Blanco Middle School, with strong performances across all grade levels and categories, dominated the District 27-AA UIL meet held Thursday, December 13, at Blanco Middle School.
“I am very thrilled with our students,” said middle school UIL coordinator Stephanie Taylor. “They did an exceptional job! Winning year after year tells a lot about our students in Blanco—they are truly the best!”
“Competing felt good,” said competitor Jackson Hunter, 6th grade. “I liked the feeling of placing in every event. It made me proud.”
“It felt really good because of all the hard work I have put into it,” Lance Renhard, 7th grade, said. “Also, I would like to thank my UIL coaches for helping me succeed.”
“It feels very relaxing to have completed my events,” 8th grader Brenna Wallace said, “and to have done so successfully. I may not have received first in every event, but I know my participation contributed to Blanco Middle School winning first in district.”
Principal Bill Luna said, “The numbers are good, but the real story is how these kids won. I have always been told—’act like you’ve been there before, do the work, come prepared to win, and expect to win with dignity and respect for those around you.’”
“These kids came prepared and they won with class at each level. They are winners!”