Cypress, TX (May 31, 2016) Four students from Cypress Woods and Cypress Creek high schools placed at the UIL Academic State Meet, held May 23-25 at the University of Texas at Austin.
Students who participate at the state meet are eligible for scholarships to Texas colleges and universities.
Cypress Woods student Lucas Clarke earned a third-place medal in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, after being assigned to discuss the topic of wealth inequity.
Cypress Woods also claimed medals in Computer Applications and Computer Science, as Spencer Norris and Walter Han took fifth and sixth place, respectively.
“This 2016 Cy Woods UIL Academic team was very young, loaded with underclassmen. The teams and coaches worked hard, eagerly working to build on the 212 tradition established over our first decade of world domination here at the Woods,” said Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods UIL sponsor. “We are all very proud that so many students made it to UIL Region and UIL State. With an eye on the future, I look forward to what next year will bring.”
CFISD’s fourth medal went to Cypress Creek student Miranda Duncan, who placed sixth in the News Writing competition.
“As a sponsor, I am over-the-moon excited when students advance in competition. CFISD is an incredibly tough district which feeds into an even tougher region, so it truly is a win to just make it to state—such a small percentage of students do,” said Samantha Berry, Cypress Creek journalism teacher. “But watching a kid win at state takes your breath away because they’ve accomplished something so truly profound. These girls represented Cy Creek and the CCHS Press well, and I am so proud to be their adviser.”