Thursday, June 17, 2021

Dragon Academics Advances to Regionals

Carroll_UIL_Academic_Regional_Qualifiers_2015The Carroll Senior High School students are preparing for the next challenge during the spring competition season. Three Dragon Academics teams advanced to the Regional UIL Meet happening later this month on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. Social Studies, CompSci and Current Events teams advanced to the Regional Meet, along with 26 students, out of District.

The Carroll Social Studies team, earned the highest score in the state for 6A schools at a recent meet and is favored to win Regionals. The team is also two-time defending State Champions.

“This is the strongest team I’ve ever had” said Social Studies coach and Academic Coordinator John P. Irish, who has won 7 state titles out of 10 years. “Last year’s group was my strongest up to this point, but this team is solid. All four students could win an individual state title.”

The Region 1-6A Meet will be held on the campus of UT Arlington, on April 24-25.

Carroll Academic Teams Among Top in Texas

At the Best of Texas UIL Meet earlier this month, the Carroll Social Studies and Computer Science teams finished among the top 10 in the state. Both teams finished in first place after Round 1. Complete results are outlined below:

Social Studies – 1st place Team (coached by Mr. Irish)
Individual Standings: All Carroll students finished in the top 10 in the State!

  • 1st place – Kelly Danner
  • 3rd place – Jared Chaney
  • 4th place (tie) – Kelsey Taeckens
  • 4th place (tie) – Bronwyn Sutherland
  • 10th place – Alexis Bowen

Computer Science – 1st place Team (coached by Ms. Woessner)
Individual Standings: All Carroll students finished in the top 10 in the State!

  • 1st place (tie) – Reid Long
  • 1st place (tie) – Matt Kendzior
  • 5th place – Zech Hein
  • 7th place – Nikhil Ravi
  • 8th place – Elijah Snow

Teams continue to compete in advancing rounds. Click here for contest details.

Carroll's UIL Social Studies Wins State

Students pictured (L-R): Will Cook, Anjie Liang, Cyndi Huang, Adam Floyd and Coach John Irish

During the UIL Academic State Meet in Austin, Carroll ISD’s UIL Social Studies team successfully captured the State Championship on Wednesday, May 22. This was the first state title for the Dragon UIL Social Studies Team. The students were the top score in the entire state among all classifications.

Team members and their overall individual standings listed below:

  • Will Cook – 6th place Overall Individual
  • Anjie Liang – 8th place Overall Individual
  • Cyndi Huang – 12th place Overall Individual
  • Adam Floyd – 3rd place Overall Individual (with a perfect MC score, he also did this at Regionals)