Waller High School’s UIL Academic Team won the 19-5A UIL District Championship. This is the seventh time, and third consecutive year, WHS UIL Academics has claimed the UIL district champion title. (photo courtesy Waller ISD Communications)
Waller High School’s UIL Academic Team won the 19-5A UIL District Championship. This is the seventh time, and third consecutive year, WHS UIL Academics has claimed the UIL district champion title. (photo courtesy Waller ISD Communications)
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WALLER — Waller High School’s UIL Academic Team won the 19-5A UIL District Championship. This is the seventh time, and third consecutive year, WHS UIL Academics has claimed the UIL district champion title.

 

For the seventh time in school history, the Waller High School (WHS) UIL Academic team has earned the title of District Champion. The team also won the title in 2002, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, and 2022. No competition was held in 2020 due to COVID.

This year, in District 19-5A, WHS competed against Brenham, Bryan Rudder College Station, College Station A&M Consolidated, Katy Jordan, Katy Paetow, Magnolia, and Magnolia West. The team won with over 60 points ahead of second place, and has nine teams and 25 students advancing to Regional competition.

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Team Awards:

  • Accounting: 1st place

  • Calculator Applications: 1st place

  • Current Issues and Events: 1st place

  • Journalism: 1st place

  • Literary Criticism: 2nd place

  • Spelling/Vocabulary: 1st place

  • Social Studies: 1st place

Individual Awards:

  • Accounting: Thanh Chiem (1st), Lydia Jurischk (3rd), Jimena Ruiz (4th), and Misael Maldonado (5th)

  • Calculator Applications: Austin Hyatt (1st), Helmut Ulrich (2nd), and Riley Meeves (4th)

  • Computer Applications: Nathalie Jones (1st), Edwin Vazquez (2nd), and Tyler Faulk-Romero (3rd)

  • Copy Editing: Avery Ragsdale (1st), Macy Jones (3rd), and Shelbi Gorman (5th)

  • Current Issues & Events: Austin Davis (1st), Blake Green (3rd), and Joey Camann (5th)

  • Editorial Writing: Brooke Allen (3rd)

  • Feature Writing: Grace Isaacks (2nd) and Brooke Allen (4th)

  • Headline Writing: Amelie Cox (1st) and Austin Davis (6th)

  • Literary Criticism: Amelie Cox (6th)

  • News Writing: Brooke Allen (2nd)

  • Poetry: Macy Jones (2nd)

  • Prose: Lucy Bayles (1st)

  • Ready Writing: Brooke Allen (2nd), Amelie Cox (4th), and Christian Turrubiartes (6th)

  • Science: Michael Rivera (Top Biology Score)

  • Social Studies: Celestine Duncan (1st), Javier Porras (2nd), Joey Camann (3rd), and Blake Green (4th)

  • Spelling/Vocabulary: Helmut Ulrich (1st), Avery Ragsdale (2nd), and Steven Rabago (3rd)

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