Three Socorro ISD students will compete in the UIL Congress state contest January 7-9 in Austin.
The students advancing to state are Bryan Liston, Pebble Hills High School, who came in first place; Caitlyn Acevedo, Americas High School, who was second; and Ethan Lopez, another Trailblazer, earned third place.
“Congratulations to all of our coaches and students,” said Stephanie Carrasco, coordinator of advanced academics for the district.
“Our students were well prepared to present their affirmations and arguments for proposed legislation. The speeches were eloquent and the presenters were confident. Our students represented Team SISD proudly.”
The UIL Congress event is a competition that models the legislative process of democracy, specifically, the United States Congress.
According to the UIL website, during the tournament, students “caucus in committees, deliver formal discourse on the merits and disadvantages of each piece of legislation, and vote to pass or defeat the measures they have examined. Parliamentary procedure forms structure for the discourse, and students extemporaneously respond to others’ arguments over the course of a session.”
Team SISD swept the ESC Region 19 competition in November at Canutillo High School.