Freshman, Malak Abdelkhaleq and junior, Tyler McCarty have qualified for the UIL Academic Regional meet in Lubbock, April 22th and 23rd. Malak will represent Venus in Spelling and Vocabulary and Tyler in both Number Sense and Science. Also placing at the district meet this year were David Ames in Science and Angel Johnson in Editorial Writing. In preparation for this year’s UIL Academic competition, the squad attended three area tournaments, bringing home several ribbons and medals and worked on their own and with other team members. Special thanks to Sanders Estes Correctional Center for their tournament support, to the coaches who attended tournaments with the team, and to the parents of the Academic squad for their wonderful support.