SEM takes first place in overall championship points at UIL Region 1 Academic Competition


With a strong showing in math events, Science and Engineering students lead in the overall championship points at the Conference 6A Region 1 UIL Academic Competition that was held at the University of Texas at Arlington on April 12-13.

At the competition, Pranay Varada qualified to compete at the UIL Academic State Meet in three events by placing first in Calculator Applications; second in Number Sense; and first in Spelling and Vocabulary. Also, he placed fifth in Mathematics. Joining Varada and representing SEM at the state meet will be Victor Diaz who placed third place in both Calculator Applications and Mathematics along with Arjun Vikram who took third place in Computer Science.

The Talented and Gifted Computer Science Team advanced to the state competition by placing first overall. Team members Avi Verma and Hayden Allen individually placed first and second respectively, qualifying for the state meet.

Hillcrest High student Janeth Mendoza qualified for the state meet by placing second in Ready Writing at the Conference 4A Region 2 UIL Academic Competition held at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Dallas ISD UIL Regional Overall Academic Winners (*UIL State Academic Meet Qualifiers)

6A Region 1 Winners

Calculator Applications

  • Pranay Varada, SEM, First Place*
  • Victor Diaz, SEM, Third Place*

Copy Editing

  • Breanna Ross, SEM, Fifth Place

Computer Science

  • Avi Verma, TAG, First Place*
  • Hayden Allen, TAG, Second Place*
  • Arjun Vikram, SEM, Third Place*


  • Victor Diaz, SEM, Third Place*
  • Pranay Varada, SEM, Fifth Place

Number Sense

  • Pranay Varada, SEM, Second Place*
  • Tarun Mohan, SEM, Sixth Place


  • Victor Diaz, SEM, Fourth Place

Spelling and Vocabulary

  • Pranay Varada, SEM, First Place*

Overall Team Winners

  • TAG Computer Science Team, First Place
  • SEM Computer Science Team, Third Place
  • SEM Calculator Applications Team, Second Place
  • SEM Mathematics Team, Second Place
  • SEM Number Sense Team, Second Place

District 4A Region 2 Winners

Ready Writing

  • Janeth Mendoza, Hillcrest HS, Second Place*
  • Addie Bearry, Hillcrest HS, Sixth Place

Editorial Writing

  • Janeth Mendoza, Fifth Place
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