UIL event opportunities

Michaela Cross, Staff Writer

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

During a one-on-one argument, debaters aim to convince judges that their side of the proposition is acceptable.

Coach: Sean Akchin

Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net

Accounting

Focuses on the elementary principles and practices of accounting for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.

Coach: Rashid Rahman

Email: rashidur.rahman@decatur.esc11.net

Calculator Applications

30-minute contest including calculations problems from math subjects, such as geometry, high school algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus.

Coach: William Gilbert

Email: william.gilbert@decatur.esc11.net

Practice Times: Every Thursday, during lunch.

Computer Applications

Contest focuses on computer skills such word processing, database and spreadsheets and integration of applications.

Coach: Rashid Rahman

Email: rashidur.rahman@decatur.esc11.net

Computer Science

Students gain an understanding of the significance of computation and the basic principles of computer science.

Coach: William Gilbert

Email: william.gilbert@decatur.esc11.net

Practice Times: Every Thursday, during lunch.

Current Events

Focuses on current state, national and world events and issues.

Coach: Carol Chapman

Email: carol.chapman@decatur.esc11.net

Editorial Writing

Writing contest with emphasis placed on the ability to think deeply, to compare and contrast and to argue or defend a point of view persuasively.

Coach: Cindy Berry

Email: cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net

News Writing

Learn to digest and prioritize information quickly. Judges focus on mechanical and stylistic precision, lead writing, use of direct and indirect quotes, and news judgment.

Coach: Cindy Berry

Email: cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net

Feature Writing

Teaches students to read critically, prioritize information quickly and write clearly and descriptively.

Coach: Cindy Berry

Email: cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net

Headline Writing

Learn the ability to discern key facts and write with flair and style.

Coach: Cindy Berry

Email: cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net

Informative Speaking

Students present extemporaneously in a clear and impartial manner.

Coach: Sean Akchin

Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net

Literary Criticism

Requires knowledge of literary history, critical terms, and ability in literary criticism.

Coach: Lauren Smith

Email: lauren.smith@decatur.esc11.net

Mathematics

Tests knowledge and understanding of algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, analytic geometry, pre-calculus, and elementary calculus.

Coach: William Gilbert

Email: william.gilbert@decatur.esc11.net

Practice Times: Every Thursday, during lunch.

Persuasive Speaking

Deliver an extemporaneous speech after analyzing a current issue and determining a point of view.

Coach: Sean Akchin

Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net

Poetry Interpretation

Understand, experience and share poetry through the art of oral interpretation.

Coach: Sean Akchin

Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net

Prose interpretation

Students are encouraged to experience and share prose works through the art of oral interpretation.

Coach: Sean Akchin

Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net

Ready Writing

Choose between two prompts and write an expository composition.

Coach: Cindy Berry

Email: cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net

Science

High school students are challenged to read biology, chemistry, and physics, to better understand the significance of experiments.

Coach: Lupe Guia

Email: lupe.guia@decatur.esc11.net

Social Studies

Contest includes 45 objective questions and an essay. Students need to know general social studies concepts and terms.

Coach: Christopher Chance

Email: christopher.chance@decatur.esc11.net

Practice Times: Wednesdays, during lunch

Spelling and Vocabulary

Three-part contest that includes proof reading, vocabulary, and words written from dictation.

Coach: Cindy Berry

Email: cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net

CX Debate

Learn to orally present cases and tolerate other points of view.

Coach: Sean Akchin

Email: sean.akchin@decatur.esc11.net

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