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Academic UIL Attends First Invitational of the Year

Trinity Moore, Reporter

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Center high school held its first UIL invitational meet of the school year on Saturday, Nov 10.

“I really like UIL and have been competing in it since I was in elementary school,” junior Reanna Arndt said. “I always go to as many UIL meets as I can.”

Many students who participated Saturday will try again in the next invitational meet seeking better results.

“I [will] go to the next invitational meet so that I can see if I have improved by then,” sophomore Joshua Clark said.

There were a few who were a bit more competitive than the rest.

“It was alright for the first meet,” sophomore Ella Shires said, “but first place is the goal.”

Some of the competitors were happy with the place they got the first time they tried.  

“I felt really good about getting first in mathematics and felt it was reasonable with who got above me for other events,” Clark said. “I also think I could have done better, and now I have something to strive for.”

More than a few people were surprised with the results they got but were not disappointed.

“I feel like I deserved the placing I got,” Arndt said. “This was my first time competing in accounting, and [I] didn’t place. It was just a learning experience. I was actually really shocked though when Mrs. Brookshire told me I got first in editorial writing.”   

UIL is a well liked competition throughout school.  

“I’ve always been in UIL,” sophomore Cecily Gibson said, “but in highschool, it is so much more fun than before!”



Mathematics – Joshua Clark 1st place

Accounting – Brisa Guevara – 4th place

News Writing – Celeste Gibson – 4th place

Science – Scarlett Shires – 3rd place, Ella Shires – 5th place

Science Team – Scarlett Shires, Ella Shires, Joshua Clark – 2nd place

Feature Writing – Celeste Gibson – 3rd place

Editorial Writing – Reanna Arndt – 1st place

Literary Criticism – Celeste Gibson – 6th place

CX Debate – Kristen Orsak and Jason McCollister – 2nd place

Persuasive Speaking – Mark Perkins – 3rd place

There were 19 schools at the tournament and 318 students competing


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Trinity Moore, Reporter

Trinity Moore has been on the Lariat staff since 2018. She has also been in UIL for 2 years. During her first year she participated in art and her second...

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