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La Feria’s UIL Competed at January 15 Meet

LFHS UIL Journalism Team placed in multiple events at the Edinburg Vela HS Meet

Emilio Flores
La Feria News

Our La Feria High School UIL Journalism Team placed in multiple events at the Edinburg Vela HS Meet on Saturday, January 15th. The team was coached by Mrs. Megan Torres, the Journalism Coach for La Feria High School.

Mrs. Torres had four students compete in the tournament, one of them being Jozlynn Esquivel, a Freshman in Highschool that placed first in the Copy Editing and Feature Writing, 2nd in News Writing, and 3rd in Editorial Writing!
Freshman in Highschool, Kathleen Flores, placed second in Copy Editing, 3rd in Feature Writing, and 4th in Editorial Writing.

Freshman, Saiyuri Vela, placed 3rd in Copy Editing, 5th in Editorial Writing, and 6th in Feature Writing.
Danielle Sanchez, also a Freshman in Highschool, also placed in the tournament, getting 6th place in Editorial Writing.

UIL Science Team
Our Science Team also competed in their UIL Tournament. Mr. Roumaldo Guerrero is the coach for La Feria’s UIL Science team. Mr. Guerrero has both been a Chemistry teacher, aswell as the UIL coach at La Feria Highschool for twenty-five years!

He explains, “My UIL Science Teams have been District Champions every year I’ve coached the team. Regional Champions 12 times and State Champions 4 times, and State runner up teams 4 times.”

The students compete in three areas: biology, chemistry, and physics. Each test consists of 20 questions in each of the 3 subjects. They practice on Saturdays before their competition, during the week, as well as on their own time.

Mr. Guerrero tells La Feria News “Students that have participated in UIL Science excel in their college science courses.” And says that many of his former students say that the problems they worked out and solved in UIL, are much harder than they do in college. He says “This is (the)source of pride for me.”
UIL Academic students are eligible for Texas Interscholastic League Scholarships if they qualify for and compete at the State Meet at UT Austin.

“The goal of the program,” He says, “is to get students to State and qualify for academic scholarships.”
“The UIL Science students have earned TILF scholarships ranging from $1K to over $20K, throughout the years. The UIL Academics has been a tradition of excellence in this time for La Feria High School.”

Great job to all the students that studied hard and competed in the different UIL Competitions. To the Journalism Team, never stop writing. Keep up the good work, and Go Lions!

6 LFHS Students competed against schools(mostly 6A), 6 students Placed, as they prepare for the 2022 District Competition. (L-R) Science: Haley Ramos, Angel Ibarra, Nico Noriega, Allison Rosales, Joel Reyes, Liana Navarro(Not pictured).
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