New Boston has a long tradition of excellence in the University Interscholastic League Academic contests. We have won the district trophy 19 of the last 21 years. New Boston is well represented at region and state contests in many events each year. We pride ourselves on individual and team achievements. The University Interscholastic League offers the most comprehensive literary and academic competitive program in the nation. It offers more than any other UIL division in terms of activities, with 22 high school and 18 elementary and junior high contests. More than a half million students participate in UIL academic contests.
These activities, which exist to complement the academic curriculum, are designed to motivate students as they acquire higher levels of knowledge, to challenge students to confront issues of importance and to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of specific skills.
Areas of Competition
The UIL Academic areas of competition are in the powerpoint presentation below. If you are interested in trying out to participate in a UIL Academic team, please contact Mrs. Elkins or one of the coaches.
For more information about UIL Academics, check out the web page at http://www.uiltexas.org/academics
The Regional UIL Student Congress Competition was November 3 at Region 8 Service Center. NBHS qualified two students for the 2016-17 state meet at the University of Texas in Austin, January 9-11. Congratulations to Trip Davis - 1st and Jackson Martin - 3rd. Hudson Raney received Top Presiding Officer and 4th place making him an alternate to state.
District Meet at Hooks, Feb. 7, 2017
One Act Play Contest
District contest is March 2 at
Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX (Rehearsal - Feb. 28)
Bi-District contest is March 22 at Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX
District Speaking and Computer Science Contests - March 21 -Region 8 Service Center, Pittsburg, TX
All other academic contests - March 24 - Region 8 Service Center, Pittsburg, TX