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Watson Junior High School, Muleshoe ISD, has been named the UIL District Academic Champion for the 2017-18 school year. The WJHS Academic Team compiled 1175 points for the championship.
Ninety-seven students from Watson Jr. High participated at the UIL District 2-3A, Zone 1 Academic Contest held on Nov. 15. Other schools participating in the contest were Littlefield, Dimmitt and Friona with over 400 students competing. The contest was held at Watson Junior High School in Muleshoe Texas.
“Students, sponsors, administrators and parents are to be commended for the commitment required by academic competition,” said David Trussell, UIL Assistant Academic Director. “Experience gained through extracurricular activities is far more valuable than medals or trophies.”
The University Interscholastic League offers the following contests for elementary, middle school and junior high students: art, calculator, chess puzzle, creative writing, dictionary skills, editorial writing, impromptu speaking, listening, maps, graphs & charts, mathematics, modern oratory, music memory, number sense, one-act play, oral reading, ready writing, science, social studies, spelling and storytelling.
With more than 3,000 elementary, middle and junior high schools across the state participating in UIL academic competitions, teachers encourage students to sample a variety of activities rather than become specialists in one. UIL designs the contests to provide the foundation for skills and experience the students need.
“Participation in UIL activities is designed to enrich the individual’s learning experience. All contests are created with curricular objectives in mind,” Trussell said.
For more information regarding A+ Academics for elementary, middle school and junior high, contact David Trussell at 512-471-5883 or visit the UIL website at www.uiltexas.org/aplus.

Rhea Gonzales


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