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2020 Regional Academic Contests Meet

Friday, April 17, through Saturday, April 18, 2020
Please note that the Computer Science contest will be held Friday, April 17.
All other academic contests will be held Saturday, April 18.
  • Accounting

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 11:30am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 11:30am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 101-102

    Contest Director: Ms. Brianne Killam

    Schedule:

    11:30 a.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 101-102

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, West Texas Center, UC 206

    Note: When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 210

  • Calculator Applications

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:30am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 8:30am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 100

    Contest Director: Dr. Dionne Bailey

    Schedule:

    8:30 a.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 100

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, West Texas Center, UC 206

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 201

  • Computer Applications

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:30am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 9:30am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 101-102

    Contest Director: Mr. Kirby Rankin

    Schedule:

    8:30 a.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 101-102 (Computer set-up)

    9:30 a.m. - Computer Applications Contest

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, West Texas Center, UC 206

    Coaches must serve as graders unless excused by Contest Director. Grading: UC 105

  • Computer Science

    Setup time: 04/17/2020 2:00pm
    Start time: 04/17/2020 2:00pm
    Location: Rassman Building 105

    Contest Director: Dr. Mark Motl
    Assistant Director: Dr. Robert LeGrand, Dr. Lopamudra Roychoudhuri

    Schedule:

    FRIDAY

    2:00-4:00 p.m. - Contestants report to Rassman Building, RAS 105 (Written Exam)

              Approximately 3:15-4:00 p.m. - grading, verification, and awards

    4:00-4:30 p.m. - Computer Science Programming (Set-up), Math-Computer Science, MCS 114

    4:30-5:00 p.m. - Dry Run, MCS 114

    5:00-7:00 p.m. - Hands-on Programming Component, MCS 114

    Approximately 7:30 p.m. - Verification period immediately following grading, MCS 100

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: MCS 112

  • Copy Editing

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 10:30am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 10:30am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 203/204

    Contest Director: Ms. Becky Brackin
    Assistant Director: Mr. Tom Nurre

    Schedule:

    10:30 a.m. - Contestants report to UC 203/204

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading

    Official results will be announced as they become available.

    Judges will be located in UC 202.

  • Current Issues and Events

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 103-104

    Contest Director: Dr. Roberto Garza
    Assistant Director: Dr. Matt Gritter

    Schedule:

    8:00 a.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 103-104

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, West Texas Center, UC 206

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 209

  • Editorial Writing

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 1:30pm
    Start time: 04/18/2020 1:30pm
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 203/204

    Contest Director: Ms. Becky Brackin
    Assistant Director: Mr. Tom Nurre, Jr.

    Schedule:

    1:30 p.m. - Contestants report to UC 203/204

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading

    Official results will be announced as they become available.

    Judges will be located in UC 202.

  • Feature Writing

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 12:00pm
    Start time: 04/18/2020 12:00pm
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 203/204

    Contest Director: Ms. Becky Brackin
    Assistant Director: Mr. Tom Nurre, Jr.

    Schedule:

    12:00 p.m. - Contestants report to UC 203/204

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading

    Official results will be announced as they become available.

    Judges will be located in UC 202.

  • Headline Writing

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 2:30pm
    Start time: 04/18/2020 2:30pm
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 203/204

    Contest Director: Ms. Becky Brackin
    Assistant Director: Mr. Tom Nurre, Jr.

    Schedule:

    2:30 p.m. - Contestants report to UC 203/204

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading

    Official results will be announced as they become available.

    Judges will be located in UC 202.

  • Informative Speaking

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Location: Academic Building 135

    Contest Director: TBD

    Schedule:

    11:00 a.m. - Contestants meet in Academic Building, A 135

    11:15 a.m. - Draw topics (Preliminary Round), A 135

    11:45 a.m. - Speak (Preliminary Round)

    2:30 p.m. - Ballot Verification, Announcement of Finalists, and Draw for Speaker Order, A 139

    3:30 p.m. - Draw (Final Round)

    4:00 p.m. - Speak (Final Round)

    5:15 p.m. - Ballot Verification

  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 7:30am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 7:30am
    Location: Academic Building 004

    Contest Director: TBD

    Schedule:

    7:30 a.m. - Contestants report to A 004

    7:45 a.m. - Round 1

    8:45 a.m. - Round 2

    9:45 a.m. - Round 3

    10:45 a.m. - Verification, A 139

    1:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals

    2:20 p.m. - Verification, A 139

    2:45 p.m. - Semifinals

    3:45 p.m. - Verification, A 139

    5:30 p.m. - Finals

    6:15 p.m. - Verification, A 139

    Each school qualifying in Lincoln-Douglas Debate must provide an experienced L-D debate judge for the regional tournament. Judges are expected to be available through the finals round. The name of the judge should be forwarded to the contest director no later than March 27 via email (see Contacts page for contact information ). A coach may fulfill a school’s judging obligation. If a school fails to provide  the required judge, a $120 fee will be required from that school. Representatives of the Regional Advisory Committee may NOT fulfill the school’s judging obligation.

