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Columbus High School UIL Academics
Conference 4A, Region 4, District 25
CHS UIL Academic Coordinator:  Amy Russell
Assistant Academic Coordinator:  Lauren Nieto

The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive program of academic competition in the nation. UIL Academics offers more activities than any other UIL division, with 29 contests at the high school level and 20 A+ Academic contests for grades 2-8. More than half a million students participate in UIL academic contests each year.


These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance, and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, exhibiting much more than knowledge and comprehension.


Important Dates:

March 23, 2020 - LD Debate @ El Campo HS
March 23, 2020 - Computer Science @ Needville HS
March 25, 2020 - Ready Writing and Journalism @ Edna HS
March 27, 2020 - District Academic Meet @ Industrial HS
CHS UIL Academic Events and Sponsors

Accounting: Lyndsay Schobel

Calculator Applications: Megan Leyendecker

Computer Science: Zach Venghaus

Computer Applications: Rhonda Heffley

Current Events: Carson Greene

Film Contests: Zach Venghaus

Journalism Events (Feature, Editorial, News, Headline, Copy Editing): Amy Venghaus

Literary Criticism: Stephanie Engstrom

Mathematics: Jennifer Kohleffel

Number Sense: Britni Kotrla

One Act Play: Lorrie Walla

Poetry: Lauren Nieto

Prose: Lauren Nieto

Ready Writing: Renee Brown

Science: Karin Magera

Social Studies: Carson Greene

Informative Speaking:  Roxanne Zahradnik

Persuasive Speaking: Roxanne Zahradnik

Spelling & Vocabulary: Amy Russell


Debate: Irma Barajas
Click the link below to access videos regarding the benefits of UIL Academics program as well as overviews of the various academic events:
Congratulations UIL Academic Students!
Results from Virtual Challenge Meet #1:

Even Vega – 93rd (out of 374) Overall Spelling; 26th 3A Spelling; 31st 11th Grade Spelling

Drew Schobel, Jackson Roensch, Alejandro Salinas  - 7th place team 3A Current Events

Drew Schobel – 69th (out of 763) Overall Current Events; 5th 3A Current Events’ 18th 11th grade Current Events

Jackson Roensch – 19th 3A Current Events

Cameron Divin – 15th 9th Grade Computer Science

Ivett Hernandez – 24th 9th Grade Computer Science

Bethany DeLeon – 35th 9th Grade Computer Science

Agustin Lara Jr. – 35th 9th Grade Computer Science

D’Trique Fitzgerald, Megan Supak, Amber Adams – 9th place team 3A Accounting

D’Trique Fitzgerald – 21st 3A Accounting; 4th 9th Grade Accounting

Megan Supak – 35th 3A Accounting