UIL Current Event coach encourages students to join

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The Current Event UIL Academic Team is looking for members to join them for competition later this school year. 

The team is about studying current events that are happening in the state of Texas, nationally or even the world. They have a few meetings in room 279 or sometimes in the library. 

“It’s good for students to get in the habit of paying attention to what’s going on in the world around them,” government and economics teacher Robert Wolff said. 

UIL means University Interscholastic League and they hold academic competitions for multiple subjects. In the current event competition, students are required to answer questions about current events locally or globally. 

“The questions are written by a professor from the University of Texas,” Wolff said.  

There are multiple competitions in these events. For example, there’s a practice meet and then a district meet. After that, there’s a regional competition and if there’s any luck a member could make it to the state competition. 

“I’m excited to get the team back going,” Wolff said. 

If a student competes in UIL it looks good on resumes and scholarship applications. One way to practice for the competition is to always keep up with the events that are happening currently. 

“I can’t wait to compete… it’s a passion,” Wolff said.

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