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WHS UIL Team Medals at State

After winning the District Championship and second place at Regionals, Waller High School’s (WHS) Academic UIL Team has once again achieved #WISDgreatness at the 2021 5A State UIL Meet. WHS sent 15 students to State, who competed against participants from 270 other schools. In the end, four teams and four individuals won awards, totaling 20 medals with each student receiving at least one award.

“Twenty-one years ago, (former superintendents) Mr. McReavy and Mr. Twardowski challenged us to build the best UIL Academic program in the State,” WHS UIL Coordinator Scotty Johnson said. “The kids have been absolutely amazing and we have done so well. For the last three years, we have reached a level that is quite extraordinary. Our kids have worked so hard to get us to this place.”

2021 UIL Academics State Meet Team Awards

  • Social Studies: 1st place, State Champions - Joey Camann, Celestine Duncan, Blake Green, and Julian Juarez
  • Accounting: 2nd place, State Runner-up - Jenny Chiem, Lydia Jurischk, Ingrid Machuca, and Anna Sherar
  • Literary Criticism: 3rd Place - Jenny Chiem, Cole Holladay, Gus Rice, and Ashton Steffey
  • Spelling: 3rd Place - Kathy Castillo, Lucas Johnson, Steven Rabago, and Helmut Ulrich

2021 UIL Academics State Meet Individual Awards

  • Accounting: Ingrid Machuca (6th)
  • Computer Applications: Julian Juarez (2nd)
  • Copy Editing: Lucas Johnson (3rd)
  • Social Studies: Julian Juarez (6th)