  • Literary Criticism

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 3:30pm
    Start time: 04/18/2020 3:30pm
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 101-102

    Contest Director: Dr. Mark Hama

    Schedule:

    3:30 p.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 101-102

    TBA -  Verification period immediately following grading, UC 101-102

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 101-102

  • Mathematics

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 2:30pm
    Start time: 04/18/2020 2:30pm
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 100

    Contest Director: Dr. Trey Smith

    Schedule:

    2:30 p.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 100

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, UC 100

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 100

  • News Writing

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 203/204

    Contest Director: Ms. Becky Brackin
    Assistant Director: Mr. Tom Nurre, Jr.

    Schedule:

    11:00 a.m. - Contestants report to UC 203/204

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading

    Official results will be announced as they become available.

    Judges will be located in UC 202.

  • Number Sense

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 100

    Contest Director: Dr. David Huckaby
    Assistant Director: Mr. Mario Barrientos, Mr. Juan Montemayor

    Schedule:

    8:00 a.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 100

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, West Texas Center, UC 206

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 201

  • Persuasive Speaking

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Location: Academic Building 135

    Contest Director: TBD

    Schedule:

    11:00 a.m. - Contestants meet in Academic Building, A 135

    11:15 a.m. - Draw topics (Preliminary Round), A 135

    11:45 a.m. - Speak (Preliminary Round)

    2:30 p.m. - Ballot Verification, Announcement of Finalists, and Draw for Speaker Order, A 139

    3:30 p.m. - Draw (Final Round)

    4:00 p.m. - Speak (Final Round)

    5:15 p.m. - Ballot Verification

  • Poetry Interpretation

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Location: Academic Building 004

    Contest Director: TBD

    Schedule:

    8:00 a.m. - Contestants meet in Academic Building, A 004

    8:30 a.m. - Preliminary Round

    11:00 a.m. - Ballot Verification, Announcement of Finalists, A 139

    1:30 p.m. - Final Round

    2:45 p.m. - Ballot Verification

    Documentation rules require contestants to prepare and provide for the Regional Contest Director and each Judge a printed hard copy of the UIL Documentation online form for each category. The forms are interactive so contestants can type in their category information, download and print the documents.

    Forms can be located on the UIL Oral Interpretation webpage: https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/oral-interp

    For clarification and complete documentation requirements, please review the contest rules in their entirety.

  • Prose Interpretation

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Location: Academic Building 004

    Contest Director: TBD

    Schedule:

    8:00 a.m. - Contestants meet in Academic Building, A 004

    8:30 a.m. - Preliminary Round

    11:00 a.m. - Ballot Verification, Announcement of Finalists, A 139

    1:30 p.m. - Final Round

    2:45 p.m. - Ballot Verification

    Documentation rules require contestants to prepare and provide for the Regional Contest Director and each Judge a printed hard copy of the UIL Documentation online form for each category. The forms are interactive so contestants can type in their category information, download and print the documents.

    Forms can be located on the UIL Oral Interpretation webpage: https://www.uiltexas.org/speech/oral-interp

    For clarification and complete documentation requirements, please review the contest rules in
    their entirety.

  • Ready Writing

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 8:00am
    Location: Carr Education-Fine Arts Building 101

    Contest Director: Dr. Julie Gates
    Assistant Director: Dr. Mellisa Huffman

    Schedule:

    8:00 a.m. - Contestants report to Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, CARR 101
    Contest will begin as soon as roll call has been completed and preliminary instructions given. Contest will conclude after two hours of actual writing time.

    TBA - Essays will be returned and awards made after judging, CARR 101

  • Science

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 100

    Contest Director: Dr. Trey Holik

    Schedule:

    11:00 a.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 100

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, West Texas Center, UC 206

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders and are requested to provide calculators. Grading: UC 201

  • Social Studies

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 1:30pm
    Start time: 04/18/2020 1:30pm
    Location: Houston Harte University Center 103-104

    Contest Director: Ms. Shannon Sturm

    Schedule:

    1:30 p.m. - Contestants report to University Center, UC 103-104

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, UC 103-104

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 103-104

  • Spelling and Vocabulary

    Setup time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Start time: 04/18/2020 11:00am
    Location: Mayer Administration Building Auditorium

    Contest Director: Dr. Nan Jones
    Pronouncer: Dr. Dessie Davis

    Schedule:

    11:00 a.m. - Contestants report to the Auditorium in the Mayer Administration Building

    TBA - Verification period immediately following grading, UC 206

    When needed, coaches will be requested to serve as graders. Grading: UC 209

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