Opportunities abound in UIL academic competitions

There are many opportunities coming from competing in UIL. Students will be competing in different UIL events throughout the year based on the topic or subject they are competing in. They will travel to different schools in the area to compete and enhance their skills in different events. The next practice meet is Saturday, Jan. 25 at Mansfield High School.

“We are planning on going to four invitational meets this year,” Bhatti said. “The first one was in Burleson on December 14th.”

Students can compete in Spelling and Vocabulary- run by Mrs. Waneck, Science- run by Mrs. Bhatti, Speech and Debate- run by Ms. Patton, Social Studies- run by Mr. Waneck, Ready Writing- run by Ms. Clayton, Mathematics- also run by Mrs. Bhatti, Journalism- run by Ms. Best, and Prose and Poetry- run by Ms. Day. Students get to compete in multiple invitational meets and will compete in the district meet in the spring.
There are benefits to competing in UIL.

“They get better academically,” Bhatti said. “They compete with other strong academic minds. Plus, we get to explore new schools and see how they are different from Summit.”

If students are interested in competing, there are still spots available. With so many different events, teachers are looking for more students to compete. Students can win medals trophies and can qualify for a scholarship by making it to state level.

“They can contact me, Mrs. Bhatti in room F3,” Bhatti said. “Or they may reach out to any of the coaches listed.”