On May 2, 2014, Reagan finished with third place, a total of 93 points, in the UIL Academic Regional Meet. Edinburg North High School placed first, and MacArthur finished second. Carson Casey, JT Pirog, Nicole Major, Jaymi Morris, and Christopher Whitehair will advance to state.
Senior Carson Casey placed first in Chemistry and Science, JT Pirog finished first in science, sophomore Jaymi Morris placed second in News Writing, senior Christopher Whitehair placed first in Persuasive Speaking, and Nicole Major finished with second place in Spelling and Vocabulary.
Reagan placed first in Science in the Regional Meet. The UIL Academic Team placed first in the District Meet as a result of strong Accounting, Journalism, Calculator, Mathematics, and Science teams. Out of the 20 events, students in 19 of them qualified for Regionals.
“These teams consistently earned first places at all practice meets throughout the year and won the district championship by a landslide,” UIL Coordinator Yangki Wojcik said.
Although not state finalists, Jonathan Balraj finished fifth in Science, Arasha Lalani place fifth in Prose Interpretation, and Alyssa Gonzales placed fifth in Editorial Writing. They each contributed points to the overall team total and they are state alternates.
“One can hardly understand how proud I am of the outstanding coaching staff and students for their superb performances that equally match their dedication and commitment,” Wojcik said. “It is such a pleasure and privilege that I have this special opportunity to work with the finest group of people at Reagan High School.”