UIL State Language Masters

Congratulations to freshman Anna Turner and senior Yuchen “Wendy” Hua, Midway’s state UIL Language Arts competitors. Anna placed fourth at state in spelling and Wendy placed seventh in ready writing.

Each year, the UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Contest is based on a different vocabulary list provided by UIL and consists of a three-part test that includes a fifteen-minute section of 30 multiple-choice items focused on vocabulary and proofreading, and the hand-written spelling of 70 words pronounced aloud to contestants, as well as a tiebreaker section of 20 additional pronounced words.

In the Ready Writing Contest, the students are given two hours to write expository compositions. They have a choice between two prompts, each an excerpt from literature, publications (past and present) or speeches.

Special thanks to Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Alvarado for their support.