Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Carroll UIL Academic Team Earns State Recognitions

This past weekend the Carroll UIL Academic Team competed in the UIL 6 Academic State Meet and produced excellent results from the competition.

The Literary Critics Team, made up of Natalie Sanders, Emily Jia, Eri Pilon and Kendall Lyman, earned 1st place and finished as State Champs! These same students competed in Literary Criticism individually and received the following results:

  • Natalie Sanders – 5th place
  • Emily Jia – 6th place
  • Eri Pilon – 7th place

Additionally, Eri Pilon competed in the Ready Writing Individual competition and earned a 2nd place award.

“I am so proud of these young ladies, who worked very hard all year with one goal in mind, winning a UIL LitCrit state championship,” said John Irish, the UIL Academic Coordinator.

These students began their UIL academic season in January, competing in pre-district, district and regional meets, earning their spot to compete in the state meet. The UIL Academic competition is a tremendous commitment on the part of these young people. These students are all in the top of their classes and take a full schedule of AP classes.

“These students are all members of my 2/3 periods American Studies program, so I have seen them working all year, and I knew they would make an outstanding LitCrit team,” said Irish. “I was glad to see they were rewarded for all their time and effort. All four are not only top students in the district, they are some of the highest quality young ladies I have ever worked with and I am so proud of them.”