The District University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic Elementary Competition was recently held at Manvel High School and over 300 Alvin Independent School District elementary students participated in the competition.
Elementary students in grades 2 through 5 compete in a wide variety of academic contests at the UIL competition. The competition has a total of nineteen different categories that are created to compliment and expand on students' learning experience in the classroom. “The competition allows students to grow and excel,” said Laurie Reese, District UIL Coordinator.
Academic contests at the UIL competition include art, creative writing, dictionary skills, listening maps, graphs, charts, music, memory, number sense, oral reading, ready writing, social studies, spelling and storytelling.
“The best thing about UIL competitions is that they teach children that learning is fun,” said Elizabeth Rombs, Gifted/Talented (G/T) Specialist and UIL Coordinator for Wilder Elementary, "and the entire student body did very well!"
Source: Alvin ISD