Needville HS UIL Invitational

2024 — Needville, TX/US

Needville High School invites you to our 20th Annual UIL Invitational Academic Meet which will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024. We will be offering all academic events except CX Debate. We will be following all UIL rules and will be using the UIL Set B materials.

REGISTRATION: Registration will open on Monday, January 1. Registration will close at 5 pm on Monday, February 12. If you have any questions, please contact Delta McFarland at or Adam Kohleffel for speaking events at

ENTRY FEES: All nonspeaking events will be $10 per entry. Entry fee for the Computer Science Programming is $10.00 per team. All speaking events will be $12 per entry except for LD Debate and Group Improv which will be $20. Payment may be made at the door on February 17 or mailed to my attention. Please make the check payable to NISD Activity Fund. The mailing address is:
Needville High School
Attn: Delta McFarland
PO Box 412
Needville, TX 77461.

ENTRIES: Entries will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until we reach space limits for nonspeaking events with unlimited entries per event. The only exception is for Computer Science Programming with only 3 teams per school. For speaking events, all events will be limited to 4 entries per school except for Group Improv with 2 teams per school. Please do NOT cross-enter competitors in both Extemp and Prose/Poetry.

DROPS: Schools that are registered by February 12 can make changes until 5 pm on Wednesday, February 14. Drops after February 14 will result in the loss of the entry fees. In LD Debate, there will be a drop fee of $40 after February 14. LD Debate drops on February 17 will be subject to a chaos fee of $50 per entry. No individual speech entries will be charged extra drop fees. Please email Adam Kohleffel as soon as you know there will be a drop.

AWARDS: Schools will be divided up into small (1A-4A) and large (5A-6A) schools for nonspeaking events. There will be no divisions for speech events. Medals will be awarded to the top six in each event for each division. Plaques will also be given to the first place team in each team event. For all events, winners will be announced and medals will be awarded immediately after results have been verified. Sweepstakes trophies will be given to the first place schools in both divisions and to the top speech team.

GRADING: All coaches are encouraged to help with the grading. Schools that compete in Computer Applications, Ready Writing, and Journalism must provide a grader. Please add your required grader/judge under the Judges tab when registering your students. Schools not bringing a grader for Ready Writing and Journalism will be charged a fee of $50 for each.

JUDGES: Coaches bringing competitors in speaking events will be expected to bring at least one judge per 10 entries. Uncovered judges will be charged a $50 judge fee. Please add your required judge under the Judges tab when registering your students. If the coach’s name is the only name entered, we will try to keep your judge requirements as minimal as possible in the speaking events. When you check in on February 17, please let registration know who you have to judge. If you do not add a judge by Wednesday, February 14, you will be charged the $50 judging fee.

FOOD: A snack bar will be available all day for students to purchase items. There will also be a hospitality room for coaches, judges, and bus drivers.

DIRECTIONS: Needville High School is located off of Highway 36 approximately 12 miles south of Rosenberg. Our physical address is 16400 Fritzella, Needville, TX 77461.

Thank you,
Delta McFarland
UIL Academic Coordinator
979.793.4158 ext 1381