16 students place at district UIL event, 8 qualify for regionals

Junior brings home only first place medal for KC


Megan Parman, Editor-in-Chief

Klein ISD hosted the district 13-5A2 academic UIL meet March 22. Students who competed were awarded places first through sixth. Those earning a first through third place qualified and will be competing in the regional UIL competition scheduled for May 2-3. Klein Collins brought home one first place medal at the competition with junior Madeline Bazemore topping the other contestants in Ready Writing.

“Winning was such a good feeling. I respect the competition and I know that everyone competing was talented,” Bazemore said. “I know some of the competitors really well and I’m really proud of myself for making it this far. I’m excited to compete at regionals and I’m hoping to place this year. When I competed, I was confident in my essay, but I knew that the competition was tough so I knew winning wasn’t a guarantee. It’s really cool to be in this position and I’m really excited to continue to compete.”

KC UIL Winners

Sixth Place – Juliana Schackmann

Computer Applications
Fifth Place – Isaac Behne
Sixth Place – Emma Day

Editorial Writing
*Third Place – Anna Ta
Sixth Place – Larissa Torres

Feature Writing
*Third Place – Sanah Jivani
Fifth Place – Noah Sanchez

Headline Writing
Fifth Place – Noah Sanchez

Literary Criticism
*Third Place – Mollie Bradley
Fifth Place – Sushmitha Ram
Sixth Place – Ashley Fountain

News Writing
Sixth Place – Anna Ta

Poetry Interpretation
*Second Place – Jenny Rodriguez

Prose Interpretation
*Second Place – Kaitlin HaeHae

Ready Writing
*First Place – Madeline Bazemore
Fifth Place – Caleb Williams

Social Studies
*Second Place – Madison McClintock
*Third Place – Angel Chui

(*) Regional Qualifier

Click here for a complete list of all the district winners.