As part of the UIL Academic State Meet held in Austin, the current issues and events contest consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and an essay that challenges students to understand not just what is happening in the world today, but why and how it’s happening and what it means to us as citizens of the United States.
Four students also placed in individual events at the meet, including:
Coopersmith - 5th place - current issues and events
Shilpa Saravanan - 3rd place - editorial writing
Dana Branham - 4th place - headline writing
Karna Venkatraj - 4th place - informative speaking
The journalism students are coached by Mike Williams, while the speech students and current events students are coached by Roy Rodriguez.