What is UIL?

UIL competitions are similar to band or orchestra students going to a concert where they go to show off their skills.  UIL may seem boring and not cool, but some people like going to competitions studying math, calculator skills, dictionary skills, and social studies. They use their brains to generate awards.

  “Honestly I joined UIL because it’s something else to do after-school, and I like going to competitions,” says Grace Kim (7).

Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Feree are the teachers who supervise UIL.  Certain teachers coach different subjects for UIL.  Students can choose what skill they are going to learn and use at   competitions.

UIL stands for University Interscholastic League, its purpose is to organize/ supervise contests that help students for citizenship.  Also it exists to provide leadership and guidance to public schools debate and athletic teachers.  UIL has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind.

There are 2 competitions any body in UIL has to compete in.   Many more competitions exist, but there are only 2 people have to compete in.  Most competitions are recommended to people.  Also there are 2 championship competitions that are really hard.

The people in UIL meet  up different teachers for their skill they are learning to use at competitions.  Most practices are after school, but some people meet up in the morning.

UIL is a part of after-school activities because it’s just like orchestra or choir, debate sometimes you have to stay after school to practice or to help out its part of the organization.  Also it’s a good time to practice.

Jade Brookbank (Staff Writer)

Jade Brookbank is a 7th grader at Garner.  She joined the newspaper class because she thought the class would be fun and likes to write.  Jade has many best friends.  Jade’s favorite song is “Forever” by Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, and Lil Wayne. Jade likes to play volleyball, text, and watch tv in her free time.  One of her favorite foods is Takis.  Neon pink is her favorite color because, “pink is already bright and neon makes it even brighter,” Jade says.  Her favorite sport is volleyball.