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