prose

Emily Xu - Third - Social Studies

Olivia De La Madrid - First - Ready Writing

Beaumont United’s Sanaa Rougeau placed sixth in Informative Speaking.

Students are now preparing for the District competition with goals set to earn Regional and State level recognition.

The purposes of the UIL Academic contests are to motivate students through comprehensive competitions, challenge students to think critically and provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of essential knowledge and skills.