After earning high marks in journalism at the University Interscholastic League regional academic competition in La Vernia on April 23, Kylee Reid, a junior from Uvalde High School, qualified for the state competition in three events.
During the regional meet, Reid scored a total of 32 points and ranked second in ready writing, third in editorial writing, and third in news writing.
The top three qualify for the national competition. To earn the advancement, Reid beat students from other area schools, including Needleville, Calhoun, Zapata, Bandera, and Wimberley.
Overall, the UHS academic team ranked 12th out of 60 teams and earned sixth place in journalism and fifth in accounting.
The contest was held Friday at the University of Texas at Austin. The results of the event will be published in a future edition of Leader-News.