15 students qualify for state academic meet
From a Cy-Fair ISD press release:
Fifteen CFISD individual students and six teams qualified for the UIL State Academic Meet after placing in the top three in 17 events at the Region II meet last weekend at Baylor University in Waco.
Cypress Woods High School finished with the highest overall point total in the region with 149.33, while Cypress Creek High School had the eighth-highest total with 73 points.
The following students qualified for state, which is scheduled for May 6-8 at the University of Texas:
Event, Student, High School Place
Chemistry, Sairam Krishnan, Cypress Woods 2
Current Issues, Sophia Nguyen, Cypress Woods 2
Computer Applications, Darius Xu, Cypress Woods 1
Computer Science, Nick Rohleder, Cypress Woods 1 (tie)
Editorial Writing, Phillip Thomas, Cypress Woods 1
Christine Nguyen, Cypress Creek 2
Feature Writing, Melanie Guzman, Cypress Creek 3
Literary Criticism, Sophia Nguyen, Cypress Woods 1
Katherine Nguyen, Cypress Woods 2
Sam Katsounas, Cypress Woods 3
News Writing, Christine Nguyen, Cypress Creek 2
Poetry Interpretation, Anita Wilson, Cypress Springs 1
Ray Roberts, Cypress Ridge 2
Prose Interpretation, Daniel Ortiz, Cypress Ridge 1
Ready Writing, Lindsey Oncken, Cypress Woods 1
Event Student / High School Place
Current Issues, Cypress Woods HS Team 1 - Sophia Nguyen, Andy Clark, Eric Kuxhausen and Aliah Kelly 1
Calculator Applications, Cypress Woods HS Team 1 - Seth Richter, George Walden, Darius Xu and Samir Lakdawala 3
Computer Science, Cypress Woods HS Team 1 - Nick Rohleder, Nick Goodman, Shanthan Cheemerla and Matt Darby 2
Journalism, Cypress Creek HS Team 1 - Christine Nguyen and Melanie Guzman 1
Literary Criticism, Cypress Woods HS Team 1 - Sophia Nguyen, Katherine Nguyen, Sam Katsounas and Eric Sun 1
Social Studies, Cypress Woods HS Team 1 3
Other students and teams that placed in the top six are:
* Ali Khan, Cypress Falls, sixth place, Informative Speaking; Nick Goodman, Cypress Woods, fourth place (tie), Computer Science; Sairam Krishnan, Cypress Woods, fourth place, Social Studies; Sophia Nguyen, Cypress Woods, fifth place, Social Studies; Cypress Creek HS Team 1, third place, One Act Play; and Cypress Falls Team 1, fourth place, One Act Play.
Additionally, Cypress Woods juniors Cecilia Hoeft and Rachel Perez were selected by the state to serve as members of the UIL One Act Play State Honor Crew, comprised of a 40-person group of Texas students who will serve as the front-of-house and backstage crew for 4A and 5A State One-Act Play competitions. Selection onto the crew is highly competitive with emphasis on academic and theatrical achievements. Representatives are selected from all regions and conferences throughout the state of Texas.