McAllen Memorial High will be sending two students to the state University Interscholastic League competition April 21 in Austin. Kristina Valdez (left) placed first in Feature Writing and sixth in Editorial Writing at the UIL Regional meet in early April. Avery Stites (right) placed sixth in Headline Writing. Valdez will compete and Stites will be an alternate. The two of them also earned second place in Journalism Team for UIL Region IV. David Li (not pictured) placed sixth in Spelling and Vocabulary and is an alternate. This will be Valdez’ second trip to the UIL State Meet. Last year she competed in News Writing.