Eldorado High School won the Regional Championship at the UIL Region 1-2A Academic Meet in Canyon on Saturday, April 17th.

The overall championship was earned through the efforts of several EHS students in individual and team events. Their 160 points pushed Eldorado ahead of Plains High School, which tallied 133 points and Vega High School with 128.

In addition to the overall champion trophy, the young scholars won team championships in science, math and journalism.

Nine EHS students will advance to State UIL Academic Meet on May 1st.

“I am so proud of all of the students and sponsors and their hard work,” UIL Academic Coordinator Lindsey Parker said Monday. “This is a huge accomplishment that I do not believe EHS has ever accomplished.”

Individual and team results were as follows.

Computer Science: 3rd Place Team (Braedon McCants, Skylen Escarcega, Jackie Cortez, and Raul Iglesias); Individual Award - 4th Place, Braedon McCants

Current Events: Individual Award -5th Place, Marshall Faull

Editorial Writing: Individual Award - 2nd Place, Angelica Aranda

Feature Writing: Individual Award - 1st Place, Jadyn Martinez

Journalism: 1st Place Team (Angelica Aranda, Jocelyn Massey, Jadyn Martinez, Sissy Coronado, Jozee Lloyd, Heidi Estrada)

Math: 1st Place Team (Tanner Capps, Mario Hernandez, Jadyn Martinez, Braedon McCants; 3rd Individual – Braedon McCants)

News Writing: Individual Award - 4th Place, Jocelyn Massey

Persuasive Speaking: Individual Award - 5th Place, Marshall Faull

Poetry: Individual Award - 6th Place, Taylor Threet

Science: 1st Place Team (Aidan Dennis, Mario Hernandez, Braedon McCants, Logan Moore); 1st Individual, Top Chemistry, 2nd Physics – Braedon McCants; Individual Awards: 4th Place, Aidan Dennis; 6th Place, Logan Moore

Social Studies: Individual Award - 5th Place, Seth Parker

“I am amazed by what these students have accomplished through UIL,” EHS Principal Perry Graves said on Tuesday. “They have been working all year to be their best and some have been preparing for years. I am so proud to see all that work and commitment pay off.”

Graves went on to praise the teachers who go the extra mile to coach and mentor the students. “Hats off to the UIL coaches that dedicated so much time and effort to help these kids be successful,” Graves said. “With the State Competition right around the corner, they will continue to work towards getting better and I can’t wait to see how well they do!”

Those advancing to the State UIL Academic Contest include Angelica Aranda, Tanner Capps, Aidan Dennis, Mario Hernandez. Jadyn Martinez, Jocelyn Massey, Logan Moore. Braedon McCants and Jonathan McGee.

Event coaches include: Courtney Triplett – Accounting, Computer Apps, Current Events, Social Studies; Hilary Choate – Science; Kelsey Fillmon – Calculator Applications and Spelling; Rosa Lozano – Ready Writing, Editorial Writing, Feature Writing, Headline Writing, News Writing; Stephanie Wheeler – Feature Writing, Copy Editing, Literary Criticism; James Dougherty – CX Debate, Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking; Luann Shipman – OAP, Poetry, Prose; Gail Stevens – Number Sense; and Lindsey Parker – Computer Science, Math, Science.