McNeil Academic UIL Finishes Second at UIL District Meet

The McNeil Academic UIL team attended the District meet this week and placed second overall. Specifically, the debate team achieved first team sweepstakes and the Calculator Applications and Spelling teams placed first. The Number Sense, Computer Science and Number Sense teams placed second. Thirty students qualified to the UIL Region Meet at the University of Texas at San Antonio.



Lincoln Douglas: First place Adrita Raychaudhri, second place Yara Mustafa, first alternate Karthik Jayakumar

Extemporaneous speaking (all speakers were finalists):

Informative extemporaneous: First place Anshul Gulati, first alternate Anurag Rath

Persuasive extemporaneous: First place Charlotte Delany, first alternate David Solis, fifth place Sarayu Bodduluri


Prose: Second place Shreya Patwardhan, third place Rohan Sthanu

Poetry: Sixth place Madeline Eckert



News Writing: Fifth place Rachel Quarnaccio

Feature Writing: First place Ruben Flores, third place Laura Rivera 

Copy Editing: Second place Ella Carter

Headline Writing: Fifth place Charlie Shanks


Computer Science:

Fifth place Aditya Patwardhan, sixth place Uzair Nawaz

Second place team: Aditya Patwardhan, Uzair Nawaz, Jessica Shoemaker, Jeremy Moon


Number Sense:

Second place Shreev Goyal

Second place team: Shreev Goyal, Jessica Shoemaker, Samrita Duvvuri, Suhaan Khan


Calculator Applications:

First place Jessica Shoemaker, second place Aditya Patwardhan

First place team: Jessica Shoemaker, Aditya Patwardhan, Shreev Goyal, Hamza Rahman



Fifth place: Shreev Goyal

Second place team: Shreev Goyal, Aditya Patwardhan, Jessica Shoemaker, Anikait Gupta 



First place Polina Lee, sixth place Vaibhavi Kothikonda

First place team: Polina Lee, Vaibhavi Kothikonda, Jocelyn Zejda, Alexandra Delany