Canutillo High School Math Team Win State Championship

El Paso News

Canutillo High School recently became UIL State Champions in the Math. The task was a goal that was very difficult to achieve, but it was worth it in the end, students said.

“The State meet was on May 5th. The first thing is that you have to advance out of Districts, so you have to be the top placed team,” Rudy Medina, the Canutillo High School Mathlete’s coach said. 

After the district competition, students advanced to regionals where only the top five schools were later selected to go to the UIL State competition.  

“The top school from Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, and a Wild Card. That’s it. So we’re talking about the top five schools out of hundreds of schools in the state of Texas,” Medina explained. 

The team has been working on this goal for years and it was very indescribable experience for them.

Senior Mathlete Gabriel Carrillo explained how his final competition was a liberating experience. “It being my Senior year, and us finally doing it, it’s just a really good feeling. It’s really great to be able to experience this, and just make history,” he said. 

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