Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 27

MISD Students Bring Back Medals from UIL Academic State Competition E ight Mansfield ISD high school students took home hardware after competing with other students across Texas in various academic categories. The students qualified for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic state competition, which occurred May 4-5 at The University of Texas at Austin. Bailey Rizzo from Mansfield High School won gold in headline writing and bronze in journalism. The current events team was quizzed on a state, national and world events and issues. Mansfield High School’s current events team (Karen Joseph, Chase Krieger, Emma Tran and Nick Werner) took home the silver medal. Other bronze medalists included Brandon Martin from Summit High School for the Congress contest. Legacy High School’s Kathryn Pedroza and Mansfield High School’s Abby Werner also took home a bronze medal for journalism. There are 29 UIL academic contests at the high school level. Seventh-Graders Recognized as Duke TIP Scholars A group of Mansfield ISD seventh-graders has been recognized by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for high scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. Duke TIP’s Seventh Grade Talent Search is the largest program of its kind in the nation and identifies academically talented seventh-graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Seven MISD middle school students earned the State Recognition distinction, meaning they scored at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. Congratulations to Jordan Boles (Brooks Wester Middle School), Dominic Byles (Danny Jones Middle School), Mariam Dohadwala (James Coble Middle School), Tyler Dozier (Linda Jobe Middle School), Sualeha Irshad (Brooks Wester Middle School), Lauren Krombach (Rogene Worley Middle School) and Thompson Le (Brooks Wester Middle School). Being a Duke TIP scholar provides benefits that last through the end of high school, including the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT, specialized publications, college prep advice and access to educational programs. Mansfield School & Family 25