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DHS teams place at UIL Academic State Meet

UIL_Dawson        Dawson High School participated in the 2019 UIL Academic State Meet in Austin May 3-4 in social studies, ready writing and spelling and vocabulary events. Social studies and ready writing placed first in their category.

       The UIL academic meet was conducted like a track meet, with participants earning points for their school team in different subject areas.

       These DHS teams placed in their category:

       Social Studies: First Place Team

  • Aditya Namjoshi (Gold)
  • Teddy Jiang (Bronze)
  • Chinmay Walavalker (4th place)
  • Aarav Kumar (20th place)
  • Coach: Deidre Brady

       Ready Writing: First Place

  • Div Walia
  • Coach: Jessica Myers

       Also competing was Kathy Liang, who placed 13th in the spelling and vocabulary event.

       The three events DHS competed in at state were comprised of a multiple choice test and essay over the subject material. 

       The social studies test had 45 multiple choice questions with an essay over the subject material. In the ready writing contest students were given a choice between 2 prompts to write an expository essay. The spelling and vocabulary test was made up of two parts: part one with 30 multiple choice questions over vocabulary and proofreading and part two with the spelling of 70 words that were pronounced out loud to the students competing.

       Students were eligible to advance to state as an individual if they placed in the top three in the region or as a team if they were the top team in the region or the wildcard (the highest scoring second place team in the state). These students competed against students from eight high schools at the district level and seven districts at the regional level to advance to state.