Coronado HS well represented in UIL Congress State Meet
Senior Max Kinser represented Coronado High School in Austin on January 4 in the UIL Congress State Meet earning 15th in the state for 5A schools.
The UIL Congress is an individual contest in a large group setting. It models the legislative process of democracy, specifically, of the United States Congress. Within this mock legislative assembly competition, contestants draft legislation submitted to the tournament. Prior to the contest to prepare their speeches, contestants research the docket of bills and resolutions dealing with real-world social and political policies. At the tournament, students caucus in committees, deliver formal discourse on the merits and disadvantages of each piece of legislation and vote to pass or defeat the measures they have examined. Parliamentary procedure forms the structure for the discourse, and students extemporaneously respond to others’ arguments over the course of a session.