Three Northwest ISD students, one team qualify for UIL Academic State Meet
Three Northwest ISD students, one team qualify for UIL Academic State Meet
Posted on 04/11/2017
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Three Northwest ISD students and one team will represent the district at the upcoming UIL Academic State Meet, the top academic competition in Texas, after finishing near the top in their events at their regional academic meets.

One Byron Nelson High School student as well as two students and a team from Eaton High School will head to Austin later this month to compete after finishing in the top two places in their categories at their UIL regional meets. In addition to the state qualifiers, Northwest ISD is also home to two state alternate students.

At the 5A Region I meet, Eaton’s Nathan Newton qualified for the state meet in the current issues event, and classmate Taylor Glissman qualified for state in editorial writing. Both students finished second in their respective categories. Emma Bluestein also garnered points for the Eagles, finishing fourth in informative speaking and becoming a state alternate in her category.

Eaton’s current issues team finished second in its event, earning a wild card bid to the state meet. Eaton’s current issues team is composed of Zack Flowers, Avery Nennmann, Nathan Newton and Zach Sheehan.

Northwest High School’s one-act play company took home fourth-place honors, earning points for the Texans at the 5A Region I meet. Though UIL one-act play competes in its own discipline away from the other events, it also garners points for the academic team.

In the 6A Region I meet, Byron Nelson’s Hannah Stauss qualified for state with her first-place finish in poetry interpretation. Luke Chitwood also garnered points at the regional meet for the Bobcats, coming in fourth in prose interpretation and earning state alternate honors.

The UIL Academic State Meet will take place April 21-22 at the University of Texas at Austin.

SEE REGIONAL MEET RESULTS
For full results from the 5A Region I Academic Meet, click here. For full results from the 6A Region I Academic Meet, click here.