University Interscholastic League


Originally the University Interscholastic League was created by The University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers.

In 1909, with the approval of the Board of Regents, Dr. S. E. Mezes, president of The University of Texas, organized and formed the Extension Bureau at The University to serve the state. Other competitive events were also added.

The League is the largest organization of its kind in the world, covering a larger geographic area, serving more public schools, scheduling a greater variety of contests, and holding more contests and meets than any other similar organization in the United States.

Public school administrators and contest sponsors believe that competitions organized and administered by educators, without interference from outside interest groups, have provided a useful channel for the energies and talents of the state's finest public school students.

It is the mission of the UIL to continue a focus on the educational aspects of contests and on the positive benefits to Texas public school students.

Students compete on the district, regional and state levels.

Springlake-Earth participates in the following events, as well as band and athletics.

Accounting Extemp Informative Literary Criticism Ready Writing
CX Team Debate Extemp Persuasive Number Sense Science
Calculator Applications General Math One Act Play Spelling and Vocabulary
Computer Applications Journalism Poetry Interpretation
Current Issues and Events LD Debate Prose Interpretation

Check out the Texas University Interscholastic League site

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