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