Dallas ISD student takes first place at UIL Computer Science competition


Sam Hooper, one of Dallas ISD’s seven students participating in this year’s UIL Academic State Meet, won first place in the 4A Computer Science category. The student at School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center was also part of the school’s Computer Science Team, which won first place at state.

Dallas ISD had seven students who qualified to compete at the UIL Academic State Meet that happened April 30 and May 1.

Students who placed in the top three spots at the 4A & 5A UIL Academic Regional Meets  qualified for the state competition and scholarship opportunities. The Academic State Meet will be held at hub sites located across the state. Schools have to select the hub within their Education Service Center Region or one closest to the school.

For more information about the UIL Academic State Meet, please visit https://www.uiltexas.org/academics/state.

Students Who Qualified for UIL Academic State Meet

  • Third Place – Current Issues: Victoria Fasakin, TAG
  • First Place – Computer Science: Sam Hooper, TAG
  • Second Place – Computer Science: Vedant Tapiavala, TAG
  • Second Place – Lincoln Douglas Debate: Avery Lambert, TAG
  • Third Place – Spelling & Vocabulary: Grace Ling, TAG
  • Third Place – Mathematics: Maanas Sharma, SEM
  • First Place – Spelling & Vocabulary: Nerverna Cail, CityLab

Other students who placed at the regional competition were:

  • 6th Place – Accounting: Oscar Lopez, Business
  • 4th Place – Computer Science: Dhruv Nanda, TAG
  • 6th Place – Computer Science: Akshee Chopra, TAG
  • 5th Place – Literary Criticism: Bridget Beecham, TAG
  • 4th Place – Mathematics: Aditi Krishnan, TAG
  • 5th Place – Mathematics: Sam Hooper, TAG
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