FHS hosted the recent University Interscholastic League (UIL) District meet.
First, second and third place winners will advance to the Regional Competition April 22-23 in San Antonio.
FHS won District with 560.50 points followed by Clear Lake HS with 190 points. Friendswood won honors in 16 categories in the competition.
In Accounting, FHS took First Place Team. In individual awards, Melanie Otto took first place, Tyler Page took fourth place, Sarah Thomas and Andrew Hipskind took fifth place. Sponsor is Kevin Anderholm.
In Computer Applications, Brian Cianciolo took first place, Christine Nguyen took fourth place, and Gautam Rangappa took fifth place. Sponsor is Christina Motl.
In Current Issues and Events, FHS took Second Place Team. In individual awards Paul Birmingham took eighth place. Other team members were Tyler Bandini, Kelsey Ehrig and Sarah Palmer. Sponsor is Elizabeth Woodley
In Social Studies, FHS took First Place Team. Victor Liaw took first place, Chris Yeager took second place, Trevor Madden took third place and Parker Joffrion took fourth place. Sponsor for Social Studies is Mary Rinehart.
In Literary Criticism, FHS had the first place team with individual awards that included Claire Zehentner in first place, Erin Janak in second place, Mitchell Hsu in third place and Ellie Hipskind in fourth place. Sponsor is Kellye Nye.
In Math, FHS Number Sense team took second place. In individual awards, Victor Liaw took second place, Ben Kuo took eighth place, Priya Juarez took ninth place and Joshua Gruener took tenth place.
In Calculator Applications, FHS had the second place team. In individual awards, Christy Fong took first place and will advance, Victor Liaw took sixth place and Faatima Ovais took ninth place. Mary Gillespie is the sponsor for both Calculator Applications and Number Sense.
In Poetry competition, Bodie Lowe took first place with Jordan Foster in fourth place.
In Prose Interpretation, Cade Tucker took first place, Andrea Beasley took second place, and Madeline Rhew took third place. Sponsor is Kathy Powdrell.
In Computer Science, FHS had the first place team with members Julian Falco, Phuong Huynh, Matt Tarver and Robert Lincecum. In individual awards, Julian Falco took first place, Phuong Huynh took second place, Matt Tarver took third place, and Robert Lincecum took fourth. Sponsor is Annette Walter.
In Speech and Debate, FHS took first place team. Individual awards, Zach Appel took first place in LD Debate and third in Persuasive Extemp, Carter Adams took fourth in LD Debate, Rachel Sims took first place in Informative Extemp, Walton-Gray Martin took second place in Informative Extemp and Libby Hejmancik took sixth place in Informative Extemp. Sponsor for all speech contests is Cheryl Ryne.
In Spelling/Vocabulary, FHS had the first place team. In individual awards, Faatima Ovais took first place, Yazeed Radwan took second place, Candise Tat took third place, and Mia Purdom took fourth place. Sponsor is Cale Borne.
In Journalism contests, FHS took first place team. Individual awards were won in all four categories. In Editorial Writing, Jaqlyn Ribarits took second place and Rayne Williams took third place.
In Headline Writing, Valerie Puma took second place and Juliette Strope took third place.
In News Writing, Mia Berlanda took second place and Dylan McKim took sixth place.
In Ready Writing, Elizabeth Chong took second place.
In Feature Writing, Valerie Puma took second place. Journalism sponsor is Vicki Hartzell.