As UIL season kicks off, students are “Eager to participate” in the events, according to a member of the Ready Writing team Mia ‘Onyx’ Mendoza.
Each Monday and Tuesday, the school cafeteria holds a few dozen students waiting for their meetings to begin despite the first meet being weeks away.
Junior student Dominique Brown calls UIL a “Nice opportunity for children to get together and have a friendly competition between each other and also work on their skills.” She also said that because competitions won’t be face-to-face, students will be more relaxed when competing.
A Mission Veterans Memorial High School student says that the current pandemic should not keep people from enjoying a competition between schools. He also said that everything would be fine as long as students and faculty follow the rules set forward by school districts.
Jesus Menchaca, a sophomore student, says that he hopes to accomplish the goal he set for himself. He also hopes to make his teachers proud with everything he does.
Member of the debate and science team Luis Martinez believes that the year is good. He also says he enjoys how the year is going.
“I think that UIL is a different way for kids to learn sportsmanship,” Freshman student Janet Gomez said, “I’ve been doing science UIL all my middle school years, I was able to learn things that I would later acquire in the future.”