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UIL Academics


State UIL Team in Austin

Westen Isenhower, Bree Tennison, Brady Deel, Ashlyn Crawford, Jadyn Smedley


Bree Tennison

State Champion - UIL Poetry


Ashlyn Crawford

State Champion - UIL Copy Editing


Literary Criticism Team - State Runner Up

Bree Tennison, Brady Deel, Jadyn Smedley, Westen Isenhower


Journalism Team

Ashlyn Crawford - State Champion in Copy Editing Westen Isenhower - 6th Place in News Writing Coaches: Cathy Dyer and Allison Taylor


Brady Deel

UIL Literary Criticism - 4th Place at State


Westen Isenhower

Newswriting - 6th Place at the State Meet


Literary Criticism Team at TTU Meet


Regional UIL Qualifiers

UIL Competition Results

Academic UIL Teams

High School

The 2023-24 BHS Academic team competed at District on April 4th. 17 students competed and 15 of those students advanced to Regionals. From the Regional Meet in San Angelo on April 26-27, five students advanced to the State Competition. 

Any student in grades 9-12 is invited to be a part of our academics team each year. We travel to several practice meets and compete in some virtual competitions. In 2023, Baird was the District 13A Champion overall, and in 2024, we were the District 13A Runner-Up.

Elementary & Junior High

The Elementary and JH Academic team competes at the District level only.  In 2023-24, 26 elementary and 27 junior high students participated, and both teams placed third in the district.

Any student in 2nd through 8th grade is invited to be a part of our academics team each year.