RED OAK — On Jan. 23, the Red Oak UIL Academics team travelled to Godley, Texas to open the Spring Academic season.

Red Oak fared well during the day, and many Red Oak students came home with medals and a heightened sense of academic competition.

The University Interscholastic League offers a comprehensive program of academic competition. In addition to contests in journalism, speech & debate, STEM activities and theatre & film, the UIL offers activities in several other subject areas: business skills contests include accounting and computer applications, language arts contests include literary criticism, ready writing and spelling, and social studies competitions include current issues & events, and a social studies contest that covers both general knowledge and a specific topic of study each year.

The following are the Red Oak students who placed:

Lawrence Robinson, First Place in Current Issues & Events

Garrett McCord, First Place in Social Studies

Lawrence Robinson, Third Place in Social Studies

Cody Martin, First place in Science and Second Place in Math

Luke Tillman, Third Place in Prose and Fifth Place in Math

Carmen Moreno, First Place in Feature Writing and Second Place in Editorial Writing

Jessenya Jimenez, Third Place in Feature Writing

Kiera White, First Place in UIL Spelling & Vocabulary

Sarah Brown, Fifth Place in Prose

Sarah O’Connor, Fourth Place in Poetry

Nadia Wakil, First Place in Literary Criticism

Mohammed Abumheri, Fourth Place in Persuasive Speaking

Emma Rios, First Place in Computer Applications

Angel Diaz, Second Place in Computer

Applications

Michael Manna, Third Place in Computer Applications

Courtney Osby, Fourth Place in Computer Applications

Dominick Ibanez, Fifth Place in Computer Applications

Katie Miller, First Place in Accounting

Michael Manna, Second Place in Accounting

Dominick Ibanes, Third Place in Accounting

Angel Diaze, Fourth Place in Accounting