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Students crowned academic UIL state champs

Students crowned academic UIL state champs
Posted on 05/22/2023
Science Team

A&M Consolidated High School debater Hannah Baetge and the College Station High School Science Team recently won the state championship in their respective events at the UIL State 5A Academic Meet.

Baetge won the final round on a 3-0 decision and the CSHS Science Team of Sashi Kulatilaka, Heyu Li, Samikshya Mahapatra, and Edward Yan won their event by ten points over the second-place finisher.

State Science Team Hannah Baetge

Consol finished as the second place team in the overall 5A school sweepstakes with 81 total points.

Team totals are calculated from results of the individual and team events.  The top six individuals and top two team scores in each category earn points toward the overall team total.

A complete list of individuals and teams which earned points are listed below.

Computer Science

  • Will Wang, AMCHS - 2nd Place
  • Kevin Yang, AMCHS - T5th Place
  • Kyler Larsen, AMCHS - T5th Place
  • AMCHS Team (Wang, Yang, Larsen, Kenny Lin) - 2nd Place

Computer Science Team

Current Issues and Events

  • Jacob Larkin, CSHS - 3rd Place

Feature Writing

  • Ian Curtis, AMCHS - 5th Place

Informative Speaking

  • Noah Kim, AMCHS - 4th Place
  • Andrew Li, AMCHS - 5th Place

Lincoln Douglas Debate

  • Hannah Baetge, AMCHS - 1st Place

Persuasive Speaking

  • Justin Palazzolo, AMCHS - 4th Place


  • Sashi Kulatilaka - 6th Place (Top Chemistry)
  • CSHS Team (Kulatilaka, Edward Yan, Heyu Li, Samikshya Mahapatra) - 1st Place


  • Kelly Ding, CSHS - T6th Place

These students were coached by Brian Alford (AMCHS Speech), Dawson Deere (AMCHS Computer Science), April Falco (CSHS Current Issues & Events), Heather Strawn (CSHS Spelling), Ian Taulli (CSHS Science) and Mike WIlliams (AMCHS Journalism).


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