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Interested in becoming a State Champion in Academics?
Interested in big money scholarships to help you pay for college?
Are you already competing in Academic Events?

If you said yes to any of these three questions, the Cy Woods UIL Academic Team has a place for you.

Since 2008, Cypress Woods has advanced at least 1 individual to the state UIL Academic meet every single year.  

For instance, the Computer Science team has won 3 individual UIL State Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012, 1 team State Championship in 2013, and finished as the2nd place team in 2010. 

In 2013, we had 7 individuals and 1 team advance to the UIL State Meet in Accounting, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Spelling, and Ready Writing.  At the state meet, all 7 students and the team placed, including the 5A Accounting State Champion and 5A Computer Science State Champion Team.  For 2014, three individuals advanced to the state meet in Accounting, Computer Science, and Computer Applications; all earned medals at the state meet. 

Every student that makes it to the state meet at least once qualifies for UIL TILF Scholarships  http://tilf.uiltexas.org/ .   

Attending the state meet once is required to apply for the TILF Scholarships.


TILF Scholarships 

The Welch Foundation 14,000 each  20 awarded per year
Stark Foundation 15,200 each 1 per year
Myers Foundation 8,000 each 1 per year
Lozano Long Endowment 20,000 each 1 per year


What are competitions all about?  You can learn a tremendous amount more about the subjects you are interested in.  UIL Academic events go above and beyond what you would learn in a typical classroom.  This expanded content coverage helps prepare you for college and for your high school classes.  Lastly, you make some amazing friends as a member of a highly motivated team of competitive scholars.

Information on all events can be found at  http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/academic-contests

You can contact Mr. Armstrong about the Cy Woods UIL Academic Team at   [email protected]

Competitive Event Categories

Computer Science Science One-Act Play
Math   Social Studies Ready Writing
Number Sense Current Issues and Events Literary Criticism
Computer Applications Accounting Spelling and Vocabulary
Calculator Applications Speech and Debate  

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