Frenship ISD Hosts Local UIL Competition

Over 2,150 elementary and middle school students gathered across three campuses for Monday’s competition.

Frenship ISD students lined the hallways while waiting to compete in a wide variety of academic competitions including number sense, dictionary skills, music memory, spelling, impromptu speaking and more.

Frenship Middle School art teacher and UIL coach Tom Messerschmidt was proud of the hard work his students had invested in preparing for the competition.

“We gave them the students materials and guides and the opportunity to practice at school, but a lot of these students studied extra on their own,” said Messerschmidt.

Students were excited to show off the skills they had been working on for months.

“I practiced at school but I also practiced a lot with my mom,” explained Legacy Elementary 2nd grader Jaibree Hudson.

“My favorite part is when the judges say ‘great job’ and ‘you did wonderful’ at the end!” exclaimed Hudson.

Dozens of teachers, administrators, staff, and volunteers came together to make the event a success.