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    Academic District 15-AAA Champions

    New Boston has a long tradition of excellence in the University Interscholastic League Academic contests. We have won the district trophy 19 of the last 21 years. New Boston is well represented at region and state contests in many events each year. We pride ourselves on individual and team achievements. The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests.
    These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.
    Areas of Competition
    The UIL Academic areas of competition are in the powerpoint presentation below. If you are interested in trying out to participate in a UIL Academic team, please contact Mrs. Elkins or one of the coaches.

     For more information about UIL Academics, check out the web page at http://www.uiltexas.org/academics 

    UIL District Contests
    Congressional Debate
     The Regional UIL Student Congress Competition was November 3 at Region 8 Service Center.  NBHS qualified two students for the 2016-17 state meet at the University of Texas in Austin, January 9-11.  Congratulations to Trip Davis - 1st and Jackson Martin - 3rd.  Hudson Raney received Top Presiding Officer and 4th place making him an alternate to state. 
     CX Debate 
    District Meet at Hooks, Feb. 7, 2017

     1st place team Jackson Martin, Hudson Raney

    3rd place team Samuel Martin, McKenzie Mitchell

    State Quarter finalists Jackson Martin, Hudson Raney

    One Act Play Contest

    District contest is March 2 at 
    Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX (Rehearsal - Feb. 28)
    Bi-District contest is March 22 at Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX 

    The New Boston High School One Act Play performed "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" at the District 14-3A OAP Contest at Pleasant Grove. NBHS advanced to Bi-District Competition. Mary Addison Watson was named to the All Star Cast; Trip Davis, Hannah Beck and Tyler Raulston were named Honorable Mentionand Hanna Crouch received the Tech Award.

    Academic Meet 
     District Speaking and Computer Science Contests - March 21 - Region 8 Service Center, Pittsburg, TX
       Prose - Emily Atkinson - 2nd place
       Prose - Marissa Morgan - 3rd place (Advanced to Regional)
       Prose - Ben Willis - 6th place
       Poetry - Alex Hartline - 2nd place (Advanced to Regional)
       Poetry - Da'Mond Clark - 3rd place (Advanced to Regional) 
       Poetry - Tyler Raulston - 6th place
       Informative Speaking - Trip Davis - 1st place (Advanced to Regional) 
       Informative Speaking - Mason Reid - 3rd place (Advanced to Regional)
       Persuasive Speaking - Jackson Martin - 2nd place (Advanced to Regional) 
       Persuasive Speaking - Alex Hartline- 3rd place (Advanced to Regional)
       Persuasive Speaking - Samuel Martin - 4th place 
       Lincoln Douglas Debate - Mason Reid - 1st place (Advanced to Regional)
       Lincoln Douglas Debate -  Trip Davis - 4th place (Top Speaker Award) 


    Computer Science -First Place Team
                                              Frazier Cowan - 2nd place  (Advances to Regional)

    Philip Sissons - 5th place

    Samuel Martin

    Jacob Sander

    All other academic contests - March 24 - Region 8 Service Center, Pittsburg, TX 

    Accounting - 1st place team

    Dylan Perkins - 1st place - advanced to Regional

    Jack McCool - 3rd place - advanced to Regional

    Victoria Halcomb - 6th place


    Current Issues and Events

    Trip Davis - 3rd place - advanced to Regional

    Josh Foster - 5th place


    Computer Applications

    Denton Tutt - 2nd place

    Christian Litton - 3rd place

    Kaitlin O’Brien - 4th place


    Computer Science - 1st place team

    Frazier Cowan - 2nd place

    Philip Sissons - 5th place

    Jacob Sanders

    Samuel Martin


    Journalism - 1st team

    Editorial Writing

    Molly Cottingham - 2nd place

    Amanda Grisham - 4th place

    Ashley Thompson - 5th place


    Feature Writing

    Molly Cottingham - 1st place

    Hanna Perry - 4th place

    Bryce Sewell - 6th place


    News Writing

    Molly Cottingham - 2nd place - advanced to Region

    Amanda Grisham - 6th place


    Headline Writing

    Molly Cottingham - 1st place advances to Region

    Bryce Sewell - 2nd place advances to Region

    Hanna Perry - 3rd place - advances to Region


    Literary Criticism - 1st place team

    Hanna Perry - 1st place - advanced to Region

    Bailey Paul - 2nd place - advanced to Region


    Ready Writing

    Hanna Perry - 4th place

    Hannah Beck - 5th place


    Social Studies - 2nd place team

    Josh Foster - 1st place - advances to Region

    Jacob Cook - 4th place - alternate to Region

    UIL Regional Meet
     April 8, 2017 - Tyler Junior College
    UIL State Meet
     April 20, 2017 - the University of Texas at Austin