Blanco Elementary finished a close third at the District 27-AA UIL Academic Meet held Friday, December 13 at Lago Vista.
“We were competing against four other schools that came prepared to win this year, and the contest was very close, point wise.” said UIL coordinator Linda Miller. “We had some incredible individual successes. Our students tried incredibly hard, and we are very proud of them and the success they were able to achieve.”
Several Students gave comments on the UIL meet:
Valen Edwards, 4th Grade, “I thought it was fun! I’m going to try out for Art, Ready Writing, Dictionary, and Oral Reading next year.”
Lucas Villarreal, 4th Grade, “I thought it was fun! I was surprised that I placed in Number Sense.”
Lauren Anderson 4th Grade, “I thought it was exciting because we got to compete against other schools.”
John Handley-Kainer, 5th Grade, “It was a good experience. It was really cool to go compete against different kids in the same event but at a different school.”
Rachael McGill, 5th Grade, “It was nice to see the other school and to meet other people.”
Elementary District UIL Meet Team Totals were, Lago Vista 327, Comfort 308, Blanco 285, Harmony 155, and Ingram 79. First Place Individuals were Keirsten Sauceda (Storytelling), Rylee Davis (Storytelling), Valen Edwards (Art), Avery Nance (Oral Reading), and John Handley-Kaimer (Oral Reading).
Elementary Principal Linda Romano said, “Our students went to Lago Vista ready to win it all. They and their coaches worked long and hard in before and after school practice sessions. Many of them even gave up lunch to practice. District title or not, the students performed like the champions we know them to be. I’m so proud of their effort and accomplishments.”