2023 -2024

UIL Academics Competition

Dec. 11th @ WALL

2022-2023 Results

51 teams from JNMS competed in the UIL contest in San Angelo. About 136 students spent the last couple months and a lot of extra time practicing and studying for their event.

Jim Ned - 2nd Place Overall



2021-22 Results 

The students competed December 13th in Merkel. They did an amazing job. We had students place in every event in which we competed, bringing home the overall champion school of the meet.

Jim Ned - 1st Place for Individual Points

Jim Ned - 1st Place for Team Points

Participation in UIL Academic Events

*Students MUST BE PASSING to be on a team.

* Students may be on a maximum of 3 UIL teams.

Try-out sheets will be outside of teachers’ doors.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 4th.

Teams will be chosen by November 10th.

Practices will be before school (tutorials) or during enrichment. All
speaking events will practice before school.

For each team, students make and compete, they will receive an exemption for a final. With this, the student will choose which final to exempt or skip. This must be teacher approved.

*UIL Meet is December 13th in Merkel.


(1) Student’s Eligibility. An individual may participate in UIL competition or contests as a representative of the participant school he/she attends if that student has been in attendance and has passed the number of courses required by state law and by rules of the State Board of Education, and is passing the number of courses required by state law and by rules of the State Board of Education.

(2) Junior high students are not prohibited from competing at a grade level higher than the one in which they are enrolled.


A+ Academic Events

Art - Grades 4-8; List-1st of two-year cycle starts 21-22

Calculator Applications -Grades  6-8  

Chess Puzzle - Grades 6-8 

Dictionary Skills - Grade 6-8

Editorial Writing - Grades 6-8

Impromptu Speaking - Grades 6-8     

Listening Grades 6-8

Maps, Graphs & Charts - Grades 6-8 

Mathematics - Grades  6-8

Modern Oratory - Grades 6-8; Topics are new each year

Music Memory - Grades 6-8; List is new each year

Number Sense - Grades 6-8

Oral Reading Grades  6-8

Ready Writing - Grades 6-8

Science - Grades 7-8 (NEW FOR 2021-22)

Social Studies - Grades 6-8; Outlines are new each year

Spelling - Grades 6-8; Spelling lists are new each year


